Meet the Team


Meet the Team

Veterinarians


Dr. Harvey Hummel  photo

Dr. Harvey Hummel

Dr. Hummel decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine when he was a boy growing up in Bensalem, PA. He graduated from Bensalem High School and received his B.S. degree in Biology from Ursinus College. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and received his VMD degree in 1995. Dr. Hummel resides in Andover Township with his wife, Jill, their children, Lauren & Dalton, and yellow lab "Popcorn." In his free time, Dr. Hummel enjoys travel, fitness, fishing and Philadelphia sports (Eagles, Flyers, & Phillies). He loves all kinds of adventures in the great outdoors and has recently served on the Andover Township Environmental Commission.

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Dr. Shelley Parker

Dr. Parker decided to pursue a career in veterinary medicine when she was 8 years old. She grew up in an Air Force family and has lived all over the U.S. She graduated from Northern Burlington High School in NJ and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cook College at Rutgers University. She attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received her DVM degree in 2001. Dr. Parker resides in Wantage with her husband, Steve, their son, Carter, dogs Sachi and Opie, and several cats. In her free time, Dr. Parker enjoys riding and showing her horses, Max and Finnegan.

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Dr. Wendy Turner

Dr. Turner joined our team in May 2013 as a part-time associate veterinarian, and as of Jan 1 2015, became full-time. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Colorado, and continued her studies at Colorado State University, earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 2002. Dr. Turner resides in Mountain Lakes with her son, Francis, her dog Miles, and her cats: Fuzzy, Pippin and Merry. She enjoys long distance running, and is usually in training for a half or full marathon at any given time. Dr. Turner is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, having a special interest in the prevention and treatment of disease in our feline friends.


Our Staff


Tara Porter</br> </br>Practice Manager photo

Tara Porter

Practice Manager

Tara joined Andover Animal Hospital in November 2019 with a deep passion to deliver the highest quality client experience and compassionate patient care for all pets!  She is a credentialed Veterinary Technician and also has a background in Human Resources. Tara brings many years of experience from private practice to corporate in multiple leadership roles, including Hospital Director for Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, and Operations Manager for Animal Emergency and Referral Associates.  Originally from Morristown, Tara resides in Andover with her husband, son, and their menagerie of pets, including three Chihuahuas, a cat, and a rose breasted cockatoo. In her spare time, Tara enjoys the outdoors, kayaking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Helga </br> Reception Team Leader photo

Helga
Reception Team Leader

Helga has been a member of the Andover Animal Hospital Team for more than twenty years, and loves serving our clients and their pets!  Although originally brought on as a receptionist, Helga later received additional training as an exam room assistant and served in this role for many years.  Due to this cross-training and her longevity with the team, she brings a unique perspective in her current position as Reception Team Leader. Prior to working at AAH, Helga earned an AAS degree in Medical Laboratory Technology and a BS degree in Biology and worked in hospital laboratories for over twenty years.  She resides in Andover and shares her home with her husband and their three cats.

Brittany </br>CVT, Team Leader photo

Brittany
CVT, Team Leader

Bio Coming Soon!

Lisa </br> Credentialed Veterinary Technician photo

Lisa
Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Lisa joined the AAH team in January 2016, with a passion for providing excellence in patient care.  Born and raised in Queens, NY, Lisa earned her degree in Veterinary Technology from LaGuardia Community College in 1996.  She has a wealth of experience and specialized training in Emergency, Critical Care and Referral medicine from several leading hospitals such as The Animal Medical Center in NYC, Oradell Animal Hospital, and Animal Emergency and Referral Associates.  Lisa is a Star Wars fan that loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her two cats Sith, and Skwrrl.



Ashley </br>Credentialed Veterinary Technician photo

Ashley
Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Ashley joined the AAH team in January 2015 as a Veterinary Assistant and later earned her AAS degree in Veterinary Technology from Bergen Community College.  Ashley seems to have never-ending energy, willingly takes shifts to fill in for others, and readily accepts working overtime when needed. Ashley loves outdoor activities, such as fishing and hiking. She is also a very talented artist, her favorite media being pastels, acrylics and pencil.



Hope </br>Credentialed Veterinary Technician photo

Hope
Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Hope joined the AAH team in March 2018. She is a double credentialed technician with a Credentialed Veterinary Technician from NJ and a Licensed Veterinary Technician from NY, her home state. As she becomes more experienced in the veterinary field she is constantly discovering new aspects of the profession that she enjoys. Hope is a Gilmore Girls fan and also enjoys reading when she is not working or spending time with her puppy Cayco.



Erin </br>Receptionist photo

Erin
Receptionist

Erin has been a part of our reception team since the summer of 2019. She is currently attending college in Bergen County and studying veterinary technology. Erin loves all animals and always has a smile to share at work. In her free time, she enjoys drawing and taking care of her two dogs.  



Jane  </br> Receptionist photo

Jane
Receptionist

Jane has been a receptionist at AAH since 2010. She spent two years in an animal care curriculum in high school and was fortunate to work as a teaching assistant for an animal care program in Ohio before moving to NJ. She shares her home with her husband, 4 cats, a rabbit, 4 goldfish and a koi.

 

 

 

Bonnie </br> Receptionist photo

Bonnie
Receptionist

Bonnie has always loved animals and currently has 2 dogs, 2 cats and a bird; all of whom are rescues. Married for 40 years, she has a son and daughter. Bonnie has worked for an insurance company and a marketing firm but finds her work at a veterinary hospital the most rewarding. Over the years she has attended several veterinary conferences and taken online courses through Penn Foster.

 

 

 

Alyssa </br>Receptionist photo

Alyssa
Receptionist

Alyssa joined our team in June of 2018 as a receptionist. She has been working as an EMT for 7 years and has decided to extend her love for helping people into the animal world. Alyssa lives with her dog, 3 cats, a bird and 2 fish tanks. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and painting.

 

 

 

Shannon </br> Receptionist photo

Shannon
Receptionist

Shannon joined the staff in August of 2018. In addition to her position in reception, Shannon keeps busy with 2 businesses of her own. She lives in Wantage with her husband and 3 dogs. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys reading, hiking and travelling.

Jennifer </br>Receptionist photo

Jennifer
Receptionist

Jen grew up in Florida and lived in Ireland before making her home in New Jersey. After a 10 year stint as a stay at home Mom, Jen worked as a veterinary receptionist for two years and later joined the AAH team in June 2019. Her love of animals prompted her to recently adopt a stray kitten who puts a smile on her face every day.



Miranda </br>Veterinary Assistant photo

Miranda
Veterinary Assistant

Miranda joined the AAH team in November 2018 and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program.  She knew she wanted to work with animals since she was able to talk! Miranda has a special interest in exotics, particularly reptiles.  Having had grown up with Great Danes, she also adores large dog breeds. Miranda shares her home with her dogs, Ruby & Legend, cat, Priscilla, bearded dragon, Penelope, mini lop rabbit, Paisley and yellow bellied slider turtle, Meesha.  When she isn’t working she enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and spending time with her pets. 



Tara</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Tara
Veterinary Assistant

Tara joined the AAH team in December 2018 and is currently pursuing her certification as a Veterinary Technician.    When she is not working, Tara enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with her pets, family, and friends. She is also an especially enthusiastic New England Patriots fan!  Tara shares her home with two dogs, Sophie and Lola, and cat, Brady.  

Andover Animal Hospital

243 Newton Sparta Road

Newton, NJ 07860


For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at: 973-940-2276



Hours

Sunday Closed

Monday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday 8:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 8:00am - 1:00pm