Registered Veterinary Technicians

Gina C.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Growing up on a farm just outside of Lancaster, Ohio, Gina loved watching her uncle—a practicing veterinarian—work with various animals. She’s been surrounded by animal companions her whole life, and couldn’t imagine doing anything other than caring for the area’s pets.

After high school, Gina attended Columbus State Community College and enrolled in their Veterinary Technology program. She completed two internships at local practices as well as an internship at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She started working here at Winchester Veterinary Clinic in 2002 while still in school. Upon graduating from college in June of 2003, Gina became a full-time Registered Veterinary Technician and was also given the role of Purchasing Manager in 2005.

Gina’s husband Scot works as a paramedic for MedFlight and has also served with the Ohio Army National Guard since 2003. The couple has a son, Blake, and a daughter named Camryn. They share their home with three dogs: Dixie, a Coonhound mix who was adopted from Winchester Veterinary Clinic; Sarge, a Miniature Schnauzer; and Scout, a pit bull mix adopted from the Fairfield Area Humane Society. They also have two cats named Turbo and Sassy.

Every Saturday in the fall, you can find Gina watching Ohio State football with her friends and family. When the weather is nice enough, she and her husband like to take their kids to the park, go on fishing trips, or visit the Columbus Zoo.

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Missy S.

Registered Veterinary Technician

When she was six years old, Missy got her first pet: a guinea pig named Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell taught Missy all about being responsible for animals and about the wonderful companionship they bring. From that moment on, Missy was never without a pet! Now she gets to care for them full-time as a Veterinary Technician at Winchester Veterinary Clinic.

At first, Missy attended college for a different career path. One day, she walked into a veterinary office with a friend. Sitting in the exam room listening to the veterinarian talk about her friend’s dog, something came over Missy. The next week, she’d changed her major and was enrolled in Columbus State Community College’s Veterinary Technician program! She began working as an Assistant at Winchester Veterinary Clinic before graduating, and started as a Technician after she’d finished school in 2004.

One of Missy’s special interests is surgery. She likes to assist the doctor during a procedure, whether she’s monitoring anesthesia or is scrubbed in to work hands-on with the pet. She also loves that no two days are the same and that her job constantly keeps her on her toes.

Missy and her husband have been married since 2006. They have one son and three rescued cats named Winnie, Gray, and Zoe. Missy’s family was recently increased by two as they adopted two chihuahua mix puppies from the Fairfield Area Humane Society – Yoda and Izzy!

In her spare time, Missy enjoys spending time with friends and family. There’s rarely a weekend when she doesn’t have family or friends over to visit! She also loves doing anything crafty.

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Veterinary Assistants

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Receptionists

Cyndi B.

Receptionist

When she was about 13 years old, Cyndi found a stray cat and put her in the playhouse. Cyndi would take food and water out to the cat every day, and a week later the cat gave birth to three kittens. By this point, Cyndi’s mind was made up: she simply had to work with animals when she got older!

Cyndi grew up in Pickerington and has lived here all her life. In 2006, she was looking for something to occupy her time in the evenings, and knew she’d love to do something with animals. In March of that year, she started here at Winchester Veterinary Clinic as a receptionist and has happily served the pets and animal owners of the area ever since.

At home, Cyndi has four dogs of her own. Annie is 10 and hates loud noises, Trigger is a sweet 11-year-old lab, Walker serves as the protector of the group, and Lucy, the bulldog, is a big momma’s girl. Cali the cat rounds out the animal family.

Cyndi has five boys (including two sets of twins) and seven grandchildren. When she isn’t spending time with them or caring for her many pets, she enjoys working out at the gym, cooking, baking, canning, and riding the motorcycle with her husband.

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Shannon R.

Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

When she was a little girl, a very mean Chihuahua lived a few houses down from Shannon’s family home. After the dog saw Shannon walk by enough, he started to act a bit friendlier. To this day, Shannon doesn’t know why she was so determined to be friends with him, but she was eventually able to go right up and sit on the porch with the dog! This experience made Shannon realize she wanted to befriend and help all animals.

A central Ohio native, Shannon sparked her career in animal care during high school, when she discovered a program focused on animal management. Throughout the years, Shannon has tried out several jobs, but nothing satisfied her the way animal care did. She loves interacting with both pets and people, so this career path is the perfect fit.

Shannon and her daughter Tori live with many pets. They have four dogs—Brother Bear, Jewels, Pig, and Ceaser—as well as a cat named Napoleon. They also have two rats, Lilly and Peaches, three rescued Ball Pythons named Doug, Danzig, and Dexter, and a Kenyan Sand Boa named Pugsly who serves as the educational snake at the clinic.

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Groomers

Jill Monti

Pet Groomer

Jill’s second spoken word—after “mommy”—was “kitty.” Clearly, she’s always had a strong passion for animals! When it came time to consider a career path, Jill didn’t hesitate. Working with animals is her life-long dream, and she’s proud to serve as one of Winchester Veterinary Clinic’s professional Pet Groomers.

Jill grew up in Pickerington, starting at a local veterinary clinic as a Kennel Assistant at the age of 16. She worked her way up to Kennel Manager, a position she held for three years before training as a grooming apprentice in 1997. After becoming a full-time professional pet groomer, she brought her talents to Winchester Veterinary Clinic in 2001.

As a groomer, Jill doesn’t just love making pets look and feel better. She strives to build a relationship with each and every one—for those few hours she sees an animal, they start to feel like one of her own pets!

Jill lives with her husband, Mike, and their sweet, chubby gray tabby cat Pop Tart. Jill and Mike rescued Pop Tart in the winter of 2013 after finding him abandoned in their neighborhood.

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