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Veterinarians

Paul Zimprich, DVM
Owner/Founder

Dr. Zimprich is originally from Cooperstown, North Dakota. He received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology at North Dakota State University. He then went to pursue his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University. Dr. Zimprich specialized in equine medicine while doing an internal medicine and surgical internship at Peterson and Smith Equine Hospital in Ocala, Florida. Following completion of his internship at Peterson and Smith, he took an associate position as an Equine Practitioner with Tranquility Large Animal Veterinary Service in Andover, New Jersey. After one year as associate, Dr. Zimprich purchased the equine fraction of Tranquility Large Animal Veterinary Service and renamed the division East Coast Equine Veterinary Service under his ownership.

In his spare time, Dr. Zimprich enjoys working on home improvements and skydiving.

Paul Zimprich, DVM

Alex Ciuffitelli, VMD
Associate Veterinary Practitioner

Dr. Alex Ciuffitelli is a Sussex County native and horsewoman who enjoys riding and eventing. She began her professional career as a Seasonal Technician with ECEVS in 2008 while she was earning her Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Cook College, Rutgers University. In 2010, Dr. Alex made the decision to pursue her Veterinary Medicine Doctorate (VMD) at the University of Pennsylvania. While enrolled at U Penn., Dr. Alex continued to assist Dr. Paul and Dr. Jesslyn during her summer and semester breaks in order to gain invaluable field knowledge and experience. Upon graduation, Dr. Alex was welcomed back to the ECEVS team as an Associate Practitioner.

In her spare time, Dr. Alex enjoys running, cooking, baking, horseback riding, and spending time with her fiancé.

Alex Ciuffitelli, VMD

Jill Deets, DVM
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Jill Deets was born and raised in Minnesota. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the Minnesota State University at Mankato. She continued on to pursue an equine medicine track at the University of Minnesota, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Dr. Jill spent the following year post graduation as an equine veterinary intern at Stillwater Equine Veterinary Clinic in Stillwater, MN. Upon completion of her internship, Dr. Jill joined the team as an Associate Practitioner at ECEVS.

In her spare time, Dr. Jill enjoys running, reading, learning about history, spending time with her cat Jude, and is looking forward to exploring New Jersey!

Jillian Deets DVM




East Coast Equine Veterinary Service, LLC • PO Box 91 • 33B Kennedy Road • Tranquility, NJ 07879 • (908) 852-1300