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Veterinary Oath

Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.

I will practice my profession conscientiously, with dignity, and in keeping with the principles of veterinary medical ethics.

I accept as a lifelong obligation the continual improvement of my professional knowledge and competence.

VETERINARY TEAM - DR JESSICA SILVER

Dr. Jessica Silver, DVM

Dr. Silver holds bachelors degrees in biology and animal sciences from the University of Vermont. She went on to study veterinary medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on St. Kitts in the West Indies, completing her clinical training at Louisiana State University. Dr. Silver has special interests in Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Exotic Animal Medicine.

Dr. Silver continues to volunteer at local animal shelters and rescue organizations around northern NJ. She is an advocate for Animal rights and actively campaigns to stop Animal Cruelty in NJ. She lives locally and enjoys being a part of her community.

She lives with her two dogs, two cats and potbelly pig. She was a rugby player and amateur guitarist. Dr. Silver has wanted to be a veterinarian all her life. With over 10 years in the field she considers herself lucky to be following her passion.

Dr. Rania Ebrahim, DVM

Dr. Ebrahim graduated from the Veterinary School of Tanta, Egypt in 1998 and began practicing small and large animal medicine in Egypt. She spent years volunteering at animal shelters in unfortunate areas across the country and continued her volunteer work here in the United States.

After fulfilling the rigorous requirements outlined by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), she successfully finished the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) Program in 2017. Dr. Ebrahim particularly enjoys soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and cardiology. She is also passionate about cultivating long-lasting meaningful relationships with her patients and clients. Her goal is to provide individualized care that is best for the pets and the families who care for them.

Dr. Ebrahim lives in Bergen County with her family and enjoys sports, running and spending time with her loved ones.

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Ruleena Barreto, Practice Manager 

Ruleena developed her love of animals as a young child growing up in India.  As a teenager she spent much of her time volunteering with various non- profit animal welfare organizations and fostering dogs, cats and birds in desperate need. Many of these animals suffered from debilitating physical injuries and serious behavioral problems resulting from trauma.

After moving to the United States, she obtained her Bachelors degree in Animal Science with a minor in Equine Science from Rutgers University in 2016.  Ruleena has travelled to Belize and South Africa where she gained knowledge and experience in large animal and wildlife veterinary medicine.  She had the unique opportunity to work with exotic species such as lion cubs, cheetahs, wild ruminants and exotic birds.

Ruleena loves to spend time with her feline son Aymard and even take him out on hikes!  In her spare time, she enjoys travel and excursions with family and friends.

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Brittni, Office Manager

Brittni began working at Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital in May 2017 when the hospital first opened. Since a young age, Brittni has had a true passion for helping animals. During high school and college, Brittni volunteered with rescues and shelters helping animals find their forever homes. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelors degree in psychology and is currently working on her veterinary technician certification at Penn Foster. She enjoys spending time with her family and fur-children, Budha and Cheetara.

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Dani Porporino, Veterinary Assistant

Dani has been working in the veterinary field for over 8 years, she is also training in emergency medicine.  She has a passion for all animals and someday hopes to become a fur mom to a Malamute or Bernese Mountain dog. She has a special interest in surgery and critical care. Dani is currently enrolled into the veterinary technician program at Ashworth College and is pursuing her goal of becoming a certified veterinary technician. She hopes to one day own a ranch with some horses.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter and baking as well as camping, horseback riding and watching horror movies.

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Emily Duvall, Veterinary Assistant

Emily has always had a special place in her heart for animals. After working at a doggy day care for 2 years, she found purpose in working with animals. She is very excited to explore the field of veterinary medicine and is enjoying the journey. She recently graduated with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and is now continuing her education and working towards her Veterinary Technician Certification.

In her spare time, she loves to paint and draw, or go on hikes with her 8-year-old Boxer named Domino (who loves to cuddle and gives lots of kisses).

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Michelle Millan, Client Care Supervisor

Michelle joined the MVH team in November 2018 and is excited to start her career in the veterinarian industry. In her spare time she travels with her husband and hikes with her 3 year old Chihuahua named Bella. Michelle also has 2 Sun Conures names Mango and Lola that love to drive her crazy. They love to chew off all the molding on the doors. Michelle looks forward to speaking to you and booking your next appointment.

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Kimberly Glasier, Client Care Representative 

Kimberly started with Meadowlands Vet in 2019, she has always been passionate about working with animals  and is excited to start her journey with the MVH family. Kim loves going on excursions and beach adventures with her adorable 2 year old yellow lab named Bruno. She is also a fantastic baker and loves baking pet-friendly baked goods for our events, we like to call her creations ‘Freshly Baked by Kim.’ She hopes to pursue her career as a veterinary technician in the near future.

Crystal Vankoughnet

Crystal Vankoughnet, Veterinary Technician

Crystal has been in the veterinary field for over 20 years! She attended Tufts University where she studied parasitology and went on to co-start a parasitology department at one of the leading veterinary service companies. She has been a Veterinary Technician for as long as she can remember and loves every single bit of it.

Crystal lives in Bergen County with her husband and 2yr old son. Crystal loves exploring state parks, traveling, trying new cuisines, and reading.

Katherine Bermudez

Katherine Bermudez, Kennel Assistant

Katherine Bermudez – Kathy is one of the newest additions to the MVH family starting May 2020. Kathy has always loved animals and that love has only grown since being able to learn more about different kinds of pets. She has been in the veterinary field for a little over 2 years and has found her true passion in veterinary medicine. She is eager to keep learning and plans on pursuing her veterinary technician certification in the near future. In her free time, Kathy loves going on hikes, painting, and spending time with her 10-year-old Maltipoo, Luna.

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