“Dr. Garruba is very welcoming and kind, as well as an amazing veterinarian.”

- Mindi H.


Dr. Garruba and his team have been serving Mercer County & the surrounding areas for over 25 years!

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“I trust Drs. Garruba and Vannerson totally, to do what is in the best interest of my pet.”

- Jay P.

In 2001, Dr. Garruba founded Nassau Animal Hospital in Princeton, NJ with the single purpose of providing caring, compassionate veterinary services for the local community. Since then Dr. Garruba and his team of Associate Veterinarians and Technicians work daily to accomplish their mission.

Dr. Garruba is an accredited USDA veterinarian and a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). He maintains professional licenses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Vermont; and is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.

Lydia K.

“We are blessed to have Dr. Garruba in our lives.”

Dianne C.

“I was fortunate enough to have Dr. Garruba give my first fur child, Colette Noel, her first exam when he was just out of his vet internship in the early 1980’s, ”

Sandy S.

“Lana has been under the care of Dr. Garruba and his very capable staff for the past 12 years. ”

Susan L.

“We have been going to Nassau Animal Hospital since it’s opening and have known Doctor Garruba for years. ”

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Providing a bit of love with each of our services.


Wellness Examinations.

Preventive Healthcare.

Same Day Appointments.


Chris and the Nassau Animal Hospital family are dedicated to taking care of their new family members.

A life-long animal lover, Dr. Garruba first tapped into his passion for animal wellness as a teenager. He applied for working papers at the age of 14 and started to work after school and weekends at Weber’s Kennel cleaning cages and feeding dogs! That followed with a job at the Lawrence Animal Hospital where he was able to observe all aspects of a veterinary hospital. Dr. Garruba worked there as an assistant during the summers of his college years and eventually as a veterinarian.

A go-to facility for local rescue groups such as Pet Rescue of Mercer, Animal Allies and Res-Q-Pets, Nassau Animal Hospital provides a vital community resource for these groups. Dr. Garruba and his team have been referred to as “skilled veterinarians and professionals with hearts of gold.” In 2009 Dr. Garruba received the Animal Advocate Award by Animal Alliance to celebrate his unending generosity, compassion and dedication to shelter and rescue animals.

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optimal time for transport is 15 minutes away.

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