Michael Aromando D.V.M., M.S.
Michael C. Aromando DVM, MS was born in Livingston, NJ. He is a 1978 graduate of Livingston High School and spent most of his youth raising Thoroughbred horses on the family farm, near Lake Placid, NY. Here he learned to love and appreciate the equine athlete. In 1982, he graduated from the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science followed by his Master of Science in Physiology in 1988. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1989. Dr. Aromando has been practicing veterinary medicine since then, initially working in the southern tip of New York. He moved back to NJ in 1995 to establish Town & Country Veterinary Service. In his spare time Dr. Aromando enjoys fishing the Saranac and Salmon Rivers in Upstate NY. He also likes to horseback ride on local trails and travel to historic locations such as Gettysburg, PA. When not working, Dr. Aromando operates his ‘gentlemen’s farm’ in Chester, NJ where an assortment of animals are raised.
Melissa Kelson BVetMed MRCVS
A native of the UK, Dr. Melissa Kelson has an extensive background in the equine industry working with every type of horse from companion ponies to Olympic gold medal winners. Dr. Kelson obtained Equine Science degrees from DeMontfort University, Lincoln and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before moving to the USA in 2003 to pursue her equine career. She returned to the UK in 2013 to undertake veterinary medicine the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr. Kelson has developed many areas of interest over the years including herd health planning, geriatric care, metabolic disease and podiatry and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. She spends her free time competing in triathlons and running marathons and ultras across the country.
Caitlin is a 2011 graduate from Delaware Valley University where she majored in Conservation and Wildlife Management. She has been surrounded by animals her entire life and felt an animal career was logical. She has her permit to rehabilitate mammalian wildlife in the state of New Jersey. Caitlin enjoys teaching; she spent many years as an instructor for local after-school art programs and has worked at various facilities including the Turtle Back Zoo as their Outreach Coordinator. Her hobbies include drawing, and playing video games.
Kimberly Sasso, CVT
Kim externed at TCVS while attending County College of Morris for Animal Control Certification and Bergen County Community College, graduating with Certification in Veterinary Technology. Kim joined the staff in 2010. When on breaks from school, she would visit family in Massachusetts. With her aunt, she would rescue and rehabilitate seals, sea turtles, and harbor porpoises for the aquarium. Kim enjoys horseback riding, reading, bicycling, hiking, fishing, and developing artistic creations.