- Animal Boarding
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Bird Vet
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary House Calls
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Conveniently located near the NJ Turnpike and I-295, the Animal & Bird Health Care Center offers one of the largest referral centers in the Delaware Valley for your exotic pet.
You’ll know that you have made the right choice when you enter our clean, modern facility and work with our knowledgeable, caring staff.
Dr. Kenneth Dazen
Dr. Kenneth Dazen received his Bachelors degree in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University in 1981 and his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1986 from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He has been active in the field of avian and exotic animal medicine since establishing the Animal & Bird Health Care Center in 1990. Dr. Dazen joined a select group of individuals when he became a board certified Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in Avian Practice, in 2000.
Dr. Dazen is a member of the Veterinary Dental Society. He has a special interest in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery, performing root canal therapy, restorations for cavities, and surgical extractions of diseased teeth.
More recently, Dr. Dazen has become more actively involved with the Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge providing medical and surgical care for its rescues and resident educational animals. He currently sits on their Board of Trustees.
Dr. Dazen has been featured on the P.B.S. television network’s children show Zoom. He has also appeared on the Animal Planet network which featured a series on pet rabbit health care.
Dr. Dazen is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, New Jersey and Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Associations, Association of Avian Veterinarians, Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians, and the Veterinary Information Network.
Dr. Dazen and his wife, Anne, have been married since 1985. He has two sons, Kevin and Cody.
Dr. David Kupersmith
Dr. David Kupersmith is a 1989 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and joined the Animal & Bird Health Care Center in 1992. A partner in the practice, Dr. David Kupersmith is also a lecturer for the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and speaks at national trade shows for the pet industry. He has also written a column for a ferret magazine.
Dr. David Kupersmith is a member of many national organizations including the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians and the Association of Avian Veterinarians.
When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. David Kupersmith enjoys fine cooking and dining. He lives in the Cherry Hill area with his wife, a dog and two cats.
Dr. James Boutette
Dr. James Boutette, originally from Ontario, Canada, moved to the United States in 1993 to start an undergraduate program at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. He graduated in 2002 from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, and went on to pursue both an internship at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph Ontario Canada, and residency program at the University of Pennsylvania, both concentrating on avian and exotic species. His interest in wildlife medicine developed during veterinary school, and he worked during the summers for the American Eagle Foundation, caring for and training many raptor species as well as participating in their educational programs. An internship at the University of Guelph/Ontario Veterinary College included direct supervision of the hospital’s wild bird clinic. He was also very active in both national and international organized student medicine associations under the Student American Veterinary Medicine Association.
While currently with Animal and Bird Health Care Center Dr. Boutette also donates his time and expertise to other local organizations needing veterinary care for resident animals. He is on the board of directors for the Freedom Center for Wildlife, actively involved with the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, and a member of various other veterinary associations. He has succeeded in publishing academic papers and served as speaker at veterinary continuing education conferences.
Dr. Susan Pello
Joined the practice in 2012 after an internship at the University of Pennsylvania's College of Veterinary Medicine in the exotics/special species department.
Dr. Geraldine Kaufman
Dr. Kaufman completed her undergraduate degree at the William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia with a B.S. in 1971. She then attended Purdue University Veterinary School in West Lafayette, Indiana. After graduation, Dr. Kaufman practiced in small animal medicine in Washington, D.C. She returned to Perdue for a Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Dr. Kaufman was boarded in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1982. She studied for a Master’s in Intradisciplinary Engineering and finished a Fellowship in Comparative Nephrology. Dr. Kaufman was on the clinical faculty of Purdue and was the Director of the V.H.U.P. I.C.U. until she left for private internal medicine in the late 1980′s.
Dr. Kaufman has been performing endoscopy since 1978 and ultrasounds since 1992 as part of the internal medicine work-up. Dr. Kaufman offers free continuing education for the veterinarians of the Delaware Valley. she has spoken nationally and internationally, including at the British and European Veterinary Conferences.
Dr. Kaufman resides in Bridgeton, NJ with her husband Dave and golden retriever, “Butch”. They have two children, Paul, and Adam. In her free time, she enjoys reading, walking, biking and gardening.
Dr. Michael Miller, Cardiologist
Graduated Florida State University, B.S., 1972
Graduated Auburn University, M.S, Cardiac Electrophysiology, 1975
Graduated University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, 1979
Twelve year apprenticeship with Dr. Larry Tilley, DACVIM, Animal Medical Center and Cardiopet Inc.,
Areas of Specialty:
Cardiology and pulmonary medicine, echocardiography (cardiac ultrasound), Doppler ultrasound (color flow, continuous and pulsed wave), electrocardiography, arrhythmia analysis and therapy, congestive heart failure diagnosis and therapy
Professional Certifications and Associations:
Diplomate, American Board of Veterinary Practitioners 1985. Recertified 1995, 2005
American Veterinary Medical Association
Delaware Veterinary Medical Association
Selected Peer Reviewed First Author Publications:
Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm and Electrocardiography, 2006
Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology, 1995
Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Tachycardia, Atrial Flutter, 1995
Treatment of Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances, 1995 and 1985
Electrophysiology of the Heart, 1993
Persistent Atrial Standstill (Atrioventricular Muscular Dystrophy), 1992
Special Methods for Analyzing Arrhythmias, 1992
Quicksands of Electrocardiography, 1991
Cardiopulmonary Disease in the Geriatric Dog and Cat, 1989
Vasodilator Versus Inotropic Therapy: Point Counterpoint, 1989
Current Concepts in Vasodilator Therapy for Advanced or Refractory Congestive Heart Failure, 1988
Overdrive Supression Due to Rapid Atrial Pacing In the Adult Dog and Four to Six Week Old Pup, 1987
Digitalis: Current Concepts and Clinical Usage, 1985