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-5:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM- 1:00 PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency?
  • 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
    Education:
    University of Colorado and Ross School of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Special interest in Emergency Medicine
  • Simone Stein, DVM

    Years in Practice:
    Dec 11, 2021
  • Maddalena Carnaghi Palescandolo, Practice 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.

    Education:
    University of Milan, School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Loryn Gannon - Veterinary Technician

    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 and a rescue kitten named Grey. In her spare time she loves to read and hike.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Currently entrolled in Penn Foster for Veterinary Technician Certification Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey
  • Mary Dettloff-Reilly - Head Receptionist

    Mary's main goal at the Clinic is to provide the best care to our clients and their pets in the most compelling and compassionate way possible. Mary has been Vegan for over 10 years because of her love for animals, and she  participates in animal activist marches and protests in NYC. Her favorite things to do include spending time with her daughter, bike riding, reading, and watching old movies.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Allison Jenkins - Head Veterinarian Technician

    Allison is originally from Bergen County, NJ. She went to Harcum College to pursue her career working with animals, and became a Veterinarian Technician. Allison and her fiance have a cat and two birds, a conure and a cockatiel! In her free time she likes to relax, hike and go boating in the nice weather.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Harcum College
  • Larissa Garcia - Assistant

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 16, 2020
  • Natasha Bagwe - Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2021
  • Maria Arzuaga - Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2021
  • Monika Fiore - Receptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 16, 2020
  • Maria Cesaro - Receptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2010
  • Samantha Pena - Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 28, 2021
  • Tracy Flannagan - Veterinarian Technician

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
  • Rosanna Imbriano - Receptionist

    Years in Practice:
    Jul 27, 2021