South Branch Veterinary Services

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Our Story

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.

Services

Wellness Care

Wellness Care

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Surgical Services & Anesthesia

Surgical Services & Anesthesia

Vaccinations

Vaccinations

Emergency Care

Emergency Care

Health Certificates For Travel

Health Certificates For Travel

Diagnostics

Diagnostics

House Calls & More

House Calls & More

Our Team

Dr. Elizabeth Pope, Fear Free Elite Certified

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. Catherine Rotsides, Fear Free Certified

Dr. Catherine Rotsides, Fear Free Certified

Veterinarian Dr. Catherine Rotsides was born and raised in Morristown where her love for animals began. She attended Stevens Institute of Technology where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in chemical biology before continuing on to veterinary school. She earned her DVM from St. George’s University in Grenada and then completed an…

Dr. Emily Denning, Fear Free Certified

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

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…

Diana Buhl, Fear Free Elite Certified

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…

Matthew Klitsch, Fear Free Elite Certified

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…

Samantha Whitmore, Fear Free Elite Certified

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…

Olivia Wismer, Fear Free Certified

Olivia Wismer, Fear Free Certified

Veterinary Assistant Olivia joined the South Branch team in 2013 with many years of prior experience working in a small animal veterinary practice. Olivia studied pre-veterinary science at Hunterdon County Polytech and was a member of Hunterdon Hoppers 4H Club. Olivia has a particular interest in rabbits and has been raising them…

Alyssa Carbo, Fear Free Certified

Alyssa Carbo, Fear Free Certified

Veterinary Assistant Alyssa is pursuing a BS in Animal Science and Small Animal Science at Delaware Valley University. Outside of work, Alyssa does rodeo events with her horse and is very involved with her university. She has previous experience in emergency and specialty medicine. She currently lives in Hunterdon County…

Diane Fitzpatrick, Fear Free Elite Certified

Diane Fitzpatrick, Fear Free Elite Certified

Client Service Representative Diane, one of our client service representatives, brings a great deal of invaluable experience to the South Branch team. She holds a B.S. in Animal Science from Rutgers University and spent over 15 years working in that field. Along with working as an emergency veterinary assistant, Diane is…