Aurora Veterinary Clinic

305 Aurora Commons Circle
Aurora, OH 44202

(330)562-5100

www.auroravet.com

Our Staff

 

Veterinary Technicians

Amber M. 

RVT

 

Amber graduated from tech school in March 2012 and became a Registered Veterinary Technician in December 2012. She has been working at Aurora Veterinary Clinic since 2014. She enjoys participating in dental procedures and surgeries. She has 1 dog, 2 cats, 2 kids and a husband. Amber enjoys educating our clients to help better their pet's lives. 

Danielle C.

RVT

 

Danielle joined the Aurora Veterinary Center in 2007.  She also graduated from Stautzenberger College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2007. She enjoys giving the most optimal care that the Aurora Veterinary Care Center has to provide. Danielle has a husband, 4 kids, 2 dogs and 3 cats. In Danielle's spare time she enjoys camping and hiking. 

 

Joanna 

RVT

 

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. Joanna enjoys being part of one of the best Veterinary Hospitals in the area and that we are always striving to improve our standard of care. Joanna has a husband, 2 boys in elementary school and 2 dogs. They are currently trying to start an aquarium at home!

 

Kathy 

RVT

 

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 for the last 12 years now. She started working at the front desk before obtaining her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. Kathy loves educating our clients, so their pets can receive the best care possible. “I appreciate the great team we have here at Aurora Veterinary Clinic and look forward to continuing my education to help our clients keep our beloved pets healthy and happy.”

 

Lerrissa

RVT

 

Lerrissa has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2005. She graduated from Stautzenberger College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Lerrissa furthered her education even more by becoming a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee of Veterinary Medicine. Lerrissa is also Fear Free Certified. While at the clinic, Lerrissa enjoys Anesthesia, Rehabilitation and Puppy and Kitten Socialization. Outside the clinic, Lerrissa has a husband, a daughter, a Pitbull named Bruce, a Mixed Breed named Rex and 2 cats, named Neko and Maseeka. In Lerrissa’s spare time, she enjoys reading books and DIY projects.

 

Lisa

RVT

 

Lisa originally joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in 1999 and left in 2008 but rejoined our family in 2013. Lisa graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 1999. Lisa enjoys working at the Aurora Veterinary Clinic because they give Register Technicians the opportunity to utilize the skills they learned in school. Lisa has a husband, two boys Adam and Evan and 2 kitties, Bailey and Jackie. In Lisa's spare time, she likes to be outdoors, hiking or playing sports with her kids. 

 

Meredith

RVT

 

Meredith has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2018. She graduated from Walsh University with a BA in Sociology Family Studies in 2011. Meredith, then went to Stautzenberger College and graduated with Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2015. She also holds a Fear Free Professional Certification. Meredith has spent time working on a therapeutic horse farm with adults and children with disabilities. While at the clinic, Meredith enjoys the sense of family, support, and how the clinic's high standard of care aligns with her own ethics. Meredith has 2 horses, Sugar and Magic, a Sheepdog/terrier mix named Wally, a Miniature Poodle named Kramer and 3 kitties, Carlito, Louie and Tink. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, trail riding with her horses, cuddling with her cats, genealogy and traveling. Also, few people know that she can do pretty good impersonations of her family and friends!

 

 

Veterinary Assistants

Alexis P.

 

 Alexis joined the Aurora Veterinary Care Center in January of 2019. She is currently attending Hiram College and will be graduating spring of 2020 with a Biochemistry Degree. Alexis enjoys working with the rest of the staff and that everyday is not the same, with different faces and cases. She has two dogs named Sadie and Yoshi and a gecko named Saphira. One fun fact about Alexis, is that she got to take a exciting trip to South Korea with her school last year. 

 

Amber C. 

 

Amber joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2017. She went to Stautzenberger College and graduated with Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2017. Amber holds a special interest in Oncology and enjoys working with her team. Amber has husband, Michael, four golden retrievers (Trigger, Ivory, Stella and Moose) and a cat named Thor. In Amber’s spare time she enjoys going to the beach and playing softball.

