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Barbara Angelino, DVM

Dr. Barb Angelino grew up in South Jersey and has had a love and passion for animals since she was in elementary school. She started her career volunteering at Voorhees Animal Shelter, socializing dogs and cats while searching for their forever home. Dr. Angelino achieved her bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s University and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she moved back to South Jersey and has been practicing small animal medicine since 2017.

Dr. Angelino is passionate about preventive medicine and specializes in internal medicine, nutrition, dermatology, geriatric medicine, and hospice care. She loves helping her patients live a long, healthy, and happy life with their families.

Dr. Angelino recently moved to the Washington Township area with her Husband, Shawn, and two boys, Rowan and Wyatt. Her furry family includes CiCi, a sweet 11-year-old English Labrador, and Callie, a 6-year adorable domestic short-hair kitty. Outside of work, Dr. Angelino enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family, traveling, and having movie nights with her boys.

Dr. Angelino is excited to join the Pitman Animal Hospital team and get to know the families and their furry family members who are part of this community!

Joshua Erde, VMD

Dr. Joshua Erde decided to become a veterinarian when he saw a particularly moving sight when he was very young. When he was six years old, he saw the heart of a dog that was infected with heartworms in a display jar. “I decided I wanted to be a veterinarian that day,” he said.

He attended Cook College at Rutgers University and received his undergraduate degree in Biology in 1992. After his undergraduate studies, Dr. Erde went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1996. He did a one year small animal rotating internship and then worked in emergency medicine for the next 10 years before leaving the ‘nights, holidays, and weekends’ of emergency for the more ‘normal’ schedule of general practice.

Today Dr. Erde has a special interest in ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery and emergency medicine. In his free time, Dr. Erde enjoys spending time with his wife, son, and his herd of dogs and cats. His hobbies include playing guitar, biking and hiking, and traveling.

Dana Fite, VMD

Dr. Dana Fite has been a general practitioner with us since June of 2000. She is originally from McKeesport, PA (near Pittsburgh), and she felt she had the best of both worlds when it came to animals while she was growing up. “My family always kept a variety of pets, and I was lucky enough to have a little horseback riding and horse care experience for a few years as a teenager,” she said.

She also said she had many people and experiences inspiring her to become a veterinarian, “both real and literary.” Dr. Fite received her B.S. in Animal Bioscience from The Pennsylvania State University in 1991. After college, she worked as a laboratory technologist and lab animal technologist for 6 years at the University of Pittsburgh. She entered the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Medicine program in 1996 and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

Today, Dr. Fite has a special interest in internal medicine, animal behavior and “pocket pets”. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. When asked what makes her job satisfying, Dr. Fite said, “Being able to help and relate to so many people and pets each day, learning from my clients and their pets, and developing relationships with them.” Dr. Fite shares her home with a Welsh Corgi named Perry; and three alley cats named Gray, Cheddar, and Spotty. She and her husband Mike have two sons. She enjoys camping, gardening, listening to music, playing and reading with her kids.

Kelly Giffear, DVM

Dr. Kelly Giffear grew up right here in Mantua, and was inspired to become a veterinarian by the Disney princesses. She always wanted to have an animal friend and the ability to talk to animals, and since being a princess didn’t seem like a realistic job opportunity she figured being a veterinarian was the next best thing.

Dr. Giffear attended Elon University in North Carolina for college and then the University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school. She started out at a small animal practice in North Carolina before relocating back to Philadelphia. In January of 2018, she joined Pitman Animal Hospital as a veterinarian. Dentistry, dermatology, and preventative care are some of her special interests in veterinary medicine. Her greatest passion is helping to improve the lives of animals in need, and she loves seeing her patients happy and thriving. It is even more special to have the opportunity to take care of the pets of her friends and family.

Dr. Giffear currently lives in South Jersey with her husband, two children, an orange cat named Oakley and a hound mix named Pliny. Her favorite hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, baking, and Philadelphia sports (Go Birds!).

