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 has never left! Dr. Briggs treats all kinds of companion animals and has a special interest in exotic pets. Memberships include the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), New Jersey Veterinary Medical AssociationAmerican Animal Hospital Association,(AAHA), Jersey Shore Veterinary Medical Association (JSVMA) (where he also serves as treasurer and was recognized by his colleages and awarded Veterinarian of the Year in 2006), Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians, Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, and the New Jersey Herpetological Society.  Dr. Briggs enjoys furthering his knowledge and skills through a variety of continuing education resources including periodicals, conferences and multimedia productions. In his spare time, Dr. Briggs enjoys spending time with his kids, working with computers and of course playing ice and/or roller hockey (Dr. Briggs is a native Canadian). He is also an audio/video/electronics nut and this hobby is perhaps his favorite pastime.