Oradell Animal Hospital

★★★★☆
Our doctors & staff offer our clients the level of customer service and professional veterinary care they and their pets deserve.
  • 580 Winters Ave

    Paramus, NJ 07652

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  • 201-262-0010

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As with any medical professional, you must always be your own best advocate, that goes for vets too. Six months ago my top winning show/agility dog ruptured a disc and immediately was paralyzed from the neck down. He was rushed to Oradell. The front desk failed miserably to listen to me that the situation was critical and grave, and that he needed to see a veterinarian and get the MRI immediately (ruptured discs cause spinal cord compression, time is critical in this injury). The very cold triage nurse stuck me in a room and made us wait for 40 minutes while my boy was becoing totally paralyzed. Soon I had to begin SCREAMING at the top of my lungs for a vet to come see my dog immediately that this was not acceptable and that they would pay dearly!! My voice rang through the halls and scared the Sh*t out of everyone and I didn't care. So the vet finally came in response and once she saw him, agreed that he immediately needed an MRI and the MRI confirmed a ruptured disc. Emergency Surgery was performed at the skilled hands of Dr. Arthur Fettig and my dog was on his feet in five days, God bless that man. Dr. Chin provided excellent critical care in those early days, and with the blessing of Dr. Hacker-Traiger, I began intense physical therapy at home. Neurolist Kerry Bailey saw him at 4.5 months and came to the conclusion that he'd probably never walk normally again (I don't know how you can decide this at that early timepont because nerve damage can continue to heal for up to a year!). And becasue my dog and I would not take that for an answer, we aimed to prove her wrong. I am ECSTATIC to say that not only can my dog walk normally at six months, two days ago we stepped back into the show ring and he took a fourth place in the Herding Group!

So, my advice is to challenge the HORRIBLE triage at the front desk, fight for what your animal needs, and you can and will get the best of care here. It wil cost you, but in the end, if you are your animal's advocate and speak up, your pet will get the best of care and it will be worth it.

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As with any medical professional, you must always be your own best advocate, that goes for vets too. Six months ago my top winning show/agility dog ruptured a disc and immediately was paralyzed from the neck down. He was rushed to Oradell. The front desk failed miserably to listen to me that the situation was critical and grave, and that he needed to see a veterinarian and get the MRI immediately (ruptured discs cause spinal cord compression, time is critical in this injury). The very cold triage nurse stuck me in a room and made us wait for 40 minutes while my boy was becoing totally paralyzed. Soon I had to begin SCREAMING at the top of my lungs for a vet to come see my dog immediately that this was not acceptable and that they would pay dearly!! My voice rang through the halls and scared the Sh*t out of everyone and I didn't care. So the vet finally came in response and once she saw him, agreed that he immediately needed an MRI and the MRI confirmed a ruptured disc. Emergency Surgery was performed at the skilled hands of Dr. Arthur Fettig and my dog was on his feet in five days, God bless that man. Dr. Chin provided excellent critical care in those early days, and with the blessing of Dr. Hacker-Traiger, I began intense physical therapy at home. Neurolist Kerry Bailey saw him at 4.5 months and came to the conclusion that he'd probably never walk normally again (I don't know how you can decide this at that early timepont because nerve damage can continue to heal for up to a year!). And becasue my dog and I would not take that for an answer, we aimed to prove her wrong. I am ECSTATIC to say that not only can my dog walk normally at six months, two days ago we stepped back into the show ring and he took a fourth place in the Herding Group!

So, my advice is to challenge the HORRIBLE triage at the front desk, fight for what your animal needs, and you can and will get the best of care here. It wil cost you, but in the end, if you are your animal's advocate and speak up, your pet will get the best of care and it will be worth it.

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THEY MAY HAVE PUT MY DACHSHUND TO SLEEP UNNECESSARILY.
Three weeks ago my dog got sick and I took her to the oradell animal hospital. The vet Dr. BUCHLAN examined her and diagnosed a herniated disk. She did not even do test for lime disease which the dachshund rescue says was a possibility. I received a scribble note recommending strict rest and was told to call if her condition changed. She got worse two days later and I called for help and found out Buchlan was on vacation and they don't call the gets at home. I got a call later that day ht Dr. DISANTO who told me don't worry it was just an aggrivated vertebra and leave her in the kennel to rest. Earlier I had spoken to my chiropractor who gave specific instructions on bed rest in the kennel. Next day Sunday she was the same having trouble walking. Called first thing
Monday and Disanto toldnme to bring her in at 3. By the time he saw her he diagnosed her with a ruptured disk. At no time did they do dray or MRI. He suggested the 5000 surgery or putting her to sleep and gave me 10 minutes to decide in the examining room with my two sons 6 and 9. He said thevsurgery would probably not help. He brought her in so we could say goodbye and she went crazy when she saw us licking our faces and WAGGING her tail. The dachshund rescue said it could not be a tuptured disk if she was able to wag her tail. We put her to sleep. They took her and we waited for her pawprint but they did not bring it. By the time we left Disanto was already in the other room with another dog. He did not even come back to us. We just walked out on our own and nobody noticed.
Finally in the 10 days since we put her to sleep we have already received a bill of 350 and a passed due notice. Her regular vet did not call or acknowledge her death. Disanto called me back and said this happens about twice a week with dachshunds. Did I mention Claudette was only 4. DO NOT GO TO THIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL. I later found out a neighbor is a local vet and would have come to my house to help us.

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THEY MAY HAVE PUT MY DACHSHUND TO SLEEP UNNECESSARILY.
Three weeks ago my dog got sick and I took her to the oradell animal hospital. The vet Dr. BUCHLAN examined her and diagnosed a herniated disk. She did not even do test for lime disease which the dachshund rescue says was a possibility. I received a scribble note recommending strict rest and was told to call if her condition changed. She got worse two days later and I called for help and found out Buchlan was on vacation and they don't call the gets at home. I got a call later that day ht Dr. DISANTO who told me don't worry it was just an aggrivated vertebra and leave her in the kennel to rest. Earlier I had spoken to my chiropractor who gave specific instructions on bed rest in the kennel. Next day Sunday she was the same having trouble walking. Called first thing
Monday and Disanto toldnme to bring her in at 3. By the time he saw her he diagnosed her with a ruptured disk. At no time did they do dray or MRI. He suggested the 5000 surgery or putting her to sleep and gave me 10 minutes to decide in the examining room with my two sons 6 and 9. He said thevsurgery would probably not help. He brought her in so we could say goodbye and she went crazy when she saw us licking our faces and WAGGING her tail. The dachshund rescue said it could not be a tuptured disk if she was able to wag her tail. We put her to sleep. They took her and we waited for her pawprint but they did not bring it. By the time we left Disanto was already in the other room with another dog. He did not even come back to us. We just walked out on our own and nobody noticed.
Finally in the 10 days since we put her to sleep we have already received a bill of 350 and a passed due notice. Her regular vet did not call or acknowledge her death. Disanto called me back and said this happens about twice a week with dachshunds. Did I mention Claudette was only 4. DO NOT GO TO THIS ANIMAL HOSPITAL. I later found out a neighbor is a local vet and would have come to my house to help us.

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this place is no good, took my 8mo old puppy to the rutherford hospital and they could not do anything for my puppy but still charged me $80 and told me that I need to take my baby Ean to the er at Oradell animal hospital right away. I went there and Amanda Little did not even examine my puppy but she told me what she think is wrong with my puppy and told me he need surgery right away. She was so rude. This surgery would cost $7000, and she then told me that she won't charge me for the visit today and she will keep my puppy over night for an additional $2500 to see if the meds will help. I told her to give me the meds and I will take my puppy home. This doc tried everything to get us to leave Ean overnight but I wanted my baby home with me. When I went to check out and pay for only the meds because I was told I did not have to pay for the visit, I was charged for the meds and the visit and a very bad attitude. I will NEVER go to this place again. They do not care about you or your pet only about what is in your wallet. Amanda Little I hate you!

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this place is no good, took my 8mo old puppy to the rutherford hospital and they could not do anything for my puppy but still charged me $80 and told me that I need to take my baby Ean to the er at Oradell animal hospital right away. I went there and Amanda Little did not even examine my puppy but she told me what she think is wrong with my puppy and told me he need surgery right away. She was so rude. This surgery would cost $7000, and she then told me that she won't charge me for the visit today and she will keep my puppy over night for an additional $2500 to see if the meds will help. I told her to give me the meds and I will take my puppy home. This doc tried everything to get us to leave Ean overnight but I wanted my baby home with me. When I went to check out and pay for only the meds because I was told I did not have to pay for the visit, I was charged for the meds and the visit and a very bad attitude. I will NEVER go to this place again. They do not care about you or your pet only about what is in your wallet. Amanda Little I hate you!

