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



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 (