This is a team of animal lovers. And this is a team of people lovers, too. We don’t come in to work to punch a clock. To us, caring for your pet the way we would care for our own is a calling. Now it’s time to meat the people by your side.

Doctors

Joel Harrington, DVM

Joel Harrington, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Emily Benedict, DVM

Emily Benedict, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Kenneth Brunson, DVM

Kenneth Brunson, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

I wanted to thank the staff on behalf of my family, especially Dr. Ken. We unfortunately had to put our senior dog to sleep last night and their professionalism and caring attitude helped with the difficult task. They listened as we told stories of her amazing 20+ year life and feats of wit, and gave us plenty of room to grieve and reassurance we were doing the right thing for her. The care they took with her, and with us, was comforting and they provided us with a sweet paw-print memento. Thank you for all you do each and every day.
– Gordon Issler

Dr. Ken joined the practice in 2015 after practicing mixed (large and small) animal medicine in Indiana. Dr. Ken and his wife, Courtney, are originally from Piqua and are excited to return to the area. He has a special interest in feline medicine and ophthalmology. Outside of work, he enjoys running, hiking, reading, and cooking. Dr. Ken is a 2014 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Susan Dextradeur, DVM

Susan Dextradeur, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Susan joined the practice in 1996. She has a special interest in small animal internal medicine and also enjoys soft-tissue surgery. She resides with her husband, Dave, in Piqua. Outside of work, she enjoys working with her horses, canine agility training and spending time with her family.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: susan@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

Jacob Mathias, DVM

Jacob Mathias, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Our family has taken our poodles to Tipp City Veterinary Hospital for more than 20 years. Originally, Dr. Jim cared for our pets, but since we got our last poodle almost 7 years ago, Dr. Jacob primarily cared for her. Tipp City Veterinary Hospital has provided excellent care for our pets over the years, but I especially want to compliment and recognize Dr. Jacob and the staff who provided beyond exceptional care for our most recent poodle who had a number of extensive medical issues. For the last several years of our poodle’s life we were generally in at least monthly sometimes weekly or even more than once a week. Dr. Jacob did an excellent job treating our poodle and referring us to specialists as needed, and I am sure without his care and guidance our poodle would not have been able to live as long as she lived. We will always be loyal clients and highly recommend Tipp City Veterinary Hospital. They are wonderful, caring professionals whose love of animals is obvious.
– Bill Beagle

He enjoys taking on challenging cases and has a focused interest in cardiology and soft-tissue surgery. He resides in Tipp City. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, playing basketball and spending time with his wife.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: jacob@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

Jim Mathias, DVM

Jim Mathias, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jim started the Tipp City Veterinary Hospital in 1980 and still loves being a vet. He has a focused interest in orthopedic surgery and working with birds and exotic pets. He and his wife, Jennie, are long-time residents of Tipp City. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, reading and playing basketball.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: jim@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

– Maya Angelou

Medical

Shelby Fletcher

Shelby Fletcher

Veterinary Assistant

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Sarah O’Connor, RVT

Sarah O’Connor, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Leah Bornhorst, RVT

Leah Bornhorst, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Kyra Shober

Kyra Shober

Veterinary Assistant

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

 

Joel Harrington, DVM

Joel Harrington, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Ashton Inskeep

Ashton Inskeep

Veterinary Assistant

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Alexis Reich

Alexis Reich

Veterinary Assistant

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Myranda Brown

Myranda Brown

Veterinary Assistant

Myranda joined our lodging team in June of 2014. She is now a shift leader in lodging. Myranda has a Vet Assistant Certificate and is planning on completing the Penn Foster program for her Veterinary Technician Degree. Her goal is finishing school and working in our medical department as a technician. She would also love to be able to help with some of our animal behavior and training classes. Myranda has multiple pets with some very unique names, such as Boomer Eugene, a beagle and Miss Vanellope Von Scheweets, an adorable Himalayan.

There doesn’t seem to be much of a limit to the interests that Myranda has. She loves to participate in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and gardening. She is a bookworm and loves poetry. Myranda is also very crafty and loves to help create fun activities and crafts for our daycare parties.

Myranda enjoys building relationships with the animals that come in to see us. Making their experiences with us something positive is extremely important to her. It’s always joyous to see a dog or cat that is excited to come back and see us. She loves hearing owners talk about how excited their pets are just pulling in to the parking lot!

