Closter Animal Hospital

Michael Maida, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, University of Bologna


Dr. Michael Maida graduated from the University of Bologna in Bologna, Italy in 1978. He completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City from July 1978 to September 1979, and on September 1, 1979 he started practicing at the Closter Animal Hospital. This was the culmination of a goal that he had pursued from the time he was a freshman in high school - to work as a veterinarian for dogs and cats in an efficient, friendly and warm animal hospital, offering excellent medical care and services with the support of a caring well knit staff who shares his love for animals.

Dr. Maida has been married for 33 years to his wife Nancy, and he has two children, a son Stephen and a daughter Megan. His four-legger family currently includes Nori, a 13 year old fawn whippet, Journey, an 8 year old golden retriever, Annie, a 4 year old red brindle and white whippet and Scarlet, a 10 year old sealpoint ragdoll cat. Dr. Maida enjoys traveling, reading, skiing, crossword puzzles and gardening. He is also an avid runner and has completed three marathons and will be running in the New York City marathon in November.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency after hours, please call us at 201-768-0880 and you will be directed to call our answering service. The doctor will be notified of your call and phone you back as soon as he receives your message.