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Middletown Animal Hospital

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 Hospital 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.

We are here to service the cities of Middletown, NJ, Hazlet, NJ, Red Bank, NJ, Keansburg, NJ, Middletown, N.J., Port Monmouth, NJ, Belford, NJ, Holmdel, NJ, Keyport, NJ, Atlantic Highlands, NJ and more!

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★★★★★ They have been my Animal Hospital since 2001.They are awesome!Michael P.Michael P. ★★★★★ I don’t usually write reviews. However, I was so relieved and pleasantly surprised with the kindness and gentleness with which Dr. Curro was able to win over my big, scared, cranky kitty. This was our first visit and Dr was patient, explained everything well, and addressed my concerns. He put us both at ease and my cat did exceptionally well with him. THANK YOU DR. CURRO😊Terri-AnnTerri-Ann ★★★★★ Explained what was wrong with my bearded dragon and lots of handouts , office was very good . I would recommend themCathy W.Cathy W. ★★★★★ Great veterinary services!Jon E.Jon E. ★★★★★ I've been going to Middletown Animal Hospital for almost 30 yrs. I've never had any problems. They always get me in quick for emergencies. All the Doctors are awesome, I've seen them all. Dr. Curro is the doctor I see the most and he is awesome!Diane J.Diane J. ★★★★★ Love Middletown Animal Hospital for over 35 years! The doctors and staff are knowledgeable, patient, and compassionate. They have taken excellent care of all my dogs throughout the years. Thank you!Kim R.Kim R. ★★★★★ This is the only vet we trust with our cats. This practice has been caring for our animals for over 25 years and the rapidity with which we can schedule an appointment, the courteousness of the staff, and the knowledgeable vets all combine to provide us with a sense of comfort when we need to bring an animal there for an emergency or regular check-up.Joe M.Joe M. ★★★★★ We have been going to the Middletown Animal Hospital for many years to keep our furry babies well. The doctors and staff are very kind and friendly. They have very accommodating hours as well. I highly recommend them!Donna J.Donna J. ★★★★★ Very caring staffJIM K.JIM K. ★★★★★ Brought my Lab puppy here for his 2nd vaccination visit. He was treated with excellent care. The veterinarian, Dr. Samantha Dypko D.V.M., answered my many questions fully with confidence and ease. And the staff overall was very welcoming and patient. As my Lab puppy is less that 4 months old, you can imagine he was less that cooperative, not to mention very vocal!Mike K.Mike K. ★★★★★ Excellent experience! Our regular vet is unavailable at the moment and we needed our cat to be seen quickly. Took him to one animal hospital - disappointed, no bedside manner, no diagnosis, hours of waiting, bill was outrageous - cat was no better after. Prescribed anxiety meds, cat is not nervous or anxious.At Middletown, able to get appointment next day, receptionist was professional and empathetic, the doctor truly listened and we were able to be with our cat throughout the examination. The doctor thoroughly explained what might be going on, ruling out other things and included us in the decision-making about treatment. Although it is always expensive to take a pet to the vet, the charges were comparatively reasonable and they were well worth it! Our cat is on the mend, feeling much better now. Definitely will use Middletown in the future and recommend their services.Lynne A.Lynne A. ★★★★★ Dr. Curro and staff were very helpful when I was anxious w my sick bunny. His calm demeanor was a soothing balm for both me and Bubs. I appreciate the kindness and support during a very stressful (lack of sleep) time. We are new clients and they got us in immediately to make sure Bubs was cared for. I can not thank them all enough.Sarah C.Sarah C. ★★★★★ Been taking all our dogs here for 15 years or more. Dr Yurkus is amazing.Christina D.Christina D. ★★★★★ Always a great vet experience. We have been going here for 18 years with 3 different dogs. Always easy to get an appointment, amazing doctors, and great staff.Jennifer T.Jennifer T. ★★★★★ I've been bringing my dog there for the past 10 years great doctors and staff would not go anywhere elseScott B.Scott B. ★★★★★ Great experience with Dr. Ferraris and Dr. Yurkus for my catMonishaMonisha ★★★★★ Very very informative and knowledgeable veterinarian. And the staff was very friendly and helpful. My dog, being the runt of the litter, was scared anyway lol a facilitated it very well. 