About Us

About Us

Our goal is to facilitate and nourish the Human-Animal Bond while providing thorough and innovative personalized pet care to an exclusive, membership-based community.


Founders Dr. Nick Pope and Travis York came together through their shared dedication to quality service, love for animal health care, and desire for a more authentic and curated veterinary practice.

They dreamed up Symbios Animal Health based on their years of Experience in the industry, envisioning a model that is both client- and employee-centric, allowing for a model of care and community that is not only more holistic, but ultimately more wholesome for all involved.

•   OUR TEAM •

Nicholas Pope, DVM

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Nicholas Pope grew up on a farm in Oklahoma knowing he wanted to be a veterinarian from day one.  Dr. Pope’s grandmother was the office manager of a multidoctor clinic in his hometown, inspiring his desire for owning and operating veterinary hospitals and beginning his lifelong involvement in the veterinary industry.  He is passionate about delivering exceptional patient care, leadership development of his team members, and practice management.  He loves living in beautiful Hunterdon County on a small farm with his wife Elizabeth Pope, DVM, and his son, Benjamin. Dr. Popes life is filled with animals within and outside of the practice; two spoiled dogs, Eloise and Brody, and a small herd of cows, goats, and chickens. When not at any of the practices you can find him either fishing the Raritan, golfing, or driving around admiring his cows.  

Born in Brooklyn, NY but raised in central New Jersey, I was fond of all types of animals growing up. I went to undergrad at Rutgers University, where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and minored in Marine Biology. I then pursued my life’s dream by graduating with High Honors from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After vet school, I returned to Brooklyn to practice general medicine and surgery at Marine Park Veterinary Group. I was also lucky enough to work at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group as a staff ER doctor for several years. At the time it was the only 24-hour emergency and referral center in Brooklyn. In 2013 I helped open, and became the medical director, for Mill Basin Veterinary Clinic where I was able to develop strong bonds with clients and patients in the south Brooklyn neighborhood. Family brought me back to my roots in NJ in 2022. I am happy to have found a home working with Symbios Animal Health staff and look forward to meeting their valued clients and patients. Outside of veterinary medicine, I enjoy all things outdoorsy including hiking, running, gardening and even obstacle races. At home I enjoy crafting, movie time and spending time with my husband Joshua and 3 cats (Patrick, Eugene and Ham Sandwich) and rescue dog Micco.

Dr. Lipnicki


Maryanne Pavlick

Patient Advocate

Patient advocate, Maryanne Pavlick

Maryanne Pavlick began working at her hometown animal hospital as a teenager, which sparked her lifelong passion for animal care. She spent many years in the field of education but remained extensively involved with animal shelters, rescues and sanctuaries as an advocate and volunteer. In 2014 Maryanne returned to the field of veterinary medicine full-time at several hospitals as a Veterinary Technician, caring for surgical patients, hospitalized patients and families who want to provide the best for their pets.

Maryanne is devoted to providing compassion to every animal. She is passionate about building relationships with each family to ensure an experience that can truly enhance the Human-Animal Bond.

Fear Free Certified
Certified Nutrition Coach
Certified Therapeutic Nutrition Coach
Human-Animal Bond Certified

Meet Tyler Little, an experienced veterinary technician with a passion for animals. With two years working under Dr. David Howard, Tyler excels in providing exceptional care. Raised on a small Texas farm, his love for animals began with their first pet and continues with Bella, his 3-year-old shih tzu.

A devoted Houston sports fan, Tyler cheers for the Astros, Rockets, and Texans. He also enjoys a wide range of music genres. Known for establishing close connections with animals in the office, Tyler values the recognition that comes from tail wags and kisses as a sign of trust and bond. Tyler brings expertise and a genuine love for animals to our team.

Tyler Little

Patient Advocate

Robyn Sharpe

Patient Advocate

Robyn Sharpe is a compassionate professional with a lifelong love for animals. Originally a medical assistant and certified phlebotomist in OBGYN, Robyn’s career took a turn when she followed her calling to become a vet tech. With over a decade of experience, she seamlessly transitioned between tech roles and front desk responsibilities.

After three years at VCA, Robyn found her place at Symbios, where she enjoys a dual role in phones and tech work. Outside of work, she dedicates time to learning Spanish on Duolingo and finds peace in daily walks. Robyn’s commitment to animals and personal growth shines through in her role at Symbios.

Vincenza Cordasco has always been enthralled by the natural world and all the fascinating animals that inhabit it. As a child she dreamed of growing up to save animals and veterinary medicine has given her the tools to turn that childhood dream into a career. She studied veterinary nursing in an AVMA-accredited technician program and passed the VTNE to become a Credentialed Veterinary Technician in NJ. This however was only the beginning, and she learns every day from every pet and owner.

Vincenza has committed her career to using her technical skills, advanced certifications, and personal touch to make a unique impact on each of her clients that entrust their four-legged family members with her care. 

•    Fear Free Certified
•    Certified Nutrition Coach
•    Human-Animal Bond Certified

Vincenza Cordasco

Credentialed Veterinary Technician

Credentialed Veterinary Technician, Vincenza Cordasco