Our Veterinarians - Nottingham Animal Hospital - Hamilton, NJ

Nottingham Animal Hospital

3607 Nottingham Way
Hamilton, NJ 08690

(609)587-0222

www.nottinghamvets.com

OUR VETERINARIANS

 

Dr. Nikki Graham

 

 

I grew up on a small farm in Bloomington, Indiana.  My early years were spend surrounded by animals, and I always knew that I would someday become a veterinarian.

 I attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and graduated with a B.A. in Zoology in 1981. I then graduated from veterinary school at Purdue University, and moved to New Jersey in 1985.  I originally thought that I would spend a year or two in New Jersey, but I'm still here! (and loving it!)  On August 1, 1989, after 4 years of veterinary practice in New Jersey, I opened the Nottingham Animal Hospital.

 My husband Joe and I are the parents of 3 children:  Joe (24), Abigail (22), and Amy (20).  We are caretakers for our crazy terrier mix, Bridget, Abby's adorable dog Jessie, and our 2  kitties, Finn and Duncan. 

 I think veterinary medicine is the greatest career in the world.  Every day is different; every day brings new challenges and interesting cases.  I enjoy treating internal medicine cases and geriatrics, and I particularly enjoy interacting with our patients' owners, many of whom I consider friends.

When I am not at Nottingham, I spend as much time as possible with my family.  My kids are graduates of Nottingham High School, where they were active in many activities. Joe is busy working and listening to 60's music. Abby recently graduated from Mount Holyoke College, and is taking a gap year or 2 before law school, working for Volunteer Lawyers for Justice. Amy is a third year student at Hofstra University, and won a National Championship with the Hofstra University Dance Team. When I am not at work, I can be found reading, knitting, throwing pottery, or traveling.

Favorite color: Burgundy

 

 

Dr. J.C.Rankin

 

"General Practitioner" is an apt description of me as I enjoy all aspects of being a veterinarian, from internal medicine to surgery to preventive health care.  My day is complete when I see a healthy puppy or kitten, when I am able to help a sick pet recover, when I can help maintain a senior patient’s quality of life, or when I can offer advice or solace to a client. The challenges and rewards of veterinary medicine still excite me, and even after 30+ years in this profession I look forward to going to work each morning.

I grew up in a small town in Westchester County, New York, and earned my undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire. I have always loved animals, but didn’t realize that I wanted to be a vet until I took a job as a veterinary technician after college. The next step was vet school and I graduated from the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in 1986.

I joined the team at Nottingham Animal Hospital when my husband and I and our 2 children moved to the area in 1997. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dr. Graham and a wonderful group of technicians and receptionists, but, more importantly, have enjoyed all of our clients and their 4 legged children.

My husband Bruce and I live in Pennsylvania with our black and white kitty, "Bean", who keeps us entertained. When I take my vet hat off I enjoy kayaking, hiking, step class at the gym, and reading.

Favorite color: I don't have one!

 

 

 Dr. Laura Collins

 

Dr. Collins

I was raised in Brooklyn, NY, where after serious deliberation, I chose veterinary medicine as my career at the age of 4. I was raised in a house full of dogs and cats, who were my best childhood friends. I started horseback riding later and added them to the list of animals I love.

I have been practicing in New Jersey since I graduated from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991, and in addition to working in private practice I have worked as a shelter veterinarian since 2004, when I joined Tabby’s Place, A Cat Sanctuary. I enjoy helping all animals, but especially am honored to be able to help the most needy cats, who have no owners, at Tabby’s Place.

I am married with a 20 year old son who attends TCNJ. Christopher’s upbringing has been a little different, and he grew used to watching me bottle feed orphan kittens and take over the spare bathroom as a makeshift cat hospital for strays and foster cats. My husband and my son have helped me on quite a few occasions with some of these cats (and occasional dogs), and even my own three cats endure the parade of fosters with tolerance.

I view one of the most important responsibilities of my job in private practice as the education of my clients. I am always willing to answer questions and discuss the reasoning behind my recommendations. Because my patient’s care rests in the hands of their owner, I want my clients to fully understand their pet’s condition and how best to keep their pet healthy.

Thank you for the opportunity of caring for your pet!

Favorite color: Blue

 Dr. Kristen Miller

I am from central Pennsylvania, and completed my undergraduate degree at West Virginia University in Animal Science. I then graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine in June 2005.

I spent the first few years as a veterinarian working in a small animal 24 hour hospital in Lansdale, Pennsylvania. After moving to New Jersey, I worked at an emergency hospital for two years. It was challenging to juggle an ER schedule while raising young kids, so I ventured out doing relief veterinary work, which led me to Nottingham! 

Currently I have two dogs, both rescues, Sampson (3) and Bailey (who is 16!!!!); and 2 cats , Lucky and Buttercup. I am married and have 2 children, JT who is 11 and Kamryn who is 9.  When I’m not working I enjoy watching my kids' sport activities, spending time with my family in Pennsylvania, and dabbling in a network marketing side gig.

I love the family atmosphere here at Nottingham Animal Hospital. When you bring your pets to Nottingham, it’s like bringing them to a second home. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to care for your best friends! 

Favorite color: Light blue

 Dr. Kelly Dunham

 

 


Dr. Dunham graduated from Ross University in January 2015 after completing her clinical rotations at the University of Illinois.  After this she went on to work as an associate veterinarian and later a chief of staff for Banfield, before joining IndeVets as the area medical director for New Jersey and New York.  It is through IndeVets that Dr. Dunham is able to share her passion for medicine and high medical quality with the clients and patients at Nottingham Animal Hospital. In her free time Dr. Dunham enjoys snuggling with her cats, Panda and Pineapple, and hiking with her husband Steve. 
 

    

 

 

 

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