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  2024: We start a new decade of education, support and friendship.

2024 Membership drive is open. We have individual membership for only $50.00 per year. This allows you to attend any meeting we sponsor and any meeting we co-sponsor with NJVMA.  It's a great way to meet other managers and exchange ideas and techniques on managing a veterinary practice. Click on membership from tab to sign up.

April 2024 



Hurry and sign up now. 

MAY 18-19, 2024

The premier conference for veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and veterinary students.

Program as of Feb 2024 :

Posted 08/14/2023

NJVHMA Annual Meeting: Thursday Sept. 14, 2023 at RBVH in Tinton Fall, NJ 

NJVHMA Annual Meeting Sept 14,2023

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2023 Membership drive is open. We have individual membership for only $50.00 per year. This allows you to attend any meeting we sponsor and any meeting we co-sponsor with NJVMA.  It's a great way to meet other managers and exchange ideas and techniques on managing a veterinary practice. Click on membership from tab to sign up.

Feb 27, 2023: 


Covetrus is offering a meeting on the new rule and regulations of Compounded Medications and Sales   Along with Practice Management  and Supportive Talk. Plese click here if you would like to sign up. 

Posted June 20, 2022

Zoetis Pet Care Network has great tips for your clients: To start the summer off right here are a couple of tips for the beach and camping.  Just click on the high lited words. Have a safe and fun summer from all of us at NJVHMA.

Posted May 21, 2022

AVMA Practice Management Program:

A great resource for information and education. To learn more click: AVMA Management.

Posted March 03, 2022

2023 Veterinary Education Conference

Registration is Now Open!


Join NJVMA April 21-23, 2023 at the Hilton East Brunswick, Rt 18 & NJ Turnpike Exit 9. New Brunswick, NJ for a weekend filled with cutting edge education and CE credits, frank discussions, and valuable networking with peers. Walk away reinvigorated with practical information you can apply to your daily practice. Our program includes tracks on cardiology, anesthesia, oncology, behavior, exotics, physical therapy/rehab, and well-being, as well as clinical skills for Veterinary Technicians. Click registration to open link.

POSTED: Apr 28, 2022



Posted March 01, 2022

We are posting updated articles and information on our Facebook page. Click on our link above to go to our Facebook page. While on our Facebook page like us as well.

Posted Jan 21, 2022

The Whole Person Model

Registration Now Open!

Self-Care Is Not Selfish!

We must take good care of ourselves to be at our best for our loved ones, our patients, our customers, and our teammates. Being healthy and well requires care of our whole self: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

In this hands-on, 60-minute workshop, NVA’s Director of Community, Torrie Barclay, will share tools and insights to help you take stock of your wellness and make a simple plan to take better care of yourself.

Don’t miss this opportunity to do something good for YOU!

Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Where: Zoom Webinar (You will receive the Zoom link approximately 24 hours before the webinar)

Time: 7:00 - 8:00 PM

CE Credit: Approved for 1 hr CE for attending this live webinar.

Registration: Click here to reregister.

This incredibly valuable webinar is free for NJVMA Members. Non-Members may register for $50.

We have new articles being added to reference library in the members only side of our website. To be able to accesses the members only side you must be a member of NJVHMA in good standing. To join, you must click the members tab at bottom of page and put in your email address and password. Once confirmed as a member in good standings you will be granted permission to accesses information.

New Laws will be going into effect by end on June 2019. Others will or have gone into effect in the next 6 months. More information can be found in our Articles of Interest section. A must read.

To all of our members and non -members we are making our Newsletter available for viewing by clicking here.. Our Winter newsletter is available for viewing under the membership section of our website. Just sign in and click on newsletter tab.

Start the New Year off right by joining NJVHMA. The 2019 memberships are being accepted now. Forms can be downloaded from our home page or follow the direction to our on line store. Once a member sign up for membership accesses to our website by going to the bottom of this page and clicking on Member tab. This will allow you to enter the members only site where we have a video library, article library and resource library. This is free with membership.

Check out our New Products and Services tab.

We will be posting new products and service offered to veterinary hospitals throughout the year.