Stephanie Buchert

Stephanie Buchert

Veterinary Assistant

Team member since 2016

Bio coming soon!

April Denlinger, RVT

April Denlinger, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

April graduated in 2006 with her Veterinary Technician degree from Colby Community College in Kansas. She joined our team in October 2006. She enjoys assisting is surgery and performing laboratory procedures. Outside of work, April enjoys camping, fishing, and reading, as well as spending time with her husband and dog Dutchess. April also enjoys photography and even runs her own photography business.

Heather Hale, RVT

Heather Hale, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2018

coming soon!

Jessica Honnold

Jessica Honnold

Veterinary Assistant

Jessica has been a part of the medical team since April, 2012. She is currently working on completing the test to receive her Veterinary Technician certification from Miami Jacobs Career College. Jessica especially enjoys challenging cases at work, such as blood transfusions. Outside of work, Jessica loves to dance and spend time at the lake with her husband Scott, their dogs Cole and Nia, cat Melvin, and guinea pig, Peanut Butter.

This exceptional young lady is one of the hardest working and most dedicated staff members we have on the medical side. Jessica’s knowledge, work ethic and compassion are unrivaled. In addition to all of her (many) duties in the medical department, Jessica takes the time to create magnets for all of the new puppies, kittens and even some older pets in for their first time with us! With her diligence & enthusiasm for challenging cases, attentiveness to each patient’s needs, and positive attitude – TCVH is very thankful for all Jessica does.

Jessie Howar, RVT

Jessie Howar, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Tessa Jobes, RVT

Tessa Jobes, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2018

Bio coming soon!

Cristina Landis, RVT

Team Leader, Registered Veterinary Technician

Bio coming soon!

Jessica Lockhart, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2016

Bio coming soon!

Kaitlyn McKee, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Team member since 2018

Bio coming soon!

Karen Richardson, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Karen began working at TCVH in July 2012. She has a Bachelors degree in Zoology from Ohio University. She is an AALAS (American Association of Lab Animal Science) certified lab animal technician (LAT). She also holds an Associates degree in Science from Miami Jacobs Career College and is a board certified Veterinary Technician in the state of Ohio.

In her spare time, Karen likes to read, write, watch television and take care of her fur babies. Those fur babies include a dog named Louie and two cats named Petey and Frankie. Karen enjoys working at TCVH because she believes we have terrific staff members with excellent doctors, technicians, a wonderful grooming department and outstanding lodging department. She believes it is an overall positive experience to work at TCVH.

Jennifer Snider

Veterinary Assistant

Jennifer joined our medical department in April 2013. She has her Vet Aide Certification from Miami Valley Career Technology Center. Jennifer owns a horse, two dogs, five cats, sheep and goats. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys making jewelry, photography, riding her horse and fishing with her dad.

Amy Wolf, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Amy joined the TCVH team in November 2004. For her first five years, she worked at the front desk in the Client Services Department. Amy graduated “Summa Cum Laude” from Penn Foster College with an Associate of Science degree as a Veterinary Technician. She then became a registered veterinary technician in August of 2015. Amy is married with three wonderful daughters and a golden retriever named Josie. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, kayaking and canoeing. “I love my job at TCVH. I get to work with great people doing what I love, helping animals and their people!”

Rachel Zerkle, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Rachel joined our medical team in September 2003. At work, she especially enjoys veterinary dentistry and surgery. She is in charge of teaching pet CPR to the staff and monitoring our controlled substances. Rachel is responsible for our Pet of the Month drawing and designs the custom poster for the winning pet. Away from work, Rachel is a busy mom with three energetic kids. She enjoys reading, weight lifting and spending time with her family.

Jenny Accuntius, RVT

Medical Department Manager

Jenny joined the practice in 2005. Jenny co-manages our medical department and has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over 19 years. She is also our Student Educational Coordinator; she works with local schools to set students up in internships as well as shadowing opportunities. Jenny has an incredible wealth of knowledge, compassion and is always available to teach all of the employees something new as well as offer guidance and support.
She lives in Sidney with her husband Matt and two awesome kids, Alison and Logan. Jenny currently spend most of my time working on homework with her kids and enjoys going on walks and going to the park. She has shih tzu’s and several cats who help to occupy her family’s time and provide them with lots of love.

