We are a privately owned veterinary practice in Carlstadt, NJ. Our hospital opened its doors nearly three years ago after the co-owners, Dr. Neal Beeber and Dr. Jose Pla, purchased the hospital from Dr. Benito Garson. We are a well equipped facility offering surgery, laboratory, pharmacy, radiology, and ultrasonography services.
Dr. Neal Beeber
Dr. Beeber is a native of New Jersey. He did his undergraduate work at Cook College; a division of Rutgers University. He attended Michigan State University for his veterinary degree. After graduating he did a medical and surgical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital. In 1992, Dr. Beeber became one of only 10 veterinarian's in New Jersey to be board certified in companion animal medicine. He has a special interest in treating exotic pets, especially ferrets. Dr. Beeber has contributed chapters to two veterinary textbooks and numerous scientific journals on the medicine and surgery of ferrets. He also completed training in veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine in order to be able to offer his patient alternative and complementary treatments. Dr. Beeber also has a special interest in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Beeber has served as president of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and president of the NJ Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He has also served as the Chairman of the New Jersey Veterinary Foundation, an organization which raises money to help alleviate animal suffering. He shares his love of animals with his wife Michelle and son Jacob.
Dr. Jose Pla
Dr. Pla is a co-owner of Carlstadt Animal Hospital. He obtained his DVM degree from Cornell University in 1995 and his MBA from Rutgers University in 2018. Dr. Pla is a passionate dog and cat doctor with special interests in behavior, nutrition and gastrointestinal diseases. Dr. Pla strongly believes in the power of education, not only for personal and professional growth but most importantly for a clients ability to make informed decisions regarding their pets' health. When not practicing medicine; he is a avid sailor, scuba diver and wanna-be photographer. Activities he shares with his wife and two sons. At home; he is owned by his cat, Phineas, and managed by his dog, Quincy. Two parakeets and lots of fish round out the families pet menagerie.
Dr. Elizabeth Griffin
Dr. Griffin was born and raised on Long Island, New York. She graduated from CUNY Hunter College in NYC with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology in 2012. She then went on to start her veterinary degree at Ross University in St. Kitts and then complete her clinical year at Louisiana State University. She graduated from Ross University, Summa Cum Laude, with her veterinary degree in 2017. Dr. Griffin then worked 4 and a half years in a busy General Practice in New Jersey. Her special interests include: internal medicine, shelter medicine, dermatology and behavior. Dr. Griffin is also Fear-Free Certified. So she works very hard to make sure all of her patients and clients have as stress-free of an experience while at the vet clinic as possible. In her free time, Dr. Griffin enjoys baking, cooking, concerts, hiking, doing yoga and spending time with her husband Nick, her dog Ellie, and her two cats: Max and Sonny.
Animal Fun Fact
It’s rumored that, at the end of the Beatles song, “A Day in the Life,” Paul McCartney recorded an ultrasonic whistle, audible only to dogs, just for his Shetland sheepdog.