Meet Our Team
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Dr. Stanley Hastings
Owner / VeterinarianDr. Stanley Hastings graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1979. After practicing for a year in a mixed practice in Bellefountaine, OH, he moved to Arizona and practiced in a small animal group for two years. After moving to Northern Kentucky in 1982, Dr. Hastings purchased an existing clinic from Dr. Bud Waite, renamed it Erlanger Veterinary Hospital, and practiced in the Graves Avenue building until 2003 when the practice moved into the renovated bank building on Dixie Highway. Dr. Hastings has been a member of the Veterinary Orthopedic Society since 1982 and a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society since 1996. He opened the Union Pet Hospital in July 1997, where he practices when he is not at the Erlanger location. Dr. Hastings’ interests include surgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology and dentistry. He also enjoys fishing with his grandchildren and traveling to visit his son in Montana.
Dr. Andrew Pfaehler
VeterinarianDr. Andrew Pfaehler is a graduate of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has spent the first several years out of school working in emergency medicine, but has joined the teams at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital and Union Pet Hospital to pursue his interest in internal medicine, orthopedics, dentistry, and to work with exotic species. Born and raised in the Northern Kentucky area, he returned here to practice with his wife and two children after graduating in 2013. His interests outside of veterinary medicine include brewing, gaming, and cheering on the Auburn Tigers, Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Reds.
Dr. Ashley DeWees
VeterinarianDr. Ashley DeWees graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University and a Doctorate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in the Washington, D.C. area before moving to Florida where she practiced for 4 years. Dr. DeWees enjoys splitting her time between the Erlanger Veterinary Hospital and the Union Pet Hospital. Her special interests include animal behavior, ultrasonography, and feline medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Dr. DeWees also enjoys running and cooking in her spare time, as well as spending time with her husband Tom, sons Harrison and William, and pets Herbert, Moxie, and Minus.
Dr. Bette J. Vecchione
VeterinarianDr. Bette Vecchione is a 1994 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She practiced in Chicago for 2 years before moving to the Greater Cincinnati area. Her special interests include avian and exotic animal medicine. She is a member of both The Association of Avian Veterinarians and The Association of Exotic Mammal Veterinarians. Dr. Vecchione also enjoys running, hiking, and practicing yoga. She currently shares her home with her husband Scott, daughters Zoey and Tatum, 2 cats, and her dog Rue.
Dr. Lee Nancarrow
VeterinarianDr. Nancarrow received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Kenyon College, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University. After graduation, she practiced in Chicago for nine years before returning to her home town of Cincinnati. Dr. Nancarrow joined the teams at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital and Union Pet Hospital in 2001. She has a special interest in endocrinology and nutrition. In her spare time, Lee enjoys skiing, kayaking, cooking and spending time with her family and pets, Molly and Tarzan.
Dr. Tony Schumann
VeterinarianDr. 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.
Practice ManagerLaura 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.
TechnicianAngie has been a technician at the Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since 2001. She has a cat named George and a quarter horse named Mine. She is very involved with her church’s leadership and music ministry. Helping and healing pets has been a passion all of her life and she is very thankful to be doing it every day!
TechnicianChandra 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.
TechnicianJeannine 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.
TechnicianDenise 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.
TechnicianKatie has worked at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since 2000. Since her father is a veterinarian in her hometown in Indiana, veterinary medicine has always been a big part of her life. She currently has one son, a goofy pittie baby named Mannie, and two crazy cats. They are the loves of her life and she enjoys spending as much time with them that she can.
TechnicianRachael’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.
TechnicianRian has been a veterinary technician for eight years and has been with this practice since May 2013. She is very excited about being a team member here at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital. On her day off, she enjoys spending time with her two furry cats, as well as reading a good book or playing eighteen holes on the golf course.
ReceptionistJenna originally started working at the Erlanger Veterinary Hospital in 2000 as a technician assistant. When she graduated from high school, she began working as a technician. She worked at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital until 2008, then she moved to Fort Bragg with her husband because he was in the Army. After being gone from Erlanger for 6 years, she came back to work in 2014 and is very happy to be working as a receptionist and a technician. She and her husband have a daughter, Aurora, a son, Ivan and 2 cats names Tyr and V.
ReceptionistSharron has worked at Erlanger Veterinary Hospital since 2003, but originally worked here between 1994-1996. Her compassion for animals and enjoyment that she gets from working with the clients and their pets is very gratifying. Her family has two horses named Good Skippin’ Cody and Santana’s Sassy Darlin’, and two cats named Harley and Gracie. In her spare time, she enjoys working with her horse, decorating, reading, needlework, and gardening.
ReceptionistTara 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.
ReceptionistTerry 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.