251 Atlantic City Blvd, Bayville, NJ 08721

tel: (732) 269-0003

Bayville Veterinary Hospital

About Our Hospital


Providing quality care for your companions.

Originally established in 1975 by Dr. Glenn McDowell, Bayville Veterinary Hospital has served pet owners in Bayville and the surrounding areas for over 40 years. Our main focus is to work with you to provide quality veterinary care for your pet at the best value possible. This has helped foster a strong relationship between our hospital and the community which results in our pets staying as healthy and as happy as possible


Our veterinarians and their team offer their wealth of experience in veterinary care for both healthy animals, in order to keep them that way, and for sick animals who need treatment with care and compassion. We treat our clients' animals the way we would want our animals treated.



Dr. Brianna M. McDowell BVM&S

Dr. McDowell joined Bayville Veterinary Hospital in 2015.  Daughter of Dr. Glenn McDowell, she is excited about fulfilling her dream of taking over the family practice and continuing to care for the area's pets for the next generation. She graduated in 2014 from the prestigious Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, United Kingdom and then returned to New Jersey and completed an Internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls. Her time was spent between working up difficult cases on a referral basis as well as dealing with emergencies and critical care patients. Having experienced the latest techniques and advances in veterinary medicine, she brings her expertise to the practice.

Dr. Andrew D. Lenton BVM&S

Dr. Lenton was born and raised near Liverpool, England. In 2007, he received a Masters degree in Physics and then received his veterinary degree in 2014 from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland. He then worked at a busy small animal practice in north Jersey before joining Bayville Veterinary Hospital in 2017.

Dr. Glenn R. McDowell VMD - retired!

Founder of Bayville Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Glenn McDowell received his veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. As a veterinarian he then cared for four decades of pets. Dr. Glenn McDowell has now retired and is enjoying his time gardening and woodworking but you may occasionally see him stopping by to eat the treats our clients bring in!


Karen Brandt

Karen Brandt is a Certified Veterinary Technician who has been employed by Bayville Veterinary Hospital since 1986.  She received her Animal Health Technician degree from the University of Maine at Orono in May 1985 and continues to stay up to date with new procedures and medicines with her continuing education. When not here, she is with her five cats (who love each other dearly tolerate one another to the utmost of their ability) and her family and friends [Yes. In that order. :) ]

Jamie Glading

Jamie has been at Bayville Veterinary Hospital since 2012. She is a veterinary technician proudly taking care of your fur babies by taking patient history in exam rooms, performing lab work, venipuncture, and assisting in reception when necessary.  She has three cats (Zoe, Daisy and Myah), and two dogs (Duncan and Buster). She is also married to her high school sweetheart. On the weekends she likes to go hiking with her dogs.

Tara Shannon

Tara is a veterinary technician and has been at Bayville Veterinary Hospital since 2012. She has six cats (Gemma, Juan-Carlos, Evee, Fiona, Layla and Sassy-Mei), two dogs (Frankie and Mags) and a rabbit (Kabuki). She is currently pursuing a degree at Camden County College to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When Tara is not working she enjoys watching football (Go Giants!), playing tennis and practicing her archery skills.

Gianna Governara

Hi I’m Gianna. I started working at Bayville Veterinary Hospital in 2019. I am currently working as a vet assistant and receptionist. I recently graduated from undergrad with a degree in animal science and looking to pursue my goal in becoming a veterinarian. Outside of work, I enjoy horseback riding and taking care of my horse India.


Ruth Augustinowicz

Ruth is the Office Manager and has worked here since 1990, having been a client since 1984!  She was married for 37 years to her best friend, Gregory and has three children, five grandkids and four step-grandkids. She currently has two Standard Poodles - Opal and Pearl, as well as too many cats to mention. As a member of Animal Birth Control, in her spare time she helps out with feeding and raising the orphaned kittens that are rescued.

Terri Endreson

Hi I’m Terri. I’ve been a receptionist here since 2018 after retiring from my county government job of almost 30 years. I have lived in Ocean County my entire life. I love spending time with my family, friends and my ‘mini farm’! I have three little pups, Hugo, Henri and Hobart, and my son has the rest of the farm! At this phase in my life I never expected to find a new wonderful family here at Bayville Veterinary Hospital.