Our mission statement – compassionate care for pets and their pals — says it all. At South Branch Veterinary Services, we are dedicated to communicating a care plan made specifically for your pet’s needs and providing your pet with advanced medical preventative care, diagnostics, and treatment specifically tailored to their needs.
In addition to our AAHA Accreditation, we are also one of the first Fear Free Certified facilities in our area and are designated as a Cat Friendly Practice by the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Our entire team is trained in Fear Free communication and handling and works to make every pet’s visit to our facility free of stress and anxiety.
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Dr. Elizabeth Pope, Fear Free Elite Certified
Owner/Veterinarian Dr. Elizabeth Pope grew up in NJ with the dream of pursuing a career caring for animals. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences where she met her husband, Nick, a fellow veterinarian. After graduation, they returned to the Garden State and they…
Dr. Emily Denning, Fear Free Certified
Veterinarian Dr. Denning was born and raised in New Jersey, where she was an avid equestrian and surrounded by animals, fueling her drive to become a veterinarian. She received her bachelor of science degree from Penn State University and went on to receive her DVM from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona,…
Dr. Nick Pope
Veterinarian Dr. Nicholas Pope grew up on a farm in Oklahoma knowing he wanted to be a veterinarian from day one, and earned his DVM from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Pope’s grandmother was the office manager of a multidoctor clinic in his hometown, inspiring his desire for owning and operating…
Dr. Jamie Ulassin
Dr. Jamie Ulassin was born and raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She grew up riding horses, which is where her love for animals initially began. She attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she obtained her bachelors in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She then went on to obtain…
Matthew Klitsch, Fear Free Elite Certified
Certified Veterinary Technician Matt joined our team in 2013 and comes from a diverse background of working with animals. He spent six years as a lead-volunteer with a local wildlife rehabilitator. Matt also worked in a local animal shelter as an animal care technician and is an NJ certified animal…
Diana Buhl, Fear Free Elite Certified
Certified Veterinary Technician Diana, a graduate certified veterinary technician, has been with South Branch since 2007 and is our Head Veterinary Technician. She is a graduate of the Veterinary Technical Institute in Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. from Boston University. Diana has over ten years experience in small animal hospitals…
Samantha Whitmore, Fear Free Elite Certified
Veterinary Assistant Samantha is one of our veterinary assistants and has been a member of our team since 2011. She has experience working with a wide variety of exotics; including lizards, frogs, rodents, ferrets, and chinchillas. She has previously volunteered in a local animal shelter and spent a summer working…
Veterinary Assistant Helan received her BS in Biology and a BA in Environmental Studies from Seton Hall University. In her free time she works at a local avian rehabilitation center, does bird banding, and enjoys playing with her cats, Moon and Orio.
Veterinary Assistant Rebecca joined the South Branch team with six years of experience at a local feline sanctuary. She obtained a B.A. in Communication, but had always wanted to be involved with veterinary medicine since the age of 8. Growing up, Rebecca had 13 guinea pigs over many years. She…
Veterinary Assistant Brooke grew up in Hunterdon County surrounded by cats and dogs. She spends her free time spoiling her dog Lilybelle and volunteering at a local wildlife center.
Client Service Representative Alyssa grew up in Tennessee and earned a BS in psychology at UT Chattanooga before moving to New Jersey in 2018. She worked as a home healthcare aide for seniors before joining the South Branch team. Growing up, she had a variety of pets ranging from cats…
Client Service Representative Fear Free Certified. Has lived in Hunterdon County, NJ since 1990. Riding horses from a very young age in Oklahoma, always has had a love for animals. Married for 28 years with two adult children. Loves spoiling her Jack Russell Terrier, Benji, and two cats, Molly and…