Mary Beth Hamorski, VMD
Large Animal Veterinarian
Dr. Hamorski grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She always loved animals and began riding horses as a young girl. From an early age she had aspirations of being a jockey and of becoming a veterinarian. During her college years at the University of Scranton she worked as a groom at the Pocono Downs Racetrack. She spent her summers during college in Lexington, Kentucky where she worked handling mares and foals, with lay-ups, and yearling prep. During that time, she also exercised horses and showed successfully in Western Pleasure.
After graduating cum laude from the University of Scranton in 1982, Dr. Hamorski began veterinary school at the University of Pennsylvania. During vet school, Dr. Hamorski focused on equine medicine, particularly in the areas of reproduction and sports medicine where she worked closely with faculty on research projects in these areas. She was also the President of the Penn Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. Dr. Hamorski graduated from veterinary school and obtained her VMD in 1986. Immediately following graduation, she joined Califon Animal Hospital. In her 30 years of mixed animal practice, Dr. Hamorski has helped to grow Califon Animal Hospital into the successful, progressive practice that it is today. As camelid patients gained popularity in the area, she attended continuing education to gain camelid expertise, seeing the practice’s first camelid patient in 1988. Dr. Hamorski became a practice owner in 1994. Her professional interests and expertise include reproduction, sports medicine, pleasure horses, and small ruminant medicine. She is active in a number of professional veterinary organizations serving as President of the NJ Association of Equine Practitionerst . She is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Mylestone Equine Rescue. She recently joined ISELP(International Society foe Equine Locomotor Pathology) as well as the NEAEP(Northeat Association of Equine Practitioners) and AASRP(American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners).
Dr. Hamorski and her husband,Dr. Jeffrey Salatiello, live on their farm in Round Valley, NJ with their son, daughter and mother. They share their home with their two dogs, five cats, eight horses, and flock of chickens. The family takes pleasure in breeding Labrador Retrievers. Dr. Hamorski enjoys Three-day eventing and also breeds and shows Welsh-cross ponies in hand. She also enjoys skiing and working in pastels, for which animals are often her subjects. In 2012 they opened Pinnacle Farm,a 30 stall equestrian facility in Califon training and boarding hunters, dressage and event horses and ponies.