 Christine K.

Christine joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2019 but has been shadowing Dr. Kartley since 2010.  Christine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and a Minor in Physical Anthropology from Ohio State University. She holds special interests in Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation and Animal Behavior. Christine is impressed with the immense knowledge base that everyone at the clinic has to offer. Outside the clinic, Christine has two Flat-Coated Retrievers, Cricket and Bristle. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping and long road trips. Also, few people know that she is an artisan soap maker!

Dallene F.

 

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.  Dallene loves what amazing team we have here at Aurora Animal Care Center; We go above and beyond for each other inside and outside the clinic. Dallene has 2 cats, Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty Kitty and Fluffy and a Cockatiel named Pretty Bird. She enjoys visiting national parks, collecting, identifying and preserving insects ectoparasites. Dallene is also local beekeeper and encourages everyone to promote and protect honeybees from neonicotinoids, deforestation, colony collapse disorder and climate change.

 

Emma H.

Emma joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2018. She went to Stautzenberger College and graduated with Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology in 2018. Emma holds a special interest in reconstructive surgery and animal training. Emma appreciates her entire team because we give the best care possible to our clients and patients. Emma has a Beagle/Bassett Hound mix named Rosie, a cat named Spice and two Axolotls named Jeff and Jerold. In Emma’s spare time she enjoys crocheting and hiking. Every year Emma crochets hats and squids to donate to hospitals for children and babies. She also has started making blankets!

Morgan

 

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 Army from 2010 to 2018 with 1 tour in Iraq. She has a special interest in Fear Free Practices and exotic pets.  Morgan looks forward to learning new things everyday here at the clinic. Morgan appreciates the team she has here at the clinic and refers to the staff more like family. She has daughter, Marical, a pitmix named Buttercup and two cats named Meeko and Nina. In her spare time, she enjoys being outdoors and doing activities such as hiking, swimming, horseback riding and fishing. What many people don’t know about Morgan is that she has to Europe and 20 out of the 50 states!

 Stacy R.

Stacy joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2015 but has been in the Veterinary Field since 2001. She studied Zoology and Pre-Vet Medicine at Kent State University. Stacy holds a special interest in animal behavior and is Fear Free Certified. She admires Dr. Imhof’s desire to focus on the best veterinary medicine by keeping the entire staff well educated. Stacy has two Australian Sheperds, Inferno and Cami; an aussie mix, Hoser; an boxer, Tanker;  an Pitbull, Captain; an Border Collie mix, Winnie; 3 cats, Jack, Smolder, and Nomax; Hamster, Perdita; two snakes, Houdini and Candy and some fish. In Stacy’s spare time, she helps and fosters for Animal Pawtectors. She also enjoys running 5ks (both with and without her dogs), hiking and family time. Stacy was also was on the fire department for 16 years and wants to become a wildlife rehabilitator.

Val 

 

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. Val drives a 1944 army jeep and in 2016 walked 600 miles across Spain on the Camino de Santiago!!

 

Managers

Christine H.

Practice Manager 

 

Christine joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2014. She graduated from college in 1986 with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. While at the clinic, Christine enjoys the family feel of the clinic and the "above and beyond" care we give our client's pets.  Christine has a husband and a cat named Daisy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, reading and relaxing by a fire.

 

Client Service Team Members

Amanda

 

Amanda joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2018. She graduated from in 2009 with an STNA license. While at the clinic, there isn't a single thing that Amanda doesn't love doing. Outside of the clinic, Amanda has her significant other, Scott, two step-children, Nathan and Nicholas, a dog named Lady, and a cat named Cooper at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys camping and kayaking, and few people know that she's an ordained minister (by the State of Ohio, not just online)!

 


 

Danielle K. 

