Meet Our Veterinarians and Support Staff

Friendly Care Through Generations of Service

Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital has been serving Paddock Hills and surrounding areas for generations. While our veterinary staff has certainly changed since the hospital's establishment in 1933, they uphold our tradition as a small town practice that takes time to meet the needs of every patient and client. Read on to become acquainted with our vets and team members!

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Bo

Veterinarian and Practice Owner


Dr. Bo graduated from Centre College and Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing for the last 37 years. He is licensed in 10 states and has practiced in most of them; he has also owned 8 different practices in 4 states and was delighted at the opportunity to purchase the storied Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital when it became available in 2014. Dr. Bo loves to meet clients and treat pets of all kinds, including dogs, cats, ferrets, reptiles, and pocket pets. His veterinary interests include dentistry, surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology and internal medicine.

Outside of the practice, Dr. Bo home brews beer, hikes, appreciates fine wine, travels and enjoys his 1960 Chris Craft boat. He and his wife, Ann Porter, share a home with Marsalis the cat and Emmylou the dog.

Our Staff

Janet Huschart

Office Manager

Janet has been with Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital for nearly 14 years. She has 30 years of management experience in both human practices and animal hospitals. Janet and her husband Gene have three adult children, Brian, Laura and Joe, and two grandsons, Maddox and Paxton. The Huschart family also includes three cats, Carsen, Dottie and Squeaker; and two dogs, Emma and Jozie. Janet loves working with clients; she feels that building relationships with the clients helps their pets. She has taken a very active role in fundraising for our "Orphan Fund," which was developed years ago to help orphaned pets in need. Janet's outside interests include gardening, scrapbooking and spending time with her family and friends.


Susan Sherpensky



Sue is the front desk receptionist at Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital. She has been with the hospital for 12 years and really enjoys the clients and their pets and the bond that she has with them. Sue is married and has two grown children and one grandson, whom she adores. She has a 12-year old cat named Reese and a 10-year old mixed breed dog named Rex; both are rescues. Sue enjoys taking walks with her grandson Mikey and Rex, gardening, traveling, listening to music, pizza, and spending time with family and friends.

Maria Pabst

Registered Veterinary Technician

Maria graduated from Thomas More College in 2011 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She followed that up with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology from University of Cincinnati in 2013. Maria began working with Tennessee Ave Animal Hospital as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 2013. Maria has a Border Collie mix named Quinn and two cats, Duchess and Keller. She has always had a passion for working with animals, but when she’s not at work her other interests include sports, movies, video games, and musicals.


Imani Patterson

Veterinary Assistant


Imani started working at Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital in December of 2017. She attended Butler Tech Natural Science Center where she studied veterinary science during her junior and senior years in high school. She received her high school diploma, as well as a diploma of merit in 2014. After that she attended The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus, earning her Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology in 2016. She is currently studying for the Veterinary Technician National Exam to become a registered technician.

Imani and her husband, Tony, have three cats that they rescued when they were about 3 weeks old. Anya is the oldest, and they adopted Juanno and Jhonny right after. In her spare time she likes to read, do crafts, swim, play volleyball and praise dance for her church.

You can always tell a good animal hospital when you are first greeted by the staff. Are they happy to be there? That good nature trickles down from the doctor, always. I have had so many good experiences over the years at TAAH, too numerous to mention. But always excellent care, and consideration of my financial situation when it was necessary. 5 STARS. You can really trust them.

- Terry L.

Dr. Bo, Maria, and Janet are the absolute best! Dr. Bo spent a lot of time with our Dog, Duke and speaking with us about his care. I've never seen a vet that was so thorough. I highly recommend them!

- Amanda T.

Exceptional Staff and Dr. Bo is the best! He treats critters and their guardians with patience, great advice and humor. I give the entire staff the very highest marks and I'm super picky! Thanks for all you do!

- Polly I.

Amazing staff and doctor! They truly care about their patients and community!

- Jessica T.

Dr. Bo and the rest of the staff at TAAH are amazing and take such good care of our pups. Thanks for all you do.

- Cara N.

I have been bringing my fur babies here for 13 years. All the staff have taken wonderful care of my loves!

- Lina O.


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