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Welcome To Butler Veterinary Hospital

A Full Service Veterinary Hospital

Providing Compassionate Pet Care     

Dr. Garro and Dr. Barbaris along with their caring and professional  staff would like to welcome you to Butler Veterinary Hospital.  Everyone at Butler Veterinary Hospital is committed to providing the highest quality medical, surgical and dental care to their patients and offer the best possible service to their clients. The staff have devoted their lives to the care and well being of animals.  Whether it is for a routine exam, a rescue patient, a pet with serious health issues or one in need of emergency medical care, you can count on them to provide your pet with the best veterinary care available.  

At Butler Veterinary Hospital, we understand that animals are more than just pets, they are members of our families.  Because of this and because of our own love for all animals, our mission is to always provide the finest in veterinary care. All staff members attend continuing education courses to keep up with the most up to date medicine. Our doctors respect, listen and care for our clients, patients and team members. The hospital is equipped with the latest technology, including digital radiography, on site ultrasound, a state of the art surgical facility, and an extensive in hospital laboratory, pharmacy and more.  Come visit us and see.      

The veterinary hospital is conveniently located near Route 23, Route 287 and Hamburg Turnpike, making us easily accessible for our Morris County, Bergen County and Passaic County clients. 

Check back at this site regularly for updates.  You will also find educational information on this website to help keep your pets and family healthy and happy.

Butler Veterinary Team

If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please contact one of our local 24 hour emergency hospitals. Two hospitals in our area are:      

Oradell Animal Hospital

 201-262-0010

 580 Winters Ave

 Paramus, NJ 07652

Blue Pearl Animal Hospital

201-527-6699

454 Route 17 South

Paramus, NJ 07652

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Animal Emergency and Referral (AERA)

973-226-3282

1237 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield NJ 07004

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Dr. Dawn Garro
Butler Veterinary Hospital  973-850-6300

417 Main Street, Butler, NJ 07405

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Amanda Swanson
    Receptionist

    Amanda grew up with a love for all animals and in 2007 turned that love into a career as a vet tech.  In 2015 she left the veterinary field to be a full time mom to her 5 year old daughter. Ready to get back to work, Amanda gladly accepted a position here at Butler Vet.  When not working, Amanda spends most of her time chauffeuring her daughter to and from cheerleading competitions and spending time with her 2 cats, Millie and Pancake and her chocolate lab Zoey. 

  • Allison Jenkins
    Veterinary Technician

    Allison is originally from Bergen County, New Jersey.  She moved to Pennsylvania with her family as a young girl and eventually came to graduate from Harcum College with an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology.  Immediately after graduating, she moved back to Northern New Jersey.  Allison and her fiance have a cat, cockatiel and conure who they love dearly.  In her spare time she enjoys relaxing at home, hiking, and boating in the nice weather.

  • Dr. Dawn Garro
    Veterinarian

    Dr.  Garro grew up in NJ.  She has always had a huge love for all types of animals, rescuing anything she could including dogs, cats, squirrels, and even raccoons.  Another passion of hers is riding horses. She has competed in show jumping for over 20 years. Dr. Garro attended undergraduate school at Cook College, Rutgers University.  During her time at Rutgers she had the wonderful opportunity of being Captain of the Rutger's Equestrian Team and working as a Veterinary Technician for Dr. Brandon Furlong, the United States Equestrian Team's Veterinarian.  She followed in her mentors foot steps and went to veterinary school In Ireland.  Dr. Garro graduated with honors in small animal and large animal medicine from University College Dublin School of Veterinary medicine in 2000. After graduation, Dr. Garro worked for 3 years in a mixed animal practice in Ireland where her work focused on small animal medicine, surgery and equine reproduction. On her evenings on call you could find her assisting clients in all types of small animal and large animal emergencies, including performing C-sections on cattle and sheep or delivering foals.

    Dr. Garro returned to the United States in 2004 and worked at several progressive small animal practices in NY and NJ before finally opening her own hospital in 2011.  Her goal was to open a state of the art facility that provided the best possible medical care to her clients.  Dr. Garro and her staff have devoted their lives to the care and well being of all animals and it shows.

