Dr. Dawn Garro, Veterinarian:
Dr. Garro grew up in NJ. She has always had a huge love for all types of animals, rescuing anything she could including dogs, cats, squirrels, and even raccoons. Another passion of hers is riding horses. She has competed in show jumping for over 20 years. Dr. Garro attended undergraduate school at Cook College, Rutgers University. During her time at Rutgers she had the wonderful opportunity of being Captain of the Rutger's Equestrian Team and working as a Veterinary Technician for Dr. Brandon Furlong, the United States Equestrian Team's Veterinarian. She followed in her mentors foot steps and went to veterinary school In Ireland. Dr. Garro graduated with honors in small animal and large animal medicine from University College Dublin School of Veterinary medicine in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Garro worked for 3 years in a mixed animal practice in Ireland where her work focused on small animal medicine, surgery and equine reproduction. On her evenings on call you could find her assisting clients in all types of small animal and large animal emergencies, including performing C-sections on cattle and sheep or delivering foals.
Dr. Garro returned to the United States in 2004 and worked at several progressive small animal practices in NY and NJ before finally opening her own hospital in 2011. Her goal was to open a state of the art facility that provided the best possible medical care to her clients. Dr. Garro and her staff have devoted their lives to the care and well being of all animals and it shows.
Dr. Garro has special interests in veterinary dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the NJVMA (New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association), AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) . She enjoys cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing, attending hockey games, but most of all spending time with her husband, two young boys and her crazy rescue dogs, Finn, Madison and Holly and her rescue cat, Flea.
Dr. Brittany Walker, Veterinarian:
Dr. Walker is a native of New Jersey and is thrilled to join the team at Butler Veterinary Hospital. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University and received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from western University of Heath Sciences, in Pomona, CA. Dr. Walker has always loved animals and began her involvement in the field as a veterinary/research technician studying tick born and autoimmune diseases at both Harvard and Yale University. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has special interest in preventative medicine, internal medicine, radiology and dentistry. As a veterinarian, her goal is to treat every single client and patient with the same care and compassion she would treat her own pets.
Along with her husband, Dr. Walker enjoys all aspects of the outdoors including skiing, hiking, running or chasing after her three beautiful children Dylan, Brielle, and Kellan as well her mixed breed dog, Kodiak. She is a member of the NJVMA, AVMA, as well as an Accredited Veterinarian of the USDA APHIS ( Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services).
Dr. Jennifer Smith:
Dr. Smith grew up here in Butler and graduated from Butler High School in 2000. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Seton Hall University while working as a veterinary technician. Dr. Smith then went on to get her veterinary degree from Tufts University in 2008. After graduation, Dr. Smith completed and internship program at New England Animal medical Center in Massachusetts. Since moving back to New Jersey, Dr. Smith has been practicing emergency medicine at a local emergency and specialty hospital. Dr. Smith is a member of the AVMA and NJVMA. She has special interests in Emergency medicine, critical care, surgery and pain management. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy hiking, traveling, and spending time with their rescue cats Linus, Lucy and Charlie.
Eileen Gibabert: Receptionist
I've been working as a veterinary receptionist for 30 years. My love for the animals has made my job a rewarding one. I enjoy greeting the clients and making them feel comfortable. I have been married to my husband, Mario, for 44 years. We have 3 grown daughters and 7 grandchildren.
In my spare time I enjoy being a caring clown, "Silly Gilly." I love to see the smiles on the children's faces when I'm doing my walks. I've been blessed to have a job that I enjoy going to everyday, and to work with Dr. Garro along with a great staff.
Hector Lobo: Veterinary Technician:
Hector has been a key member of the Butler Veterinary Hospital Team since the hospital opened in 2011. Hector has already finished 2 years of Veterinary School before taking a break to move to the United States. His skills and expertise are exceptional. We can't wait to eventually welcome him back as a fully licensed veterinarian, but until he returns to vet school we will enjoy every day he is with us.
Becca Hamilton: Veterinary Technician
Becca joined the Butler Veterinary Hospital team in 2014. She is referred to as the cat whisperer. Becca has two beautiful kitties at home that she adores, Bat and Kitty. Becca really has a special kindness to her soul that shines at the hospital. She will go the extra mile and take the extra time with the patients and make their time here at the hospital as easy and pleasant as possible. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, fishing, golfing, and rescuing turtles.
Leigh-Ann Janitz : Receptionist
Leigh-Ann grew up in West Milford. After graduating in 2012, she started online college
to become a veterinary assistant. Leigh-Ann has always loved animals and has multiple pets of her own. At work she is known for her loving personality and helping others. In her spare time, you can find Leigh-Ann in her backyard gardening, going on long hikes, fishing or quadding. She looks forward to coming to work everyday and learning more new things about the veterinary field.
Tracie grew up in Butler and has been with the Butler Veterinary Family since March 2017. She graduated from Bergen Community College in 2013 and became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Being a technician for 7 years, Tracie has taken a special interest in surgery. She also has a passion for rescue, particularly pit bulls and has started a rescue called Free_The_Pitties. When she is not busy working she is fishing, kayaking, camping or spending time with her 3 pitties Arya, Cooper, and Duke.