Caring is our business

Caring is our business

We’re made up of animal experts, owners, and lovers, and we take the needs of your pets as seriously as we do with our own.

We’re made up of animal experts, owners, and lovers, and we take the needs of your pets as seriously as we do with our own.

  • Doctors

  • A 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University and co-owner of Animal Hospital, Inc. He is married, the father of three children, and has both cats and dogs. Dr. Murray’s hobbies include snow skiing, physical fitness, road biking and playing the bagpipes.  He is on the board of directors of the Willoughby Rotary and is a member of the Willoughby Black Sheep Pipes and Drum band.

    Dr. Scott Murray


  • A 1986 graduate of The Ohio State University who grew up in Cleveland, Dr. Dennis has been co-owner of Animal Hospital Inc. since 1991. She is the mother of three young adults, and enjoys perennial gardening and training and showing her adorable Corgis.

    Dr. Debbie Dennis


  • A 1999 graduate of The Ohio State University, Dr Barnhizer began practice at AHI that same year. Raised in Bainbridge, Dr. Barnhizer is married with two children and has many cats and dogs (and two horses!). Her professional interest include; ophthalmology and ultrasound. She is an accomplished competitive amateur dressage rider, and in her spare time enjoys dancing, hiking, and spending time with her family.

    Dr. Megan Barnhizer

  • A 1981 graduate of Iowa State University, Dr. Friedman is originally from Shaker Heights, but practiced in California for a time before returning to Ohio and beginning work at Animal Hospital in 2000. She has two children, dogs, and cats, but finds great joy in treating avian patients.

    Dr. Jeanne Friedman

  • A 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Johnston joined Animal Hospital Inc. in 2008. Her professional interests include internal medicine & exotic species medicine, especially regarding sugar gliders. She is married with two daughters & has two dogs & two cats.. In her spare time she enjoys running & hiking with her husband.

    Dr. Jennifer Drake Johnston

  • Client Care Representatives

  • Ali joined us March 6, 2006.  She is married with 2 beautiful daughters.  She has 3 dogs; The Gooch, Rebel and Beau and 2 cats Oscar and Sassy Pants. She enjoys spending time with her family and raising Down Syndrome Awareness.


    Co-Team Leader

  • Bethany joined our AHI family, May 18, 2009.  She is married and has 2 Australian cattle dogs, Dipper and Daisy Mae. She enjoys doing agility with Daisy and camping, fishing and hiking with her Husband.


    Co-Team Leader

  • Janet joined the AHI family March 21, 2005.  She is married and has 2 children, 2 cats and a dog. She enjoys photography, playing the bass and watching her kids’ extracurricular activities.


  • Michelle is an Registered Veterinary Technician and has been with AHI since July 28, 1996.  She graduated from Columbus State University. She is married and has 3 children. She has 2 dogs, a cat and several birds and fish. She loves to travel with her family and be outdoors, and her weakness is ice cream!


  • Janet joined AHI September 19, 2011.  She lives with her fiancé and their four legged children; Tigger, Toby, Genevieve and Jet.  She enjoys relaxing at home, reading and gardening in her spare time.


  • Alyson joined the AHI family February 18, 2013.  She shares her time at AHI with Out Patient Care, Pharmacy Technician as well as being a Client Care Representative. She enjoys foster kittens, going to the movies with her God Daughter and going to the salon.


  • Kristal joined us February 20, 2013.  She has one dog Lyla.  She enjoys spoiling her, riding motorcycles and traveling.


  • Sabrina joined the AHI family May 10, 2013.  She has 2 sisters and 2 dogs, Maci and Hope. She enjoys photography, refurbishing furniture and doing search and rescue.


  • Katie has been apart of the AHI family since January 27, 2014.  She has 3 labradors- Titan, Opie, and Hercules. She enjoys baking and running.


  • Nikkie joined us August 31, 2015.  She is married with 2 boys, ages 6 and 4. She has one dog Molly, a cat Neno and Shirley a lab mouse. She enjoys reading fiction novels and hiking in the metroparks. She is pursuing an RVT degree at Stautzenberger College, with aspirations to specialize in surgery or emergency and critical care.


