Meet Our Staff

Dr. Steven Milden
Veterinarian

Dr. Steven Milden

Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He started the Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1994 and is still owner of the practice. A central New Jersey native, he received his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is married and the proud parent of three sons and one daughter. He presently shares his home with two dogs and one cat. When he is not at the veterinary hospital, he enjoys coaching soccer and watching his children’s sports endeavors.

Dr. Dena Balsama
Veterinarian

Dr. Dena Balsama

Graduated from The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, in 2000. Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree in biology from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. A native of south New Jersey, she joined the Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2001. She is married and shares her home with two daughters, two rescued pit bulls, Buffy the Frenchie, three cats, two birds, twelve chickens, ducks and a beehive! In her free time, she stays busy by baking, gardening, running, and supporting her daughters' theatrical endeavors. Dr. Balsama is a Boston qualified marathon runner and a member of the Mullica Hill Women's Triathalon Club.

Dr. Julie D’Alessandro
Veterinarian

Dr. Julie D’Alessandro

Dr. Julie D'Alessandro graduated from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has been a grateful member of Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital since 2004. Along with treating and helping dogs and cats, Dr. Julie has a special interest in exotic species such as rabbits, reptiles, ferrets and small rodents. Outside of caring for pets, she loves spending time with her family, baking, and reading. 

Dr. Adam Miller
Veterinarian

Dr. Adam Miller

Originally from central New Jersey, Dr. Adam B. Miller attended Cornell University and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Animal Science. Following his undergraduate years, Dr. Miller attended Ross University, completing a clinical year at Purdue University and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in January 2004. After graduating from veterinary school, he practiced in upstate New York before moving back to his home state.

A general veterinary practitioner at Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital starting in 2006, Dr. Miller's professional interests include general surgery and internal medicine. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New Jersey State Veterinary Medical Association. A devoted veterinary practitioner and father of three, he enjoys spending his leisure time traveling the world and grilling in all seasons. He also enjoys running for fun (but not in races) and always waves to the people that honk at him. He and his wife, Jean, watch proudly as their three children swim and swim and swim. Additionally, he loves long walks (on the beach and anywhere else) with his Flat-Cloated Retriever, Raina. 

Dr. Cheryl Goldstein
Veterinarian

Dr. Cheryl Goldstein

Graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Prior to this, she received her undergraduate degree in biology from University of Rochester in Rochester, New York. She grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and now resides in Old City. Dr. Goldstein joined Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2011 and her professional interests are in internal medicine and soft tissue surgery. She shares her home with an energetic German Shepherd and two playful tabbies. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking with her dog, traveling, and exploring Philly. 

Dr. Hannah Frank
Veterinarian

Dr. Hannah Frank

Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, she joined the practice after graduation. Dr. Frank currently shares her home with her husband, four cats, and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, baking, and watching movies.

Dr. Margot Thompson-Watkins
Veterinarian

Margot Thompson-Watkins

Graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Animal Science from Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, AL. Dr. Thompson-Watkins now resides in New Jersey, and she joined Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital in June 2015. She is married with three children, including a set of fraternal twins, and she shares her home with two dogs, a cat, two parrots, and fish. When she is not caring for patients, she enjoys teaching and traveling. She is also very active in church-related activities as a Eucharistic Minister, and minister to the sick and homebound. 

Dr. Joshua Brunermer
Veterinarian

Dr. Joshua Brunermer

Born and raised in Mullica Hill, Dr. Joshua Brunermer attended Virginia Tech for a B.S. in Biochemistry, after which he continued his education and recieved his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018. He returned to Mullica Hill and began practicing at Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital after recieving his DVM. He currently lives with his loyal mutt Jameson, who shares his love for hiking trails and outdoor events. During his free time, Dr. Brunermer enjoys exploring new recipes to cook, reading, and traveling to the beach.

Dr. Kate Byrne
Veterinarian

Dr. Kate Byrne completed her undergraduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, then earned her veterinary degree from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Following graduation, she completed a year-long rotating small animal internship in Southern California, then practiced small animal medicine in Ventura, CA. Originally from central New Jersey, Dr. Kate joined Delaware Valley Veterinary Hospital in 2018. She shares her home with one talkative cat and in her spare time she enjoys swimming, traveling and spending time with friends and family.