Dear valued client,

West Orange Animal Hospital is deeply committed to the health, safety and well-being of our clients, employees and community. As we continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we wanted to take a moment to reach out and explain how we are handling this developing situation at WOAH.

AVAILABILITY:

Veterinary care is an essential need and our office will continue to remain open for the foreseeable future

  • Our office hours have been temporarily modified!
    • Mon. 8 am – 4 pm
    • Tues. 8 am – 4 pm
    • Wed. 8 am – 4 pm
    • Thurs. 8 am – 4 pm
    • Fri. 8 am – 4 pm
    • Sat. 8 am – 1 pm
  • Our doctors will continue to see our patients and new clients with emergencies and medical problems, patients in need of their core vaccines or vaccines needed for travel / boarding, as well as time-sensitive puppy and kitten vaccines.
  • Emergency and medically necessary surgeries will be performed as determined by the doctor.
  • We will be available to accommodate crucial medication refills.
  • For after-hour emergencies, please click here for more information

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY:

In an effort to minimize the potential for exposing others to illness, we request the following:

  • Effective immediately, WOAH is temporarily suspending short term hospitalization fees. If you prefer to drop off your pet in the morning for exam, diagnostics, and treatments – this service will be available for no additional cost.
  • We ask that all clients wait in their vehicle and call upon arrival so that they may be “checked – in”.  One of our staff members will transport your pet into the clinic for their appointment and our doctors will communicate with you via phone regarding the diagnosis and treatment plan.

PROTECTING YOUR PETS:

According to the World Health Organization, there is no evidence to suggest that dogs or cats can become ill with COVID-19, or that they can spread the virus to other animals or people.

  • Limit contact with your pets. However, the CDC recommends that if you are ill with COVID-19, you should limit contact with your pets and have others provide care while you are sick.
  • Reduce interactions with your pet. If you are ill, avoid hugging, kissing, petting or sharing food with your pet. Wash your hands before and after interacting with your animals.
  • Medication requests. Due to the nationwide shortage of many medical supplies, please call in advance if your pet will be needing a medication refill.
  • Respiratory diseases. To protect your dog from respiratory diseases, vaccinate for Bordetella, parainfluenza, and canine influenza – which are the most common vaccine-preventable respiratory disease in pets. There are no COVID-19 vaccines available at this time.
  • Read more about protecting your pets here!

PROTECTING YOURSELF:

  • Mild symptoms should seek medical care and stay home.
  • Social distancing of 6 feet or more between yourself or other people.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting is performed multiple times throughout the day. Our ventilation system is state-of-the-art with the volume of air being turned over multiple times an hour.
  • Cover your mouth. Due to shortages of surgical masks, we cannot provide them to clients.

Schedule your visit by calling (973) 731-1222 – please note that the ability to schedule appointments online has been temporarily disabled.

Thank you for your continued patronage and cooperation during this difficult time,

Maritza Perez-Bruno, DVM and Donald J Bruno, DVM
And the staff at West Orange Animal Hospital