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Dr. Adler is a resident of Woodbridge Township and has lived and or worked here most of his life. He graduated Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science in 1972. He graduated from the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1977 and also received a Master of Science degree in reproductive physiology. In 1978, he and Dr. Ira Niedweske, a veterinary school classmate, opened the Iselin Veterinary Hospital. They then started the Woodbridge Veterinary Group in 1982. Dr. Adler has served as the secretary of the Metropolitan NJ Veterinary Medical Association, the president of the Central Jersey Veterinary Emergency Service and as co-chairman of the continuing education programs for the Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference. He presently serves on the Governor's Veterinary Medical Education Advisory Committee and is the past chairman of the legislative committee of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Adler has received the Veterinarian of the Year award from the Metropolitan NJ Veterinary Medical Association and an Outstanding Service Award from the Freeholders of Essex County for the work done with the Turtle Back Zoo. Dr. Adler is past president of the NJVMA, and his interests include soft tissue & orthopedics, and avian medicine.
Dr. Steinberg joined Woodbridge Veterinary Group in the spring of 2013. She graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. For over 19 years following graduation, she has practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in central NJ, including 3 years of experience as a general practitioner in an emergency and specialty referral setting,and over 6 years as a house call practitioner. Her special interests include small animal medicine, cardiology, ultrasonography and the human animal bond which she especially enjoys evaluating in an owner's home. Dr. Steinberg and her family share their home with their dog, Rosie, cat, Trixie, and goldfish, Tom and Jerry. Rosie loves that she can have her vet care done at home!
Dr. Alex Adler joined Woodbridge Veterinary Group after graduating from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2014. She is a local from Colonia and received her B.A. in Chemistry from Skidmore College in 2010. Dr. Adler completed her clinical year at The Ohio State University and has returned to the Woodbridge area with her island dog, Kona and her cat, Nubbins. She is a member of the NJVMA (New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association) and her interests are in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery as well as ultrasound. Dr. Adler enjoys spending her free time at the beach, skiing, and fencing.
Dr. Gene Fink has been practicing at Woodbridge Veterinary Group for more than 20 years. He received his BS in Biology from Delaware Valley College in 1974 and his MS in Zoology from the University of Idaho in 1976. He graduated from veterinary school in 1983 from University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fink has an interest in internal medicine. Dr. Fink is a long standing member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) and the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA). After work, Dr. Fink enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his family.
Dr. Samuel Adler, DVM
Dr. Samuel Adler is a Colonia local and began at Woodbridge Veterinary Group after graduating from Virginia-Maryland Regional Veterinary College in May 2017. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at University of Maryland in May 2013. Dr. Adler is a member of the NJVMA (New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association) and the AAFV (American Association of Fish Veterinarians). His veterinary interests include surgery and behavior. Dr. Adler and his wife share their home with their dog, Ridley. Dr. Adler enjoys SCUBA diving, golfing, and stand-up paddleboarding.
Dr. Lauren Wagner joined Woodbridge Veterinary Group in 2014 after graduating from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her BA in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2002 and her MS in Marine biology from Georgia Southern University in 2006. Dr. Wagner has a special interest in cardiology, radiology, and exotics and small mammal medicine. She is a member of the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians (AEMV) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). In her spare time, Dr. Wagner enjoys competitive swimming, walking her dog, and visiting New York City.
Dr. Joseph Papetti was born and raised in Elizabeth, NJ. After graduating from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ, he attended the University of Bologna Veterinary College and graduated in 1979. Dr. Papetti has been part of the Woodbridge Veterinary Group family since starting at Iselin Veterinary Hospital in 1980. After working at VCA Twin Rivers, Dr. Papetti returned to WVG in 2012. Dr. Papetti enjoys collecting books and spending time with his cat, Gray.