Dr. Tom Klein, DVM
Dr. Tom opened East Hilliard Veterinary Services along with his wife Dr. Sue Klein, in 1987. Dr. Tom primarily sees advanced and routine dentistry cases from the local area and surrounding states. His patients range from dogs, cats, and rabbits to wallabies, polar bears, giant cats, apes, and various other animals. He has a passion for teaching dentistry as well as practicing, and allows OSU veterinary students to participate in an externship program with him during their final year. Along with Dentistry he also sees small animals, birds, and other exotics for routine care. Prior to making Hilliard his home, Dr. Tom received his DVM from Michigan State University, in 1983. After graduation He married his partner at home and work, Dr. Sue, and moved to Lancaster, PA. While there he worked in a large animal practice for 4 years. When Dr. Tom is not working he enjoys gardening, training for and participating in triathlons and marathons.
Dr. Sue Klein, DVM
Dr. Sue opened East Hilliard Veterinary Services along with her husband Dr. Tom Klein in 1987. Dr. Sue has a passion for dermatology, nutrition, and behavior. She works hand in hand with specialists in the area, to make sure that all of her clients are as healthy, physically and mentally, as possible. Along with her more advanced cases, Dr. Sue also sees dogs and cats for routine and sick care. She is also involved in managing the business side of the practice. Before calling Hilliard her home Dr. Sue received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1983. After graduation she married her partner at home and work, Dr. Tom, and moved to Lancaster, PA. While there she worked in a small animal practice for 4 years. When Dr. Sue is not busy helping her clients she enjoys attending country music concerts, baking for the staff and having them taste new recipes.
Dr. Chris Kabalan, DVM
Dr. Chris has been at part of the East Hilliard Veterinary Services family since 1997 after graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Science. Dr. Chris has a soft spot in her heart for all of her patients and sees our largest patients, our goofy gentle giants, to our smallest patients, the tiniest mouse. She has a passion for soft tissue surgery and wellness care. Her and her husband, Paul, live in Hilliard with their two children, Nicholas and Emily. In addition to her two human children, Dr. Chris has three cats, Ruby, the matriarch of the family and Loki and Peter, the newest balls of energy. She also has a hamster, Henry. When not at work she actively volunteers at her children’s schools, scout troops, and church functions. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Katie Habrat, DVM
Dr. Katie joined East Hilliard Veterinary Services as a doctor in June 2014 after graduating from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining our staff as Dr. Katie, she worked here for 3 years during vet school assisting and learning from Drs. Tom, Sue, and Chris. Dr. Katie loves all of her patients, but especially enjoys dogs, cats, rabbits, and rodents. She is here to work with them, and their owners, through routine care as well as surgical needs. Outside of her regular clinic work, Dr. Katie has devoted her spare time to continued education in rabbit and pocket pet medicine. Her passion for these patients, and their well being comes from years of raising and showing Dutch rabbits locally and nationally, as well as her caring for her various pocket pets and rabbits throughout the years. When not working Dr. Katie and her husband, Jake, enjoy gardening, camping, and caring for their 2 Labradors, Abby and Maggie, their family of rabbits, and chinchilla, Claira.
Dr. Janelle, DVM
Dr. Janelle joined East Hilliard Veterinary Services as a doctor in February 2017. She is a 2016 graduated of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining our staff as a doctor, Dr. Janelle also worked here for 3 years during veterinary school helping assist and learning from all the doctors and staff. Although small in stature, Dr. Janelle likes working with dogs and cats of all shapes and sizes. She particularly enjoys providing routine wellness care as well as management of allergy, orthopedic, and internal medicine cases. When not working, Dr. Janelle and her husband, Tony, enjoy traveling to visit family in other states as well as exploring new countries. She also enjoys spending time being active and running, as well as relaxing and reading a good book. She has one very spoiled Pitbull-Basenji mix named Cinci, who was found in Cincinnati and made her way to Columbus where she was rescued by Dr. Janelle and her husband.
Client Relations Specialists
Kelly graduated with an associates degree in accounting and worked as a full-time bookkeeper for 26 years until she became employed at East Hilliard Veterinary Services, where she enjoys interacting with people and their pets. Kelly has a son in college and very active in hockey and a daughter that is entering college and loves to ride her horse. Kelly has many family pets. She has two dogs, two cats, two parrots, one rabbit, one hedgehog, one duck and one miniature pig, all which live under one roof. She also has two horses and one miniature horse that live at her barn. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time at her barn and loving on her two legged and four legged children.
