Our Mission

 
 
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Allendale Veterinary, in Allendale, NJ, is a full service companion animal hospital.  It is our commitment to provide caring, quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet.  Our services and facilities are designed to assist in preventative care for young, healthy, pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.  

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's healthcare.  We treat your pet as we would our own.  Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery - with compassion and emphasis on client education.  Our veterinarians and support staff are committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of your pet.    

Our Staff is trained to use gentle, low stress, handling techniques to create a calmer and more pleasant experience for your pet.


“Farewell and thank you!”

 

To my cherished clients, friends, and colleagues,

It is with mixed emotions that I am writing to let you know that I will be leaving the practice and moving to North Carolina at the end of August. After almost 15 years of practice at Allendale Veterinary Hospital, and having the privilege to be your pets’ health care provider, the time has come for me to move on. I have had over 14 of the most wonderful years with all of you at AVH, more than I can express in words. I have truly loved meeting your beautiful animals and watching them grow over the years. It has made my choice to pursue veterinary medicine meaningful and fulfilling. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet such wonderful families. And to work with such a passionate and caring team of techs and doctors. I am gratified in knowing that I have been able to help you and your pets in good times and through bad times and I am honored that you have trusted me to care for your most precious companions. Your willingness to let me into the deeply personal world of your relationship with your pets, even when it was scary and frustrating, has shaped me in ways that are still being revealed to me as I write this.

I am thankful for the incredibly devoted and compassionate staff that has supported me through my tenure here at AVH. You have helped me grow and to become a better listener, a better doctor, and a better person. You should know that who I am as a veterinarian would not be remotely possible without you.

This is a bittersweet moment for me. Part of me wants to stay, but another part of me knows that it is time to move on. Life never stands still, and my personal journey is taking me along another pathway.

I leave knowing that your companions will be very well cared for by an incredibly skilled and compassionate group of veterinarians: Dr. Teresa Izar (who is replacing me as medical director), Dr. Gabriel Stein, and Dr. Brian MacNamara. They will carry on with the tradition of excellence that you have come to know and trust at Allendale Vet.

I will miss you all and will carry you with me in my heart.
Wishing you all peace, health, and happiness ... until we meet again.


Susan Welsch,DVM


Services

 

For Your Convenience, We Offer Daily Admission Services for Routine and Non-Routine care. Drop Your Pet Off in the Morning and Pick Up in the Afternoon/Evening.

 

Our Staff is trained to use gentle, low stress, handling techniques to create a calmer and more pleasant experience for your pet.

 

 

Wellness Care and Medical Consultations

  • Preventative Healthcare Exams

  • Vaccines

  • Chronic Illness Management

  • Nutritional and Behavior Counseling

  • Senior and Geriatric Wellness Care

  • For Your Convenience, We Offer Daily Admission Services for Routine and Non-Routine care. Drop Your Pet Off in the Morning and Pick Up in the Afternoon/Evening.

  • End of Life Care/Home Euthanasia

Surgery and Dentistry

  • Routine Surgical and Dental Procedures

  • Specialized Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgeries

  • Oral and Dental Surgery

Diagnostic Services

  • In Hospital Laboratory

  • Ultrasound

  • Digital Radiology