Our Team

Dr. Don Costlow

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

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. Caitlin Verhalen

Dr. Caitlin Verhalen

Dr. Verhalen joined the Newton Veterinary team in February of 2018. She was born and raised in New Jersey most of her life. She received her BS in Biology and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in January 2018 after completing her clinical year at Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine in Indiana. Her veterinary interests include preventative medicine and dermatology.

When she is not working or spending time with her own dogs, Dr. Verhalen enjoys being with her family and friends, especially cooking at home with everyone. Dr. Verhalen takes any chance to get outdoors for hikes or long runs around her neighborhood.

Amy D.

Amy D.

Amy is Budd Lake Animal Hospital's Practice Manager and has been a team member since their grand opening in 2011. She has had the honor of leading the Budd Lake team in providing excellent medical care and superior customer service. Amy has the joy of being involved in every aspect of veterinary care for the Budd Lake community. She is constantly leading her team to go above and beyond with each patient, ensuring that they receive the best healthcare possible. You and your pet can rest assure that she has your pets best interest at heart. When Amy is pulled away from her work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, their three daughters, and hound mix, George. She also enjoys cooking, crafting, and painting.

Jessy D.

Jessy D.

Jessy is Budd Lake Animal Hospital’s Operation Manager and has been a team member since 2018. She oversees the hospital’s operations and is committed in making our patients and their family’s experience a positive one each and every time. Jessy loves interacting with all of our patients and loves sharing those experiences on our Facebook page. During her free time you will find her spending time with her husband and their two dogs, Levi and Creel, and their crazy cat, Esther.

Dana B.

Dana B.

Dana joined our team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital as a Client Service Representative. She absolutely loves meeting and getting to know all of our clients and our patients. Dana has found her fur-ever career here and loves learning new things every day. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter and going shopping.

Karen T.

Karen T.

Karen joined our team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital as our Phone Representative. After having a very successful career of 40 years with the government, she retired and jumped on the opportunity to work here. Karen has been a client of our hospital for 10 years and feels honored to be a part of a team that helps to get and keep all of our patients happy and healthy! Karen’s love for animals is immeasurable! When Karen is not working, she loves gardening, spending time with her family, friends, and of course her fur babies, Max, Brody, Toby, Cooney, Jasmine, and Taffy.

Andrea G.

Andrea G.

Andrea joined our team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital as a Client Service Representative. She graduated from Centenary University in 2014 with a major in History and Political Science. She enjoys meeting and interacting with all of our patients. She is our trusted morale booster and lends a helping hand wherever she can. When Andrea is not working, she loves spending time with her husband, their two children, and their dog, Jordy. She also enjoys fitness and cooking.

Lindsay G.

Lindsay G.

Lindsay is Budd Lake Animal Hospital’s Senior Technician and enjoys providing all aspects of animal care. She absolutely loves getting to know each of our furry patients. She loves assisting our doctors in surgery. You and your pet can rest assure that they are in caring hands with her! When Lindsay is not working, she enjoys shopping, watching movies, and hanging out with friends.

Jess T.

Jess T.

I am currently attending Fairleigh Dickinson University, majoring in psychology, and am finishing my junior year of college. Growing up I have always had a love for animals so when I had the opportunity to work as a Kennel Attendant summer of 2019, I immediately jumped on it! Since my first day of working at Budd Lake Animal Hospital, I instantly fell in love with the job. A short time after working as a Kennel Attendant I was given the opportunity to train to become a technician. With this and a lot of hands-on experience, I am happy to be a part of this team and help animals every day. When I am not taking care of your pets, I enjoy shopping, furthering my education, and playing with my own dogs Brody and Jasper. 

Becky H.

Becky H.

I have been a technician for about six years and cannot seem to stop falling in love with every pet that comes in the door! From the tiniest kittens to the largest Danes, I take pride in taking care of their health. In the fall of 2021, I will start my graduate program to fulfill my dream of becoming a veterinarian. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, horseback riding with my sister, and wrestling my 2-year-old hound mix named Marshmallow. 

Ryan G.

Ryan G.

Since graduating from Mount Ida College and receiving my associates in Science in Veterinary Technology, I joined the team at Budd Lake Animal Hospital. I have always had a passion for animals and have quickly excelled my technician skills to general technician duties to assisting in surgical procedures. I have grown up with small and large animals and have always been interested in veterinary medicine. When I’m not at work I like spending time outdoors with my dogs. 

Jenn T.

Jenn T.

I am currently attending online school for my master’s in Sociology, and keep finding myself working with animals. I started out in our Client Services department and after gaining much medical knowledge, I had the opportunity to train as a technician. I knew I wanted to work more hands-on with all of the animals, so jumped right in. My absolute passion is caring for all of our patients every day and learning new things. When I am not at work you will find me with my girlfriend and our two dogs, Cooney and Toby, working out at the gym, or going shopping.

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