Jon H. Ellis, DVM
Along with Dr. Martin Fuhrer, Dr. Jon Ellis is one of the founders of Veterinary Associates. He graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1966. He has been practicing in Greene County his entire career, serving the pet, food animal, and equine population. Dr. Ellis is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and currently works primarily with Standardbred race horses.
Brett F. Ellis, DVM
The son of Dr. Jon Ellis, Dr. Brett Ellis started at Veterinary Associates as a kennel assistant in 1983. After graduating from Xenia high school and Wilmington College, he attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He returned to Veterinary Associates after graduating in 1999. Dr. Brett enjoys practicing medicine and surgery on all domestic species. He has received advanced training in traditional Chinese veterinary medicine including acupuncture, herbology, and food therapy, which he applies in an integrative approach to all patients.
Jody D. Strong, DVM
Dr. Strong is a 2000 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She came to Veterinary Associates shortly after graduation, and focuses on canine and feline medicine. Special areas of interest include small animal surgery, small animal medicine, and ultrasonography.
Jodi A. Moorman, DVM
Dr. Jodi Moorman is a 1990 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a mixed animal veterinarian, treating both large and small animals. She has a special interest in sheep and goat medicine, as well as rabbits. Originally from Utica, Ohio, Dr. Moorman now lives in Xenia Township with her husband, children, and many of God’s other creatures.
Lacey Sharp, DVM
Dr. Sharp is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is interested in both large and small animal medicine. Originally from Waverly, Ohio, she now resides outside Xenia with her husband, 2 children and a variety of animals including a cat, dogs, chickens, cattle, sheep and goats.
Deanna Clark, DVM
Dr. Deanna Clark was raised on a small dairy farm in central Wisconsin. As a small child caring for the farm animals and pets, she knew she wanted to become a veterinarian. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science from UW-Madison and her dream came true as she attended the UW-School of Veterinary Medicine graduating in 2004. From there she practiced only on Bovines, and quickly realized how much she missed companion animals. She then worked at the Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic as a mixed animal veterinarian for the next 13 years.
Her passion in canine sports, athletes and injuries grew and in 2013 she received a certification in Canine Rehabilitation Therapy –which also covers cats and other species. (Rehabilitation therapy is like Physical Therapy for people and involves focused study on musculoskeletal injury diagnosis, pain relief and recovery.) She has since become more focused on small animal medicine and really enjoys all facets of general practice. “I really enjoy getting to know my patients and clients and thrive in a team environment working together to determine what is best for a particular patient.” She tremendously enjoys behavior and helping people manage puppyhood through senior stages. She became certified in Low Stress Handling in 2018. She is open minded and likes to include integrative and more natural therapies. In 2017 she earned her degree alongside Dr. Brett Ellis in Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (which is chiropractic therapy and functional neurology) and decided to come join the Team at Veterinary Associates in May 2018. In her free time she enjoys family time including their cats, four pointer mixes and chickens. She also enjoys competing in skijoring with her pointers and sharing her passion for canine sports.
Elissa Wilson, RVT, CPDT-KA
Elissa is a graduate of Columbus State Community College. She is a registered veterinary technician and Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed. She has a special interest in animal behavior counseling and teaches “Canine Kindergarten Capers,” our puppy socialization classes. Elissa is a familiar face to many clients and patients, having been with Veterinary Associates since 1978. Her primary duties include working with patients in the exam rooms, and client education.
Jennifer graduated from The Ohio State University in 2004 with a BS in agriculture. She has been with Veterinary Associates since 2007. Jen is the director of operations, helping to make our hospital as efficient as possible. She enjoys Buckeye sporting events and spending time with her husband and 2 children.
Sara has been with Veterinary Associates since 2008. She is a director of operations. Her favorite thing about working at Veterinary Associates is that we treat so many types of animals, and you never know what you will see or experience next. Sara shares her home with her husband, three dogs and two cats.
Jessica has been with Veterinary Associates since 2012. She is a member of our kennel staff. Her favorite thing about working at Veterinary Associates is working with our patients and spending time with our boarders during their daily walks. She currently is attending Wright State University majoring in phychology.
Robyn has been with Veterinary Associates since 1986. She started in our Jamestown office, and then transferred to the Xenia office. She works as a surgical assistant, and enjoys caring for the patients before, during, and after surgery. Robyn also has a special gift in rescuing orphaned animals. She has raised many over the years, as well as advising and assisting other people in caring for young animals. Robyn shares her home with two dogs, two indoor cats, numerous barn cats, a dove, a donkey, one goat, and a husband who tolerates all this.
John H. Grice
John Grice has been with Veterinary Associates since 1984. John started out caring for the animals in the kennels, and is now the kennel manager. He enjoys working with both large and small animals, and is especially skilled at assisting with those less than cooperative patients. In addition to working at Veterinary Associates, John also serves as a Greene County animal control/humane officer and is a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force Reserve. John resides near our Xenia office with his wife and children, along with several dogs, cats, and ferrets.
Barbara works in our Jamestown clinic. Her duties include communicating with clients, scheduling appointments, and assisting the veterinarian during exams and procedures. She has previously worked in the Xenia office in the kennel and laboratory. Barbara and her husband currently share their home with two dogs and a cat. She is an instructor with a local dog club, teaching obedience classes. She also participates in Rally and Agility trials. Aside from her work with animals, Barbara enjoys creating stained glass art.
A vital part of our customer care staff, Lacie has been with Veterinary Associates since 2013. She is a Xenia native and is a talented artist. She enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her husband and children.
Liz is an Indiana transplant with a degree in biology and an invaluable part of our technical staff since 2015. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking and bird watching with her husband and dog. She is also an extremely talented artist.
Spencer is a Wright State University student who has been working with us since 2014. She has aspirations of becoming a veterinarian and has been a crucial part of our team working both as part of our customer care staff and also in our hospital and kennel areas. Spencer also enjoys reading and cross stitch in her free time.
Monica has been an important part of our team since 2013. She is currently in school to become a registered veterinary technician. Monica started began at Veterinary Associates as a customer care member and now is also part of our surgical and technical support staff. Monica has 4 sons and enjoys spending time with her 5 dogs and 2 cats.
Emily began working at Veterinary Associates in 2016 as a surgical and technical support staff. She is currently completing her schooling to become a registered veterinary technician. She enjoys time spent with her boyfriend and pet rabbit, Opie.