“I enjoy being part of the Tipp City Veterinary Hospital family and feel that it is a privilege to be able to assist our clients and their wonderful fuzzy family members.”

Jess Butts, RVT

Team Leader, Registered Veterinary Technician

Jessica started at TCVH in October of 2011. She began in our lodging department and eventually transferred to our medical department, where she has since gained the title of Certified Veterinary Technician. Jessica has three pets at home: two cats named Benzy and Boo Boo and a wild husky named Kahlua. She is hoping to get another husky in the near future. When not working, Jessica likes to relax by going on long walks with her dog, spending time outdoors, catching up with friends and even a round or two of Bingo with her Mom.

The most enjoyable part of the job for Jessica is interacting with the pets she sees and getting to know the owners, even if for a short period of time. Every animal holds a special place in her heart and she treats all of the pets she works with as if they were one of her own. She especially enjoys the things she is able to do as a Veterinary Technician and dental cleanings are her favorite. Education is important to Jessica and she loves teaching the clients about the care of their animals, as well as answering all of their questions.

Tanya Meyer

Medical Department Manager

Tanya joined and basically founded the current TCVH family in 1998 when she began working with Dr. Jim. She is a Manager in our medical department and is studying to become a veterinary technician. She leads our team meetings and takes charge of the weekly medical inventory counts. At work, Tanya especially enjoys performing cardiac ultrasounds and setting catheters. Outside of work, she enjoys hunting, fishing, monster trucks, camping, football and movies. She loves spending time with her daughter and fiance, as well as her dog Lassie and cats Butterscotch, Jak and Yoda.

Email: tmeyer@tippvet.com

Jamie Sissom

Team Leader

Jamie has been a Veterinary Assistant with us here at TCVH since July of 2009. She is now a team leader in our Medical Department. Jamie oversees the maintenance and updates of our in-house laboratory equipment. Outside of work, Jamie loves baking a variety of custom order desserts. She also enjoys spending time with her fiance, Brad. They especially enjoy the outdoor life. Hiking, fishing, and 4-wheeling are some of her favorite activities.

Kinsey Douglas

Veterinary Assistant

Kinsey began working with the TCVH team in January of 2016 as a Client Service Representative. She began by shadowing with our medical team quite a few times while in high school. Those opportunities allowed her to see that our facility would be a great fit for her! Kinsey has 3 cats and 1 dog that she has rescued over the years, and her passion for animals is evident in every encounter she has while at work.

Kinsey’s favorite part about working at TCVH is the excitement that she sees on the faces of the owners as they come to pick their pets up from lodging.

Kenneth Brunson, DVM

Kenneth Brunson, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

I wanted to thank the staff on behalf of my family, especially Dr. Ken. We unfortunately had to put our senior dog to sleep last night and their professionalism and caring attitude helped with the difficult task. They listened as we told stories of her amazing 20+ year life and feats of wit, and gave us plenty of room to grieve and reassurance we were doing the right thing for her. The care they took with her, and with us, was comforting and they provided us with a sweet paw-print memento. Thank you for all you do each and every day.
– Gordon Issler

Dr. Ken joined the practice in 2015 after practicing mixed (large and small) animal medicine in Indiana. Dr. Ken and his wife, Courtney, are originally from Piqua and are excited to return to the area. He has a special interest in feline medicine and ophthalmology. Outside of work, he enjoys running, hiking, reading, and cooking. Dr. Ken is a 2014 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Susan Dextradeur, DVM

Susan Dextradeur, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Susan joined the practice in 1996. She has a special interest in small animal internal medicine and also enjoys soft-tissue surgery. She resides with her husband, Dave, in Piqua. Outside of work, she enjoys working with her horses, canine agility training and spending time with her family.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: susan@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

Jacob Mathias, DVM

Jacob Mathias, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Our family has taken our poodles to Tipp City Veterinary Hospital for more than 20 years. Originally, Dr. Jim cared for our pets, but since we got our last poodle almost 7 years ago, Dr. Jacob primarily cared for her. Tipp City Veterinary Hospital has provided excellent care for our pets over the years, but I especially want to compliment and recognize Dr. Jacob and the staff who provided beyond exceptional care for our most recent poodle who had a number of extensive medical issues. For the last several years of our poodle’s life we were generally in at least monthly sometimes weekly or even more than once a week. Dr. Jacob did an excellent job treating our poodle and referring us to specialists as needed, and I am sure without his care and guidance our poodle would not have been able to live as long as she lived. We will always be loyal clients and highly recommend Tipp City Veterinary Hospital. They are wonderful, caring professionals whose love of animals is obvious.
– Bill Beagle

