Unlike most in this profession, Maggie did not grow up surrounded by family pets. She is an “Air Force Brat”, which made having a pet an unreasonable option. However, she found animals to care for wherever her family lived. She especially enjoyed, much to the disapproval of her neighbors, taking care of the stray packs of dogs in their neighborhood during a stay in Tehran, Iran. While overseas, she developed a strong desire to become part of the veterinary community and to assist in the care of the unwanted strays and family pets.
In the late 1970’s, Maggie’s family landed in Dayton. Although this has been her home for 35 years, she still has strong ties to one of her favorite childhood experiences, the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team. She attended Columbus State Community College and obtained her Associates in Veterinary Technology in 1986. After working several years as a technician, she returned to school, majoring in Business Administration and Finance, and graduated from Wright State University in 2007. She has been employed at Twin Maples since 1986.
Maggie’s primary position is Hospital Manager. She works closely with Dr. Clouse to assure that we continue to meet the expectations of our staff and clients. Most days you will see her working alongside the technicians, assistants and client services team. She has a soft spot for Yorkies and will break away from any task to assist in the care of this wonderful little breed. Her furry family consists of Sandi, a fun loving beagle (retired from Iams Research) and Sharlee a very sweet Australian Shepherd.
On her days off, you may find her enjoying any outside activity including hiking, camping, and her latest passion, cycling.
Alisha Caplinger was born and raised in Miamisburg (Go Vikings!). When she was younger, she was highly allergic to animal fur, so her parents got her chickens and a pig (named Arnold) for pets. Still, she would take every chance she got to love on furry animals, even though they would make her break out! Around 6th grade, Alisha outgrew her allergies and got her first “furry” pets: a Belgian sheepdog named Bingo and a grey tabby cat named Ginger.
Alisha graduated in 2005 from Miamisburg and the Miami Valley Career Technology Center where she was one of the first students enrolled in the brand new Pre Vet Tech program. She started working in veterinary clinics in 2004 as part of a work program though MVCTC, and joined the team at Twin Maples in 2007, where she worked as an outpatient assistant and customer service representative.
She married her husband, Andrew, in 2009 and they currently have 3 dogs: Jethro, a treeing walker coonhound; Rowdy, a bulldog; and Jackson, a basset hound. They also have 3 indoor cats: Mushu, Mirkou, and Trillian; 2 barn cats, Maverick and Boots; an African grey parrot named Gandalf; 2 cockatiels, Buddy and Storm; a green iguana, Dante; and a beta fish named Anubis.
In her free time, Alisha enjoys photography, camping, fishing, and anything that has to do with the outdoors. She also tends to spend a lot of time sewing, painting and drawing. She is a computer geek, so a large portion of her time is spent gaming on one of her many gaming systems or on the computer.
Brittney graduated from Ohio Institute of Photography and Technology with a degree in Bio-Medical Photography in 2005. After working as a medical patient photographer at an eye surgery facility for a short period she decided to make a career change and follow her first passion, her love for animals. She treasures sharing in the joy of companionship with the owners of the pets who come into the hospital as well as comforting them during times of sorrow.
Growing up in West Carrollton, she enjoys working in her hometown with familiar faces. She joined the staff at Twin Maples in 2006. You can witness her joyful spirit and obvious love for the animals when she greets you as either a Customer Service Representative or Outpatient Assistant.
Brittney currently resides in West Carrollton with her pets – a cocker spaniel named Molly, a schnauzer named Topher and her cat, Mickey. On weekends you will find her hanging out with friends, playing with her pets or taking pictures of nature and animals which she absolutely loves to do any chance she can get.
Joan Keller works full time at Twin Maples as a Technician. Her passion for animals developed at a very early age. Some of her first memories are of smuggling stray kittens and puppies in the house (much to her mother’s dismay). She has a passion for horses and has owned them for 25+ years. She grew up in Europe as a military brat and was fortunate to be able to foster her interests in schutzhund dog training and dressage training.
