Rutherford Animal Hospital

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Mon-Thurs: 8am-10pm; Fri-Sat: 8am-8pm; Sun: 9am-5pm
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charged me $80 for nothing and said my puppy needs to go to the oradell animal hospital because my puppy needs surgery. I do not know how the doc realized my baby needs surgery and she did not even examine him. She was rude when I started asking questions and could not tell me what was wrong with my puppy. These animal hospitals work together to milk pet lovers out of lots of money, they would kill your pets just for a few bucks. These people do not have hearts they are devils. what a shame

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charged me $80 for nothing and said my puppy needs to go to the oradell animal hospital because my puppy needs surgery. I do not know how the doc realized my baby needs surgery and she did not even examine him. She was rude when I started asking questions and could not tell me what was wrong with my puppy. These animal hospitals work together to milk pet lovers out of lots of money, they would kill your pets just for a few bucks. These people do not have hearts they are devils. what a shame

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I had taken my ferret to Rutherford animal hospital and she was horribly- and I mean HORRIBLY misdiagnosed. The doctors are nice and friendly, but between the 3 doctors who had reviewed her case-I cannot believe what a bad mistake was made. Basically, my ferret had a very bad cold-with flu like symptoms. They put her through a lot of testing and had her stay at the hospital; which cost me thousands for a few days. They were nice to me and to her, but from their analysis of the tests, they said she had cancer. They did not explain the results in detail. They said she could possibly survive if given chemotherapy as soon as possible. I decided to do a lot of research for another doctor who deals with exotics and found a PERFECT vet in Bound Brook, NJ-for a second opinion, as CHEMO is a severe treatment. The next day, I took her and the lab results to the other vet, who really took the time to read and THOROUGHLY explain everything in the reports to me. He finally stated, "the test results suggest it MAY be cancer-but after examining her--IT IS DEFINITELY NOT CANCER!!!!" He treated her, giving the proper meds and within a day she was back to normal and healthy. Rutherford wanted to give chemo to my pet, who did not have cancer and probably would have endured some bad side effects -as it does with humans!!!! All that being said, the vet in Bound Brook explained how a lot of larger facilities jump the gun and often juice people for cash-which is what happened to me and my poor ferret who was not treated properly at Rutherford. I feel bad writing this, because the people were nice, but after that experience, I would never go there again-nor would I recommend them. Please note that this is concerning my case with a ferret. They may be fine with dogs, cats, etc. Not related to Rutherford, but I had another bad experience with Ridgewood concerning a bird-just so you know.

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I had taken my ferret to Rutherford animal hospital and she was horribly- and I mean HORRIBLY misdiagnosed. The doctors are nice and friendly, but between the 3 doctors who had reviewed her case-I cannot believe what a bad mistake was made. Basically, my ferret had a very bad cold-with flu like symptoms. They put her through a lot of testing and had her stay at the hospital; which cost me thousands for a few days. They were nice to me and to her, but from their analysis of the tests, they said she had cancer. They did not explain the results in detail. They said she could possibly survive if given chemotherapy as soon as possible. I decided to do a lot of research for another doctor who deals with exotics and found a PERFECT vet in Bound Brook, NJ-for a second opinion, as CHEMO is a severe treatment. The next day, I took her and the lab results to the other vet, who really took the time to read and THOROUGHLY explain everything in the reports to me. He finally stated, "the test results suggest it MAY be cancer-but after examining her--IT IS DEFINITELY NOT CANCER!!!!" He treated her, giving the proper meds and within a day she was back to normal and healthy. Rutherford wanted to give chemo to my pet, who did not have cancer and probably would have endured some bad side effects -as it does with humans!!!! All that being said, the vet in Bound Brook explained how a lot of larger facilities jump the gun and often juice people for cash-which is what happened to me and my poor ferret who was not treated properly at Rutherford. I feel bad writing this, because the people were nice, but after that experience, I would never go there again-nor would I recommend them. Please note that this is concerning my case with a ferret. They may be fine with dogs, cats, etc. Not related to Rutherford, but I had another bad experience with Ridgewood concerning a bird-just so you know.

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The staff is friendly and courteous, the Dr's caring and compassionate and the prices more than fair. What else can you ask for.

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★★★★★

The staff is friendly and courteous, the Dr's caring and compassionate and the prices more than fair. What else can you ask for.

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Wouldn't change Rutherford Animal Hospital for all the money in the world. Couldn't ask for a better hospital
Doctors are great, along with the technician staff and the front office staff. Dr. Tracy Cantamessa is our little girls doctor, she gives encouragement - strength to care for our little ones. Thank you Dr. Cantamessa and the whole entire staff. It's worth the 1-1/2 hour trip. Rutherford Animal Hospital treats you like family not a number. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

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★★★★★

Wouldn't change Rutherford Animal Hospital for all the money in the world. Couldn't ask for a better hospital
Doctors are great, along with the technician staff and the front office staff. Dr. Tracy Cantamessa is our little girls doctor, she gives encouragement - strength to care for our little ones. Thank you Dr. Cantamessa and the whole entire staff. It's worth the 1-1/2 hour trip. Rutherford Animal Hospital treats you like family not a number. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

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I haven't been to this hospital many times, but the few times I have, I was impressed. Dr. Briganti is an excellent doctor for the care of birds and other small mammals! They have a wonderful staff and a very clean facility. I have also boarded my dogs here once and was very satisfied.

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I haven't been to this hospital many times, but the few times I have, I was impressed. Dr. Briganti is an excellent doctor for the care of birds and other small mammals! They have a wonderful staff and a very clean facility. I have also boarded my dogs here once and was very satisfied.

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Message from Rutherford Animal Hospital

We strive to give your pet the most comprehensive medical care in any situation. In addition, we pride ourselves on being compassionate and understanding. Armed with the latest technology, we can diagnose and treat all conditions within one facility. In addition, we offer acupuncture and acupressure treatments in conjunction with traditional medical therapies. Also at our disposal, is a state-of-the-art dental department, complete with an intraoral digital x-ray system and the latest diagnostic tools. Our pharmacy is fully stocked to aid in your pet's treatment. Exotic pets are welcome. Our vets are trained in current avian and exotic procedures. Your winged friend, reptile or pocket pet will enjoy a comfortable stay in our specially equipped exotic ward. At Rutherford Animal Hospital, our emphasis is on disease prevention! We consider the annual/biannual exams the most important thing you can do to keep your pet healthy. No animals will be admitted into the hospital without current vaccinations. Whatever your pet's health problem, we are dedicated to making your companion healthy, in a caring environment, with the least amount of stress possible.

 

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