Toms River Animal Hospital

4.5 (412)
769 NJ-37, Toms River, NJ 08755, USA

Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at Toms River Animal Hospital

Schedule Regular Vet Visits

One of the best ways to save on vet bills is to prevent expensive health issues before they develop. By scheduling regular wellness checkups, your vet can detect health issues early, helping you to avoid costly treatments and surgeries down the road.

Price Shop for Pet Prescriptions

Oftentimes our fur babies are prescribed human drugs off-label. Your vet is apt to charge more for these medications than you would pay at your local pharmacy. In fact, big-box or chain pharmacies can offer steep discounts. So it’s best to price shop.

Pet Insurance

Most pet insurance providers will pay between 80% and 90% of the vet bill. You can even get coverage for routine care and things like vaccinations and dental cleanings. If you do the math, you’ll most likely find that pet insurance makes financial sense in the long run as well as gives you peace of mind.

How Do You Choose the Right Pet Insurance Provider?

Pet Insurance Review makes it incredibly easy for pet parents to select an insurance provider they feel good about. You can use our handy comparison tool to get the gist of what a company offers. We’ve also collected over 150,000 reviews of insurance companies from real pet parents like you to rank the top providers in the market. Here is the current ranking of each:

Top Pet Insurance Providers of 2024
Rating Provider Total Review
4.4 AKC 889
4.7 ASPCA 11,435
4.9 Embrace 14,288
4.9 Fetch 2,137
4.4 Figo 2,596
4.7 Hartville 164
4.9 Healthy Paws 7,485
4.9 Lemonade 786
3.2 ManyPets 2,168
4.6 MetLife 501
4.8 Nationwide 21,393
4.3 Pet Assure 12
4.7 PetPartners 110
4.5 Pets Best 7,200
4.3 Pumpkin 1,172
4.7 Spot 5,410
4.9 Trupanion 60,323
4.8 Prudent Pet 125

Or, you can simply get a fast quote from multiple providers and go from there.

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Getting to Know Your New Vet: Essential Questions to Ask

Choosing a new veterinarian is an important decision for any pet owner. You want to find someone who is competent, compassionate, and a good fit for you and your fur baby. To help you get the most out of your first appointment, here's a list of essential questions to ask your new vet:

Tell me about your experience with [pet type].

Different vets have different areas of specialization. Some are experts with cats, some dogs, some pocket pets, and some horses. Knowing that your vet has vast experience treating your specific type of pet can bring you peace of mind.

How do you handle emergencies?

You must know what to do in case of a pet medical emergency. Inquire what after-hours policy the clinic has, whether they have on-site emergency care available, and if they have a relationship with any nearby emergency animal hospitals.

How do you communicate with pet owners?

Good communication is key to building a trusting relationship with your vet. Ask how they prefer to communicate (phone calls, emails, online portal) and how often you can expect to hear from them.

Are there any breed-specific health concerns I should be aware of?

Some breeds are predisposed to certain health conditions. Knowing what to watch out for can help you catch problems early and get your pet the treatment they need.

Do you have any questions for me about my pet?

This is a great question to ask because the answer will show that the vet is interested in getting to know your pet as an individual and is willing to listen to your concerns.

Bonus question: Can I take a tour of your facility?

Getting a feel for the clinic's environment can help you and your pet feel more comfortable during your visits. Remember, you’re not just looking for a veterinarian, you’re looking for a partnership. Do not be afraid to ask these questions and any others you can think of. Any vet worth their salt will be happy to answer them. Because the more informed you are, the better equipped you'll be to make decisions about your pet's care! And that should be every vet’s top priority.

Reviews from Google

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Jennifer Pfeifer

If I could give VCA 100 star review I would! My 8 month old Frenchie ingested something she shouldn’t have a became basically lifeless. We honestly thought we were gonna lose our pepper. I ran in with her in my arms and the entire staff scrambled to assist. They rushed pepper back and immediately started trying to figure out what was wrong and how to help all while making sure we were informed and kept up to date. Every single staff member was super nice and super helpful. Doctor Cornelio along with everyone else who assisted in peppers care, we can’t thank you enough! (Pictures to show our adorable pepper and what a little love bug she is!)

posted: 05/16/2023

Mary Cohen

TRAH has been there for the health and well being throughout the years for our many of our fur babies. I have the utmost confidence in the staff.

posted: 07/28/2023

Matt Barthold

Professional, clean, caring, you can tell they all take pride in what they do. They explain everything and I appreciate and am thankful for all of then! Highly recommend for all your pet needs!!

posted: 11/07/2023

Christopher Wright

Takes good care of my animals with love and kindness and affection

posted: 11/05/2023

Karenia Schuller

Honestly not happy with the communication. My mom had taken her cat last Friday for what we thought was just a viral infection. They ran bloodwork and gave the cat an injectable antibiotic. Saturday the vet calls after their business hours for the lab results and apparently the cat has diabetes. The vet then instructed my mom to call on Monday for a diabetic consult and when my mom expressed her time limitations due to work, she was told that it wouldn’t be a problem. Monday comes and when my mom called the receptionist said they’d leave a message, my mom informed the receptionist that she was TOLD to call at 8 to speak to the doctor but by the end of the call my mom was told that a tech would call her the next day. Tuesday comes and goes without a phone call. Finally today (Wednesday) she gets a call but not from the doctor about setting up a time for the doctor to call her. My mom was asked if Thursday or Friday was better which said Thirsday since that’d be sooner but was then told by whomever on the phone that the doctor couldn’t call at that time “since she needed to get the information prepared before the call”. If the doctor had the results since Saturday and was supposedly expecting the call sooner why did they need time to prepare? So now Friday she’s finally going to get that call to discuss the cat’s diabetes and how to give the injections. And then the cherry on top is that at the initial appointment, the vet recommended a urinalysis and when my mom informed them that due to there being multiple cats in the house and that she works most days 10+ hours she couldn’t collect she was told that they could do it at the vet, which hasn’t been scheduled yet, but they sent her home with a collection kit anyway and was told that if she doesn’t get it in 2 weeks then there’d be a charge for the kit. Place is honestly getting ridiculous.

posted: 07/12/2023