Welcome to Montvale Animal Hospital!
Montvale Animal Hospital provides quality veterinary care for dogs and cats in Montvale, New Jersey and the surrounding communities. We are a modern and inviting hospital boasting superb veterinarians, and numerous caring support staff dedicated to our patients, clients, and community.
We are a full-service animal hospital emphasizing preventive care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and care for sick and injured animals. Our veterinarians tailor their recommendations to each pet’s age, breed, lifestyle and medical history.
Montvale Animal Hospital will help your pet enjoy a long and healthy life with you and your family.
We serve communities in the Montvale, New Jersey area, including: Woodcliff Lake, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Park Ridge, Hillsdale, and River Vale, as well as communities in Rockland County, NY. Please call (201) 391-4342 today to make an appointment for your pet dog or cat!
We offer later evening appointments. Please call for details.
About Us:Who We Are
Montvale Animal Hospital was established in 1977 and has undergone changes and improvements throughout the years in keeping with the many ongoing advancements in veterinary medicine. We focus on providing the highest quality medical and surgical services for your companion animals.
The veterinarians and staff at Montvale Animal Hospital are committed to providing quality veterinary care throughout the life of your dog or cat. We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care.
We serve communities in the Montvale, New Jersey area, including: Woodcliff Lake, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River, Park Ridge, Hillsdale, and River Vale, as well as communities in Rockland County, New York. Please call (201) 391-4342 today to make an appointment for your pet dog or cat!
|Monday:||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday:||8:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Wednesday:||8:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Thursday:||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Friday:||8:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|Saturday:||8:30 am - 2:00 pm|
About Us:Meet the Team
About Us:Career Opportunities:
At Montvale Animal Hospital, we are known for serving our patients and clients with compassion, empathy and integrity. We are always looking for dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who are eager to help us continue providing the best care and service to our patients and clients.
If you believe your values match those of our practice and you would like to be part of an outstanding team, we would like to hear from you. For inquiries regarding employment at Montvale Animal Hospital, please contact:
About Us:Where to Find Us
We are located on Chestnut Ridge Road between Grand Ave. & Summit Ave., diagonally across from CVS.
Our Services:Preventive Care for Dogs
Prolong Your Dog's Life
Montvale Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your dog live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association. We then customize our recommendations based on your dog’s hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Preventive care for dogs typically includes:
- Twice yearly Physical Examinations. At this time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. Recommendations regarding behavior and nutrition may be discussed, as well as reviewing any known medical conditions. Any questions or concerns will be addressed.
- Vaccines based on your dog’s lifestyle and/or breed. Core Vaccines include Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Our veterinarians may also recommend additional vaccines such as Lyme, Leptospirosis, and Canine Influenza.
- Diagnostic Testing to confirm the absence of heartworms or tick borne diseases. General health profiling may be performed at the recommendation of your veterinarian.
- Parasite Control Products to control parasites such as heartworms, intestinal parasites (such as round worms), fleas and ticks. Controlling these parasites helps protect your dog and your family members from easily transmitted parasites.
- Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping that will benefit your dog's overall health and wellbeing and advise you on any questions you might have regarding your dog's health.
Our Services:Preventive Care for Cats
Prolong Your Cat's Life
Montvale Animal Hospital provides a full range of preventive care services to help your cat live a longer, happier life and to increase the odds of detecting problems early, before they become severe and costly.
Our veterinarians make their annual preventive care recommendations based on the guidelines established by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and take into consideration your cat's hereditary factors, age, medical history and lifestyle.
Preventive care for cats typically includes:
- Twice yearly Physical Examinations. At this time our veterinarians will take a complete medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. Recommendations regarding behavior and nutrition may be discussed, as well as reviewing any known medical conditions. Any questions or concerns will be addressed.
- Vaccination recommendations include core vaccines which protect against Rabies, Feline Distemper, and Respiratory Diseases. Our veterinarians may also include the Feline Leukemia vaccine for your cat.
