Dr. Ryan E. Christensen received 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.
Sarah Jones holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the College of New Jersey, and went on to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Most of all, Dr. Jones is elated to be a part of an amazing hospital team that truly cares about its patients and clients, and to serve a wonderful community of pets and people. She has areas of professional interest in behavior medicine and clinical pathology. In addition, Dr. Jones is Fear Free Certified in an effort to make veterinary visits a more pleasurable experience for pets and their owners.
In 2007, Dr. Jones began shadowing an equine veterinarian. Eager to learn more, in 2009, she started working as a laboratory technician at an equine hospital and shadowed at a small-animal clinic until it was time to attend veterinary school. In 2016, she completed a student externship at Tranquility Veterinary Clinic.
Beagles have been a part of Dr. Jones' family all of her life. It's her favorite breed! Outside of the hospital environment, Dr. Jones owns and cares for horses, cats, dogs, fish and chickens. In her free time, Dr. Jones enjoys crocheting, knitting, weaving, and other yarn crafts, and volunteering at Germania Park in Dover, NJ, a German-American culture club that holds events where the public can experience German food, dance, music, and traditions. She has also been a horseback rider for over 20 years.
Dr. Paramesh Kurapti is an Associate Veterinarian at Tranquility Veterinary Clinic. Born and raised on a farm, his love of animals began early in his life and he enjoys working with all types of pets! His professional interests include medicine and surgery of all companion animals, including exotic mammals. Dr. Kurapati has extensive clinical and research experience along with teaching. He has taught Anatomy and Physiology of domestic animals along with disease management of animals for pre-vet students at University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!) While working as a veterinarian, Dr. Kurapati also earned an MBA in HealthCare administration.
In his free time, Dr. Kurapti loves traveling, as he has been to 38 states, a few countries in Central America, and an extensive road trip of Route 66. He also enjoys badminton, learning languages, listening to music, and working on public health related issues. In addition, he loves spending time with his wife who is a professor at Geisinger Medical School, and their adorable two year old ShihTzu "Neon".
Dr. Darnelle Blackman is the newest Veterinarian at Tranquility Veterinary Clinic! Dr. Blackman received his Bachelor of Science in Biology/Pre-medicine from Bloomfield College in 2011 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from St. George’s University in 2019. His areas of professional interest include surgery, dermatology, and internal medicine. Dr. Blackman’s favorite part about working in the veterinary field is being able to provide quality veterinary medicine and education to clients. Dr. Blackman was born and raised in Trinidad until he was 19 years old. He moved to the United States in 2006 and relocated to New Jersey in early 2021 with his fiancée and their two adopted Conures (type of parrots) named Zazu and Pretty. In his free time, Dr. Blackman enjoys working out, running, playing soccer, and working in the yard. A fun fact about Dr. Blackman is that he was a NJCAA Men’s Soccer All American defensive player in 2006-07 before an ankle injury that almost ended his career. After a full recovery, he made the NCAA All Conference first team! In addition to his work in the veterinary field, Dr. Blackman also worked for Pfizer Inc. for 5 years doing research and development on vaccines.
Jennifer Zanetti is Tranquility Veterinary Clinic's Hospital Manager. She began working in the veterinary field in 1992 as a receptionist/assistant in a small animal practice, which led her to her first practice management position.
She says she always has had a strong sense of compassion and empathy towards animals and loves being around them. Caring for animals, along with her interest in biology and chemistry, led her down the path of veterinary medicine. She's also had the opportunity to work with many different specialties as a certified veterinary technician, including wildlife, exotics, and zoo medicine, equine, and small animals. Her areas of professional interest include ultrasound, pain management, and improving the client and patient experience through communication and low stress handling.
Jennifer currently shares a home with her husband, three dogs, cat, two geckos, two guinea pigs, and also enjoys spending time with her Appaloosa/Thoroughbred horse, Liam James. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, ATV's, and teaching her horse how to smile on command!
Located off of Decker Pond Rd. Directly across from Evergreen Park and next to Tranquility Church.