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Dr. Stanley Hastings

Dr. Stanley Hastings

Owner / Veterinarian

Why did you become a veterinarian?
“From when I was 10 years old, I wanted to take care of animals. The only other career I ever considered was a ‘charter boat captain.’ I guess it was more of a calling than a choice.”

What is your goal with every patient visit?
“My goal is to do everything I can to keep pets and their owners together as long as possible and to keep their tails wagging!”

Who makes up your family?
“I live with my wife, our golden retriever, Beamer, and our horse, Donut. We have two children and three grandchildren, two of which are local and one who lives in Montana. My second job is to spend as much time with my grandchildren and teaching them about being at home in the outdoors.”

Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

Dr. Andrew Pfaehler

Dr. Andrew Pfaehler

Veterinarian

Why did you become a veterinarian?
“I have always been passionate about animals, but decided on veterinary medicine later than most. I took a class in college shadowing a veterinarian and fell in love. I enjoy the incredible variety of patients and not being limited on the types of medicine and surgery that I have the privilege to perform.”

What is your goal for every patient?
“Provide a minimally stressful visit for each patient so that I may help to prevent, manage, and treat any and all disease processes.”

Who makes up your family?
“My family consists of my wife (Michela), two children (Reed and Hannah), two dogs (Ellie Mae and Charlotte), three cats (Zoe, Dexter and Wocket) and three fish (Fred, Mario and Vinz).”

Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
“Treat every person and animal as if it were your own family member.”

Dr. Bette J. Vecchione

Dr. Bette J. Vecchione

Veterinarian

Why did you become a veterinarian?
“I became a veterinarian because it was the perfect opportunity to learn how to use science to positively influence the lives of both animals and humans.”

What is your goal with every patient visit?
“Every patient is a member of the family. As such, my goal is to provide them with the best possible care to promote health, well being and improve their daily lives.”

Who makes up your family?
“My family includes my husband, Scott, two daughters, Zoey and Tatum, along with a very rambunctious boxer and two mischievous cats.”

Dr. Lee Nancarrow

Dr. Lee Nancarrow

Veterinarian

Why did you become a veterinarian?
“Ever since I can remember I have been fascinated that living things are alive. Understanding how they work, how each organ system functions and connects to the others forming a whole individual organism is mind blowing. The fascination of biology and my love of animals is why I became a veterinarian.”

What is your goal with every patient visit?
“Through the years of practice, my interests have expanded. I still enjoy internal medicine and endocrinology, but I have come to wonder why do the same chronic diseases keep reoccurring and can they be prevented prior to emerging. These thoughts along with my own personal health challenges have brought me to my new passion for nutrition and epigenetics. Hippocrates said, ‘Let food by thy medicine and medicine be thy food.’ I have received a certification in pet nutrition and plan to enroll in additional courses. At the end of the day, I love to watch the reunion of a hospitalized pet and their family and of course going home to mine.”

Who makes up your family?
“Currently I live with my 17-year-old cat, Tarzan and my loyal Tibetan Terrier, Molly. In the near future my home life will become a lot busier as the three of us will soon be living with David, my significant other, and his dog Dutch.”

Dr. Tony Schumann

Dr. Tony Schumann

Veterinarian

Dr. Tony Schumann graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary medicine in 1994 with high honors. He was born and raised in Northern Kentucky where he now resides. After graduating, he went straight to work at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital, since he was a technician there prior to veterinary school. He has special interest in orthopedic surgery (ex. TTA, Tightrope), ultrasonography, and internal medicine. Dr. Schumann completed the Kyon TTA course in 2007 and has had excellent results with the procedure, having performed several hundred surgical repairs for ACL tears. Most of his limited free time is spent in the great outdoors training Labrador Retrievers for field trials.

Dr. Marisa Clark

Dr. Marisa Clark

Veterinarian

Why did you become a veterinarian?
Ever since I was young, I have always loved animals. Growing up, my family had various pets, and I really enjoyed taking care of them. My favorite subject in school was science, and with a career in veterinary medicine, I was able to pair science and my love for animals. Interestingly, while I was in veterinary school, I realized how much I appreciate the client aspect of veterinary medicine. I love that I am in a profession that instantly ties into people’s hearts. And I think it’s really powerful getting to partner alongside owners and their beloved pets.

