Meet Our Team

  • Dr.
    Lori Walker

    Dr. Lori Walker grew up in Sparta, NJ and received her B.Sc. at Rutgers University and went to veterinary school at University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 1991, she returned home with her husband and two children to practice in Sussex County, NJ and surrounding areas. Besides practicing veterinary medicine, she breeds and shows alpacas and Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. She has 30 years of experience in veterinary medicine.

    Areas of special interest for Dr. Walker are Integrative Medicine, Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs, and Class 4 Laser Therapy. She is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. She’s also an avid equestrian and frequently goes camping with her horses, loves boating, and also has spent time working with dogsled teams in Alaska!

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  • Nancy Hallam-Smith
    Practice Owner

    Nancy Hallam-Smith, VMD, 

    *Trained in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Canine Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Laser Therapy, Multimodal Pain Management,Myofascial Palpation & Massage, Nutrition Coaching, Diagnostic Ultrasonography & Echocardiography and more. 

    Dr. Hallam grew up in Sussex County, New Jersey, spending most of her time at Sussex Veterinary Hospital, assisting her dad treat farm animals, companion animals and the occasional lion, elephant or skunk. There was never a dull moment or a quiet holiday. She received her BA from Amherst College and VMD from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hallam joined Tri-State Veterinary in 1989, and in 2003, she took on the responsibility of managing Tri-State Vet. Her goals are to ensure the welfare of her patients and clients by practicing high quality and progressive medicine and surgery. She accomplishes this by continuing to study and learn new disciplines that will improve her patients’ quality of life and nurture the human-animal bond. 

    Dr Hallam’s interests outside of her lifelong passion of being a veterinarian include: family, nature and wildlife, outdoor activities, athletics, and helping the community live harmoniously with nature. 

  • Dr.
    Pamela Schott
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Pamela Schott has been practicing veterinary medicine and surgery for almost 34 years. Along with her years of experience, she brings a passion for researching challenging cases, and a commitment to staying current with the latest advances in the field. Her special interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. She is excited to join the Tri-State Veterinary Hospital and Wellness Center family, offering expert help to pets and their people. Outside of veterinary medicine, her interests include yoga and fitness, hiking, and playing the guitar. She lives with her family, which includes four dogs, five cats, two guinea pigs and an iguana, in Sussex County New Jersey.

  • Chad Andrews
    Veterinary Specialist DVM, DACVS Surgery

    Dr. Andrews received his DVM from The Ohio State University. He completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia, a surgical internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, TX, and his residency at The University of Tennessee. He stayed on as an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine where he led the Total Hip Replacement Program and mentored residents in the art of arthroscopy, as well as a multitude of other procedures. He was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in March 2012. He has been involved with various surgical teaching labs that provide continuing education credits to surgeons and general practitioners.

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