WestfieldVeterinarians

Westfield NJ veterinarian, Dr. Anthony LoomisAnthony Loomis, DVM - Hospital Director

When Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Loomis, received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, he was also the recipient of the World Animal Care Foundation Award - recognition that is bestowed upon the student who best promotes the importance of the human/animal bond. He also studied animal science at the University of Georgia (from which he graduated with honors). It is this kind of compassion for animals that drives Dr. Loomis every day.

Today, Dr. Loomis has a special interest in surgery and the treatment of exotic pets, and is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

Dr. Loomis is married with two children, an English bulldog named Munchkin and a cockatiel named Lightning that lives at the clinic. He is a member of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce and is on the South Plainfield, NJ, Board of Health.

Dr. Loomis purchased Westfield Animal Hospital in 2012, along with Dr. Scott Linick.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Kathleen NeumannKathleen Neumann, DVM

Dr. Kathleen Neumann joined Westfield Animal Hospital in June of 2012 having previously worked at a general practice in Northern Westchester. A New Jersey native, Dr. Neumann grew up in Princeton and is happy to be back in the Garden State.

Dr. Neumann earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Minnesota where she participated in the University's Summer Scholars Program and was James Ford Bell Jr. Memorial Award recipient. Following veterinary school she completed an internship in Medicine and Surgery at Bergh Memorial Hospital of the ASPCA.

Dr. Neumann enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine and has a strong appreciation for the human animal bond. She spends much of her free time with her two cats, Lexington and Little Wayne Gretzky, and also Layla, her lovable lab mix and hiking companion. She enjoys cooking with her husband and just about any activity that involves being outside, especially if there is a lake or ocean involved.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Shannon CabellShannon Cabell, DVM

As a recent graduate from veterinary school, Dr. Shannon Cabell brings with her a fresh perspective of veterinary medicine and pet care. Dr. Cabell grew up in New Jersey and attended Brandeis University for her undergraduate studies. While there, she received the Martin Luther King, Jr. scholarship and performed research at Dr. Pepperberg's laboratory (Dr. Pepperberg is a scientist noted for her studies in animal cognition, particularly in relation to parrots) and tested the cognitive abilities of African grey parrots. She was also the co-founder of the university's Martin Luther King and Friends Club. Dr. Cabell earned her bachelor's degree in biology in 2009 and continued her education at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her Veterinary Business Management Association certificate while there and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Cabell's professional interests include neurology, dentistry and practice management.

When not working, Dr. Cabell enjoys spending her time playing and watching various sports. Growing up, she participated on local swim, basketball and softball teams. She also enjoys zumba, dancing, and spending time with family and friends. In the future, she hopes to travel more and learn to speak Italian and Portuguese.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Margaret JableckiMargaret Jablecki, DVM

Dr. Margaret Jablecki joins the Westfield group this September. She completed her undergraduate studies at Becker College with a bachelor's degree in Veterinary Science. The years preceding veterinary school Dr. Jablecki spent as a veterinary technician in a specialty hospital. Her time there enforced the importance of the human animal bond and her desire to pursue a veterinary degree. She graduated from the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation she returned to the Northeast to complete a small animal internship at Oradell Animal Hospital and since has spent the last four years as an emergency veterinarian in a specialty hospital in New Jersey. Dr. Jablecki has a strong interest in internal medicine, pain management and the human animal bond. She looks forward to being a part of your pets' lifelong healthcare.

Dr. Jablecki enjoys spending her days off with her darling dog, Marshall and the new addition to her family, a rambunctious kitten, Melvin. She is an avid soccer fan, loves spending time at the beach, and outdoors in general. She has a strong interest in fine art, music, theatre, and travel.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer SmithJennifer Smith, DVM

Dr. Jennifer Smith joined the medical team at Westfield Animal Hospital in April 2017. Originally from Butler, NJ, she grew up with several pets and considered working with animals to be a dream job. Now as a practicing veterinarian, she carries that same compassion each day and enjoys making sure that our patients get the best care possible.

Dr. Smith attended Seton Hall University where she studied biology and chemistry as a Provost Scholar. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2004. After college, Dr. Smith attended Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2008.

Throughout college and veterinary school, Dr. Smith worked as a certified veterinary technician at an emergency and specialty hospital. Her professional interests include pain management and emergency and critical care. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.

At home, Dr. Smith has a Russian Blue cat named Linus, a Persian cat named Lucy and a domestic shorthair cat named Bee. They are all rescues/strays. Dr. Smith met her husband Lawrence while they were both at Seton Hall. He works as an accountant. In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys reading, crafts, hiking and traveling.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Scott LinickScott Linick DVM, FAVD - Retired

Dr. Scott Linick is the co-owner and director of Westfield Animal Hospital. He attended Michigan State University and Louisiana State University as an undergraduate. He then attended Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1982. He has practiced at Plainfield Animal Hospital in South Plainfield, NJ since 1982, his entire professional career and now practices at Westfield Animal hospital as well.

Dr. Linick has always had an interest in veterinary dentistry and in 1997 he became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, one of only 95 Fellows worldwide. Until recently, Dr. Linick was on the Academy's Board of Directors. As a Fellow, Dr. Linick is trained in advanced dental procedures. These include; endodontics (root canals and vital pulpotomies), restorative dentistry (crowns and fillings), orthodontics (braces and other appliances), oral surgery, and oral medicine. He has lectured and taught dentistry locally, nationally and internationally. Of course, he still performs basic dentistry and cleanings. Dr. Linick strongly believes that a healthy mouth provides pets with healthier and happier lives.

Dr. Linick and his wife Karen, have 3 children, Christopher, Erica, and Ashley. Other family members include a dog, Cali and 2 cats, Josie and Kayla. In his leisure time Dr. Linick enjoys playing golf, traveling, and watching professional and college sports.

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Westfield veterinarian, Dr. Ronald SwistRonald Swist, DVM - Retired

After more than 35 years of practicing veterinary medicine and being a part of Westfield Animal Hospital, Dr. Ronald Swist finally made the decision to retire in August 2014!

We would like to thank Dr. Ronald Swist for his many years of dedicated service to the people of Westfield and their pets. He is a valued member of the community and has brought great experience to the hospital. We will miss him greatly and we wish him all the best in his future adventures!

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