Dr. Beth Hirsch, DVM, CVA, AVCA
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 currently resides in New Jersey with her husband Ray and three fluffy therapists - their Ragdoll cats, Reuben, Wallace and Wilbur. Saltwater reefkeeping 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.
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. Kamlesh Rathore, DVM
Dr. Rathore has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 20 years in New Jersey. After graduation from veterinary college in 1999, she completed her clinical study at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rathore has worked in emergency and private general practices in West Caldwell, Morris Plains, Denville, Randolph, Fanwood, Glenrock and North Brunswick. Dr. Rathore has volunteered (national and international) since 1996 in poly-clinics, Pennsylvania SPCA, rabies clinics, West Orange, Rahway and feral cat clinics in Iowa State University. Dr. Rathore has been associated with AVMA, AAHA, NJVMA, MNJVMA, IVA. Dr. Rathore has helped pets with medical, surgical and dental ailments to general well-being.
Dr. Rathore enjoys her free time applying basic Ayurveda to daily life by yoga, meditation, dance and music. Spending time with her husband, two amazing kids and family. Playing with her tabby boy Pluto, two guinea-pig girls Pip and Coco.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Fear-free Certified Professional
Experience: West Caldwell Animal Hospital, private practice, veterinarian
Morris Plains Animal Hospital, Denville, veterinarian
Fanwood Animal Hospital, private practice, veterinarian
Glenrock Animal Hospital, private practice, veterinarian
Faith Veterinary Clinic, private practice, veterinarian
Pennsylvania SPCA, Philadelphia, volunteer Feral cat clinics,
Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Rabies clinics, State of New Jersey, veterinarian
Melissa is the embodiment of the saying “jack of all trades,” without the “master of none.” She loves working with her hands and building something for the betterment of her 3 kids and black lab-mix Buddy. Melissa has worked in a scrap yard, AC company, ophthalmologist office, house builder for Habitat for Humanities and dreams of combining all her skills to build houses for her family so they will always be safe. After spending some time making chlorohexidine medical scrub solution, she decided to explore more of the veterinary world and came to Dr. Kuo.
Between her vast assortment of skills, jolly nature and healthy inner child with a sense of wonder, she brings a unique level of energy to our clinic which is hard to match anywhere.
Angela is new to veterinary medicine, but her love for animals inspires her to continue learning in order to offer any help she can to maintaining the human-pet bond. She is currently studying veterinary medicine at the Seton Hall, and hoping to continue her studies by taking more courses in vet care. Although a little shy, Angela has a lot of ideas to help pet parents provide their pets the best life possible.
Back home, she spends her days playing with her 2 dogs: Snoopy the chihuahua and Coco the poodle-mix; and cooking up wonderful foods for her family.
Frederico 'Fred' Alonso
Fred is one of our most prestigious technicians at the clinic. Born in Brazil, he obtained his veterinary license in his home country before wanting to expand his knowledge by coming to the US. Since moving to America, he has become a freelance technician and working to become a fully certified veterinarian here as well. Jolly, affectionate and expressive, Fred is extremely experienced, very knowledgeable and a delight to have on our team.
Aaliyah is one of those technicians where as soon as she says hello, you know you and your pet are in good hands. Graduating from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a Bachelor’s degree, she is aiming to become a full-fledged veterinarian with her own mobile clinic; catering to shelters and low-income families for affordable pet care. She loves working with animals and wants to dedicate the rest of her life helping as many pets as she can. Aaliyah spends her time at home relaxing and snuggling her tuxedo cat Rune.