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. Glenn R. McDowell VMD

Dr. McDowell received his degree as veterinary medical doctor from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971. He began his own veterinary practice in 1975 and named it Bayville Veterinary Hospital. Since then he has cared for four decades of pets! He and his wife Barbara have four daughters and over the years have had many pets including several cats, a cockatiel, a chinchilla, three guinea pigs, two hamsters, two English Setters, and a Westie! In his spare time, he enjoys baking bread, woodworking, reading, and gardening. He also especially enjoys visiting his daughters and his five grandchildren!

Dr. Brianna M. McDowell BVM&S

Dr. Brianna 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. Brianna graduated in 2014 from the prestigious Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She 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 New Jersey for almost 3 years before joining Bayville Veterinary Hospital in 2017.


Karen Brandt

Karen is a Certified Veterinary Technician and joined the Bayville Veterinary Hospital team in 1986.  (That's not a typo - that's '86.)  She graduated from Ocean County College and went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Orono with a Veterinary Technician degree.  Her care for animals started at home when there were always multiple pets in the house.  At the moment she has three cats (Kippy, Beetle, and Drake.) She is a member of the New Jersey Veterinary Technician and Assistants and the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America which both encourage continuing education.  When she's not at work, she volunteers her time with her nephews' scout troop in Bayville.  She has become a gamer, thanks to her nephews, but will also get out to play some mini-golf on occasion.

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 five cats (Zoe, Oreo, Daisy, Myah and Phoebe), and a King Shepherd named Dargo. She is also married to her high school sweetheart. Her hobbies outside of Bayville Veterinary Hospital include photography, soap-making, and hiking.

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 two rabbits (Kabuki and Mocha). 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.

Roczanne Silva-Guidie

I’m Roxy, I started working here in 2017. I have five dogs (Minnie, Anita, Athena, Finn and Pongo), two ducks (Peeps and Sunny) and a hamster named Mr. Pickles. I’m currently attending OCC to pursue my career as a Veterinarian. My hobbies include kayaking, drawing, cuddling my pups and more!


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 four poodles - Rubie, Garnyt, 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.