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

Exotic Pet Medicine & Surgery

Exotic Pet Medicine & Surgery

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

Dr. Elizabeth Pope

D.V.M 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. Rachael Gordon

Dr. Rachael Gordon

M.V.B Dr. Rachael Gordon was raised in New Jersey and is a graduate of Rutgers University. She attended the College of Veterinary Medicine in Dublin, Ireland and there received her Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine. She managed her own veterinary hospital in Ireland and served on the board of the Veterinary…

Dr. Catherine Rotsides

Dr. Catherine Rotsides

D.V.M 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 onto veterinary school. She attended veterinary school at St. George’s University in Grenada and then completed an internship…

Diana Buhl

Diana Buhl

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

Matthew Klitsch

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…

Maria O’Connell

Maria O’Connell

Veterinary Assistant Maria joined the South Branch team in 2012. She comes from a background working for several years in a feline specialized veterinary practice in Connecticut. Maria also has prior experience working around wildlife, farm animals, and even spent a short term working at a zoo. Over the years,…

Caroline Upwood

Caroline Upwood

Veterinary Assistant Caroline is a graduate from Rutgers with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in equine science with a Pre-Vet concentration. During her time at Rutgers she was a Mounted Patrol Officer, lived with Seeing Eye puppies in training, and rode at IHSA Nationals during her senior year. She…

Samantha Whitmore

Samantha Whitmore

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

Olivia Wismer

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…

Diane Fitzpatrick

Diane Fitzpatrick

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…

Brittany Sulpy

Brittany Sulpy

Client Service Representative Brittany has a lifelong love of animals and spends her free time with dogs, cats, horses, and chickens. When not working, Brittany volunteers as an EMT working with her local fire/EMS agency. She resides in Hunterdon County with her husband, Dave, and German Shepherd, Bruno.