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Animal hospital & clinic of jersey city

603 west side avenue
Jersey city, NJ 07304

User Reviews (17)

  • 1. Very knowledgeable and very nice

    by: Evangelique

    All of the vets are very sweet to both human and animal. My dog is a bit nervous at the vet and they always try to make him comfortable. They always show a written estimate of price before doing anything, and explain why each test or shot is important. They are willing to do the minimum if money is tight.

    Pros

    Always willing to acomodate quickly

    Cons

    Pricy

  • 2. Great Vet

    by: ceelove1

    We have been taking our dogs to JC Animal Hospital for years. It's clear to us that the people who work there love animals. Dr. Buchholz is great--he was incredibly compassionate when we had to say goodbye to our last dog.

    Pros

    Friendly Staff; Parking Lot; Next to Lincoln Park

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now

  • 3. One Stop Shop

    by: Jade223

    This clinic specializes in not only cats and dogs, but reptiles as well. I take my Australian Bearded Dragon there for a checkup once a year, and my dog got neutered there.The staff is friendly, and the waiting time is not long. The clinic is very clean and organized. The staff works closely with my shelter, the Liberty Humane Society, who we bring all the animals to get their shots, surgeries, etc.

    Pros

    specialty in reptiles

    Cons

    Not local

  • 4. My first choice

    by: evilminnie

    Dr. Thorton and staff were great. We recently had to put our 11 year old cat Dede to sleep. She had cancer and was suffering. I just recently adopted a new cat and she will be making her first trip there soon.

    Pros

    very caring doctors and staff

    Cons

    none

  • 5. Beautiful Spay

    by: RichardK

    They did a great job on my cat spay. The cat recovered quickly and the incision was perfect.

    Pros

    Great cat spay

    Cons

    None

  • 6. Not just a business

    by: AnimalLover4ever31

    My first experience with Westside ave. was a very good one. It was about 5-6 years ago and that was with my cat "Precious" (RIP). The place is very clean and doesn't have a bad smell at all. The staff was very nice and made me feel comfortable while I was there. Once I had the chance to visit with the doctor she made the experience even better. She explained everything to me very well. She was not rushing me out the door, she took her time with us and that made such a nice difference. I have taken more of my animals there since then and I will continue to unless they change how there business is run or the doctors.I really like there services. I am from New York so that is where my previous vet was and I was a bit skeptical in changing my vet, but I could not keep taking that trip all the way over there all the time and lack of a vechicle makes it even harder. I think I found one just as good maybe better.

    Pros

    Easy to get to, Love the doctors, caring staff

    Cons

    The parking lot is tiny (get there early lol!)

  • 7. Thank you JC Animal Hospital

    by: VKiggins

    Thank you so much for working with the local animal shelter and treating our animals with as much importantance as a private client!

    Pros

    Wonderful doctors

    Cons

    A little wait when checking in am

  • 8. Good Vet

    by: tubby3pug

    I started going to this vet rather then a vet I was seeing in Staten Island who has a great rep with bulldogs. Im very picky with vets so its practically impossible to please me but Ive basically been very pleased with this hospital. I really like Dr. O'connor and she has been very helpful in talking to me about my dogs and cats medical needs. She is understanding of my desires as far as vacines and titers go. I feel that the receptionists have at times been a bit confused.\r\n\r\nI believe in using a variety of vets and Id probably go to specialists in the event of a serious issue but I really like this hospital and particluarly Dr O'connor.

    Pros

    Dr. O'Connor is great

    Cons

    Receptionists are ocassionally confused

  • 9. Great place, caring staff!

    by: meyera26

    JCAC is a great facility. Jersey City residents are lucky to have this place. They always help out LHS and are very caring and compassionate to the shelter animals. LHS is truly lucky to have these doctors on our side! Thank you JCAC, keep up the good work!

    Pros

    Great doctors

    Cons

    Parking

  • 10. Great place!

    by: Abegail

    We have been going to this vet for years. They are almost always willing to fit you and your pet in, even when on a tight schedule. I highly recommend this vet.

    Pros

    Nice staff, clean facility, parking!

    Cons

    None

  • 11. Switched to this vet!

    by: croft

    I switched to this vet from North Bergen Animal Hospital. They already knew my dog because he was adopted from Liberty Humane Society and was neutered there. I'm looking forward to returning to have him Microchipped there. They are very easy to get to, provide parking, and will most likely get you in on the same day for general visits and shots.

    Pros

    Friendly, reliable, affordable

    Cons

    None!

  • 12. Pets are people too!

    by: dottieh1947

    Although this is not our regular vet, we have gone to this one a few times. We were very impressed with how attentive they were to our cat's needs as well as ours.

    Pros

    They treat your pet like family

    Cons

    none

  • 13. Reputation speaks for itself

    by: Mshan

    Jersey City is quite large so as you can imagine, lots of pets. Although we have not personally uses this vet, we do have a good amount of friends that do and have never had a complaint about anything.

    Pros

    Never a bad word about them

    Cons

    none

  • 14. Good reputation

    by: JohnH

    I have not personally used this vet. But I have come to know a great deal of people that do. I have heard nothing but praise for this vet.

    Pros

    Good reputation

    Cons

    none

  • 15. i'm happy here

    by: uhmno

    i found a kitten in really bad shape in a park one friday night, i called saturday morning and was told to come right over. i only waited around 15min in the waiting room. the vet and the vet tech were both really nice and supportive, even when i started crying and asked to call my mom because i needed to put the kitten to sleep. but they took the time to go through all the options/possibilities with me and they are upfront with costs (they offer to run you a bill based on various treatments/options - unfortunately this kitten was going to cost $$$). i haven't lived in jersey city very long but if my dog ever needs the vet i'll definitely bring him here.

    Pros

    clean, knowledgeable, last minute appts, open saturdays

    Cons

    none!

  • 16. Dr. Thornton is great

    by: shadrack

    Dr. Thornton explains complex procedures and treatments very well. She is involved with rescue and definitely has chosen her profession well.\n\nShe has neutered/spayed several of my foster animals and has done a wonderful job each time. She also treated some of my animals for a variety of ailments (skin irritations, lethargy, parasites) and all have recovered well and quickly.

    Pros

    easy to get an appointment and staff is very responsive

    Cons

    small parking lot... I mean small... sometimes there is a long wait

  • 17. Nice Vet experience.

    by: tchristina10

    Switched to this vet after a bad experience with a previous vet. They have treated my cats with the best respect, even my difficult one that they need to wrap up as a burrito. Everyone is friendly and helpful. Overall I love their service and continue to take my cats there year after year.

    Pros

    Good Service.

    Cons

    Extra charges?