New Jersey Vets and Staff

Our New Jersey Veterinarians and Staff

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Our New Jersey Veterinarians


Dr. Debbie Elliott

Debbie Elliott, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Elliott is a founder and one of the veterinarians of VETdispatch. She graduated from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. Immediately after her graduation, she moved to New Jersey and worked for several years in a multi-doctor animal hospital. Since 2000, she worked as a relief veterinarian, serving at several local animal hospitals. After many years of practice, she has decided to offer house call services to pet owners in order to provide better and more individualized medical care. Dr. Elliott enjoys providing care to animals when they are relaxed in their familiar surroundings.




Dr. Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Hansen earned her DVM degree in 2005 from Tufts University-School of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Arboretum View Animal Hospital outside of Chicago. Prior to becoming a veterinarian, she was a medical crime scene investigator. Her interests in veterinary medicine are feline medicine, geriatric medicine, and internal medicine. She shares her home with many, many cats that were saved and rescued from death row and other serious illnesses. She is truly the crazy cat lady, but loves all animals! In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, concerts, reading, Broadway shows, and going to the movies.


Dr. Lisa Steinberg

Lisa Steinberg, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Steinberg graduated from Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. For over 12 years following graduation, she practiced surgery and medicine in central NJ, with 3 years of experience as a general practitioner in an emergency and specialty referral setting. Her special interests include small animal medicine, cardiology, ultrasonography and the human-animal bond. Dr. Steinberg and her family share their home with a dog and a cat. She has treated many animals in their homes, and appreciates and enjoys the opportunity that this gives her to provide care in a more relaxed environment.



Dr. Lori Walker

Lori Walker, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Lori Walker grew up in Sparta. She received her B.Sc. at Rutgers University and went to veterinary school at University of California at Davis. After graduation in 1991, she returned home with her husband and two children to practice in New Jersey. Besides practicing veterinary medicine, she breeds and shows alpacas and Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs.







Dr. Slade

Kim Slade, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Kim Slade graduated from Cornell School of Veterinary Medicine in 1988 with her daughter on her hip and her husband in the audience. She practiced general medicine and surgery for two years before moving to house call practice in 1990 when her son was born. While her first love continues to be house calls, she works at a local hospital as permanent relief. Dr. Slade particularly enjoys geriatric and preventive medicine. Her free time is dedicated to family, friends and outdoor activities with her "trusty jackx" , Gabby at her side. Her household also contains a host of other critters that drop by to visit. And yes, her daughter became a veterinarian too!



Dr. Cohen-Grady

Tracy Cohen-Grady, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Cohen-Grady has been a veterinarian practicing small animal medicine and surgery since May of 2000 after graduating Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine. She can honestly say it is the BEST career ever! Her professional interests lie in canine behavior, internal medicine, nutrition, and personalized, prevention plans. She takes pleasure in creating and increasing strong human-animal bonds, and helping clients maintain their pet’s health through each of their life-stages. She is an advocate for the homeless and loves to see a newly adopted animal for their first examination. In her spare time, she volunteers at Bully Baby Rescue. When she is not working she enjoys knitting, cooking and lifting weights at the gym. She shares her home with her husband, 2 beautiful daughters and 2 loveable rescued shelter dogs, Boudreaux and Josie.

Dr. Carpenter

Kelli Carpenter, DVM

House Call Veterinarian

Dr. Kelli Carpenter is a native of Northern New Jersey and has been a small animal veterinarian since graduating from Cornell University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She trains her dogs for competition obedience as well as training for rally and therapy dog work. She enjoys many outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and kayaking. She shares her home with three collies and six cats.

 

 

 

 


Our Staff

Jude

Jude Weyers

General Manager

Originally from Canada, Jude has been working with companion pets and their human caregivers for over twenty years. A Registered Animal Health Technologist she and has just completed her Masters in Human Resources Management. She has worked in some strange places and with some strange animals over the years, from assisting in dental procedures on Chinchillas and Guinea pigs in a veterinary dental specialty practice, to working with the Iditarod dogs in Alaska. Working with people and understanding the bond and the need they have to give the best care to their pet is near and dear to her heart, so accepting a role to help manage a business that offers care for client in the home such as VETdispatch, was for her. When not working she likes to cycle, participate in 5k’s for different charities and restore old furniture. She shares her home with her husband and their 2 year old Miniature Schnauzer.

