Forked River Animal Hospital

Forked River Animal Hospital in Forked River, NJ is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide expert, affordable veterinary care. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets, early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages, and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.

Our Philosophy
We believe that good medicine can be affordable, good advice is free, and being nice doesn't cost a dime. We strive to solve your pets problems and allow your loved ones to live the best lives possible. We are always available to answer any of your questions. We truly love our job and hope to bring a new type of veterinary care to the Jersey Shore.

While Dr. Forces unique and varied veterinary experiences have contributed to making him an excellent Doctor it is his compassion for his patients and their owners, his common sense and humble beginnings that shape the way he practices today.

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  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm*
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • *The office opens at 8, but there is no dr until 9:30.
  • Dr. Donald Force, VMD

    Donald Force, VMD

    Dr. Force is a Brooklyn native who has made the Jersey Shore his home for the last 20 years. He is a 1996 graduate of the Univ. of Pennsylvania Veterinary School.  Dr. Force has extensive surgical, medical and emergency experience having spent the majority of his nights doing ER medicine and surgery.

    For the past 2 years he has done relief surgery and medicine for many practices in the Southern New Jersey area. Dr. Force has 13 years experience with the best  veterinary hospitals in the world.  Besides his poodle Sophie and his kitty Stewart his heart belongs to his 2 sons Matthew and Stephen.  He is an avid runner, Elvis fanatic and is very active in the autism community. 
  • Dianna L. Schwarz

    Dianna L. Schwarz

    Practice Manager
    Dianna began her career in the hospitality industry doing underwater tours in the USVI catering aboard a 37’ Chinese Junk sail boat. After which she went on to the Culinary Institute of America to continue her interest in the culinary arts. Upon graduation she continued her passion for food in New Orleans and then on to own her own family style restaurant in North Jersey and then a gourmet deli in Red Bank, NJ.

    As her heart has always been with animals she began to take an interest in baking for dogs and cats using her own cat Sophie and her two Doberman friends, Hudson and Emily as taste testers. The treats were an instant hit and she now continues to bake regularly for friends and family.

    After leaving the restaurant and deli ownership she had worked for one of the top Casinos in Atlantic City in management and customer development but was caught up in the downside of the casino industry. Now at Forked River Animal Hospital she has the chance to work with her long time passion of being involved with animals. She is here to help you with all your concern regarding your pet and answer any questions you may need to address in relation to their care.
  • BreAnn Bryant

    BreAnn Bryant

    Veterinary Technician
    Graduating form Southern High School BreAnn has 9 plus years experience as a vet tech, 6 years in general practice and 3 plus in overnight emergency vet tech work from NorthStar emergency referral hospital.

    Born in Indiana and now living in New Jersey BreAnn has been around every type of pet/animal including puppies, kittens, horses and even exotics including Asian Water Monitor, skunk and baby squirrels.

    BreAnn is the mom of two great children, Shane her son and Haley her daughter and they all live together with their Boxer Gus and 2 cats Boo and Meow Meow.  They love to fish, camp, hunt and do most outdoor activities.