Dr. Richard Yacowitz
Dr. Richard Yacowitz is one of the owners of Little Silver Animal Hospital. He purchased the hospital in 1986 as a one-doctor practice and has expanded it over the years to become the larger, family-oriented hospital we have today.
Dr. Yacowitz was born in Ithaca, N.Y, and grew up in rural Ohio and Piscataway, N.J., when it was still a rural area. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University in 1971 and received his veterinary degree in 1976 from the University of Parma, Italy. He was a staff member at Raritan Animal Hospital in Edison from 1976-1985 and has been practicing here at Little Silver Animal Hospital ever since. In addition, Dr. Yacowitz is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and has been a member of the International Veterinary Society of Acupuncturists since 1996. He was a teaching assistant for the society in 2000.
Dr. Yacowitz lives in Shrewsbury with his wife, Madeleine, who is an artist, as well as three dogs, BooBoo, Birdie, and Tater; three cats, Queenie, Clownie, and FooFee; and numerous chickens that are the source of many eggs! He also has two grown children, Daniel, a chef, and Gena, an actress.
In his spare time, Dr. Yacowitz enjoys fishing, traveling, gardening, diving, and photography. You may have noticed the beautiful framed photos of African wildlife around the office, which were taken by Dr. Yacowitz on a medical mission trip to Uganda in 2011 and Botswana and South Africa in 2008. Despite his many varied interests, Dr. Yacowitz says his favorite activity is coming to work each day. He finds medicine fascinating, especially new innovations and alternative treatments.
Dr. Scott Kilcullen
Dr. Scott Kilcullen was born in Harvey, Illinois and grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He spent his college and pre-veterinary years in Chicago in Wrigleyville. After graduating from Western Illinois University in 1993, he went south to Ross University Veterinary School, where he met his wife Stacey and graduated in 1999. He then completed internships at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana and St. Joseph University, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
Dr. Scott worked at VCA in Staten Island from 2000-2002 and at Route 516 Animal Hospital in Old Bridge from 2002-2005. When Monmouth Animal Hospital closed suddenly in 2005, Dr. Kilcullen bought their practice with Dr. Yacowitz and came here to Little Silver Animal Hospital as a partner in the business. He was very interested in the success of Dr. Yacowitz’s acupuncture treatments, and in 2007 became certified as a veterinary acupuncturist through the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.
Dr. Scott and Dr. Stacey live in Ocean Township, NJ with their two children Mackenzie and Liam, their dogs Sasha and Diamond, and rescued cats Patrick and Payton. Anyone who knows Dr. Scott knows that he’s a big Chicago sports fan – he loves “Da Bears” and the Cubs – he says they’re loveable losers now winners! Be careful if you play poker with Dr. Scott – he loves the game and has played in many tournaments, including the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, Australia, and the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dr. Stacey Kilcullen
Dr. Stacey Kilcullen was born in Chicago but grew up “all over”, living in six different cities before moving to New Jersey in 2001. She and Dr. Scott closed on their first New Jersey home in 2001, ten days before the World Trade Center was attacked. Dr. Stacey immediately traveled to New York City to volunteer at the disaster site, where she provided vital medical care for the search and rescue dogs.
Dr. Stacey graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri with a B.A. in Economics, with a minor in Business. When she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian, she went to the University of Florida to complete her pre-vet requirements. She graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 1997, and did her senior clinical rotation at Purdue University. She is also a certified U.S.D.A. Veterinarian, able to complete all the exams, vaccinations and paperwork required for international travel with your pet. She also works closely with many local rescue organizations and is on the Board of Three Little Kittens Rescue Group.
Dr. Stacey was the medical director for three veterinary clinics in Staten Island before joining the Little Silver Animal Hospital staff in 2003. She is married to Dr. Scott Kilcullen, and describes their daughter MacKenzie as a drama queen and son Liam as full of high energy. She loves to play poker, just as Scott does, and they have traveled to Las Vegas and Atlantic City often to play their favorite game. Disney World in Florida is a yearly vacation spot for their family as well. Dr. Stacey’s other favorite activities are going to the movies and eating good food.
Dr. Claudia Regan
Dr. Claudia Regan grew up locally in Holmdel, NJ. She graduated from Colorado State University in 1991, earning a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Anatomy. Dr. Regan spent one year at the University of Dublin Veterinary College before returning to the U.S. to attend Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she earned her DVM degree Cum Laude in 1997. She was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society from 1993 – 1997. She is U.S.D.A. certified and is currently seeking acupuncture certification.
Dr. Regan joined the Little Silver Animal Hospital staff in 2005. Her previous experience includes work at Toms River Animal Hospital, Home Veterinary Services, and Manalapan Animal Hospital. She lives in Colts Neck, NJ with her husband Ivan, son Zee Claude, daughter Stevie, her golden retrievers Olive and Brisket, and her cat Stella. Her hobbies include scuba diving, skiing, recreational off-road jeeping, camping, and listening to music. Dr. Regan travels to Aruba yearly, where she is an active lecturer on both veterinary and human medical topics at the Aruba Health Seminar.
Dr. Jeffrey Izzo
Dr. Jeffrey Izzo is originally from Short Hills, NJ and has lived in Monmouth County since 1982. He completed his undergraduate studies at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa, and graduated in 1978 from Bologna Veterinary School in Italy, where was a classmate of Dr. Yacowitz.
Dr. Izzo is married to Dr. Lynda Tortoriello, who is also a veterinarian. Together, they owned and operated Shrewsbury Animal Hospital for many years, selling the practice in 1998. Dr. Izzo has been a member of our staff here at Little Silver Animal Hospital since 2000. He and his wife live in Tinton Falls. Dr. Izzo is a licensed pilot who enjoys flying planes when he can. If he’s not up in the air, he might be found riding his vintage motorcycle or sailing on his sailboat, Catnip.