Allenwood Animal Hospital

Allenwood Veterinarians

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Kirsten Cianci

    Medical Director
    Veterinary School: University of Pennsylvania

    Dr. Kirsten Cianci is our hospital's Medical Director. A 1988 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she has been practicing in New Jersey since 1989, and has been at Allenwood since June 2000.
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  • John LaPaglia

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: University of Glasgow

    VCA Allenwood Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the arrival of our newest Veterinarian Dr. John LaPaglia! We are all very excited to welcome him into our family. Dr. LaPaglia graduated from ...
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  • Margo Simon

    Associate Veterinarian
    Veterinary School: Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Margo Simon, DVM graduated from Ross University. She finished her clinical year at Colorado State University. After veterinary school, she completed a small animal internship at an emergency and ...
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Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately.  If it is after hours, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care facilities:

Garden State Veterinary Specialists 732-922-0011 

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital 732-747-3636