Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital

West Orange, NJ 07052-1407


Prospect Ridge Veterinary Hospital - Our Doctors


Dr. Dorie Cappiello


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.

Dr. Steve Weiner

Dr. Stephen Weiner is a third generation veterinarian He has been very active and past president of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, and is a former President of its local chapter, the Metropolitan NJVMA. Through these organizations he has taken part in numerous animal welfare and veterinary medicine initiatives, making his extensive compassion and knowledge highly sought after. Born and raised in the Livingston and West Orange, NJ areas, Dr. Weiner graduated from Livingston High School in 1964. He continued on to earn his undergraduate degree as well as his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University, following in both his father and great uncle’s footsteps. Dr. Weiner’s special medical interests include internal medicine, greyhound medicine, and surgery. Dr. Weiner spends his leisure time playing in softball and football leagues, and spending quality time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and toy poodle, Coco Chanel (whom he had no say in naming).