About Us

As the premier vet in Wayne, NJ, we’re obsessed with animals — our own pets, our clients’ pets, our friends’ and families’ pets.  We’re driven to make the pets of the Wayne community feel better, to keep them healthy, and give them long, happy lives.


Hello From Packanack Animal Hospital!

Our love for animals drives us to do our very best for every patient.  We practice fear-free care techniques to make visits as pleasant and stress-free as possible for every animal.

We are positive, friendly, and empathetic.  We take tremendous pride in our committment to bettering the lives of our patients and their owners. To that end, we value simple, clear communication with our clients.

Caring for animals isn’t just what we do, it’s who we are.


Medical Excellence

We utilize many advanced diagnostic techniques at our hospital, including non-invasive ultrasound scanning, digital X-rays, doppler blood pressure measuring, and an in-house lab.


Meet Our Doctors and Staff

“I’ve been to every vet clinic and specialty hospital around. I wouldn’t trust my two labs, Cagney and Lacey, to anyone else. I recommend Packanack to all my family and friends.”

– Vicki M., Fairfield, NJ
Cynthia Yim, DVM

Dr. Cynthia Yim received her Masters degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and her DVM at University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She then completed an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and has been practicing in Manhattan for 15 years.  

Dr. Yim is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and enjoys providing the option for integrative medical care to her patients.

She and her husband are proud parents of their daughter and enjoy food, traveling, and exploring nature.

Hope Gonzaga, DVM

Dr. Gonzaga graduated from University of Illinois and received her DVM in 2014. She practiced in the Greater Albany area for 6 years before joining Packanack Animal Hospital. Originally from Staten Island, she moved back to the the Northern NJ area to be closer to family.

Dr. Gonzaga enjoys general practice and the variety of cases she encounters on a daily basis. She likes all aspects of veterinary medicine, from preventative and wellness care to management of chronic conditions and maintenance of quality of life.

She enjoys cooking and baking, gardening, and spending time with her family including her husband, son, and her sheepdog named Tofa.

Victoria Dodson, DVM

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Dr. Victoria Dodson graduated from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. She grew up with many different species of animals and always knew that she would end up in the veterinary field.

Dr. Dodson is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA).  Dr. Dodson’s clinical interests include soft tissue surgery, veterinary chiropractic medicine, and Fear Free™ techniques.

Nicole Mahoney, DVM

Dr. Mahoney is a recent graduate from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine where she received her DVM after completing her clinical rotations at Cornell University. She grew up in Ringwood, NJ where she spent her childhood surrounded by animals. Growing up she hatched ducks, chickens, quail and geese; all while raising litters of Labrador Retriever puppies.  She currently has three cats, Hunter, Harry and Olive and a Golden Retriever named Oakley.

Dr. Mahoney worked in the veterinary field for 3 years as a technician before applying to veterinary school. Her interests include surgery, anesthesia, internal medicine and theriogenology.

In her free time she likes to spend time outdoors, going for hikes, going to the beach and spending time with friends, family and her pets.

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