Animal Clinic Hours

Mon, Thu, Fri: 8am - 6pm Tue & Wed: 8am - 5pm Sat: 8am - 12pm

Staff

Tim Wells, Co-Owner and Registered Veterinary TechnicianTim Wells, Co-Owner, Registered Veterinary Technician

Co-Owner and Registered Veterinary Technician Tim Wells has been with Shawnee Animal Clinic since his senior year in high school. It is the only place he has ever worked and it is a place where he loves working.

"We have great patient care, exceptional client communication, a wonderful staff of doctors and technicians, and we practice compassionate and comprehensive care for multiple species," Tim said about what makes Shawnee Animal Clinic so unique. "The staff goes above and beyond to provide great care and the best medicine possible."

Tim has an associate degree in Applied Science and Veterinary Technology and a B.S. in Animal Science and Agriculture, both from Morehead State University. He is a volunteer at Sierra's Haven Animal Shelter. He is also a Pet First Aid and CPR Instructor through the American Red Cross and an instructor for the Veterinary Assistant Certificate Program at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Tim has twins, Owen and Olivia, and he spends some of his spare time with his Tennessee Walking Horse Mac. He shares his time with his friends and family, playing basketball, tennis, showing Tennessee Walking Horses, and traveling.

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Practice Manager Cathy StricklandCathy Strickland, Practice Manager

Practice Manager Cathy Strickland started with Shawnee Animal Clinic on the very first day we opened on Aug. 1, 1988 and has been here ever since. She's the expert in staff scheduling, payroll, taxes, accounts payable, the human resource department, bookkeeping, and advertising.

"Being part of a great team whose sole purpose is to better the lives of the pets and their families that have entrusted us with their care," Cathy said about what keeps her inspired after 24 years. "I have an unwavering faith in, and complete loyalty for, this practice. I'm always doing my best to be fair and have the courage and conviction to remain so no matter what the case may be."

Cathy has two German shepherds, Champ and Bandit and enjoys spending time with her family and drag racing.

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Karla McClary, IT ManagerKarla McClary, IT Manager and Purchaser

IT Manager and Purchaser Karla McClary oversees inventory management at SAC. She is in charge of ordering and managing all the inventory needed to run the practice, and she installs and maintains our computer hardware and software. Karla said she finds "the most satisfaction in finding good deals on the supplies she purchases for the office and passing those savings along to our clients." She has been with SAC since 1990.

"The dedication and diversity of our doctors creates a strong team which our technicians and other support staff fully complements," Karla said about why she enjoys working at SAC. "We are proud to offer the newest advances in medical care in our area and constantly strive to improve so we can be sure our patients are receiving the best medical care available."

Karla is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association. She has two dogs: Brut, a boxer, and Rocky, a mix. She also has two cats: And (yes, that's her name!) and Hobo.

Karla and her husband Allen have nine grandchildren, ranging from newborn to 19 years. Fall and winter are spent watching Cincinnati Bengals and spring and summer are spent camping, enjoying friends and family and their annual vacation to the Upper Peninsula where her family loves to walk the shores of Lake Superior and fish the Tahquamenon River.

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Stephanie Frederick, Registered Veterinary TechnicianStephanie Frederick, Registered Veterinary Technician

Registered Veterinary Technician Stephanie Frederick is our resident cat whisperer. "I seem to have the ability to calm and soothe cats and handle them in a way that is less stressful for all involved," she said. She brings this calming personality to her other responsibilities, which includes lab work, anesthesia monitoring, surgery prep, emergency care and triage. Stephanie has been with us since July of 2005.

The best part of her day, she said, is "seeing the pets go home healthy and happy." Shawnee Animal Clinic offers "compassionate care for the animals regardless of what the situation is. We go above and beyond to provide the very best of veterinary medicine to every animal," she said.

Stephanie has a B.S. from The Ohio State University and an associate degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State, from which she graduated Cum Laude. She also passed the Veterinary Technician National Exam in the summer of 2009.

She has a quite a menagerie at home, including a black lab named Lily, a rabbit named Wee Willy, and five cats, Kiki, Julie, Gidgit, Kenny, and Bojangles. She has two guinea pigs named Squiggles and Wiggles. Stephanie spends some of her free time scrapbooking and crafting. "I am currently working on a scrapbook for the clinic to remember all of our great clients and pets," she said. She also enjoys spending time with her family and nature walks.

