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. 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.
Jim Montanye, Head Vet Tech.
Jim studied animal science at Morris County technical school and has been working in a Veterinary setting since 1986. In his work as a Veterinary Technician, he has worked with all types of small, large and exotic pets. Jim has a very broad knowledge of all types of animal medicine having hands on experience since the age of ten. His first job in a veterinary hospital was at the age of fourteen and has gone on to become a certified dental technician and office manager. He has assisted in numerous successful surgeries and played a key role in maintaining a high quality of animal health by diligent care and compassion.
Jim ran a rescue farm of his own, hosting all types of animals from iguanas and alligators to horses, pigs, a young bull, goats and pit bulls. Jim has bottle fed and rehabilitated many types of animals such as rabbits, raccoons, squirrels, hawks and much more, who were then released back into nature or moved to a zoo. He is proud to be a wildlife animal rehabilitation for the state of New Jersey.
Jim’s heart is and will always be with animals.
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.
Maria is a biology major at Ramapo College who adores her 17 year old chihuahua, Gigi. She spends her leisure time eating with Gigi and enjoying her company.
Sean began working at Meadowlands Veterinary Hospital in March 2019. Sean came to us from another veterinary hospital, where he learned the basics of being a veterinary technician. As he joins our team here at MVH, he looks to build on his knowledge base and advance his skills as a veterinary technician. On his days off, he enjoys spending time with his two cats and taking part in his favorite outdoor activities such as running, hiking, camping, and photography.
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.
Naina has always had a passion for working with animals. She was born in India and moved with her family to the Middle East when she was 8 years old. Throughout her time in Dubai, she was involved in the rescue of feral cats with the help of Feline Friends, the only feline rescue agency at the time. She eventually returned to India to complete her veterinary medicine degree, and went on to pursue a master’s in animal behavior and welfare at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. Naina is currently working towards obtaining her veterinary license to practice in New Jersey, and hopes to combine medicine and behavior to become a well-rounded veterinarian in the future.