The team at Chews Landing Veterinary Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.
Dr. Jeffrey Rubincam – Veterinarian/Owner, VMD
Dr. Rubincam is a 1995 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He became the new owner of Chews Landing Veterinary Hospital in April, 2013 after working as a small animal veterinarian in Maple Shade, NJ for 18 years.
He grew up in Mount Laurel, NJ and graduated from Lenape High School in 1987. He was active in high school music programs, particularly the marching band. He attended the Pennsylvania State University from 1987-1991 graduating with honors with a Bachelors degree in Animal Bioscience. He attended Veterinary school at Penn from 1991-1995 and started practicing medicine in May of 1995. Dr. Rubincam is an active member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and SNJVMA.
While he rarely is able to participate in his favorite hobby (playing basketball), Dr. Rubincam still plays the drums and is an avid fan of all styles of music. He and his wife, Janine, had their first child, a little boy named J.J., in December, 2013.
Dr. Joseph (Jack) Gruber – Veterinarian, VMD
Dr. Gruber is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine. He is the original founder of Clementon Animal Clinic (later renamed) and has practiced in the area for the past 50 years. He is a member of AVMA, NJVMA, and SJVMA.
Jack lives in Clementon and is active in many of the town’s commissions and committees. His hobbies are bird watching, gardening, and working to improve the environment. But his most important hobby is being Pop-Pop to his three grandchildren. Jack will be practicing with us part-time on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Dr. Sean McWilliams – Veterinarian, DVM
Dr. Sean McWilliams is a South Jersey native. He grew up in Deptford where his parents still live today. He attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology. Later, Dr. McWilliams attended Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received his DVM degree in 2005. After graduation, he and his wife returned to New Jersey to be close to family. Besides working in a private practice, Dr. McWilliams has been working at animal shelters for the last eight years.
Dr. McWilliams has a few hobbies but spends most of his “downtime” with his wife, two children (a boy and a girl), two Golden Retriever mixes, and one awesome DSH in Winslow Township. He enjoys going to a campground in the Poconos on weekends whenever he can. He loves watching football and hockey with his kids, fishing (regardless if the fish are biting) and enjoying walks/hikes in the woods.
Professionally, Dr. McWilliams enjoys doing surgery, internal medicine and dermatology cases. He is a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, SJNVMA and PVMA.
Dr. Ricca is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her clinical year of studies at Oklahoma State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Temple University inPhiladelphia, PA. Dr. Ricca began her veterinary career here at Chews Landing Veterinary Hospital.
Professionally, Dr. Ricca enjoys doing surgery and dermatology. In the near future she would like to continue her education and become trained in acupuncture. She is a member of the AVMA.
Dr. Ricca loves spending her free time with her two dogs Maizi and Mako which are mixed breed dogs she adopted from the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts where she attended veterinary school. The three of them love going to the beach and hiking. Dr. Ricca also enjoys woodworking, crocheting/knitting, sewing and most importantly spending time with family.
Dr. David Heller – Veterinarian, VMD
Janine Rubincam – Hospital Administrator
Janine has been a certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist for 20 years. Over these years she has completed her continuing education and has taken courses in finance and management. She started transitioning her human medical skills to the veterinary field in 2012. Janine earned a certificate as a Veterinary Assistant after completing a college course and an externship with a local veterinary hospital. She has also done some volunteer work at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter which was a heart touching and eye opening experience for her.
Janine has always loved the outdoors and traveling. She has great memories of being with family and friends on vacations. Now a days she enjoys spending time with their son, Jeffrey James (J.J.), born in December 2013.
As the Hospital Administrator and Managing Partner, she feels very fortunate to currently have such a dedicated, caring and efficient staff. Knowing we have such a great team has allowed Janine to enjoy her new career and have more flexibility and quality family time.
Susana Martins – Office Manager
Susana has come from a background in human medicine where she started as a medical assistant for 5 1/2 years. She then decided to pursue her lifelong goal of working with animals and started in the veterinary field in February of 2016.
She started at Banfield as a veterinary assistant where shortly after she was promoted to a shift lead and, within a year, she was promoted to her own hospital as manager. In the course of her 4 1/2 years in management, Susana was managing a total of three hospitals for Banfield.
Susana’s goal and passion is to help provide the best quality medicine along with developing and managing strong veterinary teams.
When Susana is away from work she likes to enjoy her time with her family and cooking. She enjoys taking her two Boston Terriers Lily and Milo to the beach and parks.
Melissa Kavchok – Front Desk Supervisor
Lynn Dodds – Veterinary Technician and Receptionist
Jeannine McCollum – Veterinary Technician
Patti Judd – Surgery Technician
Chrissy Schimmel – Certified Veterinary Technician
Kimberly Piraino – Veterinary Technician
Maggie Bolton – Veterinary Technician
Hailey Jones – Veterinary Technician
Billy Gullifer – Veterinary Assistant
Vivienne Alex – Receptionist
Kayla Gowan – Receptionist
Gwen Steet – Receptionist
Debbie Gormly – Receptionist