I am an Ashtabula County native. My family has been here since the 1800s. They came here to farm and raise their families in the beautiful wooded North Country of Ohio. After graduating from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978 I decided that my ancestors had the right idea and I too returned home to raise a family and practice veterinary medicine.
The faculty at OSU bestowed upon me the great honor of being the most outstanding large animal veterinarian in the class of ’78. I practiced large animal medicine and surgery almost exclusively for the next 20 years. I had built the Country Doctor Veterinary Clinic in 1983 and my associate veterinarians attended to small animals for many years while I stayed focused on the areas of dairy and horse farms.
In 1996 a horse that I was working on attacked me and severely injured my neck. I was forced out of large animal practice and transitioned into small animal medicine and practice management. I love this every bit as much as my large animal days.
Over the years our clinic has evolved from a premier large animal practice into a premier small animal practice that has been nationally recognized for excellence in patient care and practice management.
I truly believe that our incredible staff deserves most of the credit for our success. I have had many amazing people work with me over the years and this has been the greatest pleasure of my long career. If you think about it; a veterinary clinic is just brick, mortar, medicine and equipment. It is the people that set it apart and I have been blessed with the greatest staff on the planet!!
The clients have been wonderful as well. We have over 13,000 clients in our database and I can truly say that it has been a pleasure to know and work with so many people who are dedicated to their animals. We are really in the people business the animals don’t bring themselves to the Vet! Thankfully through the people, we get to meet and help so many wonderful animals.
I am a graduate of Mentor High School. I started in veterinary medicine when I was 18, working as a veterinary technician for 10 years in Florida while I was in college. I moved back to Ohio in 2002 and decided to pursue a nursing degree, and ultimately gained my master's degree as an oncology nurse practitioner. I worked in the human nursing field for almost 20 years until I realized how much I missed working with animals. In 2016, I returned to veterinary medicine and it has changed my life for the better. I love what I do! Currently, I am enrolled in Penn Foster, to become a registered veterinary technician within the next year. I have 2 orange tabby cats, Lenny and Frankie, and a paint horse named Kahlua. I love fostering cats and kittens for local humane societies until they can find their forever homes. I am very excited to be a part of the Harbor Veterinary Clinic team!
I am honored to join the Country Doctor team as the receptionist at the Harbor Veterinary Clinic and am happy to bring 10 years of customer service experience to help make your pet's appointment enjoyable. As someone who is new to the veterinary field, I am excited to learn the basics and see the growth of knowledge here in the Harbor area and beyond.
I am a wife to a wonderful husband, a mother to two beautiful daughters, and a dog mommy to a dachshund and black lab. I enjoy all things in life; especially theater and friends. Most of all, I love meeting and getting to know others. Please stop by and say hello!
I am a 2006 graduate of Lakeside High School and a lifelong resident of Ashtabula. I have many years of experience working in the human healthcare field and started my animal medicine career working for The Cleveland Equine Clinic as a veterinary technician for horses. I have always been passionate about animals, even as a little girl, trying to save any injured animals in the neighborhood. I love that I get to continue that passion as an adult.
I have quite the zoo of animals of my own: two dogs Mia and Sven, 2 black cats named Magic and Lola, Petey the morning dove, 21 chickens, 4 ducks, a rabbit named Apollo, and 7 horses. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my husband Tim and our daughter Taylor, attending local horse shows where my daughter shows her horses, kayaking, trail riding, and photography.
I am a 2018 McDowell High School Graduate from Erie, PA. I went to Great Lakes Institute of Technology and graduated in 2019 from the Veterinary Assistant program. I was born in Seminole County, Florida but relocated to Pennsylvania when I was 3 and was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, which is a type of cancer that affects white blood cells. I truly feel that along with my family, the frequent visits from the therapy animals in the hospital helped me keep my courage in fighting the battle against cancer. Ever since then It has been my goal to help animals and their owners like they helped me. Therefore, I am very excited to fulfill my goal and to be a part of the Harbor Veterinary Clinic family!
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