EMERGENCY   Open 24/7/365

(973) 788-0500

975 Bloomfield Ave., West Caldwell, NJ 07006

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

At AERA, our 24/7 Emergency Department is currently experiencing longer than average wait times. We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as our teams are working around the clock to make sure each pet that comes to our hospital receives the highest level of medical care possible. At this time, we highly recommend calling us at (973)-788-0500 before bringing your pet to AERA for an emergency visit, so we can discuss your pet’s case and best prepare for your arrival. Please be aware that in the unlikely but possible event that our hospital has reached full capacity, we may recommend bringing your pet to another nearby emergency facility for care. As a reminder, we are open 24/7, 365 days a year for veterinary emergencies. We appreciate your cooperation during this time, and please do not hesitate to call us with any questions.

Last updated April 1, 2022

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work diligently to implement a phased reopening and welcome clients back into our hospital!

Last updated September 16, 2020

To Our Pet Parent Community,

At Animal Emergency & Referral Associates, the health and well-being of your pet and family are our top priority. As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to assure you that we plan to remain open 24/7 for emergencies and continue uninterrupted specialty care.

We are taking additional steps to keep patients, clients, and employees healthy and safe, including:

We are closely monitoring the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and local authorities regarding the spread of the virus to ensure that the actions that we are taking are comprehensive and appropriate. If you have any questions, please call us (973)-788-0500.


Allen Kaat, AERA Hospital Director

Additional Resources & Information:

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (Centers for Disease Control)

COVID-19 FAQs for Pet Owners (American Veterinary Medical Association)