💯Look at the picture, my dog's doing much better now! Thanks guys!Daniel Chris R.Daniel Chris R. ★★★★★ The entire staff was very kind and friendly. They had never seen us before but were able to get us in super quickly. We thought Mr.Simon (the patient) had a possible UTI after peeing outside his litter box. We are happy to report it looks like he's just a cute little jerk! We even received a nice letter saying we are always welcome to call with any questions!Heather S.Heather S. ★★★★★ Initially came to the office to get a second opinion on my cat. Dr. Curro was so kind, and took the time to answer all my questions. I was so happy with the experience that I brought in my dog!Melanie S.Melanie S. ★★★★★ I have been bringing my 4 legged family members to MTAH for over 30 years.Everyone there has showered love and empathy upon my family. Dr V is up to date on the latest research and always explains the pros and cons of serious treatments. He is kind to the patients and owners and loves my pets almost as much as my husband and I do. Over the years I have recommended MTAH to friends and colleagues and always received rave reviews from them. You just can't go wrong with Dr. V and MTAH!!!!Connie S.Connie S. ★★★★★ Edited 2nd partAfter all of this happened I got a call and got an appointment for the next day and talked with Dr. Velasquez. He is an excellent doctor. And the staff there was amazing today. I got a call from the office manager Jerry. And he made a horrible situation so much better so much better I will continue to go with my dog. Thank you so much Jerry and Dr. Velasquez. And the entire staff techs staff.I have been going there for years with my dog’s my dog is in pain right now and couldn’t even walk on her paw. I simply asked if he can prescribe the same medication that he already prescribed to her and see maybe if he can squeeze in a visit tonight and he said no I’m thinking about changing veterinarians because this is absolutely horrible. At first I thought Dr. Schaeffer really cared but honestly I can see he really must not care. I told him my dog was in a lot of pain and then I need to see him ASAP. I’m five minutes away I could’ve been there by literally 7:05 PM. This is horrible. The lady at the front desk tried everything for me the staff there are great and all other vets are fantastic. But Dr. Schaeffer shame on you.Danny N.Danny N. ★★★★★ So glad I found a local vet who takes great care of my snake Chiken! Thank you!Amanda B.Amanda B. ★★★★★ We have been taking my French Bulldog there the last couple of times and we are so pleased with everything. The staff is super friendly, Dr take their time to answer your questions and it was very easy to make an app on the same day. Amazing love it here.Chloe R.Chloe R. ★★★★★ Dr Yurkus has taken care of our boxers throughout the years. All the doctors there are great but we do try to request Dr Yurkus My Zoey loves himDelores K.Delores K. ★★★★★ I have been taking my pets (3) to Middletown Animal Hospital now for awhile, I have never been disappointed in the Vets and how they listen about my concerns for each of my babies. I have always been treated nice and so have my pets, or I would take my business elsewhere, believe me. Thank you for your expertise, knowledge, understanding and careing for my family.june M.june M. ★★★★★ Always love the team there - can usually fit your pet in and have been through the best and the worst with us!Kate R.Kate R. ★★★★★ I love Middletown Animal Hospital. They are easy to reach, you can get an appointment easily, and the doctors are great! thank you for being there, especially with an aging dog !Bernadette M.Bernadette M. ★★★★★ Middletown animal hospital is amazing! They consistently provide high quality care to our furry friends!Rebecca D.Rebecca D. ★★★★★ Not a single complaint about these folks. They are courteous, professional and understanding.A (.A (. ★★★★★ Excellent staff and always great with our fur babiesJeff W.Jeff W. ★★★★★ Everyone was sincerely caring and put me at ease for my dog to have dental surgery. I can’t recommend this office enoughStephanie A.Stephanie A. ★★★★★ More that 12 years entrusting the health my pets, Dr. Velásquez is the Best.Patricia C.Patricia C. ★★★★★ I absolutely love my vet Dr.Curro he is so caring about my bird tiki my cockatiel !!!Francine P.Francine P. ★★★★★ Excellent veterinary practice.Tracy B.Tracy B. ★★★★★ Excellent