Dr. Vincent Patanio

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, Dr. Patanio obtained his Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts -Amherst in 2008. He went on to pursue his DVM degree from Western University of Health Sciences where he graduated in 2012. Dr. Patanio completed a one year rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, and was immediately hired on as an emergency doctor.  In April 2015, Dr. Patanio joined the Emergency and Critical Care team at Northstar VETS where he worked prior to launching Vetmetis Veterinary Services.

Dr. Patanio has myriad interests and hobbies. When not at work, some of the things he enjoys are spending time with his wife and children, hiking, backpacking, fishing, tying flies, and playing the drums…to name a few.

Dr. Patanio’s professional memberships:
1) American Veterinary Medical Association
2) Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society
3) Jersey Shore Veterinary Medical Association

Melissa Beck, DVM

Dr. Melissa Beck has lived in the Monroe Township area for the past 14 years with her family and a multitude of animals including dogs, cats, chickens, goats, and fish. Dr. Beck obtained her BA from Goucher College in 1995. After graduation she spent two years working in the veterinary field and then went on to earn her DVM from Oklahoma State School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001.

When not at work Dr. Beck enjoys spending time with her family and exercising. Some of her favorite activities include running, road cycling, walking her dogs, and weight training.

Shannon – Lead Technician

Shannon started working in the veterinary field as an assistant at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Feburary 2000. Though the years, Shannon has worked her way up to become a Veterinary Technician and Shift Supervisor. Shannon spent a majority of her career working overnight shifts in the ICU and in the emergency room.  She is excited to apply her 20 years of experience in the helping Vetmetis grow.

When not at work, Shannon enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and surf fishing.

Brianna – Veterinary Technician

Brianna has been working in the veterinary field since 2016. Cutting her teeth in the industry as a receptionist, Brianna quickly transitioned from receptionist to veterinary assistant to veterinary technician. In the spring 2020, Brianna will begin an online program through Penn Foster College to earn her certification as a certified veterinary technician. Her passion for animals began at a very young age and this love grew stronger as she got older. Brianna has two very spoiled rescue dogs, Lani and Dakota.