706 Bloomfield Avenue
West Caldwell, NJ 07006

Phone 973-226-3727
FAX 973-226-7171

e-mail wcah@gmail.com
Email not to be used for emergency situations or medical advice. Email is not intended for veterinary diagnostics and care.

Hours of operation
by appointment:

Monday
8:00 AM- 6:00 PM

Tuesday/Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Wednesday/Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday
Closed



AAHA Accredited

History

West Caldwell Animal Hospital was built in the early 1960’s and has operated from the same location ever since. The advantage of practicing in the same location for so long is the satisfaction associated with knowing pets their entire lives; in some cases our adult clients started coming when they were children with their first pets. In this way the WCAH has built relationships with several generations within individual families. This kind of continuity makes our work especially rewarding. In 1964 it first received accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and it has maintained uninterrupted accreditation since then. AAHA is a strictly voluntary organization that sets standards for small animal practice. This involves rigorous on-site reviews and continuous self-evaluation. This conforms to our mission to provide excellent care to family pets.


Staff







Danci N. Mock, V.M.D.

  • undergraduate education: Beloit College
  • veterinary school: University of Pennsylvania 1984
  • work history: West Caldwell Animal Hospital since 1984, relief work for several other companion animal hospitals
  • personal pets: mixed breed dog, Heather; 2 cats, Chester and Bert (both rescued from a local shelter) and a very elderly box turtle, Atticus
  • year joined WCAH: 1984
  • personal interests: traveling, reading, walking, cooking


Michelle Lee, D.V.M.

  • undergraduate education: Virginia Tech
  • veterinary school: Tufts University 2004
  • work history: Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, companion animal hospital
  • personal pets: Beagle, Harley
  • year joined WCAH: 2007
  • personal interests: cooking, ballroom dancing, running




Rebecca Scelba, D.V.M.

  • undergraduate education: Cook College, Rutgers University
  • veterinary school: Cornell University 1999
  • work history: companion animal practice, mobile practice, emergency medicine; also trained in acupuncture
  • personal pets: family beagle, Gretta (from a rescue group)
  • year joined WCAH: 1999




Jeana Stanisci, D.V.M.

  • undergraduate education: Tufts University
  • veterinary school: Tufts University
  • personal pets: Golder Retriever, Imari; Labrador Retriever mix, Willow
  • year joined WCAH: 2013






Technicians: All of our technicians have been through technician school and are certified or are currently in training towards certification. They are knowledgeable in all aspects of your pet’s care especially puppy and kitten care, nutrition and behavior.

Receptionists: Our friendly front desk staff will help answer all your questions, schedule appointments and boarding,
and relay medical information to and from the medical staff.

Kennel Attendants: The kennel staff does everything they can to keep your pets comfortable and clean during their stay with us. Dogs are walked frequently and are carefully monitored. Any abnormalities are reported to the medical staff.

Our staff is diverse in interests and ages but the trait they have in common is their love of animals and a true appreciation for the human-animal bond.