DR. LAURA ARINGTON
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!
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 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.
Registered Veterinary Technician
Dr. JENIFER WIENEKE
Dr. Jenifer Wieneke was born and raised in Cold Spring, Kentucky. She attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1997. After college, she worked as a business manager for a local Urology practice but knew that veterinary medicine was her lifelong passion. She went back to school and attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006. After graduation, she returned home to work in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as a small animal veterinarian.
Dr. Wieneke is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association, where she has been a speaker at their annual national conference. Her veterinary interests include all aspects of feline practice, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time, she volunteers her time for the SPCA Cincinnati’s Fur Ball and for a local basketball tournament which benefits her high school. She has a rambunctious 8 year old son, whom she tries to keep up with the help of Jeff, her husband of 19 years. She has lovable 3 dogs that she has adopted from various shelters. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family, shopping, and playing softball.
Veterinarian & Owner
Ashley joined our team in 2019, as a Veterinary Assistant. She is currently enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Veterinary Technician program and will be graduating the spring of 2021. While she considered many career fields growing up, working with animals has always been a passion of hers. Ashley has a strong interest in anesthesia and animal behavior and hopes to continue her education in these areas once she graduates. When she is not at work or studying, Ashley enjoys cooking, reading or buying another houseplant, that she doesn’t need. Ashley’s family has a dog named Bandit and three cats, Ziva, Zoe and Ziggy.
Melissa joined our team late 2020 and works as one of our front desk receptionists. She had been working from home for the last 4 years, however, prior to that she worked at other Animal Hospitals. Melissa is happy to be back in the veterinary world. Melissa has 2 young elementary age boys, Mason and Nolan. They are both full of energy and keep her busy with various sports throughout the year. Melissa has a 10 year-old rescued German Shepherd mix, Brody who means the world to her and her family.
Jacki Gephart graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2011 with an associates degree in animal science. She has been a registered veterinarian technician for the past 10 years and really enjoys working with animals.
She is married with 1 son (Zayne) and a dog (Jager). Both are very special and takes up all her free time, but they are worth every second. Jager became part of her family 6 years ago when she rescued him from a shelter. In her free time she loves to spend time outside camping, hiking, and kayaking. On days that she can’t go outside she plays board games with her family, and loves to try new restaurants to eat.
Hello all ! My name Is Natassja and I’ve been working at Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital for about 3 months now ! I have always had a huge love and passion for animals. I have plans to become a veterinarian and own my own practice one day ! I have worked in the field for about 6 years now and truly enjoy providing the best possible comfort and care to all the animals I encounter ! I currently have one toy Australian Shepard pup named Kalaiyah Skai who is the light of my life ! I also have a uromastyx named Favio who is also quite cool ! During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and traveling !
Jenna joined our team on 2021 as a Veterinary Assistant. She recently graduated from the University of Cincinnati Veterinary Technology Program and is studying to take her Veterinary Technician National Exam. Jenna enjoys reading books, knitting, and painting landscapes. Jenna also has 3 lazy cats Ginger, Jean, and Tiger.
Due to the crucial role we play in the health and continuity of care for your pets, veterinary medicine has been deemed an essential business by authorities and we will continue operate during the “stay at home” order recently issued in Ohio.
At this time, we are doing curbside drop off/pickup appointments, only the pet(s) will be coming inside. We ask that when you arrive for your appointment, you call us, we will get a history and take the pet inside. Once Dr. Laura has done the exam on the pet, she will call you to discuss her findings, along with the recommendations. Once the care is completed, we will take payment over the phone, with a credit card, when ever possible. We will then bring the pet, along with any medications or treatments, back out to your car. The same process will be followed for medication or food pickups.
Euthanasia - up to two people will be allowed in the building, mandatory temperature check, and wearing of masks required. Thank you for your understanding.
If you have any questions regarding this protocol, please feel free to contact us.