Geraldine Kaufman, DVM, Diplomat, ACVIM SA Internal Medicine

Dr. Geraldine McCall Kaufman was motivated to become a veterinarian by a variety of people when she was growing up in the 1960s. One such person was Dr. Olive Britt, who was an equine surgeon in Virginia “in the days when women weren’t veterinarians.” A personal mentor was Dr. Jack Finnegan, a local veterinarian from Williamsburg, VA, “who never said that girls couldn’t become veterinarians. He mentored me and I rode with him in pig country in Southside, VA during high school and college.” Dr. Kaufman says she was apprehensive about starting veterinary school in the 1970s, but that her male counterparts in class were “great.” Dr. Kaufman received a degree in Biology from the College of William and Mary in 1971 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated – as a member of the Phi Zeta veterinary honor society – with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1975.

Dr. Kaufman is a member of the clinical faculty at Purdue Veterinary School, and is the former director of the intensive care unit at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in veterinary internal medicine and a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). She has professional interests in internal medicine, endoscopy and ultrasound.

Dr. Kaufman is married and she and her husband David have two children and two grandchildren. They have a Golden Retriever named Tess and a Poodle named Micky. Dr. Kaufman’s hobbies include reading, gardening, making homemade soup, playing with her grandchildren and hiking with the dogs.

Genevieve LaFerriere, DVM

Dr LaFerriere graduated Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Since then she has been enjoying practicing as a small animal veterinarian. Her favorite part of being a veterinarian is establishing collaborative relationships with her clients so that she can help them make decisions on how to best care for their pets. She has been in competitive dog sports for the last 15 years with her American Pit Bull Terriers and is now excited to compete with her first Whippet. Over the years she has traveled extensively to show in conformation and trial in lure coursing, weight pull, obedience, rally, dock diving, barn hunt, and protection sports.

Most recently she has caught the agility bug! She also breeds and shows heritage Silver Laced Wyandotte and Silver Spangled Hamburg chickens. She currently shares her home with 3 APBT, 1 Whippet, 3 of the best cats ever, 1 Joe and a whole lot of fine fowl.

Sabra Olsen, DVM

General practitioner Dr. Sabra Olsen grew up on a small farm in Ponca City, Oklahoma. She has always been around animals. As a former mixed animal practitioner, she has helped animals as varied as alpacas, horses, dogs, cats, birds, rats, hamsters, and pot-bellied pigs. She has been with Pitman Animal Hospital since June of 2007.

Dr. Olsen earned her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University in Animal Science in 1998 and was a member of the Honor Society. She then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Today, Dr. Olsen has special interests in preventive care, dentistry and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Olsen is married and shares her home with a rescued Pit Bull named Zoey, a half dozen cats, and two human children. She enjoys computer gaming, gardening, reading, and being a “hockey mom.”

Andrea Shinn, DVM

Dr. Andrea Shinn grew up right here at Pitman Animal Hospital. She started with us back in 1992 as a veterinary assistant and then as a veterinarian in 2001. Her early years were spent on her grandparents’ farm in Maryland and making friends with every animal she met. She started working in animal hospitals during high school and enjoyed volunteering in wildlife rehabilitation and zoo animal care during vet school.

Dr. Shinn received her B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Delaware in 1996 and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Today, Dr. Shinn has special interests in chiropractic medicine and acupuncture. She is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and a Certified Veterinary Chiropractitioner. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Shinn has many pets at home, both dogs and cats, and has a special place in her heart for the brachycephalic breeds like Pekingese, Persians, and Himalayans (the ones with the smush faces!) She is married and enjoys movies, spending time with her husband and family, and collecting teddy bears.

Robert Harris, VMD - Founder (Retired)

Dr. Robert Harris worked in his first veterinarian’s office in the 10th grade. His family always had dogs and pets. The area in which he grew up, in Woodbury, New Jersey, always gave him an opportunity to bring home turtles, snakes and injured birds. Moreover, before he went to veterinary school,

Dr. Harris worked for a local practitioner for five years. Dr. Harris had great veterinary training both in and out of school. Dr. Harris attended the University of Delaware and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Animal Science in 1973. He then was accepted into the the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1977. He graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Today, Dr. Harris has a special interest in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. He is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association. Dr. Harris also is a board member of the Gloucester County Habitat for Humanity, a member of the Mantua Township Planning Board and a leader for Habitat for Humanity’s International Missions.

Dr. Harris is married and he and his wife Dorothy have two children. They have had multiple pets in the past but currently have one cat named Omar. His hobbies include sailing, hiking, biking, rock and ice climbing and cross-country skiing.

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