Little Silver Animal Hospital began in 1974 as a one doctor, cats only practice. In 1986, Dr. Richard Yacowitz bought the hospital, expanded to treat cats, dogs, and exotic pets, and began his practice with just one employee. In 2004 Monmouth Animal Hospital was purchased and combined with the current facility.
We have grown throughout the years and expanded to include five veterinarians and twenty-two employees. The average employee has been with the hospital for nine years, allowing us to develop a culture of continuity of ideas and commitment to the community.
Between the five doctors, almost one hundred years of total experience is freely shared. The doctors have the ability to consult with one another on various cases and procedures. We strive to keep up to date with medical information, new techniques and the latest equipment. We hold bi-monthly dinner meetings with specialists in various areas, who keep us up to date about their areas of expertise. Our doctors recognize that not all conditions fully respond to conventional medicine, and therefore we have added therapeutic laser treatments, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and most recently stem cell transplant treatment options.
Little Silver Animal Hospital has a strong commitment to our surrounding communities, helping local shelters and rescue groups with food, medicine and equipment purchases, low-cost medical treatments, and pet adoptions. We have created the Little Silver Animal Hospital Foundation for Animals to fund these programs and to supplement the financial needs of those people unable to afford all medical care needed for their pet.
We strive to treat the entire pet, not only its medical needs but behavior training, transport, diet and age-related problems. We will refer a pet to a trainer or medical specialist if it is in the best interest of the animal.