Education: BS with Honors in Animal Science, Cornell University, 1983

Vet Degree: DVM Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University, 1987

Most Memorable Pet: Toby, a brown tabby kitten, was the first pet I adopted on my own as a young and independent adult fresh out of vet school.

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: Choosing a rewarding career that I still enjoy over 30 years later, while also raising two, well adjusted, grown and almost-flown sons.

Loves/Hobbies: Summer, good food and coffee, sightseeing, the Jersey Shore, jazz music, horse racing, vacationing in our Nationals Parks, upstate New York and in New England.

Little Known Facts: I have been to ALL of my undergraduate reunion weekends and plan to continue until I am recognized as the oldest alum in attendance.  I also love long-distance solo road trips.

Motto: Let go and let God.

Favorite Quote: ‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.’ — Robert Frost


Education: B.S. in small and large animal pre-veterinary medicine, Delaware Valley University

Vet Degree: DVM from St. Matthews University, School of Veterinary Medicine with clinical completion at Purdue University, School of Veterinary Medicine.  Canine Rehabilitation training from University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine.

Current Pets: Nova (shepard, St. Bernard mix), 4 Cats, and an African Sulcata tortoise

Accolades/Noteworthy Accomplishments: Fulfilling career that has allowed for vast experiences in Emergency Veterinary Medicine, shelter medicine, canine physical rehabilitation, laser surgery and general practice.

Loves/Hobbies: Scuba diving, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, boating, and snowboarding

Little Known Fact: Worked as a park ranger for New Jersey prior to going to veterinary school

Favorite Quote: “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime.” – Maimonides

MARLA L. Veterinary Nurse Technician

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

DONNA F. Veterinary Nurse Technician

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

ELLA C. Veterinary Nurse Technician

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.

Cari D. Veterinary Nurse Technician

LYNN A. Practice Manager

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’