Ph: (732) 449-9224
2129 Route 35
Sea Girt, New Jersey 08750

Hours:
M thru F 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Testimonials

  • The staff and doctors are fantastic.  They are all so kind and patient and give personalized attention.  This is the place to be for your pets.

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    • Cory Radisch

  • The Sea Girt Animal Hospital has been a long time supporter of the Jersey Shore Animal Center and our mission to rescue and care for unwanted, abused, sick and abandoned animals.  For many years, Dr. Marilyn Weber, Dr. Marisa Sabia, and the staff provided several free spay/neuter procedures per month for our shelter animals in need, including domestic rabbits that had been surrendered to the JSAC. Starting with the front desk staff, you are welcomed in a professional manner and the medical care rendered is second to none. With the retirement of our friend Dr. Weber, the shelter lost a superb colleague and friend; however we were thrilled to find out that the new doctor’s, Dr. Velazquez and Dr. Yurkus, are still supportive of our shelter. Thanks to their caring compassion we will be using Sea Girt Animal Hospital for several procedures per month.

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    • Patricia A. Wallace

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    • Executive Director

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Monday, 13 October 2014 20:57

The Essential Need-to-know Guide to Traveling Internationally with Your Pet

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Having 3 USDA accredited veterinarians at Sea Girt Animal Hospital means we receive requests from clients seeking help in traveling internationally with their pet. It may seem like a simple request, but depending on the destination, the requirements can prohibit pet travel unless enough time is allotted to fulfill these requirements. The realization that destinations such as Hawaii, England, New Zealand, and Australia require at least 6 months of preparation takes pet owners by surprise. The reason for this is that they are rabies (as well as other diseases) free, and their sole purpose is to make certain that pets arriving on their soil are disease free as well.

Generally, Rabies-free destinations require:

  • Import permits.
  • Pets are microchipped before most recent rabies vaccine.
  • At least two rabies vaccines have been administered not more than twelve months or less than three months prior to travel.
  • A rabies titre blood test (FAVN) be performed more than 120-180 days prior to travel.
  • Internal and external parasite prevention administered by a veterinarian at correct intervals.
  • A physical examination and International Health Certificate within 10 days of arrival.
  • Certificate endorsement by USDA.
  • Australia and New Zealand may require extensive lab results and parasite and disease treatment.

If you are planning to take your pet out of the country, or to Hawaii, keep in mind the following:

  • It is important to keep your pet current on Rabies vaccinations.
  • Most destinations require that pets be microchipped.
  • Airline requirements may differ from the import requirements of the individual country.
  • There may be time sensitive tests and treatments required.
  • A USDA accredited veterinarian must perform all tests and exams.
  • Permits, veterinary costs, lab fees, airline tickets, and approved airline crates can be costly.

Unless you are moving out of the country or visiting a foreign country for an extended period, decide if it is best to attempt to have your pet accompany you. It may not be if it is cost prohibitive or difficult on your pet. Each country, rabies free or not, has different requirements. At Sea Girt Animal Hospital, we are well-versed in helping you get your pet to its destination.

By Candi Coursen

Testimonials

  • The staff and doctors are fantastic.  They are all so kind and patient and give personalized attention.  This is the place to be for your pets.

    • ,  
    • Cory Radisch

Sea Girt Animal Hospital Pharmacy

Sea Girt Animal Hospital

Sea Girt Animal Hospital is a premier animal hospital conveniently located at 2129 Route 35 in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

We have five wards, five exam rooms, 13 outdoor runs, two offices, large surgery and x-ray facilities, in addition to several treatment rooms and a fenced yard. We provide specialized care to dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and some reptiles for routine exams.