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. / Office Manager
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.