PET SICK? VET CLOSED? Modeled after human urgent care, PriorityVet – Pet Urgent Care offers premier after-hours care for your dog or cat


HOWELL, NJ, April 3, 2023 –Too often, when dogs and cats are injured or sick after hours, their owners would need to wait until the next morning or even longer. Now, with the Sunday, April 16th Grand Opening of PriorityVet-Pet Urgent Care in Howell, your four-legged loved one can be treated affordably with little to no wait time. The event will feature Hospital tours, pet prizes, free refreshments, WRAT broadcasting on site, official ribbon cutting and staff on-hand to answer questions. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their humans.

WHAT: PriorityVet – Pet Urgent Care Grand Opening Celebration

WHO: Steven Cudia, VMD, PriorityVet Founder & Veterinarian
Howell Township Councilman Ian Nadel
Howell Township Councilman Fred Gasior
Howell Township Manager Joseph A. Clark

Leashed Dogs welcome!

WHEN: Sunday, April 16, 2023 11am – 3pm

  • 11am-Noon Tours, Free Food and Refreshments & Giveaways
  • Noon-12:30pm Welcome, remarks and ribbon-cutting
  • 12:00-2:00pm WRAT Radio Station 95.9 FM Broadcasting On-Site
  • 12:30 -3:00pm Tours, Free Food and Refreshments & Giveaways

WHERE: PriorityVet – Pet Urgent Care Storefront and adjacent parking area
4012 U.S. 9, Howell NJ 07731 at Howell Plaza Shopping Center
(corner of Route 9 South & Aldrich Road, next to Harbor Freight)

“Veterinary urgent care is intended to bridge the gap between primary care and emergency or specialty care,” explains Dr. Steve Cudia, PriorityVet – Pet Urgent Care founder. He adds, “My approach — only focusing on the urgent care needs of pets without distraction or delay — expedites pet care, keeps fees down and ensures that world class urgent care is provided. For veterinarians, PriorityVet readily becomes an extension of their own hours and services. We are an integral element in the continuum of care that cats and dogs need…exactly like their human counterpart.”


PriorityVet is an after-hours veterinary facility that provides urgent care services for your pet during a time when your regular veterinarian may be unavailable. Modeled after human urgent care, PriorityVet is unlike typical veterinary emergency hospitals with potentially longer wait times and reportedly higher fees. PriorityVet is the only multi-location, stand alone, independently owned veterinary company in the nation that provides exclusively urgent care services. The first location opened in 2017 in Toms River. PriorityVet – Howell is the second location to open.

Howell Plaza Shopping Center, with a “shop local” sensibility, is situated in the center of a major retail corridor in Monmouth County’s dynamic Howell Township. It is located on the corner of Route 9 South and Aldrich Road and is readily accessible from any direction.

Originally built in the 1960s with expansions in 1972 and 1987, this outdoor shopping center is filled with family-owned stores. The something-for-every-family-member theme has evolved over the years with the addition of music and dance schools, a hardware store anchor, the U.S.

Post Office anchoring the other end, a card and sports collectibles store, laundromat, nail salon and a pool supply store and more. With the opening of PriorityVet and a soon-to-open pharmacy, as well as existing a physical therapy business, blood center, urgent care and restaurants that are layering on healthy food options, Howell Plaza is also known for its health and wellness offerings.