Relief Doctors

Our team of veterinarians, technicians and client service representatives is comprised of a group of dedicated, hard-working individuals from varied backgrounds. All share a common goal, their love for animals.

Our team members pride themselves on customer service, and they are dedicated to providing your pets with the highest quality health care.

Let’s take a closer look at your pet’s medical life partner team members!

Better Medicine Through a Team-Oriented Approach.

Emily Sevell

Emily has always had an affinity for animals since she was a little girl. Growing up on a farm in Ringoes, NJ, Emily has cared for everything from horses to goats to pet rats. Emily currently resides in Branchburg with her husband Michael, their 4 cats Charlie, Cricket, Peaches, Maude and their beloved American Pit Bull Terrier, Bane. In her spare time Emily volunteers for a local animal shelter, enjoys spending time with her family and friends and photography.


Michael Tokiwa, DVM

Michael “Dr. T” Tokiwa is the owner and Medical Director at The Animal Hospital. A self proclaimed CanAsian, he graduated from The Atlantic Veterinary College in beautiful Prince Edward Island. His passion has always been to change the landscape of the profession: embracing the latest technologies, medical and management changes that not only help improve the medicine we practice, but also help with the quality and lifestyle of the people within the profession. 

Dr. Tokiwa is also a media personality. As host of Your Pet Matters Radio show Saturday mornings at 10 am, he brings the people that treat, train and help your pets into your living rooms. HIs YouTube videos provide a great viewing experience into the lives of those who treat and increase the human animal bond of our furry legged family members.

Outside of work, his interests are varied. Equally permeating his life are the joy of Family, pets and music, and exploring new projects and hobbies. He’s equally at home riding his motorcycle, playing Nerf /Anki/video games with his son, jamming on his drum kit, or jogging with his Golden, Holly.

Diane Thompson
Diane grew up in and lives in Pennington, NJ. She shares her home with her husband, her two boys,

2 cats, 1 bird and 4 hermit crabs. Diane has been in the veterinary field since 1996. She loves to spend the outdoor adventures with her family camping, biking, and kayaking, and is learning to crochet.

Nancy Sung, VMD
Dr. Sung grew up in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania in English. She attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for her VMD. Her veterinary interests include emergency and critical care, cardiology and soft tissue surgery. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her husband Ben and twins Nathan and Elise. She also enjoys reading fiction novels, traveling internationally and playing the guitar and piano. She has 1 dog named Sandy. Dr. Sung loves to watch HGTV, especially the House Hunters series!

Charles Schwirck, DVM
Dr. Charles Schwirck has been part of the Hillsborough and surround community for a long time. He is the former owner of Hillsborough Veterinary Hospital, and after Red Bank purchased it, he stayed on a the Medical Director and later as a Recruitment specialist for Compassion First. HIs passion has always been to be on the clinical side, and we are excited and grateful that he’ll be spending some of his free time with us.  

Jessie Feges, VMD

Dr. Jessie Ann Feges is originally from Boston, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BSc in Biology. Her veterinary training took place at the University of Pennsylvania, and it was during that time she garnered an interest in veterinary emergency medicine. Dr. Feges works at Animerge, a local 24 hour referral center. Jessie lives in NJ with her fiancé, their Great Dane, Piper (pictured with her), and their cat, Domino.  When not practicing veterinary medicine, Dr. Feges can be found reading, horseback riding or traveling.


Andrea Freeman, VMD
Dr. Freeman grew up in Tewksbury, New Jersey. She received her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Biology and Anthropology. She received a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Conservation Biology/Wildlife Health and Parasitology. She then attended the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for her VMD. Her veterinary interests include emergency medicine, surgery, and internal medicine. Outside of work she enjoys gardening, playing the piano, traveling and spending time with her family. Her four legged family includes three dogs; Annie, a 13 year old black lab, Goofy, a 13 year old beagle/basset mix and Jack, a 1 year old Shih Tzu, and SIX cats; Speedbump, C.C., Cindy Lou, BobCat, Pip Squeak and Meepers!

Peter Betz, DVM

Dr. Betz is a graduate of Michigan State University. His interests include small animals, pocket pets, reptiles and exotics. He believes in a team approach to veterinary medicine and providing high quality care. When not practicing Peter enjoys his hobbies of gardening, beekeeping and growing coral, and spends much of his free time with his family. 

Technicians & Client Services

Cynthia Cerillo

Cyndi is NJ born and raised, and has been in the veterinary profession for over 19 years. She is currently a surgery technician with our friends at Animerge, and kindly spends some of her free time helping out at our practice. When not working, Cyndi loves to cook, be on the beach, working out at the gym, singing and driving her jeep with her boxer Jamie and cat Chai are her copilots.   

Jennifer Bruce, DVM

Dr. Bruce grew up in Queens, New York, where she went to Bronx High School of Science. Her first job was at 16 years old at the Bronx zoo! She received her undergraduate degree from Concordia College in biology. She attended North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for her DVM. Her veterinary interests include surgery, dentistry and feline medicine. Outside of work she likes to travel, travel, travel! She also enjoys fitness, music and spending time with her husband. She has one rescue kittie named Toonces. Dr. Bruce does freely admit that she has a serious shoe obsession!

Small Hospital. Big Medicine.
Blawenburg: 609.333.8686