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Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Holistic Pet Care in Little Falls. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Gerald Buchoff, BVScAH

Dr. Buchoff received his pre-vet B.S. degree and an M.S. in Immunology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (BVScAH) from G.B. Pant University in India. He has completed numerous courses in alternative modalities including homeopathy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (chiropractic), acupuncture, glandular nutritional therapy, cold laser therapy, and Reiki. Before opening up Holistic Pet Care, PA, Dr. Buchoff owned and operated North Bergen Animal Hospital in North Bergen, NJ for almost 20 years. Professionally, Dr. Buchoff served four years as President of the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and more recently as Vice President and President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (2002-2006). You may see him on reruns of The Pet Stop (New 12 NJ-TV), which he hosted for 50 episodes. He has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on television and radio.

Dr. Beth Hirsch, DVM, CVA, AVCA certified chiropractic practitioner

Dr. Beth Hirsch is a veterinarian certified in animal chiropractic (AVCA) and acupuncture (CVA) who is very passionate about offering holistic treatment options for her patients. She has been an equine veterinarian for over 10 years. Since introducing small animal and equine chiropractic services to her practice 4 years ago, she has now chosen to focus solely on holistic veterinary medicine, with an emphasis on hands-on chiropractic care. Her graduate education started with an Equine Science/Pre-veterinary Medicine Bachelor of Science degree at Otterbein College in Ohio. She graduated from veterinary school at The Ohio State University in 2008. She then moved to New Jersey in 2009 after completion of a year-long internship at a lameness/sports horse practice in Illinois, finished a certification in acupuncture through the Chi Institute in 2009, and in 2014 began her chiropractic journey with Animal Chiropractic Education Source in Texas. She completed her coursework and became AVCA certified in 2015. She then moved to New Jersey and worked in a general ambulatory equine/camelid practice, eventually purchasing it. She added canine integrative veterinary services following her training and AVCA chiropractic certification. Dr.Hirsch has been continually amazed by the power of the body to heal itself with some support and help especially via chiropractic. During this time she realized her heart was not in the western veterinary medicine approach and she chose to solely focus on holistic veterinary care. She is excited to have joined our team and is enjoying working with clients on creating a management plan to optimize health and wellness through a holistic approach. The tools she reaches for most frequently for her patients include chiropractic, functional nail trimming, acupuncture, and other Chinese modalities, animalEO essential oils, and diet. BEMER therapy is another modality she is excited to be able to offer. She currently resides in New Jersey with her fiance Ray, 3 ragdoll cats, a French Bulldog, a couple of Australian Whites tree frogs and numerous fish.

Dr. Mandeep Mini, DVM

Dr. Mandeep Mini wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember. An avid lover of pets, she is a graduate from Punjab Agriculture University in India. Dr. Mini has over 12 years of experience in Veterinary Practice spanning across emergency and critical care medicine, pet shelter care establishments, holistic care and various other private practices for small animals. Due to her Indian heritage and exposure to alternative medicine, Ayurveda cure very early on, she is passionate about Holistic medicine, Chiropractic, and Acupuncture which offers a wide range of highly effective cures, many of which are more effective than chemical equivalents. Dr. Mini is an active member of AVMA and AAVIO (American Association of Veterinarians of Indian Origin) Dr. Mini loves nature and enjoys traveling around the world with her husband and two kids

Annie Torres

Office Manager
Annie Torres has been in the veterinary field for 17 years. Starting as a receptionist in a small practice, she learned about animal care and how to ensure a long healthy life. She soon developed a soft spot for animals and adopted three kittens and a Pitbull; Mimi, Shy, Sneaky and Zeus; they meant the world to her. Unfortunately, Annie lost her beloved Zeus, Mimi, Shy and Sneaky do to complication age issues, however, she is considering adopting another dog in the near future. She also enjoys cooking and listening to music. Annie has been part of the Holistic Pet Care family for 7years she started off as an office assistant and with her dedication and hard work she is now our office manager.

Kristen Cappucio

Kristen has always been an animal lover, she has been part of our Holistic Pet Care family for 6 years. She is married, has two adult children and soon to be a grandmother. She currently has 4 four-legged kids, cats Felix, Cheech, and Daisy the pooch.

Sabila Nazim

Sabila graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in psychology. She hopes to become a therapist in the future. She has always had an immense love for animals and is thrilled to be working in an environment where she is constantly surrounded by our furry friends. Her favorite movie is “Hachi” a dog tale (which she highly recommends for everyone) and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking, going to the city, baking desserts and spending quality time with our house cat Thirteen. Sabila has been part of our family team for 3 years and we are so glad to have her.

Stephanie Fernandez

Head Technician
Stephanie has always been passionate about animals. She began working hands-on at Petsmart as a PetCare Lead for the past 6 years. Stephanie joined our team 5 years ago. She received her degree in biology and will go on to pursue a degree as a Veterinarian. Stephanie is a mom of beautiful twin girls Anna and Amy and expecting a beautiful baby boy in May 2020. Stephanie also enjoys her time and taking long walks with her 2 dogs Jaxson and Bella, and also gives her love and attention to her leopard gecko who she truly adores. Stephanie has accomplished and worked hard to be one of our leaders as the technician.

Marta Silva

Veterinary Technician
Marta has been part of our Holistic Pet Care team since 2018 and graduated with a degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University. Her prior experience consists of working at Rutgers farm, studying abroad with exotic animal in South Africa, and previously worked in westernized medicine as a veterinary technician. She has no pets of her own and always has a desire to help humans and all animals. A lovely spirit, she hopes to gain more experience with a holistic approach and exotic animals.

Rob Giambra

Veterinary Technician
Always a crowd favorite, this life-sized teddy bear greets everyone with a big smile and an even bigger heart. Rob graduated top of his class in a medical assistant school. He has since worked in nursing homes, physical therapy and dialysis. Rob has always had a real love for animals and jumped at the chance to help out our four-legged friends. Rob is a man of strong faith, compassion, and kindness. He is also hilarious, Rob loves to make people laugh. He prides himself on being a great teammate and overall joy to be around. Rob is also an aspiring children’s book author and songwriter. He enjoys traveling with his lovely wife and has 2 wonderful cats. Although he has been with us for a short time we are excited to have him be part of our family team.

Sierra Welter

Sierra Welter is one of the biggest animal supporters you will ever meet. She's had a passion for animals since she was a little girl, making deep spiritual connections with them and the natural world around her. Currently attending Sussex County Community College for Biology, she has been working for various traditional animal hospitals and local pet shelters before coming to HPC. She diligently works every day to improve herself and her bond with animals so she may one day become a holistic veterinarian or a marine biologist. When she isn't dedicating her time fostering socially challenged/ pregnant/nursing animals, she is spending her free time on long hikes with her 3 dogs: Myla, Kailani and Bodhi or relaxing watching cartoons with her 2 cats, Nova and Magnolia.

Monae Murphy

Veterinary Technician
Monae Murphy is a unique and pleasant addition to our team. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Tuskegee University in Alabama, she has traveled great distances to expand her knowledge so she may one day become a veterinarian with her own practice. She spends her downtime crafting various DYI projects, bonding with her great dane-assuie mix Apollo, and studying animal nutrition to achieve her dream of making her own pet treats. Monae came to us amid the pandemic and has been an angel enlightening the staff to new crafts and nutrition facts.


House Cat
Our furry little friend, Thirteen, was added to our HPC family not too long ago but she has won everyone’s hearts in this short amount of time. Her favorite activities include napping behind the front desk computer, having her back scratched by anyone who will give her attention and eating cat-man-doo flakes from the treat jar. We are very happy to have her here with us!

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