Southern Ocean Animal Hospital

319 East Main St.
Tuckerton, NJ 08087



Southern Ocean Animal Hospital - Tuckerton, NJ - Our Veterinarian Robert H. Poinsett DVM -  Dr. Robert H. Poinsett

Dr. Poinsett grew up in Monmouth County, NJ.  He attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA for undergraduate studies and earned his DVM degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, Jersey Shore  Veterinary Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.  He is past president of the Southern Ocean Rotary Club and a recipient of the distinguished Paul Harris Fellow award.  

In 1981 Dr. Poinsett  and his wife Pat established the Southern Ocean Animal Hospital in Tuckerton, NJ.  Dr. Poinsett and his wife have a son and daughter and four grandchildren.  He enjoys all aspect of small animal medicine with a special interest in dermatology, internal medicine and surgery.    

Dr. Heather Lingley  


Dr. Heather Lingley grew up in Eastern Canada. She graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Canada in 2005. Dr. Lingley joined the practice in March 2014. Prior to working at Southern Ocean Animal Hospital, she practiced Equine Medicine in Ocala, Florida but for the last 11 years has been focusing on companion animal care. Her passion is educating clients, diagnosing and treating disease early, preventative/internal/emergency medicine, dermatology and surgery.