Vanessa aka Nessy is admired and respected by all who encounter her at AHSH because of her calm confidence. She demonstrates her strength of character by remaining true to herself and unfazed in even the most stressful situations. Pets and people alike appreciate her patience and unshakable manner. Vanessa attributes her demeanor to all of the trying challenges she has faced and overcome in life. She always pushes through the hard times with rooted faith and comes out on a brighter side with a smile. Vanessa can truly empathize with all creatures, great and small!

Born in a small-town of Galion, Ohio, Vanessa moved to the big city of Columbus in 2012 to attend the Ohio State University! After gaining career experience in the pet boarding industry Vanessa knew she wanted to land a job in the Veterinary field. Shortly after joining the team at AHSH as a Client Care Specialist, she adopted her energetic & cuddly Austin who keeps her active and laughing! Vanessa’s passion is caring for animals, so wherever life takes her, it will include animals. 

Vanessa enjoys the Columbus area and all the culture and activities it has to offer. She shares her home with hubby Ryan, son John, and they enjoy playing in a local volleyball tournament and visiting Lake Erie whenever they can. How does a person who is so calm, cool & collected recharge her batteries? She loves spending time outdoors, hiking with Austin, watching freeform shows, listening to country/pop music and just spending one-one-one time with friends and family. Vanessa will always be a small-town girl at heart and enjoys sharing her core values with the mission statement at AHSH, “Providing big-city medicine in a small-town atmosphere!”