Tenafly Veterinary Center & Overpeck Creek Animal Hospital

Meet Our Overpeck Creek & Tenafly Veterinary Center Team

Our staff is trained and qualified to provide your pet with the finest preventive and therapeutic care available. We are dedicated to providing expert care and attention to your pet in order to make sure their visit is as pleasant as possible. You will find comfort in knowing that our staff will answer all your questions and address any concerns. We fully understand the love you have for the furry members of your family, and we will treat them as if they were our own. Please contact us to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Ohad Barnea

DVM & Co-Owner

Ohad Barnea, D.V.M. graduated from Tufts University with an academically rigorous Thesis Degree. He completed his thesis on diabetes at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, MA and was a co author on a paper later published in the journal "Diabetes".

Dr. Barnea has applied the knowledge he acquired through his extensive research in his practice of veterinary medicine to his canine and feline patients. He especially enjoys and excels in difficult cases involving dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Barnea, who has practiced veterinary medicine since 1992, is currently associated with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and the Northern New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. He keeps current by attending at least two cutting edge continuing education seminars a year.

Having loved and cared for a variety of pets throughout childhood, Dr. Barnea’s choice of veterinary medicine was a perfect match. He says his education, research and clinical experience in practice have come full circle with what has always filled his heart: happy, healthy animals.

Dr. Barnea is married and has two children. In his spare time, Dr. Barnea enjoys reading, classical music and jazz, scuba diving, gourmet cooking, grilling and traveling.

Kyoung Han

Associate Veterinarian & Co-Owner

Dr. Kyoung Han is a Veterinarian at Tenafly Veterinary Center. Dr. Han graduated from Jeonbuk National University School of Veterinary Medicine with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. Her areas of interest include soft tissue surgery and dentistry. Originally from Jeonju, South Korea, Dr. Han began working in the veterinary field in 2000 in Seoul, South Korea, where she practiced for five years before moving to the United States and began practicing at Tenafly Veterinary Center in 2012.

Ever since she was a child, it was Dr. Han’s dream to help heal sick animals and be surrounded by people who share her passion for veterinary care. In her free time, Dr. Han enjoys hiking, running, and swimming. When she isn’t practicing at Tenafly Veterinary Center, Dr. Han loves travelling. She values seeing all different parts of the world and being able to help children in third world countries.

Marcela Salas

Associate Veterinarian

Marcela Salas VMD graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Since then she has practiced compassionate, scientifically rigorous medical care at leading private clinics and nonprofit organizations around the greater NYC area.

Dr. Salas tailors treatment by evaluating pet health holistically and listening to owners closely. As a skilled practitioner of surgery, dentistry, dermatology, clinical pathology, and ultrasound, she aims to provide comprehensive treatments while minimizing visits and stress. Comfortable with the challenging medical cases and the emergencies, she also strives to improve the quality of life and longevity of pets of all ages, and feels it is important to create a healthy pet-vet bond early.

Dr. Salas holds both NY and NJ state licenses and is accredited by AVMA and USDA. She stays current on best practices through regular continuing education courses and veterinary conferences.

A true animal lover since childhood, her goal has been to provide care to any animal in need. Having performed hundreds of surgeries for animal rescue organizations, Dr. Salas is thrilled to join the TVC team! She shares her Closter home with two quirky cats, a cranky Chihuahua, and a prodigious child. On her time off she enjoys simple pleasures and loves spending time in Bergen County’s trove of natural beauty.

Seth Edgar

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Seth Edgar was born in NYC and grew up in New Jersey. He is the first member of his immediate family to obtain higher education with the completion of his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at Rowan University in 2016. He went on to receive his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree in 2023 from Ross University, School of Veterinary Medicine, located on the tropical island of St. Kitts. His clinical year was spent at the University of Florida, where he was able to see a variety of small animal and exotic cases. His professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, dentistry, and exotic medicine.

Dr. Edgar enjoys spending time with his friends, conquering escape rooms, Sunday dinners with his family, social activism, and horticulture/gardening. He currently has a cat named Ember, and a small fish tank with a variety of plants, snails, and fish. Along with his animals, he has an abundance of plants he cares for and propagates to give to his friends.

Dr. Edgar is excited to grow as a doctor at Overpeck Creek Animal Hospital and start supporting his community and helping your pets live longer and healthier lives.

Varujan Belekdanian

Associate Veterinarian

Varujan Belekdanian, D.V.M, is a 2023 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He attended the University of Delaware for his undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical rotation at Michigan State University.