Joan is currently attending vet tech classes full time in order to achieve her goal of becoming a veterinary technician. She has 3 daughters ages 20, 16, and 12, with whom she lives in Centerville, Ohio. She is owned by a corgi named Pippin and a German shepherd named Vanessa. In her free time, Joan enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her daughters.
Katelynn Combs is an Outpatient Assistant here at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. She was Born in Dayton, Ohio and raised by her grandmother in West Alexandria, Ohio. Katelynn attended Twin Valley South until the 8th grade when her family moved to Springfield, Ohio. She then attended Northridge middle school and soon after Kenton Ridge High school. After high school she attended the Wright State University for 2 and ½ years and is currently attending the Fortis College in Centerville, Ohio where for hopes to obtain her bachelors in nursing. Katelynn and her significant other, Matthew Pope live in Miamisburg, Ohio with their three cats, (Ranger, Trooper, and Pearl) and dog (Gunner). Katelynn’s significant other is an NCO in the United States Army, a full time student at Sinclair and a Miamisburg Wrestling Coach.
Katelynn decided that she wanted to work in the veterinary field because of her grandmother. As a child her grandmother always had animals, therefore growing up she was always surrounded by them. As a child Katelynn always enjoyed accompanying her grandmother when she would take any of her animals to the Vets office. Katelynn has always had a love for animals and as she grew older, her love for them only grew.
Katelynn first shadowed a Veterinarian at a clinic in Springfield, Ohio at the age of 15. After shadowing there, she was offered a Kennel Assistant position at Northside Veterinary Clinic where later down the road she was moved to a Veterinary Technician Assistant Position. Katelynn worked with the Northside staff for 4 and ½ years until she moved to Miamisburg, Ohio. Once moving to Miamisburg she obtained a position here at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital as an Outpatient Assistant. As an Outpatient Assistant she assists the doctors and as well as the clients.
Courtney started working at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital in November of 2014. She was born & raised in Middletown, Ohio until 2nd grade when she moved to Kettering Ohio. Her passion for animals was very strong even as a child. She would sneak strays into her mom’s house (which mom did not approve of) or build them shelters with whatever she had in the field across from her home & try to find people to take them in. She feels her love for animals is partly inherited from her Father. She grew up watching him help & care for any animal that he could & was always excited every time he brought home dogs, cats, snakes, birds, bunnies, guinea pigs, painted dragons, sharks etc.
Courtney graduated from Kettering Fairmont High school where she was taking classes geared toward a career in Nursing. She not only had a strong passion for animals but for helping people as well. After four years of working in a nursing home, Courtney began to realize nursing was not where her heart was and decided to finally switch careers. She enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Assistant program & started working at a pet store & groomer to gain more animal experience. She now works at Twin Maples as an Outpatient Assistant & Receptionist, where she communicates client concerns to the Doctor, shows care & compassion for the animals & their owners, as well as working the Pharmacy & Reception.
Courtney & her husband Montana, reside in Kettering, Ohio. They have 1 son, Kaden, who will be 8 years old on Christmas Eve and a daughter who will be 3 in February. They also have a rescue fur girl: Tessa, a brindle Pit-bull. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to her son’s wrestling meets, camping, having bonfires, dancing, & fostering animals for a rescue organization.
Hope joined the Twin Maples team in September of 2016. She was born and raised in Bellbrook, Ohio but moved to Miamisburg in the fall of 2015. Hope’s love for animals is no surprise. Growing up she was an active member of 4H and FFA. During her childhood, it was not uncommon for new critters to find their way into the family. Rather it is goats, dogs or even the occasional chicken, no one was ever turned away, they always found a place in the family.
Not much has changed over the years. Hope and her partner, Justin have a small hobby farm with their daughters, Madison (8) and Scarlet (6). It’s not uncommon to come across their pot belly pigs, Lulu and Rosie sunbathing on the porch, chickens roaming the back fields with the horses and their dogs sniffing about. In her free time, she can be found riding horses, crafting or following her girls to horse shows and rodeos.
My name is Stacey Bailey. I’m a Veterinary Technician. I grew up in Lebanon. I moved to the Dayton area in 2014. I currently live in Centerville.