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ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL - WHERE THEY PREY UPON THE VULNERABILITIES OF PET LOVERS IN CRISIS

Oradell Animal Hospital (OAH) is a ripoff and should be investigated by Consumer Affairs. Their prices are grossly inflated. They charged me $269 for a series of simple blood tests at OAH. The same tests performed on humans at Biogensis Labs cost less than $50. They even had the audacity to charge $133 to check the dogs blood pressure. As a doctor myself, a simple blood pressure evaluation is an integrated aspect of all evaluations and can not be charged separately. They double charged me $341 when they had two echocardiograms performed ($341 each) on the same day and billed by different vets. Double billing will get your license suspended. They asked for a credit card deposit up front but never got my authorization for these procedures. Their vets may be qualified, but their billing practices are unscrupulous at best.

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ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL - WHERE THEY PREY UPON THE VULNERABILITIES OF PET LOVERS IN CRISIS

Oradell Animal Hospital (OAH) is a ripoff and should be investigated by Consumer Affairs. Their prices are grossly inflated. They charged me $269 for a series of simple blood tests at OAH. The same tests performed on humans at Biogensis Labs cost less than $50. They even had the audacity to charge $133 to check the dogs blood pressure. As a doctor myself, a simple blood pressure evaluation is an integrated aspect of all evaluations and can not be charged separately. They double charged me $341 when they had two echocardiograms performed ($341 each) on the same day and billed by different vets. Double billing will get your license suspended. They asked for a credit card deposit up front but never got my authorization for these procedures. Their vets may be qualified, but their billing practices are unscrupulous at best.

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I have been taking my dog to OAH for about 7 years. They saved her life two times. They also diagnosed her with bladder cancer on an emergency visit about 6 months ago. I didn't like the blunt manner of the emergency doctor but ultimately he was right. We did all we could & we had to put her down yesterday since the cancer was blocking her ability to urinate. It was incredibly sad & painful for me, my husband, & our sweet dog. Oradell was wonderful, compassionate, & very gentle throughout the process. Yes they r very expensive & having dog health insurance always made it easier. For the $50 a month I paid I was reimbursed at least $30,000 over my dogs life & she had the best care from Oradell. Turns out the Animal Medical Center in NYC didn't hold a candle to Oradell. I highly recommend them & dog health insurance is a great option if started as a puppy. It helps a lot to not have to worry about expense when a family member is sick & in need.

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I have been taking my dog to OAH for about 7 years. They saved her life two times. They also diagnosed her with bladder cancer on an emergency visit about 6 months ago. I didn't like the blunt manner of the emergency doctor but ultimately he was right. We did all we could & we had to put her down yesterday since the cancer was blocking her ability to urinate. It was incredibly sad & painful for me, my husband, & our sweet dog. Oradell was wonderful, compassionate, & very gentle throughout the process. Yes they r very expensive & having dog health insurance always made it easier. For the $50 a month I paid I was reimbursed at least $30,000 over my dogs life & she had the best care from Oradell. Turns out the Animal Medical Center in NYC didn't hold a candle to Oradell. I highly recommend them & dog health insurance is a great option if started as a puppy. It helps a lot to not have to worry about expense when a family member is sick & in need.

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I have been coming to oradell for many years. I now own my third dog. I have seen many veterinarians there, including specialists. The building is state of the art, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable! Drs. Carberry, Sartor, DeSantis and Gannon are world class. Dr. Bucklan is a genius. I am sure that all of them are wonderful, but these are just a few that come to mind. I would never go anywhere else. I hope they know that they help people and pets every day. Not just any people can do this. You have to be caring and dedicated. Thanks for always being there!

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I have been coming to oradell for many years. I now own my third dog. I have seen many veterinarians there, including specialists. The building is state of the art, the staff is super friendly and knowledgeable! Drs. Carberry, Sartor, DeSantis and Gannon are world class. Dr. Bucklan is a genius. I am sure that all of them are wonderful, but these are just a few that come to mind. I would never go anywhere else. I hope they know that they help people and pets every day. Not just any people can do this. You have to be caring and dedicated. Thanks for always being there!

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We were there about a year ago on emergency. We waited about 45 mins. in a room late one night with our cat who probably had an ear infection. While waiting, we heard lots of laughing from behind the door--sounded like a party. We were finally seen by a very young intern--not too impressed with her knowledge. Fee--about $200--no complaints about it. Just felt people acted less than professional.

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We were there about a year ago on emergency. We waited about 45 mins. in a room late one night with our cat who probably had an ear infection. While waiting, we heard lots of laughing from behind the door--sounded like a party. We were finally seen by a very young intern--not too impressed with her knowledge. Fee--about $200--no complaints about it. Just felt people acted less than professional.

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Oradell doesn't even deserve the 1 star rating. I took my female great dane on an emergency basis and requested an addison's test. They told me they didn't think the $200 test was warranted... yet they did all others including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray. They said she was dehydrated and needed to be kept on IV fluids for 3-4 days. Bill was over $4000 and the tests only revealed she was losing protein in her urine which is symptomatic of something else going on. They thought it was renal failure and sent me home with low protein food. She bounced back for a few weeks after being on fluids and then went down hill only a few weeks later. On a Friday the vet took blood, Sat-Sunday she stopped eating, Monday i called the office 4 times and got no response. I finally took her there and told Dr. Crawford i wanted the Addison's test done and wanted to start her on the treatment. Dr.Crawford yelled at me that it wasn't Addisons and i was "going the wrong way". Dr. Crawford did an ultrasound of her chest and said she had blood clots and her blood was turning black so our only option was to euthanize her. As Dr. Crawford was euthanizing my dog, she turned and asked me if I still wanted to do the Addisons test?!@#$ Seriously?!@#$. Awful. I later did more reserach on Addisons and found that it is misdiagnosed as renal failure and if it was true renal failure they wouldn't bounce back after fluids. Also found instances when vets took blood and it was also black which is indicative of adrenal gland crisis known as Addison's. I thought this was the best place for my dog as it has all the equipment and "knowledge" of a great facility, but does not live up to it. Money is their only motivation...sorry to say.

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Oradell doesn't even deserve the 1 star rating. I took my female great dane on an emergency basis and requested an addison's test. They told me they didn't think the $200 test was warranted... yet they did all others including CT, MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray. They said she was dehydrated and needed to be kept on IV fluids for 3-4 days. Bill was over $4000 and the tests only revealed she was losing protein in her urine which is symptomatic of something else going on. They thought it was renal failure and sent me home with low protein food. She bounced back for a few weeks after being on fluids and then went down hill only a few weeks later. On a Friday the vet took blood, Sat-Sunday she stopped eating, Monday i called the office 4 times and got no response. I finally took her there and told Dr. Crawford i wanted the Addison's test done and wanted to start her on the treatment. Dr.Crawford yelled at me that it wasn't Addisons and i was "going the wrong way". Dr. Crawford did an ultrasound of her chest and said she had blood clots and her blood was turning black so our only option was to euthanize her. As Dr. Crawford was euthanizing my dog, she turned and asked me if I still wanted to do the Addisons test?!@#$ Seriously?!@#$. Awful. I later did more reserach on Addisons and found that it is misdiagnosed as renal failure and if it was true renal failure they wouldn't bounce back after fluids. Also found instances when vets took blood and it was also black which is indicative of adrenal gland crisis known as Addison's. I thought this was the best place for my dog as it has all the equipment and "knowledge" of a great facility, but does not live up to it. Money is their only motivation...sorry to say.

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We were never very good at bringing our dog to the vet and have only gone to OAH a few times. Yes they were expensive but they were also very nice, and despite once recomending an expensive surgery they did also offer an alternative treatment, admitting that it would not be as good, but would be cheaper and still get our girl back on her feet. When our cheaper town vet diagnosed her with cancer and the time came to put her down OAH was outstanding. Again they were more expensive than other places but the kindness they showed m wife and the little touches like a paw print, flowers and coffin to burry our dog showed a level of compassion that impressed me greatly. I was even more impressed when we recieved a sympathy card from them the next week. Now when we are ready to get another dog I know that i will take them to OAH, because the cost difference is well worth the compassion, and care that they give.

