Public Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I find a list of veterinarians in my area?

A: Visit NJVMA online and select ‘Find a Veterinarian’ on our home page. You can search for NJVMA member veterinarians by last name, practice name, county, town, or practice type.

Q: How can I find a board certified veterinarian?

Q: Is there a list of emergency veterinary hospitals in the state?

A: Yes, go to Emergency Facilities to view a list of emergency veterinary hospitals.

Q: What do I do if I can’t afford veterinary services for my pet?

A: Unlike human medicine, there are no uncompensated care provisions for people lacking the ability to pay. Please speak with your veterinarian. Explain your situation and see if it’s possible to arrange a payment plan.

Q: Where can I find the regulations for traveling abroad with my pet?

A: Visit the United States Department of Agriculture website for information on traveling abroad with pets.

Q: My pet needs to be spayed/neutered and I cannot afford to pay for the procedure. Are there programs that offer low cost spay/neuter in New Jersey?

A: You may be eligible to have your pet spayed or neutered at a discounted price at a participating veterinary hospital. To see if you qualify and to view a list of participating veterinary facilities, visit the NJ Department of Health Low Cost Spay/Neuter Program page.

Q: How do I file a complaint against a veterinarian?

A: Please contact the State Board of Veterinarians at (973) 504-6500. You can access a complaint form here. This board licenses and regulates veterinarians in New Jersey.