Dr. Damian Mazzocchi a local native was raised in Brick and attended Christian Brothers Academy, followed by Monmouth University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Biology. He attended the University of Pennsylvania - School of Veterinary Medicine, where he earned his veterinary degree, completed the Veterinary Business Management Association certificate program, and received the American College of Veterinary Radiology Student Award. Licensed in both PA and NJ, Dr. Mazzocchi spent 5 years at Brick Town Veterinary Hospital as a general practitioner and traveled to other practices to perform general, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgeries, before working in an urgent care setting and eventually joining the Furry Friends team. He has worked closely with a number of rescue organizations and has an apprenticeship as a NJ Fish & Wildlife mammal rehabilitator. He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids as well as his Yorkie, Boston Terrier, and his 2 special needs dogs, among the other rescued creatures residing at his home.