Jamie DeSpirito, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Jamie DeSpirito is Chief of Staff at Millburn Veterinary Hospital & Laser Surgery Center. She has lived in New Jersey for most of her life, having grown up in Ringwood and now residing in Rockaway. Dr. DeSpirito completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and then went on to earn a DVM degree at the University of Wisconsin.
Prior to joining our team, Dr. DeSpirito worked at Antietam Valley Animal Hospital in Reading, PA and Animal Care Center in Flanders, NJ. She has special interests in anesthesia and pain management, pet nutrition, and alternative veterinary medicine.
When she's not working, Dr. DeSpirito enjoys woodworking, home remodeling, baking, yoga, swimming and other water sports! Most of all, she loves spending time with her three rescue dogs — Stewie (a Pointer/Jack Russell mix), Bertram (a Puggle/Boston Terrier mix), and Griffin (a Lab/German Shepherd mix).
Scott Turowsky, DVM
Dr. Scott Turowsky grew up on Long Island and received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from Hamilton College in upstate New York in 2006. He worked in numerous small animal hospital on Long Island and went on to receive a DVM degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 2013.
Prior to joining our team, Dr. Turowsky practiced in Hudson County. His professional interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology and imaging.
Dr. Turowsky currently lives in Chatham with his puggle, Greta; his two cats, Rylie and Luna; and his human, Lauren. He is very excited to be part of Millburn Veterinary Hospital & Laser Surgery Center and is looking forward to serving the community.
Kristin Lester, DVM
Dr. Kristin Lester originally hails from Pasadena, Maryland and studied Systems Engineering at the University of Virginia. Upon graduation, she spent a few years in the world of computer programming in Washington DC before changing careers to pursue veterinary medicine. Dr. Lester attended Colorado State University, where she earned a DVM degree, certification in veterinary acupuncture (CVA) and masters of business administration (MBA).
Before joining the Millburn Veterinary Hospital team, Dr. Lester practiced in Hoboken, New Jersey and South Seaport Manhattan. For the past several years, Dr. Lester served as a relief veterinarian for multiple hospitals throughout New Jersey and New York but is ecstatic to now call Millburn Veterinary Hospital home.
Natalia Dziegiel, BVSc
Dr. Natalia Dziegiel grew up and currently resides in Randolph, New Jersey. She received an undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and received her BVSc degree from Massey University in New Zealand in 2018. Her special interests include surgery, nutrition, and small mammals and exotics.
Outside of work, Dr. Dziegiel enjoys hiking, spending time in nature, and arts & crafts. She also as a cat named Amazon.
Dr. Dziegiel is thrilled to be joining the team at Millburn Veterinary Hospital!