- Parasite Control Products to prevent and repel heartworms, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Some parasites can be transmitted to humans, so controlling these parasites protects your cat and also your family.
- Diagnostic Testing to check for Feline Leukemia and/or Feline AIDS (FeLV/FIV), heartworms or other internal parasites and early stages of diseases which cannot be detected during a physical exam.
- Your veterinarian will also discuss other services, such as dental care or microchipping, that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your cat.
Our Services:Puppy and Kitten Care
Give Your Puppy or Kitten the Right Start in Life
At Montvale Animal Hospital, each pet's first year of care is customized based on its specific needs. Just like human children, puppies and kittens require additional physical exams and vaccine boosters to ensure that they get the very best start in life.
Below are our recommendations for your puppy's or kitten's first year.
- Physical Exams: Your puppy's or kitten's lifetime of wellness starts with its first comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens should have 3-4 exams between the ages of 8-16 weeks. These visits are important because they give our veterinarians an opportunity to assess your pet's overall health and to administer vaccines.
- Vaccinations: Due to their immature immune systems puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines. Since every puppy and kitten is unique, we tailor our vaccination recommendations based on their lifestyle and/or breed and according to the suggested guidelines.
- Diagnostic Testing: We recommend that all puppies and kittens be tested for intestinal parasites. Kittens should also be tested for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDs at their first visit, if not done previously.
- Additional Recommendations: Your Veterinarian will recommend puppies and kittens be placed on a comprehensive parasite control program which will include heartworm prevention for dogs. They will also discuss and recommend other services such as spaying, neutering or micro chipping that can lead to a longer and healthier life for your dog or cat.
Our Services:Spay and Neuter Procedures
Spayed and Neutered Pets live a healthier and longer life!
At Montvale Animal Hospital, we believe in the importance of spaying/neutering puppies and kittens to provide them with a long and healthy life.
Spaying or neutering your dog or cat will reduce common problems such as:
- A pyometra, or uterine infection, is a potentially life-threatening condition which can cost thousands of dollars to treat. Occurrence is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.
- Over one half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.
- There are more puppies and kittens overpopulating shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized.
- Testicular cancer can be eliminated and prostatitis, an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate, can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
- Unwanted behavioral problems such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with early spaying/neutering.
Our Services:Sick and Injured Care:
Care for Sick and Injured Pets
At Montvale Animal Hospital, we focus on keeping your pet happy and healthy. Unfortunately, some pets occasionally experience illnesses or injuries that require a veterinarian's care and attention.
Montvale Animal Hospital offers high-quality diagnostic and medical treatments for sick and injured pets. We provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere to diagnose and treat your pet.
A successful recuperation is our goal and our experienced and caring team of veterinarians is supported by our:
If your pet is experiencing an illness including, but not limited to, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rash, loss of appetite or lower energy level, our team and facility are here to diagnose and treat your pet. We are also equipped to help your pet recover if it has sustained an injury such as a bite wound, lameness or trauma from an accident (including if your pet is hit by a car).
If your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.
Our Services:Sick and Injured Care:Digital Radiology
Montvale Animal Hospital offers full body digital x-rays to better diagnose and treat sick or injured pets.
Digital radiography provides x-ray images without the use of conventional film. This allows for the highest-quality images, while providing the lowest possible exposure of radiation to your pet.
Digital images can be computer enhanced to increase detail allowing our veterinarians to see fine detail and subtle changes.
Benefits of Digital X-ray over Traditional Film
- Images are obtained much more quickly and with greater accuracy.
- Fewer retakes are required, resulting in less radiation exposure for both the patient as well as the staff.
- Images can be easily and quickly sent to other veterinarians, including board-certified veterinary radiologists, allowing us to get results in a matter of hours rather than days.
- Records can be stored electronically and are protected from damage or loss.
- The chemical processing step required to develop traditional film x-rays is eliminated, creating a huge reduction in chemical usage and hazardous waste.
- Digital x-ray allows us to provide superior care to our patients and supports our goal of progressive, high-quality medicine.
