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.
Lori Whitacre, DVM:
Dr. Whitacre graduated from Ohio State Veterinary Medical School in 1995. She has worked in the Cincinnati area as a small animal veterinarian in private practice since graduation. Lori first became involved with high-volume/high-quality spay/neuter clinics in 2007. She began working at OAR soon after it opened in 2009.
Elaine Sloane Baker, RVT:
Elaine Baker graduated in 2006 from the Vet Tech program at UC. She has 5 years of experience in animal emergency medicine, and 5 years experience in high volume spay/neuter services. Elaine lives in Northern KY with her husband Matt, two, young sons, three rescue dogs and two kitties.
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!
Christen Kleinfelter, Surgery Staff Aide:
Christen joined the OAR staff in August, 2012, after working in the Cincinnati Public Library.
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 three cats including OAR alum, Bernadette Louise, two, old girl dogs & 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.
Megan Perkins, Front Office:
Megan started at OAR in 2010. Megan graduated from NKU with a degree in marketing, but wanted to pursue a career in animal welfare - a field she cares very deeply about. She shares her home with her own rescue dogs, Boxers named Susie and Oliver, and hopes to add an orange tabby (pre-named Felix!) to her home soon. Megan volunteers as an angel to fickle cat Marnie in OAR's shelter.
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 out in the country with a menagerie of rescue dogs, cats, and PIGS! Amy & John recently welcomed their second rescue pig, Clover, who joins Darla, a Boone County Animal Shelter rescue pig.
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.