Preventative & Primary Care

Preventative & Primary Care in Branchburg, NJ

When you trust Branchburg Animal Hospital with your pet’s needs, you get exceptional service from a team that really does care. We are here when your pet needs immediate medical care for an injury or illness. Yet, we are also here for all of the preventative and primary care needs your pet has. From a routine physical exam to providing nutritional counseling, we do it all with tender love and care.

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Services Offered at Branchburg Animal Hospital

Our goal is to help you to keep your pet healthy. To do that, we offer a comprehensive set of services for all preventative care and well-being care for your pet. Our services include the following:

Routine Physical Exams- Your pet should be seen by a vet at least one time a year, more preferably every six months. When you bring your pet in for routine physical exams, we can ensure they are eating right, feeling good and healthy overall. Early detection of ailments can extend your pet’s life.

Vaccinations and Titers- Keeping your pet healthy includes providing vaccinations. We provide vaccinations for puppies and kittens, as well as grown animals. These vaccinations are specific to the age of your pet and his or her risk factors. Talk to us about the specific vaccinations your pet needs. In many cases titers may be more appropriate and we will review these options with you.

Parasite Prevention- Fleas, ticks, mites, heartworm and intestinal parasites are some of the most challenging of concerns for most pet owners. To help your pet to remain healthy, we recommend parasite prevention. These types of products can work to prevent infestations from occurring in the first place, keeping your pet healthy and happy.

Spay & Neuter- We provide onsite spay and neutering services for cats and dogs. We use the most modern techniques and ensure your pet remains safe throughout the procedure. Talk to us about the risks your pet faces, the procedures, and when your pet is best suited for these procedures. Don’t delay.

Pet Dentistry- It’s very important to take care of your pet’s teeth. In fact, if your pet’s teeth are unhealthy, it is likely that he or she will suffer some physical ailments and even disease, especially recurrent urinary tract infections. Our services include providing full dental cleanings and teaching you how to keep your pet’s teeth healthy.

Nutritional Counseling- Whether your pet isn’t eating a balanced diet or is not the proper weight, we can help you. Nutritional counseling focuses on tailoring your pet’s meals to meet their specific needs based on health factors, weight, age, and activity levels. 

Come Visit Your Veterinarian in Branchburg, NJ

When you come into Branchburg Animal Hospital, we’ll help your pet with any of its needs. We provide services to residents in a large area including Bridgewater, Whitehouse and Hillsborough, surrounding areas and much of New Jersey. As a full service veterinary hospital, we’re here to help with any of your pet’s needs. Talk to us about ongoing pet care, surgical and dental needs, as well as immediate pet care needs. Call us today to discuss your pet’s next appointment or to learn more about the services we offer.


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  • "The office staff works very closely with the veterinarians to answer questions and help with concerns. They are always ready to help you. 5 Stars"
    Cathy & Greg B.
  • "#1... it's easy, the professionalism and value for money well spent, as well as kindness for both the owner and the animal!
    5 Stars"
    Bonnie P.
  • "Been going there for 13 years now. Dr. Derfuss and her staff are the best. 5 Stars"
    Edward B.
  • "Great Vet... great staff... This group is like no other Vet I've been to. I tried 5 different Vets in the New Brunswick area... Branchburg is on a totally different leve. 5 Stars"
    Daniel F.
  • "We want to thank Dr. Derfuss and her entire staff at Branchburg Animal Hospital for all of the wonderful service and care we have received over the years. We've been with the practice since it opened many years ago. Whether we are coming to the office to pick up food or bring our pets in to be treated, we are given the best care. They are like family to us. We give them an A++ and have recommended them on many occasions."
    The Del Grosso Family
  • "Linda and I have been bringing our Labrador Retrievers (first Shiloh and now Cooper) to Dr. Derfuss and the Branchburg Animal Hospital for many years. We have always admired and embraced the leading edge, holistic healing practices that are employed there. This has included such applications as acupuncture, chiropractic and the utilization of natural supplements, all of which have appreciably augmented the overall quality of life for our beloved canines. At a time and in a country where the overuse of prescription medication has clearly run amok, it is great to have a facility in our area where numerous other alternatives are deployed and RX medication is applied on a far more discerning basis."
    Kevin B.
  • "My husband and I have been taking our German Shepherds to Dr. Derfuss for many years. She is extremely caring and compassionate. She not only practices traditional medicine but holistic too. Our "girls" actually loved when they went to the vet! We highly recommend Branchburg Animal Hospital!"
    Carla B.
  • "I’ve been bringing my cats here for 15 years and Dr. Derfuss and the staff have been caring and compassionate. Holistic treatments are available if you want them, depending on the animal’s condition, and I have gone this route a couple of times for ailing cats. I never felt pressured into accepting any particular treatment. I’ve always been given all the options and chose what I felt was best. There are a number of vets closer to where I live, but I continue to make a slightly longer drive to Branchburg Animal Hospital because I trust them."
    Loretta A.
  • "Great Vet, Professional Staff, Very Clean. We are fortunate to live close to this great Vet!!"
  • "For the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog."
    Jaime Hernandez / Branchburg, NJ

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