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★★★★★

We were never very good at bringing our dog to the vet and have only gone to OAH a few times. Yes they were expensive but they were also very nice, and despite once recomending an expensive surgery they did also offer an alternative treatment, admitting that it would not be as good, but would be cheaper and still get our girl back on her feet. When our cheaper town vet diagnosed her with cancer and the time came to put her down OAH was outstanding. Again they were more expensive than other places but the kindness they showed m wife and the little touches like a paw print, flowers and coffin to burry our dog showed a level of compassion that impressed me greatly. I was even more impressed when we recieved a sympathy card from them the next week. Now when we are ready to get another dog I know that i will take them to OAH, because the cost difference is well worth the compassion, and care that they give.

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First of all, let's not kid yourselves. Be it a people or animal hospital if they save you they are great, if they don't they stink. Results matter. Unfortunately, animals can't talk.

One common theme is the expense. People expect OAH to the be the price of their local vet. Well, is your local vet open 24 hours a day, seven days a week? That costs money to staff. Does your vet have an MRI machine? All the conveniences of modern medicine cost money and like with people it inflates bills. You can't expect to walk into OAH and pay what you would at a vet who practices on his own and can't do much more than spaying and neutering; it's not realistic.

If you have a local vet you like great; stay with him, but if there is a problem, be glad a hospital like OAH is around when you need them.

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First of all, let's not kid yourselves. Be it a people or animal hospital if they save you they are great, if they don't they stink. Results matter. Unfortunately, animals can't talk.

One common theme is the expense. People expect OAH to the be the price of their local vet. Well, is your local vet open 24 hours a day, seven days a week? That costs money to staff. Does your vet have an MRI machine? All the conveniences of modern medicine cost money and like with people it inflates bills. You can't expect to walk into OAH and pay what you would at a vet who practices on his own and can't do much more than spaying and neutering; it's not realistic.

If you have a local vet you like great; stay with him, but if there is a problem, be glad a hospital like OAH is around when you need them.

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It's not easy to find a vet that is open 24/7. I dont use them as my local vet yet, but i did have to bring in my dog Jack on emergency for a bleeding toe nail that the groomer cut to short. This to me was an upsetting thing to see my Jack in such pain. I was greeted with warm smiles at the desk and seen by a technician to observe the seriousness of the situation. I waited in the seating room. It felt like an acutal human hospital. The wait time was not long at all, appx 20 mins. I saw Dr. Gelman who was excellent. You get what you pay for and this was top notch. I have pet insurance and I called the next day and spoke with Meagan and she was so sweet to help me get a diagnoses for my insurance company. From the Greeters, to the technician, to Dr. Gelman, to Meagan with my insurance, I could not ask for better service. I may use oradell as my regular vet. Very IMPRESSED and my little Jack is healed just fine now!

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It's not easy to find a vet that is open 24/7. I dont use them as my local vet yet, but i did have to bring in my dog Jack on emergency for a bleeding toe nail that the groomer cut to short. This to me was an upsetting thing to see my Jack in such pain. I was greeted with warm smiles at the desk and seen by a technician to observe the seriousness of the situation. I waited in the seating room. It felt like an acutal human hospital. The wait time was not long at all, appx 20 mins. I saw Dr. Gelman who was excellent. You get what you pay for and this was top notch. I have pet insurance and I called the next day and spoke with Meagan and she was so sweet to help me get a diagnoses for my insurance company. From the Greeters, to the technician, to Dr. Gelman, to Meagan with my insurance, I could not ask for better service. I may use oradell as my regular vet. Very IMPRESSED and my little Jack is healed just fine now!

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My cat is going to be 16 years old in May. She has heart and kidney problems and is seen by Dr. Shrope the cardiologist. She takes medication on a regular basis. The money that I have spent at this place is just insane. Her echo was $900 and she was just there in January for a chest x-ray $600. I was advised to take her there every 2 months. You got to be kidding me!! Sorry, not going to happen. The funny thing is that she seems fine eats, well and seems alert. I will still take her there but not as often. This place has almost put me in debt. What thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My cat is going to be 16 years old in May. She has heart and kidney problems and is seen by Dr. Shrope the cardiologist. She takes medication on a regular basis. The money that I have spent at this place is just insane. Her echo was $900 and she was just there in January for a chest x-ray $600. I was advised to take her there every 2 months. You got to be kidding me!! Sorry, not going to happen. The funny thing is that she seems fine eats, well and seems alert. I will still take her there but not as often. This place has almost put me in debt. What thieves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stay away from this place. What you see is what you get. A nice big facility with big bills to pay. That equates to ridiculously high charges for a vet service which can't deliver.

In my situation, my dog was gravely ill with an unexplained illness. Without doing our research, we brought him here where they kept him for 3 days and couldn't explain what caused him to be so bloated. They ultimately concluded that the dog had no shot of living and it would have been best to put him down. Our family met there, cried and contemplated what to do. We decided to let the dog live the rest of his life home.

We took the dog back into our care and brought him to a small local vet who changed his diet and put him on diuretics. It turned out my dog had been exposed to the poisoned food that eventually made waves in the headlines.

This was years ago... the dog is still alive and doing fine, though he is now an old man.

Oradell Animal Hospital wacked us with thousands of dollars worth of bills. Many of it due to the 3 night stay (is this the Ritz?). All for a false and almost heartbreaking mis-diagnosis.

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Stay away from this place. What you see is what you get. A nice big facility with big bills to pay. That equates to ridiculously high charges for a vet service which can't deliver.

In my situation, my dog was gravely ill with an unexplained illness. Without doing our research, we brought him here where they kept him for 3 days and couldn't explain what caused him to be so bloated. They ultimately concluded that the dog had no shot of living and it would have been best to put him down. Our family met there, cried and contemplated what to do. We decided to let the dog live the rest of his life home.

We took the dog back into our care and brought him to a small local vet who changed his diet and put him on diuretics. It turned out my dog had been exposed to the poisoned food that eventually made waves in the headlines.

This was years ago... the dog is still alive and doing fine, though he is now an old man.

Oradell Animal Hospital wacked us with thousands of dollars worth of bills. Many of it due to the 3 night stay (is this the Ritz?). All for a false and almost heartbreaking mis-diagnosis.

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People who write reviews are never really satisfied because they are not happy with the outcome. Please try to remember that medicine is not an exact science and sometimes bad things happen. Pets get ill and no matter what is done, they sometimes cannot be helped. It's really not a hard concept to grasp....

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People who write reviews are never really satisfied because they are not happy with the outcome. Please try to remember that medicine is not an exact science and sometimes bad things happen. Pets get ill and no matter what is done, they sometimes cannot be helped. It's really not a hard concept to grasp....

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Run away as fast as you can. My very sick 18 year old 6 lb cat was dehydrated. Took him on emergency visit ( sunday) Oradell made us give a deposit of $1000. dollars to treat him. Doctor grabbed him by scruff of neck and he bit her. Never showed aggresssion toward anyone in 18 years, sick or well. The vet tech picked him up with ease in a towel, no problem. What was vet thinking? 25 hours later I was charged $2400. for xrays, hydration, 2 full days vet care along with bloodwork. Guess what, they did not give me test results of his thryroid disease for two weeks. I was informed if he died I would have to give him up to them for necropsy for rabies. He was an indoor cat his entire life. Kept results to see if he would die put him in jeopardy. Also said if they did not find anything to do exploratory surgery on an 17 year old cat! This is my baby, no one will ever do that to him. Took him to Ho Ho Kus vet hospital and he lived and was loved for another year. They were kind and loving until his last breath. Also I have had much more done, more tests etc, and the prices are less than 1/4 of those at oradell. Oradell, fancy building I must ahve ad to pay for. Vet care Yuck.

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Run away as fast as you can. My very sick 18 year old 6 lb cat was dehydrated. Took him on emergency visit ( sunday) Oradell made us give a deposit of $1000. dollars to treat him. Doctor grabbed him by scruff of neck and he bit her. Never showed aggresssion toward anyone in 18 years, sick or well. The vet tech picked him up with ease in a towel, no problem. What was vet thinking? 25 hours later I was charged $2400. for xrays, hydration, 2 full days vet care along with bloodwork. Guess what, they did not give me test results of his thryroid disease for two weeks. I was informed if he died I would have to give him up to them for necropsy for rabies. He was an indoor cat his entire life. Kept results to see if he would die put him in jeopardy. Also said if they did not find anything to do exploratory surgery on an 17 year old cat! This is my baby, no one will ever do that to him. Took him to Ho Ho Kus vet hospital and he lived and was loved for another year. They were kind and loving until his last breath. Also I have had much more done, more tests etc, and the prices are less than 1/4 of those at oradell. Oradell, fancy building I must ahve ad to pay for. Vet care Yuck.

