My inspiration for making my veterinary dream come true was Larry Lion, a beloved stuffed animal I had at the age of two. When Larry’s string was pulled, he roared. One day, to my dismay, the string stayed out. Larry Lion was broken. My thoughtful babysitter at the time offered to take Larry home for an “operation.” I still remember feeling frightened for him, but my babysitter said not to worry. She’d take good care of him. The next day, Larry Lion came back home. He wasn’t able to talk anymore—they had to remove his “voice box” but otherwise he was restitched and as good as new. I could have cared less that he didn’t speak anymore. I had my best friend back. It was at that moment, I knew I’d one day become a veterinarian and take care of other people’s much-loved best friends. It’s been almost 50 years and I can still remember that feeling of pure joy. I could not hide the tears when my team presented me with an original Larry Lion a few years ago. He holds a special place in my home and in my heart.
My husband William and I have been married for long enough to have built a united front against our teenage girls in these tumultuous hormonal years. I give all the credit to him for sticking by me through this journey as any small business entrepreneur will tell you, “it ain’t easy”. He’s my rock and I will always be grateful he decided to give me a second look. Together, we are working on a larger location to provide for expansion in Denville.
Abigail and Zoe. Our two little bookends are quite simply the greatest thing we’ve ever done in our lives. Abigail is working toward obtaining her BS in Animal Science at Auburn and hoping to earn her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine afterward. Zoe is enjoying her high school years and continues to energetically tackle the world through thoughtful and quick-witted debate.
Having a dynamic political and management timetable, my schedule changes from time to time. However, being an active member of the AVMA is of crucial importance to me and I profoundly enjoy having a voice in the profession.
My dream is to continue to build a veterinary organization which continues to provide exceptional medicine while maintaining customized service. These days, it seems as more healthcare facilities incorporate, there is a loss of the human behind the pet. We never want to forget the clients who have entrusted us with their most precious family members.
American Veterinary Medical Association - Active Member
House of Delegates State of NJ - Alt
Political Action Committee
American Veterinary Medical Foundation
The Wetterberg Foundation
NJ Veterinary Medical Association - Active Member
Member American Association of Feline Practitioners
Member Association of Shelter Veterinarians
Member Veterinary Hospital Management Association
Dr. Loftin has been a practicing veterinarian since 1986. She graduated from a veterinary school in the Philippines and went on to study clinical medicine at the University of Missouri Veterinary School until her graduation. Dr. Loftin feels living in the Philippines for four years satisfied her sense of adventure and taught her how to be self-reliant.
Having always had a passion for science and animals, private practice has made her dreams come true. Her philosophy in life is to love learning and since veterinary medicine is forever evolving, she is constantly doing so by attending frequent continuing education lectures and seminars. Dr. Loftin feels she learns the most from her beautiful patients. She has commented that her patients teach her how to be strong, to enjoy every day, and to love unconditionally.
She shares a passion for running, hiking with her boys, writing short stories, and singing. Although she freely admits, most of her singing is done in the shower.
Brooklyn born, Dr. Loftin has lived in New Jersey since practicing veterinary medicine. She absolutely adores the Tri-state area and all it has to offer.
Dr. Terri Schneider is Morris County, NJ born and raised. Starting in 1985, she worked in local vet hospitals starting as a kennel attendant, receptionist and vet assistant while attending Mount Olive High School and college.
Dr. Schneider completed Undergraduate Studies at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA. in 1991 with a major in Biology.
She then graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine while still a student in veterinary school.
Since graduating veterinary school in Ohio, she has practiced both Emergency and Preventative Medicine back in her home state of NJ.
Dr. Schneider's family includes a collection of betta fish and her 5 'fur' children - 2 rescue kitties, PT and Quill (also known as her wrecking crew), and her highly spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Sprite, who came from rescues due to medical issues, and Tucker, the other canine family member.
When not at work, Dr. Schneider enjoys anything outdoors - notably campfires, nature walks with her dogs, fishing and gardening. When forced to be indoors, she enjoys reading, cooking and music.
