Executive Board



Bill Pettit, DVM


As president, Dr. Pettit presides over each general meeting, reaches out to sponsors to help fund our meetings, and assists in arranging for speakers at meetings. He has been on the SNJVMA executive board since 2017.

Dr. Pettit graduated from Ohio State University in 1978 and has been in practice for over 30 years! His passion in embryo transfer work of cattle lead him and his wife, Carolyn, all over the world to places like Europe, Australia, and New Zealand where he successfully implanted the first US frozen embryo’s. Bill and his wife worked tirelessly to support their growing family, the embryo business, and establish their cattle farm. Bill spent time as an emergency clinician at the Animal Emergency Service Center of South Jersey practicing on small animals which in turn inspired him to open up his own practice . In 2002, he converted the cowbarn into the Peticote Veterinary Clinic as we know it now (with a few remodels along the way) and has never looked back! Bill is extremely interested in the field of dermatology and is always happy to take on new cases to further his knowledge. He regularly attends annual dermatology seminars to keep up with all the current events. Outside of work, Bill and Carolyn enjoy spending time on the farm with their six children and now three grandchildren with another on the way!


Erika Krick, VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Vice President

As vice president, Dr. Krick assists in arranging for speakers at meetings, coordinates CE approval for each presentation, and works with speakers to prepare for each presentation. She has been on the SNJVMA executive board since 2019.

Dr. Krick received her VMD from Penn Vet in 2002. She became board-certified in medical oncology after completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery and a residency in small animal medical oncology at Penn Vet. She earned her BA in Biology from Swarthmore College. Dr. Krick is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association, and the Veterinary Cancer Society.  She was on faculty at Penn Vet as Assistant Professor of Oncology from 2009 to 2017 and is thrilled to be working at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital full time as of September 2017.

Dr. Krick's clinical specialties include medical oncology and palliative care. Her areas of research include feline oncology, canine and feline lymphoma, canine mast cell tumors, and cancer cachexia.

Outside of her profession, Dr. Krick enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, baking and practicing yoga. She has 1 cat (Michael).


Jeffrey HAymaker, VMD


As treasurer, Dr. Haymaker manages membership dues, scholarship donation, venue booking and email communication. He also manages the SNJVMA’s online presence. He has been on the SNJVMA executive board since 2017.

Dr. Haymaker is an associate veterinarian at Mount Laurel Animal Hospital and 24 hour Emergency Service. He works both in general practice and in the emergency service. He joined MLAH in June 2014, one month after graduating from the veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Haymaker grew up in Berkeley Heights, NJ and attended Governor Livingston High School. He earned his B.S. in Veterinary Technology from Quinnipiac University, graduating Cum Laude.

At home Dr. Haymaker has a cat named Mimsy and a dog named John. He lives in Marlton, NJ.


Kimberly Hammer, VMD, DACVIM (SA-IM)


As secretary, Dr. Hammer takes meeting minutes, tracks meeting attendance, and disseminates CE certificates. She has been on the SNJVMA executive board since 2019.

Dr. Hammer received her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. She spent a year at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a small animal internship and returned to the University of Pennsylvania for a two-year residency in small animal internal medicine. She earned board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2004. She has a special interest in interventional radiology/endoscopy and minimally invasive procedures. Her other interests include endocrinology, gastroenterology and hematology. She currently serves as the medical adviser for the NorthStar VETS blood bank. She joined the NorthStar VETS team in September 2007.