Secaucus Animal Hospital

Secaucus Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Secaucus, New Jersey. The professional and courteous staff at Secaucus Animal Hospital seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. Secaucus Animal Hospital strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Secaucus, New Jersey and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Secaucus Animal Hospital can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Vet check-up with small dog
  • Mon-Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 2:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • After Hrs ER: North Jersey Veterinary Emergency Services (201) 438-7122
  • John Hatch, M.V.B., M.R.C.V.S.

    Veterinarian
    John Hatch grew up in Ireland and graduated with his veterinary degree in 1988 from University College of Dublin. He initially worked in farm animal practice in Northern Ireland and then England. He moved to a small animal practice in London where he worked for 3 years before emigrating to the USA in 1993 on a so-called "lottery visa". Dr. Hatch lived and worked on Cape Cod for 5 years working primarily with dogs and cats but he was also involved with the Marine Mammal Rescue Network where under the direction of the New England Aquarium he attended to stranded dolphins and whales. He moved to New York in 1997 and worked on Long Island for a year . He then worked at Secaucus Animal Hospital for a year.  We were sad to see him go after one year, where he pursued an offer to own a practice in Berkeley Heights.  Fortunately for us,after 4 years the proposal fell through, and we were delighted to welcome him back as the new owner of Secaucus Animal Hospital when he bought the practice from the former owner, Dr. Brady in 2005, who then moved to Arizona.  Dr. Hatch has adopted the slogan, "We will care for your pets like they're our own."-- a philosophy that the entire staff of Secaucus Animal Hospital feels encompasses the way we practice veterinary medicine. 

    In his spare time Dr. Hatch loves to go to the movies, read, garden and head back to Cape Cod; he is also very active with his local church. He is a member of the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Andrea (Cavedo) Danforth, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Andrea Danforth has been a veterinarian at Secaucus Animal Hospital since 2005, although you may know her better by her maiden name, Dr. Cavedo.  She is also the Hospital Administrator.

    Dr. Danforth is originally from Charleston, South Carolina.  She received her BS from Clemson University where she graduated summa cum laude in 2001.  She then attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia, graduating magna cum laude in 2004. She was also inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society while at UGA and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society.

    Dr. Danforth practiced for 1 year in Charleston before moving to Secaucus.  After reading an article about Dr. Hatch and Secaucus Animal Hospital, she applied for a position as a veterinarian and began practicing here in June 2005.

    Dr. Danforth loves living and working in Secaucus.  She and her husband, John, have five kitty children: Nicholas, Smokey, Hermie, Princess Clarisse, and King Moonraker. Dr Danforth is also a twin!
  • Kimberly Schwartz, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Kimberly Schwartz grew up in central New Jersey and graduated from Penn State University in 2004. While in college, she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a national community service fraternity. She was also a proud member of SRUA, Students for the Responsible Use of Animals, where she visited nursing homes with dogs and cats to bring joy to the elderly.

    Dr. Schwartz attended veterinary school at St.George’s University in Grenada, an island in the Caribbean. After studying on the beach, she completed her clinical year at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 2008.

    Dr. Schwartz moved back to New Jersey after graduating veterinary school and worked at a local small animal practice for several months. She then worked at a busy hospital for the next three years, at which time she decided to work part-time at a local animal shelter. She was very excited to join the Secaucus Animal Hospital team in 2012.

    Dr. Schwartz lives in central New Jersey with her husband Adrian and their new baby boy, Asher.  They also have a Lab mix named Sydney, and two cat,s Sota and Sebastian. She loves to travel, work on home improvements, and visit museums and dog parks.
  • Megan Brown, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Megan Brown is originally from southern New Jersey and has always wanted to be a veterinarian ever since she was 7. She attended Florida A&M University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science before heading to the University of Florida for her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her veterinary interests include internal medicine and preventive care. 

    She currently has 2 dogs named Chewy and Zoey, as well as a cat named Nugget. In her spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys running, hanging out with family and friends, and watching both professional and college football. GO GATORS!!!

  • David Yates

    David is the newest addition to our staff.  A native of Atlanta, GA, he is a recent graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Business Administration major.  As he concentrated in Accounting, David will be working alongside Dr. Danforth with the Hospital's financial administration.

