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Beth Lorensen DVM
We are blessed beyond measure and ecstatic to welcome Dr. Beth Lorensen to the Community Pet Care Clinic as head veterinarian. Dr. Lorensen is a 1997 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and brings a wide scope of experience and education along with her. She has been an integral part of private practices, emergency medicine, and acadamia which has allowed to develop an unmatched skill set to benefit all the pets of Northwest Ohio. When Dr. Lorensen is not caring for the wonderful patients who visit us she dotes on her loving husband of 17 years and two young, energetic sons. As if that were not enough she also has a great menagerie of pets to help keep her sane; dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits, goats, and alpacas. We have absolutely been given a gift in Dr. Lorensen and know you will feel the same way as soon as you get to meet her too!
Our team of experienced and caring members has grown exponentially with the addition of Gretchen as our Administrative Manager. Gretchen joins our family and brings along with her not only her caring personality, devotion to pets and their families, and infectious laugh but also over twenty-five years of experience. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician well versed in shelter and community care as well as a knowledgeable manager and skilled people person. When she is away from our family, she is a proud mom to three up and coming young adults and a supportive wife of twenty-two years. Her menagerie also includes 6 fun loving dogs, 2 royal cats (or so they believe), 2 doves, and a wise turtle. When she needs a well-deserved break, she loves to kayak on the local waterways and not so local ones too! We are so excited to have Gretchen as a part of our family of carers and integral part of our managerial staff to help direct us to new heights and achieve amazing dreams for all the pets and families in need.
Registered Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Technician Specialist (Clinical Practice-Canine/Feline)- Medical Manager
Christie has been in the veterinary field for twenty years and recently attained her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Clinical Practice (canine/feline). She has a passion for teaching and uplifting those around her and holds positions with the local, state and national veterinary technician associations. In her spare time, she loves to hike, read, work outside in her yard or on her parent’s small hobby farm. She has two crazy trouble making kitties at home.
Registered Veterinary Technician, Licensed Veterinary Technician
Stacey has been a licensed veterinary technician for 18 years. She is licensed to practice in Ohio, Michigan and West Virginia. She is actively pursuing a degree in Pyschology and is passionate about Pit bull rescue. She has a eclectic group at home of two rescue pit bulls, four rescued cats, two snakes, a Russian tortoise and Madagascar hissing cockroaches. She is the proud mother of sons Troy and Anthony. Her hobbies include cooking, gardening, reading and making candles.
Registered Veterinary Technician
At Community Pet Care Clinic we only let the best of the best take care of your pets, that’s why we are so happy to introduce Brittany to you as one of our elite technician team members. Brittany has been a technician for three years, starting her career in Pennsylvania and then coming back home to the shores of Lake Erie. She has shown a great passion for caring for and helping the pets entrusted to us, her enthusiasm is contagious, and her smile will brighten even the dreariest of days. When Brittany is not here jumping in wherever she is needed she generously cares for the pets at Island Safe Harbor Pet Sanctuary. On the rare occasion she gets some time to herself, she enjoys spending it in a boat on the lake with her three adorable canine kids. We are so blessed to include Brittany into our family and hope you will come find out for yourself what a wonderful soul and dear heart she is.
We are very excited to welcome Patti to our Community Pet Care family! She has jumped in with both feet and made herself invaluable with her quick wit, caring heart, and helpful personality. Patti brings over 30 years of veterinary assisting and reception work to our team. We wonder what we did without her. When Patti is not rescuing us she loves to spend time on her farm with her three horses, a pony, four rabbits, an amazon parrot, six chickens, four beloved canine friends and a couple kitties. She has a deep passion for horses and competing in Western Pleasure as well and English riding competitions. Many fortunate children have benefitted from her wisdom and encouragement as a 4-H mentor. Patti is as beautiful inside as she is on the outside and we can’t wait for you to come in and meet her.
Veterinary Assistant and Receptionist
It is with the great pleasure we introduce you to our newest family member, Leslie.
Leslie brings not only her beautiful spirit and compassion for animals but also over four years of veterinary experience in all facets of the profession. She is the proud mom to two energetic and entertaining boys and a loving wife to her supportive husband of twelve years. Her active household is also home to two dogs, a new kitten adoptee, and a koi pond. With all this activity, Leslie enjoys when she has a few precious moments away from being supermom to relax at the lake or to just be outside in general. Leslie has been a perfect addition to our team and has already shown herself to be a tremendous gift in this field. We are so blessed and happy to have her here!
Sammy has worked in the veterinary field for two years and is currently attending Stautzenberger College to obtain her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time Sammy and her husband love to travel around the Upper Peninsula, go snowmobiling and they enjoy boating with their furry dog child Izzy.
We would like to welcome Autumn to the Community Pet Care Team. She brings along knowledge from her experience as a current student in the Veterinary Technician program at Stautzenberger College where she is the secretary of their student chapter (SCNAVTA) with the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America. Autumn is a proud dog mom to a fun loving canine mix named Hercules. Fortunately all animals, she has such a big heart that she opens up her home to foster kittens and cares for a hedgehog and a turtle too. When she happens to have some extra time she enjoys snuggles with Hercules while watching TV in addition to traveling, baking delectables, and spending time with her supportive family.
The medical staff at Community Pet Care is tickled to welcome Shelby into our fold of top-notch caregivers. Shelby brings over 2 years of veterinary experience along with as well as some human medical experience too! She has a passion for riding and caring for horses as well as her menagerie of pets including three cantankerous cats and two fun loving dogs. Shelby has a bachelor’s degree in Equine Science and is currently working toward her nursing degree. She has a strong and profound concern for all God’s creatures- two and four legged. On the rare occasion, Shelby has some spare moments she enjoys spending time with her husband of 1 ½ years and reading or binge watching on Netflix. Shelby has been such an asset to our team with her quick smile and dedication to helping all who need it. We know you will love her as much as we do!
Why We're Different
We are creating a future where all pets have access to quality, affordable veterinary care.
The Community Pet Care Clinic provides care, comfort and compassion to pets while making pet care affordable and convenient for families.
Why We Help
We believe all families should have access to affordable care for their dogs and cats.
The focus of Community Pet Care Clinic is to promote access to veterinary care for cats and dogs for all residents to decrease the chance of pets not receiving care, being surrendered to an animal shelter, or euthanized when families experience unexpected veterinary medical costs.
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