Our Story …

The Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell was founded by Doctor John Fedina 15 years ago, driven by his passion to provide the best veterinary care available, delivered with compassion and honesty. Over the past decade he has assembled a team that shares his vision of what veterinary care should be. These skilled veterinarians and friendly staff care for your pets with high-quality veterinary services and preventive health measures, including exams, vaccinations diagnostic care, surgery and dentistry. It is their goal to keep your beloved pets safe throughout their lives with annual checkups, microchips, dental cleanings, vaccine boosters, parasite testing and other veterinary services.

Our Doctors

John A. Fedina, DVM
Founding Veterinarian

Dr. John A. Fedina, founder of VMC, attended Ross University and completed his clinical studies at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in 2000.  Dr. Fedina began his career at County Animal Hospital and Referral Center, located in Westchester County NY.  This was an emergency, general and referral practice where Dr. Fedina was fortunate enough to work with some of the best veterinarians in New York State.   After spending five years there, he went on to work in several practices around New York and New Jersey. In 2007, Dr. Fedina opened the Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell.

Dr. Fedina currently resides in Colts Neck, NJ with his wife, two sons and 2 dogs (Bea and Niko).

Laura Babcock Murray, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Laura Babcock is originally from South Florida. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Florida, and she received her DVM from the University of Tennessee in 2011. Dr. Babcock then completed a one year internship in emergency and critical care medicine at the Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC) in Philadelphia. She practiced as an emergency clinician for 3 years with VSEC, before relocating to the North Jersey area.

Dr. Babcock now lives in Bedminster with her 2 dogs (Toby and Hoggle). In her free time, she enjoys sky-diving, snowboarding, reading and trying new restaurants.

Maritza Rodriguez-Goller, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Rodriguez-Goller grew up in Staten Island. She received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Delaware in 2010. She earned her Veterinary Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Dr. Goller went on to complete a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group in Brooklyn, NY. Most recently, she worked as an associate veterinarian at a multi-doctor practice located in Monmouth County.

Chad Andrews, DVM, DACVS

Surgery

Dr. Chad Andrews received his D.V.M. from the Ohio State University in 2005. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia and a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX. Dr. Andrews completed his residency at the University of Tennessee in 2010. He then stayed on as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, were he led the Total Hip Replacement Program and mentored residents in the art of arthroscopy, as well as a multitude of other procedures. He obtained his board certification with the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in March of 2012. Dr. Andrews has been involved with various surgical teaching labs that provide continuing education credits needed by surgeons and general practitioners.

In his free time Dr. Chad Andrews enjoys the outdoors (running, hiking) and spending time/traveling with his girlfriend

Christopher J. Dillon, DVM, ACVS

Surgery

Dr. Christopher J. Dillon, DVM, DACVS ( Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons) is a specialist in advanced surgical techniques, which include Soft Tissue Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and Neurosurgery. After graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University, he gained many years of experience working in his own private practice. He later decided to continue his education, and went on to successfully complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship and Small Animal Surgery Residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.

Dr. Dillon has a major focus on reconstructive surgery as it relates to trauma and cancer treatment.

Eric DeRose, DVM

Cardiology

Dr. DeRose received his doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery with Veterinary Specialists of South Florida and went on to complete a three-year residency in cardiology at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

Dr. DeRose is especially interested in the treatment and management of congestive heart failure due to chronic valve disease or endocardiosis. This remains the most common form of acquired heart disease in dogs and he strives to improve the quality of life for animals affected by this disease.

Katrina Haskell

Acupuncture

A New Englander by birth and by heart, Katrina has been in NJ since 1999. She has a BA from the Univ. of CT where she studied English, hoping to one day work in advertising. She moved to NYC and after a time working in the advertising and post production industry, decided she needed something, “more important” to do with her life.

Introduced to acupuncture by a friend, she found it incredibly helpful for some issues she had been suffering and decided to pursue an acupuncture education and career. She graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicing in NYC with a M.S in Acupuncture and has been a licensed acupuncturist for humans since 2002. 

Surrounded for all of her life by animals, she has wanted to perform animal acupuncture for many years. She finally found the right program and is now certified in small animal and equine acupuncture by the American Board of Animal Acupuncture.

Katrina lives with her husband, Steve, two rescued chi mix dogs, Koji & Tula 3 cats (2 rescues, 1 ragdoll kitten: Minou, Phoebe, and Bean) and cares for 1 feral who has decided Katrina’s home is a pretty good place to hang around.

Our Veterinary Staff

Nicole L.

Veterinary Technician

Nicole graduated from Felician College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2009. Later that year she joined the VMC team.  When she’s not working she enjoys the outdoors, art, music, and travel.

Andrea P.

Veterinary Technician

Andrea graduated from Bloomfield High School and joined VMC in 2011.  Andrea is a dedicated professional with a true passion for animals.  Andrea currently resides in Bloomfield with her husband, 3 children, 4 cats and 4 dogs.

Sarah K.

Veterinary Technician

Sarah Kovacs graduated from The University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine. She joined the VMC crew in 2011, working during the summers while home from college. Sarah plans to attend veterinary school in the near future, but for now she lives in Bridgewater NJ with her parents, sister, and three German Shepherds. She has been a proud owner of German Shepherds her whole life, but is a lover of ALL animals small and large!

Christina D.

Receptionist

Bernice G.

Receptionist

Bernice Gaud is a 2012 Caldwell University Graduate, where she graduated with a BA in Communications and Spanish.  She was raised in Belleville, NJ and joined the VMC crew in 2014.  Bernice currently resides in in Belleville with her family, which includes her thirteen year old Poodle Maltese, Puddy.  She enjoys attending country concerts, traveling, and reading her Chick Lit.

Michele C.

Receptionist

Michele Campagna is a Harrison, NJ high school graduate.  Michele has been working in the Veterinary field for over ten years.  Michele resides in Kearny with her husband, two children, her Olde English Bulldog and two cats.  She enjoys traveling and attending Dave Matthews Band concerts all over the world.

Cristina Mera

Kennel Manager

Cristina graduated from the University of Rutgers with a bachelor’s science degree in Animal Science on 2015. She joined the VMC crew in March of 2018. Cristina plans to further her education with a master’s in the near future. She’s been an animal lover all her life. She grew up in Jersey City, raising a shih tzu named Simba since she was 6 years old. She’s happy to let everyone know that he turned 20 on October 27, 2017. Now she lives in East Orange with her parents and Simba. She plans to expand her pet family with the addition of a kitten or a few.

Little Bea

Receptionist | Chief Happiness Officer

Little Bea is the office’s part-time receptionist who greets all of the lovely clients that come into Veterinary Medical Center of Caldwell. When she’s not greeting she loves taking long walks in the park, and playing fetch with her ball.