About Us

Providing compassionate care since 1979.

About Verona & Montclair Animal Hospitals

Our Philosophy

At Verona & Montclair Animal Hospitals, “We always do what is best for the pets;” that is the unwavering policy at our hospital and the core philosophy under which each doctor and staff member operates. Every decision made; every action taken is based on our complete commitment to this premise. Our veterinarians are all members of our local, state, and national veterinary associations, and regularly attend conferences and educational programs sponsored by these affiliations.

Wellness Care is an integral part of our healthcare philosophy. It is a proactive approach to caring for your pet where prevention and early diagnosis of health issues result in a longer, healthier life for your pet.

In our site, our veterinarians have the opportunity to share the latest information about treatment options and surgical procedures for your pet, along with helpful advice on pertinent topics regarding your pet’s health. We will also be answering questions that we get from you through our site as well as those we hear during office visits. We will update this section frequently, so be sure to check in regularly.

Throughout my career, I have assisted many of the local shelters including PAWS, The Bloomfield Animal Shelter, Friends of Wayne Animal Shelter, and Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. In addition, I am pleased to have been one of the co-founders of the PAWS’ low-cost spay program that pre-dated the state’s current spay program. I also helped design the current Mt Pleasant Animal Shelter.

A particularly rewarding part of my practice includes working with the many wonderful animal welfare groups we have in our community including Rescue Haven Foundation, Angels of Animals (AOA), and Good Karma. My own dog,” Bella” was rescued from Paterson after being thrown from a car. I am currently the Vice President of Rescue Haven Foundation.


Dr. Anthony P. Scriffignano, DVM

Caring for Your Whole Family

See What Makes Us Different
  • We are proud to provide the highest-quality medicine and surgery services.
  • We have provided extremely warm and compassionate care since 1979.
  • We were voted “The Best Veterinarian” in Essex County 6 years in a row.
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Real Stories from Real Owners

  • “A great place. My dog was well cared for with care and attention! I recommend.”

    - Carla G.
  • “Staff is knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. Safety protocols are strict and reassuring.”

    - William B.
  • “Friendly, clean, my dogs have never had a bad visit with them. They are treated very well and the techs are great.”

    - Diana M.