Meet the Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center team!
We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet, and give them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.
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 Simon, Fergus, Carrot, and Catessa, 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.
To listen to an interview with the doctor, click here.
Kathryn Sinko, DVM
Originally from Bethlehem Pa, Dr. Kathryn Sinko attended Penn State undergrad and the University of Pennsylvania for veterinary school where she graduated in 1997. Her move from central Pa to West Philly was interesting but she eventually fell in love with Philadelphia.
She moved to New Jersey a few years later to live by the beach and again fell in love with her location, this time Monmouth County. She is currently employed at Home Veterinary Services and is helping us out here at Lanoka Oaks Veterinary Center as a relief veterinarian.
Her interests, not surprisingly for a veterinarian, center around animals and diversity. She spent one month working in the Navajo Nation while in her senior year of veterinary school. Her desire to travel has taken her to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas, the Serengeti in Tanzania, and to visit elephants and African Wild Dogs in Zimbabwe.
Lena Sena, VMD
Originally from Farmingdale, New Jersey, Dr. Sena received her undergraduate degree in Animal Science at Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2015. She then went on to graduate from The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. Graduating as a Mixed Animal major, Dr. Sena has a special interest in treating mini pigs in addition to the everyday cat and dog!
Dr. Sena moved back to the Jersey Shore immediately following graduation, and she currently resides in Ocean County with her fiancé and their pug, Polly.
Dr. Sena’s professional interests include soft tissue surgery and endocrinology. During her free time she enjoys saltwater fishing, traveling, cooking Italian food, and trying out new baking recipes.
A lifetime animal lover, Sabrina received her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University and proceeded to work as a veterinary technician for Dr. Wyman. She has 4 kids and kept busy by sharing her interests with others and volunteering as a 4-H leader. Most recently in the position of Program Associate for Rutgers Cooperative Extension, she coordinated the 4-H Animal Science program in Monmouth County. Sabrina has a passion for community development, event planning and optimizing human resource potential. She has been professionally recognized with an Honorary degree by the N.J. F.F.A. and received numerous team-building awards from the Rutgers Youth Development program. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for family gatherings and caring for her ponies.
Lead Technician / Certified Technician
Andy grew up in Lanoka Harbor and graduated from Lacey High School in 1997. He has worked with the Lanoka Oaks Family since February of 2000 and graduated from Johnson College’s Veterinary Technician Program and passed the State Exam in 2002. We were proud to announce that Andy was Lanoka Oaks first Certified 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 every one of them. When not working, he enjoys his 2 dogs (Hazel & Summer who are chocolate lab sisters). Andy loves the outdoors, especially being at the beach and boating. He has 2 kids- a very handsome son, Aiden and a beautiful girl, Adelynn. His goals are to continue his education especially in veterinary dentistry and someday work on a nice sunny Island with white sand beaches and calm waves.
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, taking day trips to various lighthouses in the area, and watching the hockey game- GO RANGERS!
She has three cats- Wallace, Sully-Steve & Obi-W and two dogs- Bentley and Fozzie.
Billie Jo and Thom were married in March 2007 and are making many home improvements.
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 and have a son, “Little” Dean. 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 volunteers for her friend’s dog rescue “Pug Planet.”
Client Care Representative
Jenna joined the LOVC team as a client care representative in January of 2015, and the practice has never been the same since. She brings such joy and a sense of humor that is strongly needed at times. Jenna also creates the social media content for the practice, so send your pictures her way. She studied sign language for two years at Ocean County College, which has benefited us. When not at work, you can catch Jenna loving her Goldendoodle, Daisy, spoiling her niece & nephew, going to the beach, or come fall- watching the hockey game, Go Devils!
Client Care Representative
Becky has always had a love for animals, and before joining the LOVC family, worked as a groomer for eight years. She began her career at LOVC as a receptionist, but her attention to detail quickly earned her the title of inventory/purchasing manager. She has a cat and a cockatiel. When not at work, she enjoys being creative by crafting or baking and spending time with family and friends.
Client Care Representative
Ann joined LOVC in 2015 as a Client Care Representative, has a prior background in the Insurance field. Enjoys interacting with clients and their furry family members. When not at work, she enjoys sunny days at the beach collecting seashells, and an occasional weekend camping, back to Nature, and gardening.
Ann has two German Shepherds, Little Guy & Ryder Blue. She spoils the dogs with treats and long walks, which she admits “we all benefit from.” She is married to her soul mate Pete and now enjoys babysitting her new grandson, Avery.
Client Care Representative
Kerstin is a resident of Lanoka Harbor and joined LOVC in October of 2017. Prior she worked as an Administrative Assistant for several Ocean County companies. Kerstin grew up on a dairy farm in Germany. She met her husband, who served in the US military and was stationed overseas. They got married and moved to the United States. They raised their three children in Lacey Township. She loves spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. Some of her hobbies are spending time at the beach, animals, traveling, and cooking.
Annalisa joined the LOVC family in October of 2017 as a veterinary assistant. Since she was young, she has always had a love for animals. She has a fur baby at home, Avaa, and they watch The Office, New Girl & Ru Paul’s Drag Race together. When Anna is not at work, you can find her hanging with her friends or working out at the gym.
Megan joined the LOVC team in May 2019 and studies at KEAN University while also being a full-time LOVC Veterinary Assistant. She is an asset to our team the day she started. In the future, Megan hopes to continue her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician. When she is not working, you can find her reading a good book or quoting some of her favorite shows and movies- The Office, New Girl, The Shining, and Tangled.
Ashley joined the LOVC team in May of 2021. She loved animals for as long as she can remember. Ashley has one cat named Henry, two birds; Rick & Morty & 2 lizards; Donut (a leopard gecko) and Grogu (a bearded dragon). She hopes her time as an assistant will help her grow in the veterinary field to pursue a career as a veterinary technician. In Ashley’s spare time, she enjoys exploring nature, painting, and watching wildlife & true crime documentaries.