Meet Our Team



It truly takes a team to run a hospital that sees nearly 400 cases each week. Every member of our staff plays an important role in the care of your pet. If there is anything that we can do for you during your pet's stay with us, please do not hesitate to ask.

Without our team of talented and caring staff members, NorthStar VETS would not be able to sustain its operations. Our 70+ technicians, assistants and over a dozen receptionists are dedicated to serving you - our patients, clients and referring veterinarians - striving every day to not simply meet your expectations but exceed them.

Here are a few people you may meet along the way.

Medical Team

Avian and Exotics

  • Kristin Britton, DVM
  • Matthew Grootenboer, VMD
  • Andrea Winkel-Blair, DVM, MPH

Cardiology

  • Ryan Keegan, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
  • Karen Meltzer, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology)

Clinical Pathology

  • Liesl Breickner, DVM, DACVP

Emergency / Critical Care

  • Steven Berkowitz, DVM, DACVECC
  • Chelsea Bogart, DVM
  • Benjamin Donati, VMD - Medical Director, Brick
  • Christopher Drastura, DVM
  • Timothy Ericksen, DVM
  • Anna Gates, VMD
  • Lauren Higgins, DVM
  • Veronica Jones, DVM
  • Samantha Kuhles, VMD
  • Joanna Lloyd, VMD
  • Deborah Mara, VMD
  • Kelly McKenna, VMD
  • Nathalie Paiva, DVM
  • Stacey Rebello, DVM, MS - Director of Emergency Services
  • Kanika Singleton, DVM
  • Nicole Starinsky, DVM
  • Laura Tasker, DVM, CVMA
  • Nancy Vail-Archer, DVM - Medical Director, Maple Shade

Internal Medicine

  • Tammy Anderson, DVM, DACVIM
  • Kimberly Hammer, VMD, DACVIM - Medical Director, Robbinsville
  • Melanie Puchot, DVM, DACVIM
  • Stacey Wylie, DVM, DACVIM

Interventional Radiology

  • Kimberly Hammer, VMD, DACVIM - Medical Director, Robbinsville
  • Melanie Puchot, DVM, DACVIM

Neurology

  • Dylan Fry, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)

Ophthalmology

  • Kristina R. Vygantas, DVM, DACVO

Radioiodine (I-131)

  • Tammy Anderson, DVM, DACVIM
  • Kimberly Hammer, VMD, DACVIM - Medical Director, Robbinsville
  • Melanie Puchot, DVM, DACVIM
  • Stacey Wylie, DVM, DACVIM

Radiology

  • Katherine Lynch Kerrigan, DVM, MS, DACVR
  • Jackie M. Williams, DVM, MS, DACVR

Rehabilitation & Pain Management

  • Rosalie LoScrudato, DVM, CVA, CCRP

Surgery

  • Jason Coggeshall, DVM, DACVS
  • Laura Culbert, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Kelly Johnson, DVM, MS, DACVS
  • Kelly Kraus, VMD, DACVS
  • Zoe Launcelott, DVM (Practice Limited to Surgery)
  • Barri Sarowitz, VMD, DACVS
  • Daniel Stobie, DVM, MS, DACVS - Chief of Staff
  • Dominick Valenzano, DVM, DACVS
  • M. Joy Weinstein, VMD, DACVS
  • Gregory Zuendt, DVM

Theriogenology

  • Manoel Tamassia, DVM, MS, Ph.D, DACT

Pet Loss Support and Bereavement

  • Ann Rooney, CBC, CAC, CVCCP

Veterinary Technician Specialists

  • Heather Breining, CVT, VTS (Oncology)
  • Tina DeVictoria, BS, CVT, VTS (CP-CF)
  • Michele Hinks, BS, CVT, VTS (Emergency/Critical Care)
  • Stacey Reiling, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), CVPP

Emeritus

  • James Clinton, VMD, DACVO
  • Michael Doolen, DVM