    Dr. Garro has special interests in veterinary dermatology, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery. She is a member of the NJVMA (New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association),  AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) and AAFP (American Association of Feline Practitioners) . She enjoys cycling, horseback riding, rock climbing, attending hockey games, but most of all spending time with her husband, two young boys and her crazy rescue dogs, Finn, Madison and Holly and her rescue cat, Flea. 

  • Dr. Amanda Barbaris
    Veterinarian

    Dr. Barbaris received her bachelor in biochemistry with an animal and poultry science minor from Virginia Tech. She went on to receive her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Originally from Virginia, Dr. Barbaris relocated to Hudson county to begin her veterinary career and worked in small animal practice for 7 years before joining Butler Veterinary Hospital. Throughout her years of schooling she was heavily involved with multiple rescue groups and continues to be enthusiastic about rescue and adoption programs. She also has a special interest in preventative medicine and internal medicine. When she is not in the hospital, you can find her playing soccer or enjoying the outdoors hiking and spending time with her fiancé, Anthony, 2 island dog rescues (Carib and Stitch) and 3 cat rescues (Laney, Louie, and Bob).

  • Manuela Ocampo
    Veterinary Technician

    Manuela grew up in Dover, NJ. She always had a love for animals and landed her first job as a kennel assistant her senior year of high school. Manuela quickly excelled and was soon granted the title of veterinary technician. Outside of the veterinary field she really enjoys hiking with her dog Mia and spending time with friends and family.

  • Ashley Skiba
    Veterinary Technician

    Ashley grew up in Bergen county. She recently moved to Vernon and joined our team. Ashley has been a tech for 9 years. Her and her husband have two rescue dogs Mia Belle and Darla May who they adore. When she is not busy spoiling her brother and dogs she enjoys DIY projects at her home, quadding and horseback riding.

  • Leigh-Ann Janitz
    Receptionist

    Leigh-Ann grew up in West Milford. She is the proud mom to her dog Layla and cats Blaze and Rambo . At work she is known for her loving personality and helping others. In her spare time, you can find Leigh-Ann pet sitting, dog walking and enjoying time with her family and friends.  

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Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

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Read What Our Client Say

  • "We cannot say enough good things about our experience at Butler Veterinary. Dr. Garro is caring and compassionate and treated our dog like she would treat her own pet. When our dog became ill, Dr. Garro explained everything that was happening and did not give up until she helped us find the cause of the illness and the appropriate treatment. She was always available to talk to us and help guide us through the uncertainty of not knowing what was wrong with our dog. When she had to keep our pet overnight she went out of her way to keep us updated about how our dog was doing. Our dog was diagnosed with a rare illness and we are happy to report that because of Dr. Garro’s excellent care our dog is healthy and happy once again. We trust Dr. Garro and her staff completely."
    Maureen Schaffner
  • "Thanks for being so nice all of you , great Custumer service , great technicians and the best doctor in town Dr Garro."
    Louis DiCarlo
  • "Doctors and all the staff here are very caring and very thorough! They've taken care of our animals with great care and compassion! I highly recommend them!"
    Deb Alden
  • "Dr. Garro is an excellent veterinarian. She is attentive and very thorough. She genuinely cares about all of her pet patients and spends time getting to know both pet and owner. I would also like to add that her staff is just as nice and also highly competent."
    Jacqueline Borer
  • "Everyone here is so nice and caring. They always fit me in for any issue. They politely answer all my questions, despite me being a crazy dog mom. They never rush me out. Their prices are very reasonable compared to others for better care than I've had in the past. Highly recommended."
    Kate Callahan
  • "Dr. Garro has been our vet for over 5 years now. You couldn’t find a more kind and compassionate vet or team anywhere. Thanks for all you do for our dog, Lola!"
    Julia Martinelli
  • "We brought our 10-week old puppy in for signs of ParvoVirus and Dr. Garro and her team have done an exceptional job treating our Kota girl. Although she is still currently battling the virus, I need to express how much more at ease I feel knowing she's in Dr. Garro's care. She has shown the same concern for Kota as I have during this ordeal and has been available to reach for questions and comfort at any hour of the day. Thank you!"
    Lauren Scrudato - Butler, NJ