Staff

Dr. Rick Daugherty- Practice Owner

Rick is a 1980 and 1983 graduate of The Ohio State University with a B.S. in animal science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He grew up in Wooster, Ohio where his family ran a feed and fertilizer business as well as crop and hog farm. He spent 2 years practicing in Ashtabula County before purchasing the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic in 1985. Rick is married to wife, Bette, who also acts as the bookkeeper for the clinic. They enjoy spending time with their son, Bill, his wife, Casey, and their three grandchildren, Harper, Cole, and Olivia.

Dr. Jim Honigford- Practice Owner

Jim is a 1990 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where he also earned a B.S. in Animal Science. Jim played basketball at Ohio State from 1983 to1986. He joined the veterinary team at the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic in 1990. He and his wife, Celeste have four children together, Lauren, Paul, Clay, and Joel. Jim enjoys gardening, boating and spending time with his wife and children.

Dr. Shane Donley- Practice Owner

Shane graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1996, and began working at the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic shortly afterward. He currently resides in Fresno with his wife Carrie and their children. He enjoys spending time with immediate family and church family at Country Side Chapel. Other interests are outdoor activities.

Dr. Brandon Michels- Practice Owner

Brandon was born and raised in Uhrichsville, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from The College of Wooster in 2010 and his DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013. Dr. Michels practiced veterinary medicine in northern Wayne County, OH for three years before continuing his career at the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic in 2016. His professional interests include reproduction, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgery. Outside of medicine, he enjoys woodworking, scuba diving, and outdoor activities. He and his wife, Elizabeth, were married in 2013 and have a son named Lincoln and 2 dogs, Toby and Paisley.

Dr. Aaron Pospisil

Aaron grew up in Centerburg before attending Ohio State for both undergrad and Veterinary School. He joined the SVC team upon graduation in 2017. His professional interests include dairy medicine, especially milk quality and calf care, small animal medicine and equine medicine. He currently lives outside of Dover with his wife, son and two cats. In his free time he enjoys photography, home brewing and bee keeping.

Dr. Joey Brown

Joey grew up in NW Ohio on a small cattle and grain farm. After graduating from Ohio State from undergrad in 2015, he attended The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2019. Joeys interests include cattle and horse medicine, but he enjoys the variety of mixed animal practice as well. Joey and his wife, Erin, live in Dover with their Australian Shepherd, Boomer, and enjoy showing Jersey cattle and doing anything outdoors, especially if it involves cattle.

Dr. Paul Honigford

Paul has had a love for animal care from a young age, when he worked at a local dairy farm during his summers as a high school student. He graduated from Ashland University in 2015 with a BS in Biology. During this time, he also played basketball for the university. Paul graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 and joined the veterinary staff here at Sugarcreek Vet Clinic shortly afterward. He enjoys being part of a mixed practice, and loves working with both small and large animal patients. In his free time, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Alyssa, and their gaggle of pets. They have two Golden Retrievers; Finn and Max, and three cats; Mowgli, Baloo, and Bagheera.

Dr. Meredith Evans

Meredith is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, joining the Sugarcreek Veterinary Clinic immediately thereafter. Originally from West Lafayette, Ohio, she attended the University of Findlay as an animal science and biology double major after graduating from Ridgewood High School. Her professional interests focus on equine medicine, including lameness and wound management. She and her fiancé, William, enjoy exploring new places with their dogs, Belle and Kamari, and spending time in the saddle with their mares, Chloe and Phoenix.

Dr. Shelby Hoffman

Amy Zahner, Practice Manager

Amy grew up on her family's dairy farm in Fresno, Ohio. After graduating from Garaway High School, she began working at the SVC in 1991. Later that year, she married her husband Todd. They have two children, Ashton and Kurt. They also have 4 dogs, and a Maine Coon cat. She enjoys spending time in her many perennial gardens and cooking for friends and family.

Registered Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Tammy Snyder, RVT

Tammy has been on staff at SVC since 2008. She has four children, with a current extended family consisting of two horses, two dogs, and three cats. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Kent State Tuscarawas in 2009. She says, "My passion for animals leads me to encourage a more rewarding bond with our animals through education and understanding."