 

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. Danielle has a husband, Tim and two German Shepherds, Benny and Mae. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking, baking, reading, walking and travelling. Few people know that Danielle has seen most of the United States from the window of an 18- Wheeler. The only states Danielle has not seen yet is Vermont, Alaska and Hawaii!  

 

Fran 

 

Fran joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2015. She graduated with a Medical Assistant degree and earned her leadership certification from “People First”. Fran holds special interest in Pet Nutrition and Parasite Prevention. Fran appreciates employee engagement and appreciation. Fran has a fiancé, 3 kids, a pit mix, Sambone and 3 cats, Frankie, Big Foot and Little Foot. In her spare time, she enjoys fishing, camping, the outdoors and cooking. Few people know that she plays classical music on the piano!

 

Gaye 

 

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.

  

 

Heather

 

Heather joined the Aurora Care Animal Center in 2015. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 2008 with a degree in Anthropology and History. Heather admires how each team member treats each pet as we would our own. Heather has a husband, Billy, four kids, Brinley, Shawn, Jesse and Elyanna, a miniature schnauzer, Sadie and bunch of chickens. Heather enjoys spending time with her family, photography and traveling. Few people know Heather went repelling in New Zealand!

 

 

Jacki

 

Jacki joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2016. Jacki is interested in animal behavior and fear free practices. She admires that we take care if our client’s pets just like we would our own. Jacki has a husband, Chuck, a beagle mix, Rogue, rottweiler mix, Storm and Great Dane mix, Phoenix and three cats, Dillian, Chad, and CeCe. Jacki enjoys gardening, hiking and being outside. She is also interested in starting a hobby farm in the future.

 

Jean 

Jean has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center since 2017. Jean studied Science at Virginia Western. Jean appreciates the love and care that we provide to our patients and we act more like family. Jean has a husband Eric, 3 daughters, Jenna, Holly and Kathryn, three dogs, Princess, Milo and Max, and four cats, Leroy, Midnight, Simba and Juliet. Jean enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and reading. Few people know that Jean is from Plymouth Massachusetts.

 

Jen

 

 

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 continued education for FIV and FeLV. Jen appreciates the family atmosphere and friendships made between employees, clients and their pets. Jen has a 16-year-old cat named Nora. In Jen’s spare time, she enjoys board games, retro and gaming conventions, Halloween, road trips, maps, history and films. Few people know that she collects gemstones, foreign coins and hat boxes.

 

Kelsey

 

Kelsey joined the Aurora Animal Care Center in 2016. She studied Biology at Kent State University and Veterinary Assisting online at the Animal Behavior College. She holds a special interest in Fear Free Techniques and keeping our patients comfortable when coming in. Kelsey appreciates how family oriented our team is and the continuing education opportunities. Kelsey has a husband, Justin, a son, Mason, Hound terrier, Boots and a cat, Jameson Mittens. She enjoys going for walks in the park and spending time with her family. Few people know that she was able to experience driving across the country and has lived in a few different states.

 

Sandy

RN

 

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. Sandy enjoys working with her team and the team’s willingness to work together. Sandy has 6 cats; a Flame point Himalayan, Grace, DMH Tuxedo, Matthew, a Black Persian, Piper, a DMH Tiger, Pixie, Calico Persian, Tessa and DLH Flame point, Alexander. Sandy enjoys reading and indoor plants. Few people know that she dated the drummer from Brazill 66!

 

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. He helps out any way that he can, offering his assistance and expertise to both the client and patient service teams. He is just as likely to be found helping to put away food, as he is to be working with the doctors on patient care. In his short stay with us, Sam as elevated himself to the status of DVM (claiming Ohio State University, of course)! We couldn't imagine life without him - as he has made friends with not only our staff, but also our clients and patients!

 

Ace

Ace was welcomed to our team in 2004.  He is our head greeter at our Mantua clinic. Most days you will find him basking in the sun in his comfortable chair, or gazing at the fish swimming around in their tank. He loves all the love and attention he gets from each and every staff member, and poses perfectly for all of our adorable selfies.