Foster Animal Hospital

Our Hospital

Foster Animal Hospital is proud to have been serving the community for over 50 years. We are committed to providing you with excellent customer service and a welcoming experience every time you visit. We have been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association, which is one of the highest honors an animal hospital can achieve. That means we are voluntarily inspected in over 1,000 criteria, including continuing education, medical record-keeping, pain management, diagnostic equipment, surgery, dentistry. and facility safety and maintenance, to name just a few of the areas evaluated.

In addition to our excellent medical care, we also offer boarding. If you are going away, you can relax, knowing that your pet is in the best hands. To help you select your pet's optimal diet, we have a nutritional counselor on staff, and we offer a full line of prescription and nonprescription foods. At various times during the year, we offer Client Education Fairs, which are free to the public. These fairs provide the most up-to-date information to keep our pet owners educated on the latest medical care available. Feel free to stop by to meet our staff and take a tour any time.

Local Medical Issues

Heartworm disease is transmitted to pets via mosquitoes. These worms develop and lodge in an infected pet's heart and pulmonary arteries, where they can cause illness and even death. Heartworm can affect both dogs and cats. Even indoor cats can become infected. Mosquitoes can survive over the winter in basements, garages and sheds. They become active once the temperatures regularly rise above the freezing point. Heartworm disease is virtually 100% preventable if you keep you pet on a heartworm medication year-round. Likewise, lyme disease can be found in every US state. Dogs are 50% more likely to get Lyme disease than humans. Good tick control and heartworn prevention are vital. We can offer a vaccine for Lyme disease and a number of pills and topicals to prevent heartworm.

Contrary to what you may expect, allergies are a year-round issue. Many pets suffer from skin and ear allergies, the signs of which include scratching, redness in the ears, hair loss and scaly skin. We offer many safe and effective ways to control your pet's allergies including topical and oral medications and prescription diets.

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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, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call Animal Emergency & Referral Associates at 973-226-3282.

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