Welcome to Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital

Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. We serve Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, Glen Rock 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 in Ridgewood and Midland Park, New Jersey, 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

Established in 1862.

In 1982 Dr. Dean J. Cerf, Hospital Director, continued the tradition of the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital, after its original establishment 150 years ago by the Hopper family of Ridgewood. Dr. Cerf has since developed the 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 with two locations and a grooming salon. 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.

Our Mission Statement

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.

Advanced Treatment Capabilities

We understand that pets are everyday companions, friends, and important family members. This is why the professionals at our AAHA Certified veterinary hospital always provides those treatment options that are not only the most beneficial, but also the least invasive and most comfortable for pets. Chief among these treatment advances is laser surgery and therapeutic laser applications, the use of which means your pet will experience less pain during surgery, face a decreased risk of infection, and more quickly be able to return to normal activities, among other benefits. With this and other technologies at our disposal, we are proud to be considered as Northern New Jersey's leading veterinary medical hospital. With offices in Ridgewood and Midland Park, we are able to conveniently serve those from Mahwah, Paramus, Glen Rock, and other communities throughout the region.

Our Services

At Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital, we offer a full range of services to meet pets' needs. From dogs and cats to birds and exotic pets, our range of services are designed to meet common needs, such as spaying and neutering and dentistry, to more specialized needs that include chiropractic care and acupuncture. We are also committed to being there when pets need us most. Whatever the needs of your pet, we are here to provide the most comprehensive care possible to help ensure lasting wellness. We would be honored to welcome you and your pet to our family of patients.

If you are seeking a lifelong healthcare provider for your pet, we are here to help. To learn more about our many veterinary medicine services, or to make an appointment at our Ridgewood or Midland Park, New Jersey locations, contact Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital today.