Our Staff

Dr. Sanam Sean Maniar, DVM


Born in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and raised in Old Bridge, NJ, Dr. Sanam Sean Maniar attended Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. After completing one and a half years of law school at Case Western Reserve University College of Law, he realized his passions were in medicine and walked away from the legal field. Following his departure from CWRU, Dr. Maniar enrolled at The Ohio State University to complete course work in the sciences and pursued a minor in Chemistry. Simulatenously, he began volunteering in the Veterinary Department of Capitol Area Humane Society in Columbus, OH. Shortly after he sought and gained admission to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While attaining his veterinary degree he continued to support the shelter community by working at the Capitol Area Humane Society Veterinary Department and as a Humane Investigator for the same organization. He graduated with special recognition bestowed upon him by his classmates and professors for his service to the shelter community. He also received honors for achievements in the Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Department, which remains a professional interest for Dr. Maniar today.

As a co-owner and general practitioner at Rockaway Animal Hospital, Dr. Maniar’s other areas of professional interest aside from Emergency Medicine are Internal Medicine and pain management. Prior to coming to Rockaway, he was employed at Hoboken Animal Hospital, a large family practice in Hoboken, NJ.

During his leisure time, Dr. Maniar enjoys running, training for marathons, and going wine tasting.


Dr. Erin Gannon Maniar, DVM


Born in Queens, NY and raised in Old Bridge, NJ, Dr. Gannon knew from an early age that she wanted to be a veterinarian. She attended Cook College at Rutgers University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. After graduation she moved out to Columbus, Ohio to attend The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

After attaining her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Gannon began her career working at Village Gate Animal Hospital and Pet Resort, a Family Practice in Columbus. At this hospital she had the pleasure of working with several rescue groups including Ohio Pug Rescue, Golden Endings Golden Retriever Rescue, Lucky Chin Japanese Chin Rescue, Hand Me Down Dobermans, Cat Welfare, and Pet Promise. After moving back to New Jersey with her husband, she began working as a full-time emergency veterinarian at Harmony Animal Hospital in Harmony, NJ. While she found this work extremely enjoyable, she missed the close bonds that she had made with her regular clientele and with her husband began the search to find a practice they could work at together. Her areas of professional interest include Soft Tissue Surgery, Dermatology, Critical Care, and pain management/hospice care.

Dr. Erin Gannon Maniar is married to Dr. Sanam Sean Maniar, co-owner and a general practitioner at Rockaway Animal Hospital. During her leisure time, Dr. Gannon enjoys drawing, reading novels, hiking, and going wine tasting with her husband.

The Maniars currently reside with their three rescued pets: two Retriever mixes Guinness and Sierra (aka Bear) and their cat, Meow.