​​​Sharon Miller, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Sharon was a welcome addition to our team in March 2007. A graduate at the University of Cincinnati Veterinary Technology program, she brought with her experience from two other veterinary practices in Dayton, and in Boca Raton, Florida. She also worked at our local CARE center in Cincinnati, assisting with emergency cases. Sharon is responsible for the excellent care given to our daily surgical patients. She is a huge cat lover and has four of her own plus Molly, a beagle/dachshund mix. She has a young son and daughter who are the loves of her life. 

​​​Ellen Jennings, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Ellen came to us with many years
of experience as a veterinary technician, and was previously the senior technician at Beechmont Pet Hospital, Dr. Carr’s former practice. We are thrilled that she moved to West Chester in 2006. After taking a short break to stay home with her two young sons and subsequently a daughter, she has continued to work part-time for us at Mason Family Pet Hospital. We welcome her talent as a technician along with her great sense of humor.
​​​Rusty the Cat

Rusty is one of our most friendly team members. He was one of our cats who was supposed to be adopted through the Warren County Humane Association. After letting him roam our hospital, we realized how at ease and happy he was here, so we offered him a job. Rusty likes to greet our clients in the waiting room and has absolutely no fear of other pets. He’s usually up to mischief, but we love him just the same!
​​​Lauren Driskell

Lauren is a student at the University
of Cincinnati and graduate of Seven Hills High Schoolwho came to our hospital to shadow one of our doctors. At the time she was unsure if her career path would lead to human medicine or veterinary medicine. Right now Lauren thinks she’s leaning towards becoming a veterinarian so she’ll be gaining some valuable experience working for us this year.
Amy Bond


Amy and her family are long time clients of MFPH.  She is a Mason High School graduate and attends Miami University.  She shares her home with her fiance, her young daughter, and numerous pets including a horse, a dog, multiple cats, rats, and chickens.  She volunteers for HART rescue as a foster mom for cats and kittens. Since she and her fiance, have recently moved to the country, there may be more animals to come!

At Mason Family Pet Hospital we treat your pets like our own and recognize that you’re bringing them to us with the expectation of top-notch care. We strive to make each visit comfortable for you and your pet. Our team is always ready to answer your questions and help you in caring for your pet. As you read below, you’ll see that we have a lot of true pet lovers on our team!

Olivia Thornton


Olivia grew up in Maineville and graduated from Little Miami High School.  In 2013 she earned her bachelor's degree in Captive Wildlife Care & Education from Unity College in Maine.  She has worked for two other veterinary hospitals, a petstore, and as a Greenpeace activist in San Diego.  Outside of MFPH, she is an education instructor at Camp Kern, and has two cats.  
Jessie Griffin, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Jessie  graduated from The University of Cincinnati with her associates degree in veterinary technology in 2016.  She did a preceptorship with our hospital and we were so impressed with her work ethic and truly caring nature that we added her to our team upon graduation. Jessie grew up in Lebanon but is currently awaiting completion of her new house. She and her fiance have 3 dogs, including a very sweet but completely blind beagle. 
Tara Wheeldon
Office Manager

Tara came to us with experience managing nurses and home health care workers, most recently at Children's Hospital.  She gave up her high stress desk job to pursue her love of pets and put her talents to work for us at MFPH.  She lives in Loveland with her husband, youngest son, and 3 dogs including a French bulldog and a doberman pinscher.  She also has 2 adult sons and one grandchild.  As our hospital has grown, it's been a pleasure to have Tara available to take on many administrative, personnel, and inventory management tasks.  She's the smiling face that keeps our office running smoothly!
​​​Shelley Shaw

joined our staff in 2015. She is a huge animal-lover with three dogs, two rabbits, a cat and two horses! Shelley lives in Sharonville with her husband, who is a farrier, along with their three children. Animals have been a big part of her life, and she studied animal science at Miami University.​ 
​​​Dottie Dayton
Head Receptionist

Dottie is a familiar face and voice at Mason Family Pet Hospital having joined us as a full-time receptionist in 2005. After many years in the child care field, she decided to put her love of animals to work. Dottie’s family includes her husband, two grown children, one granddaughter, multiple dogs, cats, and rabbits. In her spare time, she enjoys bowling, yard work, and spending time with her granddaughter. Her dream is to move to the country where she can own more land and, of course, acquire more pets!

Selby Miller

Selby is close to completing her degree in physical education exercise science from Indiana State University where she played Division I Soccer.  She and her husband are both Fenwick High School graduates and have just purchased their first home.  Selby began working at a kennel and daycare in Greensboro, NC last year which peaked her interest in working in the animal care field.  Her numerous pets include 2 dogs, a cat, 2 ferrets, 3 geckos, a turtle and a tortoise.  
​​​Dr. Erin Alessi, D.V.M.

