Dr. Stephanie Spencer Veterinarian Dr. Spencer has always loved working with animals and has had pets of all shapes and sizes. She grew up in Connecticut, where her passion for animals blossomed as she was active in horseback riding, pet sitting, and interning at the local zoo. She was never far from a veterinary clinic, volunteering any and all free time to learning about the profession. She received a degree in animal science at the University of Connecticut, during which time she studied abroad in Tanzania. This was a life changing experience, where she studied behavior and population of giraffes and elephants in their natural habitat, as well as immersing herself in the local culture.
Dr. Spencer then moved to Gainesville, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida. During her summers off, she traveled to South Africa to instruct prospective veterinary students about the profession, as well as leading teams of students in anesthetizing and relocating local wildlife to safer locations. She currently practices medicine in New Jersey, where she is most passionate about dentistry and surgery. In her free time, she loves traveling, running, hiking and spending time with her two rescue dogs Madison and Ace. She can’t wait to meet you and care for your furry loved ones! Dr. Melda Gjokaj Medical Director Dr. Melda Gjokaj has joined the Hoboken Vets team as our Medical Director. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2005. Dr. Gjokaj completed her rotating internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. After completing her internship, she continued her work in emergency medicine at AERA but then found her passion in general practice. Dr. Gjokaj loves spending time with her family, her friends, and her beautiful cat Vera.