Dr. Robert Mankowski
When asked what he finds most satisfying about being a veterinarian, Dr. Mankowski says it's the ability to improve the quality of life of an animal through surgical intervention or by medically managing a disease. "In my first year of practice, I remember never giving up on a little Yorkie who was suffering from acute renal failure caused by leptospirosis," he said. "After 10 days of hospitalization here with intensive nursing care, he survived and went on to live many more happy years." Dr. Mankowski attributes his desire to become a veterinarian from his family's, friends', and teachers' support and encouragement.
Dr. Mankowski's professional interests include surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, and the South Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Mankowski has three dogs of his own: Chewy, Cinnamon, and Brinley and a Cat named Boo. Dr. Mankowski also co-owns the the farm surrounding the hospital and all of the animals on it, including goats, sheep, ducks, chickens, and emus. He enjoys being outside on the farm visiting the animals and performing farmwork with the John Deere tractor.
When not working, Dr. Mankowski enjoys boating, swimming, fishing, and going to Phillies games with his friends and family. "My favorite place is the Jersey shore and I love spending time there with my family," he says. He and his wife, Candace, also stay very busy keeping up with their 2 children and all of their sports and activities.