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Meet Our StaffTrue Care Veterinary Hospital

Multi-Doctor Veterinary Practice

New Jersey licensed veterinarians (medicine, surgery, and dentistry) employed at True Care Veterinary Hospital are screened and chosen by Dr. Tullio prior to evaluating patients and servicing clients. This pledge extends to all full-time, part-time, and per diem veterinarians working at True Care Veterinary Hospital and True Care Veterinary Home Services.

 

Dr. Thomas Tullio, DVM
Veterinarian (Owner)

Thomas Tullio

Dr. Thomas Tullio created True Care Veterinary Hospital and True Care Veterinary Home Services in the summer of 2011. He saw the need for a responsible, veterinarian-owned hospital in the community, for the community.

Because every patient is special and every situation unique, Dr. Tullio believes in personalized care for his patients. He emphasizes this when discussing options with his clients and is able to monitor the hospital’s direction by having frank discussions with all of his clients. This mentality has created very strong bonds between Dr. Tullio, his clients, his patients, and the community.

Dr. Tullio devotes time to sharing his experience and knowledge with the community. He visits local schools and community affairs to discuss various career paths available within the animal health industry. He enjoys spending time with his wonderful wife, two beautiful daughters, dog (Nellie), and cats (Tao, Mia, and Basil).

Originally from northern New Jersey, Dr. Tullio attended Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and graduated with a B.S. in chemistry. He worked in the veterinary industry for a number of years prior to attending Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his clinical training at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1999.

After graduation, Dr. Tullio worked at an emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in Staten Island, New York, for several years. He developed a strong interest in advanced dentistry and gained valuable experience in canine and feline medicine and surgery.

Dr. Tullio returned to his roots in New Jersey after accepting a position as Medical Director of Freehold Animal Hospital. Dr. Tullio led Freehold Animal Hospital as Medical Director from 2004–2011.

Dr. Roseanne Labi, DVM
Veterinarian

Roseanne Labi

Dr Labi graduated Cum Laude from St George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She went on to complete a one year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2015. Her hobbies include cooking, yoga, music, traveling, and outdoor activities. 

Dr. Larrosa, DVM
Veterinarian

Dr. Larrosa graduated from College of Staten Island in Staten Island, New York, before moving to Phoenix Arizona to attend Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine. He went on to complete a medicine and surgery rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. His special interests are surgery and emergency medicine. His favorite hobbies include outdoor activities such as camping and hiking, and spending time with his animals which include cats, birds, lizards, snakes, arachnids and fish.

Originally from Uruguay, Dr. Larrosa is fluent in Spanish.

Ashleigh Berger
Hospital Manager & Staff Supervisor

Ashleigh Berger

Ashleigh was born in Secaucus, NJ and moved to Jackson when she was a young child. Ashleigh currently resides in Berkeley, NJ with her fiancé and 3 daughters. She also has 2 german shepherds, River & Sam and 3 cats, Carter and Meeko (bengals) and Cotton a Siamese.

Ashleigh has been with the true care family since June 2012, growing up she always had a love for animals and continues to pursue her career as a veterinary technician, Ashleigh enjoys being outdoors and doing activities with her daughters and family. 

Kaitlin Lang
Technician/Client Care Rep./Supervisor

Kaitlin Lang

Kaitlin Lang graduated from Howell High School in 2009. She continued her education as an English major at St. Joseph's University. Kaitlin has a very rambunctious silver Labrador named Joben, who has enough energy for the both of them.

Kaitlin enjoys attending music festivals, traveling, go-cart racing and being outdoors. She loves being in the veterinary field and cares deeply for all animals. We welcome Katlin to our True Care family.

Alyssa Urban
Client Care Representative/Receptionist

Alyssa graduated from Toms River north in 2009. From there Alyssa attended Ocean County College and graduated with a certification for their veterinary assistant program in 2016. Alyssa has a passion for working in the veterinary field as a receptionist, communicating with clients and caring for the animals coming in to the hospital. 

Alyssa recently got married to her loving husband Phil, who they share a stepson with, Caiden. Alyssa also loves her fur animals, Carter and Ralphie and her fish Taco Supreme. In her free time Alyssa loves shopping at Target, watching Friends and loves going on vacation to Disney. 

