PET SICK?

VET CLOSED?

Choose PriorityVet,

New Jersey's Premier After-Hours
Urgent Care for Dogs and Cats.

Conveniently located 
in Toms River. 

After-Hours Urgent Care for Dogs and Cats

Visit PriorityVet for After Hours Urgent Pet Care

PriorityVet is an after-hours veterinary facility that provides urgent care services for your pet during a time when your regular veterinarian may be unavailable. Modeled after human urgent care, PriorityVet is unlike typical veterinary emergency hospitals with potentially longer wait times and reportedly higher fees. PriorityVet serves the Shore Area with a centrally-located, after-hours hospital that has proven to be a convenient and time-saving alternative for urgent after-hours pet care.

Walk-Ins
Welcome

We offer immediate after hours and weekend pet care – where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

Nightly Hours

Monday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Tuesday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Wednesday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Thursday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Friday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Saturday & Sunday

6 PM - MIDNIGHT

Our Promise

We promise to listen, offer exceptional medical advice and to treat your pet like one of our own.
Our goal is to offer you these services at affordable prices so no pet ever goes untreated.

Compassion

At PriorityVet, we only hire experienced veterinarians and highly qualified staff. From all walks of life and backgrounds, combined with a requisite love of animals, each hand-picked team member provides a unique contribution to the care of your pets.

Convenience

You never know when your pet is going to fall ill or suffer an injury. If your dog or cat needs veterinary care any weekday or weekend evening, you can rely on PriorityVet when your regular veterinarian may be unavailable.

Commitment

Don’t allow cost concerns alone cause you to hesitate seeking treatment for your sick dog or cat.We offer custom-tailored diagnostics and treatment plans to fit every budget, and we always obtain your consent for care before it is provided.

Serving all of Ocean County and Southern Monmouth, including:

  • Manasquan
  • Brielle
  • Point Pleasant
  • Mantoloking
  • Lakewood
  • Brick
  • Toms River
  • Jackson
  • Lakehurst
  • Manchester
  • Whiting
  • Bayville
  • Lanoka Harbor
  • Lacey/Forked River
  • Stafford Township
  • Waretown
  • Barnegat
  • Stafford Township
  • Manahawkin
  • Long Beach Island/LBI
  • West Creek
  • Tuckerton

Problems We Treat

We provide a thorough physical examination and evaluation by an experienced veterinarian.

Is your pet experiencing changes in behavior, weight, appetite, drinking or elimination habits? These changes may indicate a serious problem. Don’t take chances with your pet’s health. Bring your dog or cat to PriorityVet to have them evaluated by an experienced veterinarian.

Our experienced veterinarians and staff treat minor wounds and all types of injuries. If your pet suffers an injury, it can quickly become complicated, so don’t wait to seek treatment. PriorityVet will provide outstanding care for your injured pet.

It can be scary when your pet’s breathing pattern changes. Don’t hesitate to contact us when you notice these changes. They could indicate an emergency situation. PriorityVet is prepared to treat a wide range of breathing
problems that your pet could experience.

It’s important to seek treatment early for skin and ear problems so your pet’s condition doesn’t worsen. Some animal skin problems can be transmitted to humans, so let the veterinarians at PriorityVet diagnose and treat your pet.

Open Nightly,
7 Days a Week
6 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Why Choose us?

When your pet shows symptoms of illness or suffers an injury, you can feel comfortable bringing them to
PriorityVet for expert and compassionate veterinary services.

Our experienced, knowledgeable, compassionate veterinarians and staff are available for your pet's needs.

We are a local, outpatient facility eliminating the need to travel to a 24-hour referral hospital.

We offer custom tailored diagnostics and treatment plans to fit every budget.

We provide life-saving interventions prior to referral for continued care when necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our veterinarians have over 40 years of combined practice experience and the entire PriorityVet team is knowledgeable and passionate about animals.

Our local, state-of-the-art facility is open after-hours, so your dog or cat can get the urgent care they need every evening, seven days a week.

Modeled after human urgent care, PriorityVet is unlike typical veterinary emergency hospitals with potentially longer wait times and reportedly higher fees.

The current fee for an office visit, which includes a full physical examination and consultation with our veterinarian, will be provided when you call ahead or upon your arrival. Following examination by our veterinarian, recommendations for further diagnostics and treatment are discussed and all additional fees for care are approved by you prior to proceeding.

We accept cash, all major credit cards and CareCredit. PriorityVet is unable to accept personal checks for payment.

PriorityVet is equipped to perform minor surgical procedures such as wound repair and abscess treatment under sedation or general anesthesia. We also perform other anesthetic procedures such as oral, ear and orthopedic examination and X-rays. Pets requiring immediate major surgery, and the overnight recovery care necessary following such procedures, are referred to an appropriate 24-hour care facility. Pets requiring non-emergent procedures such as tumor removal, bladder stone removal, orthopedic surgery or dental care are referred to the appropriate care provider.

An experienced Team You can trust

At PriorityVet, we only hire experienced veterinarians and highly qualified staff. From all walks of life and backgrounds, combined with a requisite love of animals, each hand-picked team member provides a unique contribution to the care of your furry friends.

Dr. Steven Cudia, owner at PriorityVet, has been proud to call Toms River home for almost his entire life. He has over 25 years of practice experience, spending the majority of his professional career providing advanced surgical services to local veterinary hospitals. Dr. Cudia is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. 

Robert Juliano, VMD

Dr. Robert Juliano is a native of Monmouth County, NJ. Dr. Juliano completed his undergraduate education at Richard Stockton
University, and is a 2005 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. 

Kristen Szydlowski, VMD

Dr. Kirsten Szydlowski grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania. She has undergraduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins University and from the Peabody Conservatory of Music. In 2003, she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary
Medicine. After moving to the Jersey shore in 2009, she began work as a relief veterinarian. 

What People Are Saying

Real testimonials from Real PriorityVet Clients

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“This is a newer facility here in Toms River and so I’ve never been here before and thankfully never had an emergency until tonight. My cat had been coughing for 3 days and I just noticed his labored breathing. Knowing cats present symptoms late in an illness I was so distraught. I called 2 vets before this one and one told me it would be a 3 hour wait and one told be it would be $150 just to walk in the door! I called this vet and right from the beginning they were so nice! Thankfully they are only 10 minutes away and they were waiting for me at the door to take my cat and I into a room. They were so wonderful with my cat and although he is very calm I was a little nervous on how he would react to a new vet and they made him feel so comfortable! They loved him, cared for him as I would, and were so wonderful in general. Any emergency vet will be a bit more expensive than a vet with normal hours but this vet was actually pretty reasonable and really worked with me and my cat. Turns out he has asthma! After a few injections and steroids to go home with he’s doing great right now. Thank you all so much for the wonderful experience and care right from the start! I would recommend this emergency vet to everyone!”

Melissa Pape

Toms River, NJ