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Terri Altman, Technician SupervisorTerri Altman, Technician Supervisor

Veterinary Assistant and Technician Supervisor Terri Altman has been with Shawnee Animal Clinic since April of 1995. She assists with monitoring and caring for hospitalized patients, educating clients on their pets' needs and answering owner questions or concerns while their pet is at the hospital. "My heart is truly in my job," said Terri.

"I feel our staff's compassion shows in our work everyday," said Terri about the clinic. "We go above and beyond to provide the most advanced medical care possible for your pet."

She has an associate degree in Computer Information Systems.

Terri brings her compassion home to care for her six cats, Sophie, Booger, Lilly, Miracle, Mogley, and Yin Yang. She has two dogs, Cedar and Kodak. Terri enjoys scrapbooking, shopping and photography.

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Lisa M. Anderson, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Lisa M. Anderson joined the Shawnee Animal Clinic team in November 2009. She cares for our emergency and hospitalized patients and talks with our clients about their pets' conditions. She also assists the veterinarians in exam rooms.

Lisa earned her degree in biology with a biomedical science concentration from Shawnee State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

"I love working at Shawnee Animal Clinic because we welcome all pets, large or small, and we do our best to provide each and every one of them with the care they deserve," she said. "I also love that we offer 24-hour emergency services to our clients!"

When not at the clinic, Lisa spends time caring for her small menagerie at home, including dogs Milo, Phoenix, Sage, Gemini, Tynee, and Starr; cats Bearcub, Neptune, Bailey, Chloe, Jay-Z, Winkin, Nala, Paws, and Pamplemoose; and horses Chance, Jade, Aiyana, Aryiana, Rango, Chassis, Leala, Frosty, Chiko, CJ, Champ, Poco, Luna, Leilani, and Koda. She also enjoys spending time with her husband Jason, running, biking, fishing, scrapbooking, swimming, trail riding, and training her horses.

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Kayla Howard, Veterinary AssistantKayla Howard, Veterinary Assistant

As a veterinary assistant, Kayla Howard's responsibilities include assisting the doctors and helping out everywhere she is needed. She brings her positive attitude and dedication, doing her part to provide the best care possible to the clinic.

"I like working here because the staff is great," she said. "Also because I know everyone here is doing their best to take care of the pets and make them better."

In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hunting, four wheelers, fishing, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She has three dogs, Tinkerbelle, Hercules, and Cabela, that know how to roll over, shake, and sit.

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Wendy Bauer, Veterinary AssistantWendy Bauer, Veterinary Assistant, Staff Development/Continuing Education

Wendy Bauer has been with SAC since 1998 and has worked with animals since 1994. Wendy works in staff development, client education, as a surgical assistant, marketing and "being an advocate for every pet." Wendy has outstanding communication skills with clients and goes out of her way to create relationships with the pets themselves.

"Shawnee Animal Clinic is very family oriented. Not only is the staff close, but we treat our patients and clients as family, too. I love that we go above and beyond for every pet that visits us," she says. "I feel that my job here is my calling, as animals occupy a large portion of my heart."

Wendy has three indoor dogs, Chippy, Nike, and Trudy, and one outdoor dog, Syrup. She is a member and donor to PETA and the ASPCA. She spends her outside time with her family, watching her sons play ball, cooking, shopping, and entertaining family and friends. Wendy has been married to her husband, Adam, for 16 years. They have two sons, Kolton (14) and Kason (10).

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Jennifer Kelly, Veterinary AssistantJennifer Kelly, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Jennifer Kelly joined the staff of Shawnee Animal Clinic in July of 2006. She's involved in all aspects of patient care, including giving medications, performing and assisting with treatments, patient monitoring, placing IV catheters, drawing blood, running lab tests and much more. Jennifer has a bachelor's degree with concentrations in Natural Science, Biology, Chemistry, and Geology.

"I really enjoy working at Shawnee Animal Clinic because I believe we make a difference in the animals' lives. We are compassionate and understanding to the clients and pets," Jennifer said.

She shares her home with several pets, including her dogs, Bayleigh, Mollie, Muttco, and her cats, Mia, Daphne, Callie, Jasmine, and Luna. She spends her time away from the clinic with her young son, shopping, doing yard work, and taking walks.

