Meet Our Administration
Anthony Palminteri, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS – Board of Directors
Dr. Palminteri received his degree in veterinary medicine from Cornell University. He is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. He was elected "distinguished practitioner" in the National Academy of Practitioners. Dr. Palminteri is co-founder of the Oradell Animal Hospital, and remains on staff as a consultant. His ancillary interests are Jiu-Jitsu (8th degree black belt), offshore fishing, and landscaping.
William Stockman, VMD – Board of Directors
Dr. Stockman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship followed by a surgical residency at the ASPCA hospital in New York City. Dr. Stockman is on the Board of Directors of our hospital. Dr. Stockman enjoys boating, fishing, scuba diving and underwater photography.
Rita Angelo, VMD – Hospital Director
Dr. Angelo graduated from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Veterinary Medicine where she also completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery. After completion of internship she joined Oradell Animal Hospital as a general practitioner. Dr. Angelo enjoys general medicine and is a senior staff doctor at our Fort Lee, New Jersey office. She also sees appointments at our hospital in Paramus.
Karen Critchley-Capone, RVT – Associate Director
Karen is a graduate of the Bergen Community College, Veterinary Technician Program and has an associate degree in Applied Science. She joined Oradell Animal Hospital in 2003 as a veterinary assistant. Over the next few years she became a supervisor, and then moved to the position of Patient Services Manager, overseeing all of the technical support staff in the following departments: emergency, critical care, dental, surgery, radiology/MRI, medicine, cardiology, rehabilitation/cold laser, step down wards and instruments. Karen has been an integral part in the development of the Oradell Animal Hospital CARES program and the employee Spirit Committee. Karen’s main interest is in surgery and anesthesia. Karen enjoys reading, the beach, time with her family and any outdoor activity.
Alison Maglio, – Associate Director
Alison is responsible for managerial functions that encompass most areas of the hospital. She is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a concentration in psychology and business management, and has been serving as hospital administrator for 20 years. She works closely with the hospital director to achieve the hospital's mission and ensure exceptional customer service. Alison handles all billing and client related financial matters.
Heidi Petri, – Controller
Heidi is responsible for the keeping of all financial records associated with the corporation and its business, including receipts, disbursements, general ledger, cash management and payroll.
Christine Banks, – Human Resources
Christine is responsible for managing most matters pertaining to all employees including recruitment, orientation, contract preparation, and employee benefits.
Susan Kolkka, CVT, VTS (Clin Lab) – Fort Lee Clinic Manager
Sue Kolkka has been an employee of the Oradell Animal Hospital for 22 years. Her experience as a licensed veterinary technician spans several departments in our hospital including both clinic services and client services. In her most recent position prior to becoming manager of our Fort Lee clinic, Sue functioned as a team leader in our Paramus office responsible for training all exam room technicians and assistants on hospital protocols, procedures and techniques. Sue lives in Mahwah, NJ with her husband, two children, and her dog Honey and her cat Cocoa.
Liz McKnight, BS, CVT – Outpatient Services Manager
Liz McKnight graduated from Cook College at Rutgers University in 1983 with a B.S. in Animal Science, and earned her CVT status after passing the Veterinary Technician National Exam in 1999. Liz has worked at the Oradell Animal Hospital for over 25 years, where she has been involved in all aspects of animal care, including patient treatment and nursing, surgery, dentistry, and radiology. Over the years, her role expanded to include equipment maintenance, surgical instrumentation, assisting with chemotherapy treatments, and supervising the technical support staff. Since 1997, Liz has been the manager of the Clinic Services department, which includes the outpatient clinic, the laboratory, the dispensing pharmacy, the oncology team, and client education services. She has always had a special interest in pet nutrition as well. Liz enjoys reading and being outdoors, hiking, gardening, and birding.
Mary Peluso, – Hasbrouck Heights Clinic Manager
Mary Peluso came to Oradell Animal Hospital as manager of the Hasbrouck Heights office after working 13 years at Cresskill Animal Hospital. Her responsibilities include overseeing client services, purchasing, and staffing and ensuring exceptional customer service. Mary resides in Waldwick with her husband, two children, two dogs, Rebel and Bravo and her six cats. Mary loves vacationing with her family at the beach.
Harriet Terodemos, CVT, MS - Manager of Client Communications and Staff Development
Born and raised in New Jersey, Harriet Terodemos always had a passion for helping animals and people in need. She is currently the Manager of Client Communication and Staff Development at Oradell Animal Hospital. She is also an adjunct professor at Bergen Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science, and a Master’s Degree in Biology.
Michele Zotollo, CVT - Patient Services Manager
Michele is a graduate of the Bergen Community College, Veterinary Technician Program where she earned a degree in Applied Science. She began working at Oradell Animal Hospital in 2008 as a Client Services Representative. She then transferred to the Emergency and Critical care department where she started as a ward aide and vet assistant until she became a licensed Tech. Shortly after that she became a supervisor in the department and has been doing that until January 2019 when she moved to her current position of Patient Services Manager. As Manager or Patient Services she oversees all of the technical support staff in the following departments: emergency, critical care, dental, surgery, radiology/MRI/CT, medicine, cardiology, rehabilitation/cold laser, step down wards and instruments.