Registered Veterinary Technicians are an integral part of our team. They assist the doctor with your pet in all areas of the hospital, from drawing blood for labwork, monitoring your pet during surgical procedures, acting as surgical assistant to the doctor as well as providing nursing care and attention to our critically ill patients just to name a few. Our Veterinary Technicians work under the direction of the veterinarian. Educational requirements include being a graduate of a 2-year program accredited by the AVMA (American Veterinarian Medical Association) along with the successful passage of the exam to become properly registered. Their patients not only include dogs and cats but also the unusual at Animal Hospital of Tiffin. All of our registered technicians are members of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians.
Janelle Turpin is our longest-employed registered veterinary technician. She is a native of Bettsville. She graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2005. She was an instructor at Brown Mackie college after graduation. She began working at the hospital in 2006. Janelle has a son and they have a cat (Jessie) and a fish (Jack) to make their family complete. In Janelle's spare time, she enjoys attending her son’s sporting events and spending time with her family. She enjoys country music and entertaining the office! Janelle’s favorite part of her duties as a veterinary technician is performing dentals.
Nancy Price-Oldaker is also a registered veterinary technician and a McCutchenville native. She graduated from Baker College in 2007 and began working at Animal Hospital of Tiffin in 2008. Nancy and her husband Doug live in Tiffin with their cat, Spike. Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband and researching genealogy in her spare time. Her favorite part about being a veterinary technician is assisting in surgery.
Christina Hepperly is our newest registered veterinary technician, graduating from Brown Mackie College in 2015. She began at our office as soon as she graduated. Chrissy is married and has 3 children. She also has 5 cats (Garfield, Stubby, Mavis, Rue, and Sylar). In Chrissy’s spare time she enjoys reading and watching movies with her family. Chrissy really enjoys her technician duties, but also really enjoys playing with the cats and dogs that are boarding with us in her spare time.
Emily Dewald is our veterinary assistant. She has been with us since 2011. She graduated from Stautzenberger college in 2016. She is engaged and they have 1 dog, Caesar. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and being with her friends. Emily also enjoys country music. She enjoys helping the doctors with whatever they need her to do and performing nail trims using the dremel.
Linda Romanko, office manager, is our smiling face normally seen as you enter the office. She has been with the hospital since the doors opened back in 2003, but already worked with Dr. Bob prior to that. Linda has 2 children and 6 grandchildren. Her home is shared with 5 cats and 2 dogs as well. In Linda’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She enjoys country music and having a good time! Laughter is Linda! Linda’s favorite part of her job is interacting with clients and coworkers.
Baylee Holman is our kennel assistant. She is a student at Mohawk High School and Sentinel Career and Technology Center. She began working at the hospital in 2016. She has a cat and a rabbit. In Baylee’s spare time she enjoys reading, being a student ambassador at Sentinel, and playing softball. Baylee enjoys working with the doctors and animals at the hospital.