Our Mission

Making a Difference In the Lives of Our Clients


Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital was established in 1992 with the goal of providing excellent veterinary services for patients and clients in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Each pet is treated as if it were our own and pet owners are involved in every aspect of their pets' health and wellness decisions.


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Our Team

Dr. Cappiello

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.