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Ambassador Veterinary Hospital has dedicated staff to meet your pet’s boarding needs. We understand that we cannot bring our furry friends with us everywhere. Place your pet in the hands of professionals trained in animal care! Our main goal is to make sure your pet is comfortable and well cared for. For our cat and dog guests, we provide safe, large enclosures, good light and ventilation, comfortable temperatures, routine kennel cleanings, and comfy bedding/sleeping environment. We have staff trained in animal care and high quality pet food (although you are encouraged to supply your pet’s own food!).
It is hospital policy to provide boarding services for clients only. We carefully screen our pet guests and require that all guests be current on vaccines and annual physical, and free of fleas/ticks/intestinal parasites upon arrival. In the unlikely event that your pet becomes ill while in our care, he/she will be seen by one of our experienced veterinarians at first signs of illness. With your permission, we will provide care and treatment as deemed necessary.
Contact us for rates or to make an appointment to board your pet at 201 - 863 - 4072
Our grooming services are aimed to make your pet look their very best! A beautiful grooming appointment is just a phone call away! At AVH, our groomers start every session with a visual and physical screening of your pet head to toe. Please keep in mind that this head to toe examination is NOT a substitute for regular examination by our licensed veterinarians.
Some services we offer include:
-Furry Make Over (bath, brushing, ear cleaning, nail trim, hair clipping)
-Flea and Tick topical application
AVHNJ strives to promote preventative care services, which are aimed to prevent disease or sickness. They ensure your pet continues to stay healthy and happy. These services include, but not limited to: annual wellness exams, vaccinations, deworming, anti-parasitic control, and diet management.
Our pets age at a faster rate than humans, and thus it is important that they receive preventative care. This ensures early detection of any health concerns or diseases. We recommend that pets older than 5 years of age visit their veterinarian two times a year for a wellness exam. As our pets age, they are at increased risk for chronic illnesses. Geriatric screening tests allow us to catch many ailments BEFORE they begin to impact your pet’s longevity!
Therefore, we recommend diagnostic tests, such as blood work to monitor for any health changes. Ask your veterinarian at your next visit which preventative plan is appropriate for your pet!
In addition, our hospital encourages you to microchip your pets. Registering your pet’s microchip ensures that you are contacted immediately in the event your pet is lost. Microchips are implants (about the size of a grain of rice) that is implanted under your pet’s skin. They are good form of pet identification.
Vaccinating your pet is critical in preventing them from contracting serious diseases. By law, every pet in New Jersey is required to receive a rabies vaccination. Rabies is fatal to both animals and humans, as there is no cure. Vaccinating your pet against rabies is required by the state and the only way to prevent the disease. Our veterinarians will develop a vaccination plan of core vaccines that will fit with your pet’s lifestyle.
Core vaccines recommended for dogs include rabies, DAPP (canine distemper, adenovirus/hepatitis, parainfluenza, and parvovirus combination vaccine), Bordetella (kennel cough), lyme, and leptospirosis. Cats should receive rabies, FVRCP (feline rhinotracheitis, calicivirus, panleukopenia/feline distemper combination vaccine) and feline leukemia vaccine. Although feline leukemia is more common in outdoor cats, it is reported to be seen in indoor cats. Yearly boosters are recommended to protect them in case they get outside or stay in a kennel. Learn more about vaccinating your pets here.
Ambassador Veterinary Hospital offers spay and neuter services (“fixing”, “altering”). Neutering your male pet describes the castration or removal of the testicles. Spaying your female pet describes the ovariohysterectomy, or the removal of the ovaries and uterus. These surgical procedures are performed to prevent your pets from reproducing.
Our veterinary team has much experience performing spay and neuter procedures on male and female dogs of all breeds and ages. Although the spay and neuters are still under general anesthesia (like most surgeries), these procedures are considered safe and strongly recommended.
We understand that your pet undergoing a surgical procedure is scary. We want to assure you that your pet will be cared for by the most capable of medical professionals. While your pet is under anesthesia, our staff will monitor vital signs including temperature, heart rate, and anesthesia depth. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Manoharan, who has over 30 years of surgical experience. Our hospital also provides continued monitoring post- surgery for your pet.
