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!
Born and raised on the New Jersey shore, Hailey had a strong love for animals starting at a young age. After working at a dog daycare and boarding facility in high school, she knew right away that she wanted to be in the veterinary field. While attending Becker College in Massachusetts majoring in Veterinary Science, Hailey was hired as a receptionist at her very first animal hospital. Since then, she has worked her way up through all aspects of a veterinary practice and found her passion in veterinary practice management. Hailey shares her home with her husband, two Boxers (Charlotte and Laila), and four cats (Jersey, Prim, Kylo, and Eevee). In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and attending conformation dog shows.
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!
Sabrina began her career in Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and graduated with a B.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2006. Working in the field with a passion for animal welfare, Sabrina gave 12 years of her career to the ASPCA. That is where she learned the meaning of “We Are Their Voice”, which she carries in her heart every single day. Sabrina recently moved to NJ with her husband, two daughters, and perfect Miniature Schnauzer, Kirby.
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.
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.
Lacey joined our staff in 2021. Lacey is cross trained as a Veterinary Technician and receptionist and has been in the industry for 18 years. In Lacey’s down time she enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, amateur pet photography, guitar, singing and breweries. She also does wildlife rehab for squirrels and fosters kittens from the ACC euthanasia list for Ginny’s 10th Life Rescue.
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.
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.”