Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Ocean County Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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DVM Medical Director

Dr. Briggs is a 1992 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He has cared for the pets of Ocean County for many years and serves as the Hospital Director for the Ocean County Veterinary Group.

Dr. Briggs treats all kinds of companion animals and has a special interest in laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery. He is one of the leading surgeons in the practice group.

Affiliations include:

  • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA)
  • American Animal Hospital Association(AAHA)
  • Jersey Shore Veterinary Medical Association (JSVMA) (where he also serves as treasurer and was recognized by his colleagues and awarded Veterinarian of the Year in 2006)
  • Veterinary Endoscopy Society
  • Association of Avian Veterinarians
  • Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians
  • Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians
  • Association of Sugar Glider Veterinarians (ASGV)
  • New Jersey House Rabbit Society

Dr. Briggs makes it a priority to improve his knowledge and skills through a commitment to continuing education and many times when not in the office is attending medical, surgical and management meetings. Outside of work Dr. Briggs enjoys spending time with his family, playing both ice & roller hockey and is quite passionate about his newest hobby - racing drones!

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