What is your goal with every patient visit?
My goal with every patient visit is to provide excellent medical care and try my best to make each pet’s experience fear-free.

Who makes up your family?
My family includes my husband, Jared, our German Shepherd mix breed dog, Luna, and our three cats; Binx, Eliza, and Bamboo. I would have more cats, but my husband has put a cap on it (for now!)

Do you have a mantra or philosophy that you live by?
“Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.”

Laura

Laura

Practice Manager

Laura has been working at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since August 2009. After working in the human medical field for several years, the transition into the veterinary field was refreshing. Laura lives with her husband, her daughter, her dog Xena, and two black cats named Atticus and King Leonidas. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and crafting.
Chandra

Chandra

Technician

Chandra has been working at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since December of 2015, but she has been a technician since 2012. She has two fur babies named Koda and Cooper.
Jeannine

Jeannine

Technician

Jeannine began working at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital in January of 2010, but she has been working as a technician since 1999. Her furry kids include her dog, Reno, and her cats, Enzo, Gixxer, and Lincoln.
Denise

Denise

Technician

Denise has been a technician at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since 1992. She is married with twin boys born in 2002. She spends most of her free time between Scouting events and baseball, and she loves every minute of it. Her family has two rescued Border Collies, Rio and Sally, and two cats – Tommy is a 3-legged cat, and Alex is a tuxedo cat.
Rachel

Rachel

Technician

Rachael’s career with Erlanger Veterinary Hospital began in November 1999 as a volunteer during her sophomore year of high school. She was hired in July 2000 and over the years she worked her way up from being a kennel assistant to a technician. Helping people and their pets is very rewarding work and she enjoys every minute of it. She and her husband have two fur babies named Archer and Fritz. Her hobbies include drawing, painting, and reading.
Danie

Danie

Technician

Danie is a technician and self-proclaimed crazy cat lady 😊! She has 4 cats and 2 dogs. She lives with her husband and 4 kids.

She got into the veterinary field to promote the health and welfare of pets. Danie is very passionate about her family and animals.

If she won $1 million, she would buy some land and a home for her family first. She would also donate to the shelters and cancer organizations, pay for her children to go to college and save the rest!

Annie

Annie

Technician

Annie is in the veterinary field because of her love for animals. She has her own zoo at home with all kinds of different pets including Cap N Davy Jones the Ball Python. She loves exotics!

She is passionate about exotic animals! She loves everything from educating our clients about them to surgery and recovery. Annie enjoys being the exotic guru in our hospital.

Heather

Heather

Technician

Bio coming soon!

Kayce

Kayce

Technician Assistant

Bio coming soon!
Tara

Tara

Technician

Tara has been with us since September of 2016. While she was new to the veterinary field initially, she has learned a lot about our practice and finds working with owners and their pets to be a truly fulfilling experience. While not at work, Tara spends much of her time outdoors. She is fond of camping and fishing, but especially enjoys hiking with her enthusiastic furry companions, Azula and Kikyo.

Terry

Terry

Customer Service Representative

Terry has been with the practice since 1985. In her many years as a receptionist at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital, she has watched the practice grow from a small, one doctor practice, to a busy five doctor practice. She enjoys meeting new clients with their pets, as well as caring for the established clients. She lives with her two silly cats. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time her with three grandchildren, reading, and needlework.

Danielle

Danielle

Customer Service Representative

Who are you?
I’ve worked in the pet industry for 20 years. A huge fan of our exotic patients. My hobbies include tropical fish keeping and Ta Kwon Do. My fur son, a black domestic shorthair cat, is named Xavier.

Why are you in the veterinary field?
 I’ve always been obsessed with all animals. Played in the woods as a kid finding and taking home whatever little creatures I found! My first long-term job was at Pets N Such. I really enjoyed taking care of the pets there.

What are you passionate about?
Animal husbandry is imperative to being a great pet parent. Informing new pet parents of how to care for them creates the base of your pet having a long happy life.

What would you do if you won $1 million?
Startup a marine tank. That might be enough to get me started!

Nikki

Nikki

Customer Service Representative

I began my journey with Erlanger Veterinary Hospital in September of 2020 after a decade in human medicine.  I am a wife, a mom of 1 son and 1 daughter, a playful doodle Zane, and my cat Gracie. My hobbies include yoga, reading, hiking, and traveling.

Lauren

Lauren

Customer Service Representative

Bio coming soon!

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