Our Services:Sick and Injured Care:Ultrasonography
Montvale Animal Hospital offers ultrasonography, a safe and non-invasive imaging technique for diagnosing and treating sick or injured pets.
An ultrasound uses sound waves, rather than radiation, to penetrate internal organs. X-ray images use radioactive light and can only pick up dense body parts (such as bone and cartilage), but cannot show detail of tissues. Small, fine details that cannot be seen on x-rays may be easily seen on ultrasound.
Similar to sonar technology, an ultrasound transmits high-frequency sound waves into the body. Various tissues "bounce" the waves back toward the ultrasound. The ultrasound then measures the distance for each area that this happens, and uses algorithms to display the "echoes" as an image on the screen.
|This diagnostic imaging method enables virtually anything internal to be visible, allowing veterinarians to detect:|
Guided by the ultrasound images, biopsy and fluid samples can be safely and easily obtained from your pet without performing invasive and costly surgery.
If your pet is experiencing illness or injury, we are here to help. Please call us today at 201-391-4342.
Our Services:Surgical Care and Services
Montvale Animal Hospital provides surgical services for dogs and cats. We offer a clean and well-equipped facility and experienced team to provide your pet with high-quality surgical care in a stress-free and relaxing environment.
Our team of veterinarians and technicians are experienced with a range of surgeries. All of our procedures include a thorough pre-surgical physical examination by a veterinarian, surgical monitoring and lots of care and attention throughout the day.
In addition to spaying and neutering, we also offer soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
Why we are the best choice for your pet's surgical needs
Many pet owners are curious about what is involved when their pet is placed under anesthesia. At Montvale Animal Hospital, your pet's safety and comfort are our top priority so you can be sure that your pet will receive only the best and safest anesthetic and surgical care.
Our procedures include the following:
- Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work—ensures your pet is healthy enough to undergo a surgical procedure and that its internal organs can safely process the anesthesia.
- Safe and Balanced Anesthesia—our trained staff administers injectable and inhalant anesthetics individualized to every patient.
- Experienced Monitoring Support—our trained technicians use state-of-the-art anesthetic monitors to continuously monitor your pet’s pulse rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure.
- IV Catheter Placement—fluids are given during surgery to maintain blood pressure and to help your pet recover quickly from the anesthesia.
- Pain Medication—is administered prior to and after surgery to ensure your pet’s comfort.
Our Services:Pet Dental Cleanings & Procedures
Our veterinarians provide dental services including routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis) and surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions such as carnassial tooth abscesses and Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORLs).
When dental problems and oral diseases are diagnosed, sometimes a dental procedure may be necessary. Montvale Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology, such as digital dental radiography, to provide your pet with a safe and advanced dental procedure.
Pet Dental Care
Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease. Montvale Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your dog's or cat's teeth clean and healthy.
Routine Pet Dental Examinations
Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.
Good Oral Hygiene for Pets
Dental Care Tips for Dogs and Cats
- Schedule a dental oral exam for your dog or cat every year
- Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian
- Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day
- Serve dog or cat food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health
Montvale Animal Hospital also offers boarding for dogs so that you can leave your pet in total comfort at our full service kennel.
At Montvale Animal Hospital, we try to make your pet's vacation a special occasion. We know the decision to board your dog can be an anxious time for you and your special friend. Our boarding facility provides a comfortable and relaxing home away from home for your pet when you need to be away on business, vacation or an emergency.
We pay special attention to assure your pet is safe and comfortable.
|Dogs that stay three nights or more receive a free bath and nail trim prior to leaving.|
Boarders at our facility enjoy the following amenities:
- Immaculately Clean Cages and Runs
- Owner Visits and Tours of the Facility
- Outdoor Leash Walks
- A Clean & Comfy Atmosphere
- Fresh Bedding & Daily Housekeeping
- Spacious Kennels
- Individualized Care
- Convenient Hours
We also offer peace of mind:
- Attentive Staff
- Individual Playtime
- Extra Treats
- Veterinary Medical Services if needed
In addition, dogs that stay three nights or more receive a free bath and nail trim prior to leaving.
