Dr. Neil Bloom
Dr. Neil Bloom, a native of Monmouth County, grew up in Hazlet, New Jersey. He graduated Raritan High School in 1984 and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cook College – Rutgers University. In 1992, he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University.
He is a member of the AVMA, NJVMA, and the MNJVMA.
He has worked with many Rescue Groups including MAGDRYL, New Life Boxer Rescue, Adopt a Boxer, Boxer Angels Rescue, Whiskers, Angel Paws, and Holisticat Cat Rescue.
Dr. Bloom lives nearby in Middlesex County with his family including 6 rescue dogs and a cat. Outside of work, he enjoys skiing, running, biking and playing softball. He is an AAU Nationally Certified 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. He was the 2013 National Champion in Point Sparring, 5 time NJ State forms Champion (2013-2017), and 2011, 2015, and 2017 NJ State Point Sparring Champion. He is certified as both a tournament official and coach. He also volunteers as an Instructor at Fastkix Tae Kwon Do in Spotswood, NJ.
Dr. Helmy Rizkalla
Dr. Helmy Rizkalla graduated from the University of Cairo on 1973. After working at other practices, he opened up Central Monmouth Animal Hospital on April 1, 1985. When he’s not caring for his patients, Dr. Rizkalla enjoys spending time with his grandchildren.
Kristin Philippi – Veterinary Technician
Kristin has been a technician since November of 2008 and has been working at Central Monmouth Vet since 2016. She has a wide variety of responsibilities including supporting the veterinarians during examinations and in surgery. She is a native of Avenel, NJ and is a graduate of Colinia High School. In 2015 she received her certifications in EKG and Phlebotomy in human medicine. While she worked for CMAH full-time, she also works part-time as a grooming assistant and groomer.
I enjoy the challenges as a vet tech. It allows me to help an animal when I can and it’s a field that teaches me something new every day. It’s a rewarding experience every day.
In her spare time. she loves to spend time with her dog, Mycroft, as well as their cats, Strudel, Minerva, and Albus. She also enjoys watching her favorite shows, reading, and going to comic book conventions.
Kelley Gardner – Veterinary Technician
Kelley is one of our veterinary technicians. Her love for animals started young with her family involvement in rescue of blind, deaf, and disabled dogs. She has a 3 legged dog named Lucky, a senior dog named Ally and a cat that sometimes answers to the name Leo. In her free time she loves to read and hang out with her family and friends.
Neyla Romero – Veterinary Technician
Neyla Sweeney R. has been a full time Veterinary Technician with us since January of 2017. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Neyla completed 4 out of 5 years in sociology major before she realized that her true passion was animal health care.
“It’s never too late to change your life and do something that you’re truly passionate about,” Neyla said.
Neyla loves spending time with her dog, Autumn and her cat, Pabu and she will definitely make you laugh with her Spanglish way of speaking!
Hailey joined the CMAH family in October 2017. She started working with animals as a teenager at a dog daycare and boarding facility. After attending college in MA in pursuit of a degree in Veterinary Science, she began her career in veterinary medicine. She has worked in several animal hospitals between MA and NJ and her experience ranges from receptionist all the way up to management. Hailey shares her home with her two champion boxers, Charlotte and Laila, and two cats, Jersey and Prim.
Rey came to us at Central Monmouth in September of 2017. Her history is a little sad as she had been living at a hoarder house surrounded by many other cats and dogs. As sick as she was when she started her new life with us she’s bounced back and always has a spring in her step!
This little girl is very happy and loves a good lap to sit in to be pet and loved on until your arms fall off. She can be seen batting around bottle caps or sleeping on one or two of her favorite shelves.
Rey and her brother Sebastian will sit on their favorite seat by our reception desk in the hopes of some attention. She would love to say hello to you when you come and visit us.
Sebastian has been key team member since December, 2016. He came to us from the local animal shelter a little sick but in good spirits.
Sebastian enjoys long walks up and down the hallways and greeting clients as they walk through the door (he’s the best at customer service). He loves chatting with the hospital staff throughout the day and sharing lunch with them when sushi is ordered (he prefers tuna sashimi).
Don’t be afraid to ask about Sebastian at your next visit! He’s a friendly senior citizen and isn’t shy about coming to say hello.