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Oakland Animal Hospital

We're one big, happy family!

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 then. As of 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

Amy K. Pellicano, DVM

Owner/Veterinarian

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 tenor 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, Dr. Pellicano loves photography, working her dog and watching football with her husband and two children. 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.

Elaina Bush

Elaina Bush

Veterinary Technician

Elaina joined Oakland Animal Hospital in 2005. She shares her life with her Pit-Bull/Lab mix, Chloe, and her cats, Cozy, Cuddley, and Bones, her rescue kitty. In her free time, Elaina enjoys hiking and visiting parks.

Kaitlyn Giordanetti

Kaitlyn Giordanetti

Certified Veterinary Technician

Kaitlyn is the newest member of the OAH staff starting in August 2019. She shares her life with her rat Liza Minelli. Kaitlyn is also a volunteer dispatcher for the fire department. Her hobbies are dog walking, hanging with friends, fishing, and being a coffee lover.
Michael Henke

Michael Henke

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.

Tracey Graham

Tracey Graham

Receptionist

Tracey joined Oakland Animal Hospital in 2006. She loves to spend time with Bunny, her grey tabby cat. Her hobbies include spending time with friends and family, hiking, traveling, and going to the beach.
Lisa McMinn

Lisa McMinn

Receptionist

Lisa joined Oakland Animal Hospital in 1992 and is one of the smiling faces at the door and warm voices on the phone. In her spare time she enjoys camping, gardening, and spending time with her family.
Ellen Kolinsky

Ellen Kolinsky

Receptionist

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.

Karen Summers

Karen Summers

Receptionist

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.

Christine Petrino

Christine Petrino

Receptionist

Christine shares her life with her husband, 2 sons, and their newly adopted terrier mix puppy “Maxi”

Christine has joined Oakland Animal Hospital in the 1980’s when she was in high school, she then returned as a part-time receptionist in 2000. She shares her life with her husband and two sons. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, wine tasting, music, theatre, and photography.

Kim Labouseur

Kim Labouseur

Bookkeeper

Kim has been the bookkeeper for Oakland Animal Hospital since 2006. She lives with her family and their rescue Shih Tzu Oliver. Kim enjoys trips to the beach, walking, and going to the gym. Being a huge sports fan, she often attends baseball and football games. You can also catch Kim doing one of her favorite activities, shopping at the mall.
Dotty Terhune

Dotty Terhune

Part-Time Receptionist

Dotty is one of the smiling faces you’ll see on Saturday morning. She has been a part-time receptionist since February 1988. She spends her life with her black kitty brigade and Hunter the only tiger stripe kitty in the group. In her spare time Dotty is a real estate agent and also enjoys gardening, kayaking and photography.