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Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

Brian T. Voynick, D.V.M., C.V.A.

Brian T. Voynick, D.V.M., C.V.A.

Dr. Brian T. Voynick, a practicing veterinarian, has owned and directed the American Animal Hospital in Randolph, NJ since 1986. Dr. Voynick and his associate veterinarians take an integrative approach to veterinary medicine, using modalities such as digital diagnostic x-rays, ultrasound, laser surgery, stem cell therapy, endoscopy as well as acupuncture and herbal medicine. The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)-accredited hospital won a 1998 Practice of Excellence Award from Veterinary Economics magazine and Pfizer Animal Health for its excellence in management, client service, and medicine.

Since 1997, Dr. Voynick has hosted “The Pet Stop,” a half-hour weekly television show on News 12 New Jersey, which is enjoyed by 2 million viewers in New Jersey and airs every weekend. The program educates pet owners about advances in veterinary medicine, responsible pet ownership, specialty care, and adoptable animals from area shelters. TV guest appearances include NBC “The Today Show,” CBS “The Early Show,” Fox 5 News, and NJN. He served as staff member of Veterinary News Network (VNN) in Las Vegas and was awarded the VNN “Rising Star Award for Television.”

Following one year of post veterinary graduate training at the Animal Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Voynick earned his certification in veterinary acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (I.V.A.S.) and had served as a teaching assistant. He has lectured and attended continuing-education programs in acupuncture and herbal medicine in the United States, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Germany, Canada, Italy, and Austria. Dr. Voynick lectures internationally on veterinary acupuncture, veterinary herbal medicine and neutraceuticals, integrative and complementary veterinary medicine, stem cell and P.R.P. therapy, laser surgery, and Lyme disease. Dr. Voynick was the first veterinary practitioner in the U.S. to perform autologous adipose-derived Stem Cell therapy on dogs in 2005, and since then performs Stem Cell and P.R.P. therapy as a same-day, “in-house” procedure in his hospital. He has published articles in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, as well as Veterinary Economics.

Dr. Voynick has served on the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association executive board and as chair of the Ethics and Grievance Committee for four years. He also served on the Editorial Advisory Board for Veterinary Economics magazine for two years, as well as president of the Randolph Area Chamber of Commerce. He is an active member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce where he has hosted “Good Morning Morris,” graduated from Leadership Morris – Class of 2008 and is currently on their Advisory Board. Dr. Voynick has also been a very involved board member of the St. Hubert’s Animal Shelter of Madison, NJ. He is an advisory board member of the Morris County School of Technology Veterinary Curriculum, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and Purr`n Pooch Foundation for Animals. He also has served in the Morris County Disaster Preparedness efforts as head veterinarian of the County Animal Response Team (C.A.R.T.). Dr. Voynick is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture, Veterinary News Network and New Jersey and Morris County Beekeepers Associations. Dr. Voynick was presented the Patriot’s Path Council, Boy Scouts of America “Lifetime Achievement Award” in 2007. The award is presented to those who exemplify the ideals of the Boy Scouts of America in their daily life. For eight days in the summer of 2008, 2009 and 2010 Dr. Voynick served as a camp counselor at the Ronald McDonald Camp, Greely, PA, where he counseled and participated in camp activities with children afflicted with cancer alongside their siblings. He has participated as a speaker for the Cook College Leadership Council of Rutgers University as well as their Pre-Veterinary Club, where he continues to be active at his alma mater. In 2011, Dr. Voynick was awarded the prestigious George H Cook Distinguished Alumni Award from Rutgers University, NJ.

He resides in Chester Twp., NJ and has three children Alyson, son-in-law Danny, Brian, Cole and a granddaughter, Madeline. After the loss of Moonstruck, his 21 year old cat adopted as a kitten from Martha’s Vineyard, and saying goodbye to his 14 ½ year old Yellow Lab “Cord”, his latest edition is “Alan”, a 5 year old Black Lab mix rescued from South Carolina and was obtained during the adoption segment of “The Pet Stop” TV show. Following the completion of a Beekeeping Course at Rutgers in 2006, his menagerie includes winged friends, namely three colonies of Italian honeybees, which produce about 20 pounds of local honey each year.

