Veterinary Assistants

Caety Gaeta, Lead Technician

Caety joined the practice in April 2012 as a veterinary technician with four years of prior experience. Caety became a member of our team because she wanted to expand her knowledge in the veterinary field. She says, "Princeton Animal Hospital has been known for their innovative care and ability to be more than just a general practice hospital. I wanted to be a part of that!"

While working, Caety can be found inspiring our team of assistants, helping with hiring and training as well as scheduling of the tech staff. Caety is also found in the operating room as a surgical technician, monitoring/treating and caring for hospital patients, seeing appointments, filling prescriptions, and assisting the doctors. Caety says, "I am truly blessed to be a part of this team. We have an amazing group of people who work well together to make the hospital run smoothly and efficiently."

When Caety is not working with animals, she enjoys spending her time line dancing, horseback riding, snowboarding, dirt biking and hanging out with friends, family and her pets. She shares her home with Madison, a 6-year-old Boxer, and Scampers, a 5-year-old domestic short hair cat. Caety recently rescued another fluffy feline she named Avion.

Veterinary AssistantsJessica Haklik

Veterinary Technician Jessica, known as Jess around the hospital, joined the staff of Princeton Animal Hospital in February 2012 and has been working professionally with animals for the past thirteen years. In the hospital, Jess can be found in the operating room as a surgical technician, monitoring/treating hospital patients, seeing appointments, filling prescriptions, and assisting the doctors. Jessica has a great sense of humor and naturally upholds our philosophy and mission to provide excellent care for our patients.

"PAH has a great atmosphere. There is always an opportunity to learn more and further my knowledge of animals," Jessica said. "All of my co-workers are great people and we have become good friends."

Jess has a senior dog, Poncho, an Australian cattle dog, Scully, a cat named Kona, a Leopard Gecko named Dobby and a Crested Gecko named Kreacher. She spends her time going to shows and concerts, reading, hiking, kickboxing, volunteering for animal rescues, spending time with loved ones and traveling. Jessica is also a pit bull and bully breed advocate.

Veterinary AssistantsLizette Rodriguez

Lizette began her career with Princeton Animal Hospital in July 2009 as a receptionist and is now part of our veterinary technician staff. Lizette is also one of our surgery techs and plays an integral role at the hospital working as a hospital coordinator where she tends to the needs of the hospital during each shift she works. Lizette loves animals and says that "working with them is truly a dream job."

When she is not at the practice, Lizette can be found at the dog park with her American Bulldog, Bruno. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, and hiking on beautiful days.

Barbara Hulick

A veterinary technician at Princeton Animal Hospital since 1988, Barbara attended Mercer County Community College where she studied biology. Known as Barb among the staff, she is the lead veterinary technician in the Carnegie Cat Clinic as well as the inventory manager. Barb is highly noted for her outstanding feline handling skills, precise attention to detail, and excellent time management. She is certainly one of the top 'go to' people for anything cat related. During her free time, Barb enjoys hiking, backpacking, fishing and going to the beach.

JamesJames Cortell

James joined Princeton Animal Hospital as a veterinary assistant in November 2013. His responsibilities include assisting our technicians, walking dogs, taking care of boarders and helping to keep the hospital clean. He studied animal science at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and is currently studying to be a veterinarian in Scotland at the University of Glasgow, School of Veterinary Medicine. While on breaks from his studies, James still comes to help out at the hospital.

"Everyone at the hospital is very kind, understanding and fun to be around," he says. "I can't thank them enough for taking me in and teaching me all the things I now know." In his free time, James enjoys going to the gym, walking his dog Chip, hanging out with friends and eating sushi.

Veterinary AssistantsEmily Corcorles

Emily grew up in Allentown, New Jersey. She joined Princeton Animal Hospital in 2014 as a technician assistant. Emily has worked with animals for the past five years and came to Princeton Animal Hospital hoping to learn more about how to help animals and make a difference in patients' lives as well as their owners. During the day Emily can be found seeing appointments, filling medication, preforming treatments on patients and assisting doctors and technicians.

Emily has two dogs. Brandy is a two year old cuddly Australian Shepard mix and BoDuke is a 3-year-old handsome Lab/Border Collie mix. Emily enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, family and friends. She also enjoys walking her dogs and going to country concerts.

