Stow Kent Animal Hospital
4559 Kent Road Kent, OH 44240 330-673-0049

Portage Animal Clinic
4148 Ohio 43 Kent, OH 44240
330-673-7387

Our Staff

At Stow Kent Animal Hospital (330-673-0049) and Portage Animal Clinic, (330-673-7387) our staff knows how much pets mean to our clients.

At Portage Animal Clinic (PAC) 330-673-7387 we offer the same great care from the same great veterinarians. Convenient evening and Saturday hours are available. Call us at 330-673-7387 to schedule an appointment.

If you have a non-urgent question about your pets, fill out a contact form and we will answer your question as soon as possible.

Browse below to virtually meet our team of friendly and caring staff. When you bring your pet to Stow Kent Animal Hospital or Portage Animal Clinic, you both become part of our family.

Our Staff

Thomas Albers, DVM

Years in Practice: 45

Dr. Albers is a graduate from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1966 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 1967. He began the practice with his wife Carmela over 45 years ago.

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Mark Carlson, DVM

Years in Practice: 29

Dr. Carlson is a graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 1984. He enjoys being out doors, snow skiing, music and spending time with his family and Golden Retrievers.

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Douglas Paroff, DVM

Years in Practice: 13

Dr. Paroff is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2000. He enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, camping and spending time with his family.

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Angela Albers, DVM

Years in Practice: 8

Dr. Albers is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2005. She enjoys traveling, literature, and going to the Museum of Natural History.

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Jeremy Blankenship, DVM

Years in Practice: 6

Dr. Blankenship is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2007. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, as well as his 2 Shiloh Shepherds. During the warm weather, you'll often find Dr B on the disc golf course as well!

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Eric Brooks, DVM

Years in Practice: 4

Dr. Brooks is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 and began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2009. He spent 4 years with the United States Army on active duty caring for military working dogs and horses. He enjoys music, reading, chess, computers and spending time with his family.

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Samantha Bercheck, BVSM

Dr. Bercheck is a graduate of The University of Glasgow, Scotland. She began her career with Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2016. Her interests include photography, traveling, visiting diners and crocheting. In high school, she was an accomplished Lacrosse player. Dr. Bercheck has a German Shepard named Chablis and in her spare time, they enjoy doing Therapy Dog visits.

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Melanie Cox, DVM

Dr. Cox is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and she began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2016. Her hobbies include skiing, jogging, cooking and reading.

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Suzanne Paroff, DVM

Dr. Suzanne Paroff is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Paroff spent several years with us earlier in her career, and has now rejoined our team in 2016. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and pets. She also enjoys reading, running, knitting and crocheting.

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Kristina Steeg, DVM

Dr. Steeg is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and she began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2016. She was raised in North Ridgeville, OH and spent the last nine years in Columbus at OSU. She and her husband Matt were married in September 2015. They currently have 2 pets - a dog named Rayna and a cat named Furbie. She enjoys reading, binge watching Netflix shows, cookouts and karaoke.

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Kaitlyn Lemon, DVM

Years in Practice: 1

Dr. Lemon is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2017. She was raised in Oak Harbor, Ohio. Dr. Lemon has a German Shepherd named Cash and a cat named Kahlua. Her hobbies include reading, running, cooking, and spending time with family.

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Leanne Diese, DVM

Years in Practice: 1

Dr. Diese is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and she began practicing at Stow Kent Animal Hospital in 2017. She is originally from Canal Fulton and is excited to be back in northeast Ohio. In her free time she enjoys riding horses, reading, working out, and spending time with her boyfriend and cat.

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Stow Kent Animal Hospital

Mon. – Thurs. 7am to 9:30pm
Fri. & Sat. 7am to 6pm
Sun. Closed
Call for emergency instruction
Sundays and after hours.

Portage Animal Clinic

Mon. – Thurs. 8am to 7pm
Fri. & Sat. 8am to 6pm
Sun. Closed
Call for emergency instruction
Sundays and after hours.