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.


Kate Black

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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.

Lee Ann Hetzel

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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.