Carlstadt Animal Hospital
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. Alison Sass
Dr. Sass was born and raised in New Jersey and attended Lodi High School. Prior to veterinary school, Dr. Sass earned her Bachelor’s in Animal Science from Cook College, Rutgers University. After working briefly at the Bergen County Animal Shelter, Dr. Sass relocated to the island of St. Kitts to attend Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her clinical (4th) year at the University of Florida and graduated with High Honors. Prior to joining Carlstadt Animal Hospital in December of 2017, Dr. Sass spent 4 years working in private practice in Northern New Jersey. Dr. Sass has interests in soft tissue surgery and shelter medicine. Dr. Sass currently owns a rescued dwarf rabbit and two lizards. She is an avid foster for kittens and works with multiple shelters and rescue groups in the Northern NJ region. When not working, Dr. Sass enjoys working out, hiking, baking and spending time with her family and friends.
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.