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New Jersey veterinary technician killed in motorcycle accident

Rebecca A. Malter
HomeCare Veterinary Services website

A 28-year-old veterinary technician died after her motorcycle collided with a car, reports The Cranbury Press on Thursday.

Rebecca A. Malter of Millstone was traveling south on Perrineville Road about 8 p.m. on Tuesday when her motorcycle collided with a northbound Kia Optima. The impact threw Malter from the motorcycle, which was then struck by another vehicle driving southbound.

Malter was pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. The drivers of the two vehicles were not injured, police said.

HomeCare Veterinary Services of Rocky Hill, where Malter worked as a veterinary technician, posted the heartbreaking news on their Facebook page. The post reads: “It is with overwhelming shock and grief that we reach out to the family and to the many people that Rebecca Malter touched in her too brief and so caring life. We loved her so, and enjoyed circling around her as our hub every day in our little clinic. Her precious good morning smile and efficient caring manner in handling anything will be so so incredibly missed.”

On their website, under the staff section, HomeCare Veterinary Services referred to Malter as a “talented and compassionate veterinary technician” and noted that Malter had many pets of her own.

A section entitled ‘Remembering Rebecca’ has been added to the website, asking people to leave ‘a kind memory’ of Rebecca. Website photos show Malter working with the animals she loved.

A moving post was left on Facebook by a woman who said that Malter had provided care to her two elderly cats. On the afternoon of the accident, the woman said, Malter had sent her a condolence message for one of her cats. She also included the rainbow bridge poem. The poem speaks of the happy time when once again you see and caress your long-lost beloved pet. Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together.

Information left on her Facebook page says there will be a viewing open to the public on September 2, 2014 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Peppler Funeral Home located at 114 South Main Street in Allentown.

Anyone who witnessed the accident is asked to call Officer Jangols at (732) 521-0222, extension 260.