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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.

Dr. Zach Marteney

Medical Director

A lifelong lover of all things furry, four-legged, or feathered, Dr. Marteney wanted to be a veterinarian from a young age. He studied veterinary medicine at Kansas State University, graduating in 2012. After completing additional training in small animal medicine and surgery, he worked in emergency medicine before finding his calling in general practice.  Dr. Marteney’s special interests include preventive care, soft tissue surgery, wound management, and exotic animal medicine.

Dr. Marteney is a transplant from Kansas but enjoys living on the East Coast with his wife and daughter and a home full of pets. In his free time, he can be found outdoors mountain biking, snowboarding, or hiking, or at home brewing beer and cider.

Dr. Holly Hansen

Dr. Holly Hansen is a born and raised “Jersey girl”. She completed her undergraduate studies at Felician College in Lodi, NJ graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. She earned her DVM degree in 2005 from Tufts University-School of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship outside of Chicago.

Prior to becoming a veterinarian though, she worked at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Newark, NJ covering multiple counties as a medical crime scene investigator for quite a few years.

Her interests in veterinary medicine include feline medicine, geriatric medicine, and internal medicine. She shares her home with a clowder of felines. She speaks “cat”, but absolutely loves all kinds of animals.

In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, going to the movies, watching football, concerts, music, anything Barry Manilow, and horror conventions.

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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 traveled 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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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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