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Welcome To Butler Veterinary Hospital

A Full Service Animal Hospital

Providing Compassionate Pet Care     

Dr. Garro, Dr. Sereda and Dr. Short along with their caring and professional  staff would like to welcome you to Butler Veterinary Hospital. Butler Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital offering comprehensive medical, diagnostic, surgical and dental care.  The hospital is equipped with the latest technology including digital radiography, digital dental x-ray, on site ultrasonography, a state-of-the-art surgical facility, a full in hospital laboratory and pharmacy.  The staff at Butler Veterinary Hospital have devoted their lives to the care and wellbeing of animals and are here to ensure your pets receive the highest quality medical and surgical care available.  Our goal in everything we do is to improve and extend the life of every patient we serve, and to deliver individualized care and personal service to each patient compassionately.  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 our team to be there for your pet's needs.

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.  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.


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

Oradell Animal Hospital

 (201) 262-0010

 580 Winters Ave

 Paramus, NJ 07652

Blue Pearl Animal Hospital

(201) 527-6699

545 Route 17 South

Paramus, NJ 07652

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital:

(732) 747-3636

197 Hance Ave

Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

Online Pharmacy

Animal Emergency and Referral (AERA)

(973) 226-3282

1237 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield NJ 07004

Veterinary Emergency Group

(201) 438-7122

790 Highway Route 3, Clifton, NJ

Eclipse Specialty & Emergency Pet Care

(862) 404-0991

1 Papermill Dr, Whippany, NJ 07981

Pet Poison Control: 1-888-426-4435

Poison Control With HomeAgain: 1-888-466-3242


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

417 Main St,
Butler, NJ 07405

Meet Our Veterinarians

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr. Dawn Garro

    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 mentor's footsteps 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, her two young boys, and her crazy rescue dogs, Madison and River, and her rescue cat, Willow. 

  • Dr. Nicole Sereda

    Dr. Sereda grew up at the Jersey shore. She always had a love of animals, and developed a love for science/medicine in high school. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut. While in Connecticut, she also developed her appreciation of large farm animals and horses. She then went on to receive her doctor of veterinary medicine (V.M.D.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. After that, Dr. Sereda received advanced training in emergency, internal medicine, and surgery at Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals. She has special interests in emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys reading, DIY projects, running, and finding her next favorite coffee shop. She also enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, Philly. 

  • Dr. Anjelica Short

    Dr. Anjelica Short is a native of Morris County, New Jersey. She has always had a passion and love for animals. Dr. Short aspired to be a veterinarian since she was 6 years old and further developed her passion for science and medicine throughout school. Dr. Short attended the University of Connecticut for her undergraduate degree where she majored in Animal Science. At the University of Connecticut, she worked at the horse barn with Dr. Nicole Sereda which is where their friendship began. After graduating with a Bachelors in Science, Dr. Shortwent to the University of Prince Edward Island in Canada to study veterinary medicine. Dr. Short graduated from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island in 2020 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing as a small animal general practice veterinarian since 2020. Dr. Short’s special interests as a veterinarian include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, and dermatology. She is a member of the AVMA (AmericanVeterinary Medical Association). Dr. Short enjoys baking, cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with two foster fails Catniss and Cleocatra.


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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