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Niki Ramey, Veterinary AssistantNiki Burchett, Veterinary Assistant

Veterinary Assistant Niki Rae Burchett has been with SAC since April of 2009. She ably assists the doctors in all areas of the practice and brings her positive energy into the office everyday. "This clinic has state-of-the-art equipment and exceptional companion animal care," Niki said about the clinic. "We have five intelligent, highly qualified doctors and a great staff that works well with each other. I am thrilled to be working at Shawnee Animal Clinic where I can use my skills and compassion to keep my friends' and neighbors' pets as healthy as possible."

Niki reminds everyone to "Save lives- spay and neuter!"

She is currently enrolled in Cedar Valley Technical School. She has a black poodle named Ozzie and a black Lab named Bailey. She has two domestic shorthair cats named Shae and Cameron. Niki spends her free time with her husband. She enjoys bowling, hanging out with friends and family, roller skating, playing softball, 4-wheeling and riding bikes.

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Krissy McDanielKrissy McDaniel, Veterinary Assistant and Registered Pharmacy Technician

Having trained and shown horses professionally since 1997, Krissy McDaniel joined the Shawnee Animal Hospital in December 2012. Her combined skills as a registered pharmacy technician and horse trainer make her a valuable part of the Shawnee Animal Clinic team.

"I enjoy working with and helping animals and making a difference in their lives," she said.

Krissy is a member of the Paso Fino Horse Association. She has six horses (Ofrenda, Drogo, Sabrina, Lakota, Rosie, and Wigsy), nine dogs (Ariel, Pablo, Tinkerbelle, Fred, Pippy, Barrett, Casper, Avalanche, and Marley), four cats (Mittens, Phillip, Frankenstein, and Huggins), and two sugar gliders (Elvis and Bocephers). She spends her free time with her family, horseback riding, playing softball, gardening, and painting. She holds a BA in Art and Psychology.

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Dean Vastine, Animal Care SupportDean Vastine, Animal Care Support

Animal Care Support staffer Dean Vastine always brings a smile to someone's face, whether it's a client or patient. He makes sure the patients are always in a clean cage, walks them, feeds and waters them during their stay with us.

"I like this clinic because the people and the animals here have become very dear to my heart," Dean said about working at Shawnee Animal Clinic.

Dean spends his free time watching his favorite TV shows, finding a new baseball cap, gardening, and socializing with his friends.

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Maranda Murphy, Kennel SupervisorMaranda Murphy, Kennel Supervisor

Maranda Murphy has been the kennel supervisor at Shawnee Animal Clinic since September 2012. She walks dogs, feeds and bathes the pets, cleans the kennel areas, and handles the laundry. While she admits to getting particular joy from playing with the puppies, she also finds satisfaction caring for aggressive dogs. "I look at it as a challenge," she said. "I am there to help take care of them."

Regarding SAC, she noted, "Not only is the staff great to work with, but they take excellent care of the animals, which makes SAC a great place to work."

Maranda has five dogs (Roy, Martha, Brownie, Lady, and Duke), three tetra fish (Drake, Ezekiel, and Sparkle), and a dwarf frog, Liam. When she is not working, she spends time with her family and boyfriend, plays with her animals, fishes, rides four wheelers, participates in youth group activities, and takes long walks.

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Vicki Graf, GroomerVicki Graf, Groomer

Groomer Vicki Graf has been with us since October of 2011, but has been working with animals for the past 22 years. Vicki helps bathe, groom and manicure the animals. "I adore working with dogs," Vicki said. "I enjoy everything dog-related. And I like everyone here."

Vicki has four poodles: Kadin, Dara, Molly, and Bea; a toy poodle named Spike and two terriers named Alex and Boomer.

Vicki enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and canning.

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Stacy Dodson, Billing and CollectionsStacy Dodson, Staff Manager

Staff Manager Stacy Dodson has been with SAC since 1999. She is in charge of billing and collections, as well as staff scheduling.

In reference to veterinary medical care we provide, "I love the compassion, dedication, and technology that our clinic brings to Southern Ohio," Stacy said.

Stacy has two dogs: a giant Schnauzer appropriately named Sasquatch and a Rottweiler named Gertie. She enjoys spending time with her husband and their three sons.

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Michell Counts, ReceptionistMichell Counts, Receptionist

Being a good Receptionist requires a great attitude, and Michell Counts certainly has one. She gives all our clients and pets a cheerful and warm welcome. She has been answering phones, scheduling appointments, greeting clients and helping out in any way possible since September of 2000.

"I like working here because our doctors and staff are great with the animals," said Michell about SAC. "You can tell they really care. I enjoy working with the staff and helping others."

