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Our Veterinary Clinic provides high-quality care at low cost for your pets along with shelter and rescue group pets in South Jersey. Our facility is outfitted with new medical equipment, comfortable exam rooms and a modern surgery suite and patient recovery areas.


Monday – Friday: 7:30am
Appointment Required

Pet Wellness

Wellness Clinic
Tuesday – Thursday*
*Appointment Required

Vaccine Days

Mondays: 10am – 2pm
Wednesdays: 4pm – 7pm
Saturdays: 8am – 11:30am


Purchase products & preventatives at the Pet Clinic
Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm 

Pet Clinic Hours - To Make Appointments

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm

Owner Requested Euthanasia

Tuesday – Thursday, by appointment
Appointment required

IMPORTANT: We cannot accommodate dogs weighing more than 99 lbs.,
or English, French, or Old English Bulldogs.

  • You need to have an appointment in order to have your pet spayed or neutered.
  • When you call, please be patient. We receive hundreds of phone calls and appointment requests each day, and answer each one in the order received.
  • If you are a Feral Cat caregiver, you must call 856-424-2288 or email clinic@awanj.orgto make an appointment.
  • You have to print and fill out the Check In Form and bring to your appointment with you.

You have to print and fill out the Check In Form and bring to your appointment.

  • Check-in time is 7:3 am,. Pick-up is 3:30-4:00 pm. the same afternoon. Everyone is given the same time so there will be a wait at check-in. Please plan for it.
  • The Clinic closes at 5pm. If you pick up between 5pm and 6pm you will be charged a $20 late fee. If you pick up between 6pm and 7pm you will be charged a $40 late fee.
  • Payment is due at check-in. Cash (exact change) is requested, please.
    We also accept credit/debit cards. NO CHECKS.
  • Bring prior vaccination records, if available. A 3-year rabies vaccine can only be given if proof of previous vaccine is shown at appointment. (Must be certificate, not a tag.) If no proof is available, a one year vaccine
    will be given.
  • All cats must be in a secure carrier. One cat per carrier. All feral cats must be in traps and covered towel or blanket.
  • All dogs must be on NON RETRACTABLE LEASHES.
  • Please walk dogs before entering the building.

Protocol for Medium, Large, and/or Aggressive Dogs

  • Must have training collar or loop lead.
  • Schedule only one dog per day per family.
  • Please bring help If your dog is too much of a handful for you to safely handle alone.
  • No food for adult animals (older than 6 months) after 6:00pm the night before surgery.
  • No food for puppies/kittens (younger than 6 months) after 12:00 midnight the night before surgery.
  1. Feed your pet a small meal and water when you get home. Do not be alarmed if s/he doesn’t eat the first day.
  2. Your pet may be drowsy from the anesthesia. This may last 24-48 hours depending on the individual animal. Some animals may shiver or vomit. Call us on the surgical line if vomiting is excessive or continues for more than 24 hours.
  3. Keep your pet in the house. Do not allow your pet to run around the yard for seven days. Debris, dirt, germs, or damage from flies could harm the surgical area. We suggest walking dogs on the leash for the first week.
  4. Confine cats to one small room for the first night. Separate them from other animals and small children. Your pet may not feel like playing the first night. Keep cats inside for one week.
  5. We suggest placing shredded newspaper on top of the kitty litter for three days. This prevents the litter from sticking to the incision.
  6. Female animals may have some swelling under the incision due to an internal layer of absorbable sutures.
  7. Male cats do not have any visible external suture.
  8. Male animals may experience a fluid buildup in the scrotum which contained the testicles.
  9. If there is excessive swelling, call the surgical line.
  10. Pets should be observed for licking or chewing at the stitches. If your pet licks or chews at the stitches an e-collar is recommended. It must extend three inches past the tip of the nose.
  11. Do not bathe your pet for one week, as this can damage the sutures.
    Pets should not have flea baths, powders or flea collars put on them for one week.
  12. Your pet will gradually return to his/her normal activity level
    over 2-4 days.
  • Your pet does not have to return for suture removal. However, the sutures must remain in the animal for at least 7 days.
  • There will be a $75 fee for re-suture plus the cost of medication if your pet removes the sutures within 7 days.
  • Absorbable sutures can take 2-4 months to fully dissolve.


The AWA recommends an E-collar to prevent your pet from taking
out his or her stitches.

  • Must be worn for 7 days.
  • AWA offers e-collars at a non-refundable fee of $16.00.
  • E-collars are also available at your local pet stores.

We accept cash, debit or credit cards. We do not accept personal checks. If you are able to pay with cash (preferably exact change), it helps us keep our prices low.

Due to the great demand for appointments, please give us at least 48 hours notice
of a cancellation. If not, we will require pre-payment prior to scheduling another appointment. If someone cancels at the last minute or doesn’t show at all, we cannot schedule the appointment for someone else.