Meet Our Staff

Veterinarians

Dr. Elizabeth Boggier

Elizabeth  Boggier

Dr. Boggier’s inspiration for making her veterinary dream come true was Larry Lion, a beloved stuffed animal she had at the age of two. When Larry’s string was pulled, he roared. One day, to her dismay, the string stayed out. Larry Lion was broken. Elizabeth’s thoughtful babysitter at the time, offered to take Larry home for an “operation.” Elizabeth remembers feeling frightened for her best friend but her babysitter said not to worry. She’d take good care of him. The next day, Larry Lion came back home. He wasn’t able to talk anymore—they had to remove his “voice box” but otherwise he was restitched and as good as new. “I could have cared less that he didn’t speak anymore. I had my best friend back.” It was at that moment, Elizabeth knew she’d one day become a veterinarian and take care of other people’s much-loved best friends. “It’s been 40 years and I can still remember that feeling of pure joy.”

“My biggest inspiration is my Mom. She was a single mother who raised my brothers and me while working days AND nights. She instilled in me the desire to stay strong even through adversity and to do my best to stay focused even when there seemed to be no end in sight. She is an amazing person and if I can be half the mother she is, I figure I’ll be way ahead.”

“My husband William and I have been married for (…checking wedding band…) 15 years this November and tease each other that it seems SOOOO much longer. That would be because we had our Abigail nine months later, Zoe 15 months after that, had two major job changes and started this business. Whew! William has the patience of Job and the wit of Jon Stewart. We laugh every day. Ok, not EVERY day, but pretty close. He joked the other day to our technician, Heather, be sure to marry someone who’s funny, because in the end, that’s what gets you through the most. He’s a tough-as-nails Police Captain  who is quite firmly wrapped around our daughter’s cute little fingers. William will be managing the office in his spare time between brushing his teeth and taking a shower. I’m lucky to have him and figure, he’ll stick around as long as I keep feeding him.

Abigail and Zoe. Our two little bookends are quite simply the greatest thing we’ve ever done in our lives. Abby is excited about helping in the office (which is good as there are no child labor laws if it’s your OWN child). She has her own broom and will be cleaning cages as soon as she can reach them. Zoe, well, Zoe will do whatever Zoe wants. My baby girl is as unyielding as her curly hair. Perhaps we can train her to handle telemarketers…

Dr. Boggier graduated with a major in Science, and a minor in English and Chemistry from West Virginia University. She received her Medical Degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama.

Dr. Boggier is the past president of the Metropolitan NJ Veterinary Medical Association and had been an active board member for 10 years.
American Veterinary Medical Association Member
American Veterinary Medical Association - House of Delegates representing State of NJ - Alt
Member Feline Practitioners Association
Member Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Her special interests include: Surgery, Chemotherapy and Geriatric medicine.

Favorite Place other than my home: St. John, USVI (I know of a great place for rent if you need to get away (www.waterlemonvillastjohn.com) Shameless plug.

Hobbies: Cooking with wine—as they say “sometimes I even like to put it in the food,” Running, (NY Marathon, Georgia half marathon, etc) and riding on the back of my honey’s Harley.

Dr. Susan Loftin

Susan Loftin

Dr. Loftin has been a practicing veterinarian since 1986. She graduated from a veterinary school in the Philippines and went on to study clinical medicine at the University of Missouri Veterinary School until her graduation. Dr. Loftin feels living in the Philippines for four years satisfied her sense of adventure and taught her how to be self-reliant.

Having always had a passion for science and animals, private practice has made her dreams come true. Her philosophy in life is to love learning and since veterinary medicine is forever evolving, she is constantly doing so by attending frequent continuing education lectures and seminars. Dr. Loftin feels she learns the most from her beautiful patients. She has commented that her patients teach her how to be strong, to enjoy everyday, and to love unconditionally.

The other loves of Dr. Loftin’s life are Carl, her husband of 22 years, and Isaac, her 8-year-old yellow lab. She shares a passion for running, hiking with her boys, writing short stories, and singing. Although, she freely admits, most of her singing is done in the shower.

Brooklyn born, Dr. Loftin has lived in New Jersey since practicing veterinary medicine. She absolutely adores the Tri-state area and all it has to offer.

