VCA Fischer Animal Hospital

4.4 (217)
877 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753, USA

Hours:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sunday: Closed

How to Save Money at VCA Fischer 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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Cissy M

I was not informed of a delay in receiving my beloved cats remains. Called every few days, with much anguish. I was told. We usually call you when remains of pet are returned, and , oh there is a new place we are receiving them from, it took over 3 weeks to receive my beloved cats urn. I wish this had been properly explained to me , as it caused me many sleepless nights. I thought my pet was lost somewhere. Office girls are not very professional and I was put on hold several times for lengthy waits. One of the girls said she'd call me back, which she never did. I would not recommend this hospital for cremation needs. I was already upset, when I lost my dear cat, they only prolonged my sadness, by not explaining the entire waiting time upon my arrival. But, they quickly got my money, no time was wasted asking me for payment. I think the office staff needs compassion training. Thumbs down to this hospital.

posted: 07/06/2023

Greg Ganley

Dr, Campbell was patient, kind, and informative during our visit. My wife and I recently got a Goldendoodle puppy and needless to say its been some time since we last had a young dog as our other two are senior citizens and were rescues. Dr. Campbell took his time to explain feeding, vaccination, and care recommendations for our new pup. He also highlighted the benefits of the care plan we purchased for our pup. Being we used to live in Monmouth County we drove up to our old animal hospital which is 40 minutes away - now we have a reliable care partner for our fur babies around the corner!

posted: 07/28/2023

Gerri Bayles

Last week we lost our precious Boxer Indy. The care and love for him at VCA during his last moments of life was beyond what we could have prayed for. Everyone was so kind and loving and took the time to care for us on this extremely difficult day. Thank you to everyone at Fischer for all you do! Today we brought Indy’s ashes home in a beautiful box engraved with his paw print and his hair. Again, such a beautiful tribute all done at Fischer. All I can say is our family is forever grateful. ❤️❤️❤️

posted: 01/05/2023

VK 23

I recently visited VCA Fischer with my cats and I must say, it was a very successful visit. From the moment I walked in, the CSR staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming, which helped ease any nerves I had about the appointment. The doctor was also fantastic. They took the time to listen to all of my concerns and answered all of my questions with patience and kindness. It was clear that they genuinely cared about the health and well-being of my cats. During the exam, the doctor and the veterinary technicians were very gentle with my cats, which I really appreciated. They took the time to make sure my cats were comfortable and at ease throughout the entire visit. At the end of the appointment, my cats were even more thrilled when they were given some treats, which they absolutely loved. Overall, I would highly recommend this veterinarian clinic to anyone in need of pet care. The staff was friendly, the doctor was knowledgeable and compassionate, and my cats were very well taken care of. I left feeling confident that my cats received the best possible care, and that is invaluable.

posted: 03/18/2023

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DO NOT BRING YOUR PETS TO THIS CLINIC!!! I would give negative stars if I could. My dog Chance was brought here about a year ago for an ear infection. The vet noticed he had a growth in his back and questioned me about it. I let her know he’s prone to them but they have been cultured before and are benign. She offered to drain the fluid and never once mentioned any possible issues that may arise from the minor procedure, so I accepted. She sliced open the growth, drained the fluid, and put nothing but a bandage with tape over the wound. I had expected it to heal on its own as nothing further was discussed or explained by the “vet”. Over a year later, the wound still has not healed and my poor Chance is left bloodied and dripping blood all over the house almost daily. The only solution they’ve offered is for me to dish out $3500 out of my own pocket to surgically remove the growth sack and patch up the wound. The wound that THEIR VET GAVE TO MY DOG!!! Needless to say, the wound is continually prone to infection, another snippet they clearly do not care about. This hospital should be ashamed of themselves, but they make too much money to be. I suggest everyone avoid this joke of a vet clinic. They have other clinics as well, so avoid those as well. These people should not be entrusted with caring for you beloved animals.

posted: 04/03/2023