Please see map on our NJVHMA Event Schedule tab for parking at RBVH. Please do not park anywhere near the building. Thank you.

The NJVHMA tries to tackle everyday practice problems from a realistic and experienced perspective. Management issues involving hiring, firing, staff discipline, employment laws, training, continuing education, client compliance and practice profitability are discussed at almost every meeting. We work in groups or in round-table discussions and almost every meeting begins with an industry-renowned speaker. Imagine having some of our industry's most experienced and innovative professionals available to speak with for the whole day! Meeting locations are rotated throughout the state. We also have regional meetings. These meetings are informal discussions about issues we face every day.

We also have the support of the NJVMA and NJVTA! We continue to join our efforts to help all areas of the veterinary profession in our state! So how can you go wrong by joining a group that is here to help you, your staff, our profession and our state!

Interested hospital owners or managers should contact Mandi Vilares at or sign up for LinkedIn. Then request to join NJVHMA under group search.

Once a member, you can also join the conversation For more information visit our website or our Facebook page! New Jersey is home to so many talented veterinary professionals. We hope that answering this invitation is the first step all of us will take to come together, exchange ideas and enrich our profession.

Jim Harper
Trenton | New Jersey Veterinary Hospital Managers Association | 609-888-2812

Meet Our Staff

Learn Who We Are

  • Karen Critchley
    Karen Critchley
    Membership Committee

    I am a graduate of the Bergen Community College, Veterinary Technician Program in 2004, where I received a degree in Applied Science. I joined Oradell Animal Hospital in 2003 as a veterinary assistant, shortly after I became a LVT. Over the next few years, I became a supervisor, and then moved to my current position as the Patient Services Manager. 

  • Jon-Eric
    Jon-Eric Bjorling

    Jon Eric’s first job was at P.F. Chang’s in Princeton when he was 16 years old, being trained in every position of the restaurant including management. By age 19 he attended Mercer County Community College and had completed a managerial internship through P.F. Chang’s that counted as credits towards his business management degree.

  • Jim Harper
    Jim Harper

    Jim Harper has worked at Hamilton Veterinary Hospital as the hospital manager from 1995 to present. He was promoted to Hospital Administrator in 2004 to present. Jim has spent more than 45 years in the veterinary field. Early years as a high school student Jim was enrolled in the Co-operative Industrial Education program at his high school as a veterinary technician.

  • Heidi
    Heidi Milano

    Heidi Milano has been the working at Raritan Animal Hospital since 2010 and in 2012 became the Practice Manager. She started working as a receptionist and veterinary assistant back in 1994 at Midtown Animal Clinic in Manhattan.

  • Carol
    Carol Olea

    Carol Olea is the Client Services Manager at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. She has been with the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital Network for fifteen years. She also participates in the Assistant Technician Program at Brookdale College teaching a class in Client Services. She graduated from Union College and pursued an Equine Career with Thoroughbred Racehorses.

  • Eileen
    Eileen Schuck

    My name is Eileen Schuck and I am the Director of Vet-I-Care. Working at NorthStar VETS Emergency Specialty Veterinary Practice has truely inspired me to forward this foundation towards its mission.

  • Stephen
    Stephen Tracey

    Stephen's focus is designed about refining opportunities in the veterinary field. Focused on real life solutions to common and core problems we walk you through the transition periods. Small project or long term culture change? He is with you every step of the way.

  • Mandi
    Mandi Vilares

    Since 1998, Mandi has been enjoying the field of veterinary medicine. She began her career as a client service representative. Having a lifelong love of animals, it's no wonder that she quickly fell in love with the industry. She later accepted a full time technician position and enjoyed several years of hands-on nursing with the development of her technical and surgery skills.

  • Tammy Veerland
    Tammy Veerland
    Board Member

    Tammy has worked in the veterinary industry since 1988 when she started as a customer service representative at Cranbury Veterinary Hospital.  She moved from there to Route 516 Animal Hospital where she trained to become a veterinary technician and then head technician.  In 2003, she began work at Sayrebrook Veterinary Hospital as a technician, and has been there ever since.  In 2013, she took on the role of assistant practice manager.

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