Plain City Animal Hospital  |   209 West Main Street  |  Plain City, Ohio 43064  |  Phone: (614) 873-5659  |  Email: pcanimalhospital@gmail.com

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Originally from Michigan, Arlene Sherer attended college in California before moving to the Canton-Massillon area of Ohio. She operated a public relations firm there for 16 years and was also employed as a professional model in television commercials, trade shows, and newspaper, magazine and billboard advertisements. After accepting employment with a large global company, she moved to the Columbus area, where she worked in public and community relations. Arlene is now employed as a receptionist at the Plain City Animal Hospital.

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A 1997 graduate of Jonathan Alder High School, Kim Higgins began working at the Plain City Animal Hospital in 1998. She left the animal hospital in 2000 to become a stay-at-home mother. After earning an associate's degree in veterinary technology from Columbus State Community College in 2010, Kim became a full-time veterinary technician at the Plain City Animal Hospital. Kim and her husband have three children, three dogs and many cats. In her free time, Kim enjoys camping and boating with her family. She is currently working towards a bachelor's degree in applied technology from Ohio University and expects to graduate in 2014.

After working for a local warehouse for many years, Shelly Lowder began pursuing her passion for animal medicine. In 2011, she graduated from the veterinary technician program at Columbus State Community College. The following year, Shelly joined the team at the Plain City Animal Hospital. She resides in Dublin with her husband, two sons, their Beagle, Scout, and two playful rats. In her spare time, Shelly loves to take her family and dog to local parks and to visit her brother's farm, where she enjoys riding her horse, Callie.

A graduate of West Jefferson High School, Amy Bethel was employed in the healthcare management field before coming to work for the Plain City Animal Hospital in 2008. Amy loves her job and the excitement that every new day brings. A resident of Clintonville, Amy lives with her husband, two dogs and five cats, who keep her very busy when she isn't traveling and camping with family and friends.

A 2008 graduate of Dublin Jerome High School, Amanda Heere began working as a veterinary assistant at the Plain City Animal Hospital in 2011. Amanda has a degree in horse production management from the Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute and graduated from Columbus State Community College with an associate's degree in veterinary technology in 2013. At home, she has three cats and two dogs.

A lifelong resident of Plain City, Deb Hegenderfer had originally hoped to become a nurse. She changed her plans due to her father's concerns that she would be sent to serve in Vietnam. In addition to attending college, Deb worked at Ashland Chemical. She left her job of 24 years to begin a career in the veterinary field. An employee of the Plain City Animal Hospital since 1997, Deb says she couldn't be happier. Although never married, Deb does have a houseful of furry children: Spike, L.C., Buddy, Scooter, Lily, JoJo, Kiki and Molly.

A former resident of Canada, Victoria McDowell attended college in Ottawa, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature and an associate's degree in business. After moving to Ohio and working for two years in administrative accounting, Victoria decided to fulfill her aspiration to work with animals. She joined the team at the Plain City Animal Hospital in 2012 and will become a student in the veterinary technician program at Columbus State Community College in the fall of 2013. Victoria, her husband and her step-daughter happily share their home with their Double Doodle, Boston.

After teaching preschool for 16 years, Trina Vannicelli began working at the Plain City Animal Hospital in 2001. In addition to her position at the animal hospital, she volunteers at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. A docent there since 1991, Trina says she couldn't even begin to pick out her favorite animals. Married with two children in college, Trina has a dog and four cats. In addition to animals, she loves to read, take photos, travel and collect Winnie the Pooh memorabilia.

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A graduate of Columbus State Community College with an associate's degree in science, Joy is currently attending The Ohio State University. She expects to graduate with a bachelor's degree in animal sciences in 2015 and then plans to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. An employee of the Plain City Animal Hospital since 2013, Joy enjoys learning something new every day. The owner of two cats -- Brutus and Beckham, Joy hopes to add a dog to her family in the future. When she isn't working, studying or volunteering at the Humane Society of Madison County, Joy enjoys playing sports and doing crafts.

After earning her bachelor's degree in animal sciences from Purdue University, Jenn Gregory moved to Columbus to attend the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. She expects to graduate as a veterinarian in 2016 with a minor in business. An employee of the Plain City Animal Hospital since 2013, Jenn enjoys interacting with and educating clients. Jenn and her husband share their home in Dublin with a dog, rabbit and parakeet. When not working or studying, Jenn enjoys scrapbooking or crafting.

After working in food service at St. Patrick School in London for four years, Robin Troyer decided to fulfill her desire to work with animals. In July 2013, she joined the staff at the Plain City Animal Hospital -- a place where she had previously volunteered. In her spare time, Robin enjoys kayaking, biking, fitness and nutrition. She resides in London with her husband, two daughters, dog and two cats. Robin and her husband also have one grown daughter and are the proud grandparents of a new baby girl.