Holmdel Veterinary Clinic

Holmdel Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Holmdel, NJ. Our professional staff seek to provide only the very best possible medical care and customer service for our highly-valued patients. 

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, building personal and meaningful relationships with our clients and striving everyday to do the very best by our patients. Holmdel Veterinary Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Holmdel and surrounding areas. 

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Holmdel Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
  • 959 Holmdel Road
  • Holmdel,NJ 07733
  • Phone: (732) 946-7163
  • Fax: (732) 946-7023
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  • Mon: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
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    Luciano Sturla DVM, Practice Owner

    Luciano Sturla, “Dr. Luc” was born and raised on a working farm in the province of Turin located in Northern Italy nestled below the French Alps.

    Growing up Dr. Sturla  had a passion for the caring of animals. His career goal focused on veterinary medicine at an early age. He earned his undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Turin. He owned and operated a private veterinary practice in Turin before moving to the United States. Dr. Sturla became a member of the staff at the Animal Emergency and Referral Associates (AERA) in Fairfield New Jersey where he gained extensive experience in critical emergency medicine and surgery.  Dr. Sturla devotes his compassion and dedication to veterinary medicine between his private family day practice in Holmdel and emergency medicine at AERA.

    Dr. Sturla enjoys building and repairing anything imaginable, from building his own backyard shed to finishing his own basement to repairing appliances and electronics. In addition, he takes pride in his culinary expertise, cooking is relaxing and creative. In his younger days, his passion was rally car racing in the foothills of Turin Italy.  

    Dr. Sturla shares his life with his spouse Sandra of 35 years, sons Matteo and Gianluca and a ‘Scotty’ name Kelly and cats Oliver and Briciola.


    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1984
    University of Turin School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Sandra Nazzaro-Sturla,Business Manager/Assistant Practice Manager

    Sandra has always found the medical field fascinating. Her love and passion for the field increased tenfold in 2015 when she and her husband Dr. Sturla decided to take ownership of Holmdel Veterinary Clinic and embark on an exciting and rewarding experience. Sandra is the mother of two sons, Matteo and Gianluca.  Her spare time is spent with her family, including her and Dr. Sturla’s 4 legged ‘kids” a Scottish Terrier named Kelly and two cats Oliver and Briciola. 

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    Cathy Coloccia, Practice Manager

    Cathy has spent a fair amount of time in the veterinary field and has been with Holmdel Veterinary Clinic since its new ownership in April of 2015. After working for many years alongside Dr. Sturla in an emergency setting, she was very excited to be part of his growing general practice here in Holmdel. Cathy believes that education, communication and knowledge are some of the best tools life can offer and tries very hard to incorporate all of these into her work at the clinic. Cathy loves the outdoors enjoying kayaking, hiking and traveling. In addition Cathy has a special interest American history.

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 24, 2017
  • Dominique Dailey, Veterinary Technician

    Dominique has always had a love for animals. Dominique started her animal career by working at a dog day care. While working she completed her Veterinary Assistant Certification in 2012. Dominique has been a part of the Holmdel Veterinary Clinic family since 2015. She lives at home with her husband and their pet pig Cinnamon Sugar. In her spare time, she likes to read and spend time with her family, and no matter how busy work can get she never gets too tired to watch a classic Disney movie. 

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 24, 2017
  • Marlayna Gause, Veterinary Technician

    Marlayna joined the Holmdel Veterinary Clinic family in 2016 after moving from Georgia with her husband. Prior to their move, she worked as a veterinary technician for five years at a rural clinic in the Georgia countryside. In her spare time, Marlayna enjoys photography, history, geocaching, and traveling and antiquing with her husband. They share their home with an animated, 30 gallon fish tank and two beautiful and loving rescues always up for a car ride.

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 24, 2017
  • Jamie Schardien, Veterinary Technician

    Jamie lives in Matawan and recently joined our team in May of 2017. She has been in the veterinary field since 2014. She attended the Veterinary Technician and Assistant School in North Carolina. She lives with her boyfriend and her two cats Valentino & Vinny. In Jamie’s spare time, she loves to travel, go to sporting events and the outdoors. In the summer months you can be sure to find her at the beach. 
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 24, 2017