Meet the Staff

Our Doctors

Dr. Rosenberg

Marc A. Rosenberg, VMD is a 1971 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania school of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Marc has cared for the companion pets of southern New Jersey for the past 45 years. In addition to holding the position of Director of the Voorhees Veterinary Center, Doctor Rosenberg is a sitting member of the New Jersey Board of veterinary medical examiners.

 

Dr. Marc's numerous television and radio appearances have been heard and seen by millions of pet owners. Perhaps most notably, he hosted his own nationally seen PBS television series "People, Pets and Dr. Marc." His radio show Speaking About Pets aired weekly on Philadelphia's 1210 WCAU for eight years. Oprah Winfrey had Dr. Marc as a guest on her show to discuss the subject of dealing with the death of a family pet. He is the author of "Companion Animal Death and Pet Owner Grief", a publication that has comforted many grieving owners in their time of need.

 

Dr. Marc is past president of the South Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school's award of merit for outstanding contributions to veterinary medicine. He shares his home with his wife, their dogs Millie and Idgie and cats Scooter and Mr. Burns.

Dr. Schoell

Dr. Jessica Schoell is a 2004 graduate of University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include diagnostic imaging, soft tissue surgery, and emergency medicine.

 

She started her veterinary career in a small animal practice where she received hands- on training caring for exotic pets. However, the siren song of emergency veterinary medicine was too strong to ignore and she moved into emergency care full time after two years of general practice. After a few years of really strange working hours, she decided that a better sleeping schedule and improved family time was more important, and made the transition back to general practice (doing emergency from time to time).

 

In her free time, Dr. Schoell enjoys making jewelry, quilting, playing with her small pack of dogs, and chasing her two boys around the house.

Dr. Kaplan

Dr. Jessica Kaplan earned a bachelor's degree in animal science from Cornell University where she graduated cum laude before continuing on at Cornell to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She then completed another year of vigorous training in California as an intern in small animal medicine and surgery. After working in sunny California for several years, she decided she missed the East Coast and moved back to work as a general practice veterinarian in Jersey. 

 

The Voorhees Veterinary Center has always been very special to Dr. Kaplan. Growing up, her family took their beloved pets to Dr. Marc. She started her career in veterinary medicine as a technician with the Voorhees Veterinary Center before venturing off to pursue her veterinary degree, and is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful team.  Her professional interests include preventative medicine, surgery, dentistry, and dermatology. 

Dr. Hanan

Dr. Renee Hanan is a 1997 graduate of The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.  Having grown up on the New Jersey shore, Dr. Hanan attended Boston University earning her BA in Italian Studies then a BS degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  After a career in social work assisting an aging Italian-speaking clientele in East Boston, Dr. Hanan completed an internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital prior to beginning her career in general practice. She has a special interest in internal medicine and geriatric pets, and loves working with clients and their pets to provide quality care with compassion. Dr. Hanan lives in Cherry Hill with her husband, four children and 3 chickens.

Dr. Brody

Dr. Lisa Brody earned her bachelor's degree in animal science from University of Delaware before pursuing a Master's degree in Laboratory Animal Science from Drexel University.  Dr. Brody then completed her Veterinary Medical Degree from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

After veterinary school, Dr. Brody started her career in a busy emergency and general practice before joining the Voorhees Veterinary Center.  Her professional interests include ultrasonography, dermatology, geriatric medicine, and preventative care.  She loves working with clients to strengthen the human animal bond through care and compassion. 

 

Dr. Brody's interests outside of work include running, attending live music concerts, hiking, traveling, and spending time swith friends, family and of course her dog, Peanut.  

Dr. Gartland

Dr. Sam Gartland grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He received a degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University and his Veterinary Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a small animal rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and since then he has worked in emergency and general practice. His professional interests include emergency and critical care, surgery, toxicology, and internal medicine.

 

Dr. Gartland's interests outside of veterinary medicine include spending time with his wife Jess (who is also a veterinarian), his Great Danes, Caspian and Piper, and his cat, Domino. Additionally, his hobbies include cooking, traveling, sports, spending time with friends, and playing guitar.

Our Staff

Joanne Dorofy

Joined 1999

 

I am a graduate of Rowan University and the Business Administrator for the Voorhees Veterinary

Center since 1999. 

 

I love my job. I am proud to

be in an environment where all the patients are treated as though they are our own and I am truly inspired by the medical practices and

quality standards employed by our staff.  I appreciate  the interaction I have with our clientele sharing stories about both our pets and human children and feel enriched by these relationships which have continued in many cases for years and years. 

