Sova Animal Hospital

1546 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405


Sova Animal Hospital - Our Doctors


Robert J. Sova DVM - Butler NJ

Dr. Robert J. Sova

Dr. Sova's interest in veterinary medicine started at a young age. He  spent much of his youth caring for animals at his father's veterinary practice.  He graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and then served as a captain in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.  After his discharge, he was an associate veterinarian in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, and a part-time clinician at the ASPCA in New York City.  In 1975, Dr. Sova established his own practice in Butler, New Jersey, and has been serving the community ever since. His special interests include surgery and diagnostic work-ups. When not at work, he enjoys photography, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.  


Sova Animal Hospital - Butler, NJ - Our veterinarian Dr. Matthias Mitra

Dr. Matthias Mitra

A native of Passaic, New Jersey, Dr. Mitra has always had a passion for helping animals and for nature.  He attended Brandeis University where he chartered and was president of the pre-veterinary society.  He received his B.S. in Biology in 1998 and then spent 5 years at the Royal Veterinary College in London, England, pursuing his veterinary degree.  After working in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for a year and Middletown, New Jersey, for 8 years, Dr.Mitra joined Sova Animal Hospital as a full time associate in 2013 having been part of the team as a part-time associate since 2007.  Dr. Mitra's special interests include soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and exotic medicine.  In his "free" time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, playing soccer, and maintaining his saltwater reef tank.