Committed to Top Quality, Compassionate Care

Crown Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour emergency, referral and specialty care hospital dedicated to serving pets, their owners and primary care veterinarians. We understand that pets are members of the family and focus on a team approach to deliver the highest quality care possible. Our state-of-the-art emergency room is designed and equipped to provide around-the-clock critical and intensive care for the most serious illnesses and injuries. Specialty and advanced care is complemented by integrative medicine for the entire well-being of your animal companion.

From the moment you walk through our doors, you and your animal companion will experience an unparalleled level of care that combines modern veterinary medicine with a personal touch from our entire team of veterinarians, vet techs, client care specialists and support staff. We look forward to serving you.

Our Story

Veterinary surgeon Wendy Ross founded Crown Veterinary Specialists as a mobile surgical service in 2002. Dr. Ross crisscrossed the state of New Jersey providing soft tissue, orthopedic, and neurological surgical services for primary care veterinarians and their pet patients. It was during those travels that Dr. Ross recognized a need to bring comprehensive emergency and specialty care to pet owners in Hunterdon County, the western part of the state, and beyond. Her vision to open a state-of-the-art animal hospital staffed by a team of veterinary specialists and experts 24 hours a day was realized when Crown opened its doors in 2010 in Lebanon.

The community embraced Crown’s opening and our hospital first began welcoming patients for specialty surgical services. Evening emergency service was added six months later and by 2012, Crown was operating 24 hours a day for emergencies and critical care. Crown’s team of board-certified specialists, veterinary technicians and client care staff were growing to meet the needs of advanced care for family veterinarians and pet owners. Oncology, dermatology and rehabilitative services were added, followed by veterinary acupuncture. In 2015, an internal medicine specialist and ophthalmologist joined the expert staff.

Since 2010, thousands of pets have received life-saving care and advanced veterinary medical treatments and diagnostics at Crown, in partnership with primary care veterinarians. Our mobile surgical service still operates in New Jersey to fulfill the need for surgeries at primary care animal hospitals. Our commitment to providing the highest level of veterinary care possible with a compassionate touch is unwavering, and we will continue to expand providing additional specialties for our four-legged patients and their owners.