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Dr. Joseph Friedlander

Being a veterinarian has been my dream since high school. Upon graduating from veterinary school I worked in a small animal practice in Monmouth County. I joined Adamston Veterinary Clinic in 1992 and became a partner the following year. In 2007 my partners retired and I became sole owner of AVC where I enjoy the daily variety general practice has to offer. My wife, Loreen and I have a daughter and 3 sons. We share our home with our dog, cat, 2 birds and a bunny.


B.S. Cornell University, 1979

M.S. J.A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, 1982

D.V.M. Cornell Univeristy, 1986


Dr. Melissa Bernacki Rahn

I grew up in Toms River, NJ. I started in the veterinary field as a technician at Adamston Vet in 1992. I moved to Raleigh, North Carolina to attend veterinary school. I worked for two years at a small animal hospital in Cary, North Carolina after graduation. I then got married and moved back to New Jersey. I began working at Adamston Veterinary Clinic as a veterinarian in 2002. I enjoy being a veterinarian, I can't imagine a better job. When I'm not working I love spending time with my son, my husband and all our family and friends. I live in Brick NJ. with my husband, Mark and son, Colton. We have two dogs: Jetta, our Rottweiler and Zaara, our mastiff. Both dogs were rescues and are wonderful family members.


B.S. Rutgers University - Health and Physical Education, 1990

D.V.M. North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2000

Dr. Jason Fuchs BVMS, Associate Veterinarian

The newest member of our team, Dr. Fuchs joined Adamston Veterinary Clinic in August of 2015.  Currently, Jason resides in Toms River, NJ. Jason's journey to becoming a veterinarian first started at Richard Stockton College where he obtained his Bachelor's in Biology.  Then he went across the Atlantic to Scotland where he graduated from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and Surgery, University of Edinburgh in 2014.  Jason also helps his family with their non-profit organization, The Shiba Inu Rescue of New Jersey, for the last twelve years rescuing over 300 dogs in the process.  Currently Jason's family owes 11 dogs, 9 of them being Shiba Inus, 1 Jindo and 1 Belgian Shepard Cross.  Jason enjoys bowling, basketball and raquetball.  He loves roller coasters, reading comics and mangas and going to the boardwalk.

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Richard Stockton College - Bachelor's in Biology

Royal School of Veterinary Studies and Surgery, Univeristy of Edinburgh, 2014

Areas of interest include: animal behavior, internal medicine and cardiology

Office Manager - Donna Healy

After High School I attended Stuart School of Business Administration where I received am Executive Secretarial Certificate of Completion. I married my husband Bob and we moved to Toms River in 1971 where we raised two children Kim and Bob, Jr. I began working at Adamston Vet in November 1988. I have loved working here everyday since I started and cannot believe it will be 25 years. I love the small office atmosphere and truly enjoy being around the animals that have come in over the years. I spend my free time with my family, especially my grandchildren. I currently reside in Silverton with my husband and my 6 year old Pekingese Amelia, who I adopted from a client that could no longer care for her.


Stuart School of Business Administration

Technicians And Front Desk

Terri Biringer, Danielle Guedes, Amy Gentile, Tom Petoia, Michelle Swido, Diane Cottrell, Linda Leach, Amber Merwin, Randie VanWagenen, Susan Boekholt, Sandy Graf.


Our technicians and receptionists  here at Adamston Vet care about your pets! We also have up to 30 years experience.