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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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★★★★★ We recently switched to the Middletown Animal Hospital from Bayshore. They have taken exceptional care of our pups. Quick appointments for emergencies and compassionate care for our senior pups.Kathy K.Kathy K. ★★★★★ Very kind to the animals and very helpful with any and all health problems they may have.Julieann F.Julieann F. ★★★★★ Easy to book appointments and knowledgeable and caring doctorsBeverly R.Beverly R. ★★★★★ The staff @ Middletown Veterinary Hospital is AMAZING! I have a VERY reactive dog & I explained the right way to handle her. There was no push back from them & my girl fell in love w/the vet.I have had other pets there & even had to put my cat to sleep there back in December & the vet was almost as emotional as I was.I highly recommend them.Joanna Q.Joanna Q. ★★★★★ The staff is always pleasant, and the Doctors are quite attentive. I have been going here for years and so glad now that there is an exotic pet specialist as well as my feather birb along with my fur baby!Catherine M S.Catherine M S. ★★★★★ Very compassionate and caring veterinarian services.Jim B.Jim B. ★★★★★ The vet practice is always very professional, clean, communicative, and knowledgeable.We have only had very positive experiences!Highly recommendedEric D.Eric D. ★★★★★ Every doctor I have ever seen has been pleasant, smart and empathetic in any scenario. The vet techs and front desk are also very friendly and try as hard as possible accommodate me and my pets.Sarah G.Sarah G. ★★★★★ The availability and kindness of the staff are way above par. The new addition of Dr.Dypka is much appreciated, her dedication and love for animals always shows.Jackie M.Jackie M. ★★★★★ We love Middletown Animal hospital ! It was easy to make an appointment and I was able to get in the same week with my two kittens! The hospital is clean and welcoming! And check in was quick and we barely waited. Our kittens were terrified when we put them in their carriers so we were worried how it would go but Dr. Hernandez was a natural with them and they were at ease! She was very friendly and explained everything to us. The appointment was quick but thorough. So happy to have a great place to take our pets!Nicole D.Nicole D. ★★★★★ Exceptional veterinary care in our communityManuel Nelo E.Manuel Nelo E. ★★★★★ I went to Middletown Animal Hospital the other day for the first time. It was a great experience. My pet was seen at the appointment time, all my questions were answered, the doctor was great and took the time to explain everything, and the place is clean. I will definitely be going back!D BD B ★★★★★ Highly recommend Dr. CurroThis practice is very professional and genuinely cares for your animal companion during their life.Exceptional care at the end of life as well as I sadly experienced but appreciated.JASJAS ★★★★★ Amazing office! From the front desk at check in to check out was a great experience. Front desk staff was sweet, the vet assistants were very attentive. Dr Hernandez was very professional and personal, definitely an animal lover! I’m happy we switched to this office for our fur pup 😊Evelin B.Evelin B. ★★★★★ Vet care is very important. Dr. Curro took the time and answered all my questions. I appreciate the time he took to provide a complete exam for my dog.Jaclyn M.Jaclyn M. ★★★★★ Middletown Animal Hospital has provided exceptional care to our pets, ranging from the smallest of reptiles to our large bear-like dogs for 30+ years. Drs.Yurkis and Curro are great at handling patients that are not especially thrilled to find themselves at the vet, but all of the staff is exceptionally good at what they do.Mary Ellen W.Mary Ellen W. ★★★★★ GoodJohn W.John W. ★★★★★ Great doctors very caringLillyane R.Lillyane R. ★★★★★ The doctors have been very good to excellent with my little Chihuahua mix KC.Edith F.Edith F. ★★★★★ The loveliest and friendliest people. So caring about our dogs. Love you all! And our dogs like them too! 🙂Minerva M.Minerva M. ★★★★★ You have instilled confidence in me as a pet/dog parent. Your help with Lola who was my heart for 12 years, made me continue when l got Minnie . She is a rescue who was so scared of humans. Your kindness and great treatment keeps me coming to your facility with such professionalism. Thank youEsther P.Esther P. ★★★★★ Very caring and helpful staffDebra M.Debra M. ★★★★★ Love all of the Vets, Techs and Office Staff at Middletown Vet, but Dr. Yurkus is our fur babies BESTEST FRIEND and we love having him take care of our dogs.Mary L.Mary L. ★★★★★ The most kind and most caring staff; show genuine concern for your pet. Dr. Renee has taken care of my dog several times and I am completely satisfied. Full explanations leave you feeling very confident that the best care was rendered.Renee I.Renee I. ★★★★★ All the doctors here are great.We have probably seen Dr Yurkas the mostCannot say enough about what he meant to us caring for our Zoey throughout her lifeWe’ve been going there since 2008 for several dogs. Would not consider going anywhere elseNew vet tech Ali is