Allenwood Animal Hospital

Kirsten Cianci, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, 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.

On those rare instances that she is not at the office, she enjoys working outside in her gardens or reading a good science fiction book at the beach, weather permitting! She is also a devoted sports fan of the New York Giants, Rangers, and Mets. As such, she appreciates a challenge and has learned not to be too easily frustrated!

She and her husband Curt, Medical Director at our sister hospital in Shrewsbury, have been married since 1989, despite the fact that he avidly follows Philadelphia sports.


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