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, 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. 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 two furry children, a cat named Jack 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.

Dr. Marlena Piehler

Dr. Marlena Piehler

Veterinarian

Dr. Marlena Piehler was born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She completed her undergraduate studies in Biology and Psychology at Ramapo College of New Jersey before obtaining her doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine in 2016. Her professional interests include behavior, dentistry, and education. During her free time Dr. Piehler enjoys hiking, running, and crocheting.