He enjoys taking on challenging cases and has a focused interest in cardiology and soft-tissue surgery. He resides in Tipp City. Outside of work, he enjoys reading, playing basketball and spending time with his wife.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: jacob@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

Jim Mathias, DVM

Jim Mathias, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Jim started the Tipp City Veterinary Hospital in 1980 and still loves being a vet. He has a focused interest in orthopedic surgery and working with birds and exotic pets. He and his wife, Jennie, are long-time residents of Tipp City. Outside of the office he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, reading and playing basketball.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: (937) 667-8489
Email: jim@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

– Leo Buscaglia

Client Services

Sydney Quinn

Sydney Quinn

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2021

Bio coming soon!

Samantha Magoto

Samantha Magoto

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Lindsay Bubnick

Lindsay Bubnick

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Karalyn Henry

Karalyn Henry

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Brewer

Jennifer Brewer

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Casey Reed

Casey Reed

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2021

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Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper

Team Leader

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Brittanie Gotthardt

Brittanie Gotthardt

Client Services Representative

Team member since 2021

Bio coming soon!

Whitney Davis

Client Services Department Manager

Whitney joined the TCVH team in September, 2013. She has previous experience in the Veterinary field at Evergreen Veterinary Hospital in Centerville. She has also worked at Petsuites in Miamisburg. Whitney holds an associates degree in Business from Miami University. With four dogs and one crazy cat at home, she has quite the pack on her hands! To blow off steam, Whitney enjoys hiking with her dogs and spending time with friends and family. Whitney’s favorite part of her job is being able to communicate with the clients on a personal level, snuggle with the dogs and cats, and interact with her coworkers.

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.”

– Seneca

Lodging & Daycare

Simone King

Simone King

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Paige Welch

Paige Welch

Team Leader

Team member since 2019

Bio coming soon!

Nolan Lutz

Nolan Lutz

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Morgan Silvers

Morgan Silvers

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

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Michaela Murlin

Michaela Murlin

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Kindell Massie

Kindell Massie

Pet Comfort Specialist, Groomer

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Kaleigh Zimmer

Kaleigh Zimmer

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Kaitlyn Copeland

Kaitlyn Copeland

Team member since 2019

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Heidi Allan

Heidi Allan

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2019

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Haylee Musser

Haylee Musser

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2019

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Hailey Bereczky

Hailey Bereczky

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

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Faith Hammond

Faith Hammond

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

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Emma Court

Emma Court

Team Leader

Team member since 2020

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Emily Kanak

Emily Kanak

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Dylan Hamm

Dylan Hamm

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Ashton Stumpff

Ashton Stumpff

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

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Anna Dewitt

Anna Dewitt

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2019

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Aliya Hawker

Aliya Hawker

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2021

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Ainsley McKarney

Ainsley McKarney

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2020

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Christina Carver

Team Leader

Team member since 2017

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Kelci Cooper

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2018

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Jillian Culver

Team Leader

Team member since 2016

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Laura Daniel

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team Member since 2016

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Kylee Fisher

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2019

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Emily Hornberger

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2018

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Logan Richardson

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2018

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Abbey Landis

Team Leader

Bio coming soon!

Team member since 2018

Joy Nichols

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2015

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Megan Schmitt

Team Leader

Team member since 2018

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Haley Tucker

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2019

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Madison Uth

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2018

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Amanda Wardlow

Pet Comfort Specialist

Team member since 2018

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Shannon Sullenberger

Pet Resort Manager

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that’s with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.
– James Cosby II

Shannon joined the practice in 2012. Shannon has 8 years experience in the pet care industry. Prior to joining our team she was general manager of Pet Suites of Dayton. She originally started at their Cincinnati location, but transferred to Dayton in 2008 to launch their facility near the Dayton Mall. Her responsibilities in Dayton included managing a staff of 45, customer relations, marketing, strategic planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility. Her job keeps her busy but she still finds time to stop and say hello and have a chat with the clients and pets waiting in our lobby. Shannon has done so much to overhaul and improve the lodging services and facility and she has done an amazing job! We wouldn’t be where we are today without her. Shannon keeps us motivated and moving and is a wonderful part our our amazing managerial system. Shannon has a 3 year old son, 4 dogs, 1 cat, and multiple horses. She and her husband run a horse boarding and training facility.

