Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital

754 Franklin Ave. Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
In case of an after-hours emergency please contact the following emergency hospital:

Animal Emergency and Referral Associates
1237 Bloomfield Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone: (973) 226-3282

Oradell Animal Hospital
580 Winters Avenue
Paramus, NJ 07652
Phone: (201) 262-0010


Delayed Weather Opening:
Due to the inclement weather we are opening at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesdays 1/17 for the safety of our clients and their pets. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Dr. Cheryl A. Welch

Cheryl Welch Founder of Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital

Franklin Lakes Animal Hospital was started by Dr. Cheryl Ann Welch in 1996 at its current location. A native of Ringwood, and later a resident of Franklin Lakes, Welch graduated from Ramapo High School in 1983. She went to Cornell University before earning a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990.

Dr. Welch was a dynamic woman, a lover of life, a great mom, a good friend to many, a mentor and an incredibly skilled veterinarian.

She became ill in December of 2010 and died 2 months later of pancreatic cancer. She is still missed by many. Donations in her name can be made to the Lustgarten Foundation (