Meet the Staff
Ingrid Shick, DVM:
Dr. Shick received a BS in Biology and a BA in Art History from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She attended the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2002. Ingrid is the Director of Medicine at OAR.
Rebecca Naas, DVM:
Dr. Naas graduated from the University of Tennesse College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She began working at OAR in 2012, and continues to work in small animal private practice.
Jennifer Mahan, DVM:
Dr. Mahan joined the OAR team in July, 2013. She has volunteered her time and services to many local animal rescue organizations, and opened up her own small animal practice (Riverview Animal Hospital) in Bellevue in July, 2013.
Amy Blomer, RVT:
Amy received her BA and AAS from University of Cincinnati. She has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2012, including a post at the CARE Center and at Pets in Need.
Taylor Wheeldon, RVT:
Taylor attended U.C. Veterinary Technology program, graduating in 2011.
Nichole Bobbitt, Veterinary Assistant:
Nichole has been involved in animal welfare, including volunteering at Save the Animals Foundation, since 2000. Prior to becoming a vet assistant at OAR, Nichole worked in the Information Technology Industry.
Katie Sharp, Surgery Staff Assistant:
Katie joined OAR's clinic staff in November, 2011. Katie began volunteering in OAR's shelter in January, 2011. She figured becoming part of the clinic staff would help her transition more effectively to a full-on crazy cat lady!
Jamie Pacheco, Surgery Staff Aide:
Jamie joined the OAR staff in June, 2013. She is originally from Maine.
Devon Smith, Clinic Director:
A native Vermonter, Devon moved to Cincinnati in 2011 to take a position at OAR. She served as the Executive Director for a TNR group in South Bend, Indiana before leaving for OAR, and has worked in animal rescue since 2001. In her previous life, Devon taught and studied theology at Notre Dame; herding cats isn't much different!
Erin Schurenberg, Office Manager:
Erin has been part of the front office team at OAR since November of 2009. She has been involved in animal rescue since 2003. She became acquainted with OAR volunteers at the Best Friends 'No More Homeless Pets' conference when Cincinnati was the host city. Erin shares her home with two cats including OAR alum, Bernadette Louise, a dog, and a very supportive husband, Brandt. Erin & Brandt also foster kittens for OAR.
Charlotte White Hull, Outreach Coordinator:
Charlotte White-Hull has been involved in local animal rescue efforts for more than 25 years. She served 10 years as a board member of a local no-kill shelter, overseeing cat medical and adoption programs, donor communications, and managing construction of the organization’s new facility. She has trapped, neutered, and returned more than 300 cats in northern Cincinnati. Her family includes two former colony cats named Ghosty and Pirate.
Amy Anderkin, Front Office:
Amy has many years of involvement with animal welfare, including being a long-time volunteer at STAF, and a volunteer with Maysville Animal Rescue. Amy & her husband John currently live in the country with a menagerie of rescue dogs, cats, and PIGS! Amy & John have two rescued pigs, Clover and Darla.
Erin Marsh, Receptionist:
Erin joined the OAR Clinic team in May, 2012 after volunteering at OAR for a year.
Nathan Schneider, Neuterville Express Transport Driver:
Nathan has been volunteering with OAR since 2009, and joined the clinic team in January, 2012.