Lisa Antas, DVM, Chief of Staff
Dr. Antas has been practicing at Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital for over 10 years and is our Chief of Staff. She grew up in Hamilton, New Jersey, and now currently resides in Shamong, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Rutgers' Cook College in 1996 and her DVM degree from Cornell in 2000. While she was in vet school, Dr. Antas worked at our hospital as a veterinary technician. We feel so lucky to have such an outstanding Chief of Staff treating our beloved patients!
Dr. Antas focuses on general and emergency medicine, and providing outstanding care to all of her patients and their families. Outside of work, Dr. Antas likes to play sports, hike, and spend time at the beach. She also enjoys spending free time with her friends, family, and especially her son Alex and her daughter Dylan. Dr. Antas also has three pets—a cat named Darby and two dogs, Sedona and Sierra.
Marian Boden, VMD
Dr. Boden has been a veterinarian at Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital for several years. She grew up in central Pennsylvania and currently resides in Hainesport, New Jersey. Dr. Boden received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown in 1991 and her VMD from University of Pennsylvania in 1996. In addition to practicing at North East Animal Hospital, Dr. Boden has also spent time practicing at several other veterinary hospitals in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Boden's medical interests include emergency medicine and she appreciates establishing close relationships with her clients and their pets. Dr. Boden spends her leisure time gardening, watching movies and traveling. She also enjoys being with her friends and family as well as her pets, which include several dogs, cats and fish.
Kelly Stephan, DVM
Dr. Stephan, who joined Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital in 2005, grew up in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, and currently resides in Yardville, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Georgian Court College in 2000 and her DVM from Mississippi State University in 2005.
Dr. Stephan's medical interests include internal and feline medicine. She truly believes in delivering the best possible care for her clients and their pets. Dr. Stephan spends her leisure time exercising, taking day trips and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family as well as her many pets.
Stassa Ferikes, DVM
Dr. Ferikes joined the Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital team in September of 2009. Growing up in Ashville, North Carolina, she now happily calls Haddon Heights, New Jersey her home. Dr. Ferikes received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in May 2004 and then went on to earn her DVM from Tuskegee University, School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2008. Prior to joining our team, she has practiced at the Southern Ocean Animal Hospital in Tuckerton, NJ. She is very excited to meet all of her new clients and patients!
Dr. Ferikes has special interests in emergency medicine and surgery. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband Dr. Bergmann who is also a veterinarian for zoo, exotic and large animals. When not caring for their patients, they are staying active outdoors with their dogs, running, biking, camping and climbing. She and her husband also love entering running road and trail races throughout the year. Dr. Ferikes has two lovable rescued dogs (Mush, a hound mix and Leon, a chocolate lab) and a cute cat named Jack.
Mark Madzy, DVM
Dr. Madzy is a veterinarian at Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital, joining us in July 2011. Growing up in Upstate New York (Endwell), he now happily resides in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Dr. Madzy received his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1986 and undertook his veterinary studies at Mississippi State University, earning his DVM degree in 1991. Prior to joining our team, he spent time practicing in both Northern and Central New Jersey as well as in South Eastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Madzy has a special interest in dermatology and internal medicine. He also enjoys working with exotics (birds, reptiles, and pocket pets) and looks forward to meeting new clients and their beloved pets.
In his free time, Dr. Madzy spends time outdoors with his wife, two daughters, and their four pets. He enjoys biking and hiking when time allows.
Michael Messina, VMD
Dr. Messina is a veterinarian at Columbus Central Veterinary Hospital. Although he grew up in Philadelphia, he now lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Dr. Messina completed undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania, before earning a VMD degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Veterinary School in 2011.
Prior to joining the CCVH team in August 2013, Dr. Messina interned at VCA South Shore in Weymouth, MA and at VCA City Cats in Arlington, MA. He has a special interest in exotic pet medicine and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Messina's hobbies include games, reading, watching movies, hiking, ice skating, Frisbee, listening to classical music, learning to play the violin, and cooking. He also enjoys spending time with his pets — Freya, a Norwegian Buhund, and Meadow, a tuxedo cat.
Dennis Ting, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Board Certified Surgeon
Dr. Dennis Ting is originally from Southern California where he attended the University of California, San Diego for his undergraduate work in the field of Animal Physiology and Neuroscience. He then earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis in 2003. In the following year, Dr. Ting returned to Southern California to complete a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery. With a growing interest in small animal surgery, he completed a surgery specific internship in Denver followed by an orthopedic research fellowship at Michigan State University. Dr. Ting then stayed at Michigan State University and completed his residency training in small animal surgery.
Dr. Ting, who is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS), performs advanced surgeries at Columbus Centeral Veterinary Hospital by appointment. He has particular interests in orthopedics, traumatology, and oncologic surgery. He is trained in minimally invasive surgeries such as fluoroscopic-assisted fracture repair. Dr. Ting has also published a number of original orthopedic articles in various veterinary surgery journals and has presented numerous lectures on national and local levels.