Please note, due to a high influx of appointments, we are not currently taking new clients at this time. Thank you for your understanding.
Dr. Kelly Parker
Dr. Kelly A Parker moved to Medina with her family in 1983 and graduated from Medina High School in 1984. Dr. Parker attended The Ohio State University College of Agriculture majoring in Dairy Science. She graduated from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.
Dr. Parker has been married to her husband, United States Navy veteran William, since 1994. Together they have two children, Caleb and Hannah. Caleb currently lives in Washington DC where he is attending law school, while Hannah is in ROTC for the United States Air Force.
After Vet school, Dr. Parker worked in both a large and small animal practice and did work in both Wisconsin and Ohio for several years. She started at Medina Veterinary Clinic in 2002 and purchased Medina Veterinary clinic in 2005.
Dr. Parker is involved in multiple organizations in and around Medina County. Including Feeding Medina County, MCSPCA, Medina County 4H, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, St. Francis Xavier and Ohio business equality. She spends her Fridays volunteering at Akron Children’s Hospital in the NICU. She is an avid runner, and involved with the groups Runng2bwell and was named Medina County Road Runners 2018 Female Runner of the Year. In the rare event she’s not spending her free time runner, Dr. Parker enjoys landscaping, tending to her chickens or spending time with family.
Karen Slowey was hired as a receptionist in February 2015. She worked as a bookkeeper for 30 + years. Karen has 2 cats, Betty Jo and Mr. Chow. She is not a runner, but enjoys participating in the walking portion of the girl’s races. In her free time, she enjoys doing yardwork and spending time with her two daughters and their families.
Karen is one of our valued Receptionists, and has been a member of our team since May of 2003. She is a crazy cat lady whom we are lucky to have at Medina Veterinary Clinic. She has four cats of her own, and she makes sure she spoils the clinic cats whenever she’s in the office.
Nicole first started working in the veterinary field at 16 years old and hasn't left since! Coming from a mixed animal practice background, Nicole joined the team as our registered veterinary technician in February 2013. Outside of the clinic, she is a part of the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers foundation, a member of the NRA, and a passionate runner. Nicole enjoys spending as much time with her family and the outdoors as possible! Nicole's Labrador Gunner is also our practice's long standing blood donor with 15 successful (and counting!) transfusions under his collar!
Blake has worked at the clinic since summer 2018. Since a young age he knew he had a special bond with animals. He lives with 2 cats, Hans and Roo. Hans Is a 3 year old male, he adopted during college. Roo is under a year old, she came into the Clinic after an accident. She needed her front right leg amputated. Blake fell in love after caring for her at the clinic, and decided to make her part of the family. His 11 year old dog Ruby was rescued from the Medina SPCA as a puppy. In his free time Blake enjoys volunteering at the SPCA, going on hikes with Ruby, drawing and spending time with family and friends.
Rachel Bassett has been employed at Medina Veterinary Clinic since June 2013. She graduated from Brunswick High School in 2007. In 2014, she graduated from Bryant and Stratton College with her Associates of Applied Science in Nursing (RN). Rachel is involved in several organizations around the community including the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation and Feeding Medina County. Rachel lives in Brunswick with her husband who is a fireman/paramedic and their 4 cats. She enjoys kayaking, exploring all things health and fitness, spending time with her family and is a self-proclaimed (although validated by her friends) a crazy cat lady.
Tracy Gartman grew up in Strongsville Ohio and attended Ohio University . She has a Bachelor of Science in Education. She worked for Head Start in Cleveland for 25 years as a teacher and social service worker. She started as a client at the clinic 4 years ago and a little over a year ago joined the Medina Veterinary family working the front reception area.
Tracy is a resident of Brunswick Hills. She lives with her husband, Jimmy, and their 2 black labs, Radar and Bogey. She prides herself on being the best Aunt she can be to children of friends and family alike. Tracy was once an avid softball player, and now she enjoys a round of golf weekly in the summer on a league with her mother and sister. She also enjoys practicing yoga.
Hannah is a very motivated and strong young woman. She is an animal lover and Strong willed animal advocate, and does not hesitate to rescue a stray or animal in need. Hannah attended Medina high school; She played rugby for Highland, and Medina, and graduated with honors in 2016 . She is attending Kent State University, and is currently majoring in business and health science. Hannah is also beginning her new adventure in ROTC for the United States Airforce.
Ashlee came on board our hardworking clinic family November of 2016. She was born and raised in Colorado, where her family still resides. Her fiancé and her made the long drive to move here to Ohio in 2013 to live near his family, and hasn’t regretted it since! Ashlee works in the back alongside Nicole, Rachel and Lisa. Occasionally you will see her running the front desk and enjoys the change of pace every now and then. Since working at the clinic, she has taken home two cats which have become a perfect part of their family! Theodore was found by the SPCA, and Dr. Parker ended up amputating his rear leg. Maui, was actually found by a fellow co-worker wandering the fairgrounds, and Ashlee couldn't resist bringing her home. In her free time, Ashlee enjoys anything outdoors with friends and family. Ashlee’s passion for animals really drives her work ethic here at the clinic!
Shannon moved from Oregon last summer, but has lived all over the country. She is an animal lover by nature and currently has two cats. She has been married for 11 years and has 2 children, ages 10 and 7. Shannon comes to us with 20 years of customer service experience.
Suzanne has always had a love for animals since a young age. She started her vet experience working at a day practice near Kent, OH, her hometown. She also has experience working at Veterinary ER facilities in the Akron, OH area. She has more than 15 years experience in the Vet field, as a surgery tech as well as an office manager.
Suzanne earned her Bachelors degree from Kent State University in Human Resources and her MBA in Business Administration from Aspen University; from which she gained Epsilon Tau Honor Society Membership.
Suzanne enjoys the outdoors, being with her dogs and livestock, and spending time with her kids. In addition to her love for animals and business, she also enjoys anything health and fitness related. She loved being an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, but her love for animals goes back to a young age to the present.
After graduating with honors from Medina High School, Jake immediately joined our team knowing in his heart that this was the place for him.
Jake has two cats and a rabbit of his own. Nikko - a 15-year-old tuxedo, Finn - a blonde and white tabby, and Luna, a Belgian hare. All of which were rescues. On his downtime, Jake enjoys kayaking, camping, traveling, and gardening.
Jake has been an animal lover and rescuer from a young age and plans to keep true to his work of being a veterinarian since asked in kindergarten, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Hi there! I am Gunner Janik and I’m the resident blood donor here at Medina Vet! My mom Nicole is the RVT and together we’ve done 15 transfusions and counting! I’ve been helping out around the clinic since 2014. When I’m not donating to our critical patients, I also enjoy helping with simply surgeries. Cat neuters have become my specialty. When I am not helping around the clinic, I’m outside enjoying my favorite hobbies. I love hanging out with my family which includes 2 human babies and my furry 3 legged brother. But I’m not biased, I love being with anyone who wants to spend time with me! My dad and I are avid duck hunters. Its quit literally what I look most forward to all year long! On the weekends I’m not hunting with my dad, you can find me running with my mom. I’ve actually participated in several 5k’s with the ladies of the clinic. So if you see me in the office or running around town, don’t hesitate to say “hi”!