Our team of veterinarians, technicians and client service representatives is comprised of a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals from varied backgrounds. All share a common goal, their love for animals.
Our team members pride themselves on customer service, and they are dedicated to providing your pets with the highest quality health care.
Michael Tokiwa, DVM
Owner / VeterinarianMichael “Dr. T” Tokiwa is the owner and Medical Director at The Animal Hospital. A self-proclaimed CanAsian, he graduated from The Atlantic Veterinary College in beautiful Prince Edward Island. His passion has always been to change the landscape of the profession: embracing the latest technologies, medical and management changes that not only help improve the medicine we practice but also help with the quality and lifestyle of the people within the profession.
Dr. Tokiwa is also a media personality. As host of the Your Pet Matters Radio show Saturday mornings at 10 AM, he brings the people that treat, train and help your pets into your living rooms. HIs YouTube videos provide a great viewing experience into the lives of those who treat and increase the human-animal bond of our furry legged family members.
Outside of work, his interests are varied. Equally permeating his life are the joy of Family, pets, music, and exploring new projects and hobbies. He’s equally at home riding his motorcycle, playing Nerf /Anki/video games with his son, jamming on his drum kit, or jogging with his Golden, Holly.
Jennifer Bruce, DVM
Relief VeterinarianDr. Bruce grew up in Queens, New York, where she went to Bronx High School of Science. Her first job was at 16 years old at the Bronx zoo! She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in biology. She attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. Her veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry and feline medicine. Outside of work she likes to travel, travel, travel! She also enjoys fitness, music and spending time with her husband. She has one rescue kittie named Toonces. Dr. Bruce does freely admit that she has a serious shoe obsession!
Charles Schwirck, DVM
Dr. Charles Schwirck has been part of the Hillsborough and surrounding community for a long time. He is the former owner of Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital, and after Red Bank purchased it, he stayed on as the Medical Director and later as a Recruitment specialist for Compassion First. HIs passion has always been to be on the clinical side, and we are excited and grateful that he’ll be spending some of his free time with us.
Sam Gartland, DVM
VeterinarianDr. Gartland is an emergency veterinarian at a 24 referral center in Mount Laurel. We are happy that he provides us with some of his free time at the hospital. Dr. Gartland’s interests outside of veterinary medicine include spending time with his wife Jess (who is also an emergency veterinarian), his Great Dane, Piper and his cat, Domino. Additionally, his hobbies include cooking, traveling, sports, and playing guitar.
Cyndi is NJ born and raised and has been in the veterinary profession for over 19 years. She is currently a surgery technician with our friends at Animerge and kindly spends some of her free time helping out at our practice. When not working, Cyndi loves to cook, be on the beach, working out at the gym, singing and driving her jeep with her boxer Jamie and cat Chai are her copilots.
Lead CSREmily has always had an affinity for animals since she was a little girl. Growing up on a farm in Ringoes, NJ, Emily has cared for everything from horses to goats to pet rats. Emily currently resides in Branchburg with her 4 cats Charlie, Cricket, Peaches, Maude, and their beloved American Pit Bull Terrier, Bane. In her spare time, Emily volunteers for a local animal shelter and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and photography.
Emily has always had an affinity for animals since she was a little girl. Growing up on a farm in Ringoes, NJ, Emily has cared for everything from horses to goats to pet rats. Emily currently resides in Branchburg with her husband Michael, their 4 cats Charlie, Cricket, Peaches, Maude and their beloved American Pit Bull Terrier, Bane. In her spare time, Emily volunteers for a local animal
Diane grew up in and lives in Pennington, NJ. She shares her home with her husband, her two boys, 2 cats, 1 bird and 4 hermit crabs. Diane has been in the veterinary field since 1996. She loves to spend the outdoor adventures with her family camping, biking,
Lisa ReddingPhoto and bio coming soon!
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