Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital

754 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
201-848-1991
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Animal Emergency and Referral Associates
1237 Bloomfield Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone: (973) 226-3282

Oradell Animal Hospital
580 Winters Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262-0010

 

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Meet Our Veterinarians

Get to know our team of veterinarians here at Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital by reading their staff bios, so that you, and your pet, can be assured that you will have the best care possible for any of your pet’s health needs!

Pomerantz, Bergen County New Jersey Veterinarian

Dr. Alan Pomerantz

As a New Jersey native, I received my bachelor’s degree in animal science from Cook College of Rutgers University. For my professional training, I attended Cornell University where I received my master’s of science in 1984 and my doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1985. I have had a varied career as a veterinarian working in shelters, zoos, farms and for the the last 10 years with small animals exclusively.

My veterinary interests include preventive medicine, ophthalmology, oncology and zoonotic diseases as well as soft tissue surgery. I like working at Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital because I feel that our office offers much to our individual patients and their human families, as well as to our community. We are able to spread our compassion and help animal rescue organizations both in New Jersey and afar.The staff has traveled to far off locations in the USA and abroad. Some of us were in Louisiana for the Hurricane Katrina clean up and we have been to Europe, the Caribbean and South America to provide free services to under-served people with pets in need. One of my brightest highlights was traveling to Peru to participate in a program helping animals in the poor rural countryside after an earthquake.

When not at work, I like the outdoors and enjoy hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. I follow professional and college sports and have been both a NFL Giants and New York Yankees fan since birth. I am married to Saundra and we are blessed to have a shared family of four kids, four pets and a grandson, which all keep us very busy and very happy.

I currently serve as owner and medical director of Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital.

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Dr.Wendy Kozak

I have been at Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital since March of 2003. I originally grew up in Wrentham, Massachusetts. I graduated from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine in May of 1997. Since then I have practiced in Florida, Massachusetts and currently in New Jersey. I moved to New Jersey after getting married to my husband, Dan, in October of 2002. I have 2 beautiful girls named Kasey and Madison. We share our home with one Boston Terrier named Jackson and one cat named Thumbalina. My hobbies include reading and running. I am also an avid Florida Gators football fan.

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Dr. Kristin Onesios

I joined the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital in May of 2010 after working in Hoboken for 3 years. I had always hoped to return to FLAH after spending multiple summers and college breaks working here as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. I grew up a few towns over in Allendale. For undergraduate studies, I went to Cook College at Rutgers University where I received a degree in Animal Science. I pursued my veterinary degree at Tufts University. While there I developed more insight into caring for not only cats and dogs, but also birds, reptiles, pocket pets and wildlife.

While not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Nick and my 2 kids, Claire and James. We currently share our house with 2 cuddly cats, Fritz and Amelia.

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Dr. Jack Mastrascusa

I have been with Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital since May, 2007. After working as a technician in the dental and surgical field and later achieving my veterinary license, I decided to stay and practice here as this is a great place to work and learn. joined the staff of the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in 2011. Her dream of becoming a veterinarian started when she got her first dog at the age of five. She attended Colorado State University and earned her Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Dr. Fletcher went on to complete a rotating medicine and surgery internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Denver, Col. Dr. Fletcher's professional interests include internal medicine, oncology as well as canine physical therapy and rehabilitation.Originally from Boston, Dr. Fletcher grew up in Michigan. She has lived in California, Michigan, Minnesota, Colorado and even Perth, Australia. She lives in Mechanicsburg with her boyfriend and their Heeler-Lab mix Colbie and four cats: Spunky, Duck, Darby and Mac. When not working, she enjoys salsa and swing dancing, reading, cooking and running.

I live with my wife Silvina and son Leo, plus a 9-year-old lizard whose name is Onyx. Onyx has been by my side in every exciting corner of the world I have ever lived. I also adopted recently a red footed tortoise named Fred.

I grew up in New Jersey and moved to Montevideo, Uruguay when I was 13 and lived there for 11 years. It was in Uruguay that I attended The University of Veterinary Medicine in Montevideo. After graduation I moved back to the U.S. and worked for the next 3 years extensively in the small dentistry field in Miami, FL. When I achieved my veterinary license in the European Union I moved to Malaga, Spain, where I practiced for a year. In 2006 I moved back home to New Jersey.

My main passion in life, other than small animal medicine is travelling. I have traveled to many great places and have met many interesting people. I eagerly anticipate all the future travels and all the people I will meet on the way.

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Dr. Veronica Hudson

I knew from a very early age that I wanted to become a veterinarian but it wasn’t until I caught early heart failure in one of my cats (due to subtle breathing changes) as a teenager that I truly knew it was my calling. With this goal in mind, I pursued my undergraduate studies at Montclair State University where I received bachelor’s degrees in both Biology and Psychology. Shortly thereafter, I was accepted to the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow in Scotland and the next five years were spent achieving a Bachelors in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS); the European equivalent of a veterinary degree in the United States. A Jersey girl at heart, I moved back to the states post-graduation and completed an internship in veterinary medicine and surgery at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners-Downtown (formerly Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists) in New York City. Afterwards, I spent some time in general practice before joining the staff at Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital.