  • In-Patient Care / Surgery

  • Rebecca is an RVT & joined AHI August 26, 2013.  She is married and has a baby boy named Kai! She has 2 nephews and 3 nieces. She has a therapy dog that she does animal therapy with at two different local Hospitals and 2 senior cats. She enjoys gardening, running and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.


    Team Leader

  • Joined us September 1, 2005 as a surgical assistant.  She is married and has a daughter named Ashley.  She has one dog, Samantha and three cats; Salem, Merlin and Grey Grey.  In her spare time, Deb enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, cycling, swimming and snuggling with her pets.


  • Shelley has been with AHI since March 19, 1997.  She a wonderful family included many nieces and nephews, and three cats named Josie, Dozer and Ruby.  She enjoys running, spending time with her family and continues her care for animals into her down time by helping those in her community.


    Co-Team Leader

  • Jennifer has been with AHI since February 7, 2005. She is married and has 3 dogs, 1 cat and 2 rabbits. She enjoys running and horseback riding. She is currently enrolled in school to become a registered veterinary technician.



    Co-Team Leader

  • Anjelica has been with AHI since June 22, 2004. She has one brother, 4 goats, 4 dogs, 2 birds and one cat. She enjoys working out, hiking and horseback riding.


  • Megan joined us February 4, 2013.  as a recent RVT graduate of Stautzenberger College. She has Tucker, a rescue German shepherd and a rescue kitty, Sven. She enjoys reading, hiking, refurbishing furniture and cooking. She has a special interest in Schutzhand training, military and working dogs.


  • Jayne joined the AHI family April, 2016.  Jane enjoys competing in dog agility trials with her three labs; Sam, Stinger and Sonar. She also enjoys spending time with her Husband, working in her greenhouse and gardening. 


  • Kim joined Animal Hospital May, 2016.  She is a recent graduate of Stautzenberger College with a degree in their vet tech program.  Kim hopes to become a Registered Veterinary Technician this summer.  She has three grown children, enjoys spending time with her husband, dogs and cats as well as primitive camping and hiking up in the mountains.


  • Pharmacy

  • Theresa started her career at AHI December 3, 2001 and is now an RVT.  She is married with two wonderful children, Alivia and Garrett, a rescue dog named Winston and two guinea pigs.  She enjoys reading, spending time with her family, running and rescuing senior golden retrievers.


    Hospital Pharmacy Manager

  • Out-Patient Care

  • Bianca has been with AHI since June 3, 2011.  She has a fiancé named Ben and a beautiful daughter named Aubrey.  Her family is also completed by her dog Ferris and her four cats; Parker, Promise, Olive and Stoli.  She enjoys fostering kittens, working with her 1+works team and spending time with her daughter.


    Team Leader

  • Has been with AHI since August 18, 1994. She is a certified canine massage practitioner & an AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluator. She is a member of the Doberman Pinscher Club of America & The United Schutzhund Club of America.  She enjoys training & show dogs, motor sports racing & gardening.  She & her husband share their lives with their three magnificent Dobermans.


  • Alana joined us November 8, 2001. She has an adorable daughter, Lyla, a dog, Fredo and a dove, Sammy. She enjoys painting and reading.


  • Tiffany has been with AHI since December 23, 2002.  She is married and has a beautiful daughter, 4 dogs, 4 cats, various farm animals, exotics, reptiles and pocket pets. She enjoys farming, saltwater reef tanks and breeding registered dwarf goats. She has a special interest in exotic animal health and husbandry.


  • Oana started her career with AHI August 23, 2011.  Her and her husband Shaun have a sweet daughter, Emma, (and a son on the way)! a pitbull Roxy and guinea pigs named Chuck and Norris. She enjoys hiking, music and photography.  Oana a graduate of Stautzenberger College and just received her Registered Veterinary Technician license.


  • Emily started her time with AHI November 10, 2015.   She enjoys time with her Mom, Dad, four sisters, two brothers and numerous nieces and nephews.  She has a wonderful mix of pets including a dog, three cats, a ball python,  tarantulas and assassin bugs.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading, photography, film, sports, hula-hooping and local dining and culture. Her professional interests include animal rights, wildlife, conservation and preservation and she is an advocate for pet adoption.


  • Luxury Boarding Staff

  • Ashley started AHI June 29, 2007.  She is married and has a handsome son named Logan (and a daughter on the way)!  Her family is completed by her dog, Brutus, and her three cats; Snickel Fritz, Loki and Leo.  She enjoys spending time with her son, cosmetology and country music concerts.


