Meet the Veterinary Staff of Community Animal Hospital

Marc Hall

Marc HallMarc has worked at Community Animal Hospital since 1986. He is our co-head technician and inventory control manager. Marc has an inherent ability to manage multiple tasks while maintaining a clear head in an emergency and compassion for the animals. He enjoys the outdoors and saltwater fishing with his wife, Bonnie.

Sarah Salvador

Sarah SalvadorSarah began working at Community Animal Hospital in 1999 during her senior year in high school as a kennel attendant. After high school, she pursued her career as a veterinary technician and attended County College of Morris for an associate's degree in biology while doing hands-on training at Community Animal Hospital. In 2006, she passed the veterinary technician national exam to become certified. She is now co-head technician and head surgical technician. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and Friday nights at the movies.

Bonnie Hall

Bonnie HallBonnie has worked at Community Animal Hospital since 1986, starting as a kennel assistant, then as a veterinary assistant and receptionist, and now as a managerial assistant. She enjoys seeing pets with their people and, of course, helping them. She enjoys saltwater fishing with her husband, Marc, gardening, and spending time with her three dogs, Hershey, Wahoo, and Jack.

Peggy Vassallo

Peggy VassalloPeggy has been working as office manager at Community Animal Hospital for 23 years. She oversees the staff and ensures things run smoothly at such a busy practice. In her spare time, Peggy hikes, gardens, writes, and serves on the board of her local arts council.

Carrie Fulmer

Carrie FulmerCarrie attended the University of Vermont for her bachelor's degree in pre-veterinary medicine and English. She has worked at Community Animal Hospital for more than a year and has gained a lot of experience, as she plans to attend veterinary school in the future. When she is not working, Carrie likes to relax with friends and listen to music.

Valeria Sosa

Valeria SosaValeria is currently attending school at Count College of Morris for photography and hopes to be an animal cop (animal control officer). Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her pets, and working out. She enjoys working at Community Animal Hospital because it allows her to help the animals she loves.

Stephanie Lind

Stephanie LindStephanie has been working at Community Animal Hospital for 1-˝ years. She is currently in her junior year as a biology major at Montclair State University and plans on becoming a veterinarian. Stephanie's parents have supported her love of animals by allowing her to have many pets growing up, gaining experience and fueling her ambition to be a veterinarian. She is an active person who enjoys hiking with her poodles, snowboarding, and travel.

Denise Badamo

Denise BadamoDenise started working at Community Animal Hospital in March 2011. She was employed by two other animal hospitals since 2006 and has experience as a technician and receptionist. Denise has always wanted to work with animals—it is her passion. She is a licensed cosmetologist and has three children: two girls, ages 19 and 16; and one boy, age 12.

Jessica Mangina

JessicaJessica has been working as a veterinary technician on and off for ten years. Currently she multi-tasks as both a receptionist and a technician.

She enjoys kayaking, biking, running, and taking her dog Mindy hiking. Jessica also owns a ferret, a snake, and a lizard!

Rachel Cohen

Rachel CohenRachel is attending the University of Rhode Island studying animal science and pre-vet. She enjoys working with both large and small animals and hopes to be a veterinarian for both. She also enjoys horseback riding, fishing, and shopping.

Brian Dyak

Brian DyakBrian worked in animal hospitals before, during, and after receiving his bachelor of fine arts degree from William Paterson University. He enjoys playing a role in the improvement of animals' health while working with the interesting people who also have chosen this field. Brian will attend the School of Visual Arts in NYC for a Master of Fine Arts degree.

Betty Hernandez

BettyBetty has worked at Community Animal Hospital since 2008. Since she is currently studying to become a veterinarian, she works as much as possible during her college breaks.

She has three dogs who enjoy accompanying her on runs. Betty is bilingual and hopes to one day teach basic animal health care abroad.

Danielle Carpenter

Danielle CarpenterDanielle loves animals of all kinds. She previously worked at an animal shelter and is currently undertaking the medical side of animal care. She lives with her 5 year old Jack Russell Mix named Kira and enjoys taking her for walks and car rides. In her spare time, Danielle also likes to relax and play video games.

Lauren Hettenbach

Lauren HettenbachLauren has been a veterinary technician for eight years. She previously worked at Community Animal Hospital for almost five years before moving to NC, but is happy to be back! In her free time she enjoys country line dancing, crafting, and spending time with her dog and two cats.

Sean Fox

Sean FoxSean has been working at Community Animal Hospital since 2007. In 2012 he left for the opportunity to work at a referral/emergency practice as an emergency and dermatology technician. He returned to our team in 2013. Sean has a dog, cat and a rat. He enjoys classic movies, spending time with his pets, especially hiking with his dog, Cairo.

Jeanann Finnegan

Jeanann FinneganJeanann is a kennel attendant working towards a full time career as a technician. She enjoys all aspects of working with animals, and gets to know each animal that stays with us. She owns Minnie, a collie/husky mix who is a perfect companion for her outdoor hobbies, hiking and snowboarding.

Carey Sheils

Carey SheilsBefore joining the animal hospital team, Carey was a farm manager and horseback riding instructor for six years. In her free time she enjoys hiking and swimming with her dog, Kahlua, going to hockey games and attending concerts.

Herbie

HerbieHerbie has been a staff member at Community Animal Hospital since the year 2000. He has donated blood to needy cats in the past, but now stays busy by keeping himself groomed and handsome for our hospital. He enjoys catching his toy mouse and drinking from the faucet—and toilet! He also keeps the animals staying here calm and stress free. Herbie's only complaint seems to be that there are never enough treats to snack on!

“Only animals were not expelled from Paradise.” ~ Milan Kundera‚ The Unbearable Lightness of Being

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