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I brought my cat there 2 weeks ago today. She was breathing heavy, not doing well. I didn't want to put her down. Oradell, gave me hope. After an over $3,000 diagnosis, which i agreed to, because i loved my cat dearly, they treated her by supposedly clearing her lung. I brought her home, she seem the same. They gave me meds. I tried for a week. Not getting better. I called them, said she's doing the same, they said bring her in. i said ok, but i can't afford to spend anymore. Well, of course, i get there and 200 dollars more, the cat died when i got home. I'm devasted. almost 3,400 dollars and she's gone. I hate ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL... i wish they would have been honest with me and told me, she's not well. Don't take my money and give me hope. I would have paid $10,000, to have her here today. they are all about MONEY!!!!!

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I brought my cat there 2 weeks ago today. She was breathing heavy, not doing well. I didn't want to put her down. Oradell, gave me hope. After an over $3,000 diagnosis, which i agreed to, because i loved my cat dearly, they treated her by supposedly clearing her lung. I brought her home, she seem the same. They gave me meds. I tried for a week. Not getting better. I called them, said she's doing the same, they said bring her in. i said ok, but i can't afford to spend anymore. Well, of course, i get there and 200 dollars more, the cat died when i got home. I'm devasted. almost 3,400 dollars and she's gone. I hate ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL... i wish they would have been honest with me and told me, she's not well. Don't take my money and give me hope. I would have paid $10,000, to have her here today. they are all about MONEY!!!!!

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For a technologically advanced and a very large hospital Oradell Hospital has a very backwards record filing system.They lost/delayed/misplaced my pet's blood test results so many times!it's ridiculous!! Not sure if they are the only hospital who still keeps paper records. Isn't everywhere else computerized? Anyway the people there are just okay. Seems like they would rather be somewhere else than there, but generally okay.Lukewarm. Not a very enthusiastic bunch. But they get the job done most of the time coz my pets are okay.

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For a technologically advanced and a very large hospital Oradell Hospital has a very backwards record filing system.They lost/delayed/misplaced my pet's blood test results so many times!it's ridiculous!! Not sure if they are the only hospital who still keeps paper records. Isn't everywhere else computerized? Anyway the people there are just okay. Seems like they would rather be somewhere else than there, but generally okay.Lukewarm. Not a very enthusiastic bunch. But they get the job done most of the time coz my pets are okay.

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I found Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus NJ to be one of the worst Animal Hospitals. My family's maltese was severely injured by another vet during routine dental cleaning. When he started showing signs of respiratory problems he was rushed to Oradell Animal Hospital. They could not diagnose the situation but held him for several days under extreme sedation jeopardizing his health. An inexperienced intern was put in his charge of his case. When my sister contacted me about this situation I intervened and had to fight them to release him so that i could have him seen by an experienced, knowledgable veterinarian. After a lengthy conversation explaining their liability with the inexperienced intern I was able to get our dog and bring him to Emergency Animal Hospital in Fairfield. He was given proper treatment and is now doing fine. If I allowed Oradell to have their way he would have been heavily sedated for days in unsanitary conditions. They could not diagnose his condition but yet they wanted to keep him drugged and contained. They are an awful place and I must agree with other reviewers that state they are all about money. We would have paid anything to save our beloved little dog. But they were charging us thousands while in my opinion they were killing him. I STRONGLY suggest you consider all your options before bringing your pet to ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL. Oh yeah and the cold hearted inexperienced intern told me i could not pick him up until she completed his bill which she took hours to complete, further jeopardizing our dog's health. The staff was also very nasty to my 78 year old mother who has been experiencing health issues. The thought of Oradell Animal Hospital disgusts me! If you love your pet please take these reviews seriously. Yes there are a few good experiences reviewed here, but would you want risk being one of the bad ones with your pet?

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I found Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus NJ to be one of the worst Animal Hospitals. My family's maltese was severely injured by another vet during routine dental cleaning. When he started showing signs of respiratory problems he was rushed to Oradell Animal Hospital. They could not diagnose the situation but held him for several days under extreme sedation jeopardizing his health. An inexperienced intern was put in his charge of his case. When my sister contacted me about this situation I intervened and had to fight them to release him so that i could have him seen by an experienced, knowledgable veterinarian. After a lengthy conversation explaining their liability with the inexperienced intern I was able to get our dog and bring him to Emergency Animal Hospital in Fairfield. He was given proper treatment and is now doing fine. If I allowed Oradell to have their way he would have been heavily sedated for days in unsanitary conditions. They could not diagnose his condition but yet they wanted to keep him drugged and contained. They are an awful place and I must agree with other reviewers that state they are all about money. We would have paid anything to save our beloved little dog. But they were charging us thousands while in my opinion they were killing him. I STRONGLY suggest you consider all your options before bringing your pet to ORADELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL. Oh yeah and the cold hearted inexperienced intern told me i could not pick him up until she completed his bill which she took hours to complete, further jeopardizing our dog's health. The staff was also very nasty to my 78 year old mother who has been experiencing health issues. The thought of Oradell Animal Hospital disgusts me! If you love your pet please take these reviews seriously. Yes there are a few good experiences reviewed here, but would you want risk being one of the bad ones with your pet?

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My bichon has cancer. I was sent to OAH when my own vet referred me during an emergency as Simbas pericardium was filled with fluid and he was near deat last month. Until then we had no clue he was sick. He was diagnosed at OAH with hemangiosarcoma. It is terminal. Both myself and Simba have conitnuosly been dealt with the best care. He has a cardiologist and an oncologist. Dr. Bailey the oncologist is both kind and knowlegeable. When I scheduled the appt with him, really feeling hopeless, he and two very nice staff members spent almost an hour with me talking about what Simbas options were. The exam room has bean bag chairs so you can sit on the floor with your pet. Dr Baily sat down with us and was so honest about Simbas chances and helped me deal with how I was feeling. Every time Simba has chemo he personally brings him out to me in the waiting room and we talk. The entire staff has been great both in person and on the phone. While I know that my dog doesnt have a lot of time ahead of him, I am happy he is receiving the best possible care with love and kindness.

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My bichon has cancer. I was sent to OAH when my own vet referred me during an emergency as Simbas pericardium was filled with fluid and he was near deat last month. Until then we had no clue he was sick. He was diagnosed at OAH with hemangiosarcoma. It is terminal. Both myself and Simba have conitnuosly been dealt with the best care. He has a cardiologist and an oncologist. Dr. Bailey the oncologist is both kind and knowlegeable. When I scheduled the appt with him, really feeling hopeless, he and two very nice staff members spent almost an hour with me talking about what Simbas options were. The exam room has bean bag chairs so you can sit on the floor with your pet. Dr Baily sat down with us and was so honest about Simbas chances and helped me deal with how I was feeling. Every time Simba has chemo he personally brings him out to me in the waiting room and we talk. The entire staff has been great both in person and on the phone. While I know that my dog doesnt have a lot of time ahead of him, I am happy he is receiving the best possible care with love and kindness.

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They did nothing medically for my pet. They charged more for a visit than my family doctor does. I would suggest going anywhere but.

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They did nothing medically for my pet. They charged more for a visit than my family doctor does. I would suggest going anywhere but.

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I had a very sick cat about 5 years ago. My local vet referred me to Oradell. Both vets said my cat had a 50/50 chance of making it (heart & kidney problems). It cost quite a bit of money, but my cat is happy and healthy and you'd never know by looking at her that she ever had a problem. Like many say, it is very expensive but the doctors were wonderful, knowledgeable and did an excellent job. I'd say, if your pet doesn't have something major or rare, go to a local vet and go to Oradell if special care is needed..

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I had a very sick cat about 5 years ago. My local vet referred me to Oradell. Both vets said my cat had a 50/50 chance of making it (heart & kidney problems). It cost quite a bit of money, but my cat is happy and healthy and you'd never know by looking at her that she ever had a problem. Like many say, it is very expensive but the doctors were wonderful, knowledgeable and did an excellent job. I'd say, if your pet doesn't have something major or rare, go to a local vet and go to Oradell if special care is needed..