 

My coworkers are friends and family for whom I have the utmost respect  and with whom I share wonderful times.  We are a very caring,

knowledgable and diverse family at The Voorhees

Veterinary Center and this makes my job very enjoyable.

Mary Beth Rosauer

Joined 1992

 

I am the Medical Administrator for the Voorhees Veterinary Center and have been here since 1992.  Wow! That’s a long time.

 

I was trained as a Veterinary Assistant at the Animal Science program at Camden County College.  I have worked in every facet of veterinary care at the Center.  I am responsible for assisting our professional staff in surgery, dentistry, ultrasound procedures, and radiology.  I participate in training and supervising our medical technician staff members as well as interfacing with our laboratory providers and drug representatives.

 

Currently I do not have any pets to brag about since my 2 kids keep my husband and me pretty busy.  We look forward to adding some four legged friends to our family when the time is right.

Susan Engel

Joined 1988

 

I am a professional dog trainer, behaviorist and owner of the The Dog Training Company, LLC.  

 

I am proud of my longstanding relationship with the Voorhees Veterinary Center that began over 26 years ago.

 

You can find me at the VVC teaching the popular Puppy Parenting seminar each month.  I am also the VVC’s resident dog trainer and behavior consultant.

 

My husband and I share our home on the edge of the Pine Barrens with a flock of chickens and ducks, a parakeet and our 4 wonderful dogs including two Boxers, “MonkeyBean” and “JellyBean”,  a JackRussell named

Sir-Squirts-a-lot, and “Riggs”, a Belgian Malinois who is a pet therapy dog.

 

Landscaping and bird watching are some of my favorite pass times, especially when a dog is by my side.

Lani Stulgaitis

Joined 1989

 

Originally from Wisconsin, I have worked with the

Voorhees Veterinary Center for almost 30 years.

 

Beside my devotion to humane endeavors and zeal for working with animals which I originally pursued as

an animal control officer, my passion for travel

inspired me to spend time in Egypt, Japan, New

Zealand, France, Italy, Mexico, a good bit of the UK, Germany and extensively throughout Canada and the United States.  I soon hope to tour Lithuania.

 

I love Billie Holiday, Arthur Conan Doyle, art museums

and the occasional jitterbug.

 

I have a degree in

Business Development from Norwich University

and was previously the Director of Operations for

a large department store chain in Philadelphia and

Tri-State Director for a private company which

contracted with state and county governments to

curb public spending.  I have also done some

consulting work with other veterinary clinics and

other private corporations in quality management

techniques. 

 

I am currently the Co-Director of our facility and am very proud to have had the opportunity to design and redesign our clinic

several times and create Dr. Marc's Animal Crackers.

Kathy Tomasello

Joined, 1998

 

I am a senior veterinary technician and have

worked at The Voorhees Veterinary Center for almost 20 years.  I was trained as a human medical assistant, but find it so much more rewarding to use my medical expertise to assist pets. I have a remarkable memory for faces, names and pets and take extreme satisfaction in having helped literally thousands of animals and their owners

over the past decade.  I live in Williamstowm with my two cats, Jackson and Kiwi.

 

Melissa Berry

Joined 1999

 

I have been with the Voorhees Veterinary Center since 1999.  In this time I have become a familiar face to our clients and love the relationships I have built with so many of them and their fur kids.  It is so important to me that every patient I take care of gets the best care possible, and their owners know they are treated and loved like my own.

 

I love what I do and could never see myself doing anything but this.
 

I am a skilled senior technician, and
I have a particular interest in Orthopedics - as I have worked with our Orthopedic surgeon.  I am very knowledgeable with orthopedic injuries, surgery, and rehab.


My own furry family includes two dogs, a rabbit, and a pony.

Ron Nober

Joined 1999

 

I have been connected with the Voorhees Veterinary Center since 1999.

 

I am dog trainer with The Dog Training Company on weekends and during the summer.  

 

I enjoy seeing all my friends at the Voorhees Veterinary Center when I instruct the Puppy Parenting seminars.  

 

I am a graduate of Temple University where I earned a BA in Anthropology. I worked as an Archeologist for several years before entering the animal world.

In 2012, I graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Masters in Early Education and am currently a 5th grade teacher.  

 

I enjoy teaching both kids and dogs!  I live on the edge of the Pine Barrens with my wife, Susan, and our pack of well-behaved dogs.

Courtney Joyce

Joined 2011

 

I have been a receptionist at the Voorhees Veterinary Center since June 2011.   

 

I have recently earned my second Bachelor of Science from Thomas Jefferson University in Radiologic Sciences.  Although my education will lead me to a career as a Radiation Therapist, I enjoy the time I have spent, and will continue to spend, working with the incredible Voorhees Veterinary staff. 

