Meet Our Team
Bernie Farrell VMD
Dr. Bernie Farrell grew up on a small farm in Newville, Pennsylvania. He was active in 4-H for many years and exhibited swine. He spent most summers as a kid working on his grandfather’s produce farm in Layton, New Jersey and he became very fond of the area. He attained his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 2003 and his veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Following graduation, he spent two years as an associate veterinarian at Straley Veterinary Clinic in Belfonte, Pennsylvania. In 2011, he moved to Layton and purchased Tranquility Large Animal Veterinary Service from Dr. Ron Bockbrader, who retired after many years of service in the area. Dr. Bernie specializes in cattle medicine and surgery. His areas of interest include reproduction, herd health, and surgery. While not working on cattle, Dr. Bernie enjoys hunting, fishing, vegetable farming, and spending time with his family.
Jane Farrell VMD
Dr. Jane Farrell grew up on a farm in Port Deposit, Maryland with dairy cattle and Thoroughbred racehorses. She was active in the 4-H dairy club for many years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Loyola University New Orleans in 2001 and her veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Jane spent one year as an associate veterinarian at Delta Equine Center in Vinton, Louisiana and two years at Greene, Lewis, and Associates in Folsom, Louisiana. In 2012, Dr. Jane became engaged to her former classmate Bernie Farrell and moved to New Jersey to partner with him at Valley Brook Veterinary Service. Dr. Jane primarily works on sheep, goats, and swine, but also sees a number of other species including camelids and poultry. She sees both commercial and pet animals of all of these species. When she is not working, Dr. Jane enjoys gardening, caring for her flock of Katahdin sheep, and spending time with Bernie and her two children Benny and Josephine.
Valley Brook Veterinary Service
PO Box 171
Layton, NJ 07851
Dr. Bernie Farrell: 717-991-0405
Dr. Jane Farrell: 973-670-6077
Hours: 8AM-4PM (Closed Weekends)
*Available for Emergencies 24/7*