You can trust our experienced veterinarians and highly qualified staff to provide the best possible care for your pet. PriorityVet has a diverse team from all walks of life and backgrounds and all are knowledgeable and compassionate. Our strong love of animals motivates us to offer top-notch veterinary care every evening, seven days a week.
Dr. Steven Cudia, owner at PriorityVet, has been proud to call Toms River home for almost his entire life. He has over 22 years of practice experience and has enjoyed the past 17 years providing advanced surgical services to local veterinary hospitals. Dr. Cudia is a 1994 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He became board-certified by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in 2004. Despite his passion for surgery, Dr. Cudia has remained current in all fields of veterinary medicine throughout his career. He considers himself a patient and caring general practitioner. He enjoys educating clients and helping them make sensible, sometimes challenging decisions for their pets. When not attending to the needs of others' pets, he loves spending time with family, friends and pets, golf, DIY projects, travel and motorcycle riding.
Dr. Damian Mazzocchi is an associate veterinarian at PriorityVet. A Jersey boy, Dr. Mazzocchi was raised in Brick and attended Christian Brothers Academy, followed by Monmouth University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania - School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his veterinary degree, completed the Veterinary Business Management Association certificate program, and received the American College of Veterinary Radiology Student Award. Licensed in both PA and NJ, Dr. Mazzocchi spent 5 years at Brick Town Veterinary Hospital as a general practitioner and traveled to other practices to perform general, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgeries. He has worked closely with a number of rescue organizations and enjoys spending time with his wife and kids as well as his Yorkie, Boston Terrier, and his special needs cleft palate dog, among the other rescued creatures residing at his home.
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. Prior to joining PriorityVet in 2018, he practiced emergency medicine at a 24-hour emergency and specialty hospital in southern New Jersey. His professional interests include emergency medicine, anesthesia and pain management. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society and is Fear Free Certified.