Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in Kirtland! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 440-256-3319 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!


Dr. Eric Neate


Bio coming soon…

Dr. Stephanie Abramczyk


University College Dublin

I have been practicing veterinary medicine at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital since I graduated from University College Dublin in 2016. My interest in veterinary medicine started at a young age, when I started working at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital as an assistant. I enjoy all aspects of companion animal medicine and client education. I love to make connections with patients and clients alike.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband George, our dog Finn and our cat, Charlotte. George and I love to travel and spend time with family.

Dr. Jaccie Tufts


Hello! I’m Dr. Jacquelynn Tufts. I am a Lake County native and love working close to home. I graduated in 2013 from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. I love small animal medicine and seeing everything from your dogs and cats to your rabbits and rodents! My husband Ben and I live in Concord, where we both grew up. We have a daughter named Andi and are expecting our second child anytime now. We have our own fur babies, a Chiweenie named Calypso and a Chinchilla named Harley Quinn that get along great. I look forward to meeting you and caring for your furry family members!

Dr. Maya Sawyers


Hi, I’m Dr. Maya Sawyers. I’m a native Ohioan who grew up in Shaker Heights, but then relocated to South Carolina with my family. In 2011, I graduated from Wake Forest University, cum laude, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. In 2015, I graduate from the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. In January 2022, I started working at the Kirtland Animal Hospital. I have a soft spot for miniature Schnauzers, especially a one-eyed, mini-Schnu named Lily, who is a rescue. I’m an avid swimmer and love Broadway Musical Theater.

Registered Veterinary Technicians

Samantha Rohricht, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Cuyahoga Community College

My name is Samantha, and I am a registered veterinary technician. I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in 2012, and began working at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in April of 2015. I grew up in Mayfield Heights, but spent many of my summers and weekends at my grandma’s farm in Pennsylvania. My passion for animals began there, where I was surrounded by cats, dogs, sheep, goats, cows, and chickens. Today I live with my beautiful cat, Walter. In my free time I enjoy gardening, hiking at the metroparks, going to trivia events, and spending time with friends and family. I am very excited to be a part of the Kirtland veterinary team, and to help care for all the patients that visit us!

Melissa Muir

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hello, my name is Melissa Muir and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital. I graduated from Tri-C in 2005, earning my degree and passing the board exam. I decided to become a veterinary technician because I love animals and enjoy caring for them. I currently have two cats named Paws and Blue who I have had since they were kittens. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and hanging out with my family and friends.

Theresa Sedlak

Registered Veterinary Technician

Hello, my name is Theresa Sedlak, I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician since graduating from Cuyahoga Community College in 2005.  I spent the first 12 years of my career working in Internal Medicine and Oncology at a specialty hospital in Copley, Ohio.  In 2017, my family and I fulfilled our goal of becoming residents to Kirtland, we absolutely love this charming community!  Two years ago, I decided to switch gears, working closer to home became my new focus and gifted me more time to spend with my family.  This decision, by the grace of God, lead me to join the amazing team at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital.

Katie Carlson

Registered Veterinary Technician

Katie here! I am a mother of a wonderful wildflower 2.5 year old little girl. We have an 8 year old pitty mix service dog, Dexter and fish. We enjoy finding new hiking trails every second that we get. Whether it is arts and crafts or gardening, we love to get messy! I am a Willoughby resident and I have been a veterinary technician for around 10 years. I love bully breeds and exotic pets. I look forward to meeting your fur children!

Robin Messer

Registered Veterinary Technician

My name is Robin, and I am a registered veterinary technician. I graduated in 2010 from The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School and passed the board exam.  I have 3 dogs-Snickers, Rocket and Sadie. I got married in 2018 and welcomed a baby boy in March of 2021. He is the ultimate joy of our lives! In my spare time I enjoy napping and binge-watching 90-day fiancé.


Grace Barber


I grew up in Painesville where I graduated from Riverside High School.  I live in Willoughby with my husband and two children and many pets. When I started working I was an assistant but have since changed my role to a receptionist.  Every day is different from the last. I look forward to meeting you and your pet.

