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!
Hailey Wilday Practice Manager
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, three dogs (Charlotte, Laila, and Avery), and three cats (Jersey, Prim, and Eevee). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and attending conformation dog shows.
Mark Veterinary Technician Supervisor
Mark joined our staff in 2021 and has been a Veterinary Technician for over 20 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 Veterinary Technician
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 two handsome boys (18 and 16) 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 Veterinary Technician
Marco joined our staff in 2020. He is a NJ native and he started in the veterinary industry 9 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!
Brittany Veterinary Technician
Brittany joined our staff in 2021 and has been a Veterinary Technician for 6 years. In Brittany’s downtime she enjoys powerlifting, hiking with her dog, visiting breweries and snowboarding.
Sabrina Veterinary Technician
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 Schnauzers, Kirby and Eevee.
Cait Veterinary Receptionist Supervisor
Cait started her career in veterinary medicine in 2016 and joined Sova Animal Hospital in 2021. Her love of animals stems back to childhood as her home was never without at least one rescue dog. Cait has always wanted to work with animals and considers working in veterinary medicine to be a dream come true. Currently, she is the fur-mom of two dogs: Roo & Sarge. In her spare time, Cait enjoys visiting new breweries with friends and going to concerts – her favorite band is Fall Out Boy!
Lisa Veterinary Receptionist
Lisa joined our staff in 2021 and comes to us with 20+ years of experience dedicated to animal rescue and shelter work. Her passion for working with dogs led her to becoming a co-founder of Real Dog Rescue, a 501c3 Non-Profit dog rescue based in Mahwah, NJ. Additionally, she is a certified dog trainer (CCPDT) who enjoys helping clients with their basic training needs while encouraging a positive relationship. Lisa lives with her three dogs, Izzi, Bear, and Harper and in her spare time loves exploring the outdoors, visiting breweries, and listening to live music.
Dominique Veterinary Receptionist
Dominique joined our staff in 2021 and has been in the veterinary field for 6 years. Her fur family consists of Mason, Harvey and Sadie whom she enjoys spending her free time with. Dominique enjoys going to a concert in every state.
Lacey Veterinary Receptionist
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.
Kathy Veterinary Receptionist
Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Kathy has always been a lover of animals. It was her dream as a child to work at a veterinary hospital and was absolutely elated when that dream came true. Kathy is a lover of gentle giants! She shares her home with her husband, two children, and two dogs, Luca (Great Dane Mix) and Sally (Golden Retriever Mix). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping with her daughter, and cheering her son on at his baseball games,
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 hello to him when he is in the office!