Dr. Briggs

Dr. Briggs is a 1992 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary CollegeUniversity 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 main 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!


"I brought both my cats in for their yearly rabies shots and well visit. We were placed in a room promptly and waited for Dr Briggs for only a short time .We have had our two cats in to see Dr. Briggs in the past and he has always shown the utmost in professionalism and knowledge. He listened carefully to our concerns and has always given useful information. I have every confidence in Dr. Briggs and the staff of OCVH"

"I have been going to OCV for over 20 yrs and trusted all my animals from birds to my dogs to them. I must give a huge shout out to my Dr. Briggs who is a wonderful doctor and person. He has been taking care of my pets for the period of time I have been going there and you can not find a compassionate man , honest , and caring and just wonderful. He goes over and above to help. Anytime I need to bring my dogs in the office gives an appointment right away and they take care of you. There all so good with any of the pets that are brought there. I highly recommend them."
"Dr. Briggs was so compassionate and gave my bird Harley and extremely thorough check up I thank him so much for putting up with my emails great and putting my mind at ease, such great doctor."