Dr. Jenifer Wieneke was born and raised in Cold Spring, Kentucky. She attended Northern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1997. After college, she worked as a business manager for a local Urology practice but knew that veterinary medicine was her lifelong passion. She went back to school and attended Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2006. After graduation, she returned home to work in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky as a small animal veterinarian. She joined East Hills Veterinary Clinic in February 2012.
Dr. Wieneke is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association, where she has been a speaker at their annual national conference. Her veterinary interests include all aspects of feline practice, internal medicine and soft tissue surgery.
In her spare time, she volunteers her time for the SPCA Cincinnati’s Fur Ball and for a local basketball tournament which benefits her high school. She has a rambunctious 8 year old son, whom she tries to keep up with the help of Jeff, her husband of 19 years. She has lovable 3 dogs that she has adopted from various shelters. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her family, shopping, and playing softball.
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Amanda is one of our Veterinary Technicians; she graduated from UC Raymond Walters in 1999. She worked in Internal Medicine after graduation and has been with EHVC since 2008. Amanda is married, has one human child and 3 four-legged children; a cat Ahsoka, a dog Zip, and a leopard gecko Fiona. She enjoys playing soccer, bike rides with her son and cheering him on during soccer and basketball.
Hello! My name is Eden, and I have been working at East Hills Veterinary Clinic since February of 2020. I have a true passion for all animals but my specialty is with horses. It is a privilege to take care of each patient that comes to our office and make sure they know they are truly cared for. I am proud to represent East Hills Veterinary Clinic!
Hello my name is Ashleigh. I have been at East Hills for a few months now and love it!
I have a house full of dogs...Chaos, Capone, Thor, Steele, Daisey Mae, and Loretta Gene. I was raised in a house full of dogs usually because my mom foster Pitties for 10 years and others for 2 years before that.
Melissa earned her certification in dog training and behavior from Catch Canine Trainers Academy. She is an active member of the Association of professional dog trainers. She enjoys working as a Veterinary Assistant as well as in reception. She is pictured with Cardi her Australian Shepherd that she fondly refers to as her "soul puppy". Melissa and Cardi like to earn trick dog titles and "play" at agility in their spare time!!
Kristin is our Receptionist extraordinaire! She joined EHVC in 2013, with several years experience already under her belt, and is currently working on her Veterinary Technology degree. Her 4-legged kids consist of 1 dog, 3 cats and 2 new kittens! She enjoys supporting the Susan G. Komen foundation through various events and participating in the Race for the Cure!
Sara, our new smiling face at the front desk has always loved animals and is excited to play a roll in their care at East Hills! She comes to veterinary medicine from the human medicine world. Sara enjoys traveling, kayaking, local dining venues and frequent cuddles with her sweet petite 17 year old cat, Sadie.
Vicki is a recent addition to our veterinary care team. She took early retirement to pursue her passion to care for animals. Vicki graduated from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Veterinary Technology program in 2019. She is married with three grown children and two beautiful grandsons. She and her husband, Dale, have two Wire-haired Pointing Griffon dogs, named Fargo and Luna. Vicki is especially interested in Oncology as she continues to care for Fargo in his battle with Lymphoma. Vicki also enjoys volunteering at local canine events such as My Furry Valentine and Canine Corps. In her spare time, If the need should arise, Vicki has the skills and training to assist pets and families in the event of natural disaster. Look for her kind and smiling face at your next wellness appointment!
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Vicki took early retirement from the corporate world to pursue her passion to care for animals. She returned to school and graduated from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash Veterinary Technology program in 2019. Vicki is married with three grown children and two beautiful grandsons. She and her husband, Dale, have two wire-haired pointing griffon dogs named Fargo and Luna.
Vicki is especially interested in Oncology as she continues to care for Fargo in his battle with Lymphoma. Vicki also enjoys volunteering at local canine events like My Furry Valentine and Canine Corps.
