Route 516 Animal Hospital
Our Veterinarians Want The Best For Your Pet
Your pet will receive the highest quality care when they visit our hospital. From routine checkups to emergency treatments, 516 Animal Hospital has got it all covered! Learn more about the amazing team that will be taking care of your pet below.
Dr. Gale Flanagan, Medical Director
Dr. Rebecca Aguilar
Dr. Rebecca Aguilar Joined our hospital in May of 2018. She completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Rutgers University in 2014 and then went on to earn her veterinary degree from The Ohio State University in 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with her Labrador Retriever, Jedi. A fun fact about Dr. Aguilar is that she loves to sit in the sun and read a good book!
Dr. Michael Cummings
Dr. Marni Cohen
Dr. Karen Radano
Bio coming soon!
Raelynn, Practice Manager
Katie, Practice Manager
Katie joined our hospital in January 2008 as a CSR. Throughout her career here, she has continuously grown into many different leadership roles until finally becoming a practice manager in November of 2021. In her spare time Katie loves to do her favorite role of all, being a mom and spending time with her three children Parker, Maggie, Eli, her Husband Scott and her two cats. She also loves to cook, garden, spend time with friends and jam out to some good 90’s hip hop in her mom van! A fun fact about Katie is that she was a baby model which led her to be a guest on the Merv Griffin show.
Rachel, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Rachel joined our hospital in March of 2022 but has been in the vet field since about 2010. One of her biggest achievements in her career was getting her license and being able to practice emergency medicine. In her spare time, Rachel likes to play soccer, go hiking or attend comedy shows. A fun fact about Rachel is that she is obsessed with Pitbull’s, especially her own named Roo and always strives to be the best fur mom and human mom she can be!
Melissa, Veterinary Technician
Melissa joined the hospital in May of 2016 but has been in the industry since 2001. She has always loved animals and it shows how she cares for them. Her goal is to one day move to Florida and soak up the sunshine with her family and her 2 dogs. In her spare time, Melissa loves to travel and can often be found planning her next trip somewhere fun. A fun fact about Melissa is that aside from dogs and cats she has a love for horses and goes horseback riding whenever she can!
Danielle, Certified Veterinary Technician
Melissa, Veterinary Technician
Jamie, Technician Assistant
Jamie joined the hospital in September of 2019 but has been in the field since 2017. Her goal is to become a certified veterinary technician and one day expand her knowledge to work with large animals. She recently accomplished training as a surgery technician and looks forward to continuing to grow in surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys cuddling with her cats and playing Xbox. A fun fact about Jamie is that she considers herself the hospital clown and loves to keep us all laughing!
Emily, Technician Asistant
Emily joined the practice in September of 2019. One of her biggest accomplishments is receiving her approved veterinary assistant license but she hopes to continue her education and become a certified veterinary technician. Emily is always willing to learn and recently added performing dental surgeries to her list of accomplishments! In her spare time, she enjoys attending concerts, playing Xbox, and watching horror movies. A fun fact about Emily is that she never learned how to swim or ride a bike!
Lindsey, Technician Assistant
Lindsey joined our hospital in May of 2021 as a kennel assistant. Since then, she has begun training as a tech assistant. Lindsey is currently in school at Rutgers University and hopes to continue to vet school and become a large mammal veterinarian. In her spare time, Lindsey loves to hang out with her friends, travel, watch Netflix and hang out with her two dogs Ginger and Cooper. A fun fact about Lindsey is that she won first place in the Rutgersag field day animal handling and fitting competition with her goat Figi!
Lydia Technician Assistant
Lydia joined the hospital in October of 2019 as a kennel assistant and worked her way up to a tech assistant in February of 2021. She is currently in school for medical imaging sciences and is expected to graduate in May 2022. She will be continuing her education and attending Rutgers school of health professions for diagnostic medical sonography. Lydia hopes to become a pediatric ultrasound technician and possibly one day move back to the vet field to do diagnostic medical sonography for animals. In her spare time, she loves to hike and play with her dogs. A fun fact about Lydia is that she loves to express herself at EDM shows and attend as many musical festivals as she can.
Bri, Technician Assistant
Bri joined our Hospital in March of 2021. She is currently in school in to become a certified veterinary technician and is halfway through! In true cat lady fashion, Bri loves to spend time with her four cats Moo, Lucas, Pumpkin, and Tuesday. A fun fact about Bri is that she enjoys watching Marvel movies and shopping on Etsy!
Sarahjane, Technician Assistant
Lori, Lead Client Service Representative
Lori joined our hospital in February of 2020. Prior to joining the vet industry, Lori worked in human medical offices which gave her the skills and knowledge to adjust quickly to helping furry patients instead. In her spare time, Lori loves to cook, catch up on her favorite tv shows, or spend time with her husband, son, and cat Gumby. A fun fact about Lori is that she loves horses and often takes trips to ride the Clydesdales in Pennsylvania!
Rachel, Client Service Representative
Rachel joined the hospital in February of 2017 as a part-time CSR. Since then, she has worked her way up to be one of our full-time seniors. She has always had a love for animals and can always be caught taking a picture of our furry clients. In her spare time, Rachel loves to go on adventures with her son, play bingo or spend time with friends. A fun fact about Rachel is that she loves to make people laugh and can always be counted on to put a smile on your face!
Amanda,Client Service Representative
Amanda joined our hospital in October of 2020. She has lived in Old Bridge all her life and graduated from Old Bridge Highschool. Amanda has always had a love for animals and is happy that she has now made it her career to help them. In her spare time, Amanda loves to spend time with her friends and family. A fun fact about Amanda is that in addition to her dog Zoey she has a bearded dragon, fish, and 3 pet mice!
Helen, Client Service Representative
Helen started working with us in November of 2019. She has found her calling working in the vet industry and hopes to continue helping pets live healthier lives every day. In her spare time, she loves to read a good book, exercise, or spend time with her own fur babies and her family. A fun fact about Helen is that she can wiggle her ears!