Meet Dr. Kuo

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 his 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, 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 Newark Community Healthy Pet Clinic, Newark, NJ – 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

Meet Melissa

Melissa McNally  

Receptionist/Vet Tech

I am the mother of four, three two legged humans and one adorable pup, Black Lab mix, Buddy. I have always loved animals, which is why I feel so fortunate to have a job where I get to work with them every day. Thank you, Dr. Kuo for the opportunity.”