Meet 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 2 dogs!
Dr. Buchholz is a member of AAHA, AVMA, and NJVMA.
Dr. Jieun Kwon
Dr. Jieun Kwon graduated from Seoul National University in 2011 and received her ECFVG certification process in 2012. She practiced for two years in Korea before moving to Connecticut with her husband in 2014. After three years as a ‘nutmegger’, she relocated to New Jersey and joined Maywood Veterinary Clinic in 2017.
As a curiosity-filled young veterinary student, Dr. Kwon had pictured a future in veterinary research. Final year rotations in the Seoul National University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, however, turned her interest to clinical medicine. After experiencing the stimulating challenges that come with the individual cases of each new patient, and seeing firsthand the improvement quality medical care can bring to an animal’s life, she realized that her place was in the treatment room where she can work directly with patients and the people who love them.
While Dr. Kwon enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, she is especially interested in dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, and feline medicine. She is an avid continuing education attendee, and constantly strives to bring the most up-to-date knowledge and most advanced medicine possible to the patients she treats. Her goal as a clinician is to provide her patients with the same level of care that she would want for herself and her own loved-ones.
One of her favorite parts of being a vet is working with clients to figure out what is going on with their animal companions and to come up with a plan of treatment that is ideal both for the patient—and for the humans who need to help carry it out. In addition to being a good diagnostician, she is known for the compassion she shows in her care and her positive attitude.
When not at work, Dr. Kwon enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring new restaurants. She lives in Fort Lee with her husband, Eugene, and Roman—a shaggy, 10-year old feline with chronic renal disease who loves naps, snuggling, and cheating on his (kidney friendly) low-protein diet.
Dr. Wendy Lim
Dr.Lim graduated from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia in 2003. She started practicing in Cincinnati, Ohio upon completing the ECFVG (Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates) program. She has been in private practice for the past 12 years.
"The little Chinese doctor" is how most clients recognize Dr.Lim. She comes from an exotic tropical island - Borneo, Malaysia. She studied on gastrointestinal and blood parasites of the Malayan water monitor lizards as her final year project. She represented the country in an inter-varsity parasitology competition. Her interests however remain in soft tissue surgery, critical nursing care, and client education. She wishes to further enhance her knowledge in canine rehabilitation and veterinary acupuncture.
Currently residing in Clark, NJ, she shares her home with her family which consists of her husband and 2 daughters, as well as Maki (2-year-old Rottweiler), Pancho (2-year-old- terrier mix from Puerto Rico), and 2 cats recently adopted from the Monmouth County SPCA. Her favorite pastimes include swimming, instrumental music, and spending quality time with family and friends. She occasionally fosters orphaned kittens and puppies in need of medical care.
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 Maywood Veterinary 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 dermatology. He is also a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and AAHA.
Dr. Swan lives with his wife, 2 sons, and dog Tyson. His outside interests include fishing, exercising, and spending time outdoors with family and friends.