    As David is new to the North, he may occasionally use friendly Southern words like "y'all" here and there. Let's give David a warm welcome to New Jersey!
  • Adrienne Jimenez

    Technician
    Adrienne is the head technician at Secaucus Animal Hospital, and has been working there since 1997.  She grew up in North Bergen, N.J.  Adrienne attended Cook College at Rutgers University and graduated with a degree in Animal Science.  She lives with her seven cats: Oona, Firehouse, Michael, Bambino, Foxy, Lilly, and Hazel in Hudson County.  When not caring for her cats, Adrienne enjoys going to concerts, movies, and antiques.
  • Cathy Fraser

    Technician
    Cathy has been a technician at Secaucus Animal Hospital since 1998.  She also attended Cook College and graduated with a degree in Animal Science and Natural Resource Management.  She has recently acquired a masters degree in education.  Cathy lives in Jersey City with her nine cats: Sydney, Bingi, Little Bit, Winnie, Doodle, Wuhgee, Dooby, Tippy, and Screech.  She also has an ornate box turtle, Phoebe,and a Yorkie named Fonzie.  Cathy's interests include: troubleshooting feline behavioral issues, wildlife conservation and music.
  • Mona Shimomura

    Technician
    Mona is originally from Camp Springs, Maryland, and has been with Secaucus Animal Hospital intermittently since 1991. We are glad to have her now working with us on a regular basis. Mona is not only a highly skilled technician, but also a computer whiz and our IT expert. Her interests include veterinary technology, computers, and reading.  Raised by a Collie, an Irish Setter, and a Sheltie, Mona has more recently been adopted by a kitty.
  • Dave Frank

    Technician
    Dave Frank is a native Secaucian who started with us in the fall of 2008.  Dave recently graduated from Montclair State University and will be starting nursing school in the fall. In his spare time, he pitches for the Amateur Baseball Association.
  • Lacey Spiegel

    Technician
    Lacey is from Nutley and currently lives in Bloomingdale with her new great dane, Betty, a cat named Chooch, and a snake.  She loves to sing and read books.
  • Priscilla Proenza

    Technician
    Priscilla is one of our full-time technicians and has also volunteered for the Secaucus Animal Shelter.  She has completed a veterinary technician's program.  Here she is holding one of our patients, Snowy.
  • Jordyn Roughgarden

    Technician
     Jordyn has lived her entire life in Carlstadt;  she heard about the tech position with us from long-time family friend and SAH receptionist, Linda Murphy. She is currently enrolled in a veterinary technician program at Bergen Community College and previously earned an associates degree in Interior Design, before realizing her true passion was helping animals.  Animals have always been a large part of her life and she currently lives with: three rescue dogs, a cat, a mini pig, a chinchilla, a bunny, a guinea pig and four turtles!  In her free time, she enjoys painting, drawing and listening to music.
  • Timothy Gaffney

    Technician
    Tim is our newest technician and a welcome addition to the Secaucus Animal Hospital.

    Tim grew up in Bayonne and Vernon N.J. After serving 4 years in the US Air Force as a flying mechanic in a combat search and rescue unit, he moved back to New Jersey and is pursuing a lifelong dream to work with animals.  His future plans include completing a veterinary technician program. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, camping, and volunteering at local animal shelters and rescues. He currently lives in Bayonne with a miniature pinscher "Murphy", and a cat "Charlie". 
  • Linda Murphy

    Receptionist
    Linda hails from Carlstadt, N.J.  Originally a Secaucus Animal Hospital client, Linda has been a receptionist  at SAH since 2000.  She spends her free time shopping and especially enjoys vacationing with her family.  Linda's family includes her husband Rick and four children: Christopher, Nicholas, Taylor, and Jayson. The family shares their home with their dog Buddy.
  • Doreen Spiegel

    Receptionist
    Doreen is a Secaucus resident and has been working with Secaucus Animal Hospital for more than 7 years.  She likes swimming and traveling with her family.  Doreen's family includes husband Dan, two boys Danny and Tim, dogs Rusty and Gemma, and cats Kiara and Camouflage.
  • Anne-Marie Urbanski

    Receptionist
    Anne-Marie is a local girl who happened upon Secaucus Animal Hospital through her friend Lacey, a technician. She has been with SAH since 2006.  Even though Anne-Marie has a full-time job in a school, she continues to work part-time at SAH.  She is a graduate of Montclair State University and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in counseling.  She lives in Secaucus with her mom and a toy poodle named Happy.
  • Hasmin Humphries

    Receptionist
    Hasmin has been with the Secaucus Animal Hospital off and on for several years.  She is also trained as a technician.  She currently lives in Union City with her husband Mario and her baby girl.  They also have a cat named Minnie. Hasmin is bilingual and speaks fluent Spanish.
  • Dorothy Kleinschrodt

    Receptionist
    Dorothy is originally from Columbus, Georgia and has two dogs, a Puggle and a Basenji.  Dorothy is new to the veterinary field but has much experience as a receptionist in other industries.
  • Jessica Lanfranchi

    Receptionist
    Jessica is a full-time receptionist and was recommended to us by her good friend, Anne-Marie Urbanski.  She currently lives in Secaucus, about a block away from the hospital. She is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.  Jessica is currently attending a local college.