Amboy Avenue Animal Hospital

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  • 159 Amboy Ave

    Metuchen, NJ 08840

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  • 732-549-5300

About Amboy Avenue Animal Hospital

Hours
Mon 8am-7pm, Wed-Fri 8am-7pm, Tue 9am-1pm, Sat 9am-12:30pm

Pets & Animals

Pets & Animals
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This person is in it strictly for the money as far as I can see. Very businesslike and unsensitive
50 dollars for sub-q fluids? 40.00 for 30 prednisones
When I called to put my girl to sleep they quoted me $206.00
That was for just the shots
That wasn't as disturbing as the question they came back to ask me while pricing this. They asked me whether I wanted to be in the room before giving me the price. I said yes of course but... and they put me on hold before I could finish. Why would they want to know if I wanted to be with her before pricing? I can only imagine that they would not have given her meds to take away pain and let her sleep before the procedure was done if I wasn't in the room. I think we are talking about less then a 5 dollar expense for the vet here
Stay away from this place

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This person is in it strictly for the money as far as I can see. Very businesslike and unsensitive
50 dollars for sub-q fluids? 40.00 for 30 prednisones
When I called to put my girl to sleep they quoted me $206.00
That was for just the shots
That wasn't as disturbing as the question they came back to ask me while pricing this. They asked me whether I wanted to be in the room before giving me the price. I said yes of course but... and they put me on hold before I could finish. Why would they want to know if I wanted to be with her before pricing? I can only imagine that they would not have given her meds to take away pain and let her sleep before the procedure was done if I wasn't in the room. I think we are talking about less then a 5 dollar expense for the vet here
Stay away from this place

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Wow, I really think Amboy Ave. Vet Hosp. is taking a bad rap here. I've been taking my animals here for years. One of my (3) cats had an ear infection and the ear needed to be removed. Dr. Murtha did a fantastic job. Unfortunately, later that year, my cat had a stroke. I took the cat to the vets while I was in my PJs. Dr. M saw him right away and told me the unfortunate news that my precious cat would suffer more and chances of survival were slim. I have to say one thing: expensive! I thought I might get a break on office visits when I brought all 3 cats at once, but that did not happen.

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Wow, I really think Amboy Ave. Vet Hosp. is taking a bad rap here. I've been taking my animals here for years. One of my (3) cats had an ear infection and the ear needed to be removed. Dr. Murtha did a fantastic job. Unfortunately, later that year, my cat had a stroke. I took the cat to the vets while I was in my PJs. Dr. M saw him right away and told me the unfortunate news that my precious cat would suffer more and chances of survival were slim. I have to say one thing: expensive! I thought I might get a break on office visits when I brought all 3 cats at once, but that did not happen.

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Would not recommend this Vet to my worst enemy. Please if you care about your pet, do not use this vet. I had my dog neutered with a Friends of Animal certificate. FOA gave me a list of vets in my area to use. I assumed that if the Vet was on their list, it was a reputable Vet....not the case at all. My wife and I took our vet on a Monday and was told he would be ready to be picked up same day between 4 - 6 pm. We arrived about 4:30 and was told he was still out of sorts but could take him home. It took 4 personnel to put our dog in the car (because he could not walk on his own). Upon arriving home around 5 pm - our dog did not wake up until 12:00 pm the following day. Also we we looked at his surgery it was such a poor stitch job. After a week of recovery we had to take him to another vet and they had to perform another minor surgery to repair the damage from this vet. Thank goodness we took him to another Vet to repair the damage....PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS VET!!!!!!

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Would not recommend this Vet to my worst enemy. Please if you care about your pet, do not use this vet. I had my dog neutered with a Friends of Animal certificate. FOA gave me a list of vets in my area to use. I assumed that if the Vet was on their list, it was a reputable Vet....not the case at all. My wife and I took our vet on a Monday and was told he would be ready to be picked up same day between 4 - 6 pm. We arrived about 4:30 and was told he was still out of sorts but could take him home. It took 4 personnel to put our dog in the car (because he could not walk on his own). Upon arriving home around 5 pm - our dog did not wake up until 12:00 pm the following day. Also we we looked at his surgery it was such a poor stitch job. After a week of recovery we had to take him to another vet and they had to perform another minor surgery to repair the damage from this vet. Thank goodness we took him to another Vet to repair the damage....PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS VET!!!!!!

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Do NOT use this vet! I took my puppy there to be spayed 1.5 yrs ago. I live locally, so I randomly selected this veterinary hospital for the procedure without any recommendation. I am a first-time dog owner, but since this is a relatively routine procedure, I was not concerned. To put it bluntly, they butchered my dog. The stitch job was horrendous, with sloppy crisscross stitching that pulled the skin making it swollen. The swelling around the stitches was so bad that the stitches cut into new skin scarring her. I could have done a better job sewing a hole in my sweater. We were scheduled to return to the vet for a follow-up about 1 week following the procedure. However, given the situation, I contacted the vet several times and scheduled follow-up visits to ensure everything was OK, to which they responded each time ??Looks normal.? We wanted a second opinion. So we went to Metuchen Veterinary Hospital. They removed the exterior stitching, which improved the appearance instantly. The vet said that he thought the interior stitches felt ok, but instructed us to clean the area, apply an ointment, and administer more antibiotics to avoid any potential infection. Needless to say, we did not return to the Amboy Ave Hospital for our scheduled follow-up visit and have continued going to Metuchen Vet Hospital. What should have been a routine procedure cost us double what it originally should have due to the multiple visits, topical treatments, and antibiotics, not to mention the discomfort our poor puppy experienced due to the vet??s neglect. To make matters worse, I just learned that a coworker of mine, not aware of my experience, took her dog there recently to be neutered. To make a long story short, the experience was very similar. The only difference was that her dog actually had to undergo surgery a SECOND TIME by a different vet due to complications caused by Amboy Ave. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you DO NOT USE THIS VET.