Your pet will also be provided with pain medications to ensure your pet’s recovery is painless. Our staff will also review post-operative instructions with you when you pick up your pet, so that you can feel comfortable with your pet’s recovery at home.
It is important that your pet visits a veterinarian at least once a year. At our hospital, we perform physical examinations to monitor your pet’s health and take note of any changes. A head-to-tail examination includes, but not limited to: measuring body weight, temperature, evaluating eyes, ears, nose, mouth, hair coat, listening to the heart and lungs, and a thorough examination of the abdomen, lymph nodes, muscles and joints.
As part of our wellness program, various tests can assist your veterinarian in creating a complete understanding of your pet’s health and become an adjunct to the physical examination. Our hospital is equipped with an in-house medical and diagnostic laboratory to provide blood tests, urinalysis, blood glucose monitoring, ear and skin cytology, and fecal exams to screen for intestinal parasites. The benefit of having a laboratory blood test is to have results in which we can follow trends over each visit and determine the health status and organ function of your pet.
If you would like more information about Ambassador Veterinary Hospital diagnostic services, please call us at 201 - 863 - 4072!
Ambassador Veterinary Hospital can offer you a fully stocked pharmacy to meet your pet’s needs. With a veterinarian behind the pharmacy, we can provide you with safe combinations of pharmaceuticals that can provide your pet with the best therapy. Our pharmacy maintains a well-equipped inventory of veterinary pharmaceuticals and medications. This includes flea, tick, and heartworm prevention products. If your pet finds itself combating an illness or injury, or suffering from pain after a surgery, we are prepared to prescribe! Our staff is trained to fill your prescriptions with meticulous care and provide you with detailed instructions, proper dosing, and side effects of the drugs prescribed. Our hospital works with FDA/EPA approved pet medications which are authentic products approved by a veterinarian. Have any questions about what we have in stock? Give us a call at 201 - 863 - 4072
At Ambassador Veterinary Hospital, we are fortunate to offer you radiography services for your pet. Radiography is an invaluable diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. One of our pillars for quality care is providing clients with the highest quality of medicine and diagnostic testing.
A radiograph (also known as an x-ray) is a picture of the inside of your pet’s body. It can provide your veterinarian with information that is not readily available from the outside. Radiographs give us the opportunity to evaluate almost any organ in your pet’s body, including the heart, lungs, abdomen, bladder, and bones! They can give us information about the presence of tumors, broken bones, organ enlargement, bladder stones, and countless other conditions. Radiography is painless, non-invasive, and administers a very low dose of radiation (safe for pregnant pets and young animals). Our radiology staff are well trained and terrific at what they do!
Did you know that dental disease is the most common clinical condition affecting our adult dogs and cats? Did you also know that this condition is entirely preventable? It is known by the time most dogs and cats are three years of age, they have some evidence of periodontal disease (bacterial infection of the mouth). Periodontal disease includes gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and periodontitis (loss of bone and soft tissue around teeth). If the condition worsens and left untreated, bacteria from the mouth can enter the blood stream, and subsequently affect the heart, liver, and kidneys!
Your veterinarian will perform an oral exam of your pet during their annual physical exam. If it is revealed that your pet has increased amounts of tartar, a professional cleaning is required. Ambassador Veterinary Hospital is equipped to perform dental cleanings, which includes oral examination under general anesthesia, scaling, polishing, and possible tooth extractions to remove any infected or decayed teeth. Like all pet surgeries performed at our hospital, we will use the best practices to ensure a safe procedure for your pet. If needed, home oral hygiene products may be prescribed to continue at home therapy for your pet.
If your pet experiences bad breath, it could be a sign of early dental disease. Other signs may include red/swollen gums, decreased appetite, difficulty/pain while eating, or loose teeth. If you notice any of these signs, make an appointment with our dental service by calling 201 - 863 - 4072!