When Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Loomis, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, he was also the recipient of the World Animal Care Foundation Award – recognition that is bestowed upon the student who best promotes the importance of the human/animal bond. He also studied animal science at the University of Georgia (from which he graduated with honors). It is this kind of compassion for animals that drives Dr. Loomis every day.
Today, Dr. Loomis has a special interest in surgery and the treatment of exotic pets, and is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Loomis is married with two children, an English bulldog named Munchkin and a cockatiel named Lightning that lives at the clinic. He is a member of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the South Plainfield, NJ, Board of Health.
Dr. Loomis purchased Westfield Animal Hospital in 2012, along with Dr. Scott Linick.
Dr. Kathleen Neumann joined Westfield Animal Hospital in June of 2012 having previously worked at a general practice in Northern Westchester. A New Jersey native, Dr. Neumann grew up in Princeton and is happy to be back in the Garden State.
Dr. Neumann earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota where she participated in the University’s Summer Scholars Program and was James Ford Bell Jr. Memorial Award recipient. Following veterinary school she completed an internship in Medicine and Surgery at Bergh Memorial Hospital of the ASPCA.
Dr. Neumann enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a strong appreciation for the human animal bond. She spends much of her free time with her two cats, Lexington and Little Wayne Gretzky, and also Layla, her lovable lab mix and hiking companion. She enjoys cooking with her husband and just about any activity that involves being outside, especially if there is a lake or ocean involved.
Dr. Margaret Jablecki joins the Westfield group this September. She completed her undergraduate studies at Becker College with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. The years preceding veterinary school Dr. Jablecki spent as a veterinary technician in a specialty hospital. Her time there enforced the importance of the human animal bond and her desire to pursue a veterinary degree. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation she returned to the Northeast to complete a small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and since has spent the last four years as an emergency veterinarian in a specialty hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Jablecki has a strong interest in internal medicine, pain management and the human animal bond. She looks forward to being a part of your pets’ lifelong healthcare.
Dr. Jablecki enjoys spending her days off with her darling dog, Marshall and the new addition to her family, a rambunctious kitten, Melvin. She is an avid soccer fan, loves spending time at the beach, and outdoors in general. She has a strong interest in fine art, music, theatre, and travel.
Dr. Kate Heller joined the Westfield Animal Hospital medical team in January 2018. Dr. Heller is originally from Maplewood, NJ and has always wanted to be a veterinarian. She enjoys emergency and internal medicine. Dr. Heller says, “I like getting to solve complex medical problems, forming relationships within the community, and ensuring my patients have satisfying and healthy lives.” She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Australian Veterinary Association.
Dr. Heller graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2007 with a dual degree in Chemistry and Psychology. After college, Dr. Heller was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Dominica from 2007-2008. She then attended the University of Melbourne in Australia where she received her veterinary degree in 2015.
At home, Dr. Heller lives with her husband, Greg, and their two cats, Toby and Scamps. When Dr. Heller is not working at the hospital she enjoys traveling, scouting around for the best thrift shops in NJ, hiking, and cooking elaborate meals that leave no leftovers behind!