With over 35 years of experience and being named
"Best Veterinarians in Cincinnati"
9 out of the past 10 years, you can rest assured that your pet is in good hands.
Dr. David Haeussler
Dr. Dave Haeussler is the founder of Animal Care Centers of Cincinnati, who are 7-time award winners of "Cincinnati's Best Veterinarian." He is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and continues to be very involved with the university. Dr. Dave serves as chair of the Practice Management/Staff Development MVC Education committee as well as being on the Advisory Board to the Stanton Foundation Committee at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a frequent lecturer at national veterinary conferences and the Colleges of Vet Med on practice management, staff training, and mentoring new veterinarians.
Dr. Dave enjoys all facets of veterinary medicine and surgery but his interests have evolved over his career. While still very much interested in veterinary medicine and surgery, Dr. Dave's latest passion is mentoring younger doctors and has developed the first of it's kind program to mentor doctors who want to become veterinary practice owners. Over the years Dr. Dave has noticed a need to further veterinary student's exposure to general practice and has since opened his practices to offer externships and internships to veterinary students and veterinarians from colleges and universities across the country.
Dr. Dave is a member of American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and most recently named Lifetime Member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Society. He is Past President of the Student Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio State University Chapter, and member of Omega Tau Sigma Veterinary Fraternity. He is listed as a life member of "Who's Who in Veterinary Medicine." All of Dr. Dave's adult children and/or their spouses are involved in his growing family veterinary business. On the rare days when he is not working to improve Animal Care Centers, Dr. Dave enjoys life on his farm in Lebanon, OH with his wife of 40 years; Mary, his 8 grandkids and of course, his animals.
Dr. Lisa Dulaney
Dr. Lisa Dulaney has lived most of her life in the Cincinnati area. After graduating from Dixie Heights High School in 1979, she attended Northern Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree. She was accepted at Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1987. Since 1988 she has been with the Animal Care Center of Forest Park. She resides in Forest Park with her 2 dogs, Lizzy and Sunny , and just adopted a cat named Kyo. Many of you remember when Dr. Lisa had her baby, seems like yesterday but Courtney is now 15!. Dr Lisa enjoys hiking , horseback riding ,and reading and spending time with her family. She is a member of AVMA, OVMA, and member and past president of CVMA.
Dr. David Corfman
Dr. David Corfman is a 1987 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he also participated in The Ohio State University Marching Band for 5 years. He has worked at the Springdale-Glendale Animal Hospital for the past 20 years, the last 12 of them as owner and solo veterinarian. The practice had outgrown the building and his ability to serve it as its only veterinarian, but he did not want to sacrifice quality veterinary care to focus on the business aspects of building and managing a multi-doctor practice. He therefore decided to let our excellent management team do it for him and merged his practice with ours. He and his dedicated staff joined the Animal Care Center of Forest Park in January 2008. In 1997 Dr. Corfman became certified as a specialist in canine and feline medicine by The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. This certification involved writing case reports showing expertise in handling difficult cases, documenting exemplary continuing education and passing a rigorous two-day test. He successfully re-certified in 2015 and must continue to recertify every 10 years to maintain his specialty status. Currently, he is the only veterinarian so certified practicing in the Cincinnati area. For more information on this American Veterinary Medical Association Specialty organization please visit www.abvp.com. Dr. Corfman lives in Mason with his wife, Patty and their cat, Berlioz. They have two children, Brad who is a pastor at Beechland Baptist Church in Louisville, KY and Kelly who is a Registered Dietician at the Marion County Health Department in Marion, OH. He is active in his church choir, a black belt in Shito-ryu karate and enjoys swimming and bicycling.
"The management is top notch and does a great job of training and maintaining a great work force, as well as keeping up on maintaining the practice’s presence online and in social media. They do demand a high level of competence in our work, but that is a win-win-win for us, them and our patients. Working with 3 practices there are always extra people to fill in if needed, and working with younger veterinarians is rewarding not only in getting to mentor them but also learning new things from them that they are being taught at veterinary colleges. It sharpens my skills to make sure I am teaching them well. Also, having several colleagues to work with helps make sure the work schedule is fair and balanced, allowing a good personal life outside of work. Having been both an owner and employee I know a good thing when I’m in it, which I feel I am at Animal Care Centers of Cincinnati."
Dr. Wendy Weil
Dr. Wendy Weil is a 1997 graduate of The Ohio State University and has been with The Animal Care Centers since graduation caring for dogs and cats. Dr. Wendy's special interests are ultrasound and laser surgery. Dr. Wendy is also certified by the American Veterinary Surgical Laser Society. Her undergraduate alma mater is Kentucky Wesleyan College, where she majored in biology and was busy in theater and music organizations. After hours, she keeps active by participating in local community theater productions all over the city. She enjoys running marathons rather slowly, cake decorating and scuba diving. She lives with her husband Andrew, six extremely spoiled cats and three rescue dogs.
"My favorite thing about working at ACC is the spirit of cooperation among our doctors. We are in constant contact throughout the day, looking at each other's films and labwork, discussing cases, and examining patients. The heightened level of care this collaboration provides for our patients sets us apart from other small animal hospitals. Two minds are better than one, and five minds are better still."
Dr. Sarah McNamee
Dr. Dr. Sarah has been a proud member of the ACC staff for almost 10 years! After growing up in Norfolk, CT she earned her bachelors degree in Biology from St. Joseph's College of Maine in 2000. Upon completion, she began veterinary school at The Ohio State University. While at OSU she met her husband, Marty, and moved to his native Cincinnati after graduation in 2004. In 2010, they welcomed a daughter, Adeline Rose, and in 2012, a son, Benjamin James. Dr. Sarah has shared her life with her mini Aussie, Flannigan, since vet school and also has adopted two cats, Jameson and Tressel. Dr. Sarah has a special interest in Veterinary Dentistry and is a member of the AVMA and OVMA.
“I have always been treated like family at ACC and am very proud to have been part of this team for the last 12 years.”
Dr. Mel Kattelman
Dr. Kattelman received his degree from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He joined the Village Animal Hospital in 1983 and became full owner of the facility in 1986. Dr. Kattelman has a son as well as two miniature dachshunds (Katie and Anna) and two rescue cats (Rita and Max). All of Dr. Kattelman’s pets are playful, and he enjoys spending time with them. Dr. Kattelman remains active in affairs related to the pet community. He also has a special interest in geriatric medicine and surgery. Dr. Kattelman has been a long time friend of Dr. Haeussler's and ACC is excited to have him and his staff join their team!
Dr. Jayme Haeussler
Dr. Jayme Haeussler attended the University of Rhode Island to do her undergraduate studies in Animal Science and Chemistry. After graduating summa cum laude, she moved on to veterinary school at The Ohio State University where she graduated in 2006. Jayme is married to DJ Haeussler, who she met in veterinary school. DJ is a Board Certified Veterinary Ophthalmologist. Jayme is an accomplished swimmer and coach and also likes scuba diving, snowboarding, reading, volleyball and going to the YMCA.
Dr. Monika Peron
Dr. Monika grew up in the Greater Cincinnati area and attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies in Animal Sciences. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After completing her clinical studies at Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011, she moved back home to work in small animal private practice. Dr. Weinacht has a special interest in preventative medicine, cardiology and ultrasound. She is a huge Buckeye fan, especially football and also enjoys many other outdoor activities such as volleyball, canoeing and camping. Currently, she lives in Monroe, OH with her husband Brad, their Boston terriers, Harbor and Coral and their two cats, Pirate and Sailor.
Dr. Tim Combs
Dr. Timothy Combs is a 2016 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. After doing his clinical year at the University of Florida, he moved back to the Cincinnati area to pursue his career. Dr. Combs has completed extensive post doctoral training and possesses numerous certifications. He is certified in small animal rehabilitation (CCRP) from the University of Tennessee. In addition, he is currently in a Masters Degree program at the Chi Institute of Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA), a certified Tui Na Medical Massage Therapist (CVTP), and certified Veterinary Food Therapist (CVFT). He is also completing the Certified Canine Manual Therapy (CCMT) program at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Combs has a special interest in rehabilitation and pain management for both large and small animals. In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym, music, the arts, and sports of all sorts. Dr. Combs has one son named Danny, who is the love of his life. He currently lives in Middletown, Ohio with his four dogs and one blind cat.
"My favorite thing about working at ACC is the ability to mentor as well as be mentored and have full support of the managerial staff, fellow doctors and technician. I have learned a tremendous amount about medicine and surgery since starting and feel like they have made me a great overall doctor beyond my special interests."
Dr. Lynn Tanner
Dr. Lynn Tanner grew up in Kettering, Ohio. She earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Ohio Northern University. This lead to a 10+ year career at Proctor & Gamble. With the onset of corporate downsizing, she re-evaluated where she wanted to go professionally, and with the help of her supportive husband, Mike, she returned to school at the University of Cincinnati. She was accepted into the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University, where she earned her DVM in 1991. Since then, she has worked in private practice and as a relief veterinarian in both private practice and in shelter work. She joined Animal Care Centers with Dr. Kattelman and his team in fall of 2018. She has a son, John, who is also a Buckeye alum, two cats - Sparky and Junior (as in Ken Griffey, Jr., yes we ARE Reds fans), and Minnie, a 4 year old border collie mix who can outrun anything that moves. When not chasing Minnie through dog parks, she enjoys listening to live music, checking out good restaurants, reading good books, traveling, and spending time with family and good friends
Dr. Jay Aggarwal
Dr. Jay Aggarwal was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. He obtained degrees from THE Ohio State University and University of Akron and helped manage a hospital. He recently graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed clinical rotations at the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK. Upon graduating he wanted to give his dog a better life and decided to join ACC. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, going to the gym, and cooking on the grill.
Dr. Jessica Shuster
Dr. Jessica Schuster grew up in Akron NY, a small rural town outside of Buffalo NY. Being raised in the country, she fell in love with the surrounding wildlife and became a Wildlife Rehabilitator at age 16. Animal medicine and education of the public inspired her to attend Vet. Tech. School at Medaille College in Buffalo NY, where she graduated with both her Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Veterinary Technology in 2013. As a Licensed Veterinary Technician, her passion for Veterinary Medicine grew. She then attended Veterinary School at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2017. She then moved with her husband to Alabama and worked as an Associate Veterinarian while he attended flight school at Fort Rucker. She and her husband are glad to be back in Ohio and closer to their family and friends this year, and can’t wait for all the new opportunities that await them! Dr. Jess takes an interest in Exotic, Wildlife, and Zoo Medicine, and enjoys client communication. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, reading and writing, cooking, and a variety of outdoor activities. She is ecstatic to join the ACC family, and knows this will be a wonderful year full of personal and professional growth!
"I love working at ACC because I feel wanted, appreciated, and respected. Not only do I have a fulfilling career where I get to help animals and people, but I also get to work with an amazing team that supports me along the way!"
Dr. Alyson Brown
Dr. Alyson Brown is originally from Edwardsville, Illinois. She is a U.S. Army veteran that served as a combat medic. She attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for her undergraduate degree and attended veterinary school at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending veterinary school she volunteered at the Wildlife Medical Clinic where she helped treat and care for injured and orphaned wildlife. This experience helped grow her passion for wildlife rehabilitation and exotic pets. When not working, she enjoys reading, quilting and spending time with her husband trying local restaurants and craft breweries. They have two dogs, Obie and Ruby, and a cat named Coral.
Dr. Tamara Goforth
Dr. Tamara "Tami" Goforth grew up in the mountains of western North Carolina. While in high school, her family relocated to the Fairfield area. She attended The Ohio State University and received a BS in Animal Science followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr Tami's career has been spent in full-time private practice, private practice relief work and shelter medicine. She returned to full-time private practice joining the Animal Care Center in March of 2019. Dr Tami is a 42 year member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the current President-Elect of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Veterinary Technician program and is a Certified Animal Welfare Administrator (CAWA). Dr Tami has 3 adult children all in the Cincinnati area. She lives in the Gaslight District of Clifton with her partner of 30+ years, Harold Dates. They have 3 cats, a blind squirrel raised from a baby now 14 years old and a large population of dogs (currently 10). Dr Tami calls it an "occupational hazard”. She also loves treating and rehabilitating wildlife especially orphans. In her spare time she enjoys good wine, a good book, walking her dogs in Clifton and sports of all sorts- FCC, Bengals, Reds and of course the Buckeyes. GO BUCKS!
Dr. Ben Walter
Dr. Ben Walter is originally from Lima, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies from the University of Dayton and attended Lincoln Memorial University College of Veterinary Medicine. While working his way through school, he fell in love with not only providing the best care for animals, but the relationships that were made with the owners along the way. When not working, you’ll find him spending time with friends and family at the lake, trying to find the best food joint or brewery in town or cheering on any of his favorite teams – Flyers, Browns, Reds, and Notre Dame.
Dr. Dana Sorter
Dr. Dana attended Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies where she obtained a degree in Animal Science. During college, she split her summers working between a dairy farm, a research lab, and a small animal practice. She continued her education at Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine where she spent her evenings working in the intensive care unit helping to treat critically ill and injured pets. Dr. Dana’s professional interests include surgery and behavior. In her free time she enjoys catching up on the latest horror movies and spending time with her dog, JJ and her one eyed cat, Finn.