Sova Animal Hospital – Butler NJ – Our Staff
Our friendly and well-trained team of veterinary technicians and assistants are dedicated to providing courteous, efficient and compassionate care for your pets. They work both in front of and behind the scenes to assure quality care and outstanding service to see that both your pet’s needs and your needs are met.
Welcome to Sova Animal Hospital!
Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Mark joined our staff in 2021 and has been a Veterinary Technician for 23 years. Mark’s special area of expertise is veterinary surgery, emergency triage, and anesthesia. In Mark’s spare time he enjoys going to church, attending his bible group, and spending time with his family. He is a huge sports fan and roots for L.V. Raiders, Yankees, and L.A. Lakers.
Dannie has been with Sova Animal Hospital since 2004. At the age of 16 she started working as a kennel assistant while attending Morris County Vocational School of Technology. In 1995 Dannie graduated with a degree in Animal Science. Pursuing her dream and her love for animals Dannie continued to work while being a wife, a mother of her 2 handsome boys (16 and 14) and attending all their events (football, baseball, hockey, and mountain biking). Now 25 years later, she continues to do what she loves the most, loving and caring for animals.
Marco joined our staff in 2020. He is a NJ native and he started in the veterinary industry 8 years ago. Marco enjoys working with all types of animals from cats to dogs, guinea pigs to reptiles. Marco spends most of his time with his dog, cat, and many reptiles. Marco plans to create an animal sanctuary someday to care for animals in need of their forever homes. Marco’s favorite part of his job is getting rewarded with a kiss from his furry friends!
Lisa joined our staff in 2021 and comes to us with 20+ years dedicated to dog rescue. Lisa is the Co-Founder of Real Dog Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit dog rescue, where she helps families find a great canine addition for their homes. Lisa is also a Certified Dog Trainer and loves helping families with their training needs in order to encourage a well-adjusted dog and positive relationship between people and their canine companions.
Jess joined our staff in 2020 and comes to us with 13 years of experience in Veterinary Customer Service. Jess is also our Social Media guru updating our Instagram and Facebook pages with our patients and helpful information. In her spare time Jess enjoys music, reading, taking a stroll through nature and being at the beach. Jess also dabbles in photography and conducts interviews for a music magazine.
Lead Veterinary Receptionist
Cait joined our staff in 2021 and has 3 years of Veterinary Client Services under her belt. 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 two dogs: Roo & Sarge. Cait has always wanted to work with animals and considers working as a client service representative to be her dream job. In her free time, Cait likes fostering dogs through Eleventh Hour Rescue, going to concerts, and scuba diving.
Jake 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 seven years Jake has worked hard to be the photogenic face and greeter of clients (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. Jake graduated with Honors with a degree in Begging and Sniffing Rears (Or chasing balls). Don’t forget to say to him when he is in the office.”
Samantha has always had a passion for all animals since she was young, from the smallest to largest. She grew up raising chickens and even had a goat named Cody. She is a certified dog trainer after graduating Animal Behavior College. In Samantha’s free time she enjoys volunteering at shelters to help train dogs in search of their forever homes, fishing with her fiancé, and going on hikes with her dog Bailey.