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We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic individuals to join our family.

Discover Your Next Pursuit

In West Caldwell, New Jersey you will experience the “best of both worlds”. With its quaint small-town community vibe, the atmosphere appeals to those who desire a safe, relaxing place to raise a family, while still enjoying the luxury of being within close proximity to the largest city in the country. One can enjoy nearby parks, walkable communities, privately owned breweries & distilleries, and great school systems. Whether it’s family experiences, amazing food, outdoor activities, or sporting events, West Caldwell has a lot to offer.

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Grow with AERA

In addition to offering world-class medicine, our emergency and specialty hospital prioritizes work-life balance and helping you advance your calling into a career. With a new 47,000 square feet facility, our newly constructed, state-of-the-art veterinary hospital has allowed us to offer expanded service capabilities and best serve the needs of the pets in our community.

Since originally opening in 1977, the growth of AERA is a testimony to the quality of care, dedication, and compassion of our doctors, nurses, and client experience representatives who are the lifeblood of our mission—to provide outstanding emergency and specialty care for our beloved animal companions.


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Our highly skilled team is a motivated, culturally diverse, and inclusive group of individuals that fosters peer collaboration and support.

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Work-Life Balance

As part of the AERA family, your family is important to us! We strive to work together to find a schedule that best fits the needs of your family as well as our hospital and community.

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Earn a competitive pay rate with benefits.

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Be fully enabled to deliver high-quality care for your patients by working with the latest, most advanced equipment.

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Career Benefits

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• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance
• Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program

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• Competitive Salary
• Signing bonus
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Pet Care Discounts

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• CE Reimbursement
• Uniform Allowance
• Training Programs
• Collaboration and Support
• ABVP Certification Sponsorship

Hospital Overview


  • 24/7/365 Emergency
  • Anesthesia
  • Dentistry & Oral Surgery
  • Diagnostics & Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic & Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Physical Rehabilitation
  • Radiation Oncology

Hospital Features

  • 47,000 square foot facility
  • Ample parking space
  • Separate feline specific waiting area
  • 21 department specific exam rooms
  • Conference center for continuing education and community events
  • Large indoor dog run
  • Client-facing pharmacy
  • Separate feline ICU ward
  • State-of-the-art surgery center with 5 surgery suites
  • Advanced minimally invasive surgical and scoping capabilities
  • Dentistry & Oral Surgery department
  • Advanced on-site diagnostics including CT and MRI
  • On-site linear accelerator for radiation oncology therapy
  • Physical Rehabilitation including hydrotherapy, Laser Therapy and Acupuncture
  • Independent bacterial & respiratory isolation wards
  • …and much more!

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Very happy with the care and service we received from Dr. Brophy and his staff. Clear and concise explanation of procedure and cost.
Our dog has been to AERA for two surgeries, and both were very good experiences.

Pet parent

We’ve had to visit AERA several times over the past six years. Every time we felt like they cared about our pets and were well organized in evaluating and treating their emergency visits. We are grateful to have such a world-class facility when we need it. Thank you to all the wonderful and caring staff! You make such a difference to these little lives and to the people who love them.

Pet parent

Probably one of the best places for animal care in the area. The doctors were very knowledgeable and kind during a rough time. If the time ever comes to get another dog, I will come here first with any issues at all.

Pet parent

During one of the scariest moments of my life, the staff at AERA made me feel comfortable that my dogs were in the right place and in safe hands. They were professional, informative, compassionate, and so loving towards my babies. I’ve been to a few animal hospitals and have had poor experiences. The staff at AERA was a breath of fresh air in comparison. They went above and beyond to make sure my dogs were happy and comfortable. I recommend them hands down to any other hospital in the area!

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