With a strong passion for music, Dr. Voynick has performed vocals, guitar, harmonica and saxophone in many venues, as well as in bands opening for “Chicago” in Orlando and “Hootie and the Blowfish” in Las Vegas.

His current band, “Dr. Brian and Friends” includes band members from Loggins and Messina and the Soft Parade, and plays locally in New Jersey throughout the year.

Dr. Christine Stockmal

Dr. Christine Stockmal

Veterinarian

Dr. Christine Stockmal is a graduate of Michigan State University, class of 1988 and has been an associate with the American Animal Hospital since 1990. Dr. Stockmal is a member of the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and AAHA (American Animal Hospital Association). She has a cat named Maxi, and a dog named Ruby. Her philosophy of patient care is as follows… “I enjoy helping families keep their pets healthy from the beginning through the golden years. I enjoy soft tissue surgery, reproductive work, and oncology. My favorite visits are new puppies and kittens where the whole family is along.”
Dr. Nicole Feddersen

Dr. Nicole Feddersen

Veterinarian

Dr. Feddersen is a proud Midwesterner and graduate of Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

She began her career in Charlottesville, VA at Albemarle Veterinary Hospital and then moved back to the Midwest to work in Chicago at Blum Animal Hospital. She found herself back on the East Coast in NJ and spent the majority of her private practice career at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital.

She loved her time at RBVH, enjoyed the state-of-the-art medicine. She appreciated the friends and colleagues she worked with and feels they made her a better veterinarian. 

After she volunteered in the rescue efforts during Hurricane Katrina, Dr. Feddersen knew she wanted to do something more for a larger group of animals. She fulfilled that dream, gave up a private practice and became the Medical Director for the Monmouth County SPCA

During her 6 years at the MCSPCA, her accomplishments include:

Increasing the level of medical care by implementing protocols, improving equipment, upgrading computer software and beginning a lecture series for staff and volunteers regarding various medical, behavioral and self-care topics. 

Dr. Feddersen improved professionalism by letting shelter staff and volunteers know they are important and valued, getting rid of “we are just a shelter”. It was important to her that the staff and volunteers knew theyre part of a team working in a state of the art, respected, not-for-profit organization.

She bridged the gap with other veterinary organizations including local referral practices as well as national organizations like HSUS and ASPCA. Dr. Feddersen was influential in having the MCSPCA be chosen as one of 11 shelters across the country that HSUS matched as a model shelter to a struggling shelter in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Feddersen was the primary veterinarian in the largest hoarding case in NJ history. Overseeing the medical care of over300 dogs rescued from one home in one day.

She has testified in court as an expert witness in multiple cruelty cases. Participated in seizing dogs from a dogfighting ring in Long Branch thatalong with humane law officers, sent one individual who was part of an international dogfighting ring to federal prison. 

Dr. Feddersen had the idea to open a veterinary clinic inside the MCSPCA. The purpose was to keep animals in their loving homes by giving them access to quality, affordable veterinary care. After working with an amazing group of hard-working staff, colleagues and donors, the Vogel Veterinary Care Center was created. The first year it opened helped over 1000 animals and their families. That number continues to grow and is Dr. Feddersen’s proudest achievement.

With her goals at the MCSPCA accomplished. Dr. Feddersen is happy to be back in private practice and thrilled to be practicing with the great group of hard-working, compassionate, smart and fun AAH staff. 

Dr. Feddersen is also an active member of the NJ Veterinary Medical Association, an executive board member for the NJ Veterinary Medical Foundation, an executive board member of Save US Pets and was the NJ representative for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.

In her down time, along with her husband she loves to spend time with their pets, nurse baby wildlife to health, spend time eating and drinking with friends and family especially after a nice long bike ride.

Dr. Steven Lewis

Dr. Steven Lewis

Veterinarian

Dr. Steven Lewis was born and raised in Caldwell, N.J. before attending Cook College at Rutgers University. He then spent one year at Ross University in St. Kitts, after which he transferred to Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lewis then went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VREC in Norwalk, CT, where he developed a passion for ultrasonography.