 

Anyone who knows me knows that my joy in life comes from my two goofy Basset Hounds, Penny and Pumper. Their big floppy ears and unconditional love can make any bad day instantly better; unless of course one of them (Pumper) has eaten another rock. 

Barb Guisti

Joined 2011

 

I have twenty-eight years of experience as a manager and production specialist in the electronic print industry, however, my passion for assisting animals has led me to extensive volunteerism and a new career. 

 

Since 2007 I have been the

Adoption Center Outreach Coordinator through

Camden County Animal Shelter bringing adoptable

animals closer to the public via the Voorhees

Veterinary Center, other retail establishments as

well as other public venues such as The Collingswood Farmer's Market  to both educate the community and promote shelter adoption.  

 

Over the years I developed an interest in the medical aspects of shelter care as I began to volunteer time assisting with the Spay Our Strays Program through the shelter and ultimately was

appointed The Medical Services Area Supervisor

at the monthly clinics.  

 

One of my greatest

accomplishments is as Co-founder and Treasurer

of the Board of Directors of CSTAR, a local non-profit animal welfare organization which now hosts the Spay Our Strays clinics.  

 

I became an employee of The Voorhees Veterinary Center several years ago, however, I have fostered close networking ties for shelter outreach with the hospital since 2007. 

Rhyan Paglione

Joined 2013

 

I have been working at The Voorhees Veterinary Center as a receptionist since August 2013.

 

I am currently a full time student studying Psychology at Rutgers University in Camden.

 

The Voorhees Veterinary Center has always been an important part of my life, when I was younger I never missed a chance to come to work with my aunts on take your child to work day.

 

When I am not assisting clients and their pets, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, relaxing on the beach, and training for my first 5k.

Linda Sokol

Joined 2013

 

I am a certified Veterinary Technician and have worked in the field for over twenty-five years.  I joined the Voorhees Veterinary Center in 2013 as a senior technician and have since expanded my role as a supervisor and surgery technician as well as assisting our Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Garzotto and our Cardiologist Consultant, Dr. DeRose.

 

I enjoy the diverse and compassionate medical skills of our doctors and other medical staff as well as getting to know the families and furry friends who come in to see us.

 

Away from work is family time caring for our daughters.

Paloma Canales

Joined 2015

 

Hello, I am a certified Veterinary Technician and began working with The Voorhees Veterinary Center in 2015.  Working here I have gained new skills and tremendous clinical experience as a veterinary nurse.

 

I started working at Voorhees Veterinary Center in June of 2015. Working here I have learned new skills and have gained great clinical experience for becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician.

 

During my free time, I enjoy exercising and spending time with my family and friends. I have a cat named Whiskers and two Shih Tzus named Rocky and Charlie that I adore very much.

 

I enjoy providing quality care to the animals that come into the clinic because I would want my animals to receive the same in return when they're at the vet!

 

 

Laura Garber

Joined 2015

 

I am currently a student in the Veterinary Technology program at Camden County College. I graduate in the Spring and I can’t wait to work with animals and their families full time! I have been an animal lover my whole life. Growing up, I had everything from dogs to hissing cockroaches. Needless to say, I love taking care of all animals!

 

When I’m not working, I spend a lot of time volunteering with the Camden County Animal Shelter, SOS- Spay Our Strays, and TAPS. I am also the student president of the CCC chapter of NAVTA.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, our three kids, and all our fur babies.

Elena Panchal

Joined 2015

 

Elena is one of the veterinary nurses here. Her career path started at her local shelter socializing the cats, getting to know them, and posting their adoption biographies when she first started high school. 

 

She attended Rutgers University New Brunswick and graduated in the top 10% of her class with a major in Animal Science. Throughout her undergraduate career, she was an animal caretaker on the Rutgers farm and got to work closely with pigs, sheep, goats, horses, and cattle. She also had the wonderful experience of raising a puppy for the Seeing Eye, a male German Shepherd named Frosty, who recently graduated from the program and will soon be placed with his visually impaired partner. She is particularly interested in the training/behavior aspect of the animal world as well as the human-animal bond.

 

She began working here in July of 2015, and is extremely grateful to be in an environment with amazing staff, clients, and patients.  She’s currently pursuing a large and small animal degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (PennVet).

 

She lives in Somerdale with her family dogs, a Greyhound named Lady, an Italian Greyhound named Stella, and a Pomeranian-Chihuahua mix named Violet.

Lauren Matthews

Joined 2015

 

Hi, my name is Lauren and I've been a veterinary technician at Voorhees Veterinary Center since October 2015. 

 

I am currently a student at The Camden County College Veterinary Technician Program. I enjoy working at Voorhees Veterinary Center because it has given me the opportunity to use what I learn in the classroom in a clinical setting.