Veterinary AssistantsLynsay Bader

Lynsay joined the Princeton Animal Hospital team in July 2014, bringing with her a great love of animals and a deep respect for the human-animal bond. Her responsibilities include taking patient histories, assisting during exams, general patient care, taking radiographs, drawing blood, scheduling appointments, filling prescriptions, discussing pet care with our clients and helping keep the hospital clean. Lynsay has an associate's degree in math and science from Brookdale Community College and is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Environmental Science from Rutgers University.

"Everyone that works here is passionate about animals and it shows," she says. "If there are difficult cases, the doctors and technicians will come together and as a team, we give the best care and plan a course of action that satisfies getting the pet better as soon as possible."

Outside of work, Lynsay enjoys reading, running, hiking, yoga, baking, concerts and shows. She has a very old parakeet named Francine.

Veterinary AssistantsCarla Sanders

Carla started with Princeton Animal Hospital after transferring from human medicine to veterinary medicine. She came to this hospital because of the diversity of clinical and emergency cases. While Carla is normally found working overnights caring for hospital cases or triaging emergency calls, she can occasionally be found working a day shift to widen her interaction with clients and our wonderful staff.

Carla has one dog, Nova, who is very talkative! When she's not working at the hospital Carla is working with her National Guard unit or her performance art organization. She can be found spending her free time crafting, playing games (of any kind), and practicing dance and fire performance art.

Veterinary AssistantsKelly Mangan

Kelly is one of our veterinary technicians here at Princeton Animal Hospital and has been with us since 2005. She started working here as an overnight technician monitoring hospitalized patients. Most recently she decided to decrease her hours to be able to spend more time with her son.

Kelly and her family have four pets. Bosco is a three-legged Pitbull she rescued when he was only two days old. Bosco is such a snuggle bug and LOVES to be around people! They also have two cats, a brother and sister named Tigs and Maggie that Kelly adopted. They are two adorable little terrors that the family loves and they make a GREAT addition to the family. Last but not least a fish named Bubbles.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys any type of outdoor activity with her son and her boyfriend. They enjoy kayaking, fishing, hiking, camping and watching Kelly's son play baseball.

Veterinary AssistantsLisa Hendricksen

Lisa started working at Princeton Animal Hospital in late April 2015 as a veterinary assistant. "It's a great feeling working with a wonderful and compassionate staff," Lisa says. In 2013, she enrolled with Mercer Country Community College for the Veterinarian Assistant Program and completed her externship here at Princeton Animal Hospital and Carnegie Cat Clinic. Lisa was the first student to take the board test and has been awarded the designation of Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA).

"I stopped talking about a career working with animals and finally did something about it," Lisa says.

Lisa is also a volunteer for Pet Rescue of Mercer and Marty's Place. She has one dog, Dottie, who is a mix of Staffordshire, Boxer and Corgi, and a Chinchilla named Señor. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, word games, road trips and eating ice cream.

Veterinary AssistantsRui Franco

Rui joined our team in April 2015. He says, "It warms my heart to work with great and talented coworkers who truly care about their patients. We all make one amazing team!" During his time here, Rui has learned a great deal and works closely with Dr. Miele on canine rehabilitation. "One of my favorite things to do at the hospital is assist Dr. Miele with his acupuncture, cold laser therapy and canine rehabilitation services. I fell in love with making a difference in an animal's life and I hope to continue doing so for a long time."

Rui grew up in Kearny, NJ where he then moved to South River, NJ. He graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science. Rui hopes to one day go back to school and further his studies in the field. In his spare time Rui likes to play the guitar, sing, go to the gym, and hang out with a few friends.

Mary Beth Cullen

Mary Beth Cullen joined Princeton Animal Hospital in August 2015. She graduated in 2010 from Northeastern University in Boston where she completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Geology. Since graduating her love of science and animals has led her closer to a career as a veterinary technician. Mary Beth loves working at Princeton Animal Hospital because of the high standards of patient care and the deep regard that everyone who works there has for the family-pet bond. She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster.

Growing up Mary Beth has had a variety of pets including ferrets, newts, hermit crabs, fish, cats and horses. Currently she has a Yorkshire Terrier named Daisy, a Bichon Frise named Teddy, and a guinea pig named Penelope.


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