Local Vets - Veterinarians in Mantua, NJ

Meet Our Veterinarians

Greenfields Veterinary Associates is staffed by a dedicated and professional group of people who love animals and respect the needs of clients.


Dr. Nina Beyer, VMD

At age 11, Nina Beyer decided that she wanted to be a veterinarian; she had always been ”animal-crazy,” according to her family, and her interest in health care came from her mother, a nursing educator. After graduating from Penn State, she attended veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving her VMD degree in 1987. After a year in northern New Jersey, she joined Greenfields Veterinary as a junior associate; she became junior partner in 1999, and bought out the senior partner, becoming the sole owner of Greenfields, in 2006.

Nina became involved in greyhound rescue in 1992; over the next several years, she spayed or neutered hundreds of greyhounds on their way to new homes. In 1994, she was finally able to adopt her own greyhound, a wonderful dog named Zoe. She has also adopted 3 rescued Italian greyhounds over the years; this toy breed has become popular in pet stores, which means puppy mills. Nina now has another greyhound, Juniata, as well as an Icelandic horse named Skorri, and she shares her home with her friend Lynne Maxwell, a law professor, and 2 young and lively cats, Duncan and Bartleby. She sings in a choir, reads voraciously, and bakes as often as she can.


Dr. Caroline Lafferty, DVM

Dr. Lafferty grew up in San Francisco and gained a love for animals at an early age. She ventured to Cornell University and earned a BS in ecology and evolutionary biology, then stayed to earn her DVM degree.  During her time at Cornell, Dr. Lafferty met her husband. They decided to move to South Jersey to be close to family, and Dr. Lafferty joined Greenfields in 2004.

Dr. Lafferty’s focus is on keeping you and your pet happy and healthy together. She has done advanced training in ultrasound and is pleased to offer abdominal ultrasound as a valuable diagnostic tool.   Dr. Lafferty enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters outside of work. Her family also includes many furry, feathered, and scaly friends!  She enjoys yoga and gardening in her free time.


Dr. Jared D. Pitt, DVM

Dr. Jared D. Pitt is a South Jersey native, growing up in Berlin Township. He knew he wanted to become a veterinarian ever since he was eight years old, when he helped his aunt’s Siberian husky deliver her puppies. He received his B.S. in Biology from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA in 2008. After taking a year off, he obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama in May 2013. After working in Central PA for a few months, Dr. Pitt came back home and did a little emergency and wellness work in Cape May and Marlton. He also worked for a mobile practice to expand his experience.  Dr. Pitt is excited to start the next chapter of his life at Greenfields.  In his free time, Dr. Pitt loves to spend time with his wife Courtney, family, and friends, cycling, and being active.  Since being married in April 2015, Dr. Pitt resides in Gloucester Township with his lovely wife Courtney and their two fuzzy felines, Ellie and Ophelia.  His personal Interests include Surgery and Ophthalmology.

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Dr. Lauren Ciolek, VMD

Dr. Lauren Ciolek was born and raised in New Jersey. She always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian since she was a little girl, and is proud to say her dream came true! Dr. Ciolek graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and a double minor in Animal Science Research and Chemistry. She then obtained her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Following graduation, Dr. Ciolek completed a 13-month rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Ciolek has always had a strong passion for animals and understands the value of developing a relationship with both her patients and their family members. She is committed to providing exceptional care to ensure the wellbeing of her patients. Dr. Ciolek has special interests in surgery and client education. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, baking, and spending time with her beloved pets.


Dr. Erica Long

Dr. Long grew up in Connecticut. She has had a love of animals from an early age, and in high school and college she developed an interest in medicine as well. She earned her B.A. from Oberlin College before returning to New England to earn her veterinary degree from Tufts University. Dr. Long recently moved to New Jersey and is excited to be starting at Greenfields. In her free time, Dr. Long enjoys running and spending time with her friends, family, and her cat, Allie.