Meet our caring and compassionate team!

Please call us at 609-286-2080 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Katina Carter

Veterinarian/Owner

Originally from North Jersey, I worked as a veterinary receptionist and then technician up there for four years before deciding to return to college to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. While working full time, I began my pre-veterinary studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. I attended there for 3 years before achieving early acceptance into Oklahoma State University to finish my veterinary training. While studying for my DVM at OSU, I met my husband by way of my surgery partner who didn’t want me driving home alone during our first winter break. Knowing that Bill was also from New Jersey, she asked him if he would caravan with me. The rest of THAT story is history, as the saying goes!

After we graduated in 2006, we came back to New Jersey and I started my veterinary career in Bill’s parents’ practice in Hamilton. In 2007, I began working in this area before opening Animal Care of New Egypt in 2013. By 2016 our practice had expanded greatly and in 2018 we opened Heartland Veterinary & Boarding in our current building. Opening this practice has given us a true sense of “homecoming” as many members of our staff, including myself, worked for the previous practice that occupied this location.

Over the 12+ years that I have been practicing, I have been able to focus on several aspects of pet care that I find both challenging and very rewarding. I have taken a special interest in veterinary dermatology in order to help many pet owners manage their pets’ skin conditions/diseases. I am also certified to practice “Fear Free” medicine, an initiative started by Dr. Marty Becker, which enables us to alleviate some of the stress of veterinary visits for both pets and their owners. When I am able to sneak in a little down time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, and riding quads with my husband and daughter, Alivia. She tells us she wants to follow in our footsteps so she can often be found here, “helping out”. The three of us share our home with a pit bull mix, a husky mix, a German shorthair pointer, 4 cats, a bearded dragon, a guinea pig, 3 hermit crabs, numerous chickens, 2 ducks, a cockatiel and a male betta fish named Arielle.

Dr. Bill Carter

Veterinarian/Owner

I am a third generation veterinarian originally from Hamilton NJ. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in biology from Delaware Valley University in 2002. In 2006, I graduated Summa Cum Laude with my DVM from Oklahoma State College of Veterinary Medicine. I am a member of the Veterinary Honors society Phi Zeta. My first year of practice was spent at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. The next nine years I practiced at my family’s clinic in Hamilton, working with the Hamilton Township Animal Shelter, and multiple rescues. I have always had an affinity for surgery and perform all of our surgeries here at Heartland. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my wife Katina and daughter Alivia, as well as caring for our reptiles, chickens, ducks, and furry family members. On the weekends you will find me tinkering in the garage, hiking, camping, or riding dirtbikes.

Dr. Robin Losso

Associate Veterinarian

After graduating from Montclair State with a business/Marketing degree, I had a change of heart and decided to follow my true passion…working with animals. I began working as a veterinary Technician and went back to school. I graduated from Mississippi State University, college of veterinary medicine in 1996. Following graduation, I gained training in veterinary acupuncture as well. I’ve lived in New Jersey all my life. My passions are riding and the beach. My husband, two children and I live on our small farm with our two horses, one cat, one guinea pig, and our coonhound “Charlene”.

Nancy Napoleon

Practice/Kennel Manager and Receptionist

I have been in the veterinary field for almost 20 years, predominately as a receptionist but have, on occasion, helped as a veterinary nurse. When Animal Care of New Egypt opened, I took on the role as practice manager and since we moved and became Heartland Veterinary & Boarding, I have now added kennel manager to my many hats! I have lived in this area for most of my life and graduated from Northern Burlington High School (many moons ago!). I am ruled by my 4 dogs, Buford, Daisy, Puddles and Bubba and live to serve my 2 cats, Miss Kitty and Captain Jack Sparrow. I love what I do and look forward to seeing you and your furry family members here at Heartland.

Christine Keefe

Receptionist

I am originally from Queens, NY but have lived in New Jersey for the past 18 years. I have always had a love for animals and would bring home every puppy or kitten I found. I attended New York School of Dog Grooming and later started working as a veterinary technician and fell in love with the veterinary field. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and attending dog shows with my Norwegian buhunds. My fur family includes my buhunds Iya and Hugo, my miniature poodle Wylie, and my 3 kitties – Sock, Revan and Chrome.

Judy Witt

Receptionist

I have been involved with rescue for close to 20 years. My passion for animals goes back to childhood. My pets have included a parakeet, fish, dogs, hamsters and more recently, cats. I advocate for pet adoption; especially seniors, FIV+ and special needs, spay/neuter and owner education. I have been a vet assistant at a high volume spay/neuter clinic, help out at community wellness, vaccine and spay/neuter clinics in underserved communities and at my local shelter. Interacting with patients and clients is a rewarding experience. My two senior cats keep me busy at home along with daily sharing for pets needing homes.

