Willowbrook Animal Clinic

At Willowbrook Animal Clinic, we understand that your pets are an important part of your life. Our highly trained staff will treat you and your pets with professionalism and courtesy while providing you with the very best veterinary care available. Our full-service practice offers a variety of services intended to promote your pet’s overall health and longevity. It is our privilege to care for you and your pets, so call today to learn about our services or schedule an appointment.
  • 21 Two Bridges Road
  • Fairfield,NJ 07004
  • Phone: (973) 575-0911
  • Fax: (973) 575-7405
  • Email: mywillowvet@gmail.com
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  • Mon-Fri:8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM- 1:30 PM
  • Sun: Closed
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  • Call: 973-226-3282
  • John Palescandolo, Practice Owner

    Dr. John Palescandolo, DVM, graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. His younger days were spent as a commerical crab fisherman in Alaska, a rock climbing and mountain biking guide, and as a worker on a cattle and horse ranch in Colorado. He has been on the staff of Animal Emergency & Referral Associates in Fairfield for 20 years. Since he purchased Willowbrook Animal Clinic in 2000, he has shared his time between emergency medicine and day practice.

    Dr. John is a very compassionate veterinarian and skilled surgeon. He truly enjoys what he does. Outside of work, Dr. John enjoys spending time with his wife, four sons, one dog (Rocco), and two cats (Zucca and Nina). He is very passionate about sports and enjoys bicycling, rock climbing, and swimming. He is an avid reader of history books.
    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 1992
    University of Colorado and Ross School of Veterinary Medicine
    Special interest in Emergency Medicine
  • Caitlin Bell, DVM

    Caitlin M. Bell, DVM, received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from East Carolina University in 2011. She went on to earn a degree of Veterinary Medicine at the Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 after completing her clinical year at Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bell then completed a small animal rotating internship at a specialty and emergency hospital on Long Island. Dr. Bell is from North  Jersey and worked at AERA as an assistant/technician prior to obtaining her veterinary degree. Her professional interests include ultrasound, pain management, and toxicology.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Bachelor's Degree in Biology from East Carolina University, Degree in Veterinary Medicine from Ross University
  • Maddalena Carnaghi Palescandolo, Office Manager

    Maddalena is originally from Busto Arsizio, Italy. She emigrated to the United States in 1999. After marrying Dr. John, Maddalena went on hiatus from the veterinary profession to raise their four beautiful boys. Now, she has re-emerged into the veterinary field as our Office Manager. She loves spending time with her family, reading, and baking. She has three pets:  Rocco, a beautiful Golden Retriever, and two cats, Zucca and Nina.

    University of Milan, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jackie Cali

    Jackie has always loved animals. She began her work with animals at a Doggie Daycare in 2008 and has been in the animal care field ever since. Jackie is also a Certified Dog Groomer and has experience as a Veterinary Assistant. She rescued her baby, Ella, a mini poodle mix, in 2010. Jackie plans on continuing to pursue her passion for animals forever.                 
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 29, 2015
    Penn Foster Dog Grooming Certification. Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Certification in progress.
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    Jalyn Gonzalez

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Bachelor's Degree in Family & Child Studies with a concentration in Family Services from Montclair University.
  • Loryn Gannon

    Loryn started working with animals as a volunteer and foster mom for an animal rescue in 2010. Since then she has decided to to enter the veterinary field and is pursuing a certification as a Veterinary Technician. She has 2 rescue dogs of her own, Mama and Bessie.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Currently entrolled in Penn Foster for Veterinary Technician Certification Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Nadia Raposo

    Nadia is a mom to 4 fur babies, a French Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Canary Mastiff and a Sharpei. The love she has for her dogs has influenced her to start a career in veterinary medicine. Nadia is currently enrolled at Penn Foster to obtain her certificate as a Veterinary Technician. She has always been surrounded by animals and has had a passion for animal care that she shows here at WAC!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Certification in progress.
  • Nicole Mahoney

    Nicole received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2017. She has always been surrounded by animals while growing up ranging from dogs, rabbits, ducks and even chickens! She currently has three Labrador Retrievers that she adores. As well as caring for her dogs she also breeds them. Nicole works at Willowbrook Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Technician in hopes to going to Veterinary School. She is currently in the process of applying to school and we couldn't be more excited for her!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Bachelor's Degree in Biology at Ramapo College. Currently applying to Vet School for Fall 2019.
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