Colts Neck Equine Staff

Eric Kates D.V.M.

Dr. Kates grew up in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State before attending Cornell University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981.  After graduation, Dr. Kates worked for a short time at Arlington National Park in Chicago on Thoroughbred racehorses.  In September 1981, he joined the predecessor of what is today Colts Neck Equine Associates as an associate veterinarian before becoming an owner and managing partner in 1983.  Dr. Kates practice consists mostly of harness race horses with a focus on lameness and other performance related problems.  He is also available on a consultation basis for hunter/jumper and other performance horse lameness problems within the practice.  In his spare time, Dr. Kates enjoys breeding, raising, and racing harness horses, coaching youth basketball and playing golf.

Paula Miller D.V.M.

Dr. Miller is a native of  Morris Plains, N.J.  After attaining her Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science at Ohio State Dr. Miller remained there to complete her veterinary training, gradating in 1998.   After graduation, she completed a post doctoral internship at Pilchuck Veterinary Hospital in Washington State and spent two additional years in private practice just north of Seattle.  Dr. Miller joined Colts Neck Equine in 2002 and continued her post doctoral education with a course in chiropractic therapy at Tufts University in 2003. In 2007, Dr. Miller also completed a course in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine at The Chi Institute and now offers acupuncture as alternative treatment.  Although she works primarily with the hunter/jumper and pleasure horse clients, Dr. Miller enjoys the standardbred racetrack portion of the practice as well.  Her special interests lie in physiology and the integration of alternative care with traditional medicine to keep her patients performing and feeling their best. 

Rebecca Linke V.M.D.

Dr. Linke was born and raised in Monmoth County, New Jersey. She attended college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and then spent a year in a research position at Cornell before attending vet school at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2005. After graduation, she completed a one-year internship at Chino Valley Equine Hospital in Chino Valley, California. She joined the Colts Neck Equine team in June, 2006, and has developed a practice consisting mainly of Standardbred racehorses and pleasure/riding horses. Dr. Linke’s hobbies include retraining Thoroughbred racehorses, playing polo, and breeding Standardbred racehorses, as well as working in her garden.

Karl T. Nagle V.M.D.

Dr. Nagle recently became a senior partner at Colts Neck Equine. He grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The son of a physician, his initial interest in medicine changed to Veterinary medicine as he spent more time working with horses.  Dr. Nagle attended college at Colorado State University, graduating in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology.  He then returned to his home state to attend the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1986.  Dr. Nagle joined the predecessor of Colts Neck Equine that summer and has been developing his practice primarily in harness and sport horses.  His primary areas of practice interest are in sports medicine and lameness in the high performance horses.  In his spare time he enjoys practicing and playing the great game of golf.

Robert Campbell D.V.M.

Dr. Rob Campbell is a native of Lewes, Delaware who attended veterinary college at the University of Georgia on an out-of-state student contract. Dr. Campbell joined Colts Neck Equine in 2016.

He was introduced to horses at a young age as his grandfather had a modest farm in Elkton Maryland near the Fair Hill Training Center. Once at the University of Georgia, he committed to pursuing a career in equine medicine by spending numerous externships at large referral equine hospitals such as Rood and Riddle, Hagyard McGee and Davidson, and the Equine Medical Center of Ocala. Additionally, he visited rural Mexico for two weeks to provide basic veterinary care (dental examinations, castrations and vaccinations) to the under-served horse and burro population.

Following graduation, he got selected for an internship at the Marion DuPont Scott Equine Medical Center where he obtained a broad exposure to specialty equine only practice. He has spent some time Whitesboro, Texas at a equine reproductive facility in addition to as an associate in a mixed animal practice in Easton, MD. At his last position, he serviced multiple different racetracks by performing third party lasix administration and post-race endoscopy examinations for Thoroughbred and Standardbreds.

Professionally, his interests include sports medicine and lameness, diagnostic imaging, dentistry and elective surgical procedures. In his free time, he enjoys hot yoga, running, visiting the beach and traveling.