EMERGENCY   Open 24/7/365

(973) 788-0500

1237 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield, NJ 07004

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 still operating on a fully curbside service protocol and 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 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 also implementing a temporary policy for all visits to AERA to help protect our clients, staff and families. These guidelines are outlined below:

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)