Email: ssullenberger@tippvet.com

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”

– AD Williams

Grooming

Kindell Massie

Kindell Massie

Pet Comfort Specialist, Groomer

Team member since 2020

Bio coming soon!

Deanna Davis

Groomer

Team member since 2018

Bio coming soon!

Rachel Davis

Groomer

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that’s with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.
– James Cosby II

Bio coming soon!

Ali Grubb

Groomer

Team member since 2018

Bio coming soon!

Jennifer Hartman

Groomer

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that’s with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.
– James Cosby II

Jen has been working with us at TCVH since May 2013, but has been grooming since 2007. She is a Certified Pet Groomer and has plans to become a Master Groomer. She loves being able to show her creative side with her grooming pets. Jen has a yorkie, a border collie mix, a cat, a snake, and multiple fish. She is an avid fish hobbyist and enjoys setting up and maintaining fresh and saltwater tanks. She also enjoys fishing and bird watching. Jen also enjoys spending time with her husband and son.

Shannon Sullenberger

Pet Resort Manager

I have utilized the boarding facility numerous times over the past 3 years. The staff is friendly and courteous. I own 4 American Bullies and they do a wonderful job with them. They treat my dogs as I would treat my dogs and that’s with the utmost love and care. The facility is immaculate. I have them wash my dogs and they do a superb job. I highly recommend them if you are looking for boarding and/or grooming. Utilizing their services is money well spent.
– James Cosby II

Shannon joined the practice in 2012. Shannon has 8 years experience in the pet care industry. Prior to joining our team she was general manager of Pet Suites of Dayton. She originally started at their Cincinnati location, but transferred to Dayton in 2008 to launch their facility near the Dayton Mall. Her responsibilities in Dayton included managing a staff of 45, customer relations, marketing, strategic planning and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the facility. Her job keeps her busy but she still finds time to stop and say hello and have a chat with the clients and pets waiting in our lobby. Shannon has done so much to overhaul and improve the lodging services and facility and she has done an amazing job! We wouldn’t be where we are today without her. Shannon keeps us motivated and moving and is a wonderful part our our amazing managerial system. Shannon has a 3 year old son, 4 dogs, 1 cat, and multiple horses. She and her husband run a horse boarding and training facility.

Email: ssullenberger@tippvet.com

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.”

– Roger Caras

Training

Tara Fisher, RVT, CPDT-KA

Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Registered Veterinary Technician

Tara has been a technician with our team since November 2006. She graduated with honors from Columbus State in 2007 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She is knowledgeable and skilled in meeting both the medical and behavioral needs of animals. She specializes in behavior modification and obedience training.
Tara has dedicated her life to help saving animals by giving them a voice that is often misunderstood. She says, “Helping people help their pets is more then just a passion, it’s my life.”

She loves to learn and values continuing education by attending annual conferences and seminars. She is currently working towards 2 behavior certifications. Tara also enjoys teaching at schools and organizations within the community about animal health and safety and is a mentor to those looking to go into the veterinary field.

She currently resides on a mini farm that is home to her husband, young son and several rescues including her 2 paint horses, dog and 3 cats.

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. ”

– Pele

Administrative

Eddie Pass

Facilities Coordinator

Eddie has been an integral and valuable part of our team since July 2007. He expertly tackles an needed repairs or updates to our facility. Eddie loves spending time with his wife, three daughters, his son, five grandchildren and his dog Marley.

Eddie has a faithful relationship with God, enjoys watching NASCAR, and delights in the occasional big bowl of ice cream.

Nichole Dickensheets

Inventory Manager

Team member since 2015

Bio coming soon!

Jackie Combs

Compliance Coordinator

Jackie joined the TCVH family in April 2011 in our Client Service Department. Her leadership abilities quickly became apparent and she soon earned the title of Shift Leader in her department. In addition to the many duties that Jackie performs daily, she also handles the training of new hires in her department, responds to emails for appointment and refill requests, and handles our daily deposits and accounting.

When Jackie isn’t at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and three goofy dogs, Charlie, Hank and Benson. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and reading. When asked what her favorite part of working at TCVH is, Jackie will tell you: “I love working at TCVH most because of the friendships and relationships I’ve been lucky enough to build with the clients and their pets. I also get to work with some great co-workers who care so much about animals.”