My veterinary interests include dentistry and internal medicine with a special interest in management of diabetes. I am happy to be working alongside a wonderful team at FLAH where everyone’s dedication and compassion combine to provide exceptional care for all pets.

When not in the office, I enjoy spending time outdoors running, biking, and playing tennis. I also enjoy traveling and trying out new dining experiences whenever possible. I am very lucky to share a home and quality cuddles with two pampered calico cats, Kori and Jasmine, and a (mostly) equally spoiled husband, Dan.

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Dr. Sharon Greenhut

I am a proud member of the Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital team. I strive to be a loyal and compassionate doctor who always advocates for the thorough and fair treatment of those in need. I very much enjoy forming relationships with my patients and their owners, and I truly understand the human-animal bond. I am particularly well versed on the care of dogs and cats and enjoy meeting new clients and patients.

I was born and raised in New York and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where I received my bachelor’s of science degree (May of 2002). I then went on to receive my doctor of veterinary medicine degree at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine (May of 2007). After meeting my husband Will, I moved to Pennsylvania and practiced veterinary medicine for five years while Will completed a residency in Emergency Medicine (for people). We then moved back to New York to be closer to family, and I happily joined Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital in January of 2013. We currently reside with our three human children, Brayden, Caleb, and Vienna, and our fur baby, Scrubs the dog (Chocolate Lab mix). One of my greatest joys in life is watching our children interact and play with Scrubs and watching them all grow up together.

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Dr. Viktoriya Zilberman

I have been a proud member of the FLAH family since 2012. I can trace my love of animals back to my childhood, where Mickey, our family’s white terrier-mix, inspired my devotion. As a 5-year-old, I may have loved him a little too much back then. I don’t know how much he appreciated me painting his nails, giving him hair cuts, cuddling him like he was my favorite stuffed animal; but he was my best friend.

Growing up in Bergen County, I donated my time volunteering at RBARI animal shelter since the age of 13 on, all throughout high school. I completed my undergraduate degree in animal science at Cook College, Rutgers University, receiving my veterinary degree from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the school of the gentle doctor. Moving back to the East Coast to be closer to family and friends, I completed a rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, a busy specialty and 24-hour emergency hospital in New York City.

My favorite areas of interest include dermatology, specifically of dogs and cats. Working here at FLAH allows me to practice the best medicine possible, with the help of great staff, and the wonderful clients and their fur babies that we have.

Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three chinchillas, running, skiing and traveling. Sometimes, even traveling for running or skiing!

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Dr. Lauren Stoltze

Growing up in a working class neighborhood of The Bronx confirmed the importance of hard work and dedication, and I am proud to have those ideals manifest themselves in my practice of medicine. I take great joy from my relationships with patients and clients and being able to give a voice to those members of our families without one.

I received my bachelors of science degree from Seton Hall University and a master’s degree in biology with a dual concentration in ecology and molecular cell biology from Fordham University. After earning my veterinary degree from Ross University in St. Kitts and spending my veterinary clinical year at The Ohio State University, I then finished a small animal rotating medicine/surgery internship at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners (formerly NYC Veterinary Specialists) in New York City. joined the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in July, 2013. She became interested in animals at a young age; and spent summers working on her grandparents' dairy farm and began riding horses at 12 years old. Dr. Zajac attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and then headed off to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. Although she loved Southern life and enjoyed meeting new people, Dr. Zajac felt the urge to be back in PA with her family. After graduation, she returned to PA in 2009 where she worked with dogs, cats and horses as a general practitioner. In her free time Dr. Zajac enjoys birding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She have a horse named Lovie and a cat named Gus.

I married my Seton Hall college sweetheart, and we have been together for over a decade. We welcomed our first child, Sebastian, in 2015 and have been loving being new parents.

I enjoy hiking with my yellow Labrador, Hudson, cooking up a storm, and traveling to far flung locations. Some of my favorite destinations have been South Africa, Italy, China, Thailand and Australia. I have also combined both my profession and passion for travel by being accredited by the USDA to issue International Health Certificates for international pet travel.

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Dr. Christopher Dillon

Dr. Christopher J. Dillon, DVM, DACVS ( Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons) is a specialist in advanced surgical techniques, which include Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, he gained many years of experience working in his own private practice. He later decided to continue his education, and went on to successfully complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship and Small Animal Surgery Residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Dillon has a major focus on reconstructive surgery as it relates to trauma and cancer treatment. Dr. Dillon has the task of performing some of the most advanced surgeries in our area, while the entire procedure is completed within Animal Hospital’s operating room. joined the Animal Hospital of Dauphin County in July, 2013. She became interested in animals at a young age; and spent summers working on her grandparents' dairy farm and began riding horses at 12 years old. Dr. Zajac attended King's College in Wilkes-Barre, PA where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Biology, and then headed off to Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in Auburn, AL. Although she loved Southern life and enjoyed meeting new people, Dr. Zajac felt the urge to be back in PA with her family. After graduation, she returned to PA in 2009 where she worked with dogs, cats and horses as a general practitioner. In her free time Dr. Zajac enjoys birding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She have a horse named Lovie and a cat named Gus.

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