Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Alex  Cojocar<br>Practice Owner photo

Dr. Alex Cojocar
Practice Owner

Dr. Alexander Cojocar has been the owner of the Hackettstown Animal Hospital since 1980. He graduated with High Honors from Michigan State University in 1977 receiving his doctor of veterinary medicine degree as well as a B.S. in poultry science.

As a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Cojocar especially enjoys working with exotic animals and birds. His expertise in internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry allow him to provide expert care to his patients. He has worked extensively with the Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ as well as several local rescue organizations.

Dr. Cojocar lives on a small horse and tree farm in Hope Township with his wife Deborah and daughter Lauren. They breed Morgan horses and have several at home and some at training facilities in New Jersey and Ohio. Rounding out the family are two cherished and spoiled English Setters and three rescued barn cats.

Dr. Susan  Bahr<br> DVM photo

Dr. Susan Bahr

Dr. Susan Bahr graduated with a B.S. Summa cum laude in Animal Science from Cook College/Rutgers University. She received her DVM degree with Honors from The Ohio State University in 1994. She has been practicing small animal medicine at the Hackettstown Animal Hospital since 1994. Her interests include internal medicine and pediatrics.

Dr. Susan grew up in Sparta, NJ and currently resides in Hunterdon County on a small farm with her husband John and daughter Jillian. She has 7 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and 1 hermit crab.

Dr. Susan enjoys cycling, figure skating, running, and horseback riding, in addition to photography and digital scrapbooking.

Dr. Kris  Kiracofe<BR>DVM photo

Dr. Kris Kiracofe

Dr. Kris Kiracofe graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from Ohio State University and received her DVM degree from The University of Tennessee in 1988. She joined Hackettstown Animal Hospital in 1988 and enjoys working as a small animal veterinarian. Her interests include surgery, geriatrics, and dermatology.

Dr. Kris was raised on a dairy farm in southwestern Ohio and currently resides in Mansfield Township, NJ with her dog and two cats. Her hobbies include gardening and landscaping projects on her property as well as caring for about 100 houseplants.

Dr. Joan  Tyminski<br>DVM photo

Dr. Joan Tyminski

Dr. Joan Tyminski holds a B.S. and doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University. She has been in general practice since 1982 and has a special interest in holistic medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, laser therapy and supplements) and gives support for her aging patients through nutrition.

Born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut, she now resides in Mount Arlington, NJ with her husband Stefan of 25 years, her son Timothy, and a Border Terrier named Scooter.

Dr. Tyminski loves to read, camp, trek, and travel (especially the Thousand Islands). Even after 30 years, she still finds her profession exciting and enjoys learning new things to benefit her patients.

Dr. Jeff  Weagley<br>DVM photo

Dr. Jeff Weagley

Dr. Jeff holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Stockon State College and received his DVM degree from Ross University in 2006. He enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine.

Dr. Jeff is from Mendham, NJ and currently resides in Blairstown, NJ with his dog and two cats. He holds his doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University and is a 6th-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. In his free time, he enjoys long-distance running, martial arts, and gardening.

Hackettstown Animal Hospital

14 Route 46

Hackettstown, NJ 07840

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

(908) 852-3166 Fax: (908) 813-1178 Email Us:


Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 8:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 8:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 8:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:30am - 12:00pm