Dr. Briggs

Dr. Briggs is a 1992 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He joined the staff shortly after graduation and is now one of the partners at OCVH.


Dr. Briggs treats all kinds of companion animals and has a special interest in exotic pets and laparoscopic or minimally invasive surgery.

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 variety of continuing education resources including larger national meetings (where he has also been invited to speak on laparoscopic surgery in exotic pets),  regional meetings and smaller local  meetings.   In his spare time, Dr. Briggs enjoys spending time with his family, working with computers and playing both ice & roller hockey (Dr. Briggs was born in Canada and became a U.S. citizen in March 2013).  He has recently become passionate about aerial photography/videography and hopes to one day use his drones to move inventory between our multiple locations to enhance client service!



"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"
Mike 12/2015

"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."
Leigh 9/2015

"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."
Valerie 9/2015