Supporting Staff



Sara newSara Kennedy

Sara’s love of animals and her career choice in the veterinary field came to no surprise to family and friends. She joined the family at Gloucester County Animal Hospital in 2008.  Sara and her husband Rich share their home with Toby, their Australian shepherd and a thoroughbred paint mare, Patience.  Sara received her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology at Camden County College in 2008.


Stephanie Kircher

While working at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Medicine, Stephanie devoted her time to cat rescue.  Her career shifted to veterinary medicine when she joined the family at Gloucester County Animal Hospital in 2012.

She shares her home with 4 cats, Lola, Binx, Forrest and Tipsy and her rabbit, Roo.


Debby Lafferty

For thLafferty newe past 20 years, Debby has been working with children in an educational setting.  She currently works as a teacher’s aide/substitute teacher for kindergarteners. In 2011, Debby joined the family at Gloucester County Animal Hospital.  You will be pleasantly greeted by her at the front desk when you walk in our door.  As with all our staff, Debby has a huge soft spot in her heart for animals! Inspired by her father’s compassion for injured, stray, or homeless animals, as a young girl, Debby had some unusual pets such as a rooster, chipmunks, a crow, and pigeons!

Debby lives with her husband, 3 children, a chinchilla, and one great big bunny! She considers herself very blessed to be able to work with the two things she loves most in this world – children and animals.


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Alyssa Lehman

Alyssa grew up on a farm in Gloucester County, leading to her love of animals.  She graduated from Gloucester County College in 2014 with an associate’s degree in biology.  In 2016 she graduated from Rutgers school of Environmental and Biological Science with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in equine science.  She will be continuing her education in the fall of 2017 at Penn Vet to become a veterinarian.

Alyssa joined the Gloucester County Animal Hospital in 2014. She is owned by 2 border collies, Valentine and Bjorn.


ruth newRuth Rizzuto

Ruth moved to South Jersey from New York to begin a career teaching Special Education. Over the years, her interest migrated into veterinary medicine where she worked part time and during her summer breaks. Ruth joined the family at Gloucester County Animal Hospital in 2004 and worked alongside the technicians and assistants.  Ruth also assists Dr. Trail in the office with billing.  She lives with her cats Oliver and Maisie.


 George newGeorge Wiest

George started working with animals as a daycare provider at Doggie World Daycare in his hometown of Philadelphia. From there he worked at the Mathew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania as a veterinary assistant. George joined the family at Gloucester County Animal Hospital in 2009 assisting the technicians

George’s interests include fishing, exercising, playing hockey, and spending time outdoors whenever possible.  He is owned by 2 crazy Jack Russell Terriers:  Trouble and Tonka and his cat, Little Blue !





Following CDC guidelines, masks are no longer required when entering the hospital, if you are fully vaccinated. 

It is no longer necessary to call when you arrive for your scheduled appointment, or to pick up medication and food. Our doors are open!

Appointments and staff are very limited. We are doing our very best during these difficult times. We appreciate our clients’ support and understanding. We will get through this together.


Open 6 Days a Week 

Mon   9am 7:30pm
Tue   9am 7:30pm
Wed   9am 7:30pm
Thur   9am 7:30pm
Fri   9am 7:30pm
Sat   9am 5:30pm
Sun closed    


What They’re Barking About

“I hope that all of you realize the value that you bring to pet and animal owners. To be good in veterinary care is one thing but to sincerely care about each animal and their owners is priceless.  I cannot thank you enough.”