Dr. Erin (Dean) Alessi is a 2009 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she also received her undergraduate degree in zoology. Dr. Alessi came to us after spending three years at a 7-doctor mixed animal practice in rural Pennsylvania, where her patients were 75% farm animals and 25% pets.

A greater Cincinnati native, Dr. Alessi went to Sycamore Schools before moving to West Chester where she graduated from Lakota West High School. Dr. Alessi’s father, Dr. Howard Dean, has a dental practice in Fairfield, Ohio. Dr. Alessi, her husband, and their two young children are happy to be back to our area, closer to family.

In her free time, Dr. Alessi enjoys rooting for the Buckeyes in football and spending time outdoors with her family, including Ella, their Chihuahua mix, and Shelby, an active labrador.

​​​Dr. Drew Mason, D.V.M.

Dr. Mason is a 2014 graduate of Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he attended Colorado State University for his undergraduate degree. Growing up, Dr. Mason would often visit Cincinnati during the summer to spend time with family. Upon graduation, he decided he wanted to practice small animal medicine in the Cincinnati area, and we are thrilled to have him at Mason Family Pet Hospital. Dr. Mason has a dog, a sheltie mix named Keystone, whom he adopted from a rescue while attending school at Kansas State. During his free time he loves going to Reds games, local festivals, trying new restaurants (Eli’s BBQ is among his favorites), skiing and watching college sports. Dr. Mason’s favorite interests in veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, preventative medicine and dermatology.
​​​​Dr. Ruthann F. Carr, D.V.M.

Dr. Ruthann Fox Carr is a native of Mason, Ohio. After 13 years’ experience at a busy Cincinnati practice, she returned to her hometown to open Mason Family Pet Hospital in 2003. She received her D.V.M. degree in 1989 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University.

Dr. Carr grew up on Fox Run Farm in Mason, where her family had cattle, ponies, dogs, and cats. Her father, Thomas E. Fox, M.D., was a popular family physician who served the community for over 35 years. These two influences stimulated her desire to become a veterinarian from a very early age.

Her favorite areas of veterinary medicine include soft tissue surgery, ophthalmology, complicated internal medicine cases, and behavioral problem solving.

In her free time, Dr. Carr is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Mason.  She serves on the school board at Mt. Notre Dame High School and on the board of the Mason Scholarship Foundation. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her husband, two college-aged children, two dogs, and two cats.

​​​​Stephanie Dawes

Stephanie graduated from Mason High School and the University of Cincinnati. Since 2009 when she first worked for us a student, she has explored other opportunities including training as an STNA (nursing assistant),  working for the Medvet oncology department, and in a veterinary pathology laboratory.  Through all of this he has maintained her position as veterinary assistant by helping us on Saturdays and is now back full time. Stephanie has a menagerie of pets at home, including dogs, a cat, Degus, a snake, tree frogs,and a Gecko. She volunteers with the Arrowhead Reptile Rescue and is a great source of information about reptiles as pets.  

Dr. Kathleen Mohlman, D.V.M. 


Dr. Mohlman is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine who came to us with over 13 years of experience with both small and large animals at hospitals in Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Cincinnati..
Dr. Mohlman grew up in Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, where she was involved in 4H, visited her grandparents' farm often, and worked for a local veterinarian  starting in the first grade!  In her spare time, she enjoys running half marathons, hiking, camping, and travelling.  She shares her home with Jackson, the standard poodle, and Declan, the rambunctious Irish water spaniel.   She and Declan compete in obedience and agility training. 

​​​Alec Davis

Alec is currently a pre-veterinary
student at Miami University. He lives in West Chester and served as a kennel worker at another animal hospital in the area. In his spare time Alec heads to the gym and participates in weight-lifting competitions, so he’s a great help with our larger patients!
​​​Chris Diacont

Chris has been a client of ours since 2006, but joined our team as receptionist in 2012. She is a tremendous dog-lover and people person. She and her husband live in Liberty Township and have raised three children and two dogs, both mixed breeds. Chris formerly provided home care for an elderly woman, but prefers the fast-paced environment and constant interaction with our clients at our busy front desk!


Kerri Dupps, RVT
Veterinary Technician

Kerri began with our hospital soon after her completion of her veterinary technician degree from Brown Mackie College in 2011. She and her husband, Jake, have two big dogs, a lab and a sharpei mix. She is from Mt. Healthy and has lived in the Cincinnati area her entire life, other than recently spending  nine months living in Maine.  Kerri has a sweet and calm demeanor and will make sure your pet receives expert care.


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​​​Rosa Solinsksy

Rosa joined our staff in 2005 after
working as assistant manager at the Pets-N-Such in Mason.  She is our most experienced and skilled veterinary assistant and should be a familiar smiling face to all of our clients.   Rosa and her husband have a lively, active household with two sons, a rambunctious labrador, and several cats.  She is a genuine animal lover and enjoys adding extra furry friends by pet-sitting in her home.