Dr. Joe Bloom graduated from Tufts University Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 1983. He then spent 18 years in the financial industry before returning to school in 2001 when he entered the class of 2005 of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine. After recieving his VMD, Dr. Bloom practiced small animal medicine and surgey for 5 years at Basking Ridge Animal Hospital in Somerset County, NJ. While at BRAH Dr. Bloom gained a broad range of surgical, medical and emergency skills. He then spent 6 months as Medical Director for The Liberty Humane Society - Jersey City's municipal animal shelter. There he performed over 800 surgical procedures to help reduce the city's pet overpopulation problem. In June of 2011, Dr.Bloom launched Harding Veterinary Services.
Dr. Bloom lives in New Vernon, NJ with his, three children, three dogs, two cats and two horses. He is a member of the AVMA, AAHA, NJVMA, AAMVP, and the AASV. Dr. Bloom serves as University Veterinarian for Drew University and will be participating in the Surgeon General's Medical Reserve Corp.
Jessica grew up in Watchung, New Jersey, where her connection to animals began at a very young age. She studied Speech Pathology & Audiology at Emerson College but soon found herself working in Boston’s restaurant industry. Jessica’s love of culture, food, and wine led her to the wine industry where she worked as a distrubutor for several years. Not long after her return to New Jersey, Jessica decided to revisit her passion and love for animals. She began working at the Liberty Humane Society in Jersey City in 2010 where she performed a variety of tasks, ranging from adoption counseling to providing medical care to the animals.
Jessica serves on the Board of Directors for Halfway Hounds, a non-profit dog rescue group based in Park Ridge, NJ. She currently lives in North Plainfield with her husband, Kris, and two pit bulls Kip and Ralphie.