Hi! My name is Patti Alexander. I recently joined East Hills Vet Clinic at the end of April 2020 as a vet assistant. For the past 30 years I've been caring for dogs and cats. As an assistant at East Hills, I assist the Techs and Doctors and make you're furry loved ones feel as comfortable as possible. Outside of work, I am a proud mom of a high school senior graduate of 2020 and also a fur mom of 2 cats and 2 dogs. For fun I enjoy hiking, camping, music and festivals. I look forward to meeting you!
Haleta Holmes joins us as our Office Manager. She brings with her years of experience where her focus was Customer Service. Her passion for animals started as a toddler where her best friends were a dog and a bunny.
Born in Smyrna Tennessee, her father’s career in the military allowed her to live in places like Texas, Alaska, California, Washington D.C. and St. Thomas, USVI. Haleta’s job in the hotel industry brought her to Cincinnati where she met her husband of 33 years, Tom, who brought with him 3 sons. She is now a grandmother (Nini) to 9 grandchildren.
Her hobbies include: Knitting, Golfing, Oil Painting, Ceramic Painting and spending time with her dog Ollie who was a rescue. He is a Beagle/Golden Retriever mix which is now known as a Beago.
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Aspeyn Langhals is the new Kennel Tech/Assistant at East Hills Veterinary Clinic. She is originally from Union, Kentucky, but recently moved to Ohio to study Veterinary Technology at the University of Cincinnati. She is currently in her second year of her studies and is excited to learn more about veterinary medicine. Aspeyn has always had an immense love for animals from an early age and knew that animal care and animal rights were a huge passion of hers. When she is not busy assisting patients and families, she enjoys spending time with her cat Danny, a 1-year-old black and white magpie. She also enjoys spending time in nature, whether it be hiking, biking, or kayaking, she loves it all! On a rainy day, you can find her expressing her artistic side through painting, drawing, or writing songs.
Dr. Shanna Yackel
Dr. Shanna Yackel is the new Associate Veterinarian at East Hills Veterinary Clinic. She is originally from Long Island, New York, but has since lost her accent. At an early age, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. She’s always believed in the importance of the human animal bond and strives to be an advocate for both pets and parents. After achieving her undergraduate degree, she moved to the Midwest to attend veterinary school at Ohio State University, where she cultivated special interests in dermatology and internal medicine. When she is not being a doctor, she enjoys spending time with her fur child, a 9-year-old Schnoodle named Roscoe. She also plays in a recreational sand volleyball league. She is an avid hiker and kayaker. She also has a passion for traveling and learning about different cultures. Over the past several years, she has been to many exciting countries, including Peru, Italy, Thailand, South Africa, and Australia. When she’s not planning her next adventure, you can find her relaxing on a patio somewhere eating her favorite food, TACOS!
Brody Mahle a Kennel Technician at East Hills Veterinary Clinic is from Springboro, Ohio and he attends the University of Cincinnati where he is studying biology. Brody’s plan after college is to go to the Ohio State University for veterinary school. He has been around animals his whole life and has always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. When he is not busy at work, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the lake, and working out. He also enjoys going on hikes with his three dogs, Charlie, Cash, and Stella. Brody also has a Maine Coon cat at home, named Murphy.
Dr. Kate Johansen
Dr. Kate Johansen was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her love for animals started at an early age and was fostered by her family’s many dogs, cats, and horses. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology before attending the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, where she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Upon graduation, she accepted an equine internship in Boise, Idaho. Despite her love for horse, she decided to widen her horizons and started working on small animals in 2017, and she has loved working on them! Her veterinary interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, preventative medicine and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys running, and has completed a couple of half marathons, although she doubts she will ever be ambitious enough to complete a full marathon! Despite not being a native of Cincinnati, she has embraced the professional sports the city has to offer and enjoys following the Reds and the Bengals. She loves spending time at home with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Roxie and Ellie.