Monica Sterk, DVM


University of Delaware ’13
Western University of Health Sciences – College of Veterinary Medicine ’17

Why Emergency Medicine?

Emergency Medicine is always exciting! I love being there when people and their pets need it most. I love not knowing what will come through the door, and being the one to help animals when their primary doctors are not available. Emergency medicine always keeps me on my toes – I’m constantly learning and growing as a doctor. It’s so much fun and so incredibly rewarding!

Dr. Sterk joined VEG in 2018 and is a Regional Medical Director in the NY/NJ region. She is a true VEG cheerleader, and loves to do things the “VEG way” – always keeping people with their pets. She is passionate about client communication and loves to teach.

Outside of work, Dr. Sterk loves to spend time with her family and friends, and will almost always been seen followed by her perfect dachshund mix, Schnitzel. Additionally, she has two cats Delaware and California, named after the states they came from.

Get to know me

If I were a superhero, my superpower would be:
The superpower to never get tired. I would love to never need sleep – imagine how much we could accomplish!

What are you happiest doing when you’re not working?
Traveling! I love going to new places, learning about new cultures, and trying new foods!

What has been the most rewarding part of your career/position?
I love being the hero to animals that need me in difficult times. It’s such a rewarding experience to help animals and to comfort pet parents in their times of need.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given is:
Just go with it! Somehow, things have a funny way of working out!

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