Maggie Kirst - Assistant Manager

Maggie Kirst is our practice's assistant manager, and she helps things run smoothly by answering client calls, assisting our clients, supporting the veterinarians in exams, and assisting with patient care. "I love interacting with our clients and knowing that I am helping them, whether it's simply scheduling an appointment or assisting in surgery."

Maggie started working with us in the summer of 2010.

"I love everything about my job. This is such an interesting field, and it offers so much to learn," Maggie said. "It is very rewarding to build a connection with our clients and their pets and being with them through memorable and difficult moments."

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Chandra Laine - Veterinary Technician

When asked what she likes most about her job as a veterinary technician, Chandra Laine said "I like it all." And she does it all: Chandra assists the doctors in patient care, helps restock inventory, and assists with taking x-rays, laboratory work, and surgery. She's always calm and patient, even when things get a little hectic. Chandra started with us in 2000 and has been working in an animal related field since 1989.

"I love Dr. Kremer and the great care she gives the animals and her clients. There is always something new to learn," Chandra said. "I like being here everyday."

Chandra shares her home with a dog named Snuggles, two cats (Spike and Tinkerbell), three fish (Jupiter, Venus and Pluto) and a turtle named Itsy. Chandra relaxes by reading, camping, going to baseball games with her sons and softball with her daughter.

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Scot Wegman - Veterinary Technician

Veterinary technician Scot Wegman performs a variety of tasks around the hospital, all of which he does exceptionally well, including drawing blood samples, placing IV's, performing laboratory work, assisting in surgery and with x-rays, admitting and releasing pets and helping to keep our hospital in top condition. Scot has had a positive attitude since the day he joined us in 2004.

"Dr. Kremer and the entire staff are great, we're like a family here," Scot said. "We're supportive of each other at work and do our very best for the clients and pets we see."

At home, Scot has three cats, Hunter, Sam and Nublets, and a dog named Butch. He also owns a mixed martial arts training facility called Drive MMA, and is the holder of several titles. He's a big fan of wakeboarding, off-roading and being with his friends, and is an avid beekeeper!

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Katrina Parrett-Weininger – Vet Tech/Nurse

As a hardworking vet tech and nurse dedicated to our team since December of 2020, Katrina’s duties include nursing care, tech appointments, client communication, dentals, minor procedures, cleaning, maintenance of equipment and instruments, and more.

Asked why she loves working for Harrison Animal Hospital, Katrina says that she gets satisfaction from caring for pets and the overall profession has been rewarding for her. She enjoys all aspects.

Katrina has one dog named Angus and a cat named Burt. When she’s not working, she loves yoga, spending time with her husband and pets, motorcycle trips, gardening, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

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Heather Heidi - Veterinary Assistant

Heather Heidi is veterinary assistant at Harrison Animal Hospital. She’s responsible for assisting doctors in rooms, filling prescriptions, running bloodwork, taking x-rays, cleaning, and answering phones as needed. She’s a certified veterinary assistant and is currently in school to become an RN and phlebotomist. Heather enjoys taking care of our patients and see them return home healthy. “I love seeing sick patients go home after them not feeling so hot. Seeing them at their worst then at their best is one of the best things ever.”

At home, Heather has a shepherd mix who is almost two years old. She adopted him from Louie’s Legacy at 12 weeks old.

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Meredith Hertsenberg - Receptionist

Meredith Hertsenberg joined Harrison Animal Hospital in February 2014. As our receptionist, her responsibilities include answering phones, scheduling appointments, checking patients in and out, maintaining product inventory and cleaning.

"I enjoy working in a friendly, fast-paced environment where animals and their families come first," she says.

Outside work, Meredith enjoys playing with her dogs (Abraham, Rozzy, Fiona, Abby, Aggie, and Scooby), cooking, biking and spending time with her husband Matthew. She also has a cat named Chloe and a hamster named Sebastian.

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Amber Vernon - Receptionist

Amber Vernon is a receptionist with our practice. Her responsibilities include scheduling appointments, readying exam rooms for patients and general customer service. Though she started in August of 2014, she’s already become known for bringing a smiling face and a sense of humor to the office each day.

"As a client, I’ve seen before how caring the doctors are about their patients and their owners,” she says. “It's nice to be a part of things from the giving side after receiving such great care for so long.”

Amber has three dogs; Brady and Franklin are dachshunds, and Buddy is a pitbull. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband Terry and daughter Breslyn, as well as motorcycle riding.

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Tabitha Pendleton - Receptionist

Receptionist Tabitha Pendleton is a receptionist at our practice. Her duties include greeting clients, answering phone calls, processing invoices, and updating owners on their pet’s conditions. A part of our team since 2012, Tabitha’s favorite thing about her job is interacting with clients and patients, and watching patients grow. On working at Harrison Animal Hospital, “I like how it’s fast-paced. The doctors are so compassionate and the whole staff is so charismatic.”

