Aurora Veterinary Clinic

46 South Aurora Road
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 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 kids and a husband. Amber enjoys talking to clients to help educate them to better improve the lives of their pets.  

Danielle C.

RVT

 

I enjoy working at both the Aurora and Mantua clinics, because we really strive to do the best for all animals. I love working for a company that shares in my passion for the love of animals.

 

Joanna 

RVT

 

We will always do what’s best for your pet. We stay up to date, we don’t cut corners, and we take our time in order to provide the best care we possibly can.

 

Kathy 

RVT

 

Kathy has been involved in the veterinary field in many capacities for nearly 30 years beginning with caring for dairy animals then most recently working with small animals for the Aurora Veterinary Clinic. She has enjoyed working here immensely for about 12 years now starting at the front desk then studying to obtain her license as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2010. Kathy loves helping our clients take the best care of their pets that they can.  I appreciate the great team we have here at AVC and look forward to continued learning to help our clients keep our beloved pets healthy and happy.

 

Lerrissa

RVT

 

Lerrissa has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2005. She graduated from Stautzenburger College with a degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician, received an additional specialty through the University of Tennessee of Veterinary Medicine, became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, and is Fear Free Certified. While at the clinic, Lerrissa enjoys Anesthesia, Rehabilitation, Behavior, Puppy and Kitten Socialization. Outside of the clinic, Lerrissa has a husband, a daughter, a PitBull, Bruce, a Mixed Breed dog, Rex, and 2 cats, Neko and Maseeka, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys reading books and do-it-yourself projects.

 

Lisa

RVT

 

Lisa graduated in 1999 from Tri-C. She joined the Aurora Veterinary Clinic team from 1999-2008, and then came back to us in 2016. She has a husband, two boys and 2 cats named Leigh and Pirate.  She enjoys working closely with patients and meeting new people.

 

Meredith

RVT

 

Meredith has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2018. She graduated from Walsh University with a BA in Sociology Family Studies, Stautzenberger College studying AAS Veterinary Technology, holds a Fear Free Professional Certification, and has spent time working on a therapeutic horseback farm with adults and children with disabilities. While at the clinic, Meredith enjoys the sense of family, support, and how the clinics high standard of care aligns with her own ethics. Outside of the clinic, Meredith has 2 horses, Sugar and Magic, a Sheepdog named Wally, a Miniature Poodle named Kramer, and 3 kitties, Carlito, Louie, and Tink at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys hiking with her dogs, trail riding with her horses, cuddling with her cats, genealogy, and travelling, and few people know that she can do pretty good impersonations of family and friends!

 

Veterinary Assistants

Alexis P.

 

 

 

Amber C. 

 

Amber joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2017. She graduated from Stautzenburger College in 2017 and holds a special interest in Oncology. While at the clinic, Amber enjoys working with the rest of the staff, saying "We all work together and are a great team!" Outside of the clinic, Amber has a husband named Michael, three Golden Retrievers (Trigger, Ivory, and Stella) and a cat named Thor at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys playing softball and going to the beach.

 Christine K.

Christine joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2019, but has been shadowing Dr. Karley since 2010. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Minor in Physical Anthropology and holds a special interests in Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation, as well as Animal Behavior. While at the clinic, Christine enjoys the immense knowledge base that everyone at the clinic has to offer. Outside of the clinic, Christine has two Flat-Coated Retrievers, Cricket and Bristle, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, & long road trips, and few people know that she is an artisan soap maker!

Dallene F.

 

Dallene has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2011. She graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Science & minored in Plant Biology. She also holds a special interest in tick identification and tick borne diseases. While at the clinic, Dallene enjoys the team the most, saying "We always work together and someone is always there to help whenever/however needed". Outside of the clinic, Dallene has 2 cats, Itty Bitty Nitty Gritty Kitty (aka Little Kitten) & Fluffy, and a Cockatiel named Pretty Bird at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys visiting national parks, collecting, identifying and preserving insects especially ecto-parasites, and few people know that she is also a local beekeeper and encourages everyone to promote/protect honeybees from neonicotinoids, deforestation, colony collapse disorder (CCD) and climate change.

 

Emma H.

Emma joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2018. She graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2018 with a degree as a Veterinary Technician and holds a special interest in reconstructive surgery and animal training. While at the clinic, Emma enjoys that the entire teams works so amazing together to give the best possible care to our patients and their owners. Outside of the clinic, Emma has a Beagle/Basset Hound, Rosie, a cat, Spice, and two Axolotls, Jeff and Jerold, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys crocheting & hiking, and few people know that every year she crochets hats and squids to donate to hospitals for children and babies, and is also starting to make blankets as well!

Morgan

 

Morgan has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2015. She studied Veterinary Assisting at Northcoast Training Academy, Agriculture at Cisco College in Texas, and served in the Army from 2010-2018 with 1 tour to Iraq. She has a special interest in Fear Free practices and enjoys the Exotic pets. While at the clinic, Morgan enjoys that there is never a dull moment and is always looking to learn new things, saying "The staff is more like a family...". Outside of the clinic, Morgan has her daughter Marical and a Pitmix named Buttercup and two cats, Meeka and Nina, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors (hiking, swimming, horseback riding, and fishing), and few people know that she's traveled to Europe (Rome, Italy, France, Germany, Ireland, & England), 20 out of the 50 states, and has danced in competitions (tap, ballet, jazz, and acrobatics) for 7 years!

 Stacy R.

