Our Skillful, Compassionate Veterinary Staff
Our veterinary staff are instrumental to the success of our hospital. Each member contributes a unique set of skills to keep the hospital humming so that you and your pet receive the very best care when you’re with us. Meet our technicians, assistants, administrators and more, and set up an appointment soon to meet them in person!
Administration & Customer Service Specialists
Trish Paultz, Customer Service Specialist
Trish started working at PRAH in March 2013. Her professional background includes many years as a legal assistant, and she has a B.S. from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.
She lives in Newark with her husband, Jimmy, and their small menagerie including three rescue dogs, Felix, Lady, and Luna; two cats, Mr. T and JJ; and a bird named Hank. Trisha is a board member of the Newark Community Healthy Pet Clinic, which provides routine veterinary care to families in need in Newark. She is also a long-time volunteer at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center.
Brittany Mitchell, Customer Service Specialist
Bio coming soon.
Technicians and Assistants
Erica Oppenheim, Veterinary Technician
Erica joined us in 2011. She graduated from Mercy College majoring in veterinary technology and also has a business degree. Her previous work experience includes critical care at a local emergency animal hospital.
Erica lives in Rockland County with her family including two rescued cats and a dog named Mimi.
Laura Fischetti, Veterinary Technician
Laura started working with us in February 2016, yet her career as a veterinary technician began in 2011. Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Roger William University with a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental chemistry. After college, Laura worked for four years at Six Flags Great Adventure as a Senior Animal Trainer. There, she cared for a variety of exotic animals including reptiles, birds, monkeys, dolphins, sea lions, and more! As you might expect, Laura is also scuba-certified.
In her spare time, she enjoys being with friends and family, watching movies, and visiting zoos and aquariums.
Jesse Felton, Veterinary Technician
Bio coming soon.