Country Lakes Animal Clinic

Conveniently located on Route 46 in Mine Hill, NJ, Country Lakes Animal Clinic is committed to providing quality, friendly care to the pets of the Mine Hill community and surrounding areas. Serving the Morris and Sussex County areas since 1974, we offer small animal medicine and surgery services as well as boarding and grooming. Each team member is deeply committed to the health and well-being of your pet. We love animals as much as you do! At Country Lakes Animal Clinic, we pledge to treat every patient as if it were our own, providing superior medical care with respect and compassion. We are dedicated to building lasting relationships with our clients while providing quality progressive care, education and genuine personal service. Country Lakes Animal Clinic will strive each day to provide our clients and their pets with an experience that promotes their special bond and exceeds their expectations in every way.
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  • 378 U.S. Highway 46
  • Mine Hill,NJ 07803
  • Phone: (973) 584-1836
  • Fax: (973) 584-5318
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  • M, W, F: 8:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue, Thu: 8:00am-7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am-12:00pm
  • See our MORE INFO page for after hours ER care.
  • Sun: Closed
  • Kimani M Griffith, DVM

    Practice Owner
    Dr. Kimani Griffith acquired ownership of Country Lakes Animal Clinic (established in 1974) in 2009 and looks forward to constantly improving its standards of excellence. Having grown up in Warren, NJ, he graduated from Watchung Hills Regional High School before attending Bucknell University for his undergraduate degree in biology. He attained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of West Indies, afterward attending clinics at Cornell University. He started his veterinary career at Livingston Animal Hospital in Livingston, NJ before joining Country Lakes Animal Clinic in 2008. He is accredited by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and also a certified member of the Penn HIP referral network.

    Dr. Griffith was inspired to become a veterinarian by his fascination with science and love of animals, as well as the unique challenges of working with animals and their caregivers.  He appreciates the interaction that he has with his clients, patients and coworkers in a compassionate team setting, to deal with the health and well being of his patients.

    His love of medicine is evident in his work, with special interest in ophthalmology, neurology, endocrinology and clinical pathology. He also takes pride in his active participation in pet adoption. Country Lakes Animal Clinic works closely with local animal shelters to house dogs and cats in need of homes, socializing if necessary and hosting adoption days to find loving homes for those in need.  Check out our adoption page for animals currently in need of loving homes.

    Dr. Griffith stresses the importance of quality of care for the pet and education of the client to facilitate a long and healthy life for our furry family members. He shares his home with his wife Shanthini, daughter Aubrie and dog Homer.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
  • Colleen Markey

    Office Manager

    Colleen has been with Country Lakes since 2018. Before working at Country Lakes she has had years of experience being a dog groomer, working at animal hospitals and also at a same day surgery center for humans. Because of her vast experience she is our Office Manager. She is a true animal lover at heart. She looks forward to meeting you and your pets at Country Lakes Animal Clinic. 
    Years in Practice:
    Dec 08, 2018
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    Elizabeth Barci


    My name is Liz, I first started in the animal field by doing an online course, a year later I then followed my love for animals with my first job at an emergency animal hospital, where I learned most of what I know now. I left shortly after three years to continue my career closer to home, that's when I started at Country Lakes Animal Clinic in June 2019, where I will continue to learn and exceed my love for animals. 
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 25, 2019
  • Alon Geraghty

    Kennel Attendant 

    Alon started her career as a kennel attendant in 2015. Her love for animals began at young age. She cared for her animals in home as well as pet sitting for family and friends. Another opportunity that honed her skills was volunteering at a local animal shelter. Alon enjoys her job caring for animals at Country Lakes Animals Clinic and looks forward to learning new skills each day.  

    Years in Practice:
    Aug 25, 2019
  • Jamie Smyczynski


    Jamie has been a technician for over 10 years. She use to work with Dr. Griffith at Livingston before he owned Country Lakes and started here in 2019. She has 3 dogs and 2 of them are rescues from the Korean Meat Markets. Animal's have always been her passion. She cant wait to meet your pets!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
  • Deanna Livigne


    Deanna has been with Country Lakes since June 2020. She has 3 kids, 3 dogs and 4 cats. She first became interested in the field by volunteering at a rescue and fostering dogs. Working at the clinic has solidified the love and passion she has for animals. She cant wait to meet your pets! 
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 20, 2020
  • Alyssa Rotondi


    Alyssa has been around grooming since she was a teenager learning from her mom. Her mother is a professional groomer for over 30 years and Alyssa learned many of her skills from her mother. She started at Country Lakes in 2019 and is here for all your grooming needs!
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 20, 2020