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Primary Care & Wellness

Oradell Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital and your pet’s health and well-being is our number one concern. Our veterinarians will take special care of your companions from birth through their senior years, handling all routine treatments and wellness care.

Annual physical examinations, bi-annually for geriatric pets, are recommended to keep an eye on your pet’s overall health and potentially detect problems before they turn into something serious.

We offer 3 convenient appointment locations – Paramus, Fort Lee, Hasbrouck Heights – Clients are free to use these locations interchangeably for all their pets’ primary care and wellness needs. All specialty and emergency services will be seen at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ, which is open and staffed 24/7/365.

Disease Prevention
Vaccination against infectious diseases has tremendous effects on reducing illness in your pet. At Oradell Animal Hospital, we will create a vaccination program based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure to disease. Core vaccines are generally recommended for all cats and dogs.
Microchipping

Safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification

Similar to administering a routine injection, within seconds a microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under your pet’s skin between their shoulder blades. Once your pet is microchipped and you’ve received their unique identification number, you will be asked to complete a registration form. You MUST complete this form as it will assign the appropriate contact information to your pets microchip, making it easier to reunite in the future should they ever get lost. Most animal shelters and veterinary clinics/hospitals are equipped with a microchip scanner. If your pet is ever lost, he/she can quickly be scanned to reveal their identification number.

 

The Wellness Examination:

Your pet’s:

Abdomen will be palpated to detect abnormalities such as enlarged organs or masses. Other painful areas may indicate problems with the intestines, kidneys, liver or other organs.

Eyes will be examined to determine abnormalities, such as anemia, glaucoma, cataracts, high blood pressure, jaundice and allergies.

Heart will be examined for murmurs and abnormal rhythms.

Joints and muscles will be examined to detect the possible presence of inflammation, arthritis and tumors.

Lungs will be examined for fluid build-up, wheezing, and abnormal effort to breathe.

Lymph nodes will be examined to detect the possible presence of inflammation and swelling

Oral cavity (gums, teeth, tongue and palate) will be checked for tartar buildup, dental abnormalities, fractures, loose teeth, tumors, infections and other problems.

Reproductive system will be examined for swellings, discharges, and breast or testicular lumps. If your pet has not been spayed or neutered, our veterinarian will explain the health benefits of doing so.

Skin, ears and hair will be examined as a means of detecting allergies, infections, warts and tumors, fleas, ticks and other parasites.

Services:

  • Blood pressure measurement
  • Blood testing
  • Fecal testing
  • Dentistry
  • Disease prevention
  • Geriatric medicine
  • Microchipping
  • Pain management
  • Parasite prevention
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Rehabilitaiton
  • Spay/neuter
  • Surgery
  • Vaccination protocols

Be sure to mention any of these signs in your pet to your primary care veterinarian:

  • Change in appetite
  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive panting
  • Excessive scratching
  • Excessive thirst
  • Excessive urination
  • Lameness or stiffness of the limbs
  • Sneezing
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

Disease Prevention

Vaccination against infectious diseases has tremendous effects on reducing illness in your pet. At Oradell Animal Hospital, we will create a vaccination program based on your pet’s lifestyle and exposure to disease.

Core vaccines are generally recommended for all cats and dogs. For cats, core vaccines include panleukopenia, rabies, calicivirus and herpesvirus. For dogs, core vaccines include distemper, rabies, parvovirus, adenovirus and bordetella.

Non-core vaccines are administered to your pet depending upon exposure, risk and lifestyle. For cats this includes a vaccine that protects against leukemia virus. For dogs, this includes vaccines that protect against Lyme Disease and Leptospirosis and influenza.

For puppy and kitten vaccination protocols click here.

To microchip your pet, simply call to make an appointment. This is a safe, simple and permanent form of pet identification designed to quickly identify lost pets and reunite them with their owners. Similar to administering a routine injection, within seconds a microchip with a unique identification code is implanted under the skin between the shoulder blades of your pet. Once your pet is microchipped, you must fill out the enrollment form enclosed with the microchip. The information will then be stored with a service database and is always available.  If your pet is ever lost, he/she can be scanned at animal shelters or veterinary clinics to reveal their identification number.

Doctors in Primary Care/Wellness

Rita Angelo, VMD, Hospital Director

Frank C. Boren, DVM


Jamie DeSantis, VMD


Joseph DeSanto, DVM


John G. DeVries, DVM, Diplomate, ABVP (Canine & Feline)


Tanya Karlecke, DVM


Julie Lee, VMD


June Hacker-Traiger, VMD, CCRP (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner


Megan Julian, VMD


Ross Koenig, DVM


Reena Shah, DVM (I-131)


Lori Siracuse-Parker, VMD


Heather Troyer, DVM, DABVP (Board Specialized in Canine and Feline Practice), CVA, (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist), CVPP (Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner)

Dr. Troyer graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She completed a one-year internship at the Animal Medical Center in NY, NY from 2001-2002 and joined the staff at Oradell Animal Hospital in 2005 as a member of the general medicine and surgery group. In 2008, Dr. Troyer became board certified through the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice (general medicine and surgery), which awards specialty certification to practitioners who demonstrate expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine. In 2009, Dr. Troyer helped to create the Oradell CARES program. Oradell CARES is designed to assist families and patients with hospice and care giver support issues through both in-home evaluation and out-patient management. In addition, Dr. Troyer was awarded certification in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, in 2010, and completed additional curricula in Tui-Na, a unique form of massage specific for Traditional Chinese Medicine. She most recently rounded out her education by becoming a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner through the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management in 2014. She practices integrative medicine, especially in cases where quality of life issues are paramount, and practices both out-patient and in-home pain management using both eastern and western techniques. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children, running, and cooking. She frequently writes for medical journals such as Clinician’s Brief and Veterinary Team Brief, and actively promotes continuing education at our hospital through lectures and wet labs, and promotion of student externship programs.