Morristown Animal Hospital
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400 Western Ave.
Morristown, NJ 07960
- Mon-Tue: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Thu: 9:00am - 7:00pm
- Fri: 9:00am - 6:00pm
- Sat: 9:00am - 1:00pm
- Sun: Closed
Located in Morristown, NJ, we are a full-service veterinary medical facility striving to provide the best medical and surgical care. Our professional and courteous staff members treat our clients with a sense of community and family. At Morristown Animal Hospital we treat the pet's with warmth and clients with understanding.
Our doctors and staff work closely with the clients to provide the best medical care for their pets. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
Morristown Animal Hospital Services
- Dental Care
- Fully Stocked Pharmacy
- Hospice and Euthanasia Services
- Pain Management
- Parasite Prevention and Control
- Puppy and Kitten Care
- Radiology (X-Rays)
- Senior Care
- Wellness Exams
Morristown Animal Hospital Staff Profiles
Dr. David MatalonChief Veterinarian
Dr. David Matalon graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. After graduating from Penn, Dr. Matalon worked at animal hospitals around the country.
"I gathered information about veterinary medicine and about the families who love their pets so much. People need to be included in medical decision-making for their animals," he said. "We need to work as a team to decide what is right for the whole family."
In 2005, Dr. Matalon became the owner of Morristown Animal Hospital. "Owning a practice was a lifetime goal achieved, but my other professional goals are not yet accomplished. We learn constantly from our pets, clients and staff. You can never stop reaching to improve yourself and the welfare of your patients.
He also is active in local schools lecturing to students on animal health and caring. Dr Matalon donates time and resources to help local rescue groups and like Smitten by Kittens and 911 dog rescue.
"My home, practice and family are here. It is important to give back to the community you live in and help build a better tomorrow."
Dr. Nancy PadoverVeterinarian
Dr. Nancy Padover has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 41 years. Thirty-eight of those years have been at the Morristown Animal Hospital. She and her husband, Dr. Jon Padover, acquired the Hospital in 1971 and transferred ownership to Dr. David Matalon in 2005.
At Dr. Matalon's request, the well-known and highly regarded area veterinarian agreed to remain at the Hospital as an associate veterinarian. Dr. Padover based her decision upon her lifetime love of animals and enjoyment of the challenges of veterinary medicine.
"Each animal is unique and treating a pet is never routine," Dr. Padover says. "There are always new diseases emerging, new and better lab tests and new treatment procedures." Dr. Padover always attends continuing education seminars to keep up-to-date on the latest technology and treatments.
To meet diagnostic challenges, Dr. Padover partners with her clients. "I discuss the history of their pets with them," she said. "It leads to the correct diagnosis for proper treatment. It's so gratifying to see an animal get better under your care."
Dr. Padover's love of animals extends to "creatures of the ocean." A scuba diver, she is a member of the Society of Aquatic Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Padover earned a BS degree from Michigan State University. She received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the same university two years later, graduating at the top of her class. "I went through school as rapidly as possible," she said. "I couldn't wait to get out and practice."
Dr. Margaret KearnsVeterinarian
One of the most rewarding aspects of her work, says Morristown Animal Hospital Veterinarian Dr. Margaret Kearns, is "to see owners appreciative of us taking care of their pets." On the other hand, she notes that one of her biggest challenges is "when my patients are less appreciative than their owners!"
A graduate of Cornell University's School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kearns knew she was going to be a vet “as far back as I can remember." At the Morristown Animal Hospital, she practices internal medicine, general surgery, and treats everything from diabetes to dermatology cases.
Dr. Kearns urges the Hospital's clients to call whenever they have a question about their pet’s health. To her, there are no elementary questions. "I'd rather discuss an issue with you before it becomes a problem."
Dr. Kearns' concern for pets does not stop at the hospital. She is a volunteer at "911 Dog & Cat Rescue" a local animal rescue organization for which she runs neuter clinics. In her downtime, Dr. Kearns turns in her veterinary garb and frequently becomes the "Fun Aunt," playing video games with her nieces and nephews. She also enjoys singing and drawing.