Lee - Reception/Assistant
Lee was born & raised in Wadsworth. She joined the Creekside family in July of 1999. She and her husband Tim have two daughter, Mikeala & Brenna. They share their home with 2 cats: Neville and Harry. As well as 4 dogs: George, Fred, Credence and Newt. Also the turtles who shall remain nameless. In her free time, Lee enjoys spending time with her family, crafting and gardening.
Carol - Assistant
Carol joined Creekside in May of 1994 as a veterinary assistant. She is also an EMT for Wadsworth Fire & EMS for the past 25 years. She lives in Wadsworth with her husband, Dave, and they have three daughters, Brittany, Haley and Kensi. She enjoys spending time with her family. She has 5 grandchildren, Evie, Kelson, Gabriel, Elayna and Raelynn. Carol’s four-legged family consists of 3 Labradors, Pager, Arson and Captain and 3 cats, Bunker, Tanker and Ambo.
Lauren West - Veterinary Assistant
Lauren graduated from Kent State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and her Master’s degree in Public Health with a focus on Zoonotic diseases. She has been working at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in the emergency department for the past 11 years while attending college. Lauren plans to continue her education here at Creekside until attending Veterinary School and hopefully come back to Creekside as one of their new veterinarians. Lauren lives in Akron with her 3 cats: Rogue, Coleman and Penelope. She loves being outside, hiking, bird watching and photography.
Crystal - RVT
Crystal was raised in Doylestown. She graduated from Stauzenburger College in 2011, where she received her associates degree in veterinary technology. She joined the Creekside family in January of 2018. However, she is no stranger to the clinic. She was a part of the Creekside family prior to getting her license in 2011. She and her husband, Scott, have one child, Andy. They share their home with Charlie and 3 cats.
Aleshia graduated from Kent State University at Tuscarawas, where she earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been an emergency room vet technician for the last two and a half years and decided she wanted a balance of general practice to complement the ER experience. Aleshia and her husband, Andrew, have two dogs, Scout and Dog. She absolutely adores beagles and loves all hounds in general. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, and fishing.
Samantha - RVT Student
Samantha has worked in the veterinary field for the last 5 years. She is finishing up her education with Penn Foster and will become a Registered Veterinary Technician soon! She lives with her husband, son and their 2 cats and dog Jack. She loves the sunshine and warm weather!
Earnie - RVT Student
Earnie is originally from Cleveland, OH and moved to Copley with his wife and one year old daughter, Winter, about a year ago. They have 3 fur babies of their own, 2 boxers and a pitbull. Earnie recently left a career in plumbing and is following his passion for animals by becoming a registered veterinary technician. He is currently attending Penn Foster.
Alex - RVT Student
Alex was raised in Tallmadge, OH. She is currently attending Penn Foster to obtain her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Alex has worked in the veterinary field for almost 10 years with previous experience at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. She and her husband, Jason, have two children, Jaxon and Guinevere and share a home with their two dogs, Sugar and Mila. She enjoys a good “dad joke”, spending time with her children and movies.
Michelle – Receptionist
Michelle and her husband Matt live in Akron with their 5 dogs, 2 cats, a pair of geckos and a snake. She moved here from Florida 10 years ago and has loved Ohio ever since. In her spare time Michelle likes to read, write short stories, and spend time outdoors with the dogs. She is very glad to have joined the Creekside family.