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Veterinary Technicians

Gina

Gina C.

Registered Veterinary Technician

A veterinary technician plays an integral role in the success of an animal clinic, and Gina realizes this. That’s why she’s a registered veterinary technician at Winchester Veterinary Clinic. She has always had a love for animals, so this position gives her the perfect opportunity to live out her dream on a daily basis!

Gina was raised on a farm, so she became familiar with animals at a very young age. Her family raised a variety of animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, cows, pigs and lambs. She joined 4H and Future Farmers of America, which gave her even more opportunities to be around animals. Gina would go on to graduate from vet tech school at Columbus State, and then proceeded to officially begin her career as a veterinary technician.

There are several aspects of being at Winchester Veterinary Clinic that Gina enjoys, but she particularly likes handling patients who are there to undergo dental procedures. She gets a great deal of satisfaction knowing she’s helping an animal with dental discomfort feel better.

In her free time, Gina enjoys being around her family, including her husband, their two children and combined 5 pets. On Saturdays in the fall, you can be sure to catch her faithfully watching her favorite football team, the Ohio State Buckeyes!


Missy S.

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.


Veterinary Assistants

Ashley

Ashley

Veterinary Assistant

After spending nearly a decade as a stay at home mom, Ashley found herself eager to get back to her passion – working with animals. She was able to join the Winchester Veterinary Clinic team as a veterinary assistant and was welcomed with open arms. Now she considers the staff her extended family!

Ashley has always felt a strong connection to animals. When she was younger, Ashley’s parents used to catch her hanging out with the neighbor’s dogs and sneaking food to feed stray cats. Then one day when she was a teenager, Ashley’s family dog was attacked by a stray dog in their backyard. Her family rushed their pet to the vet, and Ashley watched in awe as the staff worked diligently to save their dog’s life. The subsequent trips to remove and change bandages gave Ashley a deeper appreciation for veterinary medicine. She decided that she wanted to be able to help other pet owners in the same way her pet was helped.

After graduating from high school, Ashley got a job at a local vet clinic, which gave her a chance to develop her assistant skills. Those same skills have come in quite handy today as she makes a difference in the lives of the animals she encounters on a daily basis!


Sam

Sam

Veterinary Assistant

Most children don’t know what they want to be when they grow up, but not Sam. He knew at a very young age that he wanted to be in the veterinary field. Today he’s a veterinary assistant at Winchester Veterinary Clinic, where he gets to make a difference in the lives of every animal that comes in. Safe to say, he’s living out his childhood dream!

Sam was born and raised in Reynoldsburg, OH, in a household with his parents and brother. He was interested in art and photography, but his main focus was on animals – he spent a lot of time watching Animal Planet, specifically a show called “Houston ASPCA.” This show revealed the neglectful, abusive situations that some animals have to endure, and it inspired Sam to want to make a difference in the lives of animals.

Sam got his foot in the door of the veterinary world by landing a job as a kennel technician, which taught him the basics of animal care and the veterinary field. Eventually, fate would lead him to Winchester Veterinary Clinic, where he would fit in perfectly with the staff.

Everyone has their own favorite aspect of being a veterinary assistant. Sam’s favorite parts include carefully observing slides with urine to detect bacteria, and inspecting smears of ears and skin for infection.

Currently, Sam is the proud owner of a pitbull mix named Randall, a cat named Fergie, a ball python named Murphy, and a rabbit named Charlotte. In his free time, he enjoys his current role as secretary of the STEM club at Columbus State Community College, and he still enjoys his old hobbies of photography and drawing.


Shannon R.

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.


Sydney

Sydney

Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

Sydney grew up surrounded by animals. It was just a way of life for her family, and with a few relatives already in veterinary medicine, it seemed as though it was always in the cards that she’d one day end up following a similar path. As a receptionist and veterinary assistant here at Winchester Veterinary Clinic, Sydney is fulfilling her purpose while also enjoying all the puppy and kitten snuggles she can along the way!

In 2018, Sydney joined the Winchester team and quickly endeared herself to her colleagues, clients and patients alike! She is currently a student at Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in neuroscience with plans to attend veterinary school once she completes her undergraduate work. Professionally, Sydney loves the variety of different cases she sees and has developed a keen ability to take notice of the little things, which she notes often end up making a big impact.

At home, Sydney is fur-mom to four dogs of her own: a terrier mix named Lexi, who started out as a foster but ended up staying; a beagle, Punkin-Hallmark, who was named for the store she was found behind; a mutt named Spidergirl; and a Chihuahua named Skippyjon Jones, who thinks he’s a cat. A retired college athlete, Sydney now coaches softball and gives private lessons. She also enjoys dabbling in photography – a skill that recently earned her the title of Best in Show at the state fair.


Receptionists

Cyndi

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.


Matt G.

Matt G.

Receptionist

Bio coming soon!


Groomer

Christina

Christina

Groomer

Bio coming soon!


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