Celina and Velvet

Celina Longo

Receptionist

Celina has always had a passion for helping animals. Her passion for animals really sparked after adopting Dyson, her dog. She has volunteered at a few local shelters and is currently in the process of receiving her certificate for veterinary assistant online at Penn Foster College. She shares her home with her cat, Velvet, and dog, Dyson.









Jasmine

Jasmine Ramos

Receptionist

Jasmine’s love of animals began when she was eight years old. This was when she adopted her first pet, Amanda, an albino hamster. She worked in a pet store for two years and gained an appreciation for all pets whether they have fur or scales! Jasmine is a recent graduate from William Paterson University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Public Relations. She lives in Dover with her family, cockatiels, Beautiful and Bianca, and her dogs, Chloe, Sophie, and Lady.

 




Our New Jersey Veterinary Technicians


Chris and Emma

Chris Carlson

Veterinary Technician

Chris has always loved animals, growing up with cats and now sharing her home with two Australian Shepherds. She earned a B.S. in Biology and an M.A.T. from Montclair State University. She teaches high school Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Before becoming a high school science teacher, she worked in Molecular Genetics research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her love of animals led her to work part-time as a veterinary assistant for sixteen years before moving to Morris County. In her spare time, she enjoys training and competing in agility with her youngest dog.




Aisling

Aisling Howe

Veterinary Technician

Aisling has had a passion for the veterinary field from a very young age. She has worked with horses for the majority of her life, and always had a number of different animals at home. She received her BA from Green Mountain College in 2009 majoring in Biology. She has 5 years combined experience in small and large animal clinics. She enjoys baking, knitting and playing guitar, spending her time with friends and family, her two horses Mirage and Ariel, 2 cats and a Sheltie.





Alycia

Alycia Weir

Veterinary Technician

Alycia has worked in the animal sheltering environment in NJ and Staten Island since 2011 as a supervisor and manager. She earned her BA in English literature from NJCU but found her love of animals to be too strong of a call to ignore. Although, her journey took her into the administrative side of animal welfare her passion always lied in veterinarian medicine and drove her to return to a career as a technician. At home, Alycia has two daughters, two rescue dogs and a revolving door of animals she fosters for local shelters.





Brittany

Brittany O’Donnell

Veterinary Technician

Brittany has loved animals for as long as she can remember. Growing up she had many pets. Brittany has been a veterinary technician and pet sitter since 2004. She graduated from the New York School of Dog Grooming in 2011. Brittany has an interest in animal rescue and is an active foster caretaker and volunteer with local animal rescues organizations. She is a proud pet mom to 3 dogs, 8 cats, 3 rabbits, 2 guinea pigs, 1 Amazon parrot, frogs, lizards and fish.





Kristi and Ollie

Kristi Nibolo

Veterinary Technician

Kristi has always loved animals of all sizes her whole life and her career was decided at a very young age. This year she will receive her Bachelor's of Science in Veterinary Technology from Mercy College and will start the application process to veterinary school. In her free time, she struggles to keep up with her Jack Russell Terrier, Ollie. She enjoys cooking and is looking forward to restarting her life-long passion of riding horses.






Sean

Sean Wymbs

Veterinary Technician

Sean has worked as a veterinary technician for many years and became licensed in 2014. He lives in Maplewood with his wife, Mandy, 5 beautiful cats (Celery, Miami, Catalina, Mozart, and Grenadine), a bunny (Bunnicula), and a white capped pionus (Eilley). Sean has always loved veterinary medicine and has special interests in internal medicine and laboratory diagnostics. He is also a licensed wildlife rehabilitator and has raised dozens of animals that may be frolicking in your backyard right now.