Dr. Richard T. Baumgartner, DVM

Dr. Richard T. Baumgartner is excited to be opening Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, bringing with him not only a passion for animals, but a true understanding of how important pets are to their owners and the special place they hold in a family. He believes that each animal deserves high quality, compassionate care in an environment that fosters clear and accurate client communication, and he looks forward to providing this type of service to his clients at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Baumgartner attended Roger William University in Rhode Island and double majored in psychology and biology in preparation for achieving his life-long goal of becoming a veterinarian. During his undergraduate career, he procured externships in both small and large animal practices. He worked at Ocean County Veterinary Hospital and Colts Neck Equine Performance Horse Medicine prior to entering Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his clinical training at University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2011, focusing on small animal general medicine and surgery. His special interests include ophthalmology and soft-tissue surgery.

A graduate of H.W. Mountz and Manasquan High School, he is delighted to give back to the community in which he grew up and looks forward to building life-long relationships with his clients and their pets.  As the co-owner of Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, he is devoted to providing quality, individualized care for patients.  During his free time, he enjoys fishing, skiing, playing tennis, reading and going to the beach.  Dr. Baumgartner also enjoys spending time with his dogs, Duke and Edna, his wife, Jessica, and their families.

Dr. Allison Bosworth, DVM

Dr. Allison Bosworth is tremendously excited to be launching Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, where she looks forward to providing Monmouth County with high quality veterinary medicine with a personal touch. As a child, she developed a fierce love for animals, especially dogs, while her mother’s career as a nurse practitioner inspired her interest in medicine. At an early age, she learned the importance of being kind and compassionate to people and animals, especially those who were ill, and this was the impetus for her to study veterinary medicine with a humanistic approach. From working at various local veterinary practices, Dr. Bosworth has gleaned best practices in developing individualized treatment plans and multimodal pain management, and she is eager to infuse these into the daily protocols of the hospital. Ultimately, Dr. Bosworth’s personalized approach will make both the clients and their pets feel comfortable in even the most stressful situations.  

Dr. Bosworth attended the University of Delaware, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science with a concentration in pre-veterinary studies. While attending college, she worked as a veterinary technician to prepare for the rigors of Oklahoma State University, where she received her degree in Veterinary Medicine. During her clinical year, she did an externship at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, NJ, rotating through oncology, emergency medicine and neurology. She has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2009, with a focus on internal medicine, anesthesia and pain management.

Though she originally hails from Milltown, NJ, Dr. Bosworth now happily resides near the Jersey Shore with her three dogs, Sophie, Roxy, and Rhys. As the co-owner of Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, she is committed to bringing thoughtful and compassionate care to her clients in the local communities.

Dr. Tara Griffin, DVM

Dr. Tara Griffin (previously Checton) is thrilled to join the team at Atlantic Veterinary Hospital.  Dr. Griffin is a proud Monmouth County native, growing up in Rumson, and currently residing in Sea Girt with her husband, son, two dogs, and a cat. After graduating from Red Bank Catholic High School and Lehigh University, she pursued a degree in veterinary medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland, United Kingdom.  She has been practicing small animal medicine since 2014.  

Dr. Griffin knew from a young age that she wanted to become a veterinarian because she delighted in caring for her own pets.  She quickly recognized that she had a passion and love for animals and an interest in medicine.  Dr. Griffin’s goals are to keep all pets healthy and educate owners to make good decisions for both their pets and families. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and running on the local boardwalks.

Our Mission

The Atlantic Veterinary Hospital team is committed to maintaining your pet’s optimal health. We believe that educating pet owners is key to building a strong relationship with our clients while allowing them to feel confident when making important decisions about their pet’s well-being. We place an emphasis on thorough, timely communication, exceptional customer service, innovative patient care and providing a learning environment for our staff and our clients as well as members of the local communities.

Our Philosophy

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital was founded by Doctors Richard Baumgartner and Allison Bosworth, colleagues who shared the same desire to open a quality veterinary hospital where all clients and their pets are treated with, not only integrity and compassion, but with professionalism. As doctors with a passion for animals, they grew frustrated by the assembly-line approach to veterinary medicine practiced at other hospitals, and they knew that they could provide a better experience for clients and patients. Doctors Baumgartner and Bosworth believe that clients deserve more than a diagnosis and a prescription; they deserve to be informed in order to understand how best to care for their pets and keep them healthy.

Thus, with a strong commitment to personalized, innovative, researched-based methodologies, they designed a modern facility with the goal of providing each animal and its owners with the same positive experience for a routine check-up as for a more stressful emergency visit. Most importantly, our doctors and staff strive to conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner and build strong relationships with clients, patients and colleagues. At Atlantic Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to recording thorough medical histories, providing comprehensive exams, advising on preventative care and using the most modern insights in veterinary medicine to help your pets live long and happy lives.

Atlantic Veterinary Hospital welcomes new patients and invites you to take a tour of our facilities. We are located in Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey, and proudly serve the local communities and surrounding towns of Monmouth and Ocean Counties in a relaxed, comfortable, state-of-the-art facility.