Patricia Zinna, DVM, MS

Dr. Nicole Feddersen

Dr. Patricia Zinna received her BA (Magna Cum Laude) in Psychology from Molloy College in New York, where she was co-captain of the college’s Equestrian Team. After graduation, she earned her DVM from Cornell University in 1998. 

Upon receiving her veterinary degree, Dr. Zinna moved to Monmouth County, New Jersey, where she began practicing small animal medicine. In 2013 she became interested in veterinary acupuncture, as a way of offering clients more treatment choices for their pets. She enrolled in The Chi Institute, and in 2016 she earned her CVA (Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist). In 2019 she earned a Master’s degree in Veterinary Forensic Science. 

Dr. Zinna has spent most of her career in companion animal private practice, and currently works as a pharmacovigilance veterinarian.

She feels strongly that it is a veterinarian’s responsibility to advocate for animal welfare and fight against animal cruelty. She has strong interests in veterinary medical ethics, animal welfare, and the human-animal bond.

Dr. Zinna resides in Monmouth County with her 2 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, jogging, and oil painting. She is excited and honored to be the NJ State Representative to the HSVMA.


Sarah Motyka, DVM

Dr. Sarah Motyka received her BA in Economics from Gettysburg College and her DVM from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduating, she returned to New Jersey and worked in both general practice and emergency medicine. She then founded and operated Eleos Veterinary Service, an in-home euthanasia practice.

Throughout her career, Dr. Motyka has been involved in low-cost spay/neuter efforts as well as TNR/community cat initiatives. Additionally, she has supported organizations that work to improve animal welfare, especially the welfare of farmed animals. She strives to apply the “Golden Rule” to humans and animals alike: “Treat others the way you would have them treat you” (Matthew 7:12.)

Dr. Motyka lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and five cats.


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