Toms River Animal Hospital

Veterinary Support

  • Technician Supervisor

    Christine Van Pelt

    Christine supervises our pharmacy technicians who assist doctors in examining rooms and run our pharmacy. Christine has loved animals from the time she could speak and has been a veterinary technician on and off since she was 18 years old.

    After working in the cosmetics industry for 14 years, Christine decided she missed taking care of animals and wanted to return to veterinary medicine. Christine loves caring for our patients and the looks of love and trust they give when she gives them a kind word or a loving pat on the head. She gets a thrill when she sees a pet that was very ill upon entering our hospital, leaving the hospital running and jumping into his or her owners' arms and spraying them with kisses.

    In her free time, Christine likes to spend her time with her dog, gardening, hiking with her pets, cooking, baking, working out, reading books that make her think and spending time with her family and friends.


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 24-hour emergency care clinics.

Garden State Vet Specialists (732) 922-0011

1 Pine St. Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital (732) 747-3636

210 Newman Springs Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701

Northstar Vets (609) 259-8300

315 Robbinsville-Allentown Rd. Robbinsville, NJ 08691


Animal Poison Control 1-888-426-4435