At home, Tabitha has multiple pet fish, a cat named Tiger, and two dogs named Sarge and Diesel. When she’s not working, Tabitha enjoys watching her son play football, watching her daughter do gymnastics, and spending time with her husband and the whole family.

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Alexis Lee - Receptionist

As a receptionist with our team since February of 2022, Alexis brings humor and people skills to her role as she checks people in and out, takes and makes phone calls, and places clients and patients in rooms. Her favorite parts of the job are seeing the animals and talking with coworkers, as she finds everyone at the hospital nice and easy to work with.

Alexis has two cats named Willow and Sugar & Spice, and one dog named Foxie. In her free time, she loves reading and hanging out with friends and family.

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Tiffany Manning – Receptionist

Tiffany has been a part of our team since April of 2022 and holds a Bachelor’s in Communications and New Media Studies. She has the ability to sprinkle a little sparkle into every client interaction with a great amount of empathy.

Her daily duties include checking patients in and out, answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, assisting the vet techs and doctors, completing client transactions, and preparing and retrieving prescriptions. Her favorite part of the job is her ability to comfort animals during stressful times.

“I have had a passion for animals since I was very young. This job allows me to contribute to that passion as well as the well-being of animals.”

Tiffany has four cats named Kitty-Kitty, Nala, Simba, and Meeko. She also has three dogs named Sadia, Dixie, and Lilly. In her free time, she loves equine shows and horseback riding, hanging out with her family, friends, boyfriend, and cats, singing, concerts, shopping, makeup/hair, sleeping, Netflix, and watching her little brother's football games.

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Josie Nowlin - Receptionist

With her experience in customer service and love for animals, Josie has been a dedicated member of our team since April of 2022. As a receptionist, her duties include checking clients in and out, scheduling appointments, and taking phone calls. She’s currently working on a BA in business in order to start her own doggie daycare and boarding facility.

Josie likes working at Harrison Animal Hospital because, “It’s close to home. Everyone is so friendly and easy to work with. It’s an educational environment.”

Josie has two dogs named Fisher and Indie and two cats named Furball and Moose. During her free time, she loves reading, puzzles, gaming, hiking, kayaking, watching drag and quad races, DIY projects, and drawing.

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Rachel Laine – Receptionist, Kennel Tech

Rachel has been with us at Harrison Animal Hospital since June of 2019. She brings humor to her job and has a strong rapport with her coworkers as she checks people in and out, talks to clients on the phone, fills out prescriptions, helps with x-rays, helps techs and DVMs, and keeps up with cleaning.

“I like to work at Harrison Animal Hospital because of the fast pace and really just the people I work with.”

Rachel has a 20-pound cat named Tinkerbell and a bearded dragon named Frankie. She spends her free time reading books, hanging out with friends, horseback riding, baking, and sleeping.

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Olivia Nicole Lung – Kennel Tech

Olivia is a hardworking and dedicated kennel tech worker who has been part of our team since October of 2020. Her daily duties include handling animals, assisting the veterinarians with exams and procedures, assisting vet techs, and ensuring the animals are fed and cleaned up.

Her future plans are to get a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Cincinnati and then attend veterinary school to become a veterinarian. This is because she loves seeing pets released after getting a clean bill of health!

About Harrison Animal Hospital, Olivia says, “The staff is very friendly and there is always a lot to do here to keep you busy!”

Olivia has one dog named Piper and two cats named Bear and Palmer. When she’s not working, she loves walking through parks with her dog, spending time with friends and family, exercising, painting, and making blankets.

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Ellie Brown – Kennel Assistant

Known for her positivity and helpfulness, Ellie has been a kennel assistant with us since October of 2021. Her job duties include cleaning kennels, stocking supplies, restraining pets, cleaning surgical instruments, and the feeding and loving of pets. Her favorite part of the job is seeing happy pets as she cares for them.

Asked why she loves working for Harrison Animal Hospital, Ellie says she loves the “family-like environment.” The staff are helpful and caring, and she finds it a joy to come in to work.

Ellie has five rabbits, two dogs named Lizzie and Mala, and a horse named Bubbles. When she’s not working, she enjoys hunting, fishing, horse shows, 4-h, training horses, and hanging out with family.

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Rebecca Lovins - Groomer

Rebecca Lovins is a groomer that joined the Harrison team in June 2019. She has worked in the animal field for over seven years. Her job duties include bathing and clipping dogs and cats to breed-specific standard styles or to owner specification, detangling and removing matted hair, trimming nails, and examining animals for skin conditions or any other possible medical concerns. On the best thing about her job, “I love animals and taking care of them. Even if it’s a pamper spa day for them.”

She also enjoys working with our hardworking staff. “Everyday I learn something new. To see vets and techs who are truly passionate about what they do is very inspiring.” At home, Rebecca has a 5-year-old bloodhound named Copper and a 12-year-old domestic long hair named Zoey. When she’s not at work, she likes to spend quality time with her family, traveling, hiking, camping, reading, and going to amusement parks. "I try to remain busy by always creating or going on adventures."

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