Staff of Shaker Heights Animal Hospital

The sraff of Shaker Heights Animal HospitalAmy Clark, Practice Manager

Amy has been with the Shaker Heights Animal Hospital family since May 2014. She attended Kent State University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She has worked in the veterinary field for 20 years.

Amy is a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Northcoast Medical Training Academy and volunteers at the Portage County Dog Warden. She lives in Kent with her three dogs and two cats.

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Katie Habusta, RVT

Katie joined the team at Shaker Heights Animal Hospital in August 2016. As a veterinary technician, her responsibilities include assisting in surgery, administering and monitoring anesthesia, lab work, performing X-rays, educating clients and assisting doctors during exams. Always positive, Katie's favorite part of the job is educating clients (and kissing puppies). She earned her Associate of Applied Science degree with a focus on Veterinary Technology, and is licensed in the state of Ohio.

"I like working at Shaker Heights Animal Hospital because I get to use my learned skills to help pets and educate clients," Katie says. "I love our staff and working with people I consider friends."

At home, Katie has a 2-year-old pit bull named Watson, a 3-year-old domestic shorthair named Kitty Purry and a 1-year-old domestic shorthair named Oliver. She volunteers and helps with rescued pets at the local animal shelter. In her free time, Katie enjoys hiking and taking her dog on walks. She also enjoys reading, watching movies, playing with her cats, going to sports games, crafting and hanging out with her friends and her girlfriend.

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Samantha Stempowski, RVT

Samantha joined the medical team at Shaker Heights Animal Hospital in October 2016. As a registered veterinary technician, her daily responsibilities include caring for animals, educating clients, conducting appointments, taking X-rays, assisting the veterinarians and performing laboratory work. Funny and hard-working, Samantha's favorite part of the job is drawing blood and placing catheters. She holds an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology and is licensed in the state of Ohio.

"I enjoy working here because it is small and not fast-paced," Samantha says. "That means I get to give the best quality of care. I also enjoy the people I work with."

At home, Samantha has a 3-year-old Italian greyhound named Dany, a 3-year-old terrier mix named Renly, a 10-year-old domestic longhair named Sirius and a 21-year-old American quarter horse named Dexter. Samantha has shown horses since she was 15-year-old, and previously studied horse training at University of Findlay. In her free time, she enjoys gardening and horror movies, video games and books.

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The sraff of Shaker Heights Animal HospitalGrace Blamble, Veterinary Assistant

Grace spends most of her time working with rescue animals at Rescue Village, which she finds very rewarding. Occasionally, she can't resist bringing her work home with her. She spends time with her Shaker Heights Animal Hospital family every Saturday.

Grace enjoys being outdoors, whether it's hiking in the Metro Parks, camping with her family or taking her dogs to the park for a swim. She is also an avid cyclist and enjoys traveling, going to amusement parks and spending time in her garden planting flowers.

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The sraff of Shaker Heights Animal HospitalCharlotte, The Greeter

Charlotte loves to welcome our clients by jumping up on the reception desk to say "hello". She also likes to help our receptionists by lying across the computer keyboard or draping herself around their shoulders and supervising their work.

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The sraff of Shaker Heights Animal HospitalJosie, The Town Crier

Josie loves to "talk," and if you're not paying attention to her she will let you know - especially when she wants her morning treats! She also doubles as a paper weight and a pen re-locator for our veterinarians and practice manager.

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The sraff of Shaker Heights Animal HospitalMama, The Enforcer

Mama may not look like she's paying attention, but nothing gets past her. When clients arrive with their cats she is always available for a thorough carrier inspection to see what's inside. She keeps everyone in check here at the hospital.

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