Frequently Asked Questions

Ambassador Veterinary Hospital strives to keep you informed about what is best for your pet. We are here to provide comprehensive and compassionate care to animals and aim to provide you with the answers to some frequently asked questions by our clients.

 

If your question is not answered below, please call us at 201 - 863 - 4072 or e-mail UnionCityAVH@gmail.com.

  • 1. Is it safe to bring my pet into your hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Yes, absolutely! We have implemented safety rules and guidelines we have implemented for our clients and staff here at Ambassador Veterinary Hospital. Read more about them here.

  • 2. What are the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 guidelines for Veterinary Hospitals?

    You can find the New Jersey State of Commerce's official COVID-19 guidelines for Veterinary practices here.

  • 3. How can I maintain social distancing during COVID-19 to stay safe when bringing my pet to the hospital?

    In accord with the re-opening guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jersey Department of Health, we will be restricting the amount of pets and healthy pet owners that we examine at any given moment using scheduled appointments. More information on our safety measures can be seen here.

  • 4. Can dogs or cats get CoronaVirus / COVID-19?

     

    Dogs or cats do not appear to be easily infected with SARS-CoV-2. Fewer than 20 pets have tested positive globally. However, none of those reports suggest that pets are a source of infection for people.

     

    Evidence to date indicates that these infections are typically a result of close contact with people that test positive for COVID-19. There is little to no scientific evidence that domestic animals are easily infected with SARS-CoV-2 under natural conditions and no evidence to date that they transmit to people.

     

    The primary mode of transmission is human to human contact.

     

    More information can be found through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website:

     

    https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/sars-cov-2-animals-including-pets

  • 5. Can Ambassador Veterinary Hospital test to see if my pet is positive for COVID-19?

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) maintains that despite millions of cases of COVID-19 in people worldwide, there are very few reports of pets becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2. Even fewer pets have become ill. In some rare situations, people may be able to spread SARS-CoV-2 to animals; however, there’s no evidence that pets play a significant role in the spread of COVID-19.

     

    We do offer swab based testing for dogs and cats However, this is only necessary if our veterinarians deem it necessary to test after a full physical exam. Swabs would be sent to an off-site veterinary testing lab. If results do come back positive, it is important to know that currently, there is no cure for coronavirus. Supportive treatment would be offered as would be the case against any viral infection.

     

    More information can be read here: https://ebusiness.avma.org/files/coronavirus/COVID-19-Testing-Animals-Handout.pdf

  • 6. Do I need an appointment to bring in my pet during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Yes. To maintain social distancing and for the safety of all clients and veterinary staff, all pet owners must call us to make an appointment. You may call us at 201-863-4072 to schedule your appointment.

  • 7. I am a client. What do I do if I have an emergency?

    During business hours, please call us at 201-863-4072. Otherwise, call or go to Oradell Animal Hospital, a 24-hour specialty hospital at 201-262-0010.

  • 8. How often do I need to bring my pet in?

    We recommend yearly visits, unless otherwise stated by Dr. Manoharan. Pets over the age of 5 should be seen every 6 months to screen for any diseases affecting older pets.

  • 9. How often does my pet need to be on flea and tick preventative? Heartworm preventative?

    Your pet should be on flea, tick, and heartworm preventative all year. Although certain parasites are SEEN during certain times of the year, the reality is they can SURVIVE (hibernate) in the environment at any time of the year. A sudden peak in temperature, even during the winter, can cause flea and tick activity to resume. Mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease to your pets. The same is true for yearly heartworm preventative.

     

  • 10. Why should I spay or neuter my pet?

    Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters annually because there are not enough people do adopt. Spay and neutering ensures that your pet is not adding to this number. More importantly, the procedure offers lifelong medical and behavioral benefits. Behaviorally, spayed females will no longer go into heat cycles, ceasing bloody discharge, inappropriate elimination or yowling behavior. Neutered animals are calmer and less aggressive. The earlier female pets are spayed (higher benefits before first heat cycle), the lower the risk of developing mammary (breast) cancer or pyometra (infection of the uterus). For male pets, the risk of prostate cancer, perianal tumors, and testicular tumors are reduced. Roaming pets in search of pets are more likely to be injured in fights or hit by cars. Call us to make an appointment to get your pet spay/neutered today!

     

  • 11. When can my pet be spayed/neutered?

    Dogs and cats are generally spayed or neutered at 6 months of age.

  • 12. My pet dislikes other animals/people. Can I still bring him/her?

    Yes. Our practice can make special arrangements. Please inform us ahead of time and we will make sure your pet is seen early in the day or late in the day away from other clients. All dogs and cats MUST be leashed or crated at all times. For the safety of all hospital patients, please keep retractable leashes locked at all times.

  • 13. Does your practice accept new clients?

    Of course! We are more than happy to have you! Please call us and let us know you are a new client and bring your previous pet records with you so that we may update our electronic medical record (EMR). A fresh fecal sample is also encouraged at your first visit.

     

  • 14. Is payment expected at the time or service?

    Yes, all services must be paid in full at the time they are received. No exceptions.

  • 15. What payment options are accepted?

    Debit, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Sorry, no cash (due to COVID-19 safety) or checks.

  • 16. Is there a payment plan?

    No, our practice does not offer payment plan options.

