Edgebrook Animal Hospital

Christopher Slade, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, University of Pennsylvania
Animal Sci, Penn State University


Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Slade graduated from the University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. After completing an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey, Dr. Slade moved back to Pittsburgh to run a twenty four hour emergency hospital. He then relocated with his wife to New Jersey and joined Edgebrook Animal Hospital as the Medical Director ten years ago. Dr. Slade brings sixteen years of experience and advanced medical and surgical skills to Edgebrook.

In his very limited free time, Dr. Slade enjoys fishing, camping, and nature activities with his wife, Elena, and his two children, Sophia and Michael. His house is filled with an array of small animals: two dogs, Lucy and Zeus, three cats, Jasmine, Stoffies and George, a sun conure named Mango, Mousie the guinea pig and Windy the Chinese hamster.

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, check with a local animal hospital emergency clinic.

Garden State Veterinary Iselin 732-283-3535  643 Rt. 27 Iselin, NJ 08830

Garden State Veterinary Tinton Falls 732-922-0011   1 Pine St. Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital 732-747-3636  197 Hance Ave. Tinton Falls NJ, 07724