Dr. Lewis entered general practice in August of 2004 at Iselin Veterinary Hospital and worked general and emergency medicine for seven years while serving as Medical Director for three years at Central Jersey Veterinary Emergency Service, performing in house ultrasound exams for both Iselin and Woodbridge Veterinary Hospitals.

For the ten years before joining American Animal Hospital, Dr. Lewis invested an enormous amount of time and effort into becoming proficient at oral surgery while advancing his ultrasound ability as a veterinarian at Eagle Rock Veterinary Hospital. He is a member of the Tri-State Veterinary Dental Society, the NJVMA, and AVMA.

His myriad of outside interests includes cooking (ask him about his quest to hand form every pasta shape on earth!), gardening, hot yoga, reading about cars, and spending time with his amazing family. His wife April is a veterinary technician, and he has two children, a son Spencer and daughter Francis. He and his family reside in Shongum Lake with their three dogs, three cats, and a group of pampered fish.

Dr. Lewis has always wanted to be a veterinarian and feels lucky to be literally living his dream every day he comes into the office.

Management Team

Mary Confer

Mary Confer

Practice Manager

Mary started her veterinary career right here at American Animal Hospital in 2010. Prior to joining our staff, Mary worked for many years in human medicine as a medical administrative assistant and medical assistant specializing in Orthopedic, Radiology & Oncology. Her love of animals led her to our Hospital where she smiles everyday as our Practice Manager. Mary takes pride in leading the entire AAH team. In addition to being Practice Manager; she also manages our Social Media platforms and enjoys building relationships within our community. Mary passionately believes in our mission of providing the highest quality of patient care in a compassionate, family oriented environment that provides exceptional client service and education. Mary enjoys assisting clients with their pet’s healthcare needs, as well as getting kisses from all her fur friends. She loves being part of the AAH family and feels lucky to work with an amazing team of dedicated professionals. A native from New Jersey, she resides in East Stroudsburg and enjoys hiking/walking with her 4 rescue dogs Cooper, Goose, Finn & Sadie as well as practicing yoga and relaxing at the beach.

Client Service Representatives

Dominique Forgione

Dominique Forgione

Client Service Manager

Dominique has been with American Animal Hospital since October 2016. She resides in Sussex County and has 2 boxers; Mason, Harvey and Sadie, a boxer mix. Dominique’s love for animals and her fantastic customer service makes her an asset to our team. During her time off, she enjoys traveling and exercising. She loves seeing the clients and their pets every day and is always here to help!
Cait Boyer

Cait Boyer

Client Service Representative

Cait’s love of animals stems back to childhood. She always had pets growing up and her family was never without a rescue dog. Currently, she has three dogs: Honey, Jersey, and Cassidy. Cait has always wanted to work with animals and considers working with American Animal Hospital to be her dream job. She has only been with AAH since August 2018 but is looking forward to many happy years with our team. In her free time, Cait likes playing with her dogs, going to concerts, and scuba diving. 

Big Al

Big Al

Client Service Special Care Team

Bio coming soon!
Blue

Blue

Client Service Special Care Team

Blue came into our lives fairly recently as a happy surprise. He was being fostered at the cousin dog’s house and we fell in love with his cute face, soft ears, and his upturned tail. After about 2 seconds of pondering we submitted our application!! We have had lots of fun introducing him to the cats and the fun of taking walks. So far we are still in the process of conquering the evil school buses and garbage trucks. His favorites are anything with a squeaker or stuffing that can be shredded. He has become Mary’s work buddy at the front desk. He wouldn’t be opposed to a treat or two if you spot him there.