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Do NOT use this vet! I took my puppy there to be spayed 1.5 yrs ago. I live locally, so I randomly selected this veterinary hospital for the procedure without any recommendation. I am a first-time dog owner, but since this is a relatively routine procedure, I was not concerned. To put it bluntly, they butchered my dog. The stitch job was horrendous, with sloppy crisscross stitching that pulled the skin making it swollen. The swelling around the stitches was so bad that the stitches cut into new skin scarring her. I could have done a better job sewing a hole in my sweater. We were scheduled to return to the vet for a follow-up about 1 week following the procedure. However, given the situation, I contacted the vet several times and scheduled follow-up visits to ensure everything was OK, to which they responded each time ??Looks normal.? We wanted a second opinion. So we went to Metuchen Veterinary Hospital. They removed the exterior stitching, which improved the appearance instantly. The vet said that he thought the interior stitches felt ok, but instructed us to clean the area, apply an ointment, and administer more antibiotics to avoid any potential infection. Needless to say, we did not return to the Amboy Ave Hospital for our scheduled follow-up visit and have continued going to Metuchen Vet Hospital. What should have been a routine procedure cost us double what it originally should have due to the multiple visits, topical treatments, and antibiotics, not to mention the discomfort our poor puppy experienced due to the vet??s neglect. To make matters worse, I just learned that a coworker of mine, not aware of my experience, took her dog there recently to be neutered. To make a long story short, the experience was very similar. The only difference was that her dog actually had to undergo surgery a SECOND TIME by a different vet due to complications caused by Amboy Ave. Therefore, I strongly recommend that you DO NOT USE THIS VET.

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Unprofessional to the point of being rude. Perhaps the most unpleasant experience I have ever had with a doctor of any kind. Pet owners beware!

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Unprofessional to the point of being rude. Perhaps the most unpleasant experience I have ever had with a doctor of any kind. Pet owners beware!

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Being new to the area I was very concerned on finding a vet who would care for my pet. Especially since my old vet was so good. But Dr. Thornton was WONDERFUL with my baby. My kitten had surgery and Dr. Thornton took care of her and ensured me that all would go well. After the surgery my baby came home and I just brought her back to have her stitches removed and again Dr. Thornton was TERRIFIC with my baby. They are professional, caring, and also stern when advising what was the best care that I could provide and I appreciated everything that they advised for caring for my pet at home. I will never bring my pet to anyone else! I HIGHLY recommend them and their fees are well within range of other vets that I've been to.

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Being new to the area I was very concerned on finding a vet who would care for my pet. Especially since my old vet was so good. But Dr. Thornton was WONDERFUL with my baby. My kitten had surgery and Dr. Thornton took care of her and ensured me that all would go well. After the surgery my baby came home and I just brought her back to have her stitches removed and again Dr. Thornton was TERRIFIC with my baby. They are professional, caring, and also stern when advising what was the best care that I could provide and I appreciated everything that they advised for caring for my pet at home. I will never bring my pet to anyone else! I HIGHLY recommend them and their fees are well within range of other vets that I've been to.

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Dr. Murtha cares about your pet...more than any other vet I've ever been to. She saved my precious puppy, when my old vet said there was nothing wrong with her. She might not have the best bedside manner, but what she is concentrating on is the welfare of your animal, and she's the finest vet I've come across in lots of years. She'll advise you when she believes you're not taking proper care of your pet and help you do what's necessary for it's health and welfare. Animals come first at Amboy Ave....I'll never go anywhere else and gladly pay for the services.

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Dr. Murtha cares about your pet...more than any other vet I've ever been to. She saved my precious puppy, when my old vet said there was nothing wrong with her. She might not have the best bedside manner, but what she is concentrating on is the welfare of your animal, and she's the finest vet I've come across in lots of years. She'll advise you when she believes you're not taking proper care of your pet and help you do what's necessary for it's health and welfare. Animals come first at Amboy Ave....I'll never go anywhere else and gladly pay for the services.

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This place is a rip off. First off the place looks like it was hit by a tornado. The front desk person was extremely rude, and the vet was condesending and acted like I was an idiot. When I took my pet in the vet spoke to the wall and not to me, she gave me alot of information about what "could" be going on then without warning she took my dog back to do "procedures" and then the nurse came back with my dog. The vet never came back in to talk to me and then I get ushered out to the front desk where I'm slapped with a very expensive bill. I will never go there again!

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This place is a rip off. First off the place looks like it was hit by a tornado. The front desk person was extremely rude, and the vet was condesending and acted like I was an idiot. When I took my pet in the vet spoke to the wall and not to me, she gave me alot of information about what "could" be going on then without warning she took my dog back to do "procedures" and then the nurse came back with my dog. The vet never came back in to talk to me and then I get ushered out to the front desk where I'm slapped with a very expensive bill. I will never go there again!

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More about Amboy Avenue Animal Hospital

We provide a wide range of medical services, surgery, dentistry and radiology. We have specialists available for ultrasound and endoscopy. A large part of the practice is made up of dogs and cats, but we also treat pocket pets, birds, and reptiles.

 

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