Dr. Paul Sedlacek graduated from Michigan State University's College of
Veterinary Medicine in 1984. He had previously earned an early admission to
that program after only two years of undergraduate studies, also at MSU.
Following graduation, Paul was employed by Benson Animal Hospitals of
Lansing, Michigan, a group of 5 privately owned veterinary clinics. After
only six months in this practice, Dr. Sedlacek was promoted to manager of
one of these hospitals.
After three years at Benson's, Paul returned to NJ in 1987, and to the
same practice in which he previously worked as a kennel boy and later as a
technician. Following a prearranged transitional period with the former
owner, Dr. Albert Singer, Dr. Sedlacek became owner of the Animal Clinic of
Morris Plains in 1988.
During his tenure at ACMP, the clinic has grown tremendously.
Initially there was a staff of 3, including 1 veterinarian. Today, there are
5 vets on staff and a total of over 35 employees.
Dr. Sedlacek has a strong interest in avian and exotic animal medicine
and surgery, as well as small animal internal medicine and surgery. He has
provided services for numerous breeders, kennels, aviaries, and mini zoos.
Professional organizations include the American Veterinary Medical
Association, the NJVMA, Metropolitan NJVMA, Association of Avian
Veterinarians, and the Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians.
Paul is Married to Christine Sedlacek, MD and has five children.
Dr. Joe Powell was awarded a fellowship, attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree in 1982.
He graduated from Cornell University in 1978, with a B.S. degree in Animal Science. Dr. Powell has been an associate at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains since 1998 and is a member of the AVMA, AAHA and New Jersey VMA.
Dr. Powell has been employed in small animal practice and emergency veterinary medicine since 1982. His special interests include ultrasound examination, exotic and reptile medicine and surgery.
Active in his community, Dr. Powell has been a leader in both Cub and Boy Scouting. He has coached Little League baseball and CYO basketball. His hobbies include camping, sailing and Tai Chi.
Dr. Powell and Maureen, his wife, have three sons: Michael, Robert and Charles. The family cares for several beloved pets.
Dr. Tracy Robinson
, originally a New Jersey native, attended veterinary school at Oklahoma State University, receiving a D.V.M. in 1999.
She also received a B.A. at Franklin & Marshall College in 1992. After graduating veterinary school, she worked in Pueblo, Colorado, in a mixed animal practice, attending to both large and small animals.
Ultimately, she decided to return to New Jersey to practice in a strictly small animal practice. She started working at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains in August of 2002 and is enjoying working with the friendly and hardworking staff at the clinic.
Dr. Kamlesh Rathore attended the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science in India and graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry with honors in veterinary surgery, medicine, pathology and clinics in 1999. During summer breaks, she volunteered in wellness vaccination programs in mixed animal poly clinics in India. She came to the USA just after graduating in 1999 and worked in an emergency veterinary hospital in NJ, PSPCA and other general practices while completing ECFVG certification, NBVME and NJ State Licenses. In 2003, she completed her one year post graduate clinical evaluation as visiting DVM at Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2003, she has practiced as an associate veterinarian in small animal practices in Fanwood, NJ and West Caldwell, NJ. She has been with Animal Clinic of Morris Plains since August, 2007. She is a member of AVMA, MNJVMA and NJVMA. She enjoys yoga, music, dance and travel. Dr. Rathore is married to Jay and has a daughter and a son.
Dr. Benjamin Spitz is a native New Yorker who has successfully made the jump to suburban living. He graduated Dartmouth College in 1991 with a degree in history. He spent the next five years working various jobs and travelling to distant parts of the globe. He eventually returned to veterinary school and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School in 1999.
After graduation, Dr. Spitz completed a 1 year rotating medical and surgical internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City where he worked closely with experts in many different veterinary specialties. He spent the next eight years practicing at small animal hospitals in Manhattan and Essex county. Dr. Spitz' veterinary interests include wellness/preventative medicine, endocrinology and oncology.
In his spare time he enjoys most sports, reading anything from classic literature to junk novels and spending time with his family (Stephanie his wife, Sam and Jordan his children, Roxanne and Jeff his dogs).