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Neal Beeber, DVM

Surgical Director

Dr. Neal Beeber is a native of New Jersey. He did his undergraduate work at Cook College; a division of Rutgers University. He attended Michigan State University for his veterinary degree. After graduating he did a medical and surgical internship at Oradell Animal Hospital. Dr. Beeber purchased Rutherford Animal Hospital in 1985 and has continually strived to provide the best possible care to his patients.

In 1992, Dr. Beeber became one of only 10 veterinarian's in New Jersey to be board certified in companion animal medicine. He has a special interest in treating exotic pets, especially ferrets. Dr. Beeber has contributed chapters to two veterinary textbooks and numerous scientific journals on the medicine and surgery of ferrets. He also completed training in veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine in order to be able to offer his patient alternative and complementary treatments. Dr. Beeber also has a special interest in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Beeber has served as president of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and president of the NJ Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. He has also served as the Chairman of the New Jersey Veterinary Foundation, an organization which raises money to help alleviate animal suffering. He shares his love of animal with his wife Michelle and son Jacob. They have two pets: Perry, and Maui.

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Jose Pla, DVM

Hospital Director

Dr. Pla is one of our Co-Hospital Directors. Originally from Puerto Rico, Dr. Pla obtained his BS in Science from Penn State University in 1991 and his DVM from Cornell University in 1995. Dr. Pla is currently pursuing an executive MBA from Rutgers University, a degree he expects to finish in May of 2018. Professionally, Dr Pla places a strong emphasis on client education specifically related to wellness care.

His favorite topics include pet nutrition, behavior and senior pet care. He enjoys all aspects of internal medicine, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. Outside of veterinary medicine and alongside his family, his passions involve scuba diving and sailing. Dr Pla is currently ruled by Phineas (cat) and shared with Pekoe and Quincy (dogs), Stowie and Sky (birds) and many fish.

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Loredana Briganti, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Loredana Briganti graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Animal Science. She then went on to graduate in 1994 from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine with her D.V.M degree fulfilling a life long dream to be a veterinarian. Dr. Briganti has a passion for helping all species of pets (except snakes).

She has done extensive continuing education in the field of dentistry honing her skills in this area for the past 20 years. She also has an interest in behavior medicine. In her free time, Dr. Briganti enjoys spending time with her husband, Dirk, and their pets. She is actively involved at her Church. She enjoys music, playing several instruments, including piano and guitar. She enjoy's going to the beach whenever possible. 

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Fiona Tancredi

Medical Director

Dr. Tancredi received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University. She is the medical director at Rutherford Animal Hospital. Her special interests include feline medicine, internal medicine, dentistry, and ultrasonography.

During her time away from the office, Dr. Tancredi enjoys traveling, kickboxing, reading, and spending time with her friends, family, and beloved cats.

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Jenny Sing, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Sing hails from Michigan originally, but spent a lot of time in North Carolina. She did her undergraduate work at North Carolina State University. She did her veterinary school training at Ross University and Louisiana State University. She has been practicing for 17 years in small animal medicine and surgery and emergency care in the New York and the New Jersey area.

She joined Rutherford Animal Hospital in 2010. She is married with 3 children and is a Rutherford resident. In her spare time Dr. Sing is involved in running, triathlons, and coaching kids in track and field.

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Elaina Petrone, VMD

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Elaina Petrone is originally from New England. She completed her undergraduate studies at Manhattan College where she majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. After college she went on the earn her degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, Dr. Petrone completed a one year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey.

Dr. Petrone joined Rutherford Animal Hospital in July of 2015. She treats dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, pocket pets, and some reptiles. Her special interests include dermatology, internal medicine, feline medicine, cardiology, and geriatric medicine. She enjoys cooking, yoga, hiking, and spending time with her family, friends, boyfriend and their pets Milton (Maltese), Scarlet (cat), and Panama (cat).


Casey Hoskin, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Casey Hoskin was born and raised in New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University. She earned her Veterinary Medical degree at The Atlantic Veterinary College.

Dr. Hoskin's interests include feline medicine, dentistry, pathology, and surgery. When Dr. Hoskin is not at work she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with her family, friends, and cats.  

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Nicole Holleuffer, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Holleuffer attended Cook College, Rutgers University and received her B.S. in animal science. She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, Dr. Holleuffer retuned to NJ and worked for a year at a companion animal practice before joining the Cats Exclusive Veterinary Hospital and Rutherford Animal Hospital.

Her fur babies include Tenchi the Maine Coon cat, Poyo the chinchilla, Rascal and Rosie the ferrets, and Momo, Nibbler, Yuki, Hana, Riku, Kenji, Suki, and Ryuichi the sugar gliders. Dr. Holleuffer's hobbies include sewing, baking, snorkeling, and horseback riding. She is a member of the 501st Legion, an international volunteer organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate costume replicas of Star Wars villains The facilitation of the use of these costumes for Star Wars-related events contribute to the local community through costumed charity and volunteer work. 

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Jacquelyn Arns, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Arns is originally from Sussex County NJ, but then spent several years in upstate NY and CT. She graduated from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997, and started out working on horses. She quickly moved to small animal practice. She has worked in the NJ/NY metro area since 2000, first in White Plains NY then Crestkill NJ, and now in Rutherford NJ. Dr. Arns enjoys seeing pets of many species including birds, reptiles, and small mammals such as, rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as dogs and cats.

Away from the office she spends time with her husband David and their cats Cody, Skylar, and AJ. She enjoys running, showing model horses, and seeing Weird Al Yankovic in concert (she met her husband at a weird Al show!)


Claude Dilts, DVM

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Dilts grew up in Hunterdon Cty, NJ. He worked in a mixed practice for five years while in grammar and high school. Between high school and during his first two college summer vacations, he worked full time on a local dairy farm. Dr. Dilts attended undergraduate and Veterinary school at Michigan State University graduating in 1967.

He has been involved with small animal medicine since, with a two year stint in industry in the late 1970's. Dr. Dilts has resided and practiced in Little Falls since 1984. He and his wife Ann have two grown children. When not working, Dr. Dilts spends most of his spare time in Wildwood where he enjoys the beach, his personal watercraft and golf.