terrific.Delores K.Delores K. ★★★★★ We’ve had great experiences with all the docs, but our favorite is Dr Garcia and Alexa is our favorite helper. So great to work with!!Allison Z.Allison Z. ★★★★★ My sweet baby Blackie Velvet is doing good, Thank You Middletown Animal hospital. So far she is back on the right track. Thank You Ang Jesus so I can continue to see real improvement with her.jan M.jan M. ★★★★★ The staff and doctors are knowledgeable/ professional and thankfully were able to provide care for our gentle giant.Yol A.Yol A. ★★★★★ Dr. Yurkus is the best. He has taken care of my beagles for years now. He takes time to answer all your questions and is very thorough in his explanations. He is top notch!Valerie B.Valerie B. ★★★★★ Dr Yurkus and staff are wonderful. I have a 17 year old dachshund (that with the help of Dr Yurkus) is a very healthy dog that still loves to play and run. Every time Sir Oliver gets sick, all he needs is a visit to the vet and he’s all better. 🙏🏻🩵🙏🏻Jessika R.Jessika R. ★★★★★ We have been going to Dr. Yurkis for 15 years and he and the entire staff have provided excellent care! He is knowledgeable, trustworthy and allows you to be a "partner" in your pet's care.laura P.laura P. ★★★★★ We have been going to Middletown Animal hospital for a while now. Everyone there is great and take great care for all our pets but the Dr. we prefer the most is Dr. Schaeffer. He truly is the most caring and understanding Dr. we have ever had. He also is so great at explaining things and answering any questions or concerns we have without you feeling dumb. He listens to your concerns as well because we have had some vets (and human Dr. too) that just don’t listen to you. He does and he is great. If you live in the area, MAH is the place to take your pets!Michelle F.Michelle F. ★★★★★ Treated us well , compatient & caring !!!!What more could you ask for. The place is clean and conformable.James T.James T. ★★★★★ Dr. Schaeffer is wonderful. He takes his time to explain everything and is always happy to answer questions.The office staff is pleasant too. Highly recommend!Nancy P.Nancy P. ★★★★★ I bring my bearded dragon here and Dr. Curro is always so knowledgeable. All the techs and other staff are also always friendly.Jazy B.Jazy B. ★★★★★ I absolutely love my vet Dr.Curro he is so caring about my bird tiki my cockatiel !!!Francine P.Francine P. ★★★★★ Dr Ferraris is our favorite. She did everything she could to help save our Linus' leg (but it turned out to be cancer, so unfortunately, amputation was the only option). She's sweet and compassionate and really cares about our fur babies. The techs are always good with them as well, even when our 18 year old cat doesn't stop complaining about getting her blood drawn from the second we walk in, and front desk is very quick and efficient.Melissa F.Melissa F. ★★★★★ This has been our vet for a few years now. I feel like the vets are always honest and compassionate. My dog recently had his teeth cleaned and some extracted, absolutely no issues-not that I would expect any. We also met our dog walker here who is a wonderful contact.Laura F.Laura F. ★★★★★ Have taken my dogs, hamsters and cat here and they have been nice and professional.Lucie M.Lucie M. ★★★★★ Excellent staff and always great with our fur babiesJeff W.Jeff W. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ Dr Curro is a super avian vet . Anyone with a bird who needs attention should see him. He understands birds very well.Samuel DSamuel D ★★★★★ Caring doctors, efficient prompt office staff.Carol F.Carol F. ★★★★★ I can’t complain We have used Middletown Animal Hospital for the past 15 years & 4 pets along the way. We have received great advice & care. Dr. Curro is such a caring & knowledgeable Vet. He takes time & follows up personally with lab results. Prompt appointments, great staff & well run establishment.Cindy G H.Cindy G H. ★★★★★ I would like to thank Dr. Schaffer for giving me his honest opinion about my dog's health condition. It was extremely hard to euthanize my baby yesterday, but at least she is not suffering anymore and is in doggy paradise. Thank you Middletown Animal Hospital for being so compassionate during my difficult time yesterday I appreciate it.JOSEPH G.JOSEPH G. ★★★★★ Friendly staffDr Dypko was Amazing!!!Leslie M.Leslie M. ★★★★★ Service was very good and people were very nice and friendly and helpful and took very good care of our pet and explained what to do when we were home to help the healing so set up your next appointment with Middletown Animal Hospital Thank YouBobBob ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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 (. ★★★★★ 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. ★★★★★ 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 ★★★★☆ We have brought our dog Nina here since she was a puppy and have received excellent care and advice from the doctora and staff at Middletown Animal Hospital... Highly recommend.William G.William G.js_loader

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9:00am - 2:00pm



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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