West Side Animal Clinic

West Side Animal Clinic is a full-service veterinary medical facility, located in Hamilton, OH. The professional and courteous staff at West Side Animal Clinic seeks to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care and dental care for their highly-valued patients.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. West Side Animal Clinic strives to offer excellence in veterinary care to Hamilton and surrounding areas. 

The West Side Animal Clinic moved from their long time location on Main Street to their new, much larger, state of the art veterinary facility just around the corner, at 855 NW Washington Blvd. 

Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how West Side Animal Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.

  • Mon: 8:00am - 7:00pm closed for lunch 1-2pm
  • Tue-Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm closed for lunch 1-2pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • Dr. Sara Horton

    Veterinarian / Practice Owner

    Dr. Sara Horton was born in Rochester, NY, and then raised in San Diego, CA. She attended Ross University, and ended up in Cincinnati after finishing her clinical year at Purdue University. She came to West Side Animal Clinic in 2002, and then purchased the clinic in 2012. She shares her home with her husband, 2 teenage daughters, 3 dogs- Noodle, Tortilini, and Elsa, and 4 cats- Minnie, Stumpy, and Charlotte, and  Queso.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
    Education:
    Ross University, Purdue University
  • Dr. Gary W. Dickerson

    Veterinarian

    Dr. Gary Dickerson is a Columbus, OH native, and began working for a veterinarian from 8th grade until graduation from The Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He has a varied career in both academia and private practice, and as a practice employee, partner, and owner. He and his wife, Kathleen have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. They are also the obedient subjects of 2 cats. We sure enjoy his quirky sense of humor, and he is one smart cookie!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1976
    Education:
    The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Angela Haltom

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Angela Haltom is originally from Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She has a special interest in denistry. She currently lives in Batavia with her husband, Erik, and her daughter. They share their home with 2 dogs, Anna and Waylon, and a cat, Sally.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
    Education:
    Purdue University
    Interests:
    denistry
    Email:
  • Debbie Conner

    Lead Tech
    Debbie has been with the clinic since 1976!  She is our Lead Technician, and THE "go to" person for anything and everything here, and we can't imagine this clinic running without her! Debbie is a graduate of Badin High School, and lives in Hamilton. She has a husband, Les, and her son, Luke, plus her pets, Bob, and Star.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1976
    Education:
    Badin High School
    Interests:
    animals
    Email:
  • Maria Sullivan

    Office Manager

    Maria started with the clinic in 1988.  She is a graduate of Fairfield High School and studied at Morehead State University. She is involved with Fairfield Alumni Association and she and her husband are big Ohio State fans. Maria lives in Fairfield with her husband, Jeff. They have 2 grown children, 3 grandchildren, and dogs named Dino and Otto.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1988
    Education:
    Morehead State University
    Interests:
    Buckeyes Football, sports, her grandchildren
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  • Christy Lehman

    Front Desk Support Team
    Christy began working at the clinic in 1997. She is a graduate of Hamilton High School, and currently resides in Hamilton with all her furbabies- 3 dogs, 4 cats,  and her very understanding husband, Harry!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1997
    Education:
    Hamilton High School
    Interests:
    horror movies, animals
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  • Luke Conner

    Vet. assistant
    Luke is a graduate of Talawanda High School, and is currently enrolled in a vet tech program. He started working in our kennels 6 years ago, and has been a full time employee in the clinic since high school. He has quickly become a favorite among our clients and patients! Luke resides in Hamilton and enjoys music and playing his guitar.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Talawanda High School
    Interests:
    music, animals
  • Tori Kelch

    Vet assistant
    Tori is a graduate from Hamilton High School and currently lives in Hamilton. She has been with the West Side Animal Clinic since 2015. She has 2 cats, Marie and Luna. Working with animals has always been her dream! She is currently enrolled in a Vet Tech program. Tori loves singing and everything Disney!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Hamilton High School
    Interests:
    Disney, singing, animals
  • Paula Van Auken

    Front Desk Support Team
    Paula lives in Monroe and has 2 young sons. She is a graduate of Mason High School and Wright State University, with a degree in Criminal Justice. She has a fondness for black cats, and enjoys cooking, being a sports mom, and Halloween. She has a dog named Buddy, and 4 cats- TP, Kindle, Dallas, and Whisper, and a skink named Carlos.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 15, 2019
    Education:
    Mason High School , Wright State U
    Interests:
    cooking, Halloween, sports
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  • Hailey Peck

    Vet Assistant
    Hailey is a student at Hamilton High School, and has worked part time for us since Jan, 2019. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, and traveling. Hailey plans to attend Miami U after graduation in 2020.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Interests:
    traveling
  • Andraya Pater

    Vet Assistant
    Andraya began working at the clinic in the spring of 2019. She is a recent graduate of Hamilton High School, and is enrolling in Miami University to study business. Andraya loves to play soccer, which she started at age 7. She resides in Hamilton with her family, and has 2 cats, Toby and Isis.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 15, 2019
    Education:
    Hamilton High School
    Interests:
    Soccer, learning
  • Zach Brummel

    Vet Assistant/Boarding Tech
    Zach lives with his family in Hamilton. Zach graduated from Homeschool in 2019. Working with Animals has aways been his dream.  He came on with us to help with the new boarding facility in October, and is now a veterinary assistant as well.  Outside of work, Zach enjoys spending time with family playing board games and video games. He has a cat named Kraken.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 06, 2020
    Education:
    Homeschooled
    Interests:
    video and board games
  • Haylee Johnson

    Vet Assistant
    Haylee is a student at Hamilton High School, class of 2020. She plans to study to be a Veterinary Technician. She started with us in August, 2019.  Haylee has 2 dogs, Sailor and Bandit. Haylee is (unfortunately) a Steeler's fan. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 06, 2020
    Education:
    Hamilton High School
  • Jill Wells

    Vet Assistant
    Jill is a veterinary assistant who has been with us for 5 years. She is a graduate of Edgewood High School and is currently enrolled in a registered Vet Tech program. She is also a very talented gymnast and dancer! Jill lives in Gratis and has 2 dogs, Jerry and Niko, and 3 cats, Puddenbag, Diddy, and Sausage.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
    Education:
    Edgewood High School and Penn Foster
  • Chrissy Kurtz

    Front Desk support team
    Chrissy was raised in Deer Park Texas, later moving to Ohio. She graduated from Fairfield High School. Chrissy started with our clinic in June of 2020. She resides in Fairfield Township with her husband, Chris, and their 2 daughters. She also has a son who attends BGSU. Their family has two dogs, Reese and Maxine. When Chrissy is not rooting her kids on the sidelines of their sports, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 12, 2020
    Interests:
    Travel
  • Carrie McMahon

    Kennel Manager
    Carrie lives in Middletown. She enjoys hiking, gardening, concerts, and anything outdoors. Carrie has come aboard to manage our boarding facility, and we are excited at the changes she has made, and all the great ideas she has brought with her! 
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 16, 2020
    Interests:
    Hiking, gardening, and concerts
  • Kylee Speight

    Vet Assistant
    Kyee graduated from Cincinnati Christian in 2020. She enjoys video games, cooking and art. She has 2 dogs, Bailey and Reign, and a hedgehog. She hopes to continue her education with the goal of becoming a veterinarian. 
    Years in Practice:
    Nov 16, 2020
    Education:
    Cincinnati Christian
    Interests:
    video games, cooking, and art