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, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and four cats. 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. Kelly Vex
Dr. Kelly Vex earned her bachelors degree in animal science from Cornell University and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Michigan State University. She has been practicing with the Basking Ridge Animal Hospital since 1994, where her practice includes all aspects of small animal care. She continues to pursue her lifelong dream of practicing small animal medicine and has developed a significant expertise in the areas of internal medicine, surgery and senior care. Dr. Vex has also been recognized by the American Association of Feline Practitioners for outstanding interest and ability in feline medicine and surgery.
Dr. Sue Bliesath
Dr. Sue Bliesath received her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 1998. She grew up in northern NJ and has lived in this area the majority of her life. In addition to treating dogs and cats, Dr. Bliesath also sees small mammals, such as rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, chinchillas, and hamsters. She worked with the Long Valley Dog Park Committee to establish vaccination guidelines for the park and acts as an advisor when needed. Her interests include animal behavior, skin disorders, reproduction and preventive medicine. She believes in treating each pet as if it is her own and encourages client questions.
When she is not in the hospital, you can find her with her husband, three children, dogs Miley and Bella, dwarf hamster Yogi, and the latest addition – a puppy named Sprinkles!
Dr. Melissa Rotella
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 two furry children, a cat named Jack and a Golden Retriever named Gus.
Dr. Ann Ascot
Dr. Ann Ascot received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Salisbury University in Maryland before receiving her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She is a native of Warren County, New Jersey and was happy to return and join the Basking Ridge Animal Hospital in 2018. Dr. Ascot is passionate about the bond between pets and their families. Most of all, she enjoys educating her clients about their pet’s conditions so that they can work collaboratively to choose the right treatment. Her interests are in dental care, preventative medicine, and long-term management of arthritis. When Dr. Ascot is not at the hospital, you can find her hiking, spending time outdoors, or relaxing and reading with her dog Sweet Pea and her cat named Bob.