- Dogs must be current on the following vaccines – Distemper, Rabies, Bordetella (Kennel Cough), Parvovirus and Canine Influenza.
- Proof of negative fecal test within the last 6 months
- All pets must be free from internal and external parasites
For more information, download our Pet Boarding Guidelines.
Please feel free to fax your pet's vaccine history to us at 201-391-4344 prior to arrival. We look forward to your pet's vacation!
Our Services:Pet Grooming
Pet Grooming for Dogs and Cats
At Montvale Animal Hospital, we offer grooming as one of our services for your dog or cat. Dogs and cats can get dirty and their fur can get matted. We have terrific groomers who love to make your pet look, feel and smell their best. A well groomed pet is a healthier and happier pet.
Our groomers are pet care professionals who understand that each pet and breed has different grooming requirements. We will be happy to discuss the best ways to achieve a healthy and comfortable coat for your pet.
In addition to maintaining a healthy coat, your pet’s hair and nails should be trimmed on a regular basis. Trimming your pet's hair and nails is an important part of a hygiene routine that not only helps your pet stay in top shape, but also contributes to its overall good health.
Our Professional Groomers offer:
- Brush Out
- Nail Trims
- Clip, Trim & Style
- Shedless Treatment
For more information, download our Professional Pet Grooming flyer.
Please call 201-391-4342 to book your pet’s grooming today. We'll be happy to answer all your questions to ensure that your pet’s grooming experience turns out just as you imagined.
Our Services:Pharmacy and Products
Montvale Animal Hospital offers an array of both prescription and over the counter products to keep your pet happy and healthy. Our in-house pharmacy is stocked with prescription medications to provide preventive care, treat illnesses and ensure that your pet's medication is always available.
Other products available include:
Miscellaneous Pet Products
- Grooming Supplies
- Kong Toys
- Lupine Collars & Leashes
- Odor Eliminator Candles & Sprays
Veterinary & Prescription Diets
- Hill's Prescription Diets
- Purina Veterinary Diets
- Royal Canin Diets
Our Services:Emergency Care
We see emergencies during our normal hospital hours. Please call us at 201-391-4342 for immediate assistance. If your pet requires overnight nursing care or a level of specialty we cannot provide here, we will co-ordinate your pet's referral to the appropriate critical care or specialty hospital.
We refer after-hours emergencies to:
Veterinary Emergency Group
123 East Route 59, Nanuet, NY 10954
(Available for calls-only with any questions on weekdays between 8am-6pm, and walk-in emergencies at night from 6pm-8am. VEG is open for walk-ins all weekend, from Friday night at 6pm-Monday morning at 8am.)
Oradell Animal Hospital
580 Winters Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
Animal Emergency & Referral Associates
1237 Bloomfield Ave, Fairfield, NJ 07004
Contact Us:Appointment Request
Contact Us:Refill Request
Annual veterinary care is crucial to keeping your pet happy and healthy. Click the icons below to learn more about what your veterinarian can do for your pet.
Exams check overall health and detect problems before they become severe or costly.
Vaccines protect against common and fatal diseases based on your pet's age and lifestyle.
|Nutrition ensures your pet gets the balanced diet it needs and maintains a healthy weight.||Spaying and neutering protects pets from serious health and behavioral problems.|
Care Guides for Pet Owners
Your pet's health also depends on you. Click on the icons below to learn more about what pet owners can do at home to keep their pets living a long, healthy life.
Pet Wellness:Pet Exams
Bringing your pets to the veterinarian for a physical exam every year is the smartest and easiest way to keep them healthy. Exams allow your veterinarian to detect any problems before they become severe or costly.
Your Veterinarian Will Check...
- muscular and skeletal health by feeling for healthy muscle mass and joint pain.
- neurologic system – it could indicate birth defects in younger pets, and cognitive issues in older pets.
- appropriate weight and lifestyle for your pet's age.
