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. John Ammeraal

Dr. John Ammeraal

Veterinarian

Dr. Ammeraal is a 2007 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He is Fear-Free Certified which has helped guide his goal to help patients feel at ease during their exams. In 2011 he took advanced dental training at the Animal Dental Center to provide the best care and comfort for our patient’s dental needs. Since 2014 Dr. Ammeraal has been doing our in-house abdominal ultrasound scans which are sent via telemedicine to the internal medicine specialist to interpret. This allows us a more rapid diagnosis in our ill patients as needed.

He has been a member of the NJVMA, AVMA, and AAHAsince 2008. Dr. Ammeraal’s special interests include dermatology, dentistry, ultrasound, soft tissue surgery and internal medicine. He enjoys spending time with his wife Leigh and they have a snaggle- tooth dog Jake and three rescue cats Abby, Mumu, and Penguin. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, biking and working out.

“I enjoy helping owners learn and understand their pet’s health needs to keep them as healthy and comfortable as we possibly can. I love the daily interactions with my patients and their owners.”

Dr. Steven Weiner

Dr. Steven Weiner

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Weiner is a graduate of Kansas State University of Veterinary Medicine. A New Jersey native who grew up in West Orange, NJ and resides in Maplewood, NJ with his wife Linda and their toy poodle CoCo Chanel. Dr. Weiner has many years of veterinary experience and was a 3rdgeneration veterinarian of Livingston Animal Hospital. In his spare time, Dr. Weiner enjoys spending time with his 2 children and 6 grandchildren. He also enjoys saltwater fishing and a good game of softball.

He is a member and past president of the NJVMA. He is also a member of the Metropolitan NJVMA, New Jersey Veterinary Foundation, and the AVMA. Dr. Weiner’s special interests are working with the Greyhound rescues, internal medicine, and surgery.

Management Team

Janice Papa

Janice Papa

Financial Manager

Janice came to The American Animal Hospital in 1999. After working many years in corporate finance she knew when she came to The American Animal Hospital it would be her home. Working with a caring team of professionals and working in a family atmosphere won her over. After attending the AAHA Veterinary Management School, she wore many hats in the hospital finally settling as finance manager. Taking time from her busy day to visit with our fur friends, always brings a smile to her face. She resides in East Hanover with her 2 year old adopted dog Charleigh. She enjoys taking Charleigh on long walks and spending time with her 4 grandchildren.

Client Service Representatives

Mary Confer

Mary Confer

Client Service Manager/Social Media Coordinator

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 Client Service Manager. Mary takes pride in leading our front office team. In addition to being CSR 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, Pete, Finn & Sadie as well as practicing yoga and relaxing at the beach.

Dominique Forgione

Dominique Forgione

Client Service Representative

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!

Megan Thomas

Megan Thomas

Client Service Representative

Megan has been apart of the American Animal Hospital team since May of 2017. Born and raised locally in Mendham, with her love for animals, she volunteers and fosters for at the Randolph Regional Animal Shelter, which led her to her position here at the animal hospital. Megan loves the one on one interaction with the clients and their pets and that work is something new every day. During her free time, Megan enjoys hiking with her 3 dogs; Riley, Cali and Nova, or being at the barn with her horse. Megan is looking forward to her future in the veterinary field!

Alicia duPont

Client Service Representative

Alicia has always had a strong love and passion for animals. She joined the AAH Team in January 2018 and enjoys all aspects of client and pet services. Her past background includes not only Client Care Specialist, but Technician and Practice Manager. She has worked in the field for over 20 years and is happy to have returned home to New Jersey from residing in Florida for some time. She Recently lost her two beloved Chihuahuas of over 14yrs, and is looking forward to finding a new “forever friend” in the future.

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. 

Emma Bargiacchi

Emma Bargiacchi

Client Service Representative and Animal Care 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.

Big Al

Big Al

Client Service Special Care Team

Bio coming soon!

Jake

Jake

Client Service Special Care Team

He was surrendered by a family in North Carolina and taken in by Luv Furever Animal Rescue. He was nervous at first and even growled at his dad at the first meeting. However, with a little TLC and coaxing Jake warmed up to his future parents and took the ride home on his mom’s lap. Over the past three years Jake has worked hard to be the photogenic face and greeter of American Animal Hospital (when he’s not sleeping on the job). He has brought much joy and laughs to his parents with his energy and antics at home. He is a specialist in sitting, circling for treats, giving paw, obsessing over squeaky toys and pulling apart his stuffed Gumby. Don’t forget to say hi to him on Wednesday and Thursdays!

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.

Margaret Pehowic

Margaret Pehowic

Veterinary Technician

Meg has been a Veterinary Technician for 16 years: she has worked with exotics, large/farm animals, and companion animals like our cats and dogs. Meg grew up in New Vernon, NJ and has had a passion for animals as far back as she can remember. After she attended the University of California, at Davis and graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science, Meg settled back into NJ and joined our family here at American Animal Hospital in July of 2018. Meg has three furry sons: Theodore, Whiskey, and Walker. Meg will always stay in the veterinary field to be there to help animals.

Kaileigh Wright

Veterinary Technician

Kai is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a B.S. in Biology. She aspires to be a Veterinarian, and is currently applying to schools for Veterinary Medicine. Kai has been caring for all creatures for as long as she can remember, and has a special interest in wildlife. She has done research on the NJ avian population, and even volunteered at an African sanctuary. Kai has some four-legged friends at home: Zack the Labrador Retriever, Bella the kitty, and Louie the love of her life (also a cat). Kai joined our team in July 2018, and loves to learn from all of the doctors here at American Animal Hospital.

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.

Shannon Will

Veterinary Technician

Shannon joined the AAH team in May 2018. She has been a veterinary technician for nine years and has worked all around the country. She has had a passion for veterinary medicine for as long as she can remember. A NJ native, she grew up on a farm in Morris County with many different animals. She has always hoped to go back to veterinary school to become a DVM herself one day. She currently lives at home with her family farm pets and her very special fur-babies, Beans the kitty, and Charlie and Whinnie “the dynamic duo.”

Kennel Staff

Bryan Armetta

Bryan Armetta

Animal Care Technician

Bryan has been working in the animal care field for over 15 years. He started at a boarding facility in sussex county and after 2 years became staff and operations manager. He left the position after 10 years to pursue a job in sales which he excelled in but after time missed working with animals. His passion for the field brought him to American Animal Hospital. He is now part of the team as one of our Animal Care Technicians . His experience and kindness will make any client feel confident that their animal will be taken care of to the highest standard.

Raquel

Raquel

Kennel Manager

Raquel graduated from County College of Morris with an Associate Degree in Restaurant Management and Culinary Arts in 2009, after a couple of years in the restaurant business she decided to attend Morris County Vocational School and graduated the Veterinary Assistant program in 2018. After completing this program she discovered her real passion which is being around animals. She enjoys caring for them.

Emma Bargiacchi

Emma Bargiacchi

Client Service Representative and Animal Care 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.

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