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Meet Our Team

Our Doctors

Dr. Christine Stockmal

Dr. Christine Stockmal

Medical Director

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. Michele Arculli

Dr. Michele Arculli

Veterinarian

Bio coming soon.
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.

Dr. Melissa Pascucci

Dr. Melissa Pascucci

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Pascucci grew up in northern NJ where she received her bachelor’s degree in Biology and worked as a veterinary technician. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. She has a special interest in surgery and worked in the operating room throughout vet school. She has gotten to perform surgeries in Goa, India and on the Native American reservations in Minnesota. She also enjoys working with shelter animals and has experience in shelter medicine through a variety of opportunities. She is Fear Free certified and enjoys making her patients feel safe and comfortable. Veterinary medicine is a lifelong passion of hers and she feels honored to be a part of it. She has a cat, named Jacen, in addition to her family’s 2 cats. Jacen has been by her side throughout veterinary school and has become a frequent flyer between NJ and MN. Outside of veterinary medicine, her interests include music, theater, yoga and dance.
Dr. Laurie Vogel

Dr. Laurie Vogel

Veterinarian

Dr. Laurie Vogel graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She then went on to complete a one year equine internship in Ashland, VA. Dr. Vogel worked as an equine ambulatory veterinarian in New Jersey for two years before joining American Animal Hospital. She is a member of the AVMA.

Outside of work, Dr. Vogel enjoys baking, spending time with family, and going to the beach.

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. 

Nicole Coutlas

Nicole Coutlas

Client Service Representative

Nicole joined the AAH team in October of 2020. What drew her to this position was her passion for animals and her love of working with people. She feels so lucky to have been offered this opportunity, as she has always wanted to work with animals. Though this is Nicole’s first position in an animal hospital, she has owned and loved pets her whole life. Her connection to animals has always kept her feeling grounded and happy. Currently, Nicole has one dog, Sienna, and one cat, Ollie, who she just adopted in September. During her spare time, Nicole enjoys being with family, playing music, going to concerts, and traveling. Nicole is so grateful to be part of the AAH family and looks forward to helping you with all of your pet care needs!
Sue Terracciano

Sue Terracciano

Client Service Representative

Bio coming soon!
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

Christopher Oliveira

Christopher Oliveira

Head 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.

Nicole Saunders

Nicole Saunders

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.
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.
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!
Jessica Nagy

Jessica Nagy

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Alicia Framarin

Alicia Framarin

Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Kennel Staff

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.
Connor Columbia

Connor Columbia

Animal Care Technician

Bio coming soon!