Technician Staff

Nicole Timpanaro

Nicole Timpanaro

Head Veterinary Technician

Nicole has been at the American animal hospital since 2014. Ever since she was a little girl Nicole has taken an interest in caring for animals. She is interested in all species of animals from exotics and pocket pets to cats and dogs and horses. In 2014 she completed certification to be a certified animal control officer. Nicole is working towards her goal to become a certified veterinary technician. Outside of work Nicole enjoys spending time with her fur family which currently consists of 4 dogs and 4 cats and her fiancé Mark.
Liz Mafla

Liz Mafla

Certified Veterinary Technician

Liz graduated from Bergen Community College with a degree and certification in veterinary technology. She has been working with animals since 2011 and has experience in general practice, emergency, and specialty veterinary medicine. Liz has been passionate about veterinary medicine since she was a child and grew up around different types of animals. Outside of American Animal Hospital, Liz is a certified yoga instructor and teaches yoga classes weekly. She is very excited to be part of the American Animal Hospital team!
Brittany Lisa

Brittany Lisa

Veterinary Technician

Brittany started working at the American Animal hospital as a kennel attendant in 2016. She moved up to being a technician shorty after. Since starting in this field, she found her passions to be with anesthesia and dentistry. Brittany is currently in school at Bergen Community College receiving her certification as a veterinary technician. In her free time, Brittany is always at the gym or caring for her 2 bunnies, Milo and Daisy, and dogs, Lilly and Eli. She is also an avid snow Boarder.
Krista Schaefer

Krista Schaefer

Veterinary Technician

Krista started out as a surgical technician in human medicine then followed her heart and became a veterinarian technician. She instantly fell in love with her job. “Animals are the start and finish to having a successful and happy life.” Outside of work Krista enjoys spending time with her niece and hiking with her dog Sheiky.
Christopher Oliveira

Christopher Oliveira

Veterinary Technician

Chris graduated Rutgers University with a bachelor’s in Animal Science. He has loved animals his whole life and had a slew of them. He currently has 2 cats at home that he loves very much. Chris got into the veterinary field with The Seeing Eye. He worked in the DNA lab there and assisted with all technician duties. He enjoys helping patients that come in sick and are in need of care. One of his favorite parts of the job is the dental cleaning.
Jessica Velez Lopez

Jessica Velez Lopez

Veterinary Technician Assistant

Jessica came to AAH with 6 years of experience working with animals. She Started working with an Animal rescue team back in her native country Colombia. She came to the U.S 4 years ago and knew she wanted to continue in the veterinary field. She attended Morris County Vocational School and finished the Vet Assistant program in 2018. She feels so lucky to work at AAH helping and loving our patients.
Emma Bargiacchi

Emma Bargiacchi

Veterinary Technician

Emma graduated from Bryant University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology. From a young age, Emma has always aspired to be in the veterinarian field and is currently working towards her goal to one day receive her Doctorate in Veterinarian Medicine. She has grown up living on a farm with her three horses Sam, Patriot, and Susie. During her free time, she enjoys working out, playing sports and going on hikes with her two dogs Oliver and Shea.
Lauren Paladino

Lauren Paladino

Veterinary Technician

Lauren has loved animals for as long as she can remember. She first started working with animals early on in boarding facilities and has continued working with animals for the past 11 years as a veterinary technician. She has experience in small animal care as well as exotics. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their 4 dogs and 2 cats. She is so excited to be part of such an incredible team here at American Animal Hospital!
Heather Lentz

Heather Lentz

Veterinary Technician

Heather was born in Rincón PR. Her love for animals began when she received her first Cockatiel at age seven when she was able to teach the bird to whistle the song “La Cucaracha”. She has always been kind to and a protector of animals. During her High School years she would volunteer at ARF (animal rescue foundation) in her hometown just to take care of rescued animals. Heather graduated high school and attended The Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, where she took a year in Biology. She moved to NJ five years ago where she became a Vet Tech soon after she became part of our AAH team in 2019. Heather has had many pets, including a rooster that used to chase everybody, a cat named Hunter, a Squirrel and a Chinchilla. Currently her love is being shared by her two dogs, Gizmo and Milo.

Kennel Staff

Patricia Carlson

Patricia Carlson

Animal Care Technician

Bio coming soon!

Gentiana Letcaj

Gentiana Letcaj

Animal Care Technician

Gentiana is currently a student at Rutgers University working towards her bachelor’s degree in animal science. Ever since she was young she has wanted to work with animals and hopes to pursue a career as a veterinarian. Growing up she has had many pets and currently has a cat named buddy, and some fish. She can’t wait to learn all that she can and see where her time at American Animal Hospital takes her.