Our Staff

Dr. H James Schroll, VMD

Dr. Schroll has owned and operated Park Animal Hospital for over thirty five years. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and worked in a mixed animal and equine practice before starting exclusive small animal work. Dr. Schroll is Park Animal Hospital’s chief of surgery. Both soft tissue surgery and orthopedic surgery are part of his routine. Dr. Schroll is married to Dr. Sparacino.

Dr. Jane Sparacino, VMD

Dr. Sparacino has also owned and operated Park Animal Hospital for over thirty five years. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Sparacino is head of internal medicine at Park Animal Hospital. She is also certified in the area of stem cell therapy. Dr. Sparacino is married to Dr. Schroll.

Dr. Holly Schroll-Aarseth, VMD

Dr. Holly Schroll-Aarseth has been at Park Animal Hospital since 2007. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has worked with a number of interesting species during her schooling, including dolphins, fish, and alpacas. Dr. Schroll-Aarseth also graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and is Dr. Schroll and Dr. Sparacino’s daughter.

Dr. Steven Mercurio, DVM

Dr. Steven Mercurio is the newest veterinarian at Park Animal Hospital, having joined us in 2012. He is a graduate of Ross University and performed his clinical studies at Purdue University.

Catherine Aguis, Licensed Veterinary Technician

Cathy is Park Animal Hospital’s licensed technician. Cathy has over twenty years of experience as a veterinary technician, with more than twelve of those being have at Park Animal Hospital. She is a surgical and medical technician and is especially skilled in the areas of radiography and dental hygiene. It is Cathy’s expert hand that is usually calming the pets for procedures and tests. Cathy also provides invaluable assistance with delicate surgeries.

Jen Branca, Veterinary Assistant

Jen is another veteran of Park Animal Hospital, having been with us since 2000. Jen assists with many procedures at the hospital. She also takes care of any pets who are staying at the hospital for the night. Her natural way with animals makes her an instant friend of most of our furry patients.

Mariam DiPalma

Mariam is the senior receptionist at Park Animal Hospital. She is, of course, an animal lover, and her cheerful voice greets our clients on the phone and in the waiting room.

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