Dr. Kates grew up in the Catskill Mountain region of New York State riding and showing Quarter Horses before attending Cornell University where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981. In 1983 he became owner and managing partner of the practice with the goal of growing it into an exceptional group of dedicated equine veterinarians committed to customer service in all equine disciplines. His practice consists mainly of race horses in NJ and Pennsylvania in the Spring and Summer and Florida in the winter 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. He currently serves on the Racing Committee of the AAEP, is a former executive board member and treasurer of the NJVMA, past president of the NJAEP, and the steering committee of the NAARV. With his wife Shari, a practicing attorney, he has 3 grown children and 3 rescue cats named Mr. Big, Sequel and Sammi. In his spare time he enjoys golf, skiing, and watching, coaching and playing basketball.
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Dr. Nagle grew up in a small town in southeastern Pennsylvania. The son of a physician, his initial interest in human medicine changed to Veterinary medicine as he spent 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 practice that summer. His concentration is harness and sport horses. His primary areas of practice interest are sports medicine and lameness in the high performance horses. He enjoys the collaborative effort among all parties involved in the health and success of the equine athlete. In his spare time, Dr. Nagle enjoys spending time with friends and enjoying a good round of golf.
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, graduating 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. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Mark, her dog Chuck and horse Luke.
Dr. Jason Ginn was born and raised in the suburbs of northeast Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then returned to his home state, where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia. Dr. Ginn started out his career with internships at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in central California, and at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center. His main interests in equine medicine include sports medicine, diagnostic imaging, as well as podiatry. Outside of the clinic, Jason enjoys woodworking, trail riding, as well as playing golf and tennis.
Dr. Barnes is from Ontario, Canada. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph and her DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 2019 with a focus in equine medicine. After spending the last year in rural Pennsylvania working with horses and small ruminants, she is excited to further develop her sports medicine skills at Colts Neck Equine. Some of her other interests include dentistry, wellness care and chiropractic. In her free time, Dr. Barnes enjoys reading, riding her motorcycle, and trail riding when she can.