veterinary practice.Tracy BTracy B ★★★★★ Great doctors who are knowledgeable and thorough. Easy to get last minute appointments for sick visits or other concernsM VM V ★★★★★ Always clean, extremely friendly staff. They always know how to treat my cat and dogs, very knowledgeable. Quick in and out.Betty S.Betty S. ★★★★★ Their professionalism, mannerism, and empathy are unmatched. Switched over to this group a year or so ago. Would highly recommend them.Pete P.Pete P. ★★★★★ Very friendly and low pressure vets. No aggressive treatment pressure. Very happy with the care my kitty is receiving from Dr. Hernandez.Appointments timely and on time so not much waiting.John M.John M. ★★★★★ Very ProfessionalJames G.James G. ★★★★★ Very much liked Dr. Ferraris and staff. They took good care of our sweet Sheldon!Maria LMaria L ★★★★★ I have been bringing my beloved pets to Middletown Animal Hospital for decades. Like any pet parent, I’ve brought pets in for both routine checkups and difficult, sometimes heartbreaking visits, and the entire staff has always provided great care for my pets. The front desk, even when overwhelmed with lots of anxious pets checking in, is always pleasant and the vet techs always reassure my pets while taking their vitals. Over the years I’ve seen many great vets at Middletown, but NONE have come close to providing the level of care that Dr. Yurkus has provided my animal family. He’s knowledgeable and genuinely caring, and will never put your pet through unnecessary tests or treatments. He is straight forward and understanding and goes above and beyond for pets in his care. I trust no one else with the care of my furry family and feel lucky to have him taking care of my pets. If you’re looking for a veterinary practice to care for your own pets, you couldn’t find a better place. Thank you to everyone at Middletown Animal Hospital.Kelly H.Kelly H. ★★★★★ They are always great here. This time specifically they squeezed me in because my pup had paw issues. The doctor throughly looked him over, made sure I understood what caused it to prevent it in the future and prescribed exactly what he needed to be himself again within 2 days. Couldn’t be happier.Chris P.Chris P. ★★★★★ While my girl isn't super happy about her vet visits they always treat her really well and understand that she is super protective. Tovi always gets the best care and is a happy girl on her way out the door.Heather B.Heather B. ★★★★★ Very empathetic staff of knowledgeable veterinarians, techs, and staff. They also have a vet who specializes in exotics which is difficult to find in the immediate area. Highly recommend.Elizabeth C.Elizabeth C. ★★★★★ Very professional, and Dr. Yurkis is so good with my dogs..Linda M.Linda M. ★★★★★ Can't say enough about these people. Love them Love them Love them.lorraine C.lorraine C. ★★★★★ Staff were very kind and understanding. I was offered tissues because I kept crying, my hamster had passed before we even entered the building. They handled the situation very gently.Puncake W.Puncake W. ★★★★★ First time @ Middletown Animal Hospital and I was very pleased my puppy Bear got his first set of shots we didn't wait long Dr Schaffer was great he was to the point told us all we needed to know very thorough I'd recommend Middletown Animal Hospital. Thank YouLisa T.Lisa T. ★★★★★ Dr.Curro is awesome! Dr.Curro was very thorough and answered all of my questions. The entire staff is friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend Middletown Animal Hospital.anne T.anne T. ★★★★★ Easily could have charged me hundreds being out of state. Took great care of my Bella girl.Thank you!!!Joseph L.Joseph L. ★★★★★ My conure's Avian Vet of 25+ yrs retired and it wasn't easy finding a replacement but the wait was worth it. Dr Curro came highly recommended and he surpassed my expectations. He's personable, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. He answered all my questions, gave many good recommendations and reported the tests results in less than 12 hours explaining the few differentials. Also learned that Buster may actually be 45 years old based on info located on his leg band. Highly recommend Dr Curro!floyd A.floyd A. ★★★★★ For us, Middletown Vet is not conveniently located to our home. However, we are so happy with the whole team of vets that we happily drive out of our way to stay with them.Dr. Curro has been a blessing with all of our rabbits. And our four dogs are always in good hands with everyone else. We don't have