Dr. Beth Sulner
Dr. Sulner is a veterinarian for a simple reason: she feels a deep bond with animals, and dedicates her life to helping them. She also loves the connection that grows between her and pet owners, as they share a love for their pet. Dr. Sulner commits herself to staying ahead of the curve in veterinary medicine, meaning your pet will always receive the best care available. Her love for animals is so infectious that her children can't wait to become veterinarians themselves!
Dr. Sulner earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. Since graduating from veterinary school, she has done both General and Emergency medicine at veterinary practices throughout North and Central NJ before opening up Happy Pets Veterinary Hospital, Inc. with her husband.
Dr. Sulner lives in Central New Jersey with her husband Robert, daughter Emma, son Ethan, three cats: Aboo, Mr. Jinx, Rocket and three dogs: Rufus, Buster, and Happy. She enjoys spending time with the family, scuba diving, visiting Disney and getting away to the beautiful Carribean Islands whenever she has the chance.
Dr. Ben Staiger
Dr. Ben Staiger is a highly versatile surgeon with more than 15 years of experience working in academia and at a variety of high-volume veterinary hospitals. He routinely performs a wide range of specialty surgeries. Besides his extensive orthopedic training, strong interest in traumatology, and love for soft tissue surgery, Dr. Staiger has a particular passion for minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and interventional radiology.
Inspired by the exceptional level of veterinary care and quality of specialty training in the United States, Dr. Staiger pursued surgical specialization at Michigan State University after graduating from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich, Germany in 2004.
After an Internship in General Medicine and Surgery, he completed a Residency in Small Animal Surgery, a Surgery Specialty Fellowship, and a Fellowship in Interventional Radiology (IR).
“There has been a paradigm shift in the way we approach many aspects of surgery in modern veterinary medicine. Minimally invasive options are rapidly expanding our treatment repertoire and I feel privileged to be part of a group of specialists that have the ability to enhance each individual patient’s capacity to heal and recover by decreasing the invasiveness of our interventions”
After moving to New Jersey in 2011, he pioneered the IR Service at NorthStar VETS and established the surgery service at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Hillsborough. In 2014 he founded Princeton Veterinary Specialists, a company that provides specialty surgery and care to select practices in New Jersey.
“I’m excited about the opportunity of bringing advanced surgery and minimally invasive interventions directly to XYZ. Procedures that have traditionally been reserved for specialty centers and academia only, are now available at your veterinarian’s office.”
As a Fear Free Certified Professional, Dr. Staiger emphasizes the importance of a personal approach to each individual patient and their family.
Dr. Staiger enjoys a number of downtime activities including traveling, hiking, sailing, skiing, motorcycling, and gardening. He loves good food, great company, and above all, quality time with his friends and family, which of course includes a furry section.
Dr. Jitesh Toshniwal
Dr. Jitesh Toshniwal graduated from a prestigious veterinary school in Hyderabad, India in 2005. He then moved to the United States and earned his M.S. in animal science from Pennsylvania State University in 2007, and then his M.B.A. from international Technological University in 2010. At the same time, Dr. Toshniwal passed his boards for foreign veterinary graduates and earned his veterinary licensure in the U.S. He has been practicing small animal medicine for 13 years with a special interest in dogs and cats. He enjoys internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dental procedures, preventative medicine, and client education. He says the most satisfying and rewarding part of being a veterinarian is developing lasting relationships with his clients and seeing the joy of families with their healthy pets. Dr. Toshniwal has not only enjoyed practicing medicine throughout his career, but has also provided mentorship and training for several young technicians and veterinarians who became great additions to the veterinary community. Outside of work, Dr. Toshniwal enjoys spending quality time with his beautiful wife and two kids, who have a great compassion towards pets. In his free time, he loves running, biking, playing cricket, badminton, table tennis, and pickleball.
Dr. Elise O’Brien
Dr. Elise O’Brien was raised in Basking Ridge, NJ. Dr. O’Brien graduated from Ross University with the highest honors for Veterinary school and completed her clinical year rotations at Purdue University in Indiana. As an undergrad, Dr. O’Brien majored in Animal Health and Disease at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
Her professional interests include internal medicine, anesthesia, dermatology, and preventative care. Dr. O’Brien’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is providing quality veterinary medicine and education to clients. Dr. O’Brien is also Fear Free Certified to make veterinary visits a more pleasurable experience for pets and their owners.
Dr. O’Brien currently resides in Highland Park with her husband, Connor, and her three dogs Juno, Sophie, and Benny. Dr. O’Brien enjoys restoring her old home, ceramics, gardening, and cooking in her free time.