- lymph nodes – swollen nodes can indicate a wound, virus, infection or some other illness.
- vital signs (temperature, pulse and respiration) – an abnormal reading could indicate illness.
- skin and coat condition for growths, infection wounds and overall skin health.
Bring Your Pet to the Veterinarian Every Year for a Clean Bill of Health and Peace of MindYour pet can't tell us what's wrong. But routine physical exams can help your veterinarian detect any problems or diseases you might not have otherwise picked up on, including heart murmurs, tumors, enlarged organs, cataracts, ear infections, ear mites, dental and gum disease, skin issues and allergies.
Vaccines protect against common diseases that your pets may become exposed to.
Did You Know?
Vaccines have about a 95% success rate for preventing infections and fatal diseases.
Pet Wellness:Dental & Oral Care
Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Without proper preventive or home care, plaque and tartar can build up, which may cause oral infections, bad breath, infected gum tissues (gingivitis) or even bone loss (periodontitis).
Did You Know?
It's not normal for your pet to have bad breath – it can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.
Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays. Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.
Pet Wellness:Lab Tests
Yearly lab tests are safe and non-invasive ways to diagnose and prevent sickness or injuries in pets that a physical exam cannot detect.
Pet Wellness:Parasite Prevention
Prevention is the best approach in protecting your pet against deadly heartworms, intestinal parasites, and flea and tick infestations. Your veterinarian will help you find the product that is right for your pet based on his or her needs.
Just like humans, an animal's diet directly affects its overall health and well-being. Allowing a pet to overeat, or to consume the wrong foods, may lead to a wide variety of ailments including obesity, diabetes and arthritis.
Did You Know?
Over 50% of dogs and cats in the United States are obese or overweight.
Although we think of our pets as family members, they shouldn’t be allowed to eat like us. Maintaining a proper diet will help keep your pet at a healthy weight. Be sure not to overfeed, and that you are providing a diet tailored to your pet's breed, age, weight and medical history.
Common Foods To Avoid
Think twice about feeding your pet table scraps. Common foods such as chocolate, grapes, raisins, onions and garlic could be dangerous to an animal. Some non-food items like lily plants and antifreeze are also toxic to pets. Check with your veterinarian if your pet has ingested anything questionable.
Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults. Ask your veterinarian which food is right for this stage of life. Cats switch to an adult diet right after being spayed or neutered, no matter what the age, to decrease the likelihood of obesity and related conditions.
Selecting an adult dog or cat food that will keep your pet healthy and energetic starts with knowing your pet's lifestyle. Does your dog weigh just the right amount and go for long walks daily? Or is it a lap dog that loves nothing more than to snooze the day away? Talk to your veterinarian about these issues to help guide you in choosing the best food for your pet.
Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Many older pets can continue eating the food they always have – just a little less to compensate for not being as active. Check with your veterinarian which food and amount is best for your pet.
Pet Wellness:Spaying & Neutering
Spaying or neutering can protect your pet from serious health and behavioral problems later in life. It also helps control the stray animal population.
Spaying or Neutering Reduces the Risk of...
Known as a pyometra, this is a potentially life-threatening condition which can be very expensive to treat. It is 100% preventable if your pet is spayed.
Mammary Tumors (Breast Cancer)
Over one-half of all mammary tumors are malignant and can spread to other areas of the body. Early spaying, prior to your pet beginning its heat cycles, significantly reduces the incidence of tumor formation.
This cancer, as well as prostatitis (an infection causing malignant or benign swelling of the prostate), can be greatly reduced with early neutering.
Unwanted behaviors such as dominance aggression, marking territory and wandering can be avoided with spaying or neutering.
There are more puppies and kittens in shelters than there are people willing to provide them with love and care. Sadly, many are euthanized. Spaying or neutering can help reduce the number of animals in need of homes.
Pet Wellness:Home Care
Make your pet's well-being a priority. See your veterinarian regularly and follow these tips to keep your pet happy and healthy.
