John Kazmierczak, DVM
Chief of Staff
Dr. Kazmierczak, known as "Dr. K" to his clients and healthcare team, grew up in upstate New York along Lake Erie in a small town called Dunkirk, New York. He has both his B.S. and DVM degrees from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Dr. K established West Trenton Animal Hospital in February 1977. The original practice started out of a small home on Grand Avenue with a few renovations and a big dream. The original West Trenton team consisted solely of Dr. K, his wife Barbara as a receptionist, and two veterinary technicians. In June of 2006 the big dream became even bigger and the entire healthcare team of 26 employees moved to a brand new state-of-the-art facility at the same location.
In the past, Dr. Kazmierczak has been a president of the Central New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association and also president of the Tri-County Racing Pigeon Club. He was once voted "Central New Jersey Veterinarian of the Year" by his colleagues. Dr. Kazmierczak was instrumental in establishing a scholarship fund to help underprivileged veterinary students at Cornell University Veterinary School for a friend and client.
Dr. Kazmierczak raises and races various strains of racing pigeons. His favorites are the Gurnays from Verviers, Belgium. He has won many local and statewide competitions and has lectured around the country as a noted speaker on pigeon health and related diseases.
Dr. Kazmierczak also has an interest in growing irises, some of which are award-winning and spectacular to see in bloom. They can be seen throughout the hospital during the month of May.
Dr. Kazmierczak is a dedicated veterinary practitioner and a devoted husband and father. He has resided in the community for over 33 years with his wife Barbara and his two college age daughters, Elizabeth and Lisa Anne.