A Bergenfield-native inspired to become a vet by her own childhood experience with a pet in need has opened a newly renovated animal hospital on Teaneck Road.
The Bergen Veterinary Hospital, run by Dr. Jennifer Suss, will hold its official grand opening Wednesday. The site housed another veterinary office before the new facility.
Suss first had a brush with caring for animals when her own beloved cat “Tiger” became ill.
“She diligently followed the veterinarian’s instructions and medical protocol by giving “Tiger” the daily treatments at home that ultimately extended his life by two years,” according to a news release announcing the opening. “This experience was part of what inspired Dr. Suss to become not only a veterinarian, but one whose approach understands this unique bond and one whose philosophy is to treat the patient while educating the owner to ensure the best quality of life for their animal companion.”
Suss graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has served on the board of the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association for the last nine years.
The new hospital will offer services including comprehensive physical exams, puppy and kitten care, senior care, vaccinations, parasite prevention and control, emergency and critical care, surgery, dental care, pain management and diagnostic imaging including digital radiology and ultrasonography performed by a certified radiologist, according to the release.
Smaller pets will also be treated, including limited service for birds. The facility, already a vet’s office, has been fully renovated, the release added.
More information is available at bergenvet.com