BRIDGEWATER VETERINARY HOSPITAL
BRUCE LEVINSTON, DVM
" I love being able to make a difference in the life of a pet and his or her family. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the excitement and relief when we are responsible for helping resolve a health issue for a family pet. For me, working in such a fulfilling profession is a lifelong dream: being among a team of medical professionals protecting the health and welfare of animals. "
Dr. Bruce Levinston founded Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital in 1992. He has been a small animal veterinarian since 1989. When asked what his early influences were that led him to become a veterinarian, Dr. Levinston said, "Actually, no one motivated me to become a veterinarian. I did not grow up on a farm or do 4H. It was more common for others to push me toward other professions. However, becoming a veterinarian was my passion from the start and I never showed much interest in any other profession. I always wanted to become a veterinarian and nothing would stop me.”
In addition to his work at the Hospital, Dr. Levinston helps mentor young people interested in becoming veterinarians, is involved with animal shelters and humane societies in and around Bridgewater, and discusses animal care issues and animal care careers with school kids. He also takes advantage of numerous continuing education opportunities throughout the year and enjoys attending national conferences that cover a range of veterinary modalities. In all, he says, these activities play an important role in advancing his skills and keeping Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital at the leading edge of veterinary medicine.
A native of Edison, New Jersey, Dr. Levinston attended Ithaca College and then the University of Florida’s College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. His areas of particular professional interest include reproduction, cardiology, physical rehabilitation, and stem cell regeneration. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Animal Hospital Association, and the Metropolitan New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Levinston and his wife Roxanne, who works in sales, marketing and communications, have two sons, Max and Jack. They also provide a home for a yellow Labrador retriever named Sierra, Bengal cat named Marty, and Comanche, the hospital cat. His interests include photography, boating, gardening, wine tasting, travel, and being part of his kids’ sports and other activities.
LYNN ARBACH, DVM
“ I have wanted to be a veterinarian since I was a child. However, the defining moment came when I was in college and a teacher’s assistant gave a speech to my class about trying to strive for your biggest goals because you don’t want to look back and regret not trying. I knew at that moment the direction I would be taking. ”
A native of East Brunswick, New Jersey, Dr. Lynn Arbach is an Associate Veterinarian who has been practicing with Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital since 1997. Dr. Arbach attended Old Dominion University for her undergraduate studies where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1987. After a few years working at Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio, as a laboratory technician in the National Toxicology Program, she entered Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. In 1992, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her area of special professional interest is internal medicine, specifically urology and endocrinology.
She is certified in Fear Free Practice techniques and is very active in the community to take the “Pet” out of “Pet-rified”. She is also a member of the Metropolitan New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Arbach and her husband Bill, a Business Consultant, have two children, Matthew and Emily. The family also provides a home for a dog named Daisy, and two cats named Mr. Rose and Link. All of their pets are rescues. Dr. Arbach’s interests include gardening, yoga, and reading.
SPENCER SILVERS, DVM
"I remember accompanying my dog to an animal hospital where the veterinarian diagnosed him with ear mites. That was the day I knew I wanted to become a veterinarian."
Growing up in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, Dr. Spencer Silvers had an early interest in animals and their anatomy. Prior to joining the staff at Bridgewater Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Silvers was the medical director and owner of Lexington Veterinary Group in New York City for 23 years.
He attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate studies where he earned a degree in animal science in 1977. He then attended the University of Parma in Italy and earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982. Dr. Silvers is fluent in speaking, reading, and writing Italian.
He attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for his post graduate training and received his Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) certification in 1983. His professional interests include internal medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, and soft-tissue surgery.
He attends continuing education programs to stay current in the latest trends in veterinary medicine. Dr. Silvers belongs to the American Veterinary Medical Association and the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association.
Ever committed to the community, Dr. Silvers has provided guidance and veterinary care to non-profit organizations Citi Critters Inc. and the Unleashed After-School Program. In his free time, Dr. Silvers loves exploring parks, and taking care of the family’s three precious toy poodles, Mocha, Ruby and Bella, as well as their 3 adorable cats, Orson, Earl. and Cruise.
JESSICA AULISIO, DVM
" Acupuncture fascinates me! I enjoy being able to offer it for pain relief and to aid in rehabilitation cases. I love having it in my toolkit, and the training allows me to see problems in different light. "