About East Oak Veterinary Hospital

1673 East Oak Road  •  Vineland, NJ  •  856-696-4440

East Oak Veterinary Hospital
East Oak Veterinary Hospital was first established in 1977 and has been providing excellent veterinary care ever since. We are committed to providing our clients with only the very best veterinary care and client experience.
  • Veterinarian, Dr. Michael Hennessy is currently in practice at East Oak Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Michael Hennessy has more than 50 years experience as a veterinarian.  East Oak Veterinary Hospital also has four certified veterinary technicians to assist our veterinarian in the care and treatment of our patients.
  • We offer an array of diagnostic devices, including, but not limited to, laboratory testing, x-ray capabilities, EKG, and surgical services.  See more of our services here.
  • We value our relationship with our patient pets and their people so we maintain clear communication with you, especially during any overnight stays.  We welcome your questions any time to better serve you and your pets.
East Oak Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Michael Hennessy

Michael J. Hennessy is a native of Vineland and attended Sacred Heart High School. He graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Medicine and began practice in Vineland in 1963. Dr. Hennessy opened East Oak Veterinary Hospital in 1977. In addition to his practice, he taught in the Animal Science Program at Camden County College from 1975 to 2005. Dr. Hennessy also served on the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners from 1980 till 1999.

Dr. Brenda Prestis

Dr. Prestis is a Vineland, NJ native. She completed her education at Oregon State University in 1985 and received her D.V.M. After practicing in small animal hospitals in the Chicago and Denver areas, she returned to practice in South Jersey. Dr. Prestis has been both an associate veterinarian as well as a practice owner in the area for the past 25 years. Dr. Prestis has been a member of the East Oak Veterinary Hospital team since 2011.

Dr. Jay Van Kooy

Dr. Jay Van Kooy is a South Jersey native who has been involved in veterinary medicine for over 15 years. He started working as a kennel assistant during his high school years and as a veterinary technician through his college years. In 2011, he entered veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Van Kooy has been practicing in the South Jersey area as a small animal veterinarian since 2015, with a special interest in reptile medicine. He volunteers with Pou Sante:  Amar Haiti, a nonprofit started by the University of Pennsylvania veterinary students and has travelled twice to Haiti on veterinary relief missions. Dr. Van Kooy currently resides in Franklinville with his wife, two dogs, two cats, goats, chickens, and rescued reptiles.

East Oak Veterinary Hospital

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NJ Veterinary Medical Association