Dr. Belekdanian's love for veterinary medicine started in sophomore year of high school, when he attended the Advanced Veterinary Medicine (AVM) summer program at Tufts University. From here, he worked as a veterinary assistant in numerous veterinary hospitals, and also volunteered at Plumpton Park Zoo in Rising Sun, MD.

His professional interests lie in internal, shelter and emergency medicine, clinical and anatomical pathology, and general surgery. Dr. Belekdanian is passionate about teaching and explaining to clients how to keep their pets healthy and happy.

In his spare time, Dr. Belekdanian likes to read about U.S. and world history, exercise, hike, explore the outdoors, and spend time with his Yorkshire Terrier, Furley. He also loves to travel to foreign countries and plans on volunteering more of his time to spay and neuter programs.

Christine

Assistant Manager

Christine is an NYC native and has worked in the veterinary medical field since 2007. Her number one focus is to serve you by providing solid communication and information to pet owners in order to facilitate good preventative medicine for healthy pets. Her first cat and first love Nyams was a diabetic who lived to 20 years of age, while her other cat Katie Jester Louise is being held hostage by her parents with a case of prolonged empty nest syndrome. When not at Overpeck, she is a translator for Japanese books and media. Her lifelong goal is to be fluent in many spoken languages as well as ASL, so she can travel the world to listen to the stories of locals.

Erica

Technician

Erica was born and raised in New Jersey. She has two lovely cats named Fred and Kali and a chihuahua named Debo. She entered the veterinary field in 2019 and has always had a love for animals. Growing up she had pets of all different species and feels that there is nothing better than always being surround by the love of her animals.

Erin

Technician

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Kaylee

Technician

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Mel

Technician

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Carmen

Technician

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Natty

Technician

Natty started at Tenafly Veterinary Center in 2022. Her love for animals began at a very young age before she could even walk. Growing up she was not allowed to have pets at home but that did not stop her from being passionate, inquisitive and advocating for animals. She now has three dogs named Chachi, Chai and Charlie; and they have her heart. Aside from spending time with her own dogs, Natty enjoys helping others with pet related issues, spending time out in nature, cycling and quality time with family and friends.

Justin

Technician

Justin started at Overpeck Creek Animal Hospital in May 2023. He has always been passionate about all animals big and small. At a very young age, he used to help his family's dogs give birth and help raise their puppies until they found their forever homes. Now he lives with his pitbull Eevee that keeps him active and loved with her nurturing and energetic personality. They love spending time outdoors at dog parks or hiking in the woods. When he is not at work or spending time with his doggo, he is out spending time with his family and friends.

Asai

Technician

North Jersey native, Asai graduated from Stockton University in 2016 with her bachelor's in environmental science. Before making the switch to Veterinary Medicine, she was an environmental and animal educator. She started her Vet Med journey in emergency medicine where she worked her way up to lead technician at Overpeck Creek Animal Hospital.

When not at work you can find Asai in her backyard tending to her garden and chickens, crafting or spending time with her family, pets included!

Giovanna

Technician

Like most vet techs, G has a large furry family. They have 2 dogs named Harley (a 6-year-old golden retriever) and Macchiato (a 3-year-old pitbull), along with a street cat named Effi and a 15-year-old green cheek conure named Cosmo. (Unfortunately, Cosmo has a personal vendetta against cameras.) Harley is a service dog dropout, while Macchiato is a parvo survivor that G nursed back to health during their ER days. Effi was part of the Universal Cat Distribution System and decided these misfits were her new family around four years ago.

In G's free time, they enjoy playing video games/tabletop games, finding new restaurant spots with friends, and traveling to museums. G is heavily interested in Classical History, mythology, and ancient societies.

Kenny

Assistant

Kenny has 3 years of experience in the veterinary field and after trying other fields he's realized that this is where he wants to be. Kenny enjoys working with animals and treats them with great care and compassion. When not at work, Kenny enjoys working out, hiking, and spending time with his dogs, family, and friends.

Jess

Reception

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Kaitlyn

Reception

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Sasha

Reception

Sasha was born in Russia and she and her family immigrated here in 1999. From a young age, she has always loved animals and fell in love with working in veterinary medicine in 2018. She aspires to become a veterinary technician and continue her journey of helping animals. In her free time, she enjoys cuddling with her cat Quake and singing her heart out at EMO karaoke.

Hours of Operation

Phone: 201-292-4949

  • Monday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed

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Overpeck Creek location icon

Bogota, NJ


101 E. Main Street

Bogota, NJ 07603

201-292-4949

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Tenafly, NJ


38 Piermont Road

Tenafly, NJ 07670

201-567-7878

Hours of Operation

Phone: 201-567-7878

  • Monday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sunday: Closed