Additionally, I am surrounded by people with years and years of experience so I learn new skills every day.

 

I spend most of my free time with my Pit bull, Mia, and my Jack Russell Terrier, Bailey. 

Krystle Zinkevich

Joined 2016

 

I am an extremely experienced Veterinary Technician having worked in the field for over twelve years and I graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 2007.  

While I am very skilled in the hospital setting, I prefer the outdoors!

I grew up surrounded by horses and dogs my whole life and currently mentor young people as a leader in the Camden County 4H community which is the largest youth development organization in America.

In addition to spending as much time as possible with my horses, I enjoy the backroads in my ATV and Jeep Wrangler.

Troy Conte

Joined 2017

 

Hey! I'm Troy! I was born in Philadelphia and moved to the south Jersey area when I was 3. My passion for animals really kicked off when I was visiting family and rescued a dog who was abandoned and needed a home. Since then, I've always known I needed to make a difference in animals' lives. I've professionally worked with animals for the past 3 years, and I've been around them my whole life. I'm completely passionate about what I do everyday. Each pet who comes in is incredibly important to me and I strive to give them the best care they need. Previously, I've worked with cats, dogs, and farm animals such as goats, pigs, and chickens. I'm incredibly passionate about working dogs and dogs who just need a little more time and are just a little misunderstood. I absolutely love what I do and I couldn't imagine doing anything else. I love going into work everyday and creating bonds not only the pets and our clients, but my wonderful co-workers as well. One day, I hope to become a successful veterinarian. In my free time, I like to spend time with my kitten, Zazu, (who I've adopted from Voorhees Veterinary Center), read, and enjoy my time around friends and family. 

Kirsten Cline

Joined 2020

 

Hi! I am currently an undergraduate student at Ursinus College majoring in Biology on the Pre-Veterinary Medicine track. As a junior, I plan on applying to vet school the fall of my senior year. I joined Voorhees Veterinary Center in July of 2020 and am so grateful for the experience I have gained as a technician.

 

Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to work with animals. I have worked in multiple settings with all kinds of animals, including zoological, wildlife, and farm animals. Some of the different places I’ve volunteered at is the Philadelphia Zoo, Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, and PAWS Farm.

 

Outside of work, I love to draw and paint in my free time and spend time with my friends and family. However, my love of animals doesn’t stop at work. I have 4 pets at home: three cats (Biscuit, Patch, and Mama), one golden retriever (Maya) and one holland lop bunny (Stinky).

Amanda Wells

Joined 2020

 

I was born and raised in South Jersey.  Growing up, I was always surrounded by all types of animals helping care for our family pets.  Animals are a huge part of my life, and I have had the opportunity to work with them in many different ways.

 

I currently run Farm Friends LLC, where I visit schools, senior homes, libraries, etc teaching about animals, nature, science, and more both in person and virtually. Before that I lived on my family’s farm helping manage a petting zoo & pony ride business for over 10 years.  During my college years at Rowan University, I worked as a tour guide driving horses at the Cape May Carriage Company and in the education department at the Cape May Zoo.  I have volunteered with wildlife rehabilitation, and worked at different pet supply stores.

 

Currently, I enjoy sharing my love of animals with my husband and 2 sons through the diverse collection of rescue pets we have added to the family.  I genuinely enjoy teaching people about animals in any capacity.  I love my time working at Voorhees Veterinary Center, and all of the opportunities to meet and help both our 2 and 4 legged clients!

Peanut Brody

Joined in 2018

 

Hi! I was adopted by my mom, Dr. Brody in 2018. Ever since I have been a beloved, loyal companion of hers and a co-worker of all the wonderful staff at Voorhees Veterinary Center. 

 

My interests include going for hikes, snuggling on the couch, and spending time with all my dog friends.  At work, I can usually be found tucked up on my mom’s chair.   While my future plans include veterinary school, for now I love coming to work every day, getting to see so many of my favorite people and, of course, eating all the chicken chips I can get!

Our Groomers

Kristy Canduci

Joined 2016

 

My name is Kristy I was born and raised in Delran, NJ. I currently reside in Palmyra, NJ with my husband, Dan and our two kitties, Clyde and Cece.

 

In 2002, I earned my certification in massage therapy where I found the passion of healing through my hands. I knew I always wanted to work with animals, so in 2014 I followed my heart and became a pet stylist. My passion and love for animals has been with me since I can remember. I have so much love and joy in my heart for all living beings.

 

In my free time I love to travel, be outdoors, spending time with family and friends, laughing and being creative in life. I am a firm believer in life being a journey and not a destination.

 

"until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unwakened."

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