(908) 332-5057

10 Sunset Road
Belle Mead, NJ, 08502


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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 7 pm

Sat 8:30 am - 1 pm

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Our History

Harlingen Veterinary Clinic was established in 1989 as an out-patient clinic for Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Christine Newman purchased the practice in 1990 and began working full time at the clinic in October 1991.

Dr. Newman was joined by Julie Briganti, now Julie Palmucci, who had also worked at Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Stephen Schwirck, the founder of Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital, joined the staff in 1995 and has since retired.

These staff members, who are still part of the Harlingen family, worked in the original clinic location—two units in the small strip mall just north of the present location.

The land on which the current clinic sits was purchased in 1995. A lengthy legal battle followed in order to obtain a zoning change for the site. We were fortunate to have the support of our clients and their pets, who packed the municipal town hall one night to speak up in favor of our building.

The current building opened to patients July 1, 2000.

We have grown quite a bit since then and have added many wonderful doctors, client service representatives, and technicians to our Harlingen family. We hope to be an integral part our community for many years to come.

Dr. Newman tells us: “I have learned a great deal from my staff, clients, and patients over the past 25 years, for which I am continually grateful. I can’t wait to see what the next 25 years will bring!”