Nick Mathias, DVM

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Dr Nick lives in Tipp City with his wife, 3 young kids and one active puppy. His family keeps him busy away from work. He also enjoys photography, hammocks, reading, tennis, basketball and cycling. Dr Nick volunteers his time for Paws for Hope vaccine clinic and as a photographer for Ginghamsburg UM church.

Location: Tipp City, OH
Contact: 937-667-8489
Email: nick@tippvet.com
Website: tippvet.com

Alyssia Serey

Accounting Coordinator

Alyssia joined TCVH in 2003 as a Veterinary Assistant. In 2009 she started in Inventory/Purchasing. In 2012 she also started in Accounts Payable. Alyssia is married and has two wonderful children, Warren and Vivianne. She lives in Ludlow Falls, has 2 cats, and 3 guinea fowl. She loves: reading, archery, canoe/kayaking and cooking. Alyssia is a 2003 Graduate of Sinclair Community College with Associates in Architectural Technology.

Email: aserey@tippvet.com

Ben Spinks, CVPM

Hospital Administrator

Ben Spinks temporarily (or so he thought) entered the veterinary industry in his current capacity in 2004. He planned on helping a veterinary practice “run some numbers” over the summer to delay his inevitable entry into the corporate world. That one summer stretched longer than he anticipated, and he’s been the Hospital Administrator of Tipp City Veterinary Hospital ever since.

Outside of his role at TCVH, Ben helps other businesses run more efficiently (Branchworth) and helps companies in the veterinary industry communicate effectively using video (Veteos).

Ben is a 2004 graduate of Miami University (B.Phil.), a 2014 graduate of Wright State University (MBA), and a 2021 graduate of University of East London (PgCert Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology). He became CVPM certified through the VHMA in 2013 and SPHR certified through HRCI in 2018. He lives in Tipp City, Ohio with his doodle, Finn, and his thoughtful cat, Oscar. And, most importantly, his favorite color is blue.

Education & Certifications

  • Bachelors of Philosophy from Miami University (2004)
  • Certified Veterinary Practice Manager from VHMA (2013)
  • Masters of Business Administration from Wright State University (2014)
  • Fear Free Certified (2017)
  • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (2018)
  • PgCert Applied Positive Psychology & Coaching Psychology from University of East London (2021)

Ben’s Most Recent Continuing Education

  • March, 2018 – Western Veterinary Conference (Las Vegas, NV)
  • February 2018 – Midwest Veterinary Conference (Columbus, OH)
  • February 2018 – IBPSA Pricing & Productivity Workshop (St. Louis, MO)
  • February 2018 – Veterinary Meeting & Expo (Orlando, FL)
  • January 2018 – VHMA Management Exchange (Savannah, GA)

Q&A with Ben Spinks

Q: What part of your job to you find to be most interesting?
A: I love the variety of things that I’m able to work on. From coaching our staff and developing system to wrangling IT issues and putting out occasional fires – there is never a dull day at TCVH! I love that new initiatives can move quickly from the planning stages to full implementation.

Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to work with a team that’s passionate about the work. Across all levels of our practice – from our DVM’s and Vet Techs to our CSR’s and Lodging Team – almost everyone could make more money working in other industries. Our DVM’s could have chosen human medicine, our Vet Techs could be nurses or Physicals Assistants, etc. Our team is here because they love the industry – it’s more than just a paycheck. That’s not something that you find everywhere. One other thing I love is being able to bring my dogs to work with me everyday. It’s hard to get stressed out or have a bad day when their around. : )

Q: What causes or organizations are you passionate about?
A: Within the veterinary industry, the Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) in really high on my list. I’ve benefited tremendously from my involvement in the organization. Their meetings are great and I’ve been able to greatly expand my professional network. Outside of the vet industry, I love being involved with Pink Ribbon Girls. They’ve been a consulting client for a number of years and I’ve really enjoyed seeing them grow and help so many people along the way.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: I love to travel! Top destinations on my list right now include: Iceland, New Zealand, Japan and Norway.

Q: If you only had one favorite food to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
A: Chicken Pad Thai!

Contact: 937-506-4064
Email: bspinks@tippvet.com

Levi Walden

Technology Coordinator

Team member since 2018

Bio coming soon!