Our Veterinarians

Dr. Carly Bloom is board certified in veterinary internal medicine. She is holding a white cat.
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Carly Bloom
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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Dr. Carly Bloom particularly enjoys cases involving the urinary tract, anything from kidneys to bladder stones to incontinence. She also enjoys endocrinology, especially the management of diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, and performing minimally invasive procedures such as endoscopy and cystoscopy.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Tufts University, North Grafton MA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Dr. Bloom has two children and two cats who have traveled the world with her. She also has a hearty group of guppies.
Dr. Jennifer Bonczynski is board certified in veterinary surgery. She is holding an orange tabby cat.
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
Surgery
Jennifer Bonczynski
DVM, DACVS
Board Certified in Veterinary Surgery
Surgery
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Dr. Jennifer Bonczynski's clinical interests include surgical oncology, minimally invasive surgery and interventional radiology. She is particularly skilled in thoracoscopic removal or treatment of lung masses and mediastinal masses, pericardectomies, thoracic biospies, laparoscopic abdominal exploratories, GI biopsies, cholecystectomies, adrenalectomies and gastropexies. Dr. Bonczynski is often sought out to remove masses that are deemed by others as not removable.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • Residency, Small Animal Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing
Dr. Bonczynski is married and has two daughters. She enjoys golfing, gardening, hiking and distance running with the family. Family pets include cat Olaf and dogs Karo, and Nola.
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Kim Friedlander
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Kim Friedlander
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Kim Friedlander enjoys all aspects of emergency and critical care medicine.
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
Dr. Friedlander is the mother of two energetic children, and the family includes four pets.
Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn is board certified in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. She is sitting next to a Rottweiler wearing a bow tie.
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
Critical Care
Carey Hemmelgarn
DVM, DACVECC
Board Certified in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
Critical Care
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An experienced criticalist, Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn's particular clinical interests include polytrauma and septic patients.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
  • Residency, Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Garden State Veterinary Specialists, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Utah State University, Logan
Dr. Hemmelgarn likes exercise, especially spinning and running outdoors, and she’s completed a number of half marathons. Married to another veterinarian, she and her husband have an active lifestyle and enjoy traveling. They have three pets, Rottweiler Louie and cats Ellie and Iggy.
Dr. Maris Lee is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is sitting by a lake wit a large black dog.
Maris Lee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Maris Lee
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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An experienced emergency clinician, Dr. Maris Lee finds gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV), heat stroke and vehicular trauma cases particularly rewarding.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, Veterinary Surgical Centers, Vienna VA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Hillsborough NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Binghamton University, NY
Dr. Lee likes trying exotic cuisines, traveling, baking, trying to conquer the Japanese language and hiking with her dog Kuro, a lab mix who once ate a whole pot of curry and left no traces.
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Ellen Scherer
DVM
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Ellen Scherer
DVM
Dentistry & Oral Surgery
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Dr. Ellen Scherer finds jaw fractures and tumor resection particularly gratifying.
  • Residency, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal and Veterinary Science, University of Rhode Island, Kingston
Dr. Scherer enjoys running, baking, cooking and reading. She shares her household with Hank, a domestic shorthaired cat.
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NIkolas Schoonmaker
DVM
Emergency Medicine
NIkolas Schoonmaker
DVM
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Nikolas Schoonmaker enjoys treating diabetes, ocular injuries and trauma, especially orthopedic.
  • Clinical Rotation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Schoonmaker’s favorite pastimes include cooking, camping and traveling. He has a dog and leopard gecko.
Dr. Matthew is board certified in veterinary oncology. He is holding a gray rabbit wearing a bow tie.
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Oncology
Matthew Sherger
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology
Oncology
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Dr. Matthew Sherger was drawn to veterinary oncology because the field is evolving so rapidly. Within the field, he is interested in tumor immunology and finds palliative care particularly gratifying.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Master of Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
Dr. Sherger’s favorite place to be when not at work is the beach. He spends most of my free time with my wife, their dog Fallon and rabbit who is named The Professor because he thinks he's smarter than his humans.
Dr. Kathleen Strampler is an emergency medicine veterinarian. She is kneeling beside a large blond dog.
Kathleen Strampfer
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
Kathleen Strampfer
BVM&S
Emergency Medicine
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Dr. Kathleen Strampfer's clinical interests include oncology emergencies as well as orthopedics and cardio-thoracic and immune-mediated diseases, especially the work-up, diagnosis and treatment of hemolytic anemia cases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Atlantic Coast Veterinary Specialists, Bohemia NY
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine & Surgery, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield CT
Dr. Strampfer loves to travel, and she enjoys listening to music, including all Bruce Springsteen, and hiking with her yellow lab mix, Wallace. Bo is her cat.
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