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.

Echo - Reception

Echo joined the Creekside family in April of 2018. She and her husband Mark have two boys, Zach & Avery. They share their home with 2 dogs: Atlas & Bodhi, and 2 cats: Penny Pam and Jonesy. In her free time Echo enjoys time with her family, traveling and hiking with her dogs.

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.

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!

Gaby - Assistant

Gaby was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and moved to the Cleveland area four years ago. She has worked with animals since she was 9 years old. She has three dogs, Paulina, Estefania and Sinatra. In her spare time, Gaby loves to read, write, watch movies, and listen to music.

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.


Mikaela is a fifth year pharmacy student at Ohio Northern University. She worked hard to help keep Creekside taking care of their clients during Covid and during her summer breaks as a pharmacy tech.

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.