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Our Staff

We are proud of the team of dedicated and passionate animal lovers that comprise the Sea Girt Animal Hospital staff. We have over 175 years of collective experience treating pets just like yours and are deeply committed to ensuring you and your pet receive world-class animal care. Please take a moment to read up on our loyal and talented team.

Susie joined SGAH in August of 2020 as a receptionist. She comes with four years of experience working in the veterinary field. She spends most of her time adventuring in her Jeep with her rescue American bully named Dutchie. She also enjoys riding horses and listening to music. She is most passionate about food, friends and family. She loves helping out on a farm and hanging out with the cows, pigs, and goats. As our newest hire, she is really enjoying her time with the Sea Girt family.


Susie Maure

Lee Ann Hetzel

Lee Ann originaly joined our staff as a part time kennel assistant in 1995. Years later, she became senior head technician.  In 2015 LeeAnn joined our reception staff and excels at customer service.

When Lee Ann is not working, she is enjoying her own pets. Her mixed breed pup, Charlie is a Sato (Puerto Rican) rescue, and she has two adopted senior cats.. LeeAnn loves baseball, and is a huge Mets fan.  She can always be counted on to participate with company events, which she enjoys.

Connie Ziegler

Connie started in 1997 as a receptionist for SGAH and has also done bookkeeping for the practice. She truly loves being around animals and enjoys assisting our clientele with their pets. She has fostered many dogs for Wag On Inn, including “Kuma”, a boxer/hound mix that she adopted, and has fostered for Second Chance Boxer Rescue and Boxer Angels Rescue, which is how she acquired “Jack”, a neglected boxer. In addition, she has a ferret. Connie has also fostered ducklings, bunnies, squirrels and kittens. She loves camping, surfing, kayaking and 4 wheeling.

Melanie Klammer

Melanie began as a technician with us in 2001. She returned to work as receptionist after having her second son, and has recently been combining a technician and receptionist schedule. Sea Girt Animal Hospital is her second home and her co-workers are her extended family. Mel has three goofball Dobermans, Bo, Britta, and Ani. Her interests are reading, hiking, and dog training.

Kate Black

Kate has been with SGAH since August of 2002, In September of 2020, she was promoted to Office Manager, she is very excited to start this new chapter in her career.

Having grown up on a horse farm and having worked with and owning many different types of animals, helping our clients and their pets makes every day a good day. She has her own menagerie of pets, Dandy the Dalmatian, 2 Siamese cats: Abraxas and Pai Mei, 3 Parrots: Arthur, Puck and Merlyn and 2 Horses, Aantar and Vixen. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, shopping, reading and competing in A.K.C. events with her dog.

Holly Speakman

Holly Speakman joined our Veterinary Technician team in June of 2015. In September of 2020, she was promoted to Practice Manager, and enjoys further helping the staff and clients in her new position. She comes with four years of previous experience working in veterinary hospitals. Holly always knew ever since she was a child that she wanted to work with animals, and in 2011 she graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelors degree in animal science. In her spare time, Holly enjoys spending time with her family, husband, and rescued German Shepherd, Drew.

Sea Girt Animal Hospital

Sea Girt Animal Hospital is a premier animal hospital conveniently located at 2129 Route 35 in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

We have five wards, five exam rooms, 13 outdoor runs, two offices, large surgery and x-ray facilities, in addition to several treatment rooms and a fenced yard. We provide specialized care to dogs and cats, as well as rabbits, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, and some reptiles for routine exams.

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