Dr. Elaine Y. Kuo, DVM, MS, CVA


Dr. Kuo received her DVM degree from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan. After she immigrated to the  United States, she completed the veterinary clinical rotation year in Louisiana State University to fulfill the requirement of PAVE (Program for the Assessment of Veterinary Education Equivalence). She also studied the Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine under TCVM pioneer Dr. Huisheng Xie at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, where she achieved certification in veterinary acupuncture. She currently holds veterinary license in both New Jersey and New York.

Dr. Kuo has practiced in many veterinary clinics in NJ/NY area, before establishing Riverdale Integrative Veterinary Care. Now she brings her unique style of combining conventional and holistic, complementary veterinary medicine to northern New Jersey.

Dr. Kuo loves classical music, cooking, gardening and hiking. She spends most of her free time with her husband Jie, two energetic boys, two German Shepherd boys Martin and Murphy, the Bearded Dragon Spiky and the Goldfish Goldie. 

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Fear Free Certified Professional

The Seeing Eye, Morristown, NJ – Nonprofit Organization, veterinarian

Branchburg Animal Hospital, Branchburg, NJ – Private Practice, veterinarian

Armory Dog and Cat Hospital, Bronx, NY – Private Practice, veterinarian

Oakland Animal Hospital, Oakland, NJ – Private Practice, veterinarian

Animal Clinics of Bayonne, Bayonne, NJ – Private Practice, veterinarian

Veterinarian Newark Community Healthy
Pet Clinic, Newark, NJ –Private Practice, Volunteer

Benfield Pet Hospital, East Hanover, NJ – Corporate, extern

Animal Medical Center, New York, NY – Referral Center, extern

Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus, NJ – Referral Center, extern

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ – Referral Center, extern

Louisiana State University Veterinary
Teaching Hospital, Baton Rouge

Dr. Beth Hirsch, DVM, CVA, AVCA

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Beth Hirsch is a veterinarian certified in animal chiropractic (AVCA) and acupuncture (CVA) who is very passionate about offering holistic treatment options for her patients. She is also a Fear Free Certified professional.

Dr. Hirsch aims to discover and address the root problems of disease and offer individualized holistically focused patient care. After graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, she pursued equine veterinary medicine for the first 11 years of her veterinary career, working mainly with horses and alpacas. Her passion for holistic medicine led to a change towards focus solely on holistic veterinary medicine for dogs and cats, with an emphasis on hands-on chiropractic care.

Dr. Hirsch has a Bachelor of Medicine degree in Equine Science/Pre-veterinary Medicine from Otterbein College, Ohio. Graduated veterinary school at Ohio State University in 2008. Completed a 1 year internship at a lameness/sports horse practice and finished her certification in acupuncture at the Chi Institute in 2009. She became certified in AVCA chiropractic adjustment in 2015. She has pursued some Fear Free training as she aims to try to minimize stress for her patients. She embraces learning professionally and recently became Reiki Level 1 certified.

Dr. Hirsch enjoys working with clients on creating a management plan to optimize health and wellness through an individualized holistic approach.

Dr. Hirsch resides in New Jersey with her husband Ray and three fluffy therapists - their Ragdoll cats, Reuben, Wallace and Wilbur. Saltwater reef-keeping is a hobby that she admits her husband does the bulk of the work for, but she really loves as well. She enjoys knitting, needle felting, and numerous other creative outlets when she finds time outside of work, and especially enjoys exploring learning about metaphysical aspects of crystals.  

Leanne Verrelli

Veterinary Technician

Leanne Verrelli had a passion for animals since she was a little girl. The moment she was able, she threw herself into the veterinary field and exclusively worked with animal clinics for 14 years. After several years of being a technician, she discovered how neglected many pet’s teeth were and focused her skillset on dental hygiene.

Leanne is a true caregiver as she has filled her home life with an abundance of love. She has 2 beautiful children named Grayson and Violet, as well as a protective and playful pets: Hiroshi the American Akita, Audi the Shiba Inu, and Maverick the Cat. Together they enjoy going on nature hikes, doing arts and crafts, and play video games. 

Zoila DeMoya

Veterinary Assistant

Zoila DeMoya was born in a small NJ town where she quickly developed a love for animals. Her passion for understanding and learning more about the animal kingdom pushed her to become part of an animal care and science program in her high school years. Nurturing her fondness for animals, she continued studying and caring for animals, dreaming of working alongside them in any capacity.

Zoila has two pets she spoils at home with all the love and attention they could ever want. Her dog Drogo is always at her side or in her loving arms, while Medusa the Leopard Gecko enjoys her sunny terrarium and all the fresh vegetables she could want.

Mark Hladyk

Veterinary Technician, AVA, P.F. Dip, Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviorist

Mark Hladyk has a wide variety of training and experience in the animal industry. Since he was 16 years old he has been working in animal shelters, pet day cares, grooming salons, and animal hospitals. Mark started his pet care education by getting his Diploma as a dog groomer at North Jersey Dog Grooming School in 2011. After that he was very interested in Dog Training and Animal Psychology, eventually getting his Dog Training Diploma in July 2015 from Penn Forster Collège and has knowledge in Animal Psychology in March 2016. Need to learn as much as he could, he would later get his Pet Adoption Certification from Holly & Hugo.

However, Mark wondered what about the medical field that could go along with Dog Training, so he went and got his Veterinary Assistant Certification, AVA in 2018 with Morris County Vocational School in Denville. To update his credentials, he went back to school for Dog Training and a Certification Dog Training with Animal Behavior College in 2022.

Mark uses Fear Free techniques in his training programs. He does not use shock collars or force in any of his sessions. He tries to use natural positive reinforcement and natural training and takes time to understand the clients and the dog(s) he is working with. With a thorough evaluation and report for owners, he will work with you to get to a resolution by working as a team to get to the source of the problem. There is no quick fix in dog training. However, if we work together as a committed team, together we can get to the root of the problem.

While Mark dedicates his life to helping pets and pet parents alike, he does enjoy sitting back, embracing the joys of life with singing, writing and photography.