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Prior to taking my beautiful 3 year old Yorkie to Oradell Animal Hospital, I read all of the reviews on this site (there were 92 at the time). We went in to this with our eyes wide open. Our Yorkie's back hind leg had become completely limp. Her regular vet believed the cause was a disc problem. So did we. After 1 week of bedrest and a steroid shot, we knew that the problem needed to be diagnosed further as the X-rays showed her discs to be within normal limits. We fully knew she needed an MRI and that the cost was going to be expensive. Dr. Kerry Bailey is one of the top veterinary neurologists in the state. I spoke with vets all around NJ and NY and they verified her credentials. Fully prepared for an MRI and back surgery, we knew this was going to cost around $7000, but our little girl is worth it. What we got, no one could have predicted. Our dog has an immune disease (that can only be diagnosed with an MRI) called Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis(GME). It is so rare that up until a few years ago, the survival rate was 11 days. The prognosis is not good. She may or may not respond to the steroid treatment and chemotherapy drugs that she must now take. That being said, Dr. Bailey is up on the latest research regarding this hideous disease. If we have any hope of saving her (even short term), she is receiving the absolute best medical care in the tri-state area. I have reached out to over 15 veterinarians throughout the United States in addition to Cornell University's Veterinary Department & U.C. Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine. They confirmed that how our dog is being clinically treated is the best protocol out there right now. How Dr. Bailey is treating our little girl is absolutely the best chance she has to live. Yes, Oradell is pricey. No, I wouldn't take my dog there for a routine check-up or for shots. But, if you need cutting edge specialists, then know going in to it the cost is going to be pricey, and make your decisions accordingly. For us, we are willing to try to save our dog's life. We also know that this autoimmune disease is almost always a death sentence, but we want to give her the best chance possible to survive.

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Prior to taking my beautiful 3 year old Yorkie to Oradell Animal Hospital, I read all of the reviews on this site (there were 92 at the time). We went in to this with our eyes wide open. Our Yorkie's back hind leg had become completely limp. Her regular vet believed the cause was a disc problem. So did we. After 1 week of bedrest and a steroid shot, we knew that the problem needed to be diagnosed further as the X-rays showed her discs to be within normal limits. We fully knew she needed an MRI and that the cost was going to be expensive. Dr. Kerry Bailey is one of the top veterinary neurologists in the state. I spoke with vets all around NJ and NY and they verified her credentials. Fully prepared for an MRI and back surgery, we knew this was going to cost around $7000, but our little girl is worth it. What we got, no one could have predicted. Our dog has an immune disease (that can only be diagnosed with an MRI) called Granulomatous Meningoencephalomyelitis(GME). It is so rare that up until a few years ago, the survival rate was 11 days. The prognosis is not good. She may or may not respond to the steroid treatment and chemotherapy drugs that she must now take. That being said, Dr. Bailey is up on the latest research regarding this hideous disease. If we have any hope of saving her (even short term), she is receiving the absolute best medical care in the tri-state area. I have reached out to over 15 veterinarians throughout the United States in addition to Cornell University's Veterinary Department & U.C. Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine. They confirmed that how our dog is being clinically treated is the best protocol out there right now. How Dr. Bailey is treating our little girl is absolutely the best chance she has to live. Yes, Oradell is pricey. No, I wouldn't take my dog there for a routine check-up or for shots. But, if you need cutting edge specialists, then know going in to it the cost is going to be pricey, and make your decisions accordingly. For us, we are willing to try to save our dog's life. We also know that this autoimmune disease is almost always a death sentence, but we want to give her the best chance possible to survive.

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I was sent to another hospital by my vet and after reading the reviews for this hospital I decided not to go there. I found OAH and am very happy that I did. I knew the type of surgery that my cat needed and I understood the operation would be costly. They quoted me a price of $180 for the consult and $2500 for the surgery. I found the money and was prepared to pay. After the surgery I found out the consult only came to $90 and the surgery was only $1300. Any other tests that had to be done I was told the price first. Overall the staff was wonderful and very helpful. They all seem to really love thier job and it shows. I was very pleased with the service that I have received and would recommend this hospital!

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I was sent to another hospital by my vet and after reading the reviews for this hospital I decided not to go there. I found OAH and am very happy that I did. I knew the type of surgery that my cat needed and I understood the operation would be costly. They quoted me a price of $180 for the consult and $2500 for the surgery. I found the money and was prepared to pay. After the surgery I found out the consult only came to $90 and the surgery was only $1300. Any other tests that had to be done I was told the price first. Overall the staff was wonderful and very helpful. They all seem to really love thier job and it shows. I was very pleased with the service that I have received and would recommend this hospital!

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I have been going to Oradell now for about ten years with multiple animals. Yes, they are expensive and I would not purchase your medications from them as they are often double the price you can get elsewhere. As to the comment about interns, they are not. But these young doctors getting experience at a "trauma" facility have the latest knowledge from their schools on new treatments; one of them made all the difference for my dog by suggesting a new pain med for his arthritis that works on the nerves. It's the only thing that made a difference. I have been able to maintain a relationship with his doctors (we see a cardiologist, opthalmologist and a GP). I think if my dogs were young and healthy I would find a "regular" vet, but if your dog has special needs or if, like me, everything seems to happen on nights and weekends, then OAH is the place to go. Yes, once or twice over the years I've had someone I didn't care for, but for the most part I have liked the doctors and felt they cared for me and my babies. When I have expressed that finances are particularly challenging they have always worked with me, particularly Dr. Schrope, the cardiologist. Just as one doctor does not define a human hospital, OAH should not be definied by any one experience or doctor. After ten years, I feel qualified to say that most of our experiences have been positive. My dog has lived to be 14 (and still going) as has my cat and my newly adopted 12 year old dog will hopefully benefit as well. I am currently buying my pet meds online at www.petnutritionproducts.com where they will call to get the prescription and they will meet most competitive prices. Great site and good service with prompt delivery.

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I have been going to Oradell now for about ten years with multiple animals. Yes, they are expensive and I would not purchase your medications from them as they are often double the price you can get elsewhere. As to the comment about interns, they are not. But these young doctors getting experience at a "trauma" facility have the latest knowledge from their schools on new treatments; one of them made all the difference for my dog by suggesting a new pain med for his arthritis that works on the nerves. It's the only thing that made a difference. I have been able to maintain a relationship with his doctors (we see a cardiologist, opthalmologist and a GP). I think if my dogs were young and healthy I would find a "regular" vet, but if your dog has special needs or if, like me, everything seems to happen on nights and weekends, then OAH is the place to go. Yes, once or twice over the years I've had someone I didn't care for, but for the most part I have liked the doctors and felt they cared for me and my babies. When I have expressed that finances are particularly challenging they have always worked with me, particularly Dr. Schrope, the cardiologist. Just as one doctor does not define a human hospital, OAH should not be definied by any one experience or doctor. After ten years, I feel qualified to say that most of our experiences have been positive. My dog has lived to be 14 (and still going) as has my cat and my newly adopted 12 year old dog will hopefully benefit as well. I am currently buying my pet meds online at www.petnutritionproducts.com where they will call to get the prescription and they will meet most competitive prices. Great site and good service with prompt delivery.

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OAH is an excellent facility with brilliant DVMs. Yes it is pricey, but MRIs, X-rays, and the myriad other diagnostics are not cheap anywhere, and you do truly get hwat you pay for. Every doctor we've seen has been caring and compassionate, and has been willing to test out our hypotheses instead of shrugging them off. I do think that the naysayers believe that doctors cannot or should not be wrong, which is simply not true.

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OAH is an excellent facility with brilliant DVMs. Yes it is pricey, but MRIs, X-rays, and the myriad other diagnostics are not cheap anywhere, and you do truly get hwat you pay for. Every doctor we've seen has been caring and compassionate, and has been willing to test out our hypotheses instead of shrugging them off. I do think that the naysayers believe that doctors cannot or should not be wrong, which is simply not true.

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Our dog was treated at OAH after other vet recommended putting her down. We managed to keep her another 2 yrs. During this period we pretty much saw same dr (Sartor,very compassionate). When we got a new dog, we retd to OAH for routine visits. I asked that whomever we saw, wud be our doctor all the time. Now we have 2nd dog & was told doctor is no longer w/practice. Bottom line, you will receive quality care for yur pets,but it won't be cheap, however if you want to establish any kind of relationship w/doctor, then probably won't happen here. I'm researching new vet now & see that many intern at OAH, then move on, this explains why so many of their doctors are all business, push for tests & incompassionate. They probably won't ever see you again, so they don't care! I will admit that i argued some chrgs when 1st dog was hospitalized & was given a credit. Example of chrgs, OAH ofc visit is $93, our cats' vet chrgs $69, others in my town chrg as low as $45. I wud use OAH for serious illness and/or if regular vet can't offer any more, but be prepared to pay alot of $$$$ for this care & have a vet who doesn't know you or yur pet & probably won't be around long enough to get to know you!

