Photo by Amelia Panico Photography
Dr. Dorie Cappiello, VMD
Dr. Capiello graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania,
School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986 with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery and Dentistry.
She is also PennHIP certified; only certified members can take PennHIP radiographs that can be analyzed and graded by PennHIP veterinary radiologists. In fact, Dr. Cappiello received her orthopedic training at the University of Pennsylvania, under the tutelage of PennHip's founder, Dr. Gail Smith
After working as an emergency veterinarian as well as at various small animal practices,
she realized her vision of providing the best of care for all animals when she opened Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital in 1992.
In addition to her work in the hospital, Dr. Cappiello is an avid bird and hawk watcher and travels throughout the USA with her husband, John,
and frequently with NJ Audubon Society (NJAS), in search of birds and other wildlife.
She is also heavily involved in the local community as an active member of the Rotary Club of West Orange. She has been a member of the organization since 1998 and has served as president from 2006 - 2007.