Lakota Hills Animal Clinic Inc

Lakota Hills Animal Clinic has been serving the West Chester and surrounding communities since 1976. The current owners are Dr. Mary Carter and Dr. Lorrie Meyer, both of whom graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1988 and 1994 respectively.

In 2006 a brand new state of the art clinic was built on the same site as the original clinic, which was outgrown by our rapidly growing number of clientele, patients, doctors and staff members.

Lakota Hills Animal Clinic offers amenities including a spacious reception area, coffee bar, children’s play area, 5 examination rooms, a consultation/comfort room, separate glassed in ICU wards for feline and canine patients, a double surgical suite with heated tables, a dental alcove with digital dental radiology, a radiology area with a digital x-ray unit, an on site laboratory, an in-clinic pharmacy, and more!
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • Hours by appointment only.
  • Dr. Mary Carter, Owner

    Veterinarian, owner


    Dr. Mary Carter graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988, has been with Lakota Hills Animal Clinic since 1989, and in 1997 purchased the clinic along with Dr. Meyer.

    Dr. Carter’s special interests in veterinary medicine include internal medicine, geriatric medicine, and dermatology, with the challenges and rewards which they bring.

    In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Carter enjoys spending time with her family which includes her husband Brad, two daughters, and her pets.  She also loves horse shows, traveling, and flower gardening for hummingbirds and butterflies, with a special fondness for Monarch butterflies.

    Dr. Carter’s pets include Riley (Collie), Ashlin (Shepherd mix), Augustus (Labrador mix), Atlas (Ragdoll kitty), Eliza (Siamese mix kitty), and Dakota and Buckwheat (Quarter horses).

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1988
    Education:
    Ohio State University
  • Dr. Lorrie Meyer, Owner

    Veterinarian, owner


    Dr. Lorrie Meyer is a 1994 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been with Lakota Hills Animal Clinic since 1995, and in 1997 purchased the clinic along with Dr. Carter.

    Dr. Meyer’s favorite areas of veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, cardiology, dermatology, oncology, and geriatric medicine.

    In her free time, Dr. Meyer enjoys reading, running, spinning, and spending time at sporting events with her family, which includes her husband Andrew and two sons.

    Dr. Meyer’s pets are all rescues including Scooby (Pug), Zoe (Australian Shepherd), Chester (mix breed from Aruba), Jingle, Storm, and Franklin (kitties), and a hen house full of chickens.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1994
    Education:
    Ohio State University
  • Dr. Jennifer Hogseth

    Associate Veterinarian


    Dr. Jennifer Hogseth is a 2001 graduate of The Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Ithaca, NY.  She has been an associate veterinarian with Lakota Hills Animal Clinic since 2006.

    Dr. Hogseth's areas of special interest include dentistry, anesthesia and pain management, geriatric medicine, and feline medicine.  She was instrumental in ensuring that the clinic received their certification as a "Cat Friendly Practice".

    In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Hogseth is devoted to her family which includes her husband Erich, 3 children, Charlie (Grrand rescued Golden-Doodle), Lily (rescued Miniature Golden-Doodle), and Gracie and Stella (rescued kitties).  She also has a special love for birds and rats.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, birding, and gatherings with friends and family.  

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2001
    Education:
    Cornell University
  • Dr. Colleen Black

    Associate Veterinarian


    Dr. Colleen Black  is a 1998 graduate of Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, located in Lafayette, IN.  She was an associate veterinarian at Lakota Hills Animal Clinic from 1999 through 2003.  Following 5 years of veterinary relief work, she returned to Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2008.

    Dr. Black has special interest in dermatology, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine.

    When Dr. Black is not working, her life revolves around her family which includes her husband and two daughters, pitbull mix Yammi, and guinea pigs.

    In her free time, she enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and visiting out of town friends.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1998
    Education:
    Purdue University
  • Mindy

    Practice Manager

    Mindy has worked as a Veterinary Hospital Practice Manager since 1990, and joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2003.

    In addition to working as a Practice Manager, Mindy is also the clinic's Nutritional Consultant and Behavior Counselor.

    Mindy’s special interests in veterinary medicine include oncology, cardiology, geriatrics, holistic and alternative medicine, nutrition, and behavior.

    In her free time Mindy enjoys participating in car shows and cruise-in events with the family antique cars and street rods (her red '59 Chevy Bel Air is her inherited pride and joy!), target shooting, and reading.  Mindy is an advocate for pet cancer awareness and is a member of an on-line Pet Cancer Support group, as well as a board member of The Magic Bullet Fund, a canine cancer group which assists in funding for veterinary cancer bills.

    Mindy shares her life with her husband John and their completely crazy Siamese mix rescued kitty, Sirus.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1990
    Education:
    Southwest College of Business
  • Carol, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician, Head Technician


    Carol graduated from University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program in 1976, was the very first Registered Veterinary Technician at Lakota Hills Animal Clinic, and has been our head technician and inventory control manager since that time.

    Carol enjoys interacting with the clients and patients, and has a special love for surgery and dentistry.

    In her free time, Carol enjoys gardening, bird watching, traveling, and reading.

    Carol’s family includes her Shetland Sheepdog Merlin, and her kitties Indigo and Oreo.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 1976
    Education:
    University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program
  • Laura, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Techincian

    Laura received her Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from the Veterinary Technician Institute of  International Business College in 2008 and with several years of prior experience, began working for Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2012. 

    Laura's favorite areas of veterinary medicine include feline behavior, emergency, and critical care.

    In her time away from the clinic, Laura enjoys video games, website design and management, going to concerts and Cincinnati Reds games.

    Laura's family of kitties include Zoe, Pedro, Callie, and Oliver.  Laura is excitedly anticipating the arrival of her new human baby girl in early January!

