History

 

Started by Dr. Jack Rogers and Dr. Shultzman in 1956, the Orrville Veterinary Clinic has been serving Wayne, Holmes, Medina, Stark, and Tuscawaras counties for many years.  Previously located on Fike Avenue, the Orrville Veterinary Clinic is now located at 1665 North Main Street in Orrville, Ohio.  

To the right is a picture of our veterinarians past and present.  (Back Row Left to right:  Melvin Wenger, Gabe Middleton, Greg Roadruck, Bill Yost and Jeff Fink.  Front row, seated from left to right Judy Jackwood, Paul Masters, Jack Rogers and Marissa Hofstetter)  (Not pictured Dr. Shultzman, Dr. Nestor, Dr. Lowrie, Dr. Matt Friend, Dr. Lydia Friend, and Dr. Bradley Dalton)

Dr. Paul Masters served our clinic as our main equine practitioner from 1973 until his retirement from clinical practice in 2008.  

Dr. Greg Roadruck joined the practice in 1981 as a mixed animal practitioner.  He now focuses mainly on our Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic, where he enjoys relating to pets and their owners.  He has a vast knowledge and passion for animal behavior.  

Dr. Melvin Wenger joined the practice in 1982 and serves as one of our main dairy herd veterinarians.  He also is passionate and skilled at small animal orthopedic medicine and surgery.

Dr. William (Bill) Yost was the next to join the practice in 1983.  He is also a mixed animal veterinarian, with a focus on dairy herd management and nutrition.  He is also very interested and passionate about small ruminant medicine.  

From 1983 until 2002, we had several veterinarians join our practice and subsequently move on.  These include Dr. Julie Nestor and Dr. Laurie Lowrie.

In 2002, Dr. Jeffrey Fink joined our practice.  Originally from Cincinnati, Dr. Fink practiced as a mixed animal veterinarian with an interest in small animal surgery, equine health management, agriculutral production medicine, and equine reproduction.  Due to several shoulder surgeries, Dr. Fink has transitioned to small animal surgery and medicine full-time, which has allowed him to expand his surgical capabilities to include some newer procedures.

In 2003, Dr. Judy Jackwood joined our practice after leaving Cleveland Road Animal Hospital.  She excels at small animal medicine and surgery.  

In 2008, Dr. Gabe Middleton was hired.  He has taken a lead role in our horse department and has a variety of passions within veterinary medicine.  He has expanded our dairy herd reproduction to include diagnostic ultrasonography and fetal sexing of dairy cattle.  Dr. Middleton is very active in the veterinary community serving in many capacities within several veterinary organizations.

In 2010, we hired Dr. Marissa Hofstetter.  She is from the Orville area and is one of the main veterinarians at the Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic. She recently received her certification as a Fear-Free Certified Professional.

Dr. Matt Friend joined our practice in June of 2015.  His interests lie in equine lameness, equine breeding, dairy management/ reproduction, and small animal medicine.

In May 2017, Dr. Lydia Friend joined the practices.  She is certified in acupuncture.

Dr. Bradley Dalton also joined our practice in May of 2017.  He has am interest in dairy herd health, dairy reproduction, small animal medicine, and equine medicine.

Our large animal veterinarians travel to farms in the region extending from Massillon to Wooster and Medina to Millersburg.  

In 2007, we purchased two additional veterinary clinics, which allowed us to expand our small animal services to the Seville, Wadsworth, Medina, Norton, Lodi, Akron, Barberton and surrounding areas.  We are proud to be able to expand our capabilities to help people and their pets of these areas.  More can be found by visiting our "sister" clinic websites at www.sevillevetclinic.com and www.abvetclinic.com