Dr. Andy Matlock

Veterinarian

Some of you may recognize Dr. Andy Matlock because he has worked at Aurora Veterinary Clinic since high school, as a veterinary assistant. After graduation, Dr. Matlock attended The Ohio State University where he majored in animal sciences.

Dr. Kim Zalewski

Veterinarian
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Born in Maple Heights, Ohio and raised in Auburn township, Ohio Dr. Kim Zalewski discovered a profound calling in a profession centered on building connections with people and positively influencing the health and well-being of their furry family members.

Dr. Robin Rosen-Sharp

Veterinarian
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Dr. Robin Rosen-Sharp joined the the practice in March of 1993. She is a 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Stacy Burns

Veterinarian
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Dr. Stacy (Hallabrin) Burns was raised in Lexington Ohio. She knew from an early age she wanted to help animals. Dr. Burns obtained her Pre-Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Findlay in 1986.

Dr. Abbey White

Veterinarian

Dr. Abbey White started with Aurora Animal Care Center in October of 2023. She grew up in Shalersville, OH and graduated from Hiram College in 2013. Dr. White graduated from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018.

Dr. Kara Song

Relief Veterinarian
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Dr. Song grew up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Houghton College in Western New York. She then continued west to attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she graduated in May 2018.

Dr. Michael Slawienski

Board Certified Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Slawienski is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree form Iowa State University in 1992.

Tracie

Office Manager

Tracie has been with Aurora Animal Care Center since July 2023. Born and raised in Edinburg, Ohio, Tracie discovered her passion for creating efficient and thriving workspaces early on.

Lerrissa

Registered Veterinary Technician, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner
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Lerrissa has been with Aurora Animal Care Center since 2005. She graduated from Stautzenberger College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.

Todd

Certified Pharmacy Technician

Meet Todd, a dedicated certified pharmacy technician and proud Ohio native. Graduating with honors and achieving the highest academic average from pharmacy technician school, Todd initially pursued a career in banking before discovering his true passion for pharmacy in 2015.

Amber

Registered Veterinary Technician
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Amber's journey at Aurora Animal Care Center begain in 2017. She pursued her education at Stautzenberger College where she graduated with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in the same year.

Kathy

Registered Veterinary Technician
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Kathy has been in the Veterinary Field for nearly 30 years. In the beginning of Kathy’s career, she started caring for dairy animals and then transitioned in to small animal medicine. Kathy has been working with the Aurora Veterinary Clinic since 2006!

Lisa

Registered Veterinary Technician
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Lisa originally joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in 1999 and left in 2008 but rejoined our family in 2016 after living in Maui, Hawaii for a couple of years. Lisa graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 1999.

Joanna

Registered Veterinary Technician
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Joanna joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in 2008. She attended college at SUNY Fredonia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology. Soon after that, Joanna went to SUNY Delhi for Veterinary Science Technology and graduated in 2002.

Omar

Veterinary Technician
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Omar started with Aurora Animal Care Center in August of 2022. He is a veterinarian from Egypt working as a veterinary technician while he completes his licensing in the United States. While providing care for animals, Omar's dedication to his profession makes him a unique and driven individual.

Dallene

Veterinary Assistant
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Dallene has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2011. Dallene graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Plant Biology. She also holds a special interest in tick identification and tickborne diseases.

Chris

Veterinary Assistant
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Chris joined the Aurora Animal Care Center as a veterinary assistant in April of 2019 but has been shadowing Dr. Kartley since she was 15 in the summer of 2010 .

Deanna

Veterinary Assistant
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Deanna started with Aurora Animal Care Center in July of 2020. She attended Case Western Reserve University and graduated with a B.S.

Morgan

Veterinary Assistant
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Morgan joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2015. She studied Veterinary Assisting at Northcoast Training Academy and Agriculture at Cisco College in Texas. Morgan also served in the United States Army from 2010 to 2018 with 1 tour in Iraq.

