Our Staff

Dr. Don Costlow

Dr. Don Costlow - Budd Lake Animal HospitalDr. 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. Vanessa Moore

Dr. Vanessa Moore - Budd Lake Animal HospitalDr. Vanessa Moore grew up in Clifton, NJ.  She attended Cook College at Rutgers State University where she majored in Pre-Veterinary Science.  She was involved in many different activities and clubs including the Rutgers University Equestrian Team in which she competed and led as the Captain.  Dr. Moore attended veterinary school at the Ohio State University where she graduated at the top of her class.  She then went on to complete an internship in Canada at a busy equine referral surgical facility. She worked as a successful equine veterinarian in Hunterdon County, NJ for 10 years. During this time she trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs.  In 2013 she began working in small animal practices and has been enjoying it ever since.  When not working, Dr. Moore spends time with her husband, their two small children, and her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Logan.


Dr. Kyle Horn

Dr. Kyle Horn - Budd Lake Animal HospitalEducation:  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


Amy D.

Amy D. - Office Manager - Budd Lake Animal HospitalAmy 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 B.

Ashley B. - Budd Lake Animal Hospital

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 L.

Carrie L. - Budd Lake Animal HospitalCarrie 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 H.

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 C.

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 G.

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.

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Our Hours of Operation

New Open 7 Days a Week!

Monday:  12:00 PM (noon) to 8:00 PM

Tuesday:  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Wednesday: 12:00 PM (noon) to 8:00 PM

Thursday:  10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Friday:  10:00 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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About Us

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

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