Your veterinarian will give you a recommendation for a high quality and nutritious diet for your pet, and advise you on how much and how often to feed him or her. Diets may vary by species, breed and age.
Microchipping is a safe and permanent identification option to ensure your pet's return should he or she get lost. Ask us about the process and get your pet protected.
Always keep your dog on a leash in public, and your cat indoors to protect them from common hazards such as cars and other animals.
Frequent brushing keeps your pet's coat clean and reduces the occurrence of shedding, matting and hairballs. Depending on the breed, your pet may also need professional groomings.
Dental and Oral Health
Brush your pet's teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about professional cleanings as well as dental treats and products available to help prevent bad breath, gingivitis, periodontitis and underlying disease. Although your pet's teeth may look healthy, significant disease could be hidden below the gum line.
Be sure to spend at least 15 minutes a day playing with your cat to keep him or her active and at a healthy weight. All dogs need routine exercise to stay fit, but the requirements vary by breed and age. Ask us what's best for your dog. Doggy daycares and boarding facilities are other ways to help to burn off some energy and socialize your pets.
Enroll your dog in training classes to improve his or her behavior with pets and people. Cats need minimal training. Be sure to provide them with a litter box beginning at four weeks of age.
Entertain your pet's natural instincts by using toys that encourage them to jump and run. Cats especially need to fulfill their instinct to hunt – provide interactive toys that mimic prey like a laser pointer or feathers on a wand. You can also hide treats in your pet's toys or around the house to decrease boredom while you're away.
Pet Wellness:Care for All Ages
Every animal is unique, and the start of each stage of life calls for different home and veterinary care. Check with your veterinarian to establish a proactive wellness plan to keep your pet happy and healthy throughout its life.
Puppies and kittens must receive a series of properly staged vaccines and physical exams. During these exams, your veterinarian may also recommend parasite preventatives or lab tests.
Adult pets will need to continue visiting the veterinarian annually for physical exams, recommended vaccines and routine testing.
Senior pets can develop similar problems seen in older people, including heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes and arthritis. Your veterinarian may recommend biannual visits to ensure your pet's quality of life.
Females spayed before their first heat cycle will be less likely to get uterine infections, ovarian cancer and breast cancer. Males neutered at any age will be less likely to get prostate disease. Spaying or neutering also helps prevent behavioral problems like marking and escaping. Talk to your veterinarian about spaying or neutering your pet.
Pets require different types of food to support each life stage. Growing puppies and kittens need more nutrient-dense food than adults while adult dogs and cats need food that will keep them healthy and energetic. Your senior dog or cat may need fewer calories, less fat, and more fiber as he or she ages. Talk to your veterinarian to determine what's appropriate for your pet.
Adult dogs should stay active with daily walks and one-on-one training. Keep your adult cats fit by using toys that encourage them to run and jump, and be sure to give them at least 15 minutes of playtime a day.
Weight management of your senior dog or cat is extremely important to ensure they are at an ideal body weight and able to move around comfortably.
Behavioral issues are a major cause of pet abandonment. Begin training your puppy or kitten right away to prevent bad habits and establish good ones.
Start house training your puppy as soon as you get home. Keep your puppy supplied with plenty of chew toys so he or she gets used to gnawing on those and not your belongings.
All cats need a litter box, which should be in a quiet, accessible room. Place your kitten in the box after a meal or whenever it appears he or she needs to go. Be sure to scoop out solids daily and empty it out completely once a week. The number of boxes in your household should be the total of number of cats plus one.
Pet Wellness:Ages & Stages
Animals age at a faster rate than humans do, and your pet's health needs will evolve over time. Use this chart to figure out your pet's age in human years, and check with your veterinarian to establish a wellness plan specific to your young, adult or senior pet.
Pet Wellness:More Resources & Links
The veterinary resources featured on this page provide useful information to pet owners on a variety of topics related to veterinary medicine and pet health care.
