VCA Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Our Story

The Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is committed to helping pets and the people who love them by combining the highest quality of medicine, technology, and service provided by our caring staff. This dedication to consistent excellence, throughout each pet's entire life, is demonstrated by our endless pursuit to find new and creative means to diagnose, treat and cure disease, and to begin where medical books end.

Hometown Care at VCA Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

VCA Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We serve Ridgewood, Midland Park, Glen Rock, HoHoKus, Paramus, Wyckoff, Saddle River, Waldwick, and all of Northern New Jersey. Our staff of certified veterinarians is dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care to meet your pet's needs. Most importantly, we care for your dogs, cats, pet birds, small exotic mammals, and reptiles as if they were our own.

At our state-of-the-art facilities, we feature the latest advancements in veterinary medicine. Like those who visit us, we share an abiding love for animals. We provide each of our patients with the same high-quality care we would recommend for our own pets. We have dedicated our professional careers to seeing that life's important animal companions are treated with the care they deserve.

Our History

In 1982, Dr. Dean J. Cerf, Hospital Director, continued the tradition of the VCA Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital, after its original establishment 150 years ago by the Hopper family of Ridgewood. Dr. Cerf has since developed the VCA Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital into one of the most advanced and respected veterinary hospitals in New Jersey. He has grown the hospital into a six doctor practice. The skilled support staff has grown from three people to over fifty caring professionals, who complete a rigorous training program consisting of oral, written and practical exams, as well as participation in continuing education programs.

Accreditations & Affiliations
American Animal Hospital Association

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) sets the standard for quality veterinary care for companion animals. As an accredited hospital, we voluntarily uphold the Association's high standards in 18 different areas and are routinely evaluated on over 900 different standards of veterinary care. Not all animal hospitals are accredited, and we are proud to be amongst only 12-15% of veterinary hospitals that hold this honor.

American Association of Feline Practitioners

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) represents practitioners in the veterinary community who are passionate about the care of cats and supports its members in improving the health and welfare of feline patients. With a reputation as a leader in the field of feline medicine, the AAFP helps veterinary practices establish a feline-friendly environment that reduces stress for cats during veterinary visits.