Melissa Musso is a true Jersey girl - having been raised and gone to school here. Though she has not worked in animal hospitals for too long, her bond with her beloved pitbull Piglet, made her change careers - from her previous career as a hairdresser - to be part of veterinary medicine. Though she grew up with, and loved her own pets always, she now finds herself more in love with many patient-pets as time goes by! She loves keeping busy and wants every pet to have the chance to be able to be 'fixed' though she knows and has seen that this is not always possible. Animal abuse drives her REALLY crazy and she does not hold back if confronted with it. She is a tiny dynamo for proper animal treatment. In her words " I think I like animals better than people!"
She recently completed her certification as a veterinary technician after graduating from Bergen Community College. Melissa most enjoys the laboratory aspects of veterinary medicine, being very organized and detail oriented in every task. Additionally, surgical monitoring and assistance fascinate her and working at Park View allows her to hone these skills.
In her spare time, Melissa enjoys reading science fiction, jogging and spending time with her twin 4-year old nephews. She is a great baker and brings a batch for her co-workers when she bakes something yummy!