Our Staff

Our Veterinarians

Paul L. Henrich, D.V.M

Dr. Paul L. Henrich founded Tranquility Veterinary Clinic P.A. in 1974, and the practice has been in continuous operation ever since. He has been a member of the AVMA and NJVMA since receiving his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. Dr. Henrich has extensive experience with both cats and dogs, and he has been performing a large array of surgeries for over 40 years. He has seen considerable changes in medicine and surgery throughout that time, and he credits his associates with continually updating hospital protocols to remain current with the field’s developments.


Since Dr. Henrich and his wife Diane have raised their son and daughter, they now have more time for golf, riding their horses, and visiting with their six grandchildren. They reside on a farm in Green Township with their two horses, two cats, and their dog, Bond James Bond.


Linda Krotje-Wall, D.V.M.

Diplomate A.C.V.I.M

Dr. Linda Krotje-Wall graduated from Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978, after which she was employed for five years in a small animal practice in West Hartford, Connecticut. She then went on to complete a Small Animal Internal Medicine residency at Iowa State University from 1985-1987, and then held the position of clinical instructor in small animal medicine from 1987-1989. In 1988, she became board certified in Small Animal Internal Medicine.


In 1990, Dr. Krotje-Wall and her husband, Dr. Keith Wall, returned to the farm in Green Township where she grew up. She is employed part-time at Tranquility Veterinary Clinic, where her primary interests are in general medicine cases, dermatology, and ultrasonography. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Krotje-Wall is busy with her twins’ many activities in college and with operating a small farm consisting of chickens, a horse, 20 Simmental cattle, and a dog named Happy.


Michelle Hewitt, D.V.M.

Dr. Michelle Hewitt is a 1997 graduate of the North Carolina College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, which she attended after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from The College of St. Elizabeth in 1993. Upon completing her veterinary degree, Dr. Hewitt returned to New Jersey and joined Tranquility Veterinary Clinic. She is a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and NWNJVMA. Dr. Hewitt has special interest in renal disease, endocrine disease, dermatology, and geriatrics. She enjoys working with the competent and caring staff at Tranquility, as well as working as a team with her colleagues. Most of all, she enjoys helping to provide a good quality of life for pets and their families.



Dr. Hewitt is the proud owner of two rescued cats and a rescued dog.



Ryan Christensen, D.V.M.

Dr. Ryan E. Christensen joined Tranquility Veterinary Clinic as an Associate in March 2002, graduating with honors from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in May of the same year. Dr. Christensen also received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Monmouth University, where he graduated magna cum laude in May 1998. Prior to earning his DVM, he worked as a veterinary technician in several hospitals throughout New Jersey. Most of Dr. Christensen’s experience while attending Iowa State University focused on small animal medicine and surgery, which included a surgical externship at the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. His professional interests include small animal surgery and laser surgery. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the AVMA and NJVMA.



In his free time, Dr. Christensen enjoys spending time with his family, reading, mountain biking, and making trips to the Jersey Shore. Originally from Fords, NJ, he currently resides in Lake Tranquility with his wife Donna; sons Riley, Nicholas, and Jack; two cats; and a dog.