Meet the veterinarians at Southern Ocean Animal Hospital in Tuckerton, NJ.

Southern Ocean Animal Hospital strives to give each and every client the best care they deserve, no matter their shape or size. At our Tuckerton vet clinic, Dr. Pascetta and Dr. Pointsett work together with our incredible, professional team to provide high-quality, exceptional veterinary care to your pet.

Below, learn more about our veterinarians and how they can be an integral part of your pet's overall health. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an appointment, simply give Southern Ocean Animal Hospital a call at (609) 296-3655 and our front desk staff will be more than happy to assist you. We look forward to meeting you and your furry family member!

Daniel N. Pascetta, DVM


A career in veterinary medicine was a natural choice for Dr. Pascetta. He grew up in northern New Jersey surrounded by animals from dogs and cats to birds and turtles. He received his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University in 2007. During his time at Rutgers he worked as a veterinary technician in central New Jersey and after graduation he spent several years working in contract research before deciding to continue his education in veterinary medicine. He was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2014 from The Ohio State University where he spent time researching respiratory virology and surgical spinal stabilization in dogs. Upon graduation he spent several years in general practice in Bethlehem, PA before returning to practice in his home state of New Jersey. He is interested in all areas of veterinary medicine, but cases involving ophthalmology, diagnostic imaging, and surgery are especially fascinating to him. Dr. Pascetta is a Fear Free Certified veterinarian.

Dr. Dan shares his home with his wife, Megan, their newborn daughter, Hannah, and their five beloved pets, Maddie the Boxer, Joule the miniature Dachshund, and their three grey kitties, Richard Parker, Foxglove, and Gwen.

Robert H. Pointsett, DVM

Dr. Robert Pointsett and his wife, Pat, opened Southern Ocean Animal Hospital in Tuckerton, NJ 38 years ago. What started out as a handful of faithful clients quickly spread through referras and over the years, the practice grew into what it is today! Dr. Pointsett has proudly served 3 generations of families and their beloved pets here in Tuckerton, NJ. 

Thanks to Dr. Pointsett's dedication to his clients and patients, Southern Ocean Animal Hospital is healthy and our staff is the finest. The Pointsetts have decided that the time is right for them to retire and hand the reins to a new owner. The transition began in July 2019. Dr. and Mrs. Pointsett will remain in the Little Egg Harbor area and Dr. Pointsett will still be a part of the SOAH family, serving as our relief veterinarian when Dr. Pascetta and Dr. Lingley are away on vacations.