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OUR VETERINARIANS

Meet the folks who make it all happen. We see big potential in every moment, & care deeply about what we do every day.

Dr. Christian Hurst

Dr. Christian Hurst

Co-Owner, Veterinarian, Imagineer

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 Oradell.

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.

Dr. Suzanne May

Dr. Suzanne May

Co-Owner, Veterinarian, Board Certified Internist

Dr. Suzanne May simply cannot remember a time when she didn’t want to be a veterinarian. She’s always been struck by the unconditional love that flows between a pet and their owner and strives to do everything in her power to nurture that bond.

Dr. May is a Jersey girl and grew up in neighboring Ridgewood, NJ. Her parents’ careers in scientific education inspired a love of nature and a weakness for animals early on. She attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst for her undergraduate studies, then moved to Columbus, OH to receive her veterinary degree at The Ohio State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. After working in Michigan and New Jersey, Dr. May headed to New York City to complete an internal medicine residency at the Animal Medical Center- the large and challenging caseload there taught her more in two years than she could have learned in a lifetime elsewhere! Dr. May is a rare find in a general practice being one of only 4 board certified internists practicing outside of a referral center making her a perfect choice for pet parents looking for specialty care in a more intimate setting.

Dr. May and her husband opened Animal Care of Oradell in 2013. Dr. May loves new pet appointments and having the opportunity to influence pet owners positively from the start. She also loves that every day is different, and each one offers endless opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Dr. May, her husband, and their son Shane share their lives with three amazing furry characters, Snax AKA cute face, Kiki, a rescued Siamese, and Nama a rescue doodle.

When she has time away from her veterinary duties, Dr. May enjoys spending time in nature with her family. Hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, swimming, and snowboarding are just come of the activities they enjoy. While quiet time is tough to come by these days, Dr. May also loves yoga, meditation, and reading.