Becoming a veterinarian was a young girls dream that came to be after many hard years of work for Dr. Confessore. With a passion for science (her Dad was a physics teacher) and a love for animals (her Mom is an avid animal fan) the only career goal for her was veterinary medicine. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University with a BS in biology, she went on to study at North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine. Lisa graduated in 1987 and began
practicing first in Cedar Grove, for 17 years, then in Wayne for 15 years. Fostering meaningful relationships with her clients is paramount to Dr. Confessore as this is the gateway to provide the best care for her patients.
She is an active member of the AVMA and the NNJVMA and routinely attends continuing education seminars – again to keep updated to provide excellent care.
Now that her children have become adults, her mothering energy is dedicated to her rescue dog, Rolo the lab mix, and two cats, Lanie and Geno. Lisa is a rabid – ah, avid- music fan, and enjoys live performances. She also enjoys cooking, reading and cultural events.
Drawing upon 12 years of experience, Dina Faulch comes to Wishing Well VH as a competent and caring veterinary technician. She is skilled in all aspects of the position from animal restraint, venipuncture, laboratory analysis, radiology and surgical assistance. Dina is also responsible for office management including ordering supplies, inventory management and meeting with sales representatives. Dina is always the “go-to” person for anything related to computers and social media.
Dina and her husband, James, are the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Ellison. Their family includes “Tunes,” a six-year old rescued Chihuahua who is always a welcomed presence. Family, friends and music round out Dina’s spare time along with a love for all things Disney!
An aid proponent of the police canines, Holly, is an exemplary employee and a major asset to Wishing Well. She is a team player whose role is crucial to making each day run smoothly, keeping the hospital impeccably clean and maintaining the beauty of the surroundings. Perhaps her most important job is in the surgical suite where she keeps a close eye on the patients both during and after a surgical procedure.
Holly’s love and respect for our work with the PCSD is beyond admirable. She is incredibly competent in handling these amazing animals and is a champion for their cause of keeping our community safe.
Holly’s owns a rescue geriatric German Shepherd named Karma and enjoys spending her free time gardening, shopping and spending time with her grandson and family.
That “all dogs love Ed” is truly no exaggeration when introducing vet tech Ed Freed. Ed has been involved with animal care since his graduation from Delaware State where he was an animal science major. He spent many years in a laboratory setting as a manager before returning to the hands on aspect of veterinary care. Ed is a skilled technician whose calm demeanor puts most animals and clients at ease. Ed is trained for restraint, radiology venipuncture, and surgical assistance – and no one gives a better pedicure than Ed!
Ed and his wife, Jen, reside in Essex County where they share their home with a senior lab mix named Naboo. Fishing on his boat with his Dad at the Jersey shore, movies and gardening fill Ed’s spare time.
A veterinary receptionist is perhaps the most important position in a veterinary hospital due simply to the fact that the receptionist is the gateway to the hospital.
For over two decades, Kristine Cimino has proven herself time and time again, to be the person everyone wants to see behind the reception desk. Kristine’s unique personality is second only to the compassion and complete care that she provides to both clients and their pets. She will always go beyond expectation and her exceptional skills in client service and organization keep things running smoothly. Kristine is a true advocate for animal care and welfare.
Kristine and her husband, John, have had many dogs over the years and are currently obsessed with their two Chihuahuas, Bowen, twelve years old, and Cara, seven years old. They enjoy music, cooking and classic cars in their free time.
Wishing Well Veterinary Hospital is so pleased to welcome Sydnie Dinger to our family. Sydnie comes to WW with previous experience at other animal hospitals and she is the positive energy at our front desk. Her vivacious personality can be felt through the telephone wires, as many of our clients have commented! A 2017 graduate of Morris County Technical School with a degree in Culinary Arts, Sydnie’s interests include cooking, spending time with her family and watching Netflix. She also enjoys sketching and drawing and is quite talented! She currently has two dogs, Peyton and Remi and one hamster but hopes to include a cat (or two!) someday. Sydnie has travelled to Italy where she has family and hopes to continue to travel in the future.
Christine comes to Wishing Well after working in another animal hospital for over a decade. Her front desk skills are exceptional. She has a son and a daughter-in-law and two wonderful grandchildren.
A life-ling animal lover, Christine shares her home with six resident felines and also cares for several feral cats who hang out in her yard. These cats have been “TNR’d” which is an acronym for Trapped, Neutered and Released. Christine has a strong passion for this procedure as it is the best way to control the wild cat population.
Christine joined our team in February of 2021 and we are happy to have her with us!
Veterinary Technician, Lexie! After working as an EMT in East Orange, she decided to combine her love for medicine and animals and become a Vet Tech.. She is experienced in blood draws, catheter placement, surgical monitoring and dental procedures.
Outside of work she enjoys, fishing, soccer, music, creative projects, hiking, eating McDonald’s, and golfing with her husband, Tylor. Her dog and cat, Franny and Sammy, are both rescues and love staying in for movie night!