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Dean Cerf
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Attended Cornell University
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Veterinarian at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
Veterinarian, Animal Hospital, Pet Groomer, Emergency Veterinarian Service, Pet Adoption Service
  • Ridgewood Vetenary Hospital
    Veterinarian, present
    Our veterinarians serve Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, & Northern New Jersey. We offer services like grooming, dentistry, geriatric care, spay/neuter, rehabilitation, avian care, & more!
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Ridgewood Vetenary Hospital, Dean J. Cerf, DVM, PA , Dr. Dean J. Cerf
Dean Serd is a Ridgewood veterinarian serving Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, and all of Northern New Jersey. He offers exotic pet care, chiropractic care and rehabilitation, grooming services, laser surgery, dentistry, spay/neuter, & more.
At Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital serving Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, and all of Northern New Jersey, our staff of certified veterinarians is dedicated to providing the highest quality care to meet your pet's needs.

Dr. Cerf graduated from Cornell University in 1978 and upon graduation was awarded the Malcolm E. Miller Award for Scholastic Achievement. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Cerf is an accomplished veterinarian who has participated in national and international seminars teaching other veterinarians laser applications and surgery. He has developed new laser surgical techniques including Ultrasound Guided Endoscopic Laser Ablation (UGELAB) which is an innovative technique for treating transitional cell carcinoma (cancer) of the canine urinary bladder. His commitment to animals and the people who love them is demonstrated by his endless pursuit to find new and creative means to diagnose, treat and cure disease, as he states, "to begin where medical books end."

The Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is committed to helping pets and the people who love them by combining the highest quality of medicine, technology, and service provided by our caring staff. This dedication to consistent excellence, throughout each pet's entire life, is demonstrated by our endless pursuit to find new and creative means to diagnose, treat and cure disease, and to begin where medical books end.

Our History:
In 1972 Dr. Dean J. Cerf, Hospital Director, continued the tradition of the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital, after its original establishment 150 years ago by the Hopper family of Ridgewood. Dr. Cerf has since developed the Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital into one of the most advanced and respected veterinary hospitals in New Jersey. He has grown the hospital into a six doctor practice with two locations and a grooming salon. The skilled support staff has grown from three people to over fifty caring professionals, who complete a rigorous training program consisting of oral, written and practical exams, as well as participation in continuing education programs.
Our Hospital: Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. Most importantly we care for your dogs, cats, pet birds, small exotic mammals, and reptiles as if they were our own.


Contact Information

Ridgewood Office
320 E Ridgewood Ave.
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 447-6000

Midland Park Office
70 Goffle Rd
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Phone: (201) 445-0030

Whole Dog Grooming Salon
60 Goffle Rd
Midland Park, NJ 07432
Phone: (201) 447-6222

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Dr. Cerf is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Animal Hospital Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the Northern New Jersey Medical Association, The Veterinary Laser Society, The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, The Veterinary Endoscopy Society, The Veterinary Cancer Society, the Veterinary Co-operative Oncology Group, The American Association of Feline Practitioners, and the Association of Avian Veterinarians. He served two terms as President of the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, was a Trustee of the New Jersey Veterinary Education Foundation for six years and currently serves as Trustee of The Louis and Celia Trust for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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