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Dr. Anthony Loomis

Medical Director

Originally from Scotch Plains, Dr. Anthony Loomis attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a B.S. degree in Animal Health in 2001. Following graduation, he was admitted to Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine on scholarship from the state of New Jersey and was awarded his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005.


During his four years as an undergraduate student and his four years in veterinary school, Dr. Loomis was recognized for his academic excellence; he was inducted into the University of Georgia Honor Society, made Dean's List, and was added to the president's honor roll. At Oklahoma State University, he was inducted into the National Veterinary Honor Society, made honor roll, and received the World Animal Care Foundation Award for promoting the human and animal bond.


With professional interests in exotic animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Loomis is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Veterinarians, and the Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians. Now living in South Plainfield, Dr. Loomis has been practicing general veterinary medicine and surgery at Plainfield Animal Hospital since May 2005 and also provides housecall services to clients wishing to care for their pets in the comfort of their home.


Dr. Loomis and his wife, Michelle, have a son named Rocco, a daughter named Emma, and 2 dogs (Munchkin and Surf). During his leisure time, Dr. Loomis enjoys sports and relaxing with family and friends at the Jersey Shore.

Dr. Lori Boyce

Dr. Allison Spielzinger

Dr. Vicki Shekk

Dr. Sachina Lyons

Dr. Sachina Lyons grew up in the city of Plainfield where she started her love of animals as a Veterinary Technician at the Plainfield Animal Hospital.  She attended Cornell University where she earned a B.S. in Animal Science.  After college she was accepted at The University of Florida where she was awarded her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1997.

She has worked as a mixed animal Veterinarian in Florida, as a small animal practitioner at The Fanwood Animal Hospital, and at The Clementon Animal Hospital where she served as the Chief of Staff.  She has interests in pain management and soft tissue surgery.

Dr. Lyons also enjoys spending time with her husband and son.  Her furry family includes a dog and 2 cats; Josie, Herky-Jerky, and P.C.  She enjoys Zumba exercising, making movies with imovie, and playing the piano.

Dr. Mary Hernandez

Dr. Mary Hernandez graduated from the University of Illinois' College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. In the succeeding 20+ years, she has treated thousands of dental cases, provided advanced dental training, and lectured extensively in the U.S.


Dr. Hernandez has been a Consulting Faculty member at the University of Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine, and provided wet lab guidance at both the Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium and the Veterinary Dental Forum. Internationally, she has been invited to speak at the veterinary conferences in Australia and Japan.


Dr. Hernandez is also a sought after consultant in the development of oral care products for pets. Her guiding principle is that good oral health is of paramount importance to a pet's overall health and wellbeing.

Dr. Fein

Dr. Kenneth Fein joined Plainfield Animal Hospital in the fall of 2014, having sold his Small Animal Practice in Connecticut where he practiced for almost 35 years. He grew up in Livingston, NJ and graduated from NYU in 1970 with a BA in History and Economics. Moving out west after graduation he found his calling to practice veterinary medicine and graduated from The Ohio State University with a Master’s degree in Neurophysiology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1980. A member of the Phi Zeta honor society he then completed an internship at the Oradell Animal Hospital and a subsequent Surgical Residency from the Animal Medical Center in New York City in 1984.


He is licensed to practice in the tristate area and he is experienced in both medicine and surgery in small animals. He now resides in NYC with his wife, Cathy and their Golden Retriever, Gandalf. His three children are all out of the house with interests in art, fashion, film and art history and a love of animals. Dr. Fein’s outside interests include tennis, the arts, photography and history. He still remains passionate about practicing veterinary medicine.

Dr. Caitlin Belding

Dr. Caitlin Belding grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina before moving to Woodstown, New Jersey. Her love of animals grew with their family’s cats, dogs, and horses. She worked as a technician at her local veterinary clinic through her undergraduate education. She received a Bachelor Degree in Animal Science from Cook College, Rutgers University where she graduated Cum Laude and as a part of the George H. Cook Honors Program.


After graduation, Dr. Belding attended Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine in West Lafayette, Indiana. She participated in various academic organizations while at Purdue and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. After graduating, Dr. Belding completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ. She has a special interest in feline medicine as well as surgery.


At home, Dr. Belding enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family, and her two cats, Pearl and Alice. Her favorite activities include travelling, horseback riding, reading, and cooking.


Our receptionists are the customer service experts of Plainfield Animal Hospital. They greet clients, answer questions, provide general information, answer phones, schedule appointments, enter data into the computer, process payments, and manage the medical records. They all have compassion for animals and their owners and provide the comfort that they both sometimes need.


Our technicians have a broad knowledge of animal science and husbandry. They assist in exam rooms, take radiographs (x-rays), perform lab tests, monitor hospitalized patients, assist in surgery, and perform dental cleanings. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of technicians is dedicated to providing compassionate care to all of our patients.