Stacy has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2015, but has been in the Veterinary field since 2001. She studied Zoology and Pre-Vet Medicine at Kent State University and holds a special interest in Animal Behavior. While at the clinic, Stacy enjoys Dr. Imhof's desire to focus on the best veterinary medicine by keeping the entire staff well educated. Outside of the clinic, Stacy has two Australian Shepherds, Inferno and Cami, an Aussie Mix, Hoser, a Boxer, Tanker, a Pitbull, Captain, a Border Collie mix, Winnie, 3 cats, Jack, Smolder, & Nomax, 3 Guinea Pigs, Eeyore, Kanga, & Roo, a Hamster, Perdita, and some Fish at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys helping Animal Pawtectors opening her home for foster animals, running 5ks (both with and without her dogs), hiking, & family time, and few people know that she was on the fire department for 16 years and wants to become a wildlife rehabilitator!

Val 

 

Val has been with Aurora Veterinary Clinic for over 30 years. She has grown with our practice and is an integral part of our team.  

 

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. Outside of the clinic, Christine has a husband and a cat named Daisy at home waiting for her. 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)!

 

Chris 

 

Chris joined our team in September 2017. Prior to coming to Aurora Veterinary Clinic he was a service manager at an auto repair shop. Since joining our team he has expanded his family. He lives with his wife, his son, and a rabbit named Guinevere. He enjoys videography and he is involved in a professional haunted house acting troop.

 

Danielle K. 

 

Danielle joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2001. She takes a special interest and pride in helping our clients during the good times and bad. While at the clinic, Danielle enjoys that the entire team comes together as a family in times of personal need. Outside of the clinic, Danielle has a husband, Tim, and two German Shepherds, Benny and Mae, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys playing with her dogs, cooking, baking, reading, walking, & travelling, and few people know that she saw most of the United States from the window of an 18 wheeler (She only missed Vermont, Alaska, & Hawaii)!

 

Fran 

 

Fran joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2015. She graduated with a Medical Assistant degree and a certification from the 'People First "Leadership Certificate Program" and holds special interests in Pet Nutrition, as well as Parasite Prevention. While at the clinic, Fran enjoys the employee engagement and appreciation. Outside of the clinic, Fran has a Fiancee, 3 kids, and Sambone, a 3 leg-ed "old man" pit mix, Frankie, a black and white short haired "bat killer" kitty, Big Foot, a 3 leg-ed long haired poofy butt kitty, and Little Foot, a long haired 'pounce on the dog' kitty at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys fishing, camping, outdoors, & cooking, and few people know that she plays classical music on the piano (Beethoven being her favorite)!

 

Gaye 

 

Gaye lives on a farm with horses, goats, chickens, dogs and cats. She enjoys taking time to get to know our clients and their pets personally..  

 

Heather

 

Heather joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2015. She graduated from The University of Toledo in 2008 with a degree in Anthropology and History and holds a special interest in hugging puppies. While at the clinic, Heather enjoys that each team member treats each pet as we would want our own pets to be treated and said "We speak to them in a soft, soothing voice when they are nervous... they're all good boys/girls, and we get excited to see them when they're excited to see us!". Outside of the clinic, Heather has a husband, Billy, four children, Brinley, Shawn, Jesse, & Elyanna, and a miniature Schnauzer, Sadie, and a bunch of chickens at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, & photography, and few people know that she went repelling in New Zealand!

 

Jacki

 

Jacki joined the Aurora Animal Care Center family in 2016. She attended school to become a Veterinary Technician. While at the clinic, Jacki enjoys that we take care of our client's pets just like we would our own. Outside of the clinic, Jacki has a husband, Chuck, and a Beagle mix, Rogue, a Rottweiler mix, Storm, a Great Dane mix, Phoenix, and three cats, Dillian, Chad, and Cece at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, & attending concerts, and few people know that she is interested in starting a hobby farm!

 

Jean

 

Jean has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2017. She studied Science at Virginia Western and holds a special interest in loving all the animal. While at the clinic, Jean enjoys the love and care that we provide our patients and the team is "more like a family". Outside of the clinic, Jean has a husband, Eric, 3 Daughters, Jenna, Holly, & Kathryn, three dogs, Princess, Milo, & Max, and four cats, Leroy, Midnight, Simba, & Juliet, at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, hiking, camping, & reading, and few people know that she is from Plymouth Massachusetts (Home of Plymouth Rock)!

 

Jen

Jen has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2019. She graduated from Northcoast Medical Training Academy and holds a special interest in Feline Nutrition, as well as continued FIV and FeLV education. While at the clinic, Jen enjoys the family atmosphere and friendships made between employees, clients, and their pets. Outside of the clinic, Jen has a 16yr old DSH cat named Nora at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys board games, retro and gaming conventions, Halloween, roadtrips, maps, history, & films, and few people know that she collects gemstones, foreign coins, & hat boxes and that Spiders are her spirit animal!

Kelsey

 

Kelsey has been with the Aurora Animal Care Center family since 2016. She studied Biology at Kent State University & Veterinary Assisting online at Animal Behavior College and holds a special interest in Fear Free techniques and helping keep out patients feeling comfortable when coming in. While at the clinic, Kelsey enjoys how family orientated our team is, our clients/patients, and all of the continuing education opportunities. Outside of the clinic, Kelsey has a husband, Justin, a son, Mason, and a Hound Terrier, Boots, and a cat, Jameson Mittens at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys going for walks in the park and spending time with her family, and 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 family since 2004. She graduated from St. Joseph in Portland, Maine with a BA in Healthcare Management in 1983, and a Nursing degree in 1961 and holds a special interest in surgeries. While at the clinic, Sandy enjoys the all of the personnel and the teams willingness to work together. Outside of the clinic, Sandy has 6 cats; Grace, a Flamepoint Himalayan, Timothy, a Buff Persian, Matthew a DMH Tuxedo, Piper, a Black Persian, Pixie, a DMH Tiger, and Tessa a Calico Persian at home waiting for her. In her spare time she enjoys reading and indoor plants, and 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.