Meet Our Team

  • Dr. Bruce Henderson

    A 1986 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary medicine, Dr Henderson is the Hospital Director of Valley Animal Hospital.  After graduation from veterinary school, he practiced in Ocean County New Jersey for about 14 years before joining the staff at Valley Animal Hospital.  His interests include internal medicine, reconstructive knee surgery and geriatric medicine (working with older pets).

    He and his wife, Laurie, share their hearts and home with 2 German Shepherd dogs, 8 cats and 2 birds. When not working, Dr Henderson enjoys golf and working around his over-100 year old house.  

    Dr Henderson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.

    'After working at several veterinary hospitals, I have never seen a staff as dedicated to their patients as the staff at Valley Animal Hospital.'

  • Dr. Jamie Thompson

    Dr. Thompson is a native to the Northern New Jersey area. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2013 with her B.S. in biology and chemistry and then headed to Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Although she loved her time spent in the midwest, Dr. Thompson decided to move back to NJ following her graduation in May 2017. During her first year at Valley Animal Hospital, she has completed a three-day continuing education program at The Animal Dental Training Center in order to hone her skills. Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.Dr. Thompson lives in the Weehawken area with her boyfriend, Mark, and their Kansas cat, Sorlie. When she is not working, you can expect to find her outdoors or traveling the world.I am so thankful to all of the wonderful people and animals I have met who continuously make this career so fulfilling. I look forward to many more years!

  • Dr. Rebecca Mastroieni
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Mastroieni was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2010 with her B.S. in biology. Then she attended Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, where her interests included surgery and pocket pets. Wanting to stay near her large family, Dr. Mastroieni returned to NJ following her graduation in May 2015. Dr. Mastroieni is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association as well as the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. She currently lives with her boyfriend, Sean and their three guinea pigs: Snow, Cinnamon and Squash. However, they are really looking forward to adding a puppy to their family! In her spare time Dr. Mastroieni spends time with her nieces and nephews, and enjoys yoga, traveling, and going to the beach. She is really looking forward to starting a new chapter at Valley Animal Hospital. 

  • Regan Romanoski

    Regan is a physical therapist (PT) who graduated from the University of Hartford in 2001. She has greatly enjoyed her career while working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedic practices, subacute and skilled nursing facilities. The physical decline and subsequent loss of her beloved dog Deuce propelled her shift to working with dogs with physical impairments and mobility issues. In 2016 she graduated from the Canine Rehabilitation Institute as a certified canine rehabilitation therapist (CCRT). Regan is excited to be a full time employee at Valley Animal Hospital offering her care, knowledge and skills set to help maximize quality of life for pets and clients alike. She continues to seek out professional development in both great fields and in her free time, your likely to find her out and about with her dog Tedy! 

  • Tim Nigro
    Rehab Technician

    Timothy Nigro comes to Valley Animal Rehab with 20+ years’ experience in the veterinary field as a technician and with a very deep and true passion to make a difference in the lives of animals. His personal interest in fitness and dealing with his own pup’s rehabilitation care post hip surgery amplify his expertise for his new role here!


  • Heather Henderson
    Practice Manager


  • Denise Gomez
    - Assistant Manager


  • Kiara Ducasse

  • Kelly Pacheo


  • Camila Escobar


  • Daisy Lozia


  • Jen Gabriel Denovchik


  • Victoria Garcia


  • Jessica Dommar


  • Valeska Benjamin-Cruz


  • Kelly Gettmann

    Coming soon...

  • Melanie Ryan

    Coming soon...

  • Giovanna Correia
    Longterm Care


  • John Tafaro
    Longterm Care


  • Robert Nahrwold



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Read What Our Clients Say

    Great care of my cat! All the staff were wonderful to deal with and you can tell they really care and love what they do! Thanks for taking care of us!


    Dr. Henderson is a caring Vet. We love him. We do not, however, love the prices Vets charge. It is more for a pet visit than a human being. I don't know how people with more than one animal afford pet care.

    georgef, Glen Ridge