Welcome to West Side Animal Clinic

Welcome to West Side Animal Clinic, your local veterinarians. We're pleased to provide a wide variety of veterinary services for animals in Hamilton and surrounding areas including Oxford, Fairfield, West Chester, Ross.

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of West Side Animal Clinic. We're pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets.

Our Veterinarians

Dr. Sara

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.

Dr. Gary


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!

Dr. Angela


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.

Dr. Staci Schroeder


Dr. Schroeder went to Miami University for Chinese Education and vet school pre-requisites, then headed to Ross University, and finished at LSU. She enjoys ophthalmology, internal medicine, and clinical pathology. Outside of work she loves to play tennis and basketball, biking, paddleboard, and scuba diving. She shares her home with her husband Ben, 3 dogs- Leroy, Lou, and Waffles, and bearded dragon, Fizz

Our Care Team


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.


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.


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!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Vet Assistant

Kylee 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.


Veterinary Technician

Lauren was born and raised in Hamilton, and is a graduate of Hamilton High School. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2011 as a Registered Veterinary Technician. Lauren lives in Hamilton with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets.


Front Desk Support Staff

Sara is a graduate of Fairfield High School. She lives in Hamilton and is the mom of 3 humans and 6 fur babies….2 dogs, Bongo and Olive, and 4 cats, Lucky Charms, Teddy, Sweet Girl, and Little Bud. Sara loves music, red clay dirt, and spending time with family and friends.