Dr. Isabel Perez joined the All Creatures Great and Small medical staff as Medical Director in May 2018. Before joining ACGAS, Dr. Perez worked at Plainfield Animal Hospital and at Union Animal Hospital. She continues to be the shelter vet for the Union Township animal shelter. Dr. Perez has been in the animal medical field for 23 years and is very excited to continue her work here at All Creatures Great and Small.
Dr. Perez’s veterinary medicine interests include: dermatology, canine and feline medicine, exotics (birds, reptiles, rabbits), and surgery. She is certified in ultrasound and stem cell therapy. She also has a special interest in geriatric medicine and end-of-life care, behavioral issues, and nutrition.
Dr. Perez says, “Being a vet is very rewarding for me. I am so thankful to be able to bond with my patients and their humans. We are given the opportunity to make a great impact on the human-animal bond.” She enjoys working with and has extensive experience with bully breeds and other large breeds such as Dobermans and German Shepherds. She also enjoys working with cats.
Dr. Perez received her BS in animal science at Cook College, Rutgers University and her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. She was born in Cuba and grew up in Union City, NJ. She is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.
When not in the office, Dr. Perez takes care of her “extended family”, which includes: 3 dogs, 1 cat, a rabbit, a horse, a parrot, a Red Eared slider, and 4 Koi! She also works very closely with several rescue and foster groups. Helping animals in need is very dear to her heart!