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Phone: (609) 698-2141 Fax: (609) 698-2729

Practice Philosophy

The Barnegat Animal Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital.  It is our goal to provide the highest quality veterinary medical care to our community. We strive to keep the cost of quality health care for your pets affordable. Today, our commitment has grown to nine veterinarians and a full support staff including an office manager to better provide for our patients’ & clients’ needs. Our Barnegat Animal Clinic team is dedicated to a long and healthy life for your pet. We will provide the quality of care and service you and your pet deserve through preventative care, optimum treatment, continuing education, a modern facility and client communication. The B.A.C. has been a family run business since its creation in 1984 by Dr. Wurst. Here at Barnegat Animal Clinic all our patients are treated like family!


Office Hours


8 a.m. – 8 p.m.


8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


8 a.m. – 3 p.m.



The office will be closed Thursday in observance of Thanksgiving.

We will re-open on Friday for normal business hours.

Telephone Calls

Surgery Admissions

Surgical Preparation & Procedure


Most client questions can be answered by the receptionists. Those that cannot will be relayed to the doctors. If you need to speak with a doctor regarding a non-emergency, your name will be taken and a doctor will return your call at their earliest convenience. Surgery admissions begin shortly after the hospital opens. All surgery patients must be admitted into the hospital by a doctor unless special arrangements have been made. During your pets admission, the doctor will meet with you to discuss your pets surgery, answer any of your questions, examine your pets condition, and provide you with an approximate discharge time. If your schedule does not allow you extra time in the morning, admissions can be scheduled the evening before surgery. Withhold food after midnight the evening prior to surgery. Water may be given freely. Please call prior to coming to pick up your pet to verify your pet is ready for discharge. Arriving for patient discharge without calling may lead to delays as instruction sheets and medications must be prepared. If your pet is remaining in the hospital overnight, please wait until after 10:00a.m. before calling to check on your pet’s condition. More than one person calling for an update on a patient’s condition can lead to confusion and loss of important time that can be spent on critical care so please elect one spokesperson per family. We are sorry, but we DO NOT bill. Payment is required at time of service. We accept cash, checks, debit cards, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and CareCredit credit cards. Please visit our “Links and Resources” page for a link to the CareCredit site in order to apply for credit. Estimates are available for routine and non-routine procedures. If there is a question or problem with the written estimate and/or meeting the financial obligation, please advise the doctor BEFORE services are rendered.
Current News


November is Pet Diabetes Month! 


Excessive thirst.

Frequent urination.


If your pet is displaying any of these common signs, he or she may have diabetes.


Visit Merck Animal Health’s page for more information.


This month is also Adopt a Senior Pet Month.


Visit for a list wonderful reasons to adopt an older pet.


*Love doesn’t keep track of years*



  It’s almost Thanksgiving!

Visit The Pet Health Network for tips on how to keep your pet safe this holiday.



  Please order medication refills and prescription diets early to avoid delays.