Animal Breed Associations
- American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
- Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
- Hi-Tor Animal Shelter in Rockland County, NY, (845) 354-7900
- The Humane Society of the United States
- North Shore Animal League America
- Ramapo Bergen Animal Shelter in Oakland, NJ, 201-337-5180
Pet Grief Support
- Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine, 607-253-3932 (Pet Loss Support Hotline)
- Tufts University Pet Loss Support Hotline
Jorge Pang, DVM
Dr. Pang graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelors in Animal Science in 2011. He then attended Ross University, performed his clinical year at Louisiana State University and graduated with Honors in January 2015 with a doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He worked for Banfield Pet Hospital before joining Montvale Animal Hospital in January 2017.
His professional interest is to provide high quality medicine to all of his patients. He is specifically passionate about heartworm prevention as his dog was diagnosed with Heartworm Disease at the time of adoption. Knowing first-hand how tough it was to get through that, Dr. Pang feels dedication, compassion and communication with clients are a cornerstone of veterinary medicine and his medical interests are in the field of cardiology and surgery.
Dr. Pang currently lives in Rahway, NJ with his two paralyzed French Bulldogs and his girlfriend. Outside of work, Dr. Pang loves to spend time with his dogs. They are like his children! Along with caring for his special needs pets, his other hobbies include hockey, football, scuba diving, and exploring the culinary world.
Sasha Romoleroux, DVM
Dr. Sasha Romoleroux grew up in local Hudson County, New Jersey. She earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Caldwell University. Throughout undergraduate schooling, she worked as a Veterinary Technician for four years; it was during this time that she found her love for veterinary medicine.
After a year of traveling, she attended Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, earning a DVM degree in 2016. She worked at the Banfield Pet Hospital before joining the team at the Montvale Animal Hospital. It is the importance of establishing strong relationships with clients and their pets along with building trust that provides the passion to providing quality medicine to all of her patients.
Chad Andrews, DVM, DACVS-SA
Dr. Chad Andrews is our veterinary surgeon who performs some of the most advanced surgeries, completed right in our animal hospital’s operating room. His surgical team services the Tri-state area, bringing specialty and emergency surgical solutions to general practices in the New York, Connecticut and New Jersey regions.
Dr. Andrews received his DVM from The Ohio State University. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia, a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX, and his residency at The University of Tennessee. He stayed on as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where he led the Total Hip Replacement Program and mentored residents in the art of arthroscopy, as well as a multitude of other procedures. He was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in March 2012. He has been involved with various surgical teaching labs that provide continuing education credits to surgeons and general practitioners.
Address / Hours
115 Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
P: (201) 391-4342
F: (201) 391-4344
Montvale Animal Hospital Got a Facelift
We've recently updated our hospital to better serve you and your pets!
Features include an all new-and-improved treatment area, upgraded surgery room and x-ray room, a refreshed grooming area, and a newly painted exterior. We've also renovated our kennels so that your pets can recover from surgeries more comfortably than ever.
Montvale Animal Hospital has been serving the community for 40 years. We're thrilled about these changes and how they will enhance the already top-notch quality care pets receive here.
Feel free to call us at (201) 391-4342 if you have questions at any time!
Canine Influenza - What Pet Owners Need to Know
Canine influenza is a highly contagious respiratory virus that can cause severe disease and even death in extreme cases. There has been a spike in the number of dogs in the area that have been exposed to the virus in recent weeks.
- Consistent coughing
- Nasal discharge
- High fever
- Lack of appetite
- Pneumonia (in more severe cases)
If your dog is exhibiting any of these symptoms, call us at (201) 391-4342 or your veterinarian immediately.
Please do not participate in activities or bring your dog to facilities where other pets can be exposed to the virus (doggie daycares, dog parks, kennels, groomers, etc.) The virus can also infect cats.
We offer the canine influenza vaccine at Montvale Animal Hospital. Please call us to schedule your pet's vaccination today.
Please note that all dogs boarding with us must have the canine influenza vaccine. For dogs who have never gotten it before, this process includes the first shot, a booster two weeks later, and then another two week period before they can board.
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