Dr. Christian Hurst
When he was a boy, Dr. Christian Hurst’s family dog, Barney,
was injured by another dog in the neighborhood. Dr. Hurst never forgot the
helpless feeling he experienced in that moment-he vowed to never feel that way
again! He decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine and improve the
lives of as many pets as he could.
Dr. Hurst grew up in Alexandria, VA and Cincinnati, OH, and
attended The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to receive
his veterinary degree. In the summer of 2000, he took his first job in Xenia,
OH as a small and large animal veterinarian. A year later, he moved to Detroit,
MI to work in emergency medicine before coming to NJ in 2002. Dr. Hurst has
extensive experience in general, emergency, and referral medicine, having
worked in 2 of NJ’s largest referral centers prior to opening Animal Care of
By June of 2012, Dr. Hurst decided to work for himself and
launch his very own animal hospital. He took a year off to obtain financing and
design Animal Care of Oradell, and successfully turned his long-time dream from
a bare 1940′s garage into the modern full-service hospital that it is today!
Around the clinic, Dr. Hurst is particularly fond of diagnostic work, as well
as surgery for the creative hands-on skills it requires.
You might have watched Dr. Hurst and his wife Dr. Suzanne
May, co-owner of the hospital married on the popular reality show Queer Eye
for the Straight Guy. With the help of the show’s hosts Dr. Hurst surprised Dr.
May with a beautiful impromptu wedding complete with canine ring bearer-Stanley,
the couple’s beloved late-greyhound. As a family they enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time by just about any body of
water. Dr. Hurst loves a good road trip and has driven from Ohio to California,
traveled California’s scenic coastal highway, and visited many of the nation’s
most beautiful national parks.