Dr. Tom Klein, DVM
Dr. Tom opened East Hilliard Veterinary Services along with his wife Dr. Sue Klein, in 1987. Dr. Tom primarily sees advanced and routine dentistry cases from the local area and surrounding states. His patients range from dogs, cats, and rabbits to wallabies, polar bears, giant cats, apes, and various other animals. He has a passion for teaching dentistry as well as practicing, and allows OSU veterinary students to participate in an externship program with him during their final year. Prior to making Hilliard his home, Dr. Tom received his DVM from Michigan State University, in 1983. After graduation He married his partner at home and work, Dr. Sue, and moved to Lancaster, PA. While there he worked in a large animal practice for 4 years. When Dr. Tom is not working he enjoys gardening, training for and participating in triathlons and marathons.
Dr. Sue Klein, DVM
Dr. Sue opened East Hilliard Veterinary Services along with her husband Dr. Tom Klein in 1987. Dr. Sue has a passion for dermatology, nutrition, and behavior. She works hand in hand with specialists in the area, to make sure that all of her clients are as healthy, physically and mentally, as possible. Along with her more advanced cases, Dr. Sue also sees dogs and cats for routine and sick care. She is also involved in managing the business side of the practice. Before calling Hilliard her home Dr. Sue received her DVM from Michigan State University in 1983. After graduation she married her partner at home and work, Dr. Tom, and moved to Lancaster, PA. While there she worked in a small animal practice for 4 years. When Dr. Sue is not busy helping her clients she enjoys attending country music concerts, baking for the staff and having them taste new recipes.
Dr. Chris Kabalan, DVM
Dr. Chris has been at part of the East Hilliard Veterinary Services family since 1997 after graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Science. Dr. Chris has a soft spot in her heart for all of her patients and sees our largest patients, our goofy gentle giants, to our smallest patients, the tiniest mouse. She has a passion for soft tissue surgery and wellness care. Her and her husband, Paul, live in Hilliard with their two children, Nicholas and Emily. In addition to her two human children, Dr. Chris has three cats, Ruby, the matriarch of the family and Loki and Peter, the newest balls of energy. She also has a hamster, Henry. When not at work she actively volunteers at her children’s schools, scout troops, and church functions. She enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Lindie Hess, DVM
Dr. Lindie is a Central Ohio native who grew up in Pickerington. She graduated from The Ohio State University with both her undergraduate degree and her veterinary degree. Dr. Lindie worked at East Hilliard as a veterinary student and decided to continue her career with us. Her special interests include internal medicine, preventative care and dermatology. Dr. Lindie has a Quarter Horse named Oz and is hoping to add another dog to her family in the near future. In her free time, Dr. Lindie enjoys spending time with her family, reading, attending concerts and horseback riding as well as exploring local metro parks and cheering on Ohio State football.
Dr. Dave Mathes, DVM
Dr. Dave is originally from Canada but primarily grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Having several family pets over the years, Dr. Dave was a lover of animals from a young age and knew early on he wanted to become a veterinarian. After completing his undergraduate degree from Ohio University, Dr. Dave served in the United States Marines Corps as an officer and KC-130) Super Hercules pilot. After almost 10 years of service, he decided to leave active duty to pursue his long-time goal of becoming a veterinarian. After receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University, he joined East Hilliard Veterinary Services full time.
Dr. Dave’s veterinary interests include dentistry, ophthalmology, and surgery.
Outside of work, Dr. Dave enjoys distance running, hiking with his dogs (Sarah and Emma), and spending time his wife.
Dr. Lane Bookenberger, DVM
Dr. Lane is an Ohio native, originally from Perrysburg, Ohio. She has always loved being around animals and grew up with a menagerie including dogs, cats. rabbits, goats and lizards. She is a triple Buckeye, as she received her Bachelor of Science, Master of Public Health and finally her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees all from The Ohio State University. Following graduation, Dr. Lane moved to Grand Rapids, MI to practice and to be closer to the beautiful Lake Michigan. Dr. Lane enjoys all aspects of general practice veterinary medicine and has special interests in veterinary dentistry, ophthalmology and neurology. She also has a special interest in reptile medicine and is looking forward to learning more about the special needs of these exotic pets.
Outside of work, Dr. Lane enjoys exploring the city, going to concerts, enjoying the outdoors and more recently completing home renovation projects! She and her soon to be husband have two Boston Terriers, two cats, a Brazilian Rainbow Boa and a Blue Tongued Skink.
Client Relations Specialists
Kelly graduated with an associates degree in accounting and worked as a full-time bookkeeper for 26 years until she became employed at East Hilliard Veterinary Services, where she enjoys interacting with people and their pets. Kelly has a son in college and very active in hockey and a daughter that is entering college and loves to ride her horse. Kelly has many family pets. She has two dogs, two cats, two parrots, one rabbit, one hedgehog, one duck and one miniature pig, all which live under one roof. She also has two horses and one miniature horse that live at her barn. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys spending time at her barn and loving on her two-legged and four-legged children.
As a lifelong animal lover, Deb was thrilled to join the East Hilliard family in Oct 2020. She graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in accounting and marketing, and has a background working in pediatrics as well as human resources. She and her husband live in Hilliard with their dog shelter rescued wheater terrier, Lucy.
Outside of work, Deb loves to garden, watch and photograph the birds in her garden, read, swim, hike and bicycle.
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Veterinary Technicians & Assistants
Dominique, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. As a recent graduate, Dominique loves continuing to learn about different areas of veterinary medicine, especially behavior and dentistry. When at home, Dominique spends time training, playing with, and napping with her dog Duncan. She also loves reading, sewing, carving wood, and browsing the internet for more puppy sweaters.
Sierra, RVT, graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She is excited to be a part of our team here at East Hilliard Veterinary Services and has a special interest in both dentistry and behavior. She likes to make sure clients and patients feel welcome and safe in the clinical environment. When not at work she enjoys spoiling her two cats, Berlioz and Bailey, and taking her Australian Shepherd, Duchess, for runs out in the country.
Marissa, Marissa, RVT, graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors of Agriculture degree in Animal Science in 2016 and 2 years later graduated from Columbus State
Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. She has a special interest in dentistry, exotics, and behavior. Currently, she
lives in Galloway, Ohio and enjoys spending time with her two toy poodles, Isabella and Chichi. She also owns a guinea pig named Eevee and a cockatiel named Phoenix. In her
free time, she enjoys reading, playing tennis, listening to music, playing video games, and watching movies.
Beth, RVT, graduated from Columbus State in Veterinary Technology. She is married with grown boys and 3 dogs. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, taking walks and training her dogs. Rane is a retired disc dog. Barrett, her newest border collie is in the same ancestry line as Rane. Rane is Barrett’s aunt. She is planning on continuing with disc and other dog sports with Barrett. Cree is also a disc dog. He is a rescue border collie from Great Lakes BC rescue.
Madison is originally from Wooster, Ohio. She has both an Associates degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State as well as a Bachelors degree in Animal Science from Ohio State University. She has a special interest in anesthesia and helping in the surgery rooms. Outside of work, Madison enjoys hiking with her boyfriend Cory and/or her dog Spooky. She also enjoys cooking and relaxing with her cat, Harley.
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