Our experience counts for your pet’s treatment,
as well as your peace of mind.

The Team at PriorityVet

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.


Steven Cudia, VMD

Veterinarian / Owner

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.
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, playing golf, doing DIY projects, traveling and riding his motorcycle.”


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. 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.


Kristen Szydlowski, VMD


Dr. Kristen 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. A few years later, she was treated with acupuncture to heal a shoulder injury. At this point, she realized the power of complementary medicine, and in 2015 she completed the Basic Acupuncture course at the Chi Institute. Memberships and certifications include the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) certification, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the Jersey Shore Veterinary Medical Association (JSVMA) and the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (WATCVM). Outside practicing veterinary medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also lives with 3 crazy cats, 5 chickens, and her snake, Houdini. She is an avid SCUBA diver and CrossFitter and loves to travel.

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