    Years in Practice:
    Sep 05, 2008
    Education:
    Veterinary Technician Institute of International Business College
  • Danelle, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician 

    Danelle began working for Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2008, with previous veterinary assistant experience. 

    Danelle graduated from Diamond Oaks CDC Equine Science and Management program, completed many on-line veterinary assistant courses, as well as many courses in the Veterinary Technician Program at Penn-Foster College, and received her Associate in Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology from the University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician Program in 2014.

    Danelle's favorite areas of veterinary medicine include oncology and therapeutic rehabilitation.

    In her free time Danelle enjoys horseback riding and competition barrel racing.  She shares her life with husband Artie, Catahoula Leopard dog Turbo, kitty Ty Ty, and horses Cheyenne, North, and Penelope.

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2007
    Education:
    Diamond Oaks CDC Equine Science and Management program, Penn-Foster College, University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program
  • Stephani, RVT

    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Stephani joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic fall of 2017 with almost 5 years experience in the veterinary field.  She received her Associate degree in Applied Animal Science in Veterinary Technology from Sinclair Community College May 2017.

    Stephani's favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are anesthesia and surgery.

    In her time away from the clinic, Stephani enjoys spending time with her family and pets, kayaking, and anything outdoors.

    Stephani's family includes her husband Jared, 3 sons, dogs Charli and Cooper, kitty Alvin, and 12 chickens.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology
  • Julia

    Veterinary Technician Assistant

    Julia joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in the fall of 2016.  She graduated from Miami University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Zoology, and is looking forward to continuing her education towards earning her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in the future.

    Julia shares her life with Maggie Mae, a basset hound who is the love of her life; Whiskey, her horse which was rescued as an orphaned foal; and Rocky, a pitbull/hound mix she shares with her sister.

    In her free time, Julia enjoys working with horses, and singing and performing.  She was a singer and dancer at Kings Island, prior to beginning her career in veterinary medicine.


    Years in Practice:
    Nov 01, 2016
    Education:
    Miami University
  • Jenny

    Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

    Jenny came to work for Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2006, with several years of veterinary experience.

    Jenny graduated from Midway College with a BS in Equine Therapy.

    Jenny is passionate about rescuing homeless animals and in her spare time supports several feral cat colonies in which she traps and sterilizes kitties, and either releases them back to their families or finds homes for the adoptable ones.

    Jenny has a menagerie of rescued pets of her own including her horse Mamma, dogs Ringo and Sydney, 10 cats, as well as many fosters. 

    Years in Practice:
    Apr 07, 2003
    Education:
    Midway College
  • Amanda

    Veterinary Assistant, Receptionist

    Amanda began working for Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in 2012 after several years in customer service and management at her previous jobs.

    Amanda attended Phoenix College for 1 year, taking classes in Medical Office Management, Billing and Coding.

    Amanda's favorite interest in veterinary medicine is behavior and training, and her goal is to take classes to increase her knowledge in this area.  

    Amanda shares her life with her son, fiance' Anthony, dachshund Ravage, and kitties Patches and Rumble . 

    In her time away from the clinic, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 01, 2012
    Education:
    Phoenix College
  • Jessica

    Veterinary Assistant

    Jessica joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in the spring of 2006She attended Miami University of Middletown.

    Jessica loves fostering our "baby cats" while they are waiting for their furrever homes and can often be seen cuddling them around the clinic.

    Jessica shares her life with husband Jason, Labrador Retriever Maynard, kitties Twilly, Geddy, and Grody, and turtle Hank the Tank.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Education:
    Miami University
  • Allison

    Veterinary Assistant

    Allison joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in the summer of 2017, after graduating from Ohio State University.  Allison earned her Bachelor's of Agriculture in Animal Science with an Industries specialization degree, and a minor in Farm Management.  Allison also has an Associate of Science in Horse Science.

    Allison's special interests in veterinary medicine include companion animals and horses.

    Allison's furry family members include her Labrador Retreivers Mugsy and Charle, kitty Luna, and guinea pigs Goldilocks and Hazel.

    In her free time away from the clinic, Allison enjoys hiking with her dogs, kayaking, horseback riding, and snow skiing.  Allison also does pet sitting for neighbors, friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 06, 2017
    Education:
    Ohio State University
  • Kayla

    Veterinary Assistant

    Kayla joined Lakota Hills Animal Clinic in the fall of 2017.  Kayla is currently a student at University of Cincinnati, anticipating enrollment in their Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program, and is looking forward to starting her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician in the future.

    Kayla has 2 younger brothers, a golden-doodle Bogey, and a boxer Ginger. 

    When Kayla is not working or attending college, she enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and water sports.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 09, 2017
    Education:
    University of Cincinnati
  • Elliott

    Official Greeter

    Elliott is our black and white long haired "Big Boy", who joined our welcoming committee in the fall of 2016.  Originally a rescue put up for adoption, our staff quickly fell in love with him and begged to be able to keep him!  Elliott earns his way by keeping us entertained and laughing at his antics.  He loves nothing better than giving head butts, stalking and killing his growing population of fur mice, watching videos of birds on his tablet, and ensuring that no crumbs are left behind in the break room.  If Elliott isn't hanging out with the staff, he can be found relaxing in one of the many plush beds located throughout the hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 20, 2017
    Education:
    Cat Love University
    Interests:
    Food, naps, bird videos, & fur mice
  • Pierce, Einstein, and Pearla

    Our Heavenly Kitties

    Pierce, Einstein, and Pearla, our beloved clinic kitties who were the original furry welcome committee, have all crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  Their sweet and charming personalities are greatly missed by the entire staff.  Forever in our hearts...