Brianne Price
Client Care Representative/Receptionist

Brianne Price graduated from Howell High School in 2010. She continued her education at Brookdale Community College. Brianne currently resides in Hamilton, NJ with her husband Michael and their two beautiful daughters, Emma and Nora. She also has 2 rambunctious puppies who keep her on her toes. Lindy and Roland, both Labrador Retriever mixes. Brianne loves spending time with family and friends in her spare time. She has been apart of our True Care Family since June of 2012 and is very happy to continue this journey with us.

Michelle Giallanza
Technician

Jessica Buglione
Technician

Jessica Buglione

Jessica graduated from Central Regional high school in 2012. After, she continued her education at Ocean County College and received her Associates degree in General Sciences in 2015. Growing up in a household full of animals, Jessica has always had a passion for wanting to work in the veterinary field. Jessica’s favorite part about working as a veterinary technician is being able to help and care for each animal.

During her free time, Jessica loves spending time with her husband, Michael and her daughter, Harper going on weekend trips, playing outdoors and taking walks with their two dogs Emmy, (a Golden Retriever) and Steel, (a German Shepherd). Jessica also loves spending time with her two cats, Moose and Franklin.

Melody Sisson
Technician

Melody Sisson

Sierra Neuman
Technician

Sierra Neuman

Sierra graduated from Manalapan High School in 2014 and furthered her education at Monmouth University. In 2018 she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry. Sierra soon returned to her lifelong passion for animals and set her sights on learning more as a veterinary technician.



Growing up Sierra had a love for all creatures; scales, fins, feathers, and paws. Lucky for her, her parents allowed her to take in whatever critters she pleased with little to no argument. Sierra loves to spend time with family, friends, and pets. She enjoys all things outdoorsy, riding her motorcycle, and doing anything artistic.

Matthew Aiken
Technician

Matthew Aiken

Born in Brick, NJ and currently resides there. Graduated from Brick Township high school in 2013 and continued education at OCC. Has always had a passion with working with animals and loves being in the veterinary field. Loves spending time with family and friends, watching movies, traveling, and being anywhere.

Ali Echevarria
Technician

Ali Echevarria

Lucia Flores
Receptionist

Lucia Flores graduated from Howell High School in 2015 and from there Lucia graduated from Rowan University May of 2021 with a Bachelor's degree in Business of Advertising. She has been working off school seasons since July of 2018 as a receptionist. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her dog Chulie and her cat Newton.  
Lucia also speaks Spanish and enjoys cooking, traveling to Honduras to visit her family, working out, and trying new things. Lucia has always had a passion and care for all animals. 

Mackenzie Engelmann
Receptionist

Mackenzie Engelmann graduated from Toms River High School South in 2018. She countined her education at Ocean County College. Mackenzie wants to major in either psychology or nursing. She has four pitbulls who always keep her running around named Ceazer, Cleo, Tank, and Sadie. 

Mackenzie enjoys attending concerts, going tubing, being outdoors, and spending as much time as possible with her family and friends.  

Dr. Tullio has always treated our dogs with great knowledge‚ care‚ and compassion‚ and we have grown to know him quite well. We have been so completely impressed with Dr. Tullio’s consistent excellence in care and services that we wanted to share our experience with others. We are pleased to recommend as the place to go for both quality treatment and compassionate care for your furry family members.

—Chuck Porrazzo

When my parents’ dog Kya died very suddenly a few years ago‚ their regular vet was not at work that day. But thankfully‚ Dr. Tullio was and treated my parents and their dog as if he was their doctor for the past 15 years—doing everything he could to try and revive Kya and by being so compassionate to my parents in the waiting room after having to deliver the sad news. We truly can’t say enough nice things about Dr. Tullio and can’t wait for him to open his new facility! Thank you.

—Lori Forrest & Bob Leahy

Doctor Tullio is a kind, caring gentleman who has cared for my cocker spaniels for many years now. He has always been helpful‚ honest‚ and understanding with my pets and me. He is a man I trust completely and have and do refer others to him. Any pet owner can feel safe and secure in trusting their beloved pets to his skilled hands.

—Margaret Rowe‚ Howell‚ NJ

Molly and Oscar have been patients of Dr. Tullio for several years. I have been very pleased with his care‚ his expertise‚ and his understanding with my two Wheatens. Dr. Tullio has been quick to diagnose any issues and remedy all of the problems we’ve had. I look forward to many more years working with Dr. Tullio. I wish him well in his venture.

—Fran Skiba