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HOURS

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

Sunday:

Closed

10am - 1pm  |  4pm - 7pm

10am - 1pm  |  4pm - 7pm

10am - 1pm  |  4pm - 7pm

10am - 1pm  |  4pm - 7pm

10am - 2pm

10am - 2pm

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Monday:

Closed

 

Tuesday - Friday

10 am - 1 pm

 4 pm - 7 pm

 

Saturday - Sunday

10 am - 2 pm

Ambassador Veterinary Hospital veterinary clinic in Union City NJ
Ambassador Veterinary Hospital veterinary clinic in Union City New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Is it safe to bring my pet into your hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Yes, absolutely! We have implemented safety rules and guidelines we have implemented for our clients and staff here at Ambassador Veterinary Hospital. Read more about them here.

  • 2. What are the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 guidelines for Veterinary Hospitals?

    You can find the New Jersey State of Commerce's official COVID-19 guidelines for Veterinary practices here.

  • 3. How can I maintain social distancing during COVID-19 to stay safe when bringing my pet to the hospital?

    In accord with the re-opening guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jersey Department of Health, we will be restricting the amount of pets and healthy pet owners that we examine at any given moment using scheduled appointments. More information on our safety measures can be seen here.

  • 4. Can dogs or cats get CoronaVirus / COVID-19?

    Dogs or cats do not appear to be easily infected with SARS-CoV-2. Fewer than 20 pets have tested positive globally. However, none of those reports suggest that pets are a source of infection for people.

     

    Evidence to date indicates that these infections are typically a result of close contact with people that test positive for COVID-19. There is little to no scientific evidence that domestic animals are easily infected with SARS-CoV-2 under natural conditions and no evidence to date that they transmit to people.

     

    The primary mode of transmission is human to human contact.

     

    More information can be found through the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) website:

     

    https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19/sars-cov-2-animals-including-pets

  • 5. Can Ambassador Veterinary Hospital test to see if my pet is positive for COVID-19?

    The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) maintains that despite millions of cases of COVID-19 in people worldwide, there are very few reports of pets becoming infected with SARS-CoV-2. Even fewer pets have become ill. In some rare situations, people may be able to spread SARS-CoV-2 to animals; however, there’s no evidence that pets play a significant role in the spread of COVID-19.

     

    We do offer swab based testing for dogs and cats However, this is only necessary if our veterinarians deem it necessary to test after a full physical exam. Swabs would be sent to an off-site veterinary testing lab. If results do come back positive, it is important to know that currently, there is no cure for coronavirus. Supportive treatment would be offered as would be the case against any viral infection.

     

    More information can be read here: https://ebusiness.avma.org/files/coronavirus/COVID-19-Testing-Animals-Handout.pdf

  • 6. Do I need an appointment to bring in my pet during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    Yes. To maintain social distancing and for the safety of all clients and veterinary staff, all pet owners must call us to make an appointment. You may call us at 201-863-4072 to schedule your appointment.

  • 7. I am a client. What do I do if I have an emergency?

    During business hours, please call us at 201-863-4072. Otherwise, call or go to Oradell Animal Hospital, a 24-hour specialty hospital at 201-262-0010.

  • 8. How often do I need to bring my pet in?

    We recommend yearly visits, unless otherwise stated by Dr. Manoharan. Pets over the age of 5 should be seen every 6 months to screen for any diseases affecting older pets.

  • 9. How often does my pet need to be on flea and tick preventative? Heartworm preventative?

    Your pet should be on flea, tick, and heartworm preventative all year. Although certain parasites are SEEN during certain times of the year, the reality is they can SURVIVE (hibernate) in the environment at any time of the year. A sudden peak in temperature, even during the winter, can cause flea and tick activity to resume. Mosquitoes transmit heartworm disease to your pets. The same is true for yearly heartworm preventative.

     

  • 10. Why should I spay or neuter my pet?

    Approximately 3.7 million animals are euthanized at shelters annually because there are not enough people do adopt. Spay and neutering ensures that your pet is not adding to this number. More importantly, the procedure offers lifelong medical and behavioral benefits. Behaviorally, spayed females will no longer go into heat cycles, ceasing bloody discharge, inappropriate elimination or yowling behavior. Neutered animals are calmer and less aggressive. The earlier female pets are spayed (higher benefits before first heat cycle), the lower the risk of developing mammary (breast) cancer or pyometra (infection of the uterus). For male pets, the risk of prostate cancer, perianal tumors, and testicular tumors are reduced. Roaming pets in search of pets are more likely to be injured in fights or hit by cars. Call us to make an appointment to get your pet spay/neutered today!

     

  • 11. When can my pet be spayed/neutered?

    Dogs and cats are generally spayed or neutered at 6 months of age.

  • 12. My pet dislikes other animals/people. Can I still bring him/her?

    Yes. Our practice can make special arrangements. Please inform us ahead of time and we will make sure your pet is seen early in the day or late in the day away from other clients.

     

  • 13. Does your practice accept new clients?

    Of course! We are more than happy to have you! Please call us and let us know you are a new client and bring your previous pet records with you so that we may update our electronic medical record (EMR). A fresh fecal sample is also encouraged at your first visit.

     

  • 14. Is payment expected at the time or service?

    Yes, all services must be paid in full at the time they are received. No exceptions.

  • 15. What payment options are accepted?

    Debit, Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). Sorry, no cash (due to COVID-19 safety) or checks.

  • 16. Is there a payment plan?

    No, our practice does not offer payment plan options.

ambassador veterinary hospital full service vet clinic union city nj
Ambassador Veterinary Hospital veterinary clinic in Union City NJ
Ambassador Veterinary Hospital veterinary clinic in Union City New Jersey