In Central New Jersey, we are lucky to have many specialty and emergency hospitals within a very small area. In the past 20 years, we have developed close relationships with our specialty colleagues, and in some cases, your pet may need additional diagnostic tests and treatments that we are not able to provide. In these circumstances, we may recommend a specific doctor or specialty hospital for your pet.
Many factors are involved with our recommendation of a specialty veterinary hospital. When you are considering a veterinarian for specialized service, look for their credentials as boarded specialists. Only those doctors who have graduated from veterinary school, completed internships and residencies in their selected field, and passed the examinations for their respective boards can be called specialists. Also, sometimes in the middle of an emergency visit, it is difficult to evaluate what are necessary tests and procedures, and you need to be able to trust that the emergency/ critical care clinician has your pets' best interest in mind at all times. There are many different philosophies of veterinary practice, and at Nottingham Animal Hospital, we want the BEST for your pets, but we also realize that sometimes financial considerations must be weighed with the practical care of your pet. You are the person who will make the ultimate decision about where to take your pet in the case of an emergency or referral, and what procedures and therapy you decide for your pet, but we have found the following hospitals and specialists to practice exceptional veterinary medicine and surgery.
CARES : Emergency and critical care service, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, neurology, surgery, radiology, grief counseling
VSEC : Emergency and critical care service, cardiology, dermatology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, oncology, radiology, surgery, acuptuncture
Red Bank Veterinary Hospital : acupuncture, behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, nutrition, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, surgery, medical boarding
Northstar Vets: internal medicine, avian and exotics, opthalmology, rehabilitation and pain management, reproduction