Special Announcements

July is
Pet Hydration Awareness Month and Lost Pet Prevention Month

We have a new blog article discussing the top 10 ways to keep your pets from getting lost and we'll be sharing how to stay hydrated in the summer heat all month long

Secondary Announcement
RIVC will be open the following Saturdays:
July 6th, 8 am - 6 pm
July 13th, 8 am - 6 pm
July 20th, 8 am - 6 pm
July 27, 9 am - 2 pm
These days will be by appointment only, so call us to
schedule an appointment before it fills up

Welcome to our practice

Riverdale Integrative Veterinary Care brings the best of conventional medicine and holistic therapies together to provide optimal care for your dogs, cats, and exotic animals.

Our unique approach to veterinary care emphasizes on achieving optimal wellness through preventative care, fear-free veterinary visits, conventional and holistic options, and
nutritional consultations. 

Clinic Updates

We are an APPOINTMENT ONLY clinic.
Please call at front desk at (973) 283-5576 to schedule an exam, pick up medications, or drop off samples for testing.

All new patients are required to leave a deposit of $100 for all
first exams and NAD appointments. 

Ultrasound, anesthetic dental cleanings, and surgery appointments
are required to place a deposit of $375

If you need to reschedule, call or text the clinic number at least
24 hours before your appointment.

We will charge a no-show fee, same day reschedule and same day cancellation fee of $60 for any appointments for existing patients.

For other appointments, the deposit will not be refunded if it is cancelled within 48 hours of the appointment time or
rescheduled on the same day.

What is Holistic medicine?

Western/Modern medicine likes to operate with the “deal with symptoms” approach, holistic medicine aims to find the root cause of a problem and finding solutions to ensure the issue is resolved forever. 

Holistic medicine takes the whole body into account regarding treatment and achieving optimal care for the patient. Every cell, organ, and internal system affects the others, and a weakness in one area can affect the others.

We help treat patients by addressing the root cause, but also looking at the pet's diet, lifestyle, activity level, age requirements, specific breed requirements, and more to maximize their chances of living their best life. 

Another key principle of holistic medicine is being open to all forms of treatment. We are open to all forms of medicine so clients have the most amount of options for their pet. This may include discussions on vaccinations, titer testing, surgery, diet change, acupuncture, physical therapy, and more. 

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be effective with many medical conditions including:

Musculoskeletal problems: arthritis, muscle soreness, back problems and degenerative joint disease

Gastrointestinal disorders:
diarrhea, vomiting and constipation

Neurological disorders:
seizures and weakness of limbs

Chronic conditions:
asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, skin disease, allergies and heart disease

Cancers and immune-mediated diseases:
Benefits include improvement in the immune system, decreased symptoms of cancer (loss of appetite, pain, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness), alleviation of side effects of chemotherapy, and primary therapy for the cancer itself.

Following surgery:
Surgery is considered an “acute trauma” and acupuncture is wonderful at treating associated pain and inflammation.

If you believe your pet may benefit from an acupuncture session,
schedule an appointment with our acupuncture certified doctors.


82 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457, US

Office hours

Monday: 10AM-5PM - Appointment Only
Tuesday: 9AM-6pm
Wednesday: 9AM-6PM
Thursday: 1:30PM-8PM
Friday: 9AM-5PM
Saturday: 9AM-2PM - Appointment Only
Sunday: Closed

Fax number: (973)288-2187

Please call or text or email us to leave a message outside these hours. We will contact you as soon as possible.

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