About Us

Your pet is an important member of your family. At Readington Animal Hospital, your pet is treated as if they were our own. With tender loving care and 32+ years of experience in pet care, your beloved pet is in excellent hands. From vaccinations to surgery and everything between – we offer it all!

The Readington Animal Hospital has helped animals from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. People travel from all over for our services! We’re located in the heart of Hunterdon County, NJ and on the border of Somerset County, NJ. We most frequently care for pets from Readington, Branchburg, Somerville, Flemington, Bridgewater, and Raritan, New Jersey.


Dr. David Costlow graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor in Science from the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences in 1975 and with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree in 1978. He founded the Readington Animal Hospital in 1982 and has been practicing ever since


Norma Jane Ellis has worked at the Readington Animal Hospital for over 10 years. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Medical Billing and Coding.


Carol Basta began her career by grooming dogs for competitions and quickly started placing in her classes. In 2006, she won two first-place awards with a black miniature poodle. In 2007, Carol won first place and Best in Show at 2007 Groom Expo in Hershey, PA.

Carol carries that experience into her grooming at the Readington Animal Hospital, approaching each and every pet with a show-quality standard.