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.
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.
Sadeel has been working alongside her father since the clinic’s grand opening in 2016. She is currently studying Business Administration at Montclair State University. She loves helping animals and learning new things every day. In her free time, she likes spending time with her friends and family.
Leen is one of our veterinary receptionists. She has been working alongside her father, Dr. Yasin, since the hospital opened in 2016. Leen graduated from Montclair State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. 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 were happy to add her to our Clifton Ave family. We're now happy to say that Sparrow has found her forever home!
Meet McGregor! The cat 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. We're happy to say that McGreggor has found his forever home!
Amber is one of our Veterinary Technicians. She has always known she has wanted to help animals since she was in elementary school. She is currently working hard to obtain her bachelor’s degree at Montclair State University. On her downtime, she loves cuddling with her spoiled fur babies, Princess and Milo, and loves to draw, paint, and sculpt.
AG completed his bachelor’s degree as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Jordan back in 2019, and is currently in the process of getting his license here, in the United States. In his spare time AG likes to discover new places, go on road trips, and always try new things.
Alejandra is currently one of the receptionists in our hospital. She has always been surrounded by pets growing up and has learned to care for them at a very young age. She currently has one cat named Miso, but she hopes to come across many more in the (very) near future. In her downtime, she reads tarot for others online and enjoys going out with friends. In the future, she hopes to open her own small online business selling handmade products, and to travel the world with those she loves.
Here is Alejandra’s best friend, Miso.
Byron has joined our team as a Veterinary Technician. He is currently majoring in Biology at William Paterson University. With this degree, he will pursue his goal to become a veterinarian. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and pets.
Here are Byron’s buddies!
Alfredo is currently studying Animal Sciences at Rutgers University with plans to become a veterinarian. Alfredo was born and raised in Ecuador. He loves animals, sports, taking photographs of nature, and hiking. He also enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Here is how Alfredo’s work selfies usually turn out!
Karen is currently at school studying Animal Science in hopes of becoming a veterinarian one day. When she has down time, you can either find her in nature or sleeping. If you see this, ask her about the time when she went hiking in the rain!
Here are Karen’s children, Oliver and Reed.
Cynthia has worked at Clifton Ave Animal Hospital as a Veterinarian Technician since 2018. She serves the team in a multitude of ways: surgery tech, receptionist, IT support, lunch runner, and manufacturer of smiles! She works behind the scenes on weekends and evenings on dozens of projects and is always willing to help with anything. She loves to travel and is a cat mom of 3, Cashmere, Mercury and Boy.