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Our dog was treated at OAH after other vet recommended putting her down. We managed to keep her another 2 yrs. During this period we pretty much saw same dr (Sartor,very compassionate). When we got a new dog, we retd to OAH for routine visits. I asked that whomever we saw, wud be our doctor all the time. Now we have 2nd dog & was told doctor is no longer w/practice. Bottom line, you will receive quality care for yur pets,but it won't be cheap, however if you want to establish any kind of relationship w/doctor, then probably won't happen here. I'm researching new vet now & see that many intern at OAH, then move on, this explains why so many of their doctors are all business, push for tests & incompassionate. They probably won't ever see you again, so they don't care! I will admit that i argued some chrgs when 1st dog was hospitalized & was given a credit. Example of chrgs, OAH ofc visit is $93, our cats' vet chrgs $69, others in my town chrg as low as $45. I wud use OAH for serious illness and/or if regular vet can't offer any more, but be prepared to pay alot of $$$$ for this care & have a vet who doesn't know you or yur pet & probably won't be around long enough to get to know you!

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As long as I live in Northern NJ I will only take my puppies to OAH!! They have always given my animals the best care. Treated me well & have always been there whether during the day or in the middle of the night. Even though they might be what others have said pricey; definitely worth the expense. I have known others that have gone to small private vets who have poorly misdiagnosed their animals and they have wind up taking them to OAH anyway. Frankly if you can't afford the care for a pet don't get one! When I had to put my one dog to sleep after a battle with cancer; they were professional, caring, and very supportive. When I got another dog I didn't hesitate on bringing her to OAH!! I always leave feeling reassured and satisfied. I'm a very picky person when it comes to health care. It must be the nurse in me. Nurses know good care and OAH knows how to provide it!! :-D

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As long as I live in Northern NJ I will only take my puppies to OAH!! They have always given my animals the best care. Treated me well & have always been there whether during the day or in the middle of the night. Even though they might be what others have said pricey; definitely worth the expense. I have known others that have gone to small private vets who have poorly misdiagnosed their animals and they have wind up taking them to OAH anyway. Frankly if you can't afford the care for a pet don't get one! When I had to put my one dog to sleep after a battle with cancer; they were professional, caring, and very supportive. When I got another dog I didn't hesitate on bringing her to OAH!! I always leave feeling reassured and satisfied. I'm a very picky person when it comes to health care. It must be the nurse in me. Nurses know good care and OAH knows how to provide it!! :-D

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First, their facility is world-class. Since they moved from their old location in Oradell on Kinderkamack, it rivals a very technology forward human hospital. Enormous staff, and they have every animal medical technology possible, as well as specialists for everything. But of course, this comes at a price. Even though the doctors I saw were all very nice and caring, they work for this institution and can only be available to you at certain times. It was near impossible to get a call back, and the bills were always pretty outrageous. After finding another vet that i am extremely happy with, i will only go back to Oradell for extreme, middle-of-the-night emergencies. Also, they completely overcharge for their heartworm and flea medication, I get the same exact products from my current vet for MUCH less than what Oradell used to charge me. Overall, their facility and technology is unparalleled, and probably one of the best in the state. But for routine checkups and minor visits, it's not worth your money. If you

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First, their facility is world-class. Since they moved from their old location in Oradell on Kinderkamack, it rivals a very technology forward human hospital. Enormous staff, and they have every animal medical technology possible, as well as specialists for everything. But of course, this comes at a price. Even though the doctors I saw were all very nice and caring, they work for this institution and can only be available to you at certain times. It was near impossible to get a call back, and the bills were always pretty outrageous. After finding another vet that i am extremely happy with, i will only go back to Oradell for extreme, middle-of-the-night emergencies. Also, they completely overcharge for their heartworm and flea medication, I get the same exact products from my current vet for MUCH less than what Oradell used to charge me. Overall, their facility and technology is unparalleled, and probably one of the best in the state. But for routine checkups and minor visits, it's not worth your money. If you

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We have been clients of Oradell for many years. You get what you pay for. Could I pay less at a smaller practice , i'm sure I could , but what I want and need is to have medical help available at any hour of the day or night.My dog also has seizures and I have no problem getting refills for meds or a call back from any of the doctors that we see. We go for blood levels twice a year and a yearly exam, that is it . No problems , no hassles . The staff could not be nicer to us each and every time. We also have an older dog receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Once again every one is so nice to us and to our dog. We had an emergency a few weeks ago in the middle of the night . We got home at about 4:00am and by eight am we had received a call from the oncologist and then from one of the technicians checking to see how Bowser was doing. I have no complaints. For me and my family ( humans and pets ) Oradell Animal Hospital is the best there is .

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We have been clients of Oradell for many years. You get what you pay for. Could I pay less at a smaller practice , i'm sure I could , but what I want and need is to have medical help available at any hour of the day or night.My dog also has seizures and I have no problem getting refills for meds or a call back from any of the doctors that we see. We go for blood levels twice a year and a yearly exam, that is it . No problems , no hassles . The staff could not be nicer to us each and every time. We also have an older dog receiving chemotherapy for cancer. Once again every one is so nice to us and to our dog. We had an emergency a few weeks ago in the middle of the night . We got home at about 4:00am and by eight am we had received a call from the oncologist and then from one of the technicians checking to see how Bowser was doing. I have no complaints. For me and my family ( humans and pets ) Oradell Animal Hospital is the best there is .

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The staff at Oradell Hospital could not have been more wonderful to our dog Kadie. We made an appointment with Dr. Schrope at the recommendation of our vet since we needed a specialist. We were informed up front about the fee schedule and expected to pay more since Dr. Schrope is a specialist. We could not have asked for a more caring, kind and wonderful doctor. He was very compassionate and did all that he could for out beloved pet. I realize that some people had a negative experience with the emergency part of the hospital but please do not let that influence you from seeing Dr. Schrope if you need a good specialist. He was wonderful.

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The staff at Oradell Hospital could not have been more wonderful to our dog Kadie. We made an appointment with Dr. Schrope at the recommendation of our vet since we needed a specialist. We were informed up front about the fee schedule and expected to pay more since Dr. Schrope is a specialist. We could not have asked for a more caring, kind and wonderful doctor. He was very compassionate and did all that he could for out beloved pet. I realize that some people had a negative experience with the emergency part of the hospital but please do not let that influence you from seeing Dr. Schrope if you need a good specialist. He was wonderful.

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Some of the doctors there are very compassionate and competent, but overall the experience I had here was not good. They were able to diagnose my dog fairly quickly, and Dr. Sartor was a really nice, caring doctor. She called me multiple times a day with updates, and was really great to work with. However, I felt that the other doctors that I dealt with were far less compassionate, and way more driven by money that by helping my pet. I think they knew from day one that ultimately my dog would have to be euthanized, but they took all the money they could get from me before I made the decision to put her to sleep. The doctor (I don't remember his name), even after telling me that my dog would not get better (she wouldn't eat, was throwing up everything we could manage to force feed her and could barely walk) and that with continued therapy and medication she would live at most another month, STILL insisted that we get more tests done and continue therapy. He gave me another estimate of over $3,000, after tel

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Some of the doctors there are very compassionate and competent, but overall the experience I had here was not good. They were able to diagnose my dog fairly quickly, and Dr. Sartor was a really nice, caring doctor. She called me multiple times a day with updates, and was really great to work with. However, I felt that the other doctors that I dealt with were far less compassionate, and way more driven by money that by helping my pet. I think they knew from day one that ultimately my dog would have to be euthanized, but they took all the money they could get from me before I made the decision to put her to sleep. The doctor (I don't remember his name), even after telling me that my dog would not get better (she wouldn't eat, was throwing up everything we could manage to force feed her and could barely walk) and that with continued therapy and medication she would live at most another month, STILL insisted that we get more tests done and continue therapy. He gave me another estimate of over $3,000, after tel

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Our cat, L, started to throw up a lot last week, she was struggling to use the litter box, was acting a bit off and wasn't eating or drinking. We tried to feed her again and she threw it right up. Our regular vet is 45 minutes away and it was a Sunday in Bergen County. We found Oradell Animal Hospital (in Paramus) and took her there.