A Detroit native, Dr. Maryellen Voigt attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1984. She went on to attend the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Upon graduation, she honed her skills in a small animal hospital in central NJ. Dr. Voigt's professional interests include ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She holds advanced training in emergency preparedness as a member of both the Morris County Animal Response Team and Morris County Medical Reserve Corps. Also, as a USDA Federally Accredited Veterinarian, she can issue both domestic and international health certificates. What else can this wonder woman do? Why see pot bellied pigs of course? One of the few in the state who do! With a perpetual smile on her face and a perceptive sense of medicine, Dr. Voigt is a great addition to the Mountainview family.
Dr. Voigt is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Metropolitan New Jersey Medical Association. Her outside hobbies and interests include softball, hiking, golf and skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their four children, Rachel, Hannah, Jacqueline and Daniel. One dog, a black mouth cur mix named Taser, and two cats, Cookie and Kerbie complete the family nicely.
Dr. Alli Sommerkorn grew up in Rockaway, NJ. During that time, her mother was the president of an animal shelter, so animals have always been such a big part of their family. She went on to earn her Bachelors of Science in Biology/Animal Science/Equine Science from Rutgers University in 2011, and graduated cum laude! She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois. Alli enjoys helping seniors maintain mobility and post op recovery and is certified in physical therapy for canines.
She says the most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is “getting pets back to their family”. Dr. Sommerkorn is a member of IVECC, AVMA, and CCRP.
Dr. Sommerkorn enjoys skiing, cooking, painting, and watching sports in her free time. She has a professional interest in Internal Medicine and Surgery. She currently lives with Rugby (pit bull), Dotty (mix breed), Kaia (pit bull), Jade (lab mix) and Queso(cat).
New to the MVH family, this is Brooklynne's first time working at an animal hospital. She was a dog walker before joining MVH and while she loved her previous job, she said 'MVH is the dream job I didn’t even know I was looking for.' Brooklynne loves animals, especially dogs, but funny enough she has a cat. Her name is Marshmallow, and she is cuddly but rambunctious as well. Brooklynne is also a mother of two, Connor 9 and Natasha 5. They are the greatest thing to happen to her even if they drive her crazy once in a while! When she is not working or on mom duty, Brooklynne likes to lounge, and loves being out in nature, going for long walks, hiking or spending the day at the lake with her family. She studied psychology at McNeese State University, but her real passion was cooking. She has traveled abroad here and there but Jersey is where she is happiest.
Born and raised in Essex County, NJ. Majored in business management at Fairleigh Dickenson University. My life began when I met Elizabeth—you know her as Dr. Boggier. Up to now I’ve been on the sidelines cheering her on; the good doctor has called my bluff and put me in the game as Office Manager.
Now it’s my job to help her and promote her—since I believe in her. It’s an easy job with so-so pay.
Nicole became part of our MountainView team back in November 2017. Her passion and love for animals started at a very young age, and in 2003 Nicole started working in the animal field. Nicole lives in Morris County, has a young daughter and a 7-year-old Yorkie-poo. On her days off from MountainView she enjoys spending time with her daughter. Nicole also enjoys going on hikes, going to parks with her daughter and even putting her toes in the sand at the shore. We are amazed by her perpetual upbeat attitude and ability to find creative alternative solutions for clients.
Alex started her career as a kennel assistant in 2004. She has been a technician with us since 2009. Alex and her family have 4 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 bearded dragons. Alex has been broadening her career by continuing her education in veterinary anesthesia, pre and post-operative monitoring, digital dental x-ray, and supra and subgingival scaling and polishing. Her love of the profession and enthusiasm for learning makes her a valuable and much-loved part of our family.
