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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!

  • Regan Romanoski
    Rehabilitation

    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! 

  • Heather Henderson
    Practice Manager

                               

  • Ashley Südhalter
    Receptionists

                   

  • Kelly Pacheo
    Receptionists

             

  • Colette Cariello - Assistant Manager
    Technicians

     

  • Jen Gabriel Denovchik
    Technicians

       

  • Dana Motichka
    Technicians

     

  • Jessica Dommar
    Technicians

       

  • Valeska Benjamin-Cruz
    Technicians

                 

  • Giovanna Correia
    Longterm Care

                     

  • John Tafaro
    Longterm Care

                 

  • Robert Nahrwold
    Maintenance

                     

  • Denise Gomez
    Assistant Manager

                               

  • Kiara Ducasse
    Receptionist




  • Lisa Nash
    Vet tech




Location

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonials

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!"
    -anonymous
  • "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