Jennifer has been a technician for 25 years and with Edinburg Animal Hospital for 17 years. She has a Bachelor Of Science degree from William Paterson University. As well as working with animals in surgery and appointments as a senior technician, Jen also has administrative and management duties to keep the hospital running smoothly.
At home, Jen lives with her fiance Rob, her son Derek and 2 beautiful kitties, Buki and Zeva. She enjoys spending time with her family, outdoor activities and traveling.
Melissa has been a technician for 16 years and has been with Edinburg Animal Hospital for 10 years. She is our head technician and exotic animal surgery technician. She lives with her husband, son, three cats (Michael, Perry, and Ferb), two dogs (Calli and Roo), and a Devon Rex rabbit (Kanga). In her spare time, she enjoys camping in the Poconos and relaxing by the ocean at Long Beach Island.
Nicole grew up in Hamilton, NJ and has worked at Edinburg Animal Hospital since 2012. She has an associates degree in chemistry and biology, is certified in dairy cattle artificial insemination and scuba diving. Currently she is in her final year of studying animal science at Rutgers University, and hopes to go to veterinary school in Florida upon graduation.
Nicole has always loved animals and has known since she was very young that she wanted to work with them as a career. Nicole has a four year old black German Shepherd named Thor who loves to swim with her. She loves summer time and enjoys laying out by the pool. Her favorite holiday is Halloween and her hobbies include snowboarding, quad riding, and boating. Outside of work she enjoys anything Disney or Marvel related. Nicole's favorite place to go is Disney world in Florida.
Jenna is from Hamilton, NJ and joined Edinburg Animal Hospital in 2017. Jenna has always had a passion for helping animals, which helped her decide to pursue that as her career. She successfully completed the NAVTA Veterinary Assistant program in 2016 and is looking forward to continuing her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. At home she has four precious kitties named Oliver, Bean, Little Black and Wootie. In her free time Jenna enjoys live music, traveling and spending time with her friends and family. In loving memory of her wonderful, sweet, prettiest girl Missy.
Jess grew up in Hamilton and has loved animals since she was a kid. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from Rider University. In 2019 she became a NAVTA certified veterinary assistant through Mercer County Community College. She is the proud owner of a three toed box turtle named Freddy. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Barbara has been a receptionist at Edinburg Animal Hospital since April of 2018. She has always had an interest in science and medicine combined with a love of animals, which led to her seek a position at Edinburg Animal Hospital. She lives with her fiancée and their 2 Malteses, Aela & Baizley. In her spare time, she enjoys making music with her band and playing shows.
Debbie has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years as a technician and receptionist. She has worked in small animal, large animal, exotic and zoo animal veterinary medicine. Debbie has attended multiple colleges including Western Kentucky University, Rowan and Harvard University where she has studied Criminal Justice, Animal Science and Law. Debbie is a former Deputy Sheriff and has a passion for animal rescue and rehabilitation. She has two senior dogs, Lucky Duck and Dallas, and a Quarter Horse named Hershey. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding and hiking with her dogs.
Valerie joined the Edinburg Animal Hospital team in September of 2019. Valerie became a manager at 18 years old at a dog daycare and boarding facility, where she found her passion in working with animals. She has decided to continue to explore the field and work at a veterinary hospital out of interest in the pet healthcare industry. She has owned many different kinds of animals throughout her life, but has a special interest in rescue dogs. She hopes to one day work in rehabilitating traumatized animals, specifically bully breeds. She owns a 2-year-old Pit mix named Juzo, who she rescued at 6 months old. In her free time, she enjoys reading, learning, and going to concerts.
Figaro, also known as Fig, came to us in January of 2017. Fig was found with pneumonia in the woods as a feral kitten. We nursed him back to health and he became our hospital cat. He likes to nurse our hospitalized patients back to health and likes to lay next to them in their kennels. His favorite patients are rabbits. Fig likes to make homes out of copy paper boxes and loves to play fetch with his toy springs. Be sure to say hello next time you are in and toss around Fig's toy springs!
Newton, also known as Newt, came to us in May of 2017. Newt was found in Mercer County park as a very young kitten weighing only one pound. With the help of Fig, we nursed him back to health and he became best friends with Fig. Newt loves to nap on Dr. Fanders' desk and loves to eat bugs.