We are extremely proud of our dedicated team. We hire only the best and most experienced employees to become a part of our team here at Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital.
Our team is filled with highly dedicated animal lovers who are well trained at their jobs. They will do anything possible for their patients and the owners who love them.
Learning and education are very important here at Pompton Lakes Animal Hospital. We strive to have a state of the art hospital with a staff trained in the latest medical advances. Our patients deserve the very best veterinary care.
Basically, our team is full of animal lovers. They make it a goal to treat each patient like their own. They give each patient plenty of love and attention. They are prepared to discuss preventative medicine so that every pet can stay as healthy as possible. They will also do everything that they can to make a sick pet feel better as soon as possible.
If you would like to speak to someone on our team, don’t hesitate to contact us today at 973-835-4774.
Dr. Kevin Shimel, DVM
A native of Queens, New York, Dr Kevin Shimel graduated from Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and has a BS in Animal Science and Chemistry from ISU as well. Dr Shimel has a strong interest in Feline Medicine, and spent several years as a Caterinarian in the country’s oldest Feline Only Hospital. He has also devoted a large part of his career to Emergency Medicine, and Reproductive Services. Having practiced in various settings, Dr Shimel continues to expand his interests as a well-rounded Veterinarian.
Deciding to become a Veterinarian at an early age, he has a lifelong resume of working with pets, to include Kennel Work, Dog Grooming, Shelter Work, Training and Rescue. As an avid participant in AKC Dog Shows and Field Trials, he has shown Borzoi and other purebred dogs for 35 years, and is an internationally known and AKC approved Dog Show Judge and speaker.
As a believer in staying busy, Dr Shimel has 16 years of experience in the restaurant industry and continues to enjoy cooking at home. Between his undergraduate and graduate degrees, he spent 7 years as a Research Chemist here in New Jersey. He is also an accomplished photographer with a history of gallery exhibits and speaking engagements showcasing his world travels and photo journalistic images of life on the planet.