Dr. Derfuss grew up in New Jersey. She received her B.S. in Animal Science in 1982 from Cook College at Rutgers University, and her DVM in 1987 from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2007 she became IVAS certified in veterinary acupuncture, and continues her studies in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, including Chinese herbal therapy & food therapy.
She founded Branchburg Animal Hospital in 1996. Dr. Derfuss enjoys challenging surgical and medical cases, and will explore all avenues of integrative veterinary medicine to take care of your pet's medical needs. She was the volunteer veterinarian and a member of the board of trustees for the Plainfield Area Humane Society for 17 years and is passionate about the plight of pit bulls and animal abuse and neglect. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, reading (especially on the beach), skiing, traveling, cooking and spending time with her dogs, Zucc and Mack.
Dr. Villano was born and raised in central New Jersey. After receiving an undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Cook College, Rutgers University, she attended the University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school. Since receiving her veterinary medical degree, Dr. Villano worked as an associate veterinarian in small animal practices in Edison, Hillsborough, and Princeton. She finds small animal practice and rescue work very fulfilling. She enjoys spending free time with her friends and family, including her husband and her dog, Violet. She also likes to ski, go to the beach, travel, and watch movies.
After almost 27 years offering the very best of care to Branchburg and surrounding areas we are now permanently closed.
If you are looking for a new practice, we encourage you to try Blaicher Veterinary Health Care in Bedminster, Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital in Bridgewater, Oldwick Animal Hospital in Oldwick / Whitehouse & Kind Veterinary Care Center in Martinsville.
You never know when you will have an emergency with your pet. We recommend the following emergency facilities:
Garden State Veterinary Specialists (732-922-0011)
1167 Easton Turnpike, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876, United States