Updated Covid-19 Protocols

JANUARY 1, 2022

DUE TO THE INCREASE IN POSITIVITY RATES RELATED TO THE OMICRON VARIANT THE FOLLOWING UPDATES HAVE BEEN MADE TO OUR COVID PROTOCOLS:

  • We are now requiring ALL patrons to wear a mask, regardless of vaccine status when entering the hospital. Our hospital will now be allowing only ONE client into the building for their scheduled appointment. In addition, any patron that feels unwell, is exhibiting signs of COVID-19 or has tested positive, is kindly asked to reschedule their appointment once they are symptom free and have followed CDC guidelines.
  • Clients are asked to call (908)766-4211 when they arrive.  Once an exam room is available the client will enter the building and be escorted directly into an exam room where they will remain until the completion of the visit. Please no lingering at reception after all transactions have been completed. If there are no available exam rooms at the time of your arrival you will be asked to remain in your vehicle until we can sanitize the next available room.
  • New clients/patients must continue to email the new client form  (found under the “forms” link) and any pertinent paperwork no later than 24 hours prior to their scheduled appointment.  Please send to receptionbrah@gmail.com. This will help to minimize the time spent in the exam room.
  • Surgical & procedure drop-offs: All estimates and appropriate paperwork will be emailed the day before the procedure and must be signed and returned no later than 6 hours prior to drop off to receptionbrah@gmail.com. If you are unable to email the paperwork back, you may bring the completed paperwork back at the time of drop-off. This will also help to minimize the time spent in the waiting room.

While we understand that these requirements may not be ideal, we ask that clients be patient, compliant, and kind. These protocols are in place to keep everyone safe, including our staff, so that we may continue to provide care for your pets.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Dr. Erno Hollo

Dr. Erno Hollo

Veterinarian / Medical Director

Dr. Erno Hollo graduated from the prestigious University of Veterinary Sciences in Budapest, Hungary in 1980. Established in 1787 it was the fifth veterinary school created worldwide. He moved to the United States in 1984 and began his association with the Basking Ridge Animal Hospital in 1990. His interests include all aspects of small animal medicine – internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, senior care, oncology, reproductive medicine, etc. He resides with his wife and two children in Bernardsville, NJ. He is the proud owner of a Jack Russell Terrier, King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, and 1 cat. He also raises rare Hungarian Mangalitsa pigs, grass-fed lambs, and chickens on his small farm. His passion other than his family and profession is wine.  He is part owner of a small winery in the Tokaj region in Hungary and is determined to bring the dry Furmint wine to world fame. He is also a history buff, enjoys traveling and restoring antiques.

During his tenure, Dr. Hollo provided mentorship and training for several young veterinarians who therefore became a great addition to the NJ veterinary community.

Dr. Melissa Rotella

Dr. Melissa Rotella

Veterinarian

Dr. Melissa Rotella earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University before completing her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2006. Dr. Rotella then moved back to her home state of NJ and until recently was practicing small animal veterinary medicine in Middlesex County. She is excited to be a member of the excellent team at Basking Ridge Animal Hospital.  She enjoys internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dental procedures, and preventative medicine.  When not at work you can find Dr. Rotella enjoying quality time with her husband and two young daughters. This involves dance parties and princess dress-up. Not to be forgotten are her three furry children, a cat named Jack, a cat named Miles, and a Golden Retriever named Gus.

Dr. Jamie Ulassin

Dr. Jamie Ulassin

Veterinarian

Dr. Jamie Ulassin was born and raised in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. She attended the University of Pittsburgh (Hail to Pitt!) where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in biological science and a minor in chemistry. She then went on to study at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Veterinary medical degree (VMD). Dr. Ulassin’s professional interests include internal medicine, neurology, and preventative medicine. In her free time, Dr. Ulassin loves riding her horses, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two dogs; an American Bully named Harley, and a Chow Chow named Beau.

Dr. Taylor Blachek

Dr. Taylor Blachek

Veterinarian

Dr. Taylor Blachek was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She received her bachelor of science degree from Pennsylvania State University. During this time, she spent her summers working at many veterinary hospitals and quickly discovered her passion for all aspects of veterinary medicine. Dr. Blachek then went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University, where she graduated with honors. Her professional interests include preventative care, internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and client education. She says the most satisfying and rewarding part of being a veterinarian is developing lasting relationships with her clients and seeing the joy of families with their healthy pets! Outside of work, Dr. Blachek enjoys boating on Lake Hopatcong, Penn State Football, baking sweet treats, hiking, and spoiling her black Labrador Retriever, Tickle.