Sam is originally from Canton, OH but grew up in Texas. While in Texas she became a certified yoga teacher through the Living Yoga Program in Austin, TX. Sam enjoys sharing her love with furry friends and their owners as well as learning the science behind the scenes. Growing up in the piney woods of East Texas, Sam has been a lifetime animal lover of all kinds, although she currently only has her baby girl Gizmo. Gizmo is a collie mix from a long line of dogs that have been in Sam’s family for 20 years. Outside of work she and Gizmo love all things water related: swimming, kayaking, finding hidden waterfalls, hiking, camping, yoga, playing sports and relaxation time.
Ann grew up in Columbus and graduated from the University of Dayton, where she earned a BA in English with a minor in music/voice. She has a special interest in international wildlife conservation, and worked for nine and a half years at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. You may have seen her on a few zoo commercials over the years! Ann loves dogs of all kinds and has a wonderful, graceful and gentle guardian Miss “Walle Lilly Fluffy Woof,” as her son calls her, the great pyrenees. She enjoys acting, singing, guitar, watching sports (Go Bucks!), and travel. But most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband Derek and their children, Ryan and Nora.
Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
Kathy, Veterinary Assistant, graduated from Miami University with a BS in Zoology. She has a passion for aiding clients with animal behavior and oral health. Her and her husband, Scott, have two daughters, Megan and Kelly, three Golden Retrievers, Jillian, Evan, and Hayden, and six chickens. When she isn’t at the clinic Kathy enjoys baking, spending time with her family, and not only training her own dogs, but teaching training classes as well.
Beth, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a passion for working with clients on the behavioral health of their pet and the importance of training. Her and her husband, Bill, have two sons, Jacob and Clayton, three dogs, Rane(Border Collie) Louie(Border Collie Mix) and Stryker(Beagle Mix), and Skittles their domestic short hair. When she is not working, Beth enjoys competing in disc dog competitions and participating in therapy dog outreach with Rane. She also enjoys rally, obedience, and walks with her family, two and four legged.
Kim, RVT, graduated from Bradford School in 2012 with an Associate’s degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, after retiring from the state of Ohio. She has a soft spot for felines, having four of her own in addition to a tank full of guppies and three degus. When not at work Kim enjoys crafting of all types, camping, riding her motorcycle on bright sunny days, and spoiling her first, favorite, and only grandson!
Lydia, RVT, graduated from Bradford Schools with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Lydia has a passion for rehabilitation , holistic medicine, and dentistry. Although Lydia doesn’t have any pets of her own she considers all of our clients to be her fur babies and is sure to give them lots of extra love while they are here. When not at work, Lydia enjoys dancing, raising awareness for local charities, spending time with her husband, Brandon, and creating crafty works of art for her home and the clinic.
Amy, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She has a passion for interacting with patients and making them feel at home and ease in an unfamiliar environment. Amy owns 2 horses, a loving dog, and 2 mischievous kitties. When not at the clinic she enjoys training and riding horses as well as spending time with family and friends.
Dominique, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. As a recent graduate, Dominique loves continuing to learn about different areas of veterinary medicine, especially behavior and dentistry. When at home, Dominique spends time training, playing with, and napping with her dog Duncan. She also loves reading, sewing, carving wood, and browsing the internet for more puppy sweaters.
Paige graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2014 with a BS in Biology. She is currently attending The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and will be graduating a DVM in 2018. Paige has an interest in small animal medicine and orthopaedics. She has a love for big dogs so she knows her love of orthopedics will come in handy when helping others with their furry children as well as her own. She has a long distance relationship with her boxer, Buca. He lives with her parents back home so she gets her daily animal fix from loving on our patients. When not working or at school Paige enjoys hiking in the outdoors. She has a lifelong goal of visiting every national park in the United States.
Emily graduated from DePauw University in 2015 with a BA in Biology and English Literature and a minor in Chemistry. She is currently attending The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate with her DVM in 2019. Emily is interested in veterinary epidemiology and conservation medicine. She loves spending time with her sweet cat, Ivy, here in Hilliard as well as her family’s two Boston Terriers and tabby cat in Cincinnati. In her limited free time, Emily enjoys reading, writing, cooking and exploring the outdoors.