Our Team Overview

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Garden State Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who make it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission, the hospital team relies on many individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the friendly staff at the front desk to the talented and dedicated technicians and doctors, to the fun-loving kennel and day-care staff, our team works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for both you and your pet.

Our team provides exceptional veterinary care of the highest quality, including the care and dedication that make a difference.

Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Karis Stinson
Medical Director
Dr. Karis Stinson received her undergraduate degree in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation from Delaware Valley College, where she majored in Small Animal Science. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She hails from central New Jersey and has been a part of the VCA family since 2009. Her professional interests include dentistry, surgery, cold laser therapy, and internal medicine.

During her free time, she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. Dr. Stinson and her husband are pet parents to to 3 cats (Klaus, Lynx and Spartacus) and 3 dogs (Bull, Aurora and Ariel).
Amanda Pierce
Hospital Manager, Fear Free Level 3 Certified

Amanda Pierce is a native of New Jersey and has been a Hospital Administrator with VCA since 2003. Prior to working with VCA, she owned her own restaurant, worked as a Nanny for many years and was a buyer for the St Barnabas Health Care System. Amanda earned her AAS from Ocean County College and has her certification in Human Resources, Business Management, and Inventory Management. 

Amanda resides in Medford and loves spending time with her husband, Brad, daughter, Gabriella and son, Austin. She is a member of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Medford Historical Society, Burlington County Historical Society and Friends of the Burlington Library Association. Amanda enjoys travel, reading, crafting, Broadway musicals and dancing.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.
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