Our Doctors - Aurora Animal Care Center

Aurora Veterinary Clinic

305 Aurora Commons Circle
Aurora, OH 44202



Our Doctors



Ellen Imhof

DVM - Practice Owner


Dr. Ellen Imhof is an Ohio State graduate (with 37 years of Ohio State education in the family – where else??) who began practice at Aurora Veterinary Clinic in 1983, practicing small animal and equine medicine. When the equine portion moved into their own facility, she transitioned to companion animal practice full time. She has a strong interest in internal medicine and in our senior pets and helping their lives be as active  and comfortable as possible.  In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, travel, music and photography. She enjoys the changes and challenges in veterinary medicine and the opportunity to work with this great team – truly family operated and Buckeye powered.

Andy Matlock 



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. He was then accepted into the Ohio State Veterinary program…a year early!

Dr. Matlock’s areas of interest include animal behavior, ultrasonography, endoscopy, and acupuncture. He plans on pursuing his interests through continuing education seminars and workshops.

He currently resides in Kent with his wife and two cats Pancake and Waffle. He enjoys Cleveland and Ohio State sports, spending time with family and attending local events.

Jennifer Kartley



Dr. Jennifer Kartley began working in the practice as part of the client service team in August of 1999 while she pursued her undergraduate degree at Hiram College. After completing veterinary school at The Ohio State University in June of 2007, she returned to the practice as a full time associate veterinarian. Dr. Kartley is originally from Mansfield, Ohio but now resides in rural Geauga County with her husband, kids and many four legged family members.

Dr. Kartley avidly pursues continuing education to obtain the cutting edge information necessary to give clients and their pets the best care available. Her passion for education does not end there, Dr. Kartley also mentors many students interested in the veterinary profession. Not only does she allow highly motivated students to shadow her in the clinic, but she also helps guide them through the arduous application process to enter veterinary college.


Nicholas Villalba


Dr. Villalba is from Akron, Ohio and obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University in 2012. In 2013, he moved to Ontario, Canada and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Guelph in 2017. He practiced in Columbus, Ohio until joining Aurora Veterinary Clinic in the summer of 2019. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking with his wife, Michelle, and their dog, Norah. The rest of their family consists of 2 long haired cats named Putter and Niko. Dr. Villalba’s other hobbies include biking, running, and cooking. He also enjoys cheering on the Cleveland Indians, Browns, and Cavaliers! His professional interests include dermatology, internal medicine, feline medicine, and client education.

Kimberly Zalewski



Dr. Kimberly Zalewski may look familiar to some of you as she grew up in this area and previously worked as a veterinary assistant here. When she moved back to the area she was excited to rejoin the Aurora Animal Care Center team.

She completed her undergraduate degree at Hiram College in 2010 where she majored in biology with a minor in communications. Dr. Zalewski graduated from Ohio State University in 2015 and went to work on the west side of Cleveland at a small animal practice for several years. She is a member of the OVMA and AVMA.

She has 2 cats, Rosie and Oliver, and a husky/lab mix named Cali. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, volunteering with Freedom Greyhound Rescue and attending local events. She has special interests in greyhounds, internal medicine, dentistry and small mammal/pocket pets.

Robin Rosen-Sharp



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. Rosen-Sharp, a general medicine practitioner, has a special interest in avian and exotic medicine and enjoys both surgical and medical cases. Dedicated to her profession, she is continually learning new techniques in veterinary medicine to help keep the Aurora and Mantua Veterinary Clinics progressive in their services.

Dr. Rosen-Sharp is married and lives in Aurora with her husband John, her daughter, Lauren and her son, Joshua. She enjoys bird watching, crafts and cooking.

Stacy Burns



After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, Dr. Stacy (Hallabrin) Burns started working at the Aurora Veterinary and Mantua Veterinary Clinics in August 1991 as a full time associate veterinarian.

Dr. Burns resides in Streetsboro with her husband, Ron, two very special and lovely rescue beagle, “Maggie Mae”, and six crazy kitties.

When not working or going to continuing education classes, Dr. Burns enjoys photography, scrapbooking, rubberstamping and walking her beagle.

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.

She is excited to be part of the team at Aurora and Streetsboro. She looks forward to creating long-lasting relationships with patients and clients. Her professional interests include orthopedics, cardiology, behavior, and preventative medicine. Dr. Song is also fear free certified and looks forward to taking the fear out of veterinary visits for your pets.

Dr. Song resides in Stow with her husband and their two dogs: an Aussie mix, Sadie, who she adopted during vet school and her energetic Golden Retriever, Caspian.

When not working, Dr. Song enjoys baking, reading, and hiking. She has participated in Pelotonia which is a bike ride that raises money for cancer research. She also enjoys serving on veterinary mission trips with Christian Veterinary Mission. She has served in Nicaragua and Honduras.

Dr. Michael Slawienski


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. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and trained as a resident in veterinary surgeon at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. Dr. Mike practiced at Associated Veterinary Specialists in St. Louis before moving to Ohio with his family in 2004. He has provided soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic specialty surgeries for patients of veterinary hospitals in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas since that time.

Dr. Mike is an avid homebrewer and as a BJCP certified judge, he has judged beer competitions nationally and abroad. Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his three young wonderful children and his wife. Dr. Slawienski has a sweet one-eyed pug named Boty and a very mischievous cat named Shadow.