Established in 1961 by Drs. Gary Johnson and Anthony Palminteri, Oradell Animal Hospital has grown into one of the largest technologically advanced, state-of-the-art veterinary facilities in the world.
As we continue to grow our mission remains to provide the highest quality, comprehensive, and compassionate medical care to pets while supporting our clients with sensitivity and understanding; and to serve as a multifaceted resource for the veterinary profession.
Our award winning hospital encompasses a team of veterinarians, technicians, client service representatives, office personnel and other support staff all providing a level of competence and professionalism which makes us an institution of which we are all proud.
The hospital is open and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year offering emergency services at all times combined with medically advanced diagnostics and treatment. In addition, our team of board certified specialists is available to accept referrals of diagnostically challenging cases from your family veterinarian.
Oradell Animal Hospital has two satellite locations located in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey and Fort Lee, New Jersey that are staffed by the hospital’s doctors. Both offices share on-line computerized patient records with the main hospital.
Whether you are dealing with an emergency situation or your pet is being referred, the Oradell Animal Hospital stands ready to care for both your pet and your family.
To Pet Owners Referred From Other Hospitals
Your pet has been referred to Oradell Animal Hospital by your primary care veterinarian for consultation with a specialist.
Our specialist will evaluate your pet, and make recommendations regarding diagnostics and treatment based on the findings of the physical examination and the medical history provided by you and your veterinarian.
Oradell Animal Hospital will work closely with you and your veterinarian to manage your pet’s condition in order to provide the most consistent and complete care. We will contact your primary care doctor and provide him/her with any necessary information when the referral treatment is completed.
We value our relationship with your veterinarian and we know that he/she provides you and your pet with excellent care. Therefore, Oradell Animal Hospital will only treat your pet for the condition for which it was referred. We ask that you return your pet to your primary care veterinarian for all necessary routine care such as vaccines, heartworm tests, physical examinations, parasite control and other illnesses.
We are grateful to you and your primary care veterinarian for entrusting us with the care of your pet.
What to do when your pet is referred to Oradell Animal Hospital:
- Call 201-262-0010 for an appointment as soon as possible.
For emergencies we are here for you 7 days a week, 24 hours a day
- Before you arrive, make sure you have all of your pet’s medical information handy in order for us to help facilitate treatment and possible admission to the hospital. Please remember to bring the following:
- Your veterinarian’s referral form to Oradell Animal Hospital
- Your pet’s records including medical history and examination reports
- Most recent diagnostic test results
- You can trust and count on us. Your pet will have the specialty care it deserves and you will receive regular updates on your pet’s status. If your pet is hospitalized and you need to visit with your pet, please contact the case doctor to obtain permission and instructions for a visit.
- You can take comfort and peace of mind in knowing that your pet is in the best hands possible. Our staff veterinarians and technical support staff are on premises at all times working as a skilled and compassionate team to ensure that your pet is always receiving the best possible care.
Do not feed your pet after midnight, on the evening before admission to the hospital. Water is allowed and encouraged until you leave for the hospital. If your pet is currently taking any medications check with your doctor as adjustments in dosages may need to be made on the day of admission. This is especially true for patients with diabetes or Addison’s disease.
Admissions are made between 7:15 AM & 9:30 AM. Your cooperation is essential during the admission, in providing pertinent information about your pet’s health and answering any questions the health care team may have about your pet’s current illness.
The health care team will advise you of any diagnostic procedures and recommended therapy, and the estimated fees associated with these recommendations.
You will be asked to sign an authorization and/or estimate form, allowing the hospital to proceed with the prescribed diagnostic/surgical/medical services, and in some cases, a prepayment deposit for the estimated fees will be requested.
All personal collars and tags will be removed, given to you and an identification collar & hospital leash will be placed on your pet.
The doctor may need to contact you during the day with diagnostic information, post-operative information or changes in health status. It is imperative that you leave a phone number where you may immediately be contacted. If this is impossible, please call the hospital between 10 AM and 5:30 PM for a report on your pet’s progress. If your pet has been admitted for a same day surgery or medical procedure, please call after 3 PM.
Anesthesia and Surgery
Anesthesia for surgical procedures is administered by the surgical team, using the latest equipment and techniques along with one-on-one monitoring. This provides your pet with the safest possible general anesthesia.
The anesthesia is given through a tube that is inserted into the pet’s throat. Occasionally, after this tube is removed, your pet may have a slight throat irritation, resulting in a dry cough lasting a short time (1-2 days).
During surgery, heart rate and rhythm, respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, breathing and other vital functions are continually monitored electronically by the surgical team. Sterile techniques are used throughout all surgical procedures.
Whether minor or major surgery, the preparation and surgical procedures performed at Oradell Animal Hospital meet the high standards of quality care established by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Discharge from the Hospital
When you arrive to pick up your pet one of our health care team members will attend to your account payment at the front desk. The recommended recheck appointment for your pet should be made before your pet leaves the hospital. A member of the health care team will then either speak with you directly or leave written instructions for you detailing any after-care procedures that may be necessary for your pet.
Proper rest, adequate confinement and supervised feedings will shorten the needed convalescent period. If you believe any complications are occurring, please contact the hospital immediately. Should you have any concerns, don’t spend time worrying; call and speak with one of our health care team members. Emergency phone calls are taken at the hospital in Paramus 24 hours a day and a doctor is always present in the hospital.