Dr. Laurel Gess:
Dr. Gess is a 1993 graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Originally from Charleston, SC, she has lived and worked in Northern NJ since then, with a short interlude in Atlanta, GA. She enjoys all aspects of small animal practice and strives at all times to put the best interests of her patients first. For most of her career, Dr. Gess worked in a traditional small animal hospital setting. Since the fall of 2012, she started to do house calls and discovered that she really enjoyed the unique advantages of a mobile practice. It enhanced the opportunity to minimize stress for her patients and clients, while allowing her to continue providing high quality veterinary care. She is certified in low stress handling and restraint and employs these techniques to make veterinary exams and procedures a positive experience for her patients.
In her spare time, Dr. Gess keeps busy with her family, including her husband, two teenage boys, two dogs (Beau and Capers) and two cats (Mason and Dixon). Her house has also been home to many foster pets, pocket pets, and reptiles over the years. She enjoys the outdoors and can often be found running, hiking, or kayaking, usually accompanied by Capers.