human children, so our four-legged kids are our children and mean the world to us. We feel like we have them in the best place with Middletown!Courtlyn C.Courtlyn C. ★★★★★ Great people and excellent veteranK.B.D Janitorial Supply S.K.B.D Janitorial Supply S. ★★★★★ Friendly staff and the vets are excellent and very compassionate.Mary G.Mary G. ★★★★★ Friendly, smart, efficient. Definitely recommend.K SK S ★★★★★ We have trusted Dr. Yurkis with our many pets over the years. We wouldn't go anywhere else!laura P.laura P. ★★★★★ Great vetsDeborah B.Deborah B. ★★★★★ They were the only vet in the area (I called three others) that could see my cat on an emergency basis the same day. The front desk was efficient and friendly and the vet and vet tech great and professional! My cat was well taken care of and he's on the way of getting better!Kei L.Kei L. ★★★★★ This was my second time bringing my puppy to this vet. The staff is so nice!! They all smile and are kind. Not a long wait for appointments. Both times, I was there, and the vets answered all my questions and made me feel better knowing what to do for my puppy after going home.Demme M (Reboot Yourself N.Demme M (Reboot Yourself N. ★★★★★ Brought my 10 year old Min Pin, Mojo here for the 1st time this morning... Setting up an appointment, checking in, visit and vet tech could not have been better!!! Dr. Hernandez is WONDERFUL!!! She took time to explain what was happening, what needed to happen and addressed every question that I had without hesitation... THANK YOU AGAIN!!!#REDBANKANIMALHOSPITAL take a few notes from a place like this... Just to reiterate the story, quickly... Alan Erb of the Red Bank Animal Hospital tried to put my GERMAN SHEPPARD down a couple years ago, then told me that I "IMPLIED" that was my purpose of visit... BOO RED BANK, YEAH MIDDLETOWNMichael B.Michael B. ★★★★★ Earlier today my family and I had to say our final sayings to Jasmine and assist her to kitty heaven. The doctor we had (I showed up a little late, so didn't catch his name but he said he was newish there) was super profesional and compassionate. Through the final tests to helping Jasmine cross over he was 200% there with us and let us know everything that was happening and gave us as much time as we needed in the end. I see the good and bad reviews from this place but I had nothing but a good experience with the doctor here. I'm glad he was the one to assist us and I hope he sees this. RIP Jasmine, we love you forever and ever 11/14/2022Darnell M.Darnell M. ★★★★★ My Jesse has had a great experience going to Middletown Animal Hospital. He loves the people there and Dr. V.As well as I do!Deborah C.Deborah C. ★★★★★ I just recently moved in the neighborhood and this was the best vet experience I have had ever! It was my first time and to sign up and scheduling was super easy with a phone call.The vet examined my husky's leg and since it was fine and fully healed, he didn't even charge anything for his time!I was super amazed and impressed by their service and compassion! They won me over!Shashank V.Shashank V. ★★★★★ My dog had a surgery. She is 17, so now she looks younger. They performed and excelent job on her.Katia B.Katia B. ★★★★★ Our family has been using the Middletown Animal Hosp. since 2016 when we moved to the neighborhood and can only rate the Doctors and Staff with the highest praise possible.Robert F.Robert F. ★★★★★ Competent and friendlyFrank L.Frank L. ★★★★★ Best animal hospital I’ve ever been to! Ive been bringing my two fur baby kitties here for years and my family used to bring our dog here before he passed, the veterinarians, vet techs all truly care and their work is outstanding, they always give honest and quick to respond advice in case of emergencies, there is never any unnecessary testing, and they really try and accommodate your schedule for appointments. I can’t say a bad thing about this place! We love Middletown animal hospitalBecky ABecky A ★★★★☆ Middletown Animal Hospital is a well-run, professional facility, with courteous, concerned staff and excellent veterinarians.It's not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for.Michael G.Michael G. ★★★★☆ I've been taking my miniature Schnauzer to Middletown Animal Hospital for 11 years now.They are typically great about scheduling / communication and Iadore Dr. Curro.However, I do not recommend seeing Dr. Yurkus.Dr. Yurkus has horrible bedside manner, rushes visits and is generally a miserable person.Nicole L.Nicole L.js_loader

