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TRAH...our only choice-Carol Cappello from Toms River, NJ
We have been clients of TRAH for 30 years. Dr. Richard Levine was our first lab's vet and we knew from our first visit, we would stay there for many years. Compassion, caring, honesty, never being rushed are just a few of the reasons we would never bring our pets anywhere else. We have had the pleasure of seeing all of the vets at one time or another and find them all the most caring and kind doctors. The past 12 plus years we have been seeing Dr. Ellis. Our second lab was her patient and Dr. Ellis cared for our Bailey with the utmost compassion that we could ever ask for. Maddy is her patient now, and we know she is in the best hands. Every staff member is efficient, kind, and patient. Dr. Ellis and her colleagues are second to none. TRAH is our only choice, and always will be. Thank you for all you do for so many animals and their families.....heartfelt love and gratitude to Dr. Ellis....
Impressed with service-Alyssa Storm-Gould from Toms River, NJ
Pet Name: Hali and Mystic Bear
I recently got married & was referred to TRAH by my vet up in East Brunswick. My husband's parents also came to you when they had his St. Bernard, Commodore. We acquired a new Samoyed puppy named Hali over 4th of July weekend. I have waited 7 years to get her from my breeder, as she is a show prospect & I wanted an exceptional female.
From the initial exam, I was made to feel comfortable. I was amazed at how Dr. Bell came in, sat down & allowed the puppy & my older Samoyed, Mystic (Bear) to smell her & get pets. I never felt rushed through or pushed out the door.
The next day, my puppy, Hali hurt her shoulder. The staff was excellent in getting us in. Dr. G. was wonderful & I felt the same full attention that I had received from Dr. Bell.
The third visit with Hali's shoulder was with Dr. Tiktin. I am so happy that she and the techs were able to get Hali's shoulder x-rayed without sedation. BRAVO!!! Thank God she seems to have only pulled a muscle & will recover.
The front desk staff & technicians were all wonderful and gave me their full attention. Having worked for a vet a few years ago, I am very impressed with how things are run at this hospital. I am very picky about where I bring my dogs, especially my new show pup.
Thank you for all your hard work and upholding excellent standards. I feel like I don't have to search for a vet like I have in the past.
Compassion and Caring-Kathy from Toms River, NJ
I would like to thank Dr. Bell and her staff at Toms River Animal Hospital for their compassion and caring yesterday when we had our dog Zoey euthanized. Although it was Saturday afternoon, they allowed us all the time we needed to say goodbye. They handled all the paperwork in the examination room so we wouldn't have to wait at the check out desk. Dr. Bell allowed us to leave by a side door, so we wouldn't have to walk past owners and their pets in the lobby while we were visibly upset. All of the doctors who treated Zoey for the last 12 years have been outstanding, especially Dr. Cordes, Dr. Ticktin, and Dr. Reimer. If we decide to get another pet, we will definitely become Toms River Animal Hospital customers again.
Experience of a Lifetime-Christiane from Toms River, NJ
Pet Name: Jude
This was my first visit with TRAH. I had always seen another Vet for my two dogs. My Jude was pregnant and I wasn't satisfied with my last visit for Jude with the vet that I had been seeing since Jude was 8 weeks old. I had made appt. with TRAH in advance for my boy Jack and Jude both. Little did I know I would be making an appt for Jude sooner than I had anticipated. First, I would like to say that even speaking on the phone making the appts for my angels... they were so patient with me explaining that Jude was pregnant and Jack was in need for his yearly shots. This was 2 days prior to having to making the call that my Jude was displaying signs of giving birth, but I was concerned it was too early for Jude to have them. They had the appt. ready for me to bring her in ... 45 mins from the time of my call. When I got there... and I was late mind you... They got Jude in the back and Dr. Reimer sat with me trying to figure out the correct date Jude got pregnant... after Easter... before Mother's Day... and there it was... it was perfect timing that Jude to be ready. Dr. Reimer was patient, caring and understanding. She then supported me by telling me what to expect ... what exactly to look for; unlike my last vet who made me feel like this happens all of the time and gave no words of wisdom. The comfort of knowing if I should need help was only one call away. It wasn't an hour later after leaving that I was making that call. Dr. Reimer got on the phone with me personally and gave me time lines of what to do... and made me feel so at ease so that I could be calm with Jude in this experience. Jude's sac was showing but there was no sight of the pup no sight of any contractions at all. I waited about an hour to see if anything would happen naturally... and yet made another call to Dr. Reimer when she had made the phone call back to me personally! I then brought Jude back and they took her right from my arms at that moment. Took x-rays and saw that my little girl had a baby in the canal. Needless to say... Dr. Reimer wanted Jude to have her babies at home with her loving parents, but it wasn't possible. The little boy was stuck in the birthing canal and it took 3 doctors to take him out of Jude and that a c- section was in need of the last 3 babies. I have to say, I have never felt so safe and in good hands for my once 1 baby... but now 5 babies. I have 4 beautiful puppies now that were saved by the hands of Dr. Reimer. I must also say that Christine who was right there for me with Dr. Reimer for me... shared my concerns and celebrated the joy of my children. I never once worried for Jude or the puppies. They all saved Jude's life and the life of my little boy CC for Close Call-thanks to Dr. Reimer naming him!!!! I also would like to add that Dr. Reimer then made a last call to me before she left the office to let me know all the pups had latched and that Jude was doing very well. Amazing love I felt from everyone there!
