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Rebecca Jane Potter , BVSc and co-president
Dr. Potter graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a Bachelors Degree in Biological Science. She graduated from the University of Melbourne School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Dr. Potter was an associate veterinarian at the Veterinary Center of Morris County and Berg Animal Hospital for 6 years.
Dr. Potter served as clinic surgeon and shelter veterinarian at the Monmouth County SPCA for 7 years, and was acting Director of Medical Services from 2011-2013. During this time Dr. Potter established and implemented standard medical and surgical procedures at the Vogel Spay Neuter Clinic based on the golden standard of care developed by the Humane Alliance in North Carolina.
Dr. Potter has been a surgical instructor to veterinary student externs for the past 3 years, and has been a mentor and instructor to numerous Rutgers University Animal Science students over her career. Dr. Potter has 12+ years of high volume spay and neuter experience, and is an expert in the field of small animal spay and neuter surgery.
When not working, Dr Potter enjoys spending her free time with her husband and three children, her Manchester Terrier: Madison, her rescued three legged Shepherd mix: Bella, and her cat: Uncle Leo.
Adrienne Hancock-Brown, VMD and co-president
Dr. Hancock, a native Staten Islander, attended Rutgers University and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences in 1998. She graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Hancock worked as an associate veterinarian at the Raritan Animal Hospital in Edison before pursuing shelter medicine and high volume spay and neuter surgery.
Dr. Hancock has over 12 years of high volume spay clinic experience at Humane Society’s Remote Area Veterinary Service clinics, the Vogel Spay/Neuter Clinic at Monmouth County SPCA, East Coast Spay Clinic, and St. Hubert’s Animal Rescue Center. She has performed over 30,000 sterilization surgeries and has kept up to date with the latest techniques in high volume surgery, anesthesia, and pain management for her patients.
As their first staff veterinarian, Dr. Hancock worked closely with the Managing Operations Director at St. Hubert’s Animal Rescue Center to start up their new spay/neuter clinic. She was also heavily involved in management during her time at the Monmouth County SPCA . Her duties (in addition to surgery) included writing clinic procedures and creating an internship for college and veterinary students so that they could observe and learn more about the need for affordable spay and neuter services in the community.
Dr. Hancock enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and her two cats, Ricky and Zoe. On most weekends you can find her in her garden, or competing in a local race or getting lost in the woods.
Caroline Ismail, Head Receptionist
Caroline is a longtime resident of Monmouth County, NJ and graduated from Howell High School in 2000. She attended Mercer County College and completed the required courses to become certified as an Animal Control Officer and Animal Cruelty Investigator in the State of NJ. Her love of animals then led her to the Monmouth County SPCA, where she worked for several years in the Vogel Spay/Neuter Clinic, and continues to volunteer as a foster puppy parent. In her free time, Caroline enjoys spending time with her husband Dan, their four dogs: Lexi, Butters, Louie, and Rolo, and their two cats: Strudles and Dolfi. She loves music, Netflix, watching sports, and fantasy football.
Nicolette Casselli, Veterinary Technician
Nicolette is from Ocean County and graduated from the Richard Stockton Colleg of NJ with a Bachelors in Environmental Science in 2012. She then began interning at Woodlands Wildlife Refuge in Northern NJ. After a year internship with Woodlands, she worked for Redbank Veterinary Hospital for 2 years as a veterinary assistant. She enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and cat, Leah. She also loves to travel, read and hike.
Kathy Eichberger, Veterinary Technician
Kathy is from Northern New Jersey and graduated from Ramapo College with a degree in environmental studies. She has experience as a shelter technician, adoption counselor, spay clinic technician and manager, and groomer. She has an innate love for animals and has been working with them for almost 20 years.
Christina Enoch, Veterinary Assistant
Chrissy is a recent graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Animal Science. She was a talented intern with The Spay & Neuter Center during her undergraduate studies. Since her graduation, she has continued to work with us and gain valuable hands-on experience while she completes her applications for veterinary school.