Lisa has been a veterinary technician for many years and still loves it just as much as she did when she first started. Lisa is happily married to her husband and they have a funny and outgoing son. She enjoys the summer and spending most of her time on the lake or time with her family. Lisa and her family have a Chihuahua named Tia, a Mutt named Trigger, and a pot belly pig named Kosher. YES, you read that correctly a pig! Having worked in a variety of capacities, Lisa has become of vital importance in managing our ever-changing inventory. A true tough New York Italian at heart, it kills her if she can’t get someone to take a cookie. Mangia!
Lauren graduated from Randolph High school. She began working in a veterinary hospital in her junior year of high school. She began working in the kennel then moved to customer service relations specialist and later became a veterinary technician. After she graduated high school she went to County College of Morris to become a police officer. Originally she thought she wanted to be a K9 Officer but, she realized that after working for the veterinary hospital that she liked helping the animals. Lauren loves to go horseback riding and loves spending time with her animals. Lauren’s organizational skills and ability to keep the hospital in check, even at moments of perceived chaos, is her forte. She is furthering her education by taking classes toward her degree in Veterinary Hospital Management.
Lisa recently started working at the hospital as a Veterinary Assistant after retiring as a Sergeant with the Madison Police Department. Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the College of St. Elizabeth and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Kean University. She recently completed the Veterinary Assistant program at the Morris County School of Technology in Denville.
Lisa is the proud wife of a Police Sergeant and the mother of two sons. Lisa and her family have a
Chocolate Labrador named Archie and a mixed breed dog named Miles.
Lisa enjoys hiking with her dogs, baking and spending time with her family.
She has plans to continue her education and work toward becoming a veterinary technician.
Christy was born and raised in Rockaway NJ, before leaving to attend college in New York at John Jay College and then moving onto Boston, Massachusetts to attend Northeastern for her master's degree. She has been working in the field as a veterinary technician for over 14 years, starting her career as a receptionist in NJ for two years and then working in various veterinary hospitals in the areas around Boston. She was also the head technician at a small practice in New Hampshire. Christy now lives with a little cat named Bridget and enjoys boating and gardening. Her well-rounded abilities are much appreciated by the MountainView family.
Barbara joined us in 2019 as our Marketing Director. She has many years of marketing experience and has worked in corporate, small business, and non-profit settings. She loves animals and especially her very pampered rescue dog, Teddy. She also volunteers with Eleventh Hour Rescue.
Danielle has always had a passion for animals and loves taking care of them. She has been working with MVH since April 2011, starting out as a kennel assistant, but her main area now is being a Customer Service Representative. And you may find her grabbing blood or giving vaccines from time to time.
Danielle is also a volunteer in the Rockaway Borough Fire department where she spends some of her free time. Volunteering allows Danielle to fuel her need to help people in addition to animals.
Danielle was always told by her parents to never bring any animals home, but couldn’t help herself. So now she has two cats, Haley and Frankie, who were both adopted from Eleventh Hour Rescue. Danielle did a great job nursing these two very sickly—but now lively kitties—back to health. In 2015 she went searching for the perfect dog, instead ended up with 2 handsome boys, Harley and Diesel, who are the biggest love bugs ever even though they are a little mean sometimes.
Payton loves animals, and has one Pit/Lab named Dunkin and one cat named Tom. She enjoys playing lacrosse, spending time with her animals, and being outside doing fun activities. She is currently a senior at Morris Hills High School and in the Magnet Program for Math and Science. She hope to one day work with exotic animals.
Shannon has worked at many different vet hospitals, including offices in both Washington state and Tennessee, as well as all around northern NJ. She finally feels like she has found her home here at MVH.
Shannon enjoys spending time outside, racing, and of course relaxing on her days off. She has 2 dogs at
home, Charlie-The American Eagle (half Beagle / half American Eskimo Spitz) and her Whinnie-Pig, the 'Notorious P.I.G.' (half Jack Russell / half Chihuahua). She also has 3 cats, 'Beans', 'Cupid', and 'Anna', who enjoy catching bugs, lounging all day, and eating free food.
Shannon plans on furthering her career by adding CE credits and learning new skills to obtain new certifications. Shannon has always strongly believed you have to really love what you do, and MVH makes that possible.
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