Veterinary Clinic Staff
I grew up in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. My mom was a science teacher and always brought home animals from her classroom for the summer. As a child, my brother and I played with the critters in the yard, creek and neighborhood lake. When I was in 7th grade, my career day project was about being a veterinarian. After that I was hooked. I graduated Michigan State University in 1995 with a B.S. in Behavioral Zoology. I was a field biology and research journeyman for about 3 years, living and working in several different states. I had jobs with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Oregon, University of Miami in Florida, University of Missouri, and even trained dolphins and sea lions at the Miami Seaquarium. I worked in computer support for 5 years, then went back to school and graduated in 2003 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, finishing my clinical year at the University of Minnesota. I received additional exotic medical training at externships with the Indianapolis Zoo and the Wildlife Safari in Oregon. I have been working at Krebs, Kohler and Minnix since mid-2004 and bought the practice in late-2010. I really enjoy working with dogs, cats and exotic pets. My wife Tracy and I have two young children Nathan and Samantha. We have a golden retriever named Zoey, a Samoyed named Gryphon, and a Persian named Loki.
I was born and raised in Middletown, OH. When I graduated Kindergarten at Wildwood Elementary, we walked across the stage and stated our name and what we wanted to be when we grew up. That day I announced I wanted to be a veterinarian; everyone thought it was cute but some thought it was unrealistic, because no one knew of a female vet! The older I got, the more I realized how hard it was going to be to get into vet school, especially being a female, but I was determined! This remained my goal throughout high school graduating from Middletown High in 1974 and then from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Animal Science/PreVet in 1978, and until I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 with my DVM degree. I begain volunteering and shadowing Dr Lynch in high school and then worked part-time for him all through college and during Christmas and summer breaks, which gave me a wealth of experience. My first veterinary job was working at a very busy six vet, 24 hour hospital in KY for awhile, which gave me a tremendous amount of experience and a chance to learn from many other seasoned vets as I launched my career. I then moved back home to Middletown, where my family and heart remained. I’ve worked at over 50 practices between Dayton and Cincinnati, doing relief and part time work and joined the KKM Practice in 2008. I love taking care of dogs and cats and teaching their owners how to best care for them, so they can live long healthy lives by addressing nutrition, oral, skin, earcare, etc as well as treating their pets’ diseases and doing general surgery. God has blessed me by helping me to reach my childhood goal as well as giving me two wonderful parents and two precious children. I thank you for entrusting me with the health of your pets – your 4-footed family members!
Schooling: Middletown High School, Middletown, Ohio
Ohio State University
Bachelor of Science – Medical Technology 1961
Masters of Science – Clinical Pathology – 1963
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – 1967
Continuing education classes in veterinary medicine – yearly
Veterinary Acupuncture – founding member of International Veterinary Acuptuncture Society – 1975
Orthopedic surgery training
Married with 3 children and 9 grandchildren
Practiced veterinary medicine and surgery in my own practice and other veterinary hospitals
Member of AVMA and OVMA veterinary organizations
Hobbies: golf, woodworking, woodturning, woodcarving, cross-stitching, stamp collecting, fishing, yard work, bird watching, rock and gem collecting.
I’m involved in church, YMCA, Masonic Lodge, and youth activities in Middletown.
I grew up in St Louis, MO. I've moved around a lot since then, eventually coming to live in every US time zone. During that time, I got my undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont, a Master's degree in Avian Science from the University of California-Davis, and my DVM from the University of Wisconsin. I was also lucky enough to spend some time working as a bird trainer for shows at Roger Williams Park Zoo in Rhode Island and the (now defunct) Care for Critters show out of Milwaukee County Zoo. Through it all, I have known that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I have a special interest in exotics, especially avian medicine, and in behavior. After bouncing around the country for the past decade or so, I am looking forward to finally settling down for awhile, so please fee free to come by and see me at the clinic some time!
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