Kiley Mabin

Senior Veterinary Nurse

I earned my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stockton University and plan on becoming a small animal veterinarian. While attending Stockton I worked as a veterinary nurse at Animal Care of New Egypt, which gave me the opportunity to meet wonderful clients and their pets over the years. After graduation and once we moved to Heartland Veterinary and Boarding, I was promoted to senior veterinary nurse. In my spare time I enjoy reading, cooking, watching movies, and going to the beach with family and friends. I look forward to welcoming you and your fur baby into our new Heartland family!

Rebecca Mufalli

Veterinary Nurse

I have always had a lifelong love of animals. As a little girl, I always rescued anything in need! Many years later my love is still strong and I have lots of animals of my own. When not at work, I can usually be found playing with my animals or outdoors wheeling, riding, building race cars and mud trucks, or sitting by the bonfire!

Daniel Stinson

Veterinary Nurse

I began working for the Drs. Carter in November of 2017. I have always had an affinity for animals. I love working with all the cats and dogs here, but I also really love my exotics! Aside from my own cat and dog, I have had a variety of snakes, geckos, and turtles. I have also bred and raised Cockatiels and lovebirds. I currently have hedgehogs and some day soon I hope to have another of my all time loves, ferrets! If I’m not at work, you can catch me outside hiking, fishing, or something of that nature!

Chelsey Wood

Veterinary Nurse

I was born and raised in New Egypt and graduated from New Egypt High School in 2008 before beginning the hunt for what I wanted to do with my life. Working in the restaurant business was only supposed to be temporary but after 5+ years, it was more than enough time to move on and pursue my passion of working with animals. I completed 1 year of online schooling through Animal Behavior College, completed 200 hours at an internship in Hamilton, NJ and I have now been working as a Technician for 2 years! I love all animals but pitbulls tug at my heartstrings! I have 3 at home. My boy Blue, my precious princess Royce & the sweetest puppy girl Rayne! They are just as much my children as my daughter is.

Delia Monken

Veterinary Nurse

I’m from Lawrenceville, NJ, and I’ve been working in the veterinary field since 2016. I joined Heartland in May 2018, and am looking forward to furthering my education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. I have a major soft spot for rabbits, and an interest in exotic animal medicine. At home I have a Mini Lop house rabbit named Summer. I enjoy going to concerts, cooking vegan food, creating art, and animal activism.

Andrew Reres

Project Manager/Technician

I am a full time one on one aide at a secondary school in Hamilton, NJ and have been a veterinary technician for several years. In addition to my technician and kennel experience, my knowledge of computers have helped me become the go-to technology expert at Heartland! My hobbies include riding four wheelers, karate, photography, fishing, and riding my motorcycle. I always look forward to spending time with my pup Quorra and spoiling the “Kit-ten” who rules my household!

Nadene Flecker

Kennel Attendant

I was born in Pt. Pleasant, NJ and from a very early age have always had a strong passion for animals. After graduating from Monsignor Donovan High School, I went on to earn my BS in Equine Studies with a concentration in Equine Science from Centenary College. I rode horses while in college and also held a work-study position with the on staff equine veterinarian. After graduation, I wanted to continue my dream of working with animals. I worked with wildlife as a volunteer at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, gained experience working with marine life as an animal caretaker at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, and worked with exotics at Six Flags Wild Safari for 4 years. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my 2 dogs Randy and Madison or my turquoise green cheek conure Loki and riding my horse, Chance.

Waffle

Patient liaison

I have been with Heartland Veterinary & Boarding since early 2014. I have made it my job to be involved in anything that goes on here. While checking in for your appointment, I will perform a preliminary exam which includes an evaluation of your pet’s tolerance for cats, client lap test, and handbag inspection. During the doctor’s exam, I may play “peek-a-boo paw” under the door to distract a nervous patient. When your appointment is over, I will meet you on the front counter to assist you with check writing, receipt signing, and future appointment scheduling as I sprawl across the calendar. In my spare time, I enjoy sunning myself on the front window sill and hiding my toys under the scale.

Blue

Clinic Inventory

I have been here since mid 2014 after staging a “sit in” in front of Dr. Carter’s car one night. My duties are slightly more behind the scenes than my feline colleague. Most days I can be found clearing the top shelves in the pharmacy or hiding in the food closet sampling for quality control. My hobbies include keeping Dr. Carter’s chair warm and napping in my Kitty Kube.

Ron

Orderly

I joined the team in 2016. My main job here is towel warming for hospitalized and surgical patients but I’ve also recently taken on the task of post op observation. I have found that peeking in on patients in the recovery ward has been a helpful distraction to nervous patients who are waking from surgery or waiting for their rides. When you can’t be there, I will! When I’m not on duty I like to spend my time eating.