Dr. Christman, Co-Chief of Staff, joined the Brick Town Veterinary Hospital family in July 2006. He is a true Jersey Shore guy. Having been born and raised in Brick, he was a veterinary technician with us while attending Brick Township High School. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and a minor in Spanish from Cook College, Rutgers University, in 2000. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
He received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2012 from Aspen University. He is currently attending a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) program.
Dr. Christman is a huge advocate for shelter medicine and animal welfare. He firmly believes in treating every animal with the respect and dignity it rightfully deserves. As a result, he devotes some of his work to the Jersey Shore Animal Shelter.
His special interests include small animal internal medicine, nutrition, and oncology. In 2004, he was awarded the Pfizer Award for Excellence in Small Animal Internal Medicine, as well as the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine Award for Excellence in Bedside Manner and the Human Animal Bond. He was also awarded the Nestle Purina Award for Outstanding Efforts in Small Animal Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Christman has lectured throughout the country for Pfizer Animal Health, discussing the importance of treating obesity in pets. He is featured on Pfizer Animal Health's DVD, "Slentrol — A Client's Testimonial" and was also on NJN's "The Pet Stop" in 2008, discussing the significance of canine obesity. He also enjoys talking to local elementary and high school students about the veterinary profession.
He is the proud owner of an adorable beagle named Charlie, a paralyzed longhaired dachshund named Cosmo, a recently adopted dapple dachshund from the Jersey Shore Animal Center named Chelsea, and a shorthaired dachshund named Connor. He enjoys working out, amusement parks, New York City, and anything involving his dogs. He is the proud uncle and godfather to his nephew, Gavin Thomas.