Welcome to Cedar Lane Animal Clinic

Your Veterinarian in Somerset, NJ

Call us at (732) 469-5133

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Cedar Lane Animal Clinic is a full-service medical facility established in June of 1975 by Dr. James Bacon. The clinic is conveniently located in the Easton Franklin Shopping Center at the corner of Cedar Grove Lane and Easton Avenue, just two blocks south of Interstate 287. The clinic contains 4 exam rooms, an in-patient treatment room, a dental treatment area, a surgical suite, a digital radiology room, a hospitalization ward, and pharmacy and administrative office space. Our veterinarians provide routine medical, surgical, and dental care and are skilled in treating serious conditions as well as offering regular pet wellness care. We are computerized and maintain paperless record keeping with state-of-the-art software.

If you live in Somerset or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the continued success of your pet’s health. If you have any questions, call (732) 469-5133 or contact us and we'll promptly get back to you.  We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for our pet owners.

At Cedar Lane Animal Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. James Bacon (owner)
Somerset Veterinarian | Cedar Lane Animal Clinic | (732) 469-5133

1760 Easton Ave.
Somerset, NJ 08873

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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • James Bacon, DVM
    Veterinarian & Business Owner

    Dr. Bacon grew up in Kansas and Missouri. He is a graduate of the University Of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, Dr. Bacon served two years in the Army before settling in New Jersey and opening Cedar Lane Animal Clinic in the summer of 1975.

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  • Kathleen Albert, DVM

    Dr. Albert, a New Jersey native, has recently moved back to the area from Alabama. She graduated from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Albert is caring, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and energetic.

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  • Kenneth Quin, DVM

    Dr. Quin was born in New Orleans and raised in the suburbs of the city. He served in the U. S. Navy aboard submarines before entering the Louisiana State School of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation in 1988, he moved to New Jersey.

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  • Nathan Schaffer, DVM

    Dr. Schaffer graduated from the University of Illinois with an undergraduate degree in Animal Science and continued directly into the DVM program. He has an interest in surgery, dermatology, and ultrasound and strives to give the best care to every animal and client he sees.

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  • Amy
    Office Manager

    Amy has been with us since May 2004. She works as a technician and office manager. She is a hard worker and loves helping us in all areas of the clinic.  She is currently working towards becoming a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager. 

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  • Lynn
    Head Technician

    Lynn has been at Cedar Lane since 2010 but was a previous member of our team in the early 2000’s. She has been a technician for over 20 years. Lynn takes pride in keeping the hospital clean and organized.

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  • Lindsey
    Veterinary Assistant

    Lindsey joined our team in March 2005 and has been a welcome addition. She keeps us smiling all day with her upbeat personality and positive outlook on life.

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  • Lisette
    Veterinary Technician

    Lisette joined our team in January 2006. She had previously worked for 7 years at a large emergency hospital in New Jersey and is a great asset to our team.

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  • Melissa
    Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa joined our staff in 2002 and keeps us laughing with her funny antics… She is a wonderful worker helping us as a technician/receptionist. Melissa has received her certification as an Animal Control Officer.

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  • Rachel
    Veterinary Assistant

    Rachel joined our team in 2017.  She is always smiling, enthusiastic, and willing to help in all areas of the clinic. She is patient and especial loves helping with challenging patients.

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3:00 pm-6:00 pm


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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Cedar Lane has been my long-time vet going back to the 1990's. The doctors and staff have always been responsive and kind to my cats and professional in all dealings."
    Eileen F.
  • "I was taken in right away and the doctor came in on time. All were very nice to my dog, who is rather skiddish, and tried to put him at ease during his checkup and while drawing blood."
    James M.
  • "I have been with cedar lane for 25 years. they have always been very professional and caring with our animals. The staff is the best."
    Paul L.

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