Maritza Perez, DVM
Years in Practice: 29
Education: Cornell University
Interests: Surgery, Abdominal / Intestinal / Bladder Surgery
Dr. Perez – or “Dr P” as she is referred to by the staff- is a native a Puerto Rico who attended college at Kansas State University and Veterinary School at Cornell University. She has worked at West Orange Animal Hospital since 1989 – initially as an employee and presently as co-owner after purchasing the practice with her husband, Dr. Bruno, in 2002. Her area of interest and expertise is surgery – with skills that have been enhanced by significant training and continuing education in the latest surgical techniques.
When not working, Dr P enjoys skiing,water skiing, gardening and spending time with her 3 children and is very excited to welcome her daughter Ashleigh to the practice when she follows her footsteps and graduates Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.
Donald J Bruno , DVM
Years in Practice: 29
Education: Rutgers University, Univ. of Connecticut, Cornell University
Interests: Cardiology, Pain Management
Derek Boen, VMD
Years in Practice: 18
Education: University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Boen is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been with the West Orange Animal Hospital for over 16 years. While Dr. Boen enjoys practicing all aspects of veterinary medicine, he is especially interested in ultrasonography and likes to work up challenging cases. He realizes the strength of the human-animal bond, caring for clients’ pets as he does his own. Dr. Boen loves to spend time with his rambunctious sons, his mischievous cats, and his slightly nutty dog who means well. When time permits, he enjoys tennis, photography, writing, hiking, and canoeing.
Claudia Zamora, DVM
Irene Trewitt, CVT
Years in Practice: 22
Education: Caldwell College
Irene, our head technician, has been employed by WOAH for almost thirteen years. She is a Board Certified Technician with almost 24 years of experience. Irene has a grown daughter, 5 Border Collies and 2 cats and tries to keep the border collies busy! Her interests include behavior training, sheepdog trials, photography and hiking and camping. Her next goal in Veterinary Medicine is to become a VTS- veterinary technician specialist- in Clinical Practice.