Michell has three dogs, Buddy, Millie and Scrappy. She enjoys taking pictures, spending time with her grandchildren, going to flea markets, and crochet.

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Tiffany Robinson, ReceptionistTiffany Robinson, Receptionist

Tiffany Robinson joined the staff at Shawnee Animal Clinic in April 2012. As the clinic's receptionist, her responsibilities include checking-in patients, answering the phone, and scheduling appointments. She's a natural animal lover and enjoys greeting all the pets who walk through the door.

"I love working with all the animals that come in to the clinic," Tiffany said. "It's a great environment to work in."

Tiffany has eight pets: four cats, Patch, Zeek, Sebastian, and Buddy, and four dogs, Maddie, Daisy, Mommy, and Pepper. When not working at the clinic, Tiffany enjoys camping, fishing, baking, and spending time with her family and pets.

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Connie Risner, ReceptionistConnie Risner, Receptionist

Receptionist Connie Risner has been helping our clients and their pets at the SAC front desk since October of 2005. She does our scheduling and attends to customer service. "I love helping people," she said about what continues to motivate her.

"I feel this clinic gives exceptional service to all pets with state-of-the-art technology that is not matched in this area," Connie said. "The doctors and the staff are the most caring and qualified that I know."

Connie spends some of her free time caring for her four dogs, Lola, a chihuahua; Honey Bun, a pug; Shooter, a boxer mix, and Quincey, a shepherd mix. She also has two cats, Ozzy and Roy. Connie enjoys cooking, music, and shopping. She is also a proud Sierra's Haven donor!

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Hollie Reed, HousekeepingHollie Granados, Support Staff

Hollie Granados has been helping to take care of the patients here at SAC since March of 2010. She walks the dogs, feeds and waters both the dogs and the cats, and generally "pampers" the pets.

"Taking care of and spending time with the animals" is the favorite part of her job, Hollie said.

She has a 2-year old labrador retriever mix named Betty, and two chihuahuas named Choco and Chispa. Hollie loves spending time with her daughter and her pets.

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Shirley Wheeler, Housekeeping

At Shawnee Animal Clinic we take pride in our appearance and we have Shirley Wheeler to thank for that. She's been keeping the clinic in ship-shape condition for the past six years.

"I love all aspects of my job, especially being around the pets," said Shirley. She is always friendly and happy and treats the animals as though they were her human friends. "I love working with animals, and I love the employees that work here."

Shirley has a shih tzu named Muffin and enjoys shopping and taking leisurely walks in her spare time.

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Shawnee Veterinary StaffSydney Legg, Receptionist

Receptionist Sydney Legg joined Shawnee Animal Clinic in October, 2013. Her responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, and assisting clients and their pets. Her love of animals and desire to help people has made her a perfect fit for the position. She is currently enrolled in Shawnee State University's Business Administration program.

"I like working here because the facility is very nice and my coworkers are friendly and helpful," she says. "You can tell that everyone here truly cares about animals. It feels great to be a part of that."

Sydney has a cat named Jax, a dog named Buddy, and a hamster named Malachi. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing piano, camping, attending concerts, and spending time with her friends, family, and pets.

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Shawnee Veterinary StaffKayla Crawford, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist

Highly organized and willing to help in any situation, Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist Kayla Crawford joined Shawnee Animal Clinic in September, 2013. She makes sure animals are walked, fed, and watered, assists our veterinarians, and checks patients in and out of our veterinary clinic. Her favorite part of her job is working with the animals.

Kayla currently attends Shawnee State University and is majoring in psychology. She has a an eight-year-old dog named Taffy, and spends her free time helping her grandparents, hiking, fishing, and hanging out with her friends.

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Shawnee Veterinary StaffAdam Turner

Bio coming soon!

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Shawnee Veterinary StaffJacob Thompson, Animal Care Support

Jacob Thompson joined Shawnee Animal Clinic in October, 2013. As an Animal Care Support member, Jacob is responsible for taking care of our animal boarders by keeping them clean, fed, watered and happy. Jacob's favorite part of his position is taking care of pets with special medical needs.

"I enjoy the friendly and fast paced environment at Shawnee Animal Clinic," says Jacob. "I also enjoy the opportunities to learn more about animal science and medicine." Jacob is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in fine arts, and spends his free time watching movies, reading about myth and folklore, and enjoying time with his dog Sophia.

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Dave Counts, Maintenance ManDave Counts

In loving memory. Some moments we never forget because our lives are changed forever.

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