Dr. Anthony P. Scriffignano was born in Newark, NJ. He completed his undergraduate studies at St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1976 From the University of Parma, Italy. In 1979, “Dr. Scriff,” as he is known, began his own practice, converting what was once a real estate office to what is now the Verona Animal Hospital. In 1985, Dr. Scriff purchased the Montclair Animal Hospital, adding a second location to his practice.
In his veterinary practice, Dr. Scriff particularly enjoys surgery and animal training and behavior. He has been on the Executive Board of the Zoological Society of New Jersey, and is currently an Honorary Trustee. Outside of work, family is a top priority. He and his wife Liz have been married since 1971 and have three children; Marisa, Marla and Paul. Their family also includes a miniature poodle “Little D” and two cats, “Bosco” and “Copper”. Other outside interests for Dr. Scriff include Ju Jitsu (he’s held a black belt since 1968), motorcycles, cars and high performance driving.
Dr. Brazer began working at Verona Animal Hospital in 2006, after having completed a one year, small animal and surgery internship program at Oradell Hospital in Paramus, New Jersey. Dr. Brazer is a “double Jumbo” – graduating both undergraduate and veterinary school from Tufts University in Massachusetts. Growing up, Dr. Brazer had the opportunity to live in many different countries throughout the world, but now considers herself a bona fide Jersey Girl. She lives in Wayne, NJ, with her husband Jeff, and two great “kids”: Sheeba (a pitbull mix) and Annie (their new terrier mix puppy). While Dr. Brazer’s favorite pastime is walking in the woods by her house with her husband and dogs, she also enjoys traveling, cooking, and summertime barbeques.
Gary Gerber was born and raised in East Hanover, NJ and for as long as he can remember he wanted to be a veterinarian. Gary received a BS from Rutgers University and went on to attend veterinary school at Ross University in the British West Indies. Gary completed his clinical year of training at the University of Florida and graduated with high honors. In addition, he completed an internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. Gary thoroughly enjoys both surgery and internal medicine. In his spare time he loves to travel, cook, read, box, and do mixed martial arts. While in the British West Indies Gary rescued a Doberman Pinscher “Atilla” whom now lives with him and his Golden Retriever “Angel.”
Dr. Schubert grew up in Haworth, NJ. He studied biology at Villanova University and then decided to pursue his veterinary degree overseas at the University of Glasgow in Scotland. After graduating with honors he felt the pull of NJ and returned to complete a year-long rotating internship at the Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. His special interests in the veterinary field include surgery and diagnostic imaging, particularly ultrasonography. Dr. Schubert and his fiancee Kara are working on expanding their menagerie of pets in their new home which includes a devon rex kitten “Animal”, a sun conure “Lucy”, and a Brazilian rainbow boa “Rio”. His other interests include mountain biking, rock climbing, woodworking, and botany, especially exotic plants such as orchids and cacti.
Rebecca Stock grew up on a small farm in rural upstate New York. The love and respect for animals that was cultivated by this experience lead her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She received her BS in biomedical engineering at the University of Rochester in upstate New York. Rebecca attended veterinary school at Iowa State University where she graduated with honors. In addition, Rebecca completed a small animal internship at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in New Jersey. While attending school in Iowa Rebecca rescued her Papillon mix, “Tucker” and her cat, “Digby”. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, Dressage, alpine skiing, and running.