Jonathan L. Wyman, DVM, MS
Founder and owner of Lanoka Oaks, Jon is a native New Englander who doesn't understand why people at the shore don't like snow. After graduating college in New England, he traveled to Michigan where he obtained a master's in Zoology and his doctorate in veterinary medicine, both from Michigan State. After graduating in 1986 (and marrying in 1983), his native New Jerseyan wife brought him to New Jersey where he found his first veterinary job here in Ocean County. After working there for almost two years, he decided to strike out on his own and founded LOVC. When not at the center, he can be found at home with his wife Laura, son Samuel, and his cats Bath, Bunny, Shaggy, Simon and Pickett, and his crazy German Shorthair, Indi. On sunny days he is out in his garden, on rainy days, he is looking at seed catalogs planning his garden.
Jenna joined the LOVC team as a client care representative on January 3, 2015 and the practice has never been the same since. Jenna brings such a joy and sense of humor that is strongly needed at times. She studied sign language for 2 years at Ocean County College. Last fall she volunteered at the Toms River Animal Shelter. Jenna loves spoiling her golden doodle Daisy every day. When Jenna is not working, she is hanging with Daisy, enjoying spoiling her new niece or working out at the gym.
Katie was happy to join the LOVC team in April of 2015 as a Client Care Representative. In January of 2016 she became a Veterinary Assistant. Katie has always had a love for animals since she was young and coming to work is always a new adventure for her. In her spare time, Katie is either studying online to earn her Veterinary Technician Certification or spoiling her 2 year old hairless sphinx cat Olive. Katie looks forward to learning new things everyday and helping animals in any way she can.
Ann is a resident of Forked River with a prior background in the insurance field. Married to her husband Pete of 23 years. Her daughter Stephanie is an educator at Burlington High School. Ann has a spoiled but lovable German Shepherd named Mason. She joined us in 2015 enjoys gardening, sunny days at the beach and long walks with her Mason.
Debbi, Purchasing Manager
Debbi has been with the Lanoka Oaks family beginning March 1999. Married in 1975 to her high school sweetheart, Larry. Together they have two beautiful daughters, Aubrey and Crystal. Aubrey the oldest, is a Technician at LOVC and married to Dean. Together they have a bright little star Dean Michael. Youngest daughter for Larry and Debbi is Crystal. who has two amazing sons Gavin and Mike. Debbi and Larry currently only have one four legged family member, Dino a pug who shares their home. Both Larry and Debbi are Life Members with Ocean Gate First Aid Squad. Debbi lives by the LOVC mission statement, to treat others as we ourselves would want to be treated. Compassion and caring make being a part of the Veterinary family a perfect fit.
Aubrey has been part of the LOVC family since August, 1994. She started as an assistant and worked her way up to become a veterinary technician. She enjoys spending time with the clients and their pets and finds client education to be very rewarding.
She was married in the Bahamas in 2008 to her husband Dean, who has his doctorate in physical therapy. They welcomed little Dean into their lives in June 2011. When Aubrey is not busy at work or chasing after her son, she enjoys spending time outdoors, playing online scrabble and shopping for unique items to decorate her home. She has also for the past 10 years been a volunteer for her friend's dog rescue Pug Planet.
Billie Jo, Registered Technician
Billie Jo entered the veterinary field in January of 1997 and has been employed at LOVC ever since. In January, 2003 she passed the NJ State Technician Exam and became LOVC's second registered technician. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and taking day trips to various lighthouses in the area. She has four cats: Tyrone, Turtle, Fosis and Clyde. She has a Beagle named Joey that she raised from 7 days of age. He is her four-legged son. The newest addition is Gonzo, a Chesapeake Bay retriever. Billie Jo and Thom were married on March 17, 2007 and are doing many home improvements in their new home.
Andy, Registered Technician
Andy had worked for LOVC part time for a number of years prior to graduating from Johnson College's Veterinary Technician Program, and passing the State Exam in 2002. At that time he started working full time as LOVC's first registered veterinary technician. He is American Red Cross Certified in pet CPR and First Aid. His passion is in dental care for the pets and loves making happy healthy smiles for each and every one of them. When not working, he enjoys his four dogs, Sam, a Lhasa Apso/poodle mix, Taylor, a yellow lab, lily, a yellow lab, and Leo, a portuguese pointer mix. He also has 4 cats, Pheobe, Piper, Pru, and Church. Andy loves the outdoors and the beach, where he can be found surfing and wave running. He is also married to his long time friend and soul mate Tara since August of 2010. They have 1 very handsome son, Aiden who was born in September of 2011. His goals at the moment are to further his education especially in veterinary dentistry and someday work on a nice sunny Island with good beaches and waves and of course his wife and son by his side.
Kristin joined the LOVC family in March 2011. She has always been around animals, growing up on 10 acres in Toms River. Her family has 3 dogs; Chewy, 4 years old, Otie & Finn, 2 years old. She also has three cats; Ariel, Grapes, and Wild Child. She still lives in Toms River with her two daughters, Rylee age 13 and Alexa age 10. When not at work you can find Kristin, Chewy, and her two daughters hiking at Double Trouble State Forest.
Nicole joined the LOVC family as an assistant May 12, 2015. Nicole and her boyfriend Charlie purchased their first home together December 2014 in Forked River with daughters Rhea and Koral. Nicole has 4 years prior experience as a veterinarian technician for Sea Girt Animal Hospital 2000-2004, certified as an animal control officer and a Girl Scout troop leader in Brick, NJ. She has a mastiff puppy named Tony Luigi. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, fishing, softball, camping, traveling and anything outdoors. She likes to ask many questions and loves to learn.
Matt is a young man of 23 who joined the family at LOVC on June 27, 2014. Matt loves animals and enjoys coming to work every day to help those pets in need. Matt currently attends Ocean County College and after completing his credits would like to pursue a degree in veterinary technology. When not working, Matt enjoys spending time with his friends and family and loves to play basketball.
Julie joined Lanoka Oaks in October 2001. Julie married Jack in April of 1992. She and Jack are both New Jersey state EMT's and ride with their local first aid squad. They are both American Red Cross certified in pet CPR and first aid. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, playing computer games and spoiling Aussie Trooper and Brittany Buddy.