Dr. Joel Mann earned his DVM in 1987 from The University of Florida. In 1997 Dr. Mann became part of a small group of veterinarians across the country who have earned the title "Diplomate" from the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (ABVP), certified in canine and feline practice. This means that Dr. Mann made a choice to undergo a long, very difficult process that took several years to complete -- to become a "Board Certified Specialist". ABVP Diplomates have proven knowledge and expertise above and beyond what is required to practice veterinary medicine.
Dr. Mann's interests are in Dentistry and surgery. He is a strong believer in continuing education for himself and his staff.
Dr. Mann's family includes his wife Kim, his children Matt and Alison, and his four cats. He enjoys skiing (at Mad River Glen), exercising and spending time with his family.
Dr. Heather Pearson grew up in upstate NY and graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology from Cornell University in 2000. After graduation she worked in research for a few years studying communication in songbirds, humpback whales and primates, and then entered the field of veterinary medicine as a technician. In 2008, Dr. Pearson earned her DVM from Tufts University and has been working as a veterinarian in central NJ since that time—most recently at practices in the Kingston and Hamilton area.
While she enjoys all aspects of general medicine, Dr. Pearson has a particular interest in pain management, anesthesia, surgery and small mammal medicine (e.g. rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs and pocket pets). In particular, she values the opportunity to establish long-standing relationships with clients and their pets based on mutual trust, respect and compassion.
While not at work, Dr. Pearson spends as much time as possible with her two little girls, Ariella and Nora, and her husband, Asif. Her furry family includes two sweet golden retrievers, Amis and Huxley, and a mischievous feline, Mr. Bobo. When time permits, Dr. Pearson also thoroughly enjoys reading, hiking, scuba diving and travel.