Tranquility Veterinary Clinic

Meet Our Team

At Tranquility Veterinary Clinic, we’re incredibly proud of the team of veterinary experts and passionate animal lovers we’ve assembled to provide the best possible care and service. Everyone from veterinarians to our support staff want nothing more than to help keep your pets healthy and happy.

Ryan Christensen

DVM & Co-Owner

Dr. Ryan E. Christensen received Cat-friendly-vet-profile.png his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Monmouth University, where he graduated with magna cum laude honors in 1998. He then pursued his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors in 2002 and immediately joining Tranquility Veterinary Clinic. Throughout his education, Dr. Christensen worked as a veterinary technician in several hospitals in New Jersey. While at Iowa State University, his experience focused on small animal medicine and surgery, including a surgical externship at the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha. Dr. Christensen's professional interests include small animal surgery and laser surgery, and he is a member of the AVMA and NJVMA.

When he is not at the clinic, Dr. Christensen's favorite activities are spending time with his family, mountain biking, and making trips to the Jersey Shore. He currently resides in Lake Tranquility with his wife Donna, their sons Riley, Nicholas, and Jack, two cats, and a dog.

Andrea Antonelli


Dr. Andrea Antonelli is a Veterinarian at Tranquility Veterinary Clinic. She attended the Ohio State University in 2003 for her Masters of Science, and went on to earn her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. Her areas of professional interest include nutrition, and exotic and wildlife medicine. Dr. Antonelli has had a love for animals since her childhood, and has worked every position in the veterinary field since 1990.
Growing up in Parsippany, NJ, she currently resides there with her two German Shepherds, Blitz and Boris, fourteen large parrots, two iguanas over four feet long, one cat, and one rat. In her spare time she works on her military Humvee and she is also a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Devon House

Associate VMD

Dr. Devon House is the newest Associate Veterinarian with Tranquility Veterinary Clinic. Dr. House received her Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University in New Brunswick for Pre-Veterinary Medicine in 2017. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022, graduating Summa cum laude. Her areas of professional interest include neurology, ophthalmology, and acupuncture.

Dr. House's veterinary career began in 2014 when she worked as kennel staff at her local veterinary hospital. After shadowing a veterinarian family friend, she immediately knew veterinary medicine was her calling. Even through her years of veterinary school, Dr. House remained a technician’s assistant with any off time she had. According to Dr. House, the veterinary profession is the perfect combination of all her interests in one place: teaching; science; problem-solving; giving back to the community; the necessity for continual learning, growth, and medical discovery; and the most adorable patients.

Dr. House grew up in Clinton, New Jersey, and recently relocated to Tranquility with her 13-year-old chihuahua named Sigmund by her side. Outside of using her science-driven mind at work, Dr. House has quite an artistic side! She enjoys painting, attending live music, board games, reading, dance, Broadway, travel and much more.

Dena Castellani


Dr. Dena Castellani received her Associate Degree of Science at Raritan Valley Community College and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland for Pre-Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and 2018. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022. Her professional interests include behavior and exotics.

Dr. Dena grew up in Alexandria Township, New Jersey, and first began working in the veterinary field at the age of 14 as a kennel assistant. She first was noted to want to be a veterinarian when her mom walked in to find her watching Animal Planet ER at the age of 5! Her love of veterinary medicine and animals took off from there. She now has quite the combination of animals between her house and her parents including 6 dogs, 2 cats, a rabbit, chickens, goats, and miniature horses. Outside of the clinic Dr Dena can be found hiking with her 3 dogs (Angel, Stevie Wonder, and Indiana Bones), camping, kayaking, or riding horses.

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Located off of Decker Pond Rd. Directly across from Evergreen Park and next to Tranquility Church.

Phone: 908-852-7800

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