Shrewsbury Animal Hospital

Curtis Cianci, VMD, Medical Director

VMD, University of Pennsylvania
Masters, University of Delaware


Dr. Curtis Cianci was born and raised near Philadelphia, PA. He first gained interest in veterinary medicine after attending an Explorer's program in junior high school. He received a Bachelor's degree in Biology at Penn State University in 1981. Following this he worked as a research assistant in equine surgery at New Bolton Center, the University of Pennsylvania's large animal hospital. During these years he also attended graduate studies part time at the university of Delaware. He received a Masters Degree in Animal Science in 1985, and that same year was accepted to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1989.

Dr. Cianci joined VCA Animal Hospitals in 1998 and has been the Medical Director at Shrewsbury since 2001. He enjoys general practice, surgery and dentistry. He will examine all small pets including birds, reptiles, small mammals and pet pigs. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, and the Jersey Shore Veterinary Medical Association.

For fun, Dr. Cianci enjoys golf and running. He also enjoys traveling, hiking, biking and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Cianci is also active at his church, Holy Trinity Lutheran, in Red Bank, NJ. He is presently the Church Council President.  Dr. Cianci has also served as Financial Secretary, Endowment Fund Chairperson and a Youth Ministry Leader


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 clinics.

Garden State Veterinary Specialists- 732-922-0011   1 Pine Street-Tinton Falls NJ

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

Northstar Vets     609-258-8300     315 Robbinsville Allentown Road, Robbinsville NJ