Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!
Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Purrfurred Veterinary Care in Howell, NJ! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!
Please call us at 732-813-3100 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!
Owner & Veterinarian
Dr. Glicker graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine with highest honors in 1990. Before attending Ross University, she graduated with a Bachelors of Science from Rutgers University in 1986. Dr. Glicker grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, attending Toms River H.S. North. She moved to Oklahoma after graduating Ross University, traveling there with her three dogs, three cats, and her horse.
In Tulsa, she ran a satellite clinic for three years and performed some relief work. Dr. Glicker moved back to New Jersey in 1993 and practiced as an associate veterinarian for seven years at Allenwood Veterinary Hospital in Wall Township. In 1998 she co-founded Raintree Veterinary Hospital in Freehold, NJ, where she has practiced until 2018. Now she has opened her new practice, Purrfurred Veterinary Care, located in Howell, NJ.
She enjoys having her own office and dedicates many late nights working on patients or making phone calls to clients. She particularly enjoys performing surgery. Mostly, she is fond of establishing relationships and forming relationships with her clients and their pets. She appreciates the opportunity to provide care to her patients. When Dr. Glicker isn’t working and providing care to her patients and clients, she spends her time taking care of her two children, Kylie and Blaise, and riding horses or attending hockey games.
Gary Levy, DVM ABVP FAAVA
Relief Veterinarian and Practicing Solely
Dr. Levy was born and raised in New Jersey. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1976 with a BS degree with High Honors. Dr. Levy received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Levy has been in private veterinary practice since that time, opening his clinic in Jackson, NJ in 1989. In 1993, Dr. Levy completed the requirements (a minimum of five years of clinical veterinary practice, 150 hours of Veterinary Continuing Education, author of two peer reviewed clinical case reports, and passing an extensive two day written and practical examination) and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) Board of Veterinary Practitioners- specializing in canine and feline practice. Dr. Levy was recertified after additional Veterinary Continuing Education and recertification examinations as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in both 2003 and in 2013.
Dr. Levy received his initial veterinary acupuncture training in 1994 from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). This extensive continuing course consisted of a 150 hours of lectures over a four month period. After completing the course, passing the written and practical exams, submission of two clinical acupuncture case reports and 40 hours of internship Dr. Levy was recognized by IVAS as a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) in 1995. He then became a teaching assistant for the IVAS Basic training course in 1995 and 1996. Dr. Levy served as a member of the IVAS course exam committee for two years. In 1998 and 1999 he attended the IVAS Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Herbal seminar series.
In 1998, Dr. Levy was one of the nine founding members of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture (AAVA). The mission statement of the academy is to promote the art and science of Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, to further the professional development of its members, to encourage the education of veterinarians in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and to provide leadership and resources in the United States for the advancement of these disciplines. Dr. Levy has served on the Academy’s Board of Directors for eight of the last eleven years including two terms as AAVA President (2001-2002 and 2006-2007).
At the AAVA annual meeting in Albuquerque New Mexico in March 2007 with over 150 veterinarians in attendance Dr. Gary Levy was honored for his efforts as President of the Academy. Dr. Levy also became only the fifth academy member to have completed the academy’s advanced certification program and be recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture. This honor requires an individual to practice a minimum of five years of clinical veterinary acupuncture, completion of 50 hours veterinary acupuncture continuing education, submission and acceptance of two clinical acupunctures cases suitable for publication, and successful completion of a comprehensive written exam.
Dr. Levy sold his veterinary practice in 2014 and currently works part time as a relief veterinarian seeing pets and clients at Purrfurred Veterinary in Howell NJ.
Christie Spielmann, CVPM