Doctors:



Dr. P

Dr. Scott Pendleton

Veterinarian

Dr. Pendleton graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. He purchased Cadiz Animal Clinic in February 1993. He is very active in organized veterinary medicine, serving as president of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association 2015-16. His hobbies include history, stamp collecting, hiking and bird watching. Dr. Pendleton is committed to community service and has served many local organizations over the years.



Aimee

Dr. Aimee Clay

Veterinarian

Dr. Aimee Clay is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Clay received her Bachelor of Science from Kent State University in 2009. Prior to working at Cadiz Animal Clinic, she practiced for 4 years at Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic as a small animal general practitioner. Her veterinary interests include ophthalmology, dentistry, and soft tissue surgery. Dr. Clay is married to Nick Clay from Piedmont, Ohio and has a fun-loving daughter named Cora. Their family has added a Rottweiler named Matilda to their family. When she is not
practicing medicine Dr. Clay enjoys spending time with her family hiking, kayaking and practicing yoga.



Dr. Lydia

Dr. Lydia Friend

Veterinarian

Dr. Lydia Friend grew up in upstate New York on her family’s dairy farm. She showed many livestock growing up in 4-H where she learned about her love for animals. She graduated from the University Of Findlay in 2011 with a bachelor of science in pre-vet, biology, and animal science. She graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Her veterinary interests include acupuncture, neurology, soft tissue, and orthopedic surgeries. She is married to Dr. Matthew Friend who owns his own large animal ambulatory business called Friend Veterinary Services. They have a daughter named Louisa, two dogs, Leroy and Lola and a guinea pig named Bubbles. Outside of work, Dr. Lydia enjoys spending time with her family hiking, going for walks, and working out.



Sam

Dr. Samantha Borsos

Veterinarian

Dr. Samantha Borsos is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Borsos received her Bachelor of Science from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2015. She is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine but has a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and dermatology. Dr. Borsos has two cats, Jet and Dobby.


Administration:



Ginger

Ginger Held

Hospital Administrator

Ginger is Hospital Administrator at Heritage Veterinary Care and has been with the clinic since 1994. Ginger and her husband Jeff live in Cadiz and have 2 dogs (Faith & Ace) and a cat named Rudy. In her free time, Ginger enjoys her grandchildren, scrapbooking and traveling to Virginia to stay in their RV.



Kara

Kara Cavanaugh

Practice Manager

Kara is our Practice Manager at Heritage Veterinary Care. Kara performed her externship hours with Dr. Pendleton in 2006 in order to graduate from the Western School of Health and Business with an Associates Degree in Animal Technology. Kara lives in Wintersville with her family, along with a mutt named Libby and 2 cats, Wednesday and Cheryl. She enjoys traveling, camping and being involved in her daughter’s extracurricular activities.


Customer Service:



Brianne

Brianne Smith

Customer Service Representative

Brianne is a receptionist at Heritage Veterinary Care. She lives in Hopedale with her 2 daughters, Avri and Amelia and also their orange tabby cat, Tripp. She has been a part of our team for 8+ years. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with her girls and her friends.



Lesley

Lesley Hopkins

Customer Service

Lesley has been employed as a receptionist since October 2017. She has 2 daughters that have kept her busy with their equestrian activities for over 15 years. She currently has 11 horses, 2 boxer dogs, and 1 intrusive barn cat.



Jody

Jody Mercer

Customer Service
Jody is one of our customer service representatives. Jody grew up on a dairy farm in Bloomingdale and currently lives on a farm in Richmond where she has beef cattle, horses, mules, donkeys, miniature horses and goats. She has been in the veterinary field for 20 plus years! Jody says that helping animals is her passion!


Technicians:



Shannon

Shannon Sherrin RVT

Veterinary Nurse

Shannon joined Dr. Pendleton and his team in May of 2013. She received her license from the Pittsburgh Veterinary Institute. Shannon enjoys being outside, but also enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She has 4 dogs, 3 cats, a bunny, horse and snake! She enjoys handling all types of animals including exotics. You can typically find her helping with surgery but also enjoys dental care in pets.



Rachel

Rachel Kirkpatrick RVT

Veterinary Nurse

Rachel is a veterinary technician who has been working in the veterinarian field since 2005. Rachel has 2 dogs, a pitbull named Primus and a French bulldog named Sunny. She loves working with animals and would have more if she could afford them. She is waiting for her dogs to do something amazing so they can become rich and spend money doing fun things,(like retire early) and get more animals! Rachel enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, friends, and pets. “The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” Mahatma Gandhi


Mikayla

Mikayla Dulkoski

Veterinary Technician

Mikayla Dulkoski is one of our Veterinary Technicians. Mikayla joined our team in May of 2019. Some of her hobbies include being the Color Guard instructor for the Harrison Central Marching Band, hunting, fishing, ATV riding, and spending time with her family. She currently lives outside of Hopedale with her Fiancé Willis Long and their American bulldog Moose!


Assistants:


Sarah

Sarah Kuhn

Veterinary Assistant

Sarah is a veterinary assistant at Heritage Animal Clinic. She has been
a part of our team for 6 years. She lives in Cadiz with her husband Bj, son Liam, dog Ellie, and two cats Lemmy and VT. In Sarah’s free time she likes to garden, enjoy nature, and spend time with her family.



Ashley

Ashley Fabian

Veterinary Assistant

Ashley is a veterinary assistant at Heritage Veterinary Care. She lives in the East Springfield area with her husband Jeremy and son Luca. Ashley enjoys horseback riding, showing calves, fishing and spending time with her husband and son. They have 5 dogs (Kubota, Quasi, Charlie, Rocky & Remi ), 2 cats (Abby & Ziva), 5 horses, 2 goats some cows and a frog.



Chelsea

Chelsea Rutter

Veterinary Assistant

Chelsea Rutter is a veterinary assistant and has been an employee since November 2017. Chelsea lives outside of Adena with her husband Lance and her 4 furry babies, Maya & Nikita which are Siberian Huskies a cat named Linus and their newest kitty, Nemo. In her off time, she enjoys photography, cosmetology and spending time with friends and family!



Paige

Paige Elizeus

Veterinary Assistant

Paige Elizeus lives in St.Clairsville. She has a French Bulldog / Mini Australian Shepherd (Rodeo) that enjoys playing ball and likes to go riding horses with her. Paige also has 2 horses (Lady and Ransom) that she spends running in IBRA. Paige has a passion for all animals. She also enjoys spending summers camping with friends and family.



Paige

Kaylee Wright

Veterinary Assistant

Kaylee Wright is a Veterinary Assistant, and the newest member of our team. Kaylee lives in the Jewett area with her family including her two dogs, Katie Lynn an Australian Shepard, and Nick a Chihuahua mix!

Kaylee has been active in 4H throughout her life showing rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, and dogs. She loves to make our patients feel loved and sweet talk them while she is at work. Kaylee enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and cleaning!