Dr. Maryellen Voigt

Maryellen Voigt

A Detroit native, Dr. Maryellen Voigt attended the University of Missouri, Columbia, and received a Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture in 1984. She went on to attend the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. Upon graduation, she honed her skills in a small animal hospital in central NJ where she continues to practice. Dr. Voigt's professional interests include ophthalmology and soft tissue surgery. She holds advanced training in emergency preparedness as a member of both the Morris County Animal Response Team and Morris County Medical Reserve Corps. Also, as a USDA Federally Accredited Veterinarian, she can issue both domestic and international health certificates. What else can this wonder woman do? Why see pot bellied pigs of course? One of the few in the state who do! With a perpetual smile on her face and a perceptive sense of medicine, Dr. Voigt is a great addition to the Mountainview family.

Dr. Voigt is currently a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Metropolitan New Jersey Medical Association.  Her outside hobbies and interests include softball, hiking, golf and skiing. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their four children, Rachel, Hannah, Jacqueline and Daniel.  One dog, a black mouth cur mix named Taser, and two cats, Cookie and Kerbie complete the family nicely.

Dr. Matthew Ottoson

Matthew Ottoson

 Dr. Ottoson was born and raised in central NJ.  After obtaining his B.S. in Biochemistry from Cook College at Rutgers University, Dr. O was briefly employed in the pharmaceutical industry prior to finding his life-long career in veterinary medicine in 2006.  Immediately on graduation from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. O began the journey to achieve board certification in surgery by completing a rotating internship at Oradell Animal Hospital, followed by a surgical internship at Chesapeake Veterinary Surgical Specialists in MD.  Upon accomplishing the two years of internship however, Dr. O realized the challenges of medicine and the opportunity to have life long relationships with patients was missing in his career and transitioned to working in private practice in central NJ for the past few years.  Dr. O is currently a member of the AVMA and NJVMA.  His favorite vacation was a recent cruise with his fiance and family to the eastern Caribbean including stops in the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Marten.  When not seeing patients, Dr. O enjoys spending time playing golf, fishing, volunteering for local charities and his church, and spending time with family, friends, and his rescued mixed breed Hayley and adopted pug Tito.

Veterinary Staff

William Boggier
Office Manager

William  Boggier

Born and raised in Essex County, NJ. Majored in business management at Fairleigh Dickenson University. My life began when I met Elizabeth—you know her as Dr. Boggier. Up to now I’ve been on the sidelines cheering her on; the good doctor has called my bluff and put me in the game as Office Manager.

Now it’s my job to help her and promote her—since I believe in her. It’s an easy job with so-so pay.

 

Alex Burkhart

Alex  Burkhart

Alex started her career as a kennel assistant in 2004, has been a long time volunteer at the Montville Animal Shelter and also a member of C.A.R.T (critical animal rescue team for emergency response). She has been a technician with us since 2009. She is a fan of hiking, backpacking and pretty much anything outdoors. Alex and Matt now have 2 beautiful healthy children. Alex and her family have 4 troublesome cats Evie, Sancho, Lila and Toast, 2 dogs Bullet and Piranha, 2 guinea pigs Penelope and Charlotte, fish and a turtle by the name of Ivan the Terrapin.

Lisa Cianci

Lisa  Cianci

Lisa is the newest member to MoutainView Veterinary Hospital! She has been a veterinary technician for many years and still loves it just as much as she did when she first started. Lisa is happily married to her husband and they have a funny and outgoing son. She enjoys the summer and spending most of her time on the lake or time with her family. Lisa and her family have a Chihuahua named Tia and a pot belly pig named Kosher. YES, you read that correctly a pig!

Lauren Erickson

Lauren  Erickson

Lauren graduated Randolph High school in 2008. She began working in a veterinary hospital her junior year of high school. She began working in the kennel then moved to receptionist and later became a technician. After she graduated high school she went to County College of Morris to become a police officer. Originally she thought she wanted to be a K9 Officer but, she realized that after working for the veterinary hospital that she liked helping the animals. Lauren loves to go horseback riding and loves spending time with her animals. She has two dogs "Tator Tot" and "Nesquick" and 2 cats "Camo" and "Kitty Widdy".

