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Meet Our Staff's Pets

This is Eva (below right), Dr. Derfuss' dog. Eva was found running with her companion and young puppy on the streets near the Plainfield Area Humane Society in the summer of 2003. She came to Branchburg Animal Hospital to be spayed and the rest is history! She accompanied Dr. Derfuss to work every day and hung out on her bed in Dr. Derfuss' office. She was very loving and very much enjoyed our three foster kittens! She was very gentle with them and really showed off her motherly instincts. Eva passed in October of 2014 but her memory stays alive here at BAH. 

Dr. Derfuss adopted Emmy (above) in November 2014. She originally arrived at the Plainfield Area Humane Society 10 years earlier. She had been adopted and returned several times. She lived at the shelter for 2 years prior to Dr. Derfuss adopting her. Emmy is a very unique dog but loves everyone- whether 2 legged or 4 legged. 


These are Janice's dogs (above), Will and Grace.  Brother and sister were abandoned in a county park in the fall of 2000 when they were only five months old.  They were rescued by the Franklin Animal Shelter and soon adopted by Janice's family.  They are best friends and are rarely apart from each other.

This is Miles, the rat.  He was adopted from the Chester County SPCA in PA and now lives with Janice's family.  He was surrendered to the shelter when he was just a baby after a pet snake refused to eat him for several days for unknown reasons.  He is very smart, does tricks and is extremely friendly and sociable to everyone he meets.  Yogurt covered raisins are his favorite treat.


This is Duncan, Ellie's Dog

Sage and Nike are Jason's dogs. Sage is a blue tri-color pit-bull who is almost one year old. On the right is Nike, who was born in early 1998 and is still strong and healthy!


Emma belongs to Cheryl. She is trained in obedience, agility, treibball, and rally-o. But mostly, She is a very talented therapy dog. She successfully competed 6 months worth of chemotherapy in January of 2014! This is a photo of Emma with our technician, Jessie, the day she finished the chemo!

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  • "The office staff works very closely with the veterinarians to answer questions and help with concerns. They are always ready to help you. 5 Stars"
    Cathy & Greg B.
  • "#1... it's easy, the professionalism and value for money well spent, as well as kindness for both the owner and the animal!
    5 Stars"
    Bonnie P.
  • "Been going there for 13 years now. Dr. Derfuss and her staff are the best. 5 Stars"
    Edward B.
  • "Great Vet... great staff... This group is like no other Vet I've been to. I tried 5 different Vets in the New Brunswick area... Branchburg is on a totally different leve. 5 Stars"
    Daniel F.
  • "We want to thank Dr. Derfuss and her entire staff at Branchburg Animal Hospital for all of the wonderful service and care we have received over the years. We've been with the practice since it opened many years ago. Whether we are coming to the office to pick up food or bring our pets in to be treated, we are given the best care. They are like family to us. We give them an A++ and have recommended them on many occasions."
    The Del Grosso Family
  • "Linda and I have been bringing our Labrador Retrievers (first Shiloh and now Cooper) to Dr. Derfuss and the Branchburg Animal Hospital for many years. We have always admired and embraced the leading edge, holistic healing practices that are employed there. This has included such applications as acupuncture, chiropractic and the utilization of natural supplements, all of which have appreciably augmented the overall quality of life for our beloved canines. At a time and in a country where the overuse of prescription medication has clearly run amok, it is great to have a facility in our area where numerous other alternatives are deployed and RX medication is applied on a far more discerning basis."
    Kevin B.
  • "My husband and I have been taking our German Shepherds to Dr. Derfuss for many years. She is extremely caring and compassionate. She not only practices traditional medicine but holistic too. Our "girls" actually loved when they went to the vet! We highly recommend Branchburg Animal Hospital!"
    Carla B.
  • "I’ve been bringing my cats here for 15 years and Dr. Derfuss and the staff have been caring and compassionate. Holistic treatments are available if you want them, depending on the animal’s condition, and I have gone this route a couple of times for ailing cats. I never felt pressured into accepting any particular treatment. I’ve always been given all the options and chose what I felt was best. There are a number of vets closer to where I live, but I continue to make a slightly longer drive to Branchburg Animal Hospital because I trust them."
    Loretta A.
  • "Great Vet, Professional Staff, Very Clean. We are fortunate to live close to this great Vet!!"
  • "For the past five years, the veterinarians at Branchburg Animal Hospital have taken great care of Stitch. I highly recommend this vet for your cat or dog."
    Jaime Hernandez / Branchburg, NJ

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