Dr. Buchoff received his pre-vet B.S. degree and an M.S. in Immunology from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine (BVScAH) from G.B. Pant University in India. He has completed numerous courses in alternative modalities including homeopathy, Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (chiropractic), acupuncture, glandular nutritional therapy, cold laser therapy, and Reiki.
Before opening up Holistic Pet Care, PA, Dr. Buchoff owned and operated North Bergen Animal Hospital in North Bergen, NJ for almost 20 years.
Professionally, Dr. Buchoff served four years as President of the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and more recently as Vice President and President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (2002-2006).
You may see him on reruns of The Pet Stop (New 12 NJ-TV), which he hosted for 50 episodes. He has been featured in newspapers, magazines, and on television and radio.
Dr. Diana Gersten grew up in Westchester county, NY and has known from a young age that she wanted to work with animals. As a result, she majored in animal studies as an undergraduate at Cornell University. She then attended the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM degree in 2014. While in veterinary school, she completed several externships around the U.S. and was trained in acupuncture at Chi Institute. In her free-time, Dr. Gersten enjoys trying out new restaurants, exploring the area and spending time with her two cats ( Mama and Baby), family and friends. She is excited to be joining Dr. Buchoff and the rest of the Holistic Pet Care staff in caring for your furry children.
Annie Torres has been in the veterinary field for 14 years. Starting as a receptionist in small practice, she learned about animal care and how to ensure a long health life. She soon developed a soft spot for animals and adopted three kittens and a Pitbull; Mimi, Shy, Sneaky and Zeus; they mean the world to her. Annie just recently lost her beloved Zeus but is considering adopting another dog in near future. She also enjoys cooking and listening to music. Annie has been part Holistic Pet Care family for 4 years.
Stephanie has always been passionate with animals. She began working hands on at Petsmart as a PetCare Lead for the past 6 years. Stephanie joined our team 2 years ago. She received her degree in biology and will go on to pursue a degree as a Veterinarian. Stephanie is a mom of beautiful twin girls Anna and Amy also joining them are her 3 dogs Benji, Hershey, Leila, Cat Pebbles, 2 sun conures, a cockatiel and Raptor the leopard gecko who she truly adores. Stephanie has accomplished and worked hard to be our head technician leader.
Jorelle went to school for Creative Writing and Animal Behavior college where he achieved his certification as a Vet assistant. He enjoys working hands on with all animals and he especially loves to cuddle with his lovely cat KANA. Jorelle also enjoys other hobbies in his spare time like listenings to stories, reading books, comics and collecting action figure models. Although he has recently joined our team he instantly embrace himself with a positive energy and pushes forward to become the best vet assistant he can achieve.
Kristen has always been an animal lover, and is very happy to once again be working with, and around animals, having previously worked at another holistic practice as a receptionist. She is married, has two adult children. She currently has 4 four legged kids, cats Felix, Duncan, Cheech and Daisy the pooch. She excited to be part of the Holistic Pet Care family for 3 years.
Sabila is currently studying psychology at Montclair State University in hopes of becoming a therapist in the future. She has always had an immense love for animals and is thrilled to be working in an enviroment where she is constantly surrounded by our furry friends. Her favorite movie is “Hachi” a dog tale (which she highly recommends for everyone) and in her spare tiem she enjoys hiking, going to the city and baking desserts. We are glad Sabila joined our team!