Danielle VanSaders

Danielle VanSaders

Danielle has always had a passion for animals and loves taking care of them. She has been working with us since April 2011 as kennel assistant and also works as receptionist. Danielle is also a volunteer in the Rockaway Borough Fire department where she spends some of her free time between school and work. She is a 2017 graduate of County College of Morris with an Associates Degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management. Danielle was always told by her parents to never bring any animals home, but couldn’t help herself. So now she has two cats, Haley and Frankie, who were both adopted from Eleventh Hour Rescue.  Danielle did a great job nursing these two very sickly—but now lively kitties—back to health.

Abrille Morales

Abrille Morales

Abrille joined our staff in 2012 through the co-op program at Morris Hills High School. Abrille has always wanted to be a veterinarian for as long as she can remember and wanted to see what it was all about. Since being at MVH she has decided that she does want to become a vet. She loves all aspects of taking care of the dogs and cats, especially her own dog, Sassy. She is a 2017 graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelors Of Science Degree in Biology. She is currenly applying to veterinarian school with the hopes of becoming a veterinarian one day!  In her spare time Abrille likes spending time with her family and friends.

Justine Karinja

Justine Karinja

Justine graduated from Hopatcong H.S. in 2009 and pursued her passion for animals by working in an animal hospital for two years. Then she felt the need to provide assistance to less fortunate pets by working in shelter medicine for three and half years. Eventually, Justine found MVH and made it her home. She is planning furthering her education by earning her CVT (Certified Veterinary Technician) in the future. Justine cares for a menagerie of pets including her two dogs, Dillinger and Nike, and her five cats, Rupert, Hobbes, Colby, Gizmo, and her one-eyed wonder Sundance.

Justine enjoys all outdoor activities, especially camping, hiking, and fishing, and participates in several women’s soccer and basketball leagues. She also loves going to the jersey shore and spending time at her father’s fishing nook at Sandy Hook National Recreation Area.

Melissa Lauder

Melissa  Lauder

Melissa started working in the veterinary field in September of 2007 as a kennel assistant/receptionist. She always dreamed of having a job that involved working with animals. Growing up around all different types of pets, she not only wanted to be with them at home, but at work as well. She takes acting classes in NYC in her spare time, and hopes to branch out in that field. But she does like to get away from the city scene as well and go riding up in Sussex county with her horse Grace. She also has three dogs, three cats, and a cinnamon Green Cheek Conure.

Her one kitty she rescued just last year. She was in the bronx leaving a Yankee game and she saw a young black kitty across the street from the stadium. Melissa walked right up to her and the black cat ran towards her for some pets. She carefully picked her up and the cat was more than happy to get in the car with her. Covered in paint and bug bites, Melissa cleaned her up got her spayed and cured her of her cold. She is now living happily in her home and is named after Babe Ruth "Ruthie". Ruthie pays her rent by catching any fly that gets into the house, growing up in the Bronx has made her into a great hunter.

Our only current New York resident Melissa is a receptionist at our front desk and ready to give a warm welcome. Hey you got a problem? Fuhgeddaboudit Melissa will take care of it

 

Celena Garrafa

Celena  Garrafa

Celena has been working at Moutainview since 2014. She enjoys working with the pets and has a special touch when caring for them. If you are having a bad day you can always count on her to make you smile or laugh. Celena has on Ihasa Apso (Gonzo), and a Paso Fino horse (Latter). She likes to go hiking with her dog and hanging with friends and family.

Kim Zullo

Kim is a graduate of Morris Knolls High School. She has been working at MountianView since 2015. She is currently a junior at Rowan University and is pursuing a degree in Biology, with minors in Spanish and Music. After she graduates, she hopes to go to veterinary school to follow in the footsteps of all the amazing doctors at MountianView!

Joey Lamont

Joey joined the MountainView staff in 2015. He is currently a student at Morris Knolls High School. He enjoys being around all animals and plans to study veterinary medicine at Centenary University. He loves taking care of his family pets, two English Pointers (Kelly and Shooter). In his spare time he enjoys fishing, being around family and friends, and attending his cousins horse shows by participating as the groomer.

Alec DeLuca

Alec DeLuca

Alec has been employed with MountainView since July 2016. He graduated Morris Knolls High School in 2015, after graduation he attended the Veterinary Assistant program at Morris County Vocational School. He has always had a love for animals and enjoys taking care of his 2 year old Pomeranian, Harley.  In his spare time, Alec enjoys watching hockey on tv, and attending NJ Devils games.