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Humane Society AC Veterinary Services

Humane Society AC Veterinary Services is proud to offer a full-service veterinary hospital in the Atlantic City, New Jersey area. Whether it's routine veterinary care you seek or surgery for your pet, our experienced doctors will be there for you and your pet. We perform everything from routine vaccinations to various orthopedic surgeries. We also offer digital radiography and in-house hematology services.

If you have questions about our services, call 609-348-8076 or email us at vetservices.hsac@gmail.com.

Our Doctors

Dr. Gregory Pieretti D.V.M.: Senior Staff Veterinarian

Dr. David Zelnick V.M.D.: Spay and Neuter Surgeon

Dr. Robert Bende D.V.M.: Spay and Neuter Surgeon

Dr. Jennifer Thomas D.V.M.: Staff Veterinarian

Dr. Caitlin Reich, D.V.M.: Staff Veterinarian

Hours of Operation

The Humane Society of Atlantic County's normal hours of operation for its veterinary services are Monday through Friday and by appointment only. If you would like more information on scheduling an appointment, please call our veterinary receptionist at 609-348-8076.

The HSAC also operates a weekly walk-in wellness clinic on Saturdays starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m.. The wellness clinic is intended for healthy pets (no illnesses/problems) only that are in need of vaccines, heartworm testing or other minor check-ups. If your pet has an illness, issue or injury, you'll be asked to schedule an appointment during the week. Only two pets per household may be seen each day. All normal Veterinary Services fees apply for the walk-in clinic.

Please call us at 609-348-8076 if you would like more information about our services.

Policies

Appointment Policy
Each individual pet (maximum two per household) is required to have a scheduled appointment, except for Saturday Wellness Clinics. Exam/office visit fees begin at $40 depending on the reason for the visit. Scheduling appointments allow us to better prepare our work day, which results in less wait time for you!

Emergency Policy
At times we can accommodate emergency visits for existing HSAC Veterinary Services clients, but when we cannot, due to staffing or current workload, we will refer you to an emergency veterinary hospital. Please call ahead so we may determine if your pet can be accommodated. Non-client emergencies will receive referrals. We have two emergency veterinary hospitals in our area, Ocean View Veterinary Hospital at (609) 486-5025 and Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Linwood at (609) 926-5300. Please reach out to those facilities for more information about their fees and services as we are not affiliated with them.

Payment Policy
We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. If you have a budget you would like our veterinarians to adhere to, please inform the receptionist at check-in. We can provide an estimate for extended services and treatment at your request after the veterinarian has examined your pet. For your convenience, we accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Apple Pay, and Android Pay. Personal checks are not accepted.

New Clients
HSAC asks that all new clients arrive 15 minutes prior to their scheduled appointment to allow for the completion of all necessary paperwork without delaying your appointment. Please bring all previous veterinary records for your pet. This ensures our veterinarians have a full history of your pet's health and no treatment or testing is repeated unnecessarily.

Rabies Vaccination Policy
HSAC Veterinary Services requires all pets over the age of 16 weeks to be vaccinated against Rabies. Rabies vaccinations are required by law statewide for dogs and in many municipalities for cats. If your pet received a Rabies vaccination at another facility, please bring your Rabies vaccination certificate so it may be added to your pet's file. A Rabies tag is not a valid proof of vaccination. If you are unable to provide a current, valid Rabies certificate, your pet will need to receive a Rabies vaccination at your cost at the doctor's discretion.

Patient Arrival Policy
For your protection, and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms. All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier. If you need special assistance with the handling of your pet, please feel free to ask.

Missed Appointment Policy
At Humane Society AC Veterinary Services, your scheduled appointment time is reserved exclusively for you and your pet. HSAC does not overbook appointment times. We believe optimal veterinary care can be provided only if we have enough time set aside to adequately examine and diagnose your pet, then discuss treatment options in detail with you.

We will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling needs. In return, we ask that you help us by keeping your scheduled appointments, arriving on time, and notifying us a minimum of six (6) business hours in advance if you are unable to do so. When HSAC receives advance notice of cancellations, we are able to avoid misspent employee time and, more importantly, we are able to accommodate other patients needing care. Failure to comply with this policy will necessitate the assessment of the following fees:

First missed appointment - Our staff will call to ensure you and your pet are alright and to reschedule your appointment. There will be a $50 deposit required, which will be applied to your next invoice.

Second missed appointment - You will receive a phone call stating this is your second missed appointment and that you have been charged a Missed Appointment Fee of $50, thereby forfeiting your deposit.

Third missed appointment - You will receive a phone call informing you that you have now missed three appointments and you have been charged another Missed Appointment Fee of $50, which will need to be paid prior to rescheduling another appointment. This $50 will be a charge, not a deposit.

Late Arrivals Policy
Appointments involving clients arriving more than ten minutes late may be considered under our "Missed Appointments" policy and need to be rescheduled. If you think you are going to be late for your appointment, please call us as soon as possible to determine if your late arrival can be accommodated or if you will need to reschedule. We will accommodate you after other scheduled clients when possible.

All above fees will be assessed per pet in cases of multiple-pet appointments.

Triage

Emergency cases (as determined by the veterinarian on duty) may receive priority, followed by previously scheduled appointments. After that, work-ins will be seen as they can be fit into the appointment schedule.

Financial Assistance for Pet Health Care
HSAC also offers an easy to use payment plan through our patient-financing partner, CareCredit. Click here for more information regarding CareCredit.

Saying Goodbye

We at the Humane Society of Atlantic County understand how hard it can be when it comes time for the final goodbye of your family pet. HSAC offers humane euthanasia should you need this service for your beloved pet. You have the option to be present with your pet by scheduling an appointment or you can leave your pet in our hands for his or her final care. Our compassionate, experienced staff will handle your pet like he or she is part of our family. Both you and your pet will be treated with respect and kindness during this difficult time.

There are several euthanasia service options available, such as:
• Taking your pet home for burial
• Communal cremation
• Private cremation (ashes returned to the family)
These choices will determine the fees which range from $90 to $350, depending on which services are picked and the size of your pet.

We will help you through each step of the process to make your pets’ final visit with us stress free and humane. Feel free to call us to schedule an appointment or for more information.