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Animal Hospital of Fairfield

Treating your pets like members of our family Since 1984

About Us

Since 1984 Animal Hospital of Fairfield has been providing the pets of New Jersey with the best animal health care.

Founded by Dr. Paul Kozak, whose experience was over 50 years, Animal Hospital of Fairfield offers a high level of medical service.

Dr. Elakbawy became director of the hospital in 2001, since then he has updated and rebuilt facilities, but kept what attracts people and their pets into practice – a clean, quiet, and relaxed atmosphere and excellent medical, advanced surgical and dental care.

Dr. Elakbawy leads the team of well-trained and attentive veterinarians, technicians, and administrative professionals who love animals and want nothing more than to see them healthy and happy.

Founded by Dr. Paul Kozak, a veterinarian with over 50 years of experience, the Animal Hospital of Fairfield was designed to offer high levels of medical service to its community. In the year 2001, Dr. Hesham Elakbawy became the director of operations and lead doctor, and since, has updated and rebuilt the facility, keeping what attracts people and their pets into the practice – a clean, sincere, and safe environment with excellent medical, advanced surgical, and dental care. Unfortunately, in January of 2020, the Animal Hospital of Fairfield faced a tragic electric fire that shut down the hospital. Now, in the year 2023, we have worked our way to bring back our facility to be even bigger and better!

Our Services

The Animal Hospital of Fairfield prides itself on utilizing the most efficient standards of care, with state of the art equipment and machines such as MRI and CT. The lead veterinarian, Dr. Elakbawy has invented his own innovative techniques for successful surgeries and shares his knowledge across the nation within the veterinary community. We specialize in all-inclusive wellness and care for your furry family, because they’re our family too.
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General Medicine

In order to maintain the health of your pet, we recommend that you bring in your furry friend for a check up at least twice a year. Remember, prevention is protection! We provide a wide variety of high quality and comprehensive services for complications.
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Surgery Services

At the Animal Hospital of Fairfield, our sophisticated facilities and advanced surgical expertise are used for all procedures, from spaying and neutering to orthopedic and neuro-surgery. Our surgical services, including orthopedics, soft tissue, oral, and neuro/spinal surgeries, are performed to a professional high standard and skills. Our facility features dedicated separate surgery suites, built, and designed to German/Swiss standards.
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Dentistry Services

Our dental surgery suites combined with our highly skilled veterinary dental team will provide your pet with the best and most advanced dental care available. Our team can provide your pet with a complete spectrum of dental care, such as maintaining general hygiene, periodontal, endodontic and root canal orthodontics, oral medicine and advanced soft / oral orthopedic care.
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Imaging Center

Our imaging center is equipped with advanced, state of the art, diagnostic equipment, such as X-ray machines, MRI & CT scanners, and ultrasound machines, which are used to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions in animals. As an essential part of the hospital’s diagnostic and treatment capabilities, it plays a vital role in ensuring the health and well-being of your furry friend.

Dentistry Services

Our sophisticated facilities combined with our highly skilled veterinary dental team will provide your pet with the best and most advanced dental care available. Our team can provide your pet with a complete spectrum of dental care, such as maintaining general hygiene, priodontal, endodontic and root canal orthodontics, oral medicine and advanced soft / oral orthopedic care.

Surgery Services

Our skillful surgeons provide a wide variety of surgical services, from basic general services to procedures requiring advanced surgical techniques. At the Animal Hospital of Fairfield, our sophisticated facilities and advanced surgical expertise are used for all procedures, from spaying and neutering to orthopedic and neuro-surgery.

General Medicine

In order to maintain the health of your pet we recommend that you bring in your pet for health check ups at least twice a year. As proud members of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) we provide a wide variety of high quality, comprehensive services.

Pet Pharmacy

We maintain a complete inventory of pharmaceuticals, vitamins, shampoos, flea and tick control products and heartworm preventatives in order to satisfy the needs of your pet. We also carry a full line of prescription diets.

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PAW-SITIVE REVIEWS

Sommers

The most professional and respectful DVM i have ever came across, with a sincere appreciation for animals. He treats all my pets as they were his own. We, as pet owners, have definitly learned alot from him. His consult doesn’t only end at Medicine and health but also includes behavior, which is great for those first timers. I have trusted him for the spay/neuter- (which was done way better then those at the aspca- no offense to you guys good job though) and will continue to trust him for any further situations with my pets.

