Caring. Talented. Driven. The team at Westerville has a diversity of skillsets and a united mission: to make sure your pet receives the best care there is.
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Dr. Marie Hereda grew up in Northeast Ohio and is a two-time graduate of The Ohio State University. While most teenagers start out baby-sitting, Dr. Marie’s first job was pet-sitting for her neighbors. During this time, her love of animals blossomed and confirmed her desire to be a veterinarian. For the past 10 years she has been working with clients to educate them about their furry loved ones to ensure they receive the best care possible.
Dr. Marie lives in Columbus with her boyfriend, Matt. They share their home with Eddie (an orange tabby), Booker (a Golden Retriever), and Maggie (a Boston Terrier-Schnauzer mix)! Marie enjoys cheering on the Buckeyes (she is a TBDBITL Alumnus), traveling, cycling, quilting, and trying new restaurants around town. You may even catch her at a local park hiking with Booker and Maggie!
Professionally, Marie has a special interest in dentistry and behavioral medicine. She is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Morgan Miller grew up in Colgate, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Microbiology and Immunology in 2013. She moved to Columbus for veterinary school and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. After graduation, she settled in Columbus as a small animal emergency veterinarian and later joined Westerville Veterinary Clinic in 2019. When she is not in the hospital, she enjoys crafting, gardening, hiking in the Metro Parks, and spending time with her wife and two dogs, Dugan (a Chihuahua mix) and Brinkley (a Goldendoodle).
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
- BreonaPractice Manager
- JackRegistered Veterinary Technician
- Taylor RPet Nurse & Kennel Caretaker
- GerardinaPet Nurse
- Taylor MPet Nurse
- SkylarKennel & Daycare Attendant
- DeniseMaster Groomer
- Fadil KhanPet Nurse
- Keyona SpannRegistered Veterinary Technician
Breona first started volunteering at her local animal shelter when she was 13 and went on to join the nursing staff of a Floridian animal rescue league after graduation. She most recently worked on the medical division of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response Team, responding to natural disasters and federal dogfighting cases across the country. She has a strong interest in animal behavior and regularly attends various conferences, in addition to being Fear Free Certified.
In her free time, Breona enjoys crafting, solo-traveling, learning new languages and fostering! She recently returned from a 3-week spay-and-neuter campaign in Belize and plans to assist another campaign in the Marshall Islands (if she can find placement for her 9 foster pups!) Her most recent solo-traveling adventures include Belize, China, and Thailand (see elephant.)
When she’s not rescuing puppies from trees or traveling the globe, Breona likes to rock climb, zip line, paddleboard, hang glide, and kayak, and will try anything at least once. On a normal(?) day, you’ll catch her relaxing on the couch with her cat, Milo, watching Game of Thrones, or if it was a rough day, Grey’s Anatomy.
Taylor R has been with us for over five years and has consistently remained passionate about her work in the kennel and daycare. Over the past year, she has also developed into an excellent and very reliable veterinary assistant.
A girl of many passions, the closest to her heart being animals and performance. Newly added in March of 2019, Gerardina comes to us as a veterinary technician student working as a veterinarians asssiant. After spending most of her teenage years volunteering at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as a zooaid and getting experience in local clinics, her drive to do even greater landed her an amazing offer and gave her the chance to live out her only other true passion. In 2016, Gerardina took an opportunity to be a character performer for Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. While her time spent there will always be a cherished memory, she knew there was something about being part of team of dedicated people who make the lives of animals better that she couldn’t stay away from. Moving back to Ohio in late 2017, Gerardina dove back into the animal world as a receptionist for Healthy Pets of Rome Hilliard. Never forgetting her love for acting by accepting a seasonal position as a scare actor at 13th Floor Columbus that continues to this day. After completing a few years of schooling, her confidence grew and she was ready for the next challenge. Finding Westerville Veterinary Clinic has already in this short time proven to be the best opportunity for growth she could have asked for. The future only looks brighter from here with this wonderful staff.
Taylor is currently earning her RVT while working part time with us. Even as a part time employee, she plays a vital role in helping out with hospitalized patients and emergency cases after hours on the weekends.
Skylar is an animal lover who takes the tasks of caring and providing for them to a personal level. A very reliable hard worker, he is constantly looking for ways to improve a pet’s visit experience and is often at the clinic after hours helping Dr. Damian install or repair something.
Denise has been grooming pets for over 40 years! She is a true blessing for us and the community.
Fadil comes to us from sunny Miami, Florida, with eight years experience as a veteinary nurse working in high-volume surgical facilities. Fadil is currently planning to persue his license in Veterinary Technology, but brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team. In his free time, Fadil enjoys playing video games and building his own custom computers.
Keyona has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for nine years. She has experience in shelter medicine, emergency, and wildlife rehabilitation.
At home, she has two dogs, four cats, two turtles and a hamster, and in her free time she enjoys kayaking, boxing, traveling, and sleeping (whenever she can find the time.)
“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
- Taylor PHead Client Care Representative
- Carrie O’NeilClient Service Representative
- Jennifer GrieshopClient Service Representative
- Skyler KenneyClient Service Representative
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Carrie is an Ohio State Graduate, retired from her first career and pursuing her second. She is working on her Fear Free Certification and would like to become a licensed dog trainer.
Carrie grew up with a wide variety of animals in her home, including fish, rabbits, birds, lizards, snakes, turtles, toads, mice, geribles, hamsters, and dogs– although, not all at the same time! Carrie has always loved animals and enjoys spending time helping pets that come into our clinic.
Skyler boasts nearly three years of experience in veterinary medicine, both as a nurse and a client service representative. He has two cats that he considers his babies. He has recently moved to Columbus so he is super excited to explore a new city. When he is not with animals, Skyler loves to try to make new beats and produce music for fun.