Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital

WEST ORANGE, NJ 07052-1407



Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital in West Orange, New Jersey, founded by Dr. Dorie Cappiello. It is our goal and vision to provide the very best medical care for all animals. As an animal lover and knowledgeable veterinarian, Dr. Cappiello uses her over 30 years of experience, along with her skills and abilities, to ensure your beloved pet remains a part of your family for a long time.


Dr. Cappiello obtained her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Surgery, and Dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating summa cum laude in 1986. She is PennHIP certified veterinarian, allowing her to take PennHIP x-rays. She studied under Dr. Gail Smith, PennHIP's founder, at the University of Pennsylvania.


Experience and Interests

Dr. Cappiello has worked as an emergency veterinarian and at various small animal practices prior to opening Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital. She is also an avid bird and hawk watcher, traveling across the nation with her husband, John, and the NJ Audubon Society to watch various species of birds and other wildlife. She has been a member of the Rotary Club of West Orange since 1998 and served as president from 2006 to 2007.