Clinton

Wonderful, cat loving environment. Very Clean. Caring staff. We use this animal hospital for our rescued cats and kittens, from the youngest to the oldest. They even have a staff at night for the cats that stay overnight. Over 60 of our cats and kittens have been treated here. They have spay/neutered several cats, provided dental cleanings and surgeries, emergency and critical care, as well as routine vaccinations, a wide range of tests, diagnosed and treated general and sever illnesses. We are very pleased with the quality service, and grateful for their generosity to our organization. Friends of Homeless Animals of No. NJ,Inc.

Lincoln P

Incredible Doctor!: Not only is this doctor incredible with pets, as he was very kind and dilligent in attending my chihuahua and took the time to explain all things to me in detail and encourage questions, he is also a remarkable individual with whome a pet parent will have no problems relating. BEST VET EVER

Wayne

I cannot put into words of how I feel about this hospital. I had my cat Buster there in April of 2004. He was diagnosed by Dr. Akbawy with having two lumps in the lower intestine. I was advised that Buster needed an operation in order to remove the lumps. I had no doubt in my mind that Buster would successfully make it through the surgery. Here is it December of 2006 and Buster is now 16 years old and he acts like a young cat all over again. Dr. Akbawy saved my cat’s life and I will forever be greatful to him. I recommend him to everyone. I mean seriously, who would not want the best service for their cat. Buster is part of my family and he is also part of the Lincoln Avenue Cat Hospital family. If the cat hospital is reading this…thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I know Buster appreciates the great service that you guys have given to him. Thank you again.

    Customer Testimonials

    The most professional and respectful DVM i have ever came across, with a sincere appreciation for animals. He treats all my pets as they were his own. We, as pet owners, have definitly learned alot from him. His consult doesn’t only end at Medicine and health but also includes behavior, which is great for those first timers. I have trusted him for the spay/neuter- (which was done way better then those at the aspca- no offense to you guys good job though) and will continue to trust him for any further situations with my pets.

    Sommers

    Wonderful, cat loving environment. Very Clean. Caring staff. We use this animal hospital for our rescued cats and kittens, from the youngest to the oldest. They even have a staff at night for the cats that stay overnight. Over 60 of our cats and kittens have been treated here. They have spay/neutered several cats, provided dental cleanings and surgeries, emergency and critical care, as well as routine vaccinations, a wide range of tests, diagnosed and treated general and sever illnesses. We are very pleased with the quality service, and grateful for their generosity to our organization. Friends of Homeless Animals of No. NJ,Inc.

    Clinton
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      Meet Dr. Elakbawy

      Dr. Hesham El-Akbawy brings 20 years of advanced veterinary experience in all different aspects of veterinary surgery including orthopedics, soft tissue, spinal, and maxillofacial. He was the last veterinarian to work with Dr. Gregory Zolton at Lebanon, NJ. He had postgraduate training in clinical pathology at the University of Berlin and trained at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dr. El-Akbawy studied and received the (AO) Master’s level of orthopedics and TPLO in San Diego, California. He studied at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery and completed the AO Orthopedic training for plating and fracture repair at the University of Ohio. He finished veterinary training at Berlin, Germany, and Iowa State University.
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      Why Choose Us

      At our animal hospital, we believe that every pet deserves the best care possible. That’s why we offer the highest quality veterinary services available, delivered by a team of experienced and compassionate professionals who are passionate about what they do. We are committed to providing personalized care that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual pet, and we strive to create a welcoming, stress-free environment that ensures your pet’s comfort and well-being.
      We are proud to offer a wide range of services, from routine wellness exams and preventative care to advanced diagnostics and surgery. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with the latest technology, allowing us to provide the most advanced care available. But we don’t believe that quality care should come at a high cost. That’s why we work hard to keep our services as affordable as possible, without sacrificing quality or expertise.
      When you choose our animal hospital, you can be confident that your pet will receive the best possible care at a price you can afford. We are dedicated to providing exceptional care for every pet that comes through our doors, and we look forward to welcoming you and your furry friend to our hospital family.

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