I attended a career center the last 2 years of high school. At the career center I was in the Veterinary Science program. I knew after that, that I wanted to pursue a degree as a technician. I went to the University of Cincinnati; Blueash after high school. I graduated in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology.
I knew from a young age that I wanted to work with animals. One of my first jobs was at an animal shelter when I was 17. After that I worked at a clinic in Mason. I’ve also worked as an emergency technician at MedVet. I love helping animals, especially since they aren’t able to help themselves. I get so much joy and satisfaction from helping them.
My favorite aspect as a technician is to provide nursing care, whether they are hospitalized or recovering from surgery. I also love doing dentals. I assist in surgery and help monitor the patients while they are under anesthesia.
I have 2 cats; Monkey and Frankie. I live with my boyfriend who owns a French Bulldog named Mickey. I love my animals, they are like children to me.
Outside of work, I like reading and watching movies. I also enjoy going to the gym on my days off and trying to be as active as possible.
Krista’s love for animals was present as a young child. Growing up in Miamisburg, her family has always had multiple dogs and cats. In fact, she can remember coming to Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital as a child with her pets. Krista was very fortunate to get a job at Twin Maples as a client services member. She, her husband, and 3 kids currently have 2 cats, Alice and Zoey. She can’t imagine not having a pet; the family just wouldn’t be complete.
Katie is from Northern Virginia, right outside of Washington D.C., and has lived there her whole life. She moved to Ohio a year ago with her boyfriend after getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations from West Virginia University. Her boyfriend is currently the head coach for the Springboro High School Lacrosse team. Katie has loved animals her whole life and has recently decided to go back to school to get her Vet Tech degree. She loves working with animals and helping them. One day she hopes to have a house with a lot of land so that she can have lots and lots of animals!
Tessa was born in Centerville, Ohio. She was born with a seventy percent hearing loss and has gone through many major surgeries to repair the hearing loss. She has overcome these issues and now has virtually no hearing loss at all. When Tessa was in sixth grade, her family moved to Bellbrook to live on a 10 acre horse farm where she had pigs, cats, dogs, and horses. Tessa was in 4-H and showed rabbits, dogs, pigs, feeder calves, and horses. She continued 4-H until she was 18. Tessa attended Bellbrook High School where she played on the varsity fast pitch team. After graduating high school, Tessa started an in home pet sitting business.
Tessa loves her job at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital and wants to further her career in veterinary medicine therefore she is preparing to start school to become a registered veterinary technician. She finds joy in helping animals and saving lives. Tessa currently owns two dogs, Reiner and Kendall, two horses, Laci and Lilly, and two pygmy goats, Joey and Marty. She competes with her dog Reiner in agility and with Laci, one of her horses, in reining and cutting all over the United States. When she isn’t working, studying, or showing, she also enjoys fishing, riding, mudding, and camping.
Lindsey Raptosh is currently a junior at Miami Valley Career Technology Center. She’s enrolled in the Agricultural Resource Management course and loves working on the school’s farm every day. Lindsey is a dedicated member of the National Future Farmers Of America Organization and participates at livestock judging competitions, leadership seminars, and conventions. Animals have always been a big part of her life. Growing up, she had tons of pets and constantly tried to bring home strays. Lindsey started working for Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital in April of this year. She lists being a kennel assistant for her first job as the greatest thing that has happened to her. She’s excited for the experience she’s gaining and loves the people she works with. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her Chow, Juno, or loving on her six rabbits.
Shannon is working as a kennel assistant along with finishing her sophomore year at Miamisburg High School. She was born and raised in Miamisburg and continues to live with her family in a house full of assorted pets. Her mom says Shannon loved animals since she was little. She continues to have a huge passion for animals, from domestic to exotic. It was her dream to work with animals and Twin Maples has given her the opportunity. She started as a volunteer when she was 15, but quickly after turning 16 she was offered a part time position in the kennel.
Working with and caring for the animals is such a rewarding and satisfying experience. She adores the little kisses they give and is always happy to see them wag their tails in approval. Her family supports her in all she does. She loves to take Duke her Cocker Spaniel and Sophie her Pomeranian on walks. She also has two rabbits, Bandit and Bruno that she enjoys playing with in her free time. She has a special interest in marine mammals and would love to someday make this her career, as part of a training team, after finishing college. She is thankful for the wonderful opportunity that Twin Maples has given her.