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The veterinarians of Middletown Animal Hospital believe sincerely in preventative medicine. Dogs and cats stay healthier when provided annual examinations and immunizations at prescribed intervals. This is why Middletown offers a comprehensive approach to providing your beloved pet with veterinary care. We make a commitment to the ongoing general care of your pet and in so doing, ensure you and your companion enjoy a full and satisfying lifetime.

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I’ve been using Middletown Animal Hospital for 21 years. We’ve actually moved half an hour away, but I still drive there for my veterinary services. I LOVE Dr. Velazquez, and he is the primary reason that we continue to go there. His front desk staff, however, is very nice and even his practice manager, Jerry is very accommodating. We tend to adopt older dogs and Dr. V. has always treated them as if their lives are worthwhile, even when we get a sick one. He takes a conservative approach first and always explains his reasons for suggesting what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend Middletown Animal Hospital.

Paula Ford

I have been a client at Middletown Animal Hospital for 23 Years. I am a True Animal Lover and have entrusted the care of my Precious Pets to them over these years. My Pets are my family and finding an Animal Hospital that treats them as if they were family, is no easy task. Dr. Velazquez provides outstanding care with the utmost professionalism. He is kind and compassionate. His love of his profession shows in the care he provides to his clients. Dr. Yurkus demonstrates kindness, compassion, and caring every time he treats one of my pets. The Staff at MAH are always professional, Friendly, and courteous. They take that extra minute even during very busy times. I commend the entire Team for their Efforts and Dedication! Thank You All for always providing my Pets with the best care.

Kim Brookes

I have been taking my dogs to Middletown Animal Hospital since I moved to New Jersey. I cannot imagine ever taking them anywhere else. The wonderful staff there has seen me through every phase of pet ownership. From the first exam for puppy through the heartbreaking end of life decisions, I have been treated with great compassion and professionalism by everyone at Middletown Animal Hospital. This facility has set the standard by which I evaluate all other animal care providers.

Kathy Carpenter

I have dealt with Middletown Animal hospital for well over 20 years. Dr. Velazquez and his staff are top notch. They are experts with a caring touch and always make you feel welcome. My pets are well taken care of I never have to worry that they get nothing less than the most current treatments. I love when we walk in and the office staff always come out from behind the counter to spend a minute saying hello to “Jake” or ‘Molly”. I’d never use another animal hospital!

Nancy Davis

We have been proud and delighted customers of Middletown Animal Hospital for 10 years. Dr. V, has treated our silky terrier from the beginning and we would not go anywhere else for his care. The treatment that both we and our beloved pet Max has received for the past 10 years is a special perk that we look forward to. The facility is clean and the reception from all who work there is extremely accommodating. Kudos for the entire staff especially our devoted Dr. V.

John & Elizabeth G.

I have been a client at Middletown Animal Hospital for about 25 years & I love everything about it. The staff at the front desk are always friendly & helpful, the technicians in the back are always patient & respectful of your feelings & the doctors are exceptional! Dr Velazquez is a very special man, he has taken care of all my pets as if they were his own & he has helped me through every stage of my pets lives, he helped me to say goodbye to my beloved rottweiler, Cynnibar, who lived almost 15 years, I believe in large part due to the incredible care she received at MAH over the years. Since then we have added many new pets to our family & each & every time the entire staff was happy & eager to help with any & all my questions. Everyone there makes you feel like family I wouldn’t think of going anywhere else!!!

Robyn Bizzigotti