Stacy

Veterinary Assistant
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Stacy joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in March 2015 but has been in the veterinary field since August 2001. She studied Zoology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine at Kent State University. Stacy is Fear Free certified since January 2019 and has a strong passion for animal behavior. She admires Dr.

Val

Veterinary Assistant

Val joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in 1978. Val has grown with our practice and is integral part of our team. She loves helping animals and working with our amazing staff here at the clinic. Val lives in Paris Township with her 2 cats, Marblecakes and Naomi.

Kenzie

Veterinary Assistant
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Kenzie joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in December 2020 after finishing school at North Coast Medical Training Academy to become a Veterinary Assistant. She has always had an interest in veterinary medicine and enjoys the knowledge and experience she gains while working with the team.

Jack

Veterinary Assistant

Jack joined Aurora Animal Care Center in July 2021. He enjoys hiking with his Dutch Malinois Dragon and watching movies. Jack enjoys working with the animals in the clinic and being an advocate for them and their well-being. His special interest in the veterinary field is animal behavior.

Nicole

Veterinary Assistant
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Nicole started working at Aurora Animal Care Center in March of 2022. She graduated from Kent State University with a B.S. in Zoology.

Sharon

Veterinary Assistant
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Sharon has been with Aurora Animal Care Center in August of 2022. She holds a masters degree in Accounting & Finance from Cleveland State University. Sharon enjoys learning new skills at the clinic as well as interacting with clients and their pets.

Daylynn

Veterinary Assistant

Daylynn has been with Aurora Animal Care Center since September of 2022. Her favorite part of vet med is being able to help patients and clients as well as seeing the many faces of various breeds that come in.

Michelle

Veterinary Assistant
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Michelle joined the team in March 2020. She was previously a banker for 10 years. Michelle has four pets: a beagle named Molly, a yorkie/shihtzu named Vern, a kitten named Georgia, and a cat named Ember. Michelle likes spending time with family, friends, and really enjoys

Natalie B.

Veterinary Assistant
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Natalie has been with Aurora Animal Care Center since 2021. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelors of Science in Fashion Merchandising. Her real passion lies with animals.

Satasha

Veterinary Assistant

Satasha has been with Aurora Animal Care Center since October 2022. She graduated from Hiram College in 2023 and she aspires to become a veterinarian.

Hanna

Veterinary Assistant

Hanna's path in veterinary medicine fueled by her genuine love for animals and a deep-seated desire to have a positive impact. Joining Aurora Animal Care Center in November 2023 marked a significant step in her vet med journey.

Samantha

Client Service Team
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Samantha joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in February of 2020. She graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor and Masters degree in Communication and Business. Samantha enjoys the family environment the clinic provides.

Danielle

Client Service Team
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Danielle joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2001. She takes a special interest and pride in helping our clients during the good and the bad times. Danielle admires that as a team we come together as a family in times of personal need.

Jen

Client Service Team
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Jen has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2019. She graduated from Northcoast Medical Training Academy for Veterinary Assisting. She holds a special interest in Feline Nutrition and has a soft spot for FIV positive cats.

Gaye

Client Service Team
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Gay joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in 1997. Gay enjoys working here because we are family and we all work together for the best outcome for the pet. Gay has 3 kids and multiple pets such as cats, dogs, chickens, goats and horses.

Sandy

Client Service Team

Sandy has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2004. She graduated from St. Joseph in Portland Maine with a BA in Healthcare Management in 1983, and a Nursing degree in 1961. Sandy holds a special interest in surgeries.

Ace

Head Greeter (In Memoriam)

Ace was welcomed to our team in 2004. He was our head greeter at our Mantua clinic. Most days you would have found him basking in the sun in his comfortable chair, or gazing at the fish swimming around in their tank.

Sam the Alligator

Clinic Ambassador

Sam was found lost in our parking lot. After unsuccessfully trying to reunite him with his family, he decided that since we were so nice to take him in that he would just stay with us.

Sydney

Sydney started working at the Aurora Kennel in October of 2023. She is a junior in high school. After graduating in May 2025, Sydney plans to attend college and earn a degree in Animal Science.