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41 Morristown Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

(908) 766-0041

Bernardsville Animal Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Our mission is to provide top-notch medical, surgical, and dental care to our patients.

Our Team

 
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JAMES D. BAXTER

Status: Married to the Doctor below

Education: BS in Biology from Penn State ’82, MS in Veterinary Science from Penn State ‘90

Veterinary Degree: DVM from Michigan State ‘94

Most Memorable Pet: Mr. Cheeks (also went by Cheeky and Cheezy) and, of course, my office buddy Tugger

Loves: Kids, guitars, motorcycles, beaches, reading, yoga, wood working, and writing poetry

Little known fact: I was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps

Motto: A is A (Aristotle)

Favorite Quotes: “Nothing can harm you until it comes, and it may never come, or if it comes it is something else again. And those who say they will try anything once, often try nothing twice, three times…arriving late at the gate of dreams worth dying for.” -Sandburg

 
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VEDRANA GJIVOJE

Status: Married to the Doctor above

Education: BA from Brown University ‘88

Veterinary Degree: DVM from Michigan State ‘94

Internship: Oradell Animal Hospital ’95 – Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

Most Memorable Pet: My first dog, Lady, very un-ladylike but still awesome.

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: Phi Zeta Vet Honor Society, Somerset County Distinguished Woman Award, Health and Medicine 2013

Loves: Her 4 kids, music, hot yoga, backpacking, and the island of St. John

Little known fact: Collects shells, speaks Croatian and French, was born in the beautiful city of Dubrovnik, was kissed by Daniel Craig.

Motto: “Never settle” and “The devil is in the details”

Favorite Quotes: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” –Gandhi

“Do what you like and like what you do.” – Life is Good

 
 
 
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MARLA L.

Education: BA from University of Pennsylvania, JD from St. John’s University, & Penn Foster College Veterinary Technician Program

Favorite Hobby: Photography

Most memorable pet: My seven year old Lab, Bailey, not only for our wonderful hiking and swimming adventures, but also for his legendary “dietary indiscretions” – including a whole raw chicken, a popsicle stick, a box of prunes and Starbucks k-cups. 

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: Exhibited photographs in the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC, and my wonderful husband Evan & beautiful daughters Samantha & Ariel.

Little known fact about me: I practiced corporate law in NYC for 15 years and worked as a professional photographer. 

My Motto: Aim High

Favorite Quote: “Fall down seven times, stand up eight.” –Japanese Proverb

 
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DONNA F.

Education: County College of Morris and the Gemological Institute of America

Favorite Hobby: Reading

Most memorable pet: Love them all! Duke, Cody, Shane, Austin and my current dogs Gizmo and Zoey! But if I had to give a reason to why I love animals and working with them, it would be growing up with my faithful, loving dog, Duke.

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: My two beautiful children

Little known fact about me: I am a Gemologist

My Motto: Do your best and never give up.

Favorite Quote: “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 
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ELLA C.

Education: National Agrarian University in Ukraine 

Favorite Hobby: Gardening, hiking, visiting nature preserves & wildlife sanctuaries

Most memorable pet: Each pet in his or her own way touches your heart.

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: Obtained DVM in 2005 in Ukraine

Little known fact about me: I love to collect Russian dolls

My Motto: Believe in yourself! If you believe it, you can achieve it.

 
 
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AMATULLAH E.

Education: Bernards High School & Rutgers University

Favorite Hobby: Drawing

Most memorable pet: Berkely, my cat. 

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: National Honor Society Member and my first job at Bernardsville Animal Hospital! 

Little known fact about me: I tutor math and physics 

My Motto: I can get stressed out, or I can just stay calm and do what needs to be done. 

Favorite Quote: “Kids aren’t supposed to be grateful. They’re supposed to eat your food and break your heart.” – Bobby Singer

 

Joshua A.

Education- New Jersey City University- BS in biology

Favorite Hobbies- reading, gardening, playing video games, and aquarium keeping

Most Memorable Pet- Maybelle Bunkin- Dog- Coon hound mix from Tennessee

Accolades/ Accomplishments- High Honors grades 10-12

Little Known Fact About Me- Pretty good cook

Motto-Do what you say and say what you mean

Favorite Quote-“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ~ Mark Twain

 

Lynne S.

EducationBS from The Ohio State University, M.B.A. from Rutger’s University

Favorite HobbiesCanine Agility

Most Memorable Pet: “Lex” found her way into our basement completely trained and with a set of porcupine quills in her nose.  After having the quills removed we tried to find her owners but no one claimed her.  She lived a long and healthy life in the country with us and had many adventures.

Accolades/ AccomplishmentsState and Big Ten Champion Fencing Champion and member of the U.S.A. Junior World Fencing Team.  Selected to the 2017 team representing the United States at the European Canine Agility Open in Italy.

Little Known Fact About Me- Not telling ;)

Motto- Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.

Favorite Quote- “Why not”

 

 

 

 

Lynn A.

Education: B.S. in Pre-professional Science, University of Notre Dame, '86

Accolades/Accomplishments: Wife and mother of 4 children, former VP, Cardiovascular Marketing for Parke-Davis/Pfizer, HBA Woman of the Year "Rising Star" 1998

Most Memorable Pet: Frau, a weimaraner, my first dog growing up.  My parents got her 3 months after they "got me."

Favorite Hobbies: Dog grooming, swim meet official, volunteer in local youth sport programs, golfer

Little known facts about me: Former 4-year basketball player for the University of Notre Dame, a third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do

Motto: Be honest, work hard, and have pride in all that you do

Favorite Quote: "Be true to yourself"