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

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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.

Dr. Laura Arington

Veterinarian

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Dr. Laura Arington is originally from southern Illinois. She attended Murray State University in Murray, KY for her undergraduate studies where she received her B.S. in Agriculture, then attended University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. Her interest in animals began as a child being raised on a small family farm. Throughout the years she has owned a variety of pets ranging from dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, birds, snakes, frogs, and lizards as well as chickens and cows on the farm. Her husband, Brent, is a special education teacher. They enjoy working out together, outdoor activities, and traveling as well as sitting on the couch and watching a good series on Netflix. Their current furry and feathered family includes Kipper, a terrier mix, Speck, a Shih-tzu/Maltese mix, Squiggy, an orange tabby cat, Bird!, a parakeet, and they also have a fish tank. The dogs, cat, and bird were all rescues from various situations.

Dr. Arington believes in the importance of preventative medicine to keep your pets as healthy as possible. But, when they do have problems, she also enjoys internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and has an interest in abdominal ultrasound. She also enjoys seeing a variety of different species, exotic and pocket pets are welcome! She was certified for Veterinary Spinal Manipulation Therapy (aka animal chiropractic) in 2007. This modality can help pets with a variety of problems be more comfortable and increase their overall wellness. She thinks it is important to make personal connections with her clients and patients and likes working at an animal hospital that has a family type environment.

Dr. Arington looks forward to meeting you and your furry, feathered, and scaly family members!

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.

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Susan Sherpensky

Receptionist

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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.

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Jamie Freeman

Veterinary Assistant

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Jamie joined the Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital team in October of 2018.  Jamie graduated from Bradford Technical Institute in 2008, with an Associate of Applied Animal Science.  She is currently working toward becoming a registered technician.  Jamie has worked with small and large animal veterinarians.  She is married, and with Josh, has two wonderful children, Blake and Katelyn.  They also have two dogs, Lucy, the pit mix and Gator the chi-winnie.  In her spare time, Jamie enjoys traveling and making all kinds of crafts.

Krista Williams

Krista Williams joined the Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital team in January of 2019.  She is working on an Animal Science Associates degree through an online program at Penn Foster.  Her Pets, Zeke a mastiff mix, Bella the cat, 2 rats and a tank full of fish keep her busy.  Outside of Tennessee Avenue, Krista loves to hike, spend time with her family and explore the Cincinnati area.  She really cares about all kinds of pets, including reptiles, and is looking forward to meeting yours.

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I have been using TAAH for a very long time, through a history of many dogs. I always feel secure in the expertise of the doctors, the tech staff and the office staff. Very professional staff, yet very personable and congenial. Dogs like it too!

- Emilie K.

Best vets and staff in the city!

- Sandy L.

TAAH treats both myself and my Bella like family. We aren’t just another number or patient... but are cared for incredibly well. The staff from the front desk to the exam room are not just consummate professionals but kind and compassionate people. Under the circumstances, you might even think we ENJOY coming to the vet! And who can say that?!

- Carey R.

So loving towards pet and family, so caring. Just perfect. And my Dutchess runs in the door like it`s her home. Thanks so very much!

- Prisca H.

Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital is my choice for my cat, Sassy`s, healthcare because they genuinely like her. All of the doctors at Tennessee Avenue treat Sassy with such care, and she behaves really well. Due to her chronic health issues, we are at the vet often, so it is imperative that Sassy gets along with the vet that she sees so often. Sassy really likes Dr. Bo, and every staff member always remembers her when we walk in. Ultimately, it is very relieving to me that my furbaby has the best care!

- Jessica S.

We just moved to Cincinnati and we were looking for a Vet that would accept New Patients and TAAH exceeded our expectations. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. They helped us with a few issues that had been going on with our pet and I am so excited that we chose this vet! They are awesome!

- Kacey W.

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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