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By: Paperback R.
Forked River Animal Hosp
I don't normally write reviews on here, especially of businesses I am very satisfied with, like Forked River Animal Hospital, but I have to respond to what the previous reviewer, Jane S wrote, unfairly about Dr. Force. How do I know this? Well, I have been taking my pets there for years, and have known Dr Force for several years; but how do I really know that what she wrote was unfair? I was sitting in the waiting room at FRAH and I heard most if not all of the exchange between Dr. Force and Jane S.!!! I remember thinking to myself "why is this woman so obsessed with mold??" I also remember thinking to myself "why is she here if she is going to disagree and argue with Dr. Force about everything he says -- didn't she come here for his expertise and to get help for her pet?? What does she think she has to prove??" I couldn't help but wonder to myself that day if she did the same thing to her own doctors when she went to appointments for herself!! I know, I know: There are many people out there nowadays who feel spending an hour on a computer gives them medical or veterinary credentials from Google University, but let's be real here: Dr. Force is a very experienced qualified veterinarian who has shown compassion to both pets and their owners.....for this person Jane S. to write a scathing review about him because he didn't agree with her about mold (boy, was she obsessed!) is totally unfair, and I could not let her comments go without sharing what i noticed that day. Maybe the leaks she noticed in the ceiling tiles were going to HER head (there's that mold again!!) Anyway, as a client of Dr Force's and FRAH for many years, I ask you to give FRAH a chance if you have a pet in need, and form your own opinion about Dr. Force, before listening to craziness -- there, I said it --such as this. Thank you!!
By: knowreq1
Forked River Animal Hosp
I find the review below by Theresa Staples very hard to believe: I have been taking my elderly cat to Dr Force for years now, and I can honestly say that Dr. Force has never recommended care or treatment for my cat based on the almighty dollar - in fact, the complete opposite! When I started taking my cat to him, her previous vet had me giving her a very expensive medication for arthritis and stiffness. Dr Force told me I was wasting my money, and had me give her 1/4 of a St Joseph's aspirin every three days - what a savings! I do feel badly that your dog is old, like my cat is (she is 18+ years old) -- but I had to challenge what you wrote here, because I have always found Dr Force and his hospital to be caring, responsive, and at the same time realistic and conservative in how he approaches the care and treatment of my elderly pet. I recommend Forked River Animal Hospital to anyone!
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By: kanr07
Forked River Animal Hosp
Simply put: Dr Force does not make decisions regarding the care and treatment of our pets based on money - in fact, he prides himself on offering affordable care - the complete opposite of what you accused him of in your review! I for one can't say enough good things about the veterinary services my cat has received from Forked River Animal Hospital, but maybe sharing that I am willing to drive almost an hour to have my elderly cat seen by Dr. Force says it all. I highly recommend FRAH to anyone looking for personable, affordable, and professional health care for their pets!
By: patricia.ashcroftpluemacher
Forked River Animal Hosp
I have been going to Forked River Animal Hospital since it opened for business and highly recommend Dr. Force to all my friends and family. He has been great with treating both my dogs especially my one dog who has seizures. He is on several medications, two for seizures, and I find Dr. Forces prices to be fantastic I would be charged double the price by any other veterinarian in the area. FRAH’s staff is always professional, pleasant and courteous.
By: mary.e.low.9
Forked River Animal Hosp
Dr.Force of Forked River Animal Hospital is a very compassionate and caring vet (not to mention highly qualified, as he is an Ivy league graduate) He went above and beyond in the care of my dog, including making his final days as comfortable as possible. I trust him with all of my pets and would happily recommend him for yours.
By: katie.metzger.39
Forked River Animal Hosp
I have been going to Forked River Animal Hospital with my dogs since they opened. I have gotten great care for my fur family. They are professional and caring. I would recommend this vet hospital for any one looking for wonderful vet care, at an affordable price.
Tips & Advices
Most 24-hour clinics do not allow owners to stay with their pets overnight. However, many do have specific visiting hours or will let owners see their pets at any point during the day. In addition, owners can call most clinics at any time for an update on their pet's well being.
  • Important phone numbers, especially those of the the veterinary clinic, the animal hospital or emergency clinic, and the poison control center
  • A book detailing pet first-aid steps
  • Copy of medical records
  • Nylon leash
  • Muzzle (only use if pet is not vomiting and has no difficulty breathing)
  • Absorbent gauze
  • Nonlatex disposable gloves
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Nail clippers
  • Digital thermometer
  • Sterile saline solution
  • Hydrogen peroxide (to induce vomiting only at the recommendation of a veterinarian
  • Milk of magnesia (to absorb poison only at the recommendation of a veterinarian)
Find a 24-hour animal hospital that provides emergency services within your area. Keep the facility's contact information in a place that's easy to locate, such as the refrigerator, address book, or smartphone. Most veterinary clinics operate on standard business hours and are not equipped to handle emergencies.
Veterinary clinics operate on a smaller scale than animal hospitals. The latter are more likely open 24 hours and provide emergency services. The former generally operate on typical office hours and only perform wellness exams and minor surgeries. Veterinary clinics also do not generally perform laboratory tests on site.
The specifics vary depending on the type of visit. For a wellness exam, bring:
  • Medical records
  • The type or brand of food the pet eats
  • Medication (including flea, tick, and heartworm medication).
If the animal needs medical treatment, the following may be helpful depending on the situation:
  • Fresh stool sample
  • Vomit sample
  • Video of the pet engaging in abnormal behavior
  • Substance the pet may have ingested

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