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Being a veterinary technician is Jacks second career. He enjoys interacting with the patients, staff, and clients. This just may be his last career before he retires.
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Nicole Lyons is a Veterinary Technician at Twin Maples. She was born and raised in the Dayton Area. She became a Vet Tech because she always knew she wanted to be able to help animals. At first she wanted to become an animal cop like the show on TV, but then she realized she had to become an actual cop, and decided that wasn’t the route for her. She researched what she could do as a career to help animals and came across Veterinary Technician. Nicole job shadowed a Veterinarian near her home and loved it! After that, she began the process of becoming a Vet Tech.
Nicole enrolled in the Veterinary Technician Program at Columbus State Community College in the Fall of 2010. She enjoyed learning all the hands-on experiences she received from CSCC because it prepared her for a real-world job. She was able to intern at two different vet clinics and work during the summer at OSU’s Veterinary Hospital. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology program in March 2012, and began her career at Twin Maples on May 1, 2012. As a Vet Tech, Nicole’s responsibilities include blood draws, radiology, anesthesia, surgery, and patient care, just to name a few.
While she is not working, Nicole is at home relaxing with her fiancé and their furry babies, reading books, watching movies, shopping online for shoes, cheering their football team on, and hanging out with friends and family. Their furry babies are Marie, a dilute tortie cat who Nicole hand-raised and bottle fed (so that means she’s spoiled), and Anabell, a 4 year old ferret.
Pam’s position at Twin Maples is Business Office Manager. She started working for doctors Clouse and Snead when the first computer system was installed in 1985. Most of Pam’s responsibilities are behind the scenes. Although her role at Twin Maples does not include hands-on care of the patients, she does get to pet a few on a daily basis. She says it has been wonderful to work with individuals that feel more like family members than just co-workers and feels that everyone at Twin Maples truly cares for patients and their two-legged family members.
Pam’s family includes her husband and their two dogs. She grew up in Columbus, Ohio minutes away from The Ohio State University. Her co-workers might say that she is a fanatic when it comes to her support of the Buckeyes, but she just calls herself a true fan. Her other interests include travel, scuba diving, snow skiing, and training her dogs.
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Penny Carmany was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio. She now lives in Lebanon, Ohio. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Twin Maples Veterinary Hospital. All her life, she wanted to work with animals and the job description was perfect for her. She started her carrier at Bigger Road Veterinary Hospital in Kettering. That is when she learned what a Veterinary Technician did and decided what to do with her life.
Penny graduated from the Raymond Walters Veterinary Technician program in 1996. She started working for Twin Maples in March 1997, and has worked here for 17 years now. She feels confident in her job and feels she works for one of the best animal hospitals in the Dayton area. They never stop trying to improve the care of patients and educate the community in the care of their pets.
Penny and her husband were married in February 1998. They met in high school, when she was just 16 years old and just celebrated their 15 year anniversary. They have 2 children. Cole, born in 2001, is in sixth grade and Kevin, born in 2003, is in fourth. They both like video games and playing sports. The family keeps very busy going to basketball, baseball, and football games throughout the year. The rest of their time is spent at home with a house full of pets. They have 3 cats: Super Cat, Ruby and JR; a canary named Elvis; 2 Dogs: Maggie and Marlene; a saltwater fish tank; and 3 Netherland dwarf rabbits.
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Robyn McGeorge is a Registered Veterinary Technician here at Twin Maples. She grew up in Kettering and moved to Gratis Township in 2006 in order to have her horse, Hershey’s Kiss, finally live with her on her property. All through high school, Robyn knew she wanted to work with animals and start her own animal rescue. She enrolled at Wright State University as a business student but after 4 quarters, she quickly realized that was not the path for her.
She took a quarter off and got a job as a Veterinary Assistant at the Dayton Emergency Veterinary Clinic (now Medvet). She instantly knew that she wanted to pursue a degree in veterinary technology. She decided