Dr. Jeff Payne:
Tragedy struck in 2009 when Retta was diagnosed with fast-acting pancreatic cancer. We lost her in November of that year.
Restructuring took place at Somerset Veterinary Hospital, P.C. in 2011 and now Dr. Jeff is very pleased to be working with Dr. Penny Iliff and Dr. Robert Henry. We continue to add new services to provide the best medicine and surgery possible for our patients. Dr. Jeff greatly enjoys working with pets and their families and providing both medical and surgical care.
New and exciting in Dr. Jeff's life was his July 2014 marriage to the former Carolyn LaBute. They enjoy traveling, puttering in the gardens and fields around the farm, bicycling and hiking in Somerset County and playing with the dogs which now include Yorkies Kota and Chloe. Dr. Jeff enjoys hunting with his shorthair Apple (pictured here with Teal who passed away in 2012). He recently added Sora (pictured), a rather energetic German Shorthair Pointer to the mix and (usually) enjoys training her to be a bird dog.
Dr. Penny Iliff
Dr. Penny Iliff is a graduate of the University of Florida. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and was raised in Bradenton, Florida. Penny worked for many years as a certified veterinary technician before earning her DVM at the University of Florida. After graduation she worked in a small animal hospital and emergency practice in Tallahassee, Florida. She moved to Somerset County and began working at Somerset Veterinary Hospital in July 2011. Her special interests include feline medicine, dentistry and surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (http://www.catvets.com ). She currently has 4 cats (Isaac, Dharma, Rosie and Carl) and 2 dogs (Panda and Sydney). She enjoys hiking, bicycling and playing with her daughter.