24/7 Emergency Services Fill Large Void in the Region

Union, NJ –  After years of dreaming, planning, and building, Westfield Veterinary Group is proud to announce it has officially opened a second New Jersey hospital, located at 1325 Morris Avenue in Union.

Over 30 years ago, Richard W. Maus, DVM, Owner and Medical Director, purchased the original, primary care practice at 562 Springfield Avenue in Westfield, NJ. Since then, he has led his team in such a manner that they have established an exceptionally strong client base and loyal following throughout the region. In 2013, the hospital began offering 24/7 emergency services, creating a new model of care locally.

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Their track record of success has enabled the opening of a state-of-the-art facility in Union – in fact, it is the only 24/7 animal emergency hospital in Union County. The emergency services previously offered in Westfield will move to Union, while primary care services for all life stages will be available in both locations.  Some of the unique features of the new facility include:

  • 18,000 square feet
  • Three stories of treatment areas
  • Intensive Care Unit w/heated cages
  • Surgery suites w/heated tables
  • Dental suite
  • Oxygen therapy cages
  • Rehabilitation center
  • Radiology and ultrasound services
  • In-house lab and pharmacy
  • Separate dog/cat waiting areas
  • Separate dog/cat wards
  • 12 full-size dog runs
  • Cat condos w/individual ventilation systems
  • Bereavement counselor on staff
  • A “Fear Free Certified” staff

“I am deeply humbled and honored that the community has supported our practice for so many years.  We are surrounded by amazing and passionate pet families,” said Dr. Maus. “Importantly, none of this would be possible without the commitment, expertise, and compassion of my incredible team of doctors, technicians, and support staff. Thank you, each of you, for everything you do every day. I know that together, we look forward to caring for even more pets and raising the bar of service excellence, now that our Union location is open.”


For additional information, a behind the scenes tour, or appointments for primary care services, call 908.232.1048 for the Union or Westfield locations. Appointments are never needed for emergency services - please come right over, anytime. Visit westfieldvetgroup.com to learn more.