harrison oh veterinarianLori Kremer, DVM

When Dr. Lori Kremer was still very young and growing up in Cold Spring, Kentucky, her father talked to a local veterinarian who let her observe so she could see what was going on in the hospital. "From then on," she said. "There was no stopping me. I fell in love with the profession, and still am to this day." Today, Dr. Kremer is owner and general practitioner at Harrison Animal Hospital. "This is the most amazing job in the world. There is truly something new every day," Dr. Kremer said. Throughout her career, Dr. Kremer has come across just about every kind of case and condition, from skin grafts for a coon dog that fell out of a truck, to helping cats out of trees and rehabilitating an old bobcat with two broken legs.

Dr. Kremer earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Thomas More College (where she still sits on the research committee) in 1985 and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989, graduating as a member of the Phi Zeta Honors Society. She has professional interest in general medicine and surgery and continues her training through membership in the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dr. Kremer shares her home with a number of pets, including LD, a terrier she found after he was hit by a car; Tater, a physically-challenged bulldog that Dr. Kremer refused to euthanize; Nugget, an alapaha bulldog, as well as one cat, Rico, a ball python and 15 chickens. Aside from her animal interests, Dr. Kremer enjoys fishing, hiking, yard work, puzzles, and doing home repairs.

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veterinarian in harrison ohRobert Outzs, DVM

Having grown up in Coshocton, Ohio, Dr. Robert Outzs found inspiration for his career in animal medicine by working for a local veterinarian. He also nursed lost baby birds back to health, and visited large cat and reptile exhibits at the zoo.

Dr. Outzs began his undergraduate studies at the University of Cincinnati in the pre-veterinary program, and he earned early acceptance into The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, from which he graduated in 1989.

Today, Dr. Outzs has professional interests in surgery and reptile medicine. Dr. Outzs enjoys hiking in the mountains, playing tennis and volunteering for Habitat For Humanity. He shares his home with a Chihuahua named Sadie and a cat named Snowbell.

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Katie Frerick, DVM

Dr. Katie Frerick joined Harrison Animal Hospital in June, 2014. A member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary medical Association, her professional interests include general medicine, neurology and cardiology.

"I enjoy helping owners make the right decision for their pet," says Dr. Frerick. "The variety of cases on a daily basis is astounding and I really enjoy the challenge!"

Dr. Frerick first became interested in animal care in high school, when she began cleaning stalls in exchange for horseback riding lessons. After graduating high school, she attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.

Dr. Frerick has a Shih Tzu named Clara and a cat named Garfield. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, family games, and painting.

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Kristin Drew Hobbie, DVM

Kristin is a Veterinary Associate at Harrison Animal Hospital. She joined our team in August of 2017. Kristin grew up locally, attending William Henry Harrison High School before continuing her under graduate and veterinary studies at The Ohio State University. She completed her Animal Science degree in 2010, making Dean’s list every semester and graduating Summa Cum Laude. After, she graduated from veterinary school in 2014. Kristin’s love for animals started at a very young age. At the age of five, Kristin participated in camp Rainbow Riders. Here she learned to ride and care for horses. Before obtaining her higher degrees, Kristin volunteered at the Capital Area Human Society and shadowed various local clinics including the Equine Department at OSU’s veterinary hospital. Kristin’s passion for animals, plus her interest in science and mathematics eventually resulted in her career path.

Kristin enjoys the bonds created while working with animals and their owners. The strong sense of community within the office and being pushed out of her comfort zone on a daily basis are just two of the many reasons she loves working at the hospital. Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and chiropractic care. When Kristin isn’t working, she enjoys weightlifting, drawing, sewing, and landscaping. She has two rescue pets of her own, her dog Millie and cat named Lt. Dan.

Proud member of the following organizations:

  • The United States Pony Club
  • Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
  • Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association
  • American Veterinary Chiropractic Association
  • American Veterinary Medical Association

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