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Meet Our Team

Our dedicated Team members have decades of experience in the Veterinary field. We pride ourselves in our humane and compassionate care of your pet and commit ourselves in providing enthusiastic service to you and your family members. Using our expertise, along with the available progressive nature of Green Pond Animal Care Center, allows our team to accomplish thorough but yet affordable healthcare for your pet. We want you to feel comfortable and confident that when you leave your pet in our care they are treated as one of our own family.


Dr. Michael Zieder - DVM

 Dr. Michael Zieder, owner of our Care Center, has been involved with the profession for over 47 years. He began his career in New Jersey as a kennel assistant, worked as a veterinary technician and has been a practicing Veterinarian for the last 33 plus years. Dr. Zieder received his Animal Science degree from Cook College, Rutgers University and his professional degree from the University of Liverpool, England. He is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and he has extensive experience in animal behavior and training. Dr. Zieder is also a Certified Guide Dog Instructor. He enjoys the challenge of diagnostics, internal medicine, surgery and dentistry. Dr. Zieder has been practicing in the Rockaway area for the last 30 years which has given him a great appreciation and insight as to the needs of our surrounding communities. drzieder.jpg

Joe VanKuren - Spa Owner and Head Groomer

 Welcome to Joe Vankuren’s Pet Spa and Salon. Our goal is to treat our valued guest, your best friend, to a spa like experience. Joe Vankuren’s Pet Spa and Salon is a full service grooming salon, servicing all breeds of cats and dogs.

Joe has over 30 years of Professional grooming experience, previously managing one of the busiest grooming salons in prestigious Westport, CT. Joe is also a qualified Veterinary Technician and Animal Control Officer, which only adds to his abilities to be attentive to all of your pet’s needs.

Located, on-site, Joe specializes in hand scissoring, coat conditioning and luxury bathing. Call today for your appointment for A Full Spa Grooming Experience or choose from the ala carte services available at Joe VanKuren’s Pet Spa and Salon.

Linda Kaine - Receptionist

Linda has been a resident of Rockaway Township for 40 years. She has two grown married children, one grandson, and currently resides now with her husband and three canine kids, Hubert, Willie and Sammy. She has been in the veterinary field for twenty five years and also spent 10 years as a Certified Pharmacy Technician. She will be assisting you as our part time receptionist. She looks forward to helping you in any way she can and to share stories regarding our pets. In her spare time she enjoys reading, wildlife, scuba diving, traveling and being with her family. She hopes to see you soon at Green Pond Animal Care Center.