Our Veterinarians

Dr. Jay Buchholz

Dr. Jay Buchholz is the proud owner and director of the Maywood Veterinary Clinic. In January of 1984, he graduated from Colorado State University and quickly began practicing veterinary medicine in New Jersey in March of that same year.

Dr. Buchholz became the owner of the Maywood Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 1987, and he has been dedicated to providing our area with state of the art, quality medicine ever since!

In the winter of 2009, the Maywood Veterinary Clinic moved to a larger location at 125 East Passaic Street, an accomplishment which Dr. Buchholz is very proud to have achieved. He focuses on practicing comprehensive, high quality and progressive medicine to promote wellness and restore health. It is his goal to continue to provide an attentive, one on one experience for clients and their beloved pets for many more years to come.

Dr. Buchholz's individual areas of interest include Internal Medicine, as well as Stem Cell Therapy for dogs suffering from arthritis.

Outside of the Maywood Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Buchholz enjoys skiing and photography. Many of his photos are on display in the hospital for your enjoyment. His home life is shared with his loving wife, six children and two foster children, as well as 5 cats and 3 dogs!

Dr. Buchholz is a member of AAHA, AVMA, and NJVMA.




Dr. Faith Krausman

Dr. Krausman attended vet school in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University. She became a vet because of her love of animals and biology; this was a great way of combining the two. From childhood, she explored nature and enjoyed studying the husbandry of her many pets. This enabled her to expand her veterinary practice to include not only dogs and cats, but also exotics such as rodents, rabbits and pocket pets.

Dr. Krausman attended the 9th International Symposium for Human-Animal Interactions and lectured on the effect of illness in pets on the wellbeing of the elderly. She enjoys internal and geriatric medicine. One of her goals is to become more involved with shelter medicine as there are so many homeless animals that need help. In her spare time, Dr. Krausman plays jazz saxophone and is in a band called Moment's Notice. She also loves spending time with her family and is an avid yoga practitioner.

Her pets include her dog George, her cats Ricky and Floyd, Sergio the rabbit, Petey the conure, Norton and Trixie the Senegal parrots as well as a dove, 2 canaries and a gecko.




Dr. Kelly McGuire

Dr. McGuire is an internship-trained veterinarian whose career began as a technician at Maywood Veterinary Clinic. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year at North Carolina State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Her one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery was completed at Flannery Animal Hospital in New Windsor, New York.

She is thrilled to be back at such a wonderful hospital. She believes that every animal deserves a chance, and has found loving homes for many stray animals. Her interests include emergency and internal medicine, ultrasoundography, and soft tissue surgery.

She is an artist in her spare time, and enjoys working with oil, charcoal and pastel. She lives with her rescued pets, Raisin (an island mutt from St.Kitts) and Kitten (also from the island).




Dr. Joanne Mihalko

Dr. Mihalko graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. She has been with the Maywood Veterinary Clinic since 2010. Her desire to become a veterinarian began at a young age because of her love for animals. She always had pets growing up and enjoyed caring for them. She would also foster sick animals from the shelter. Seeing the difference she could make convinced her it was the right choice to become a veterinarian and help other people's loved ones. She could never imagine herself doing anything else. Dr. Mihalko lives with her husband Ben and their daughter Allie. They also share their home with their dog and three cats. Dr. Mihalko is a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and AAHA.




Dr. Brett Swan

After working as the head technician at The Maywood Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Swan moved to Iowa to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Following graduation from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Swan returned to the MaywoodVeterinary Clinic to practice high quality medicine at a state of the art, progressive practice. He brings over 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine as well as a passion for science, a love of animals, and a personal responsibility to provide high quality medicine to pets of entrusting clientele. He believes that doctor visits should be health-giving for the patient as well as educational and enjoyable for the client. His veterinary interests include cytology, internal medicine, and wellness. He is also a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and AAHA.

Dr. Swan lives with his wife, son, and dog (Rocky, 11 YO Boston Terrier). His outside interests include fishing, working out, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.