L was first seen by a triage nurse who must have been a trainee or something because she really had no clue what was going on or how to speak to us. She took L to the "back" and told us we couldn't go and had to stay in the lobby. This really bothered us but a receptionist actually took us into an exam room adjoining their main exam area. We figured L was constipated and after checking manually the vet was mostly in agreement with us. We were cautioned that it could be a sign of bigger things and L could be really clogged up and an xray, maybe bloodtests could help determine the underlying cause. We knew the initial visit was $160 and now xrays and bloodwork! After much deba

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Our cat, L, started to throw up a lot last week, she was struggling to use the litter box, was acting a bit off and wasn't eating or drinking. We tried to feed her again and she threw it right up. Our regular vet is 45 minutes away and it was a Sunday in Bergen County. We found Oradell Animal Hospital (in Paramus) and took her there.

L was first seen by a triage nurse who must have been a trainee or something because she really had no clue what was going on or how to speak to us. She took L to the "back" and told us we couldn't go and had to stay in the lobby. This really bothered us but a receptionist actually took us into an exam room adjoining their main exam area. We figured L was constipated and after checking manually the vet was mostly in agreement with us. We were cautioned that it could be a sign of bigger things and L could be really clogged up and an xray, maybe bloodtests could help determine the underlying cause. We knew the initial visit was $160 and now xrays and bloodwork! After much deba

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I was visiting relatives in NJ and had brought my Boston Terrier with me. While I was up there, I noticed a round scab on my dog. My Aunt recommended Oradell, so we took her there. The staff was very friendly and a quick to diagnose my dog. Unfortunately, she had gotten ringworm, but they gave us oral medicine and and ointment. With their quick diagnosis, no one at the house caught it and it did not spread.

Thanks for everything!

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I was visiting relatives in NJ and had brought my Boston Terrier with me. While I was up there, I noticed a round scab on my dog. My Aunt recommended Oradell, so we took her there. The staff was very friendly and a quick to diagnose my dog. Unfortunately, she had gotten ringworm, but they gave us oral medicine and and ointment. With their quick diagnosis, no one at the house caught it and it did not spread.

Thanks for everything!

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Oradell and its doctors and many helpers have always done good by me and my baby Rufus, and my late kitty Socks (RIP). When Socks got sick at 15 years old most vets would have told me to put him to sleep, that it was his time but not Oradell. I was given a realistic picture, that he was sick and might succumb to his illness. But he was still so full of life and I didn't think it was his time so we fought for him, and to my surprise (and the doctor's i think) his treatment with medications and a special diet didn't just make him "more comfortable", he ended up downright peppy! The Dr. was very kind to condense some of the costs on my initial bill, not charging me for a couple of the tests, and was always there along the way to listen to my concerns, and yes also to my proud gushing over my "furry children"! *laugh* I was always treated with respect, which I think is important especially with a situation like a vet's office because those of us who don't know anything about med
icine need someone to take the

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Oradell and its doctors and many helpers have always done good by me and my baby Rufus, and my late kitty Socks (RIP). When Socks got sick at 15 years old most vets would have told me to put him to sleep, that it was his time but not Oradell. I was given a realistic picture, that he was sick and might succumb to his illness. But he was still so full of life and I didn't think it was his time so we fought for him, and to my surprise (and the doctor's i think) his treatment with medications and a special diet didn't just make him "more comfortable", he ended up downright peppy! The Dr. was very kind to condense some of the costs on my initial bill, not charging me for a couple of the tests, and was always there along the way to listen to my concerns, and yes also to my proud gushing over my "furry children"! *laugh* I was always treated with respect, which I think is important especially with a situation like a vet's office because those of us who don't know anything about med
icine need someone to take the

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I'm proud to stand up and give my 5 star rating for O.A.H.! My friends, family and I have all taken our pets to them for years (combined, over hundreds of visits and dozens of hospital stays!) and have NEVER had a negative experience. The staff is helpful, SO compassionate, and really is looking out for our little critters above all else.

First off, I read on the website one naysayer posted that Oradell "teaches students on your pets". The person who wrote this is simply misinformed. There are many interns at the hospital each year, yes... but they are DVM's who have graduated from the top shools (Cornell, UPenn, etc) and who legally have entered into practice. In fact, in a couple of my trips to OAH, I found that having an intern can be a wonderful thing... they are 'young', yes, but they are CONSTANTLY working with the more seasoned staff doctors and the many specialists at their disposal, to discuss your case with them and get the best diagnosis/treatment for your pet. So if you are afraid of seeing an

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I'm proud to stand up and give my 5 star rating for O.A.H.! My friends, family and I have all taken our pets to them for years (combined, over hundreds of visits and dozens of hospital stays!) and have NEVER had a negative experience. The staff is helpful, SO compassionate, and really is looking out for our little critters above all else.

First off, I read on the website one naysayer posted that Oradell "teaches students on your pets". The person who wrote this is simply misinformed. There are many interns at the hospital each year, yes... but they are DVM's who have graduated from the top shools (Cornell, UPenn, etc) and who legally have entered into practice. In fact, in a couple of my trips to OAH, I found that having an intern can be a wonderful thing... they are 'young', yes, but they are CONSTANTLY working with the more seasoned staff doctors and the many specialists at their disposal, to discuss your case with them and get the best diagnosis/treatment for your pet. So if you are afraid of seeing an

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My dog Fletcher started urinating blood last Saturday and quickly became lethargic, I brought him to our regular vet, Dr. Zgoda at Otterkill Animal Hospital. To make a long story short, by Sunday afternoon, Dr. Zgoda recommded I bring him to Oradell (an hour away) because he was not technically equipped to deal with his suspected diagnosis. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was wonderful. I was a little taken aback by the way they made us sign an estimate for $3-$6k before treating Fletcher, but we just wanted our dog to be okay. He was diagnosed that evening with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA.) This is a horrible disease with a 50% mortality rate, even with treatment. Dr. Kepping was assigned our case and really cared for him so well. She was compassionate and communicated with us every step of the way, making sure we always knew what was going on with his treatment and recovery. We were able to visit him daily and got to meet with her most days. Fletcher needed 3 blood transfusions

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My dog Fletcher started urinating blood last Saturday and quickly became lethargic, I brought him to our regular vet, Dr. Zgoda at Otterkill Animal Hospital. To make a long story short, by Sunday afternoon, Dr. Zgoda recommded I bring him to Oradell (an hour away) because he was not technically equipped to deal with his suspected diagnosis. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff was wonderful. I was a little taken aback by the way they made us sign an estimate for $3-$6k before treating Fletcher, but we just wanted our dog to be okay. He was diagnosed that evening with Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA.) This is a horrible disease with a 50% mortality rate, even with treatment. Dr. Kepping was assigned our case and really cared for him so well. She was compassionate and communicated with us every step of the way, making sure we always knew what was going on with his treatment and recovery. We were able to visit him daily and got to meet with her most days. Fletcher needed 3 blood transfusions

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I bought my 5 year old Yorkie to Oradell, with what I was told was a pretty normal condition that she had, but they wanted to keep her there for x-rays, observation and IV. After one day, I picked her up and a bill for $2,000.00. I don't mind the money, but I don't think their care is any better than a good vet. The following week she developed the same symptoms, and I brought her to our regular vet. He treated her, different meds, great exam, and everything came to a grand total of $92.00. So, I would say Oradell is a great hospital if it's a true emergency, but make sure you have pet insurance because your bill will be more than if a human went to an ER! I am a firm believer in pet insurance, it's worth the money..a small fee each month, and definitely comes in handy if you have to bring your friend to Oradell. Great hospital, very high priced.

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I bought my 5 year old Yorkie to Oradell, with what I was told was a pretty normal condition that she had, but they wanted to keep her there for x-rays, observation and IV. After one day, I picked her up and a bill for $2,000.00. I don't mind the money, but I don't think their care is any better than a good vet. The following week she developed the same symptoms, and I brought her to our regular vet. He treated her, different meds, great exam, and everything came to a grand total of $92.00. So, I would say Oradell is a great hospital if it's a true emergency, but make sure you have pet insurance because your bill will be more than if a human went to an ER! I am a firm believer in pet insurance, it's worth the money..a small fee each month, and definitely comes in handy if you have to bring your friend to Oradell. Great hospital, very high priced.