    Co-Team Leader

  • Nicole joined the AHI family December 19, 2011  is married and has an adorable daughter, Kiley, and Bernese mountain dog named Layla. She enjoys interior decorating, movies and spending time with her daughter and Husband.


    Co-Team Leader

  • Bitsy started with AHI June 26, 2014 with a degree from KSU in Business Management.  She has a husband named Charlie, two dogs, a cat and a horse.  Bitsy enjoys showing horses in dressage, walking in the woods, working out and developing the human animal bond.


  • Amanda joined AHI February 4, 2014 with her two dogs. She has a B.A. in Environmental studies from Hiram College and is currently pursing a M.A. in Biology from Miami University.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, photography, reading and travel.  She has special professional interests in animal behavior, conservation and primatology.


  • Caitlyn joined us June 27, 2014.  She lives with her mom, step dad and 2 younger sisters. She has 3 dogs, 3 horses and a rabbit. She enjoys reading and riding horses. She looks forward to a long career here at Animal Hospital.


  • Michelle joined Animal Hospital September 15, 2015.  She Has two dogs named Eddie and Brooklyn; a Chinchilla named Lilly and a love bird named Jacob.  She enjoys spending time with her family including her mom, dad, brother, sister in law and nephew as well as drawing, sketching and sports.  Her professional interests include aspirating to be a Veterinary Scribe with Animal Hospital.


  • Kay started with Animal Hospital October 19, 2015.  She has two dogs, one cat, two rabbits and a chinchilla.  She enjoys taking her dogs to the park, reading and spending time with her niece and nephews.  Kay hopes to some day become a Registered Veterinary Technician.


  • Jarrett joined AHI September 2, 2014.  He has a son named Sevin, a border collie, two snakes and a bearded dragon.  He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and video games.  He loves exotic pets, Ohio State football and follows the NFL, NBA and MLB very closely.


  • Kayla joined our AHI family May 2016 with her four cats and two dogs.  She will join us each break she has from The University of Findlay as she pursues her Bachelor of Science in Animal Science/Pre-Vet.  When Kayla is not with us here at AHI she is active in many different clubs and programs at school to support her degree. She also volunteers at a local Humane Society.


  • Emily joined AHI May 2016.  She will join us each break she has from The University of Findlay as she pursues her Bachelor of Science degree.  Emily has 2 cats, a newfoundland and a brand new cocker spaniel puppy!  She enjoys equine care and would like to work in equine management. 


  • Karissa

  • Morgan

  • Groomers

  • Nora joined us November 15, 2007.  She is married with 2 children and has 2 dogs. She enjoys cooking and getting her kids to eat healthy foods!


  • Jan joined us March 1, 2012.  She has 2 adult daughters, 3 grandchildren and 2 dogs. She enjoys gardening and watching and cheering on Cleveland sports teams.


  • Jacquie joined AHI  September 21, 2009.  She has 2 fur babies, Mario and Coco. She enjoys churning homemade ice cream.


    Grooming Assistant

  • Administration

  • Kelli joined Animal Hospital Inc. in 1998. She is married and has two children, two beagles, two turkeys, and a cat. Kelli has a certificate In Veterinary Practice Administration from Purdue University and from Patterson University’s Veterinary Management Institute. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors and with her family.

    Kelli Sue Kerwin, CVPM

    Hospital Administrator

  • Renee joined Animal Hospital March 1, 1999.  Renee enjoys spending time with her family which includes her two sisters, brother, 2 nieces and her nephew.  She also enjoys reading, cross stitching, and collecting anything Wizard of Oz. She has an adorable cat named Babes and Spunky the hamster!


    Executive Assistant

  • Kathryn has been with the AHI family since September 20, 2004.  She is married and has 2 handsome sons and a dog named Hobbes. She enjoys running, reading and continuing to grow her non-profit, Joggin’ for the Noggin’ a 5k she directs & co-founded to raise awareness for brain cancer and raise funds for brain cancer research.


    Staff Development & Work Flow Manager

  • Doctors

  • Client Care Representatives

  • In-Patient Care / Surgery

  • Out-Patient Care

  • Pharmacy

  • Luxury Boarding Staff

  • Groomers

  • Administration