Hackettstown Animal Hospital

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your special family member to our website. As you continue to browse and explore our website, it is our hope that you will learn more about our dedication to your family and the quality veterinary medicine and services we provide.

Dr. Cojocar and his staff are committed to your pet's health and have excelled in veterinary care in the Hackettstown area since 1980. Our team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and service, and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all pets entrusted to us.

Hackettstown Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital whose mission is to provide the highest standard of veterinary care. We provide friendly, informative, and supportive services for you and your pet.  We also treat birds and exotics, ferrets, pocket pets and reptiles.    

Hackettstown Animal Hospital offers a clean and comfortable boarding facility as well as medical, surgical, and dental veterinary care. With an in-house pharmacy and access to specialists, our facility offers a one stop shop for your pet's health and medical care.

Your Pets . . . Our Family!

  • 14 Route 46
  • (1/4 mile west of Target)
  • Hackettstown,NJ 07840
  • Phone: 908-852-3166
  • Fax: 908-813-1178
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  • Mon, Tue: 8:00am-8:30pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Thur: 8:00am - 8:30pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Alex Cojocar, Practice Owner

    Dr. Alexander Cojocar has been the owner of the Hackettstown Animal Hospital since 1980. He graduated with High Honors from Michigan State University in 1977 receiving his doctor of veterinary medicine degree as well as a B.S. in poultry science. 

    As a small animal veterinarian, Dr. Cojocar especially enjoys working with exotic animals and birds.  His expertise in internal medicine, surgery, and dentistry allow him to provide expert care to his patients. He has worked extensively with the Seeing Eye in Morristown, NJ as well as several local rescue organizations.     

    Dr. Cojocar lives on a small horse and tree farm in Hope Township with his wife Deborah and daughter Lauren. They breed Morgan horses and have several at home and some at training facilities in New Jersey and Ohio.  Rounding out the family are two cherished and spoiled English Setters and three rescued barn cats.  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1980
    Michigan State University
  • Dr. Susan Bahr

    Dr. Susan Bahr graduated with a B.S. Summa cum laude in Animal Science from Cook College/Rutgers University. She received her DVM degree with Honors from The Ohio State University in 1994. She has been practicing small animal medicine at the Hackettstown Animal Hospital since 1994. Her interests include internal medicine and pediatrics.

    Dr. Susan grew up in Sparta, NJ and currently resides in Hunterdon County on a small farm with her husband John and daughter Jillian.  She has 7 dogs, 2 horses, 1 cat, and 1 hermit crab.

    Dr. Susan enjoys cycling, figure skating, running, and horseback riding, in addition to photography and digital scrapbooking.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
    Ohio State University
  • Dr. Kris Kiracofe

    Dr. Kris Kiracofe graduated with a B.S. in Agriculture from Ohio State University and received her DVM degree from The University of Tennessee in 1988.  She joined Hackettstown Animal Hospital in 1988 and enjoys working as a small animal veterinarian. Her interests include surgery, geriatrics, and dermatology.

    Dr. Kris was raised on a dairy farm in southwestern Ohio and currently resides in Mansfield Township, NJ with her dog and two cats.  Her hobbies include gardening and landscaping projects on her property as well as caring for about 100 houseplants.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
    University of Tennessee
  • Dr. Joan Tyminski

    Dr. Joan Tyminski holds a B.S. and doctor of veterinary medicine degree from Michigan State University. She has been in general practice since 1982 and has a special interest in holistic medicine (Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, laser therapy and supplements) and gives support for her aging patients through nutrition.

    Born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut, she now resides in Mount Arlington, NJ with her husband Stefan of 25 years, her son Timothy, and a Border Terrier named Scooter.

    Dr. Tyminski loves to read, camp, trek, and travel (especially the Thousand Islands). Even after 30 years, she still finds her profession exciting and enjoys learning new things to benefit her patients.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1982
    Michigan State University
  • Dr. Jeff Weagley

    Dr. Jeff holds a B.S. degree in Environmental Science from Stockon State College and received his DVM degree from Ross University in 2006.  He enjoys all aspects of small animal veterinary medicine.

    Dr. Jeff is from Mendham, NJ and currently resides in Blairstown, NJ with his dog and two cats. He holds his doctorate in Chiropractic from Life University and is a 6th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.  In his free time, he enjoys long distance running, martial arts, and gardening.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Ross University