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No other way to describe it, it's the best around. They can handle any emergency, 24/7 as they're staffed with some brilliant Boarded surgeons. They have been able to take care of my dogs, as well as my goats and Peacocks. I ended up there at 2am with a gastric torsion and they took care of it that night, as poor Tor wouldn't have lasted till the morning. We're lucky to have this fine facility in the area. Please make sure you put leashes on your pets and keep them safe, because it's your responsibility as a pet owner. Also, know when it's time to say goodbye, because it's the kindest thing we can do for our pets.

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No other way to describe it, it's the best around. They can handle any emergency, 24/7 as they're staffed with some brilliant Boarded surgeons. They have been able to take care of my dogs, as well as my goats and Peacocks. I ended up there at 2am with a gastric torsion and they took care of it that night, as poor Tor wouldn't have lasted till the morning. We're lucky to have this fine facility in the area. Please make sure you put leashes on your pets and keep them safe, because it's your responsibility as a pet owner. Also, know when it's time to say goodbye, because it's the kindest thing we can do for our pets.

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I was visiting my family and decided to bring my new dog on the trip. When I let him out of the car, he was so hyper that he tripped on my parents stairs and hurt is leg. I rushed him to nearest clinic. I was so lucky to have Oradell in the area. They patched him up really quickly before he worsen his condition. I wish hospitals took this much care and dedication to their "human" patients as Oradell does for pets. Thank you Dr. Palazzini, you're the best!!!

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I was visiting my family and decided to bring my new dog on the trip. When I let him out of the car, he was so hyper that he tripped on my parents stairs and hurt is leg. I rushed him to nearest clinic. I was so lucky to have Oradell in the area. They patched him up really quickly before he worsen his condition. I wish hospitals took this much care and dedication to their "human" patients as Oradell does for pets. Thank you Dr. Palazzini, you're the best!!!

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The doctors I have worked with have always been extremely nice. I only have great things to say about this establishment. I have taken my Lab there for everything from being spayed to just a regular check up. I highly recommend this vet!

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The doctors I have worked with have always been extremely nice. I only have great things to say about this establishment. I have taken my Lab there for everything from being spayed to just a regular check up. I highly recommend this vet!

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Once again, another successful visit to the vet. I dont see how anyone could have a bad experience at this vet. Everyone is so friendly and the service is excellent. Thank goodness our dog only has kennel cough! Even though, it is such a common illness, they were great with our dog. Thanks again for everything!!!

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Once again, another successful visit to the vet. I dont see how anyone could have a bad experience at this vet. Everyone is so friendly and the service is excellent. Thank goodness our dog only has kennel cough! Even though, it is such a common illness, they were great with our dog. Thanks again for everything!!!

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Hey, where else can you find such great Doctors at 2am? Our dog became violently ill, and off we went in the middle of the night. Thank God for Oradell!!! Her stomach torsion would have killed her, but the Surgeon's there saved her life. What an amazing place, and such a great staff. Can't say enough great things about this place. Our Great Dane wouldn't be here, if it wasn't for Dr. Carbury!! Thank you!!!

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Hey, where else can you find such great Doctors at 2am? Our dog became violently ill, and off we went in the middle of the night. Thank God for Oradell!!! Her stomach torsion would have killed her, but the Surgeon's there saved her life. What an amazing place, and such a great staff. Can't say enough great things about this place. Our Great Dane wouldn't be here, if it wasn't for Dr. Carbury!! Thank you!!!

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Very unhappy with the level of service. No answers as to why my dog isn't better after 3000+. I wish I knew about this site. I'm glad it's here now. Thank you, insiderpages.

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Very unhappy with the level of service. No answers as to why my dog isn't better after 3000+. I wish I knew about this site. I'm glad it's here now. Thank you, insiderpages.

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We're lucky that we live near this place, what a superb medical facility. The Staff is so professional and caring, and they have an amazing diagnostic team. Never been to such a fine facility, and my animals are the better for going there!!! Bravo, Oradell!!!

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We're lucky that we live near this place, what a superb medical facility. The Staff is so professional and caring, and they have an amazing diagnostic team. Never been to such a fine facility, and my animals are the better for going there!!! Bravo, Oradell!!!

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My dogs don't go anywhere else. I've tried local Veterinarians, but they just don't come near the expertise that's available at Oradell. I've always been treated in such a kind and caring manner, as have my dogs. They are an amazing staff, the waiting room can be full on a Sunday with Emergencies, but they prioritize the cases and really take such wonderful care of all of us. My animals are living a better life because of Oradell!!! Can't say enough about this fine facility!!!

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My dogs don't go anywhere else. I've tried local Veterinarians, but they just don't come near the expertise that's available at Oradell. I've always been treated in such a kind and caring manner, as have my dogs. They are an amazing staff, the waiting room can be full on a Sunday with Emergencies, but they prioritize the cases and really take such wonderful care of all of us. My animals are living a better life because of Oradell!!! Can't say enough about this fine facility!!!

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I drove 4 hours in the middle of the night, to get my dog down there. What an amazing hospital!!! We called, they knew we were on our way and met us outside with a guerney. I should get such great care at the local Emergency Room, myself!! Anyway, after much angst, the Surgeons did some impressive repair on my dog's heart!!! I can't thank them enough, for saving his life. Thank you, Oradell!!!

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I drove 4 hours in the middle of the night, to get my dog down there. What an amazing hospital!!! We called, they knew we were on our way and met us outside with a guerney. I should get such great care at the local Emergency Room, myself!! Anyway, after much angst, the Surgeons did some impressive repair on my dog's heart!!! I can't thank them enough, for saving his life. Thank you, Oradell!!!

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Excellent Staff, from the front desk back to the Surgical area. They have always taken great care of my animals, and have done some pretty amazing procedures, with successful results. No matter what time of day, or whether or not its a holiday, they are ready to take care of us. I am only too happy to support this great facility, and their marvelous staff!! You go Oradell!!!

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Excellent Staff, from the front desk back to the Surgical area. They have always taken great care of my animals, and have done some pretty amazing procedures, with successful results. No matter what time of day, or whether or not its a holiday, they are ready to take care of us. I am only too happy to support this great facility, and their marvelous staff!! You go Oradell!!!

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I wish I could find such great Veterinary care down in the DC area. We were referred up to this fabulous facility, and their expert team diagnosed and cured the problem with some pretty complicated surgery. Can't say enough about them, they're fantastic. Everyone there is highly qualified and compassionate, they took excellent care of us. Thank you, Oradell!!

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I wish I could find such great Veterinary care down in the DC area. We were referred up to this fabulous facility, and their expert team diagnosed and cured the problem with some pretty complicated surgery. Can't say enough about them, they're fantastic. Everyone there is highly qualified and compassionate, they took excellent care of us. Thank you, Oradell!!

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They are an amazing group of Professionals at that hospital. I have never been treated so well, nor have my animals. They saved my cat, after they did an Iodine 131 treatment, and Dr. Schrope did open heart surgery on my dog. Both are doing great. They will never go anywhere but Oradell!! Wish I could find such great medical care!!!

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They are an amazing group of Professionals at that hospital. I have never been treated so well, nor have my animals. They saved my cat, after they did an Iodine 131 treatment, and Dr. Schrope did open heart surgery on my dog. Both are doing great. They will never go anywhere but Oradell!! Wish I could find such great medical care!!!

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What could be better than Oradell? Not much!! I'm greeted by caring people as soon as I walk through the door. They have the staff and competence level, being a world reknown teaching facility. The MRI is there, as is anything one could possibly need. They did two cementless hip replacements on my Labrador, and the dog walks fine and enjoys life again. I can't thank them enough. They have even taken care of my goats, which no one else will touch. Can't say enough about them, everyone should be greatful that they are in this area. Their prices are not egregious, they're in line for the quality of the facility and care that is administered. Exceptional hosital. Definitely worth the trip!!!

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What could be better than Oradell? Not much!! I'm greeted by caring people as soon as I walk through the door. They have the staff and competence level, being a world reknown teaching facility. The MRI is there, as is anything one could possibly need. They did two cementless hip replacements on my Labrador, and the dog walks fine and enjoys life again. I can't thank them enough. They have even taken care of my goats, which no one else will touch. Can't say enough about them, everyone should be greatful that they are in this area. Their prices are not egregious, they're in line for the quality of the facility and care that is administered. Exceptional hosital. Definitely worth the trip!!!

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