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My dogs drag me into the office! They love Dr V and all the staff. I trust them with their lives. We drive 30 miles 1 way, so the girls can get the best vet care. - Dorea
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Welcome to Middletown Animal Hospital. Since 1956, we have been providing world-class veterinary care and services to your beloved pets. We proudly offer patients and caregivers a state-of-the-art hospital, complete with ultrasonography, endoscopy, a full in-house laboratory and digital radiography. Please take a moment to get to know what so many have come to discover before you: Middletown Animal Hospial is the premier pet and animal care center for all of your veterinary needs. Thanks for visiting us today. Please take a moment to learn how we help provide you and your pet with a happy, healthy life together.
Our goal is to meet and exceed the needs of our patients and clients, improving both the quality and longevity of their lives. We believe in educating our clients and working with them as a team. Our staff strives to be friendly, caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and professional. Our doctors are committed to providing our patients with the highest level of medicine, preventative care, and surgery.
It has come to our attention that there have been some negative postings on Facebook and other media by one of our clients regarding an incident that happened at our office on 8/24. We feel compelled to respond because most of these comments are one-sided and defamatory.
First, we at the Middletown Animal Hospital are committed to provide our clients and patients with the best, most affordable veterinary care. We work hard at doing so in the most compassionate and caring way possible. The circumstances that led to the incident on 8/24 are somewhat important to understand what happened on that day. The client in question had been a client of the Middletown Animal Hospital for some time. On 9/9/14, the client’s dog required surgery that she could not afford. Knowing that the client had been coming to us for a few years, and keeping in mind the well-being of her pet, we extended her the courtesy of working out a payment plan/agreement. Unfortunately, shortly after the surgery, the client stopped making payments and after multiple failed attempts (at least 6 letters and multiple phone calls) to make contact, her account was turned over to our legal department due to non-payment. The last letter sent to this client dated 1/9/15, clearly stated that we could no longer provide her with any additional services. At no time during the last 11 months we heard again from her, and honestly we thought her pet was being cared for at a different Veterinarian. The truth is that we were very shocked and surprised when on Monday, the client showed at our office without calling. At this point, our front office politely reminded her that we could no longer provide her with any further services. We are aware that this was a very difficult time for the client and her family, but at no time she was treated in an uncaring or unprofessional manner by our staff.
We can somewhat understand the client being upset, but her claims that we only care about money and do not love animals are simply absurd. Every person in our staff has a deep connection and love for animals. Every year we donate large amounts of time and money to many local shelters and animal organizations. We provide free veterinary exams to animals adopted from many local shelters, as well as pro-bono work for the k-9 units of at least two townships. We work closely with the Middletown Township Animal Control Officers taking care of injured stray animals and wildlife. We provide veterinary services for most of the Rabies clinics in our area including Middletown, Holmdel, Keyport, Hazlet, and Oceanport to name a few. We have developed an “angel fund” called the Helping-Pet-Fund designed to help owners and animals in need. Why would we do all these if we only cared about money and did not love animals?
Finally, we would like our clients to know that we will continue to provide our patients with the best veterinary care possible in a compassionate manner. We will continue to struggle with finding that balance between compassion for animals, business financial stability and service affordability.
F. Velazquez, VMD
Middletown Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility conveniently located on Route 35 South between Harmony Rd. and New Monmouth Rd. Our professional and courteous staff strives to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Middletown Animal Hospital offers excellence in veterinary care to Middletown, NJ and most of Monmouth County including Keanburgs, Hazlet, Keyport, Holmdel, Red Bank, River Plaza, Leonardo, New Monmouth, Union Beach, Cliffwood Beach, Locust, Navesink, Highlands, Atlantic Highlands, Matawan, and Aberdeen. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Middletown Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Dr. Francisco Velazquez
Middletown Veterinarian | Middletown Animal Hospital | 732-671-1503
1330 Route 35
Middletown, NJ 07748