For each additional animal brought in get $10 off their office call fee

Dr McDowell graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1967 with a bachelor degree in zoology, then 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 taken care of two generations of families and their pets! He and his wife Barbara have four daughters and over the years have had many pets in their home, 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!

Ruth Augustinowicz

Office Manager

Karen Brandt

Registered Veterinary Technician

Jamielynn Glading

Veterinary Technician

Providing quality care for your companions.


Established in 1975, Bayville Veterinary Hospital has served pet owners in Bayville and the surrounding area 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, Drs. Glenn and Brianna McDowell 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 know you care about your animal's well-being and we promise that you can trust they're in good hands.

The staff at Bayville Veterinary Hospital have always been very caring with my greyhound Boris throughout his life and they are the best value vets in the area

Our Staff

Dr. Brianna M McDowell BVM&S


Tara Shannon

Receptionist and Veterinary Assistant

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.

Brianna recently joined Bayville Veterinary Hospital in August 2015.  She is the daughter of Dr. Glenn McDowell and is excited about fulfilling her dream of joining 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 a year long small animal rotating 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 looks forward to bringing her expertise to the practice.

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 three poodles - Rubie, Garnyt and Opal, 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.

Mrs Rachael Bevan

Dr. Glenn R McDowell VMD


251 Atlantic City Blvd (Route 9)

Bayville, NJ 08721

(732) 269-0003

Jamie has been at Bayville Veterinary Hospital since August of 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 three cats (Zoe, Sigmund, and Oreo), 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.

Is your dog afraid of going to the vet? Bring them in to be weighed and get free treats any time!

About Our Hospital

Tara has been at Bayville Veterinary Hospital since February of 2012. She has five cats (Riley, Bella, Sassy, Skye & Layla), two dogs (Frankie & Mags) and two rabbits (Kabuki & Mocha). She can be found assisting clients in reception as well assisting the veterinarian and technicians in the exam and treatment areas of the hospital. She is currently pursuing a degree in veterinary technology in hopes of one day becoming a certified veterinary technician. When Tara is not tending to sick animals at the Bayville Veterinary Hospital, she enjoys watching football, playing tennis, and practicing her archery skills.