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 and has an English bulldog named Munchkin. 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!
Jessica DeSimone joined the medical team of Westfield Animal Hospital in October 2018. She is originally from Brooklyn, NY and has been living in Bridgewater, NJ for the last 25 years. She is a general practitioner and has been in the animal medical field for 10 years. She is interested in nutrition, rehabilitation, and orthopedics. What she enjoys most about being a veterinarian is interacting with clients, forming bonds with their pets, and being able to educate owners.
Jessica studied at St. George’s University of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indies from 2008-2011. In 2011, she studied at the University of Minnesota for her clinical year and graduated in 2012. She also studied abroad in Cairns, Australia for animal science. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and has received the Hill’s Pet Nutrition Award and the Footsteps Buddy Advocate Award. Jessica lives at home with her two cats, Tali, a grey tabby rescued from Grenada, and Iggy, a brown tabby rescued from NJ, and her dog Cooper, a mixed breed also rescued from Grenada. When Jessica is not practicing at the hospital, she enjoys playing on an adult co-ed softball team, hiking with her dog, seeing Broadway shows, and traveling the world with her boyfriend.