Cierra Dickerson, RVT

Cierra graduated from Ridgewood High School in 2015. After school she attended Kent State University and graduated in 2018 with an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She currently resides in Fresno with her daughter and Rottweiler, Harlow. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors.

Cassie Maurer, RVT

Cassie graduated high school from Indian Valley in 2010 and graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus in 2012. She lives in Baltic with her husband, Garrett and their two dogs, Ollie and Maddie and four cats, Bindi, Little Man, Cu, and Pete. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking and being in the outdoors.

Morgain Little, RVT

Chase Schuman

Chase moved to Ohio in 2015, and graduated from Tusky Valley in 2016 and the Vet Tech program at Kent State Tusc in 2020 and also married her husband Trevor the same year. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband, Corgis named Winnie and Winston, her cat, Keith and trying new foods!

Karlie Reitmann

Karlie graduated from New Phila High School in 2010. After school she attended Kent State University and graduated in 2019 with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology and Associate of Science. She is married to her husband, Jeff. In her spare time she enjoys riding her horses and spending time with her dogs. She has also been a 4-H adviser since 2015.

Brittany Kennedy

Brittany is a graduate from The Ohio State University and Kent State University. She has been in the veterinary industry for 5 years now. She lives with her husband, Dustin on the family grain farm where they also raise pigs and cows. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, two dogs, two cats, two horses, and being in the garden.

Shelley Recchiuti

Shelley graduated from Indian Valley North and attended Kent State Tusc. She graduated in 2011 and got her Associate degree in applied Science of Veterinary Technology. Shelley has been working for SVC since 2012. She has 3 children, 2 dogs and 3 rabbits. In her spare time she enjoys camping, spending time with her friends and family and crocheting.

Kennel Assistants

Katie Smitley

Katie graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 2016. She started working at the clinic as our kennel assistant in November of 2019. Katie is also enrolled in Penn Foster to further her career in Veterinary Technology. She resides in Uhrichsville with her boyfriend, Austin and 4 dogs, Belle, Gypsy, Bandit, and Mya. In her spare time she enjoys crafting with her cricut.

Amy McRobie

Sienna Quillin

Lexie Newbold

Cassidy Ridenour

Reilly Walsh

Receptionists

Andrea Schlabach

Andrea has been working here at SVC since 2004. In her spare time she loves to attend truck and tractor pulls with her husband, Tim. She also enjoys working with flowers for special occasions and spending time with her cat Sylvester. Andrea was also in 4-H for 11 years, and a 4-H advisor since 2004.

Ashton Metheny

Ashton graduated in 2011 from Garaway High School and started working at the clinic in November of 2012. She lives in Fresno with her husband Doug, and 3 dogs, Millie, Waylon, and Tucker. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, bass fishing, dog training, photography, and doing anything outdoors. She also does dog training classes at the clinic!

Lauren Sharma

After graduating from Cornerstone University in 2012, with a BA in Public Relations, Lauren decided to pursue her love of travel. She lived in South Korea and India, and has visited over 10 countries around the world. She is married to Aditya, her fellow adventurer and best friend. Lauren currently mans the front desk at the clinic.

Ashley Stutzman

Ashley graduated from Garaway High School in 2009 and started working at the clinic in 2016. She resides in Dover with her husband Clint, son Wesley and 2 dogs, Rocky and Chev. In her spare time she loves spending time outside and enjoys time with her family and friends.

Martha Ohler

Martha graduated from Garaway High School in 2011 and started working at the clinic in October 2017. She lives in Midvale with her husband Woodrow, son Nikolas and 3 dogs Martin, Jake, and Penny. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Liz Harmon

Liz graduated from Indian Valley High School in 2004 and started working at the clinic in February of 2020. She lives in New Phila with her husband, Jonathan, and their 4 children, Aiden, Kameron, Cooper and Cadence. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and loving on her dog, Ralphie.

Charlotte

Charlotte is our clinic kitty. She enjoys helping out in the lab, getting into staff members lockers and causing panic while hiding and being stubborn. She is also very good at making us all smile when we are having a rough day.