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!
Janet has been with Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital since 2004. 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, Dottie, Squeaker, and Sheldon; 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.
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
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. She has 4 exotics Toast, a Fancy Geeko, Nico, a Leopard Geeko, Rica, a Ball Python and Happy, a Chinchilla. 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 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 kittens, Arnie and Gilbert, a ball python, Noose 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.
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. She joined East Hills Veterinary Clinic in February 2012.
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
Dr. KATE JOHANSEN
Dr. Kate Johansen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her love for animals started at an early age and was fostered by her family’s many dogs, cats, and horses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology before attending the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Upon graduation, she accepted an equine internship in Boise, Idaho. Despite her love for horse, she decided to widen her horizons and started working on small animals in 2017, and she has loved working on them! Her veterinary interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys running, and has completed a couple of half marathons, although she doubts she will ever be ambitious enough to complete a full marathon! Despite not being a native of Cincinnati, she has embraced the professional sports the city has to offer and enjoys following the Reds and the Bengals. She loves spending time at home with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Roxie and Ellie.
Veterinarian & Owner
Dr. SHANNA YACKEL
Dr. Shanna Yackel is the new Associate Veterinarian at East Hills Veterinary Clinic. She is originally from Long Island, New York, but has since lost her accent. At an early age, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She’s always believed in the importance of the human animal bond and strives to be an advocate for both pets and parents. After achieving her undergraduate degree, she moved to the Midwest to attend veterinary school at Ohio State University, where she cultivated special interests in dermatology and internal medicine. When she is not being a doctor, she enjoys spending time with her fur child, a 9-year-old Schnoodle named Roscoe. She also plays in a recreational sand volleyball league. She is an avid hiker and kayaker. She also has a passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. Over the past several years, she has been to many exciting countries, including Peru, Italy, Thailand, South Africa, and Australia. When she’s not planning her next adventure, you can find her relaxing on a patio somewhere eating her favorite food, TACOS!