MEET OUR TEAM
What makes a veterinary practice a success? The Veterinary TEAM is the answer. Meet the Team at Clifton Ave Animal Hospital. We are a group of caring individuals, each contributing our own unique abilities to ensure high-quality veterinary care for your pets. Dedication to service is a top priority for us all.
Come in and say hello to our newest office pet, Lemon the canary!
Dr.M.Yasin received his bachelor degree in Veterinary Medicine and Surgery since 1995 from his homeland Jordan, immigrated to the United States, and started his journey by working as a veterinary technician in several hospitals, at the same time he pursued his dream to become a licensed veterinarian and signed up on the AVMA approved program ECFVG and become licensed in 2013. With his high qualifications and experience, he started as an emergency veterinarian, where he handled life and death cases and learned to make quick decisions and actions. Being married, with a wife and four kids, two daughters and two sons, he had to switch to a day practice to be able to give his family the time they deserve. He worked in different veterinary hospitals until he established his own Clifton Ave Animal Hospital in 2016.
Dr. Tamara Herron is originally from Jersey City, NJ, where her interest in animals began at the age of 7 years old. She completed her bachelor's degree at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey in 2008, double majoring in Animal Science and Ecology. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She has a clinical interest in soft tissue surgery. Dr. Herron lives in Jersey City, NJ with her adorably sweet cat - Garfield, and cherishes the memory of her spunky, yet loveable dog - Speedy. In her spare time, she enjoys working with children, singing, dancing, and reading.
Ellie is a biology student at Montclair State University working hard towards becoming a veterinarian. She joined the CAAH team a year ago and quickly became one of our main techs. No matter what needs to be done, Ellie works her magic and comes through. She is the mommy to her beloved fur-baby Benji and is hoping to expand her furry family soon. She has worked in the animal health field for over two years now and has previously volunteered at two animal shelters.
Monica has had a love of animals since the age of eight. She has an Associates Degree in Liberal Arts and is a certified medical biller. She has worked in the veterinary field for over a decade as a client service coordinator and previously worked alongside both Dr. Yasin and Dr. Herron at Banfield Animal Hospital before following them to Clifton! Do not let Monica's grey hair fool you! She is the busy mom of three boys, fur-daughter Nunu (a chihuahua mix) and will forever cherish the memory of her beloved fur-daughter Cookie.
Cathy fell in love with animals from the time she could walk. She has worked in the veterinary field for the majority of her life. Cathy was the manager of the Animal Hospital of Passaic Park for over 25 years up until their doors closed in August 2018. She is very excited to join the Clifton family. She is the proud mom of three amazing human daughters as well several fur-babies: Milton the Maniacal Mini-Pin, Captain Brody the Peke, Mickey The Ultimate Tom Cat, Gus the Mushy Hamster, Zephyr the Incredible Hermit Crab and new addition Blu, an English Budgie.
Lisa began her career in veterinary medicine while still in high school, beginning as a kennel worker and climbing the ladder to become a veterinary assistant. Her love of animals then led her to grooming school while she still continued her education in animal nutrition, surgery, and general medicine. Before joining the team at CAAH in August, Lisa worked for over 15 years for The Animal Hospital of Passaic Park until it's closing late last year. She is thrilled to be here at Clifton!
Lisa shares her home with husband Bob and their six cats, two rabbits, and three birds. Life is good.
Sadeel has been working alongside her older sister Leen and father, Dr. Yasin, since the clinic's grand opening in 2016. She is currently a senior at Clifton High School with plans to attend MSU in the fall as a Biology Major. Sadeel plans to follow in her dad's footsteps as a veterinarian! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Leen is currently a Biology Major at Montclair State University with plans to become a Physician's Assistant specializing in pediatrics. She adores children (especially newborns) and of course animals! Leen has been working with her dad, Dr. Yasin, since the hospital opened in 2016. In her spare time, Leen enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Noly is our new groomer! He began his career as a cosmetologist before turning his attention solely on dogs and cats. Noly started his career in grooming in Brooklyn and we are excited to have him join us here at Clifton. He shares his home, which he loving calls "Noly's Ark" with husband Tom, four dogs, one parakeet, and two parrotlets. Noly is an awesome addition to our team.
Ashley is one of our Veterinarian Technicians, she began her career in veterinary medicine three years ago in Georgia. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, she grew up on a farm. She has loved taking care of animals since her childhood. Ashley is also a Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist and writer. Ashley loves spending time reading, writing and cuddling with her beloved beagle Ivy.
Tori (The Cat)
Meet, Tori (the cat)! Tori was presented to Dr. Yasin as a gift for the hospital. Tori is known to be our sassiest staff member and her attitude is very "you can look, but don't touch", so if she runs away when you go pet her, don't feel offended, she does it to all of us. You can usually find her at the front desk, greeting clients or sleeping. When she's not at the front desk, she's at our lab area giving us kitten eyes to turn on the faucet so that she may quench her thirst.
Lemon the Canary is the newest addition to our Clifton Family. A beautiful songbird, Lemon spends his days in the doctor's office singing, playing and entertaining the resident felines Frankie, Jordan, and Tori.
Jordan tends to eat, play and poop all day. His hobbies include bothering Tori, bothering Tori, and climbling all over the place. If your pet is into cats, please let us know so that we may introduce Jordan to them, since his social skills are still not up to par; don't worry, Tori (the cat) is working on it!
Frank lives for eating and sleeping all day long in Dr. Yasin’s office. He’s the old man of the group with a grumpy, yet lovable, attitude. Frank was adopted by Tori (the person) in May 2017, after he was brought in by a good Samaritan who noticed he was in bad shape, requiring multiple surgeries to repair an abscess on his neck. You might catch him every now a then, eating Tori’s (the cat) food up front, or cuddling with clients in our lobby. To see pictures of Frank’s transformation, visit our Facebook page!
Sparrow was brought in by Anne and Teresa (two well-known Rescuers in the area), who found her in their car engine with her leg broken in July 2017. Upon examination, her leg was broken beyond repair, which led to amputation. Of course, we all fell in love with her and her resilient attitude and decided to add her to our Clifton Ave family. You’ll never catch her up front, since she prefers to hang out in Dr. Yasin’s office as Frank grooms her all day.
Meet McGregor! The newest and (hopefully) FINAL addition to our Clifton Ave Cat Club, who came our way on November 2017. McGregor was brought in for urinary blockage, which turned for the worse. His owners could not afford the surgery to unblock, and opted to humanely euthanize. Of course, we couldn’t bare to let McGregor go, knowing that surgery could save his life and we could give him many more years. So here he is, always begging for food and kisses. We couldn’t imagine the hospital without him.