TCVS is located in Denville, New Jersey where it provides complete mobile large animal veterinary care to northern New Jersey as well as the southern tier of New York. The practice veterinarians are members of the AVMA, and AAEP. The practice has two full-time doctors and two certified veterinary technicians on staff. With special emphasis on equine sports medicine, TCVS provides full service medical and minor field surgical care. Dentistry, reproduction, and emergency services are also available. We offer our clients a complete general medicine practice with access to digital ultrasound, digital radiography, endoscopy and in-house laboratory capability. We can be reached 24/7 to meet your needs.
Who We Are
Mike Aromando D.V.M., M.S.
Michael C. Aromando DVM, MS was born in Livingston, NJ. He is a 1978 graduate of Livingston High School and spent most of his youth raising Thoroughbred horses on the family farm, near Lake Placid, NY. Here he learned to love and appreciate the equine athlete. In 1982, he graduated from the New York State College of Agriculture at Cornell with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science followed by his Master of Science in Physiology in 1988. He earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 1989. Dr. Aromando has been practicing veterinary medicine since then, initially working in the southern tip of New York. He moved back to NJ in 1995 to establish Town & Country Veterinary Service. In his spare time Dr. Aromando enjoys fishing the Saranac and Salmon Rivers in Upstate NY. He also likes to horseback ride on local trails and travel to historic locations such as Gettysburg, PA. When not working, Dr. Aromando operates his ‘gentlemen’s farm’ in Chester, NJ where an assortment of animals are raised.
Melissa Kelson BVetMed, MRCVS
A native of the UK, Dr. Melissa Kelson has an extensive background in the equine industry working with every type of horse from companion ponies to Olympic gold medal winners. Dr. Kelson obtained Equine Science degrees from DeMontfort University, Lincoln and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth before moving to the USA in 2003 to pursue her equine career. She returned to the UK in 2013 to undertake veterinary medicine the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr. Kelson has developed many areas of interest over the years including herd health planning, geriatric care, metabolic disease and podiatry and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. She spends her free time competing in triathlons and running marathons and ultras across the country.
Caitlin is a 2011 graduate from Delaware Valley University where she majored in Conservation and Wildlife Management. She has been surrounded by animals her entire life and felt an animal career was logical. She has her permit to rehabilitate mammalian wildlife in the state of New Jersey. Caitlin enjoys teaching; she spent many years as an instructor for local after-school art programs and has worked at various facilities including the Turtle Back Zoo as their Outreach Coordinator. Her hobbies include drawing, and playing video games.
Raychel is a 2018 magna cum laude graduate of Centenary University where she majored in Equine Studies with a concentration in science. While at Centenary, she played 4 years of Division III softball as well as shadowing the on-staff veterinarian at the barn. She often volunteered her time with her team for school functions as well as in her college's town community. She has been riding and around horses since she was 7years old and decided that making a career out of her passion was the best choice. Raychel enjoys riding and competing on her horse Amala. When not with TCVS or Amala she can be found hunting, fishing, boating, reading, and playing with her new puppy Piper.