Welcome to Oakland Animal Hospital!
Oakland Animal Hospital has been an active veterinary hospital since 1963. Founding member, Dr. Henry Peinecke sold that practice to Dr. Robert Gordon in 1979 and the practice has offered modern and compassionate veterinary care to the animals of Northwest Bergen County and nearby Passaic and Morris Counties since. On November 9, 2022, Dr. Amy Pellicano acquired the practice and became medical director.
Oakland Animal Hospital’s priority is to make your veterinary care a family affair. We believe that you should see welcoming faces at the door and that your pet should receive the same love, compassion, and care that you give them at home. The human-animal bond is a special gift that we treasure, and your pets’ health is as important to you as it is for us. We will work tirelessly to do all in our power to protect and defend the health of your pets.
We carefully select our staff based on their training as well as their people and animal skills. Our team is made up of people who love their pets, just like you. Several of our staff have been with Oakland Animal Hospital for many years and we applaud their effort in greatness. By carefully selecting our staff, we can ensure that your beloved pet will always receive the best care.
Oakland Animal Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). As a member of AAHA (www.healthypet.com), we participate in Standards of Accreditation reviews to ensure that we continually apply the best practices to the care of your pet. In 2020, we earned our 38th consecutive accreditation. This accreditation program developed by the AAHA raises the level of care being provided to animals, ensures that all practices are up to date on changes in veterinary medicine, creates challenging benchmarks, improves practice operations, provides skill checks, and encourages leadership development. By achieving the accreditation for 38 consecutive years, we are proud to be among the best in the community.
Amy K. Pellicano, DVM
Dr. Pellicano is the Owner and Director of Oakland Animal Hospital. She joined Oakland Animal Hospital in 2022 after working in both New York and New Jersey since 2009. Her longest tenure was at Wayne Animal Hospital where she served the nearby community for the last 8 years before coming to Oakland Animal Hospital.
Dr. Pellicano received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts and completed her clinical year at the Virginia Maryland School of Veterinary Medicine in 2009.
Her areas of interest are surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, and preventative medicine. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her two kids, photography, working her dog and watching football. She has a Belgian Malinois named Jade and two cats, Tuxedo and Beaker.
Dr. Pellicano is highly committed to serving every animal patient that enters her doors to foster the human animal bond.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Mike joined our Staff in May of 2012. In his spare time his hobbies include going to movies, music and reading about science and history. Mike has a terrier mix named Mia—a rescue dog from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Jennifer originally joined Oakland Animal Hospital in 2008 and worked for 6 years before rejoining our team in April 2023. She shares her life with her husband, 2 kids, and several pets: dogs Spike, Reba, Nala, and Meadow; cats Binx and Sabrina; birds Roxy, Doug, Carrie, and Belle; as well as a guinea pig named Winnie. In Jennifer’s spare time, she enjoys playing softball, reading, listening to music, watching sports, and cooking.
Part-Time Veterinary Assistant
Halle joined Oakland Animal Hospital in June 2023 and is a current student at the University of Connecticut, studying Animal Science with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. In her spare time, she loves spending time outdoors, especially at the beach. She also enjoys hiking with her dog, Mason.
Ellen has been with Oakland Animal Hospital since October 2013. She lives with her shorkie dogs Hanna and Jenni. She spends her time enjoying her hobby – gardening.
A receptionist, who is one of the smiling faces at our front desk, who joined our staff in September of 2015. She shares her life with her husband Dave, her son Brian and daughter Madalyn. Her 4 legged family includes Trey and Avery, her golden retrievers.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys traveling, fine dining, hiking and spending time in her backyard by the lake.
Melissa joined our staff in September 2022. She lives with her two kids and her two cats, Fiona and Lucy. In her spare time, she likes visiting with her family at the Jersey Shore, attending her son’s sporting events, dining out, watching movies, seeing live shows, and being a football fanatic.