Best vet ever-Danielle from Toms River, NJ
Pet Name: Cookie
Dr. Guglielmo is the sweetest person I have ever met you can tell she really loves animals. She took care of my guinea pig like he was her own. He was very sick and she helped me make all the right decisions to keep him comfortable right up until he passed away.
Thank you-Michelle from Toms River, NJ
Pet Name: Ben, Lucy, Lola, Otto and Violet
I want to say Thank You to everyone, but especially to Dr. Guglielmo, Dr. Bell, Dr. Cordes, Jackie, and Jamie. I have many pets come through your doors - Lucy, Lola, Otto, and Violet. You have always given them the most loving care. I would most like to thank you for Ben. Ben was our beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog who passed away on Feb. 1, 2011. During his 8 years of life you all cared for him like he was your own and at the end of his life, you cared for not only him, but his family. I know that he felt loved and so did I. I have never received that kind of love and respect from any other facility. Dr. Guglielmo, especially has always gone out of her way for me and was always there for me when I needed her the most. TRAH feels like family and I thank you.
Austin-Ruth Lakatis from Whiting, NJ
Pet Name: Austin
I want to take this opportunity to Thank everyone at the Toms River Animal Hospital. We recently lost our Boston terrier that we had for 12.5 years. Austin was a great friend to our whole family. From the time we made the phone call to the hospital to the time he was laid to rest everyone has been extremely caring to us. A special thanks to Amy who stayed with us during the time we were at the hospital with Austin. Your kindness will never be forgotten.
Very Proud-Mike from Calgary, CA
My name is Mike and I have just read the article regarding Bernard Levine and your team at Toms River Animal Hospital rescuing a Canadian Goose who had been struck by a hunters arrow. I want to thank you all for your great work. I am Canadian from Calgary Alberta, and an animal lover. Reading this piece made me feel thankful for people like your staff, and Dr Bernard Levine. I do not see him in your "our team" section, but I hope you can pass the word. You all are making a difference. I am proud of you. Thank you all so much.
THANK U FOR BEING U-GLORIA ALONG WITH VENUS from NEPTUNE CITY, NJ
Pet Name: VENUS
YOUR THE GREATEST. EVERY TIME I CALL I GET ALL MY QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND ALL MY CONCERNS. WARM CARING PEOPLE ALWAYS TAKE THE TIME OUT EXPLAIN FULLY NO MATTER HOW MANY QUESTIONS I ASK. I AM SO IMPRESSED WITH U I HAD TO LET U KNOW. THE STAFF EVERY PERSON IVE DEALT WITH WAS EXTREMELY NICE AND IT WAS SO REFRESHING AND RARE IN THIS DAY AND AGE. I FEEL LIKE VENUS IS THE HIGH PRIORITY AND IS TREATED LIKE A CELEBRITY ! THANK U. MY VETS ARE SO GREAT I CANT THANK U ENOUGH. I WILL TRAVEL TO U IN A HEARTBEAT RATHER THAN GOING ANWERE ELSE. XXOO GLORIA AND VENUS
Vacation-Jennifer from Toms River, NJ
Thank you Amy and boarding staff! You all took such good care of my baby while we were away. It's the first time we left him any where and you made us feel very comfortable! Thank you again!