Jessica Bertino


Hi! My name is Jessica Bertino, and I started working at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in February of 2020. I am enjoying learning new tasks as a Veterinary Receptionist, as well as interacting with our adorable furry friends! I grew up in Mentor and then Painesville, graduating from Riverside High School in 2013. I am still living in Painesville, now with my boyfriend, Steve. When I am not working, I enjoy cooking, baking, swimming, walking, the beach, summers at the lake, Indians games, concerts, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Emily Costello


Welcome! My name is Emily and I’m one of the receptionists here at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital.  I joined the team in January of 2021 but have been a veterinary receptionist for the past 8 years.  I currently live in Geneva with my daughter Clara and our fish “Bish”.  In our free time we enjoy glamping, horse shows and anything water related.  I look forward to assisting you with all your pet’s needs.

Tammy Mastrangelo


Hi! My name is Tammy. I started here at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in February 2021. I had previously worked in an emergency vet clinic as a CSR, an assistant, and clinical supervisor.  In my off time I enjoy camping (glamping), kayaking, and exploring! My husband and I are empty nesters but still have a full house with our 3 adopted fur babies. I am very grateful to have found my furever home here at KVH and cannot wait to meet you!

Sara Porter


Hi, my name is Sarah Porter. I recently joined the Kirtland Veterinary Hospital team and am having fun working as a receptionist. With over 10 years of experience in the animal care field, I have a passion for pets and their humans. A few years ago, I moved to Cleveland and enjoy exploring the area, frequenting rock-climbing gyms and cool new foodie spots. I have a Bernese Mountain Dog named Roo, a sweet hound named Tily, and a bossy cat named El Gato.

Heather Mastrangelo


Hello! My name is Heather, and I joined the amazing Kirtland Vet team in the fall of 2021. My boyfriend and I have two fur babies, Alphie and Checkers, who keep us busy with their constant zoomies and snuggles. When not at home with our cats, we like to hike the local trails or lounge at home playing video games. I am so excited to be here and cannot wait to meet you all!

Veterinary Assistants

Michelle Suschak

Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Michelle Suschak. I joined the Kirtland Veterinary Hospital team in September of 2020. I have two Pugs and a Corgi mix. In my free time I enjoy drawing, playing softball, and spending time with friends and family. 

Anne Costello

Veterinary Assistant

Hello, my name is Anne and I’m an assistant and a receptionist here at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital.  I joined the Kirtland Family in January 2021 but have been a Veterinary Assistant for the past two years. In the fall of 2022, I will be attending Columbus State’s Veterinary Technician Program and Otterbein University’s Equine Technician Program. In my free time I enjoy showing my Quarter Horses, spending time with my yellow lab, Junior, and photography.  I’m looking forward to meeting you and your 4-legged family members.

Amanda Nordman

Veterinary Assistant

Hi, my name is Amanda.  I joined Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in July of 2021.   I grew up fostering animals and volunteering at the local animal shelters in my area.  Due to moving a lot when I was younger, I have grown to bond with animals in a unique way.  Along with having my own dog and cat, I’m always pet sitting others which makes my life pretty hectic.  I eventually want to go into law school for animal cruelty to continue helping the voiceless.

Alex Sajewski

Hello, my name is Alex Sajewski. I started Working at Kirtland Veterinary Hospital in June of 2018. I graduate from Riverside High School and attended Bowling Green State University. I have one energetic pooch named rocky.

Laurel Nolan

Hi, my name is Laurel Nolan. I just got the news that I am going to be starting the vet tech program at Tri-C in Fall 2021. I currently have two dogs, four cats, and a Crested Gecko. I joined the Kirtland staff in September 2019. I have always known that I wanted to work with animals, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this amazing team and to meet everyone’s pets.

Cassandra Crouse

Hi, my name is Cassandra Crouse. I live in Kirtland, Ohio. I joined the Kirtland Veterinary Hospital staff in January 2020. I have one wonderful dog named Tucker. In my free time, I enjoy caring for my saltwater fish tank, horseback riding, traveling and being outdoors. 

Ryan Lucas

My name is Ryan Lucas and I started working for Kirtland Veterinary Hospital since November of 2019. My desire to start working here came from my love of caring for my own animals at home. When not working you can find me cuddling up to my three cats on the couch.