About Us

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DR. ALEX COJOCAR

Dr. Alex 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 two cherished and spoiled English Setters and three rescued barn cats.

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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.

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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.

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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 and her son Timothy. 

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.

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DR. ELIZABETH BELL