Call Us: (908) 852-3515
94 US Highway 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(for GPS use Washington, NJ)
Meet Our Team
Dr. Don Costlow
Dr. Don Costlow received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in 1985. He is a 1990 graduate of the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. During his studies in veterinary school, he was inducted into the Phi Zeta Organization for academic excellence. From May 1991 to June 1997, Dr. Costlow was the Chief Veterinarian at an animal emergency and critical care facility outside of Cleveland, Ohio. He appeared regularly on FOX Television’s “Good Day Cleveland”, where he presented various topics on pet healthcare. Dr. Costlow took over as President of Newton Veterinary Hospital in July of 1997 and founded the Animal Emergency Hospital of NJ in 2002. He was President of the NWNJVMS in 2004 and an active member of AVMA and AAHA. He is currently a member of Newton Rotary (Past President 2008-2009; member since 1997) and:
• Member Board of Directors Sussex County Red Cross
• Member Board of Directors Newton Memorial Hospital
• NMH fund raising committee Chairperson
• Rotary golf Outing Committee 2007-current
• Chair of the Twilight Golf Outing to benefit Bristol Glen 2009, 2010, 2011
• Initiated Pet First Aid program with Red Cross
• Initiated Pet Blood drive with Red Cross
• Initiated Pets and People Weight Loss and Exercise Program with the Sussex County YMCA
• Initiated “Pet Pictures with Santa” to raise money for BARKS animal shelter
• Former member Board of Directors of Sussex Community College; former Secretary
• Former member Board of Directors Sussex County Economic Development Partnership- Former Chairman
• Chair SCCC Annual Ball 2007
Dr. Kyle Horn
Education: Undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Science) in Animal Science at Cornell University
Graduate degree (Veterinary Medicine): University of Pennsylvania
Resident: North Jersey my whole life
Vet Interests: Soft tissue surgery and Radiology
Other Interests: Outdoor activities, weight training, fishing and hunting
Dr. Terri Schneider
Dr. Terri Schneider grew up in Flanders, NJ and worked in several area vet hospitals while attending Mount Olive High School and during Undergraduate Studies at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA.
Dr. Schneider graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She was published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine while a student in veterinary school.
After graduating veterinary school in Ohio, she returned to her home state and currently resides in Budd Lake, NJ. She has been practicing both Emergency and Preventative Medicine in Morris and Sussex County since 1995.
Dr. Schneider joined The Newton Veterinary Hospital Group in November 2007 and has spent the last 10 years practicing emergency and preventative medicine at the 24 Hour Newton Vet location.
She has special interests in Feline medicine, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel medicine, Soft tissue surgery and Ophthalmology. Dr. Schneider has also bred and shown CFA registered Himalayan and Persian cats.
When not at work, Dr. Schneider enjoys anything outdoors-notably nature walks with her dogs, fishing and gardening. When forced to be indoors, she enjoys reading, cooking and music. Dr. Schneider has two cats, PT and Quill (also known as her wrecking crew), and three Highly spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Rusty and Sprite who came from rescues with medical issues and Tucker, the newest and most energetic family member.
Dr. Darlene Fletcher
Dr. Fletcher was born and raised in the great state of New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree at Rutgers University, with a double major in Animal Nutrition and Animal Science, and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1995, after completing her senior year at Oklahoma State University. Her veterinary interests include dog and cat behavior, soft tissue surgery and chronic pain management protocols. Outside work, Dr. Fletcher performs charity work with Order of the Eastern Stars, enjoys Aikido and yoga, and taking long hikes with her 2 Pomeranians, Karl Lagerfeld and Ziggy Smalls. On Game Day, she roots for Rutgers, Oklahoma State, and anyone who is playing against Texas.
Amy is our Office Manager at Budd Lake Animal Hospital and has been assisting clients since their grand opening in September 2011. She has been working with animals for a number of years and enjoys learning new things about animal care and the ever-changing world of veterinary medicine.
When Amy is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and their rambunctious three young daughters. Amy has a very energetic dog named George and a very handsome cat named Rascal Kitty. She also enjoys baking, crafting, and painting.
Ashley joined Budd Lake Animal Hospital as a Client Service Representative and is now part of Budd Lake's Veterinary Technician team. Ashley graduated from the University of Vermont majoring in Art Education but has always been a huge animal lover. Growing up she wanted to become a veterinarian and is so excited to be working with animals and learning new things every day.
When Ashley is not working she enjoys painting, practicing yoga, long walks on the beach, and crafting with friends. She also enjoys taking hikes with her Karelian Bear Dog, named Bandit.
Carrie has been a valued team member with both Newton Veterinary Hospital as an experienced technician since 2007 and a detailed pet groomer for Budd Lake Animal Hospital since 2012. She definitely learned her grooming skills from the best; teaching her all the necessary skills and tricks to become the awesome stylist she is today. Carrie’s love for animals exceeds into her technician position as an ICU pet nurse and assisting doctors in surgery. Through grooming, Carrie feels the most joy when she sees how the pets look before and after.
When Carrie is not working, she loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband and three outgoing young children. She also enjoys trail riding her Arabian horse, Beau, and playing with her two Australian Shepherds, Kaiden and Maverick.
Nicole joined our team at Budd Lake in October 2017 as a Client Service Representative and is inspired every day by her love of animals. The only thing that she enjoys more than learning more about veterinary medicine each day, is getting to see all of the amazing pets who come to Budd Lake Animal Hospital.
When Nicole is not working, she loves to spend time with her family, which includes her three cats, Jinx, Voodoo and Minerva. She also likes to spend her time reading, baking, and attending hockey games with friends.
Tracy joined our team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital in November 2017 as a Client Service Representative. She was born and raised in Hackettstown, NJ and earned her BA in Mathematics at Centenary University.
Tracy previously was a veterinary receptionist in St. James, Missouri and has been in the veterinary field ever since. She enjoys educating clients and forming lasting relationships with furry patients. When it comes to her personal life, Tracy enjoys spending time with her son Ethan and her weimaraner, Revis.
Lindsay joined our team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital in October 2017 as a Veterinary Assistant, after starting at our sister hospital, Newton Veterinary Hospital. She enjoys learning all aspects of animal care and getting to know each of our furry patients. Lindsay plans on broadening her technician skills; anticipating for the future to assist in surgery.
When Lindsay is not working she enjoys shopping, watching movies, hanging with friends, and getting caught in the rain.
Our Hours of Operation As of 1/1/18
New Open 7 Days a Week!
Monday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM (noon) to 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM (noon) to 8:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Welcome to the Budd Lake Animal Hospital, located on US Highway 46. Budd Lake Animal Hospital is owned and operated by Dr. Don Costlow, also the owner of the Newton Veterinary Hospital, the only 24-hour veterinary hospital in Sussex County, NJ.
Address: 94 US Highway 46, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
(for GPS use Washington, NJ)
Phone: (908) 852-3515
FAX: (908) 852-3528