(908) 332-5057

10 Sunset Road
Belle Mead, NJ, 08502


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Dr. Christine Newman

Veterinarian & Hospital Owner
animal doctor

Dr. Christine Newman knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 11 years old, when her mother suggested it might be a less dangerous alternative to the police detective career she was intending to pursue. 

Dr. Newman received her undergraduate degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, in 1984, and her veterinary degree from Purdue in 1987. She returned to New Jersey and worked as an associate veterinarian at a local veterinary hospital after graduation. In 1991, Dr. Newman purchased Harlingen Veterinary Clinic which was originally located in the strip mall one mile north of the present location.

The Belle Mead area was growing rapidly and Harlingen was growing as well. In 1995, the property at the corner of Sunset Road and Route 206 was purchased and the four-year legal odyssey to be allowed to build the clinic began. The clinic moved to its current location in July 2000. The clinic has continued to grow. Several wonderful associates, technicians, and receptionists have joined Dr. Newman and four original staff members. She feels blessed to be part of such a caring staff and the local community that they serve.

When not at the clinic, Dr. Newman is pretty much obsessed with riding her bicycle and particularly with randoneurring, the sport of organized, long-distance cycling. She has completed several 200K, 300K, 400K, 600K, and one 1,000K brevets and finished Paris-Brest-Paris, the 1,200K brevet held in France every four years, in 2011. When she is not pedaling off somewhere, she enjoys hiking with her dogs and spending summer weekends at the Jersey shore with family and friends. Dr. Newman shares her home with Eileen, her partner of more than 25 years, and their current menagerie, which includes Albert and Squirt, the dogs, and Beacon, Earl, Elizabeth, and Diablo, the cats.