Keith E. Huston, DVM ~ Practice Owner
A true native of northeast Ohio, Dr. Keith was born & raised in nearby Richmond Hts., OH. His love for animals inspired him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He studied pre-med biology at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, OH. In 1990 he received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!!!).
Dr. Keith, his wife Patty, daughters, Samantha & Alyssa, Labrador Retrievers, Tanner & Hazel, Devon Rexes, Rudy & Reese, enjoy boating, water & jet skiing, wakeboarding and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes football team.
- Bachelor of Science ~ Heidleberg College ~ 1985
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ OSU ~ 1990
- Preventive Medicine & Wellness Care; Internal Medicine; General & Orthopedic Surgery
Jennifer D. Lenz, DVM
Following graduation, Dr. Jennifer completed a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She has been employed at Village Veterinary Clinic since 2008. As a general practitioner, Dr. Jennifer enjoys the opportunity to get to know her patients and their families while helping them navigate through all the various joys and concerns that pets bring to our lives. Outside of her work caring for pets and the people who love them, Dr. Jennifer enjoys playing french horn in the Hillcrest Concert Band. She also serves as co-chair of her church's service-outreach team and is involved in running a local food pantry. While she grew up with dogs, Dr. Jennifer now lives with her cat, Spirit, and husband in Mayfield Village.
- B.S. in Biology ~ The Ohio State University ~ 2003
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ OSU ~ 2007
- Preventive Medicine & Wellness Care; General Surgery & Internal Medicine; Dentistry
Amy Parrish, DVM
Dr. Amy was born in Mentor, OH and now lives in Eastlake with her husband Paul and children Stephen & Lily. In 1998, Dr. Amy received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining our practice, Dr. Amy practiced veterinary medicine at a small animal hospital in Dublin, OH. Dr. Amy enjoys spending time with her family and their yellow lab, Sunny.
- B.A. in Pre-Veterinary Science ~ University of Findlay ~ 1994
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ OSU ~ 1998
- Dentistry; Preventive Medicine; General Medicine; Surgery
Jo Byron, DVM
Dr. Jo lives in Pepper Pike with her fiance and their dog, Oden. Dr. Jo has a very diverse background in veterinary medicine that has included rehab medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, zoo medicine & emergency medicine. She has a passion for shelter management and helping pets in the shelters find good homes. Her goal is to see a day where all animals receive excellent veterinary care and no animals are killed in shelters to make room for more abandoned pets.
- Bachelor of Science ~ Delaware Valley College~1996
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ Virginia-Maryland College ~ 2001
- General, Preventive & Shelter Medicine; Pet Overpopulation
Lynn Proctor, DVM
Dr. Lynn grew up in Geauga County and has always had an interest in veterinary medicine. She grew up around many kinds of animals including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, parakeets, fish and a tarantula. She is also interested in alternative veterinary medicine to enhance the knowledge she already has. In 2012, she took a course for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Acupuncture. Dr. Lynn lives in Concord along with her husband Andrew, son Rafe, her dogs, Rook & Arrow, her cats Bowie & Gunny, and a canary named Vader. She loves skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, softball and camping.
- Bachelor of Science ~ Genetics College of Veterinary Medicine ~ 2000
- Preventive Medicine & Wellness Care ~ Acupuncture
Sarah Husseini, DVM
Dr Sarah grew up in Stow, Ohio in a home constantly filled with the love of animals. These rescue pets inspired her to become a veterinarian. She works to enrich the lives of animals, and in return loves witnessing the healing power that animals have on us. She was a full time Buckeye for many years, earning a bachelor's degree in Zoology, a minor in Business, and her DVM from the Ohio State University. She has two spoiled pets at home, a kitty named Alfie and a pitbull mix named Theo. Her hobbies include hiking, running, and playing guitar.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ OSU ~ 2014
- Bachelor of Science, Zoology & Minor Business ~ OSU ~2010
- General & Preventative Medicine; Animal Behavior; Internal Medicine and Surgery
Cathy Robertson, DVM
Dr. Cathy grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2006. She has enjoyed caring for cats & dogs at animal hospitals both in Michigan & in Baltimore, Maryland. She enjoys guiding pet parents on how to keep their pets healthy and happy as well as working together to manage any health problems. Dr. Cathy joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after her husband's career brought their family to Cleveland. They live in Shaker Heights with their two small children and two dogs. In her limited spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, & watching movies.
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine ~ Michigan State University ~ 2006
- Bachelor of Science ~ Calvin College ~ 2002
- Preventative Care, Denistry and Geriatric Care
Patty Bonitati, RVT ~ Management Staff
The veterinary hospital Office Manager is responsible for seeing that administrative policies and decisions are accomplished. An office manager's realm of authority and decision making may be very broad or very limited depending on the administrative needs and criteria established. Patty also is a registered veterinary technician and has a minature schnauzer.
"Happiness is a warm puppy."
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Marge, Mary-Kathryn, Cheryl & Mindi, are the animal medicine equivalent of registered nurses in human medicine. In Ohio, veterinary technicians are required to have completed an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and pass the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board's Veterinary Technician national exam. Veterinary technicians must also meet continuing education requirements yearly. Veterinary Technicians administer medications, monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, take radiographs, perform lab work and dental procedures. Technicians must also deliver compassionate nursing care.
Leonardo da Vinci
"The smallest feline is a masterpiece."
Leslie, Candy, Samantha, Meredith & Gina, have many years of experience. Our clinic has benefited from their expertise while assisting the doctors and technicians with proper handling of animals during exams, taking radiographs, processing lab work, preparing patients for surgery, providing nursing and comfort care for the patients. Occasionally they assist the receptionists. Veterinary Assistants must build positive and professional relationships with clients.
"The purity of a person's heart can be quickly measure by how they regard animals"
Diane, Tracy, Karen, Ellen and Carlyn are the customer-relations experts in a veterinary practice. They are the clients first impression of the practice on the phone or in person. They possess strong organizational skills, excellent telephone and in-person communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Our receptionists have compassion for animals and their owners & understand the stress that patients and clients endure. They are responsible for greeting clients; differentiating routine cases from emergency cases; scheduling appointments; entering clients, patients & financial data into the computer; generating invoices; processing payments; and managing medical records.
"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
Mike has various duties important to maintaining the uninterrupted flow of patient visits and surgeries, while providing a comforting and professional environment for the clients as well as the patients.
"What greater gift than the love of a cat?"
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