Our animal hospital team in Kettering

Our Team

Our veterinarians take excellent care of your pets in part because they have a team of people working side by side with them to assist in treating and providing medical attention to our patients. Our team consists of our Registered Veterinary Technicians, our Veterinary Assistants, and our Customer Service staff. Our hospital administrator works very hard to take care of business and working to improve processes. Her goal is to make sure the medical team is able to focus on the business of medicine and not be distracted from practicing excellent medical care.

Kirk Hampton, Hospital Administrator Miami Valley Animal Hospital

Kirk Hampton
Hospital Administrator

I came to Miami Valley Animal Hospital in July of 2015 after working in the Operations industry for 17 years both in Dayton and Cincinnati areas. I have a degree in Business Management from Miami University. I live in Southern Ohio with my wife and Sophie, a black lab and two feisty pugs, Sammy and Lola. I enjoy college sports (Go Kentucky!), Ohio State, Michigan and Bulls. I also love traveling, volleyball, and I am a wine enthusiast.

Kylie Ponder at Miami Valley Animal Hospital

Kylie Ponder
Manager of Administrative Assistants

Kylie Ponder is the Manager of the Administrative Assistants at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Kyle graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Sciences. She has a very strong passion for all animals and appreciates the impact they have on their families. Kylie enjoys anything and everything involving Disney and Star Wars!

Kelley of Miami Valley Animal Hospital

Kelley Osterfeld
RVT Manager

Kelley Osterfeld is the Registered Veterinary Technician Manager at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati's Veterinary Technician program in 2011 and began working at Miami Valley Animal Hospital in 2012. Kelley also has a Bachelor's Degree in Retail Merchandising and Business from Ohio University. Kelley has been married for eleven years and she and her husband have a four year old, twin one year olds and two geriatric dogs. In all of her spare time she enjoys shopping, reading and watching the Cincinnati Bengals.

Administrative Assistants

Ashley Jenkin

Ashley Jenkins of Miami Valley Animal HospitalAshley Jenkin is an Administrative Assistant at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Ashley comes to the Miami Valley Animal Hospital with 9 years of Hospitality Management experience. She is excited about her career change and enjoys working with the staff, clients and pets at MVAH. Ashley brings a wealth of quality customer service skills to our clients. Ashley is the proud mother of 2 beautiful twin daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Ali Taylor

Ali Taylor of Miami Valley Animal HospitalAli Taylor is an Administrative Assistant at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Ali is currently a student at Sinclair working towards becoming a registered veterinary technician. When not at work or school Ali enjoys reading, knitting, sewing, hiking, yoga and spending time with her two dogs.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Abbey Bishop

Abbey Bishop at Kettering Animal Clinic

I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at the Bradford Schools in 2011 and have worked in a wide variety of veterinary practices since graduating. I volunteer and foster for animal rescues in the local area. I have been married for three years and share our home with numerous rescue pets, both dogs and cats. In my free time, I enjoy reading, crafting, and dressing in vintage fashion.

Chelsea Allen

Chelsea Graduated From Sinclair Community College . After doing 2 Clinical rotations at MVAH she decided it was a great fit and accepted a full time position after graduation. Her love and passion for animals have always been a driving force in her life and is proud to make MVAH her work home. Chelsea has 2 dogs named Nala and Princess Poppy, and one cat named Sir Henry VIII.

Deidre Criddell

Betsie of Miami Valley Animal Hospital

Deidre Criddell RVT is a co-manager for the Registered Veterinary Technician's at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Dee has been a Veterinary Technician for 3 years. She graduated from Morehead State University, located in Kentucky, with a Bachelors Degree in Agriculture and an emphasis in Veterinary Technology. She has one dog and two cats so far. She enjoys baking, shopping, and spending time with my husband and my family.

Lisa Sullivan

Lisa Sullivan of Miami Valley Animal HospitalLisa Sullivan is a Registered Veterinary Technician that possesses a true love for animals and has experience working with various phases of animal health and care. She has volunteered at various shelters and has worked in diverse veterinary practices over the years across the country as she traveled during military moves. She earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology at Brown Mackie College (Kansas City) graduating Magna Cum Laude and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management (University of Phoenix). Lisa has two children, Kaitlyn and Michael. At home, Lisa also has Boston Terrier name Mugsy and a ferret named Lucy.

Nicole Boggs

Nicole of Miami Valley Animal HospitalNicole Boggs is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Nicole loves to spend time with her two beautiful daughters and husband Brandon. She has one dog, Baby, and two cats, Mac and Geo. In her free time she enjoys reading and participating in karaoke competitions

Veterinary Assistants

Astria Koivisto

Astria Koivist of Miami Valley Animal Hospital

Astria Koivisto is a Veterinary Assistant at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. She is currently in school to become a veterinary technician. Astria loves working behind the scenes and getting to really know all of the animals and their personalities. In her free time, she likes hanging out with her two dogs, watching hockey, and enjoys all things Harry Potter

Leah Lancaster

Leah of Miami Valley Animal HospitalLeah Lancaster is a Veterinary Assistant at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Leah began working at Miami Valley Animal Hospital four years ago. Even though Leah recently took a full time job elsewhere, she continues her part time position with us because she enjoys working with the pets and the MVAH team. Leah is an excellent baker. Her desserts are not only delicious but they are also beautiful.

Jade Simpson

Jade of Miami Valley Animal HospitalI love all species of animals and have spent the majority of my life nurturing any creatures in need. During my 3 1/2 years in veterinary medicine I have been able to focus on Wildlife rehabilitation, specializing in exotic animal handling, and care. As I move forward in my career I will continue to learn even better ways to always provide the best care possible to the animals around me. I have 5 dogs, 5 parakeets, 2 doves, 11 fish, and a frog. I love home decorating, photography, travel, crafts of any kind, cooking and being a huge Harry Potter nerd.


Kerry Boyd

Kerry Boyd at Kettering Animal Clinic

Kerry Boyd is a groomer here at Miami Valley Animal Hospital. She started working with dogs several years ago as a grooming assistant in Tennessee, moving to Ohio in 2012. Training under a 20 year grooming veteran, she became a Certified Professional Groomer with International Professional Groomers. "Grooming pets has been very therapeutic and has allowed me to express my creativity." Kerry has been married for 16 years with 3 children and two dogs. She enjoys traveling and trying new pizza places.

Tammy Lainhart

Tammy of Miami Valley Animal HospitalTammy Lainhart is the Groomer for Miami Valley Animal Hospital. Tammy has been married for 33 years. She has two children and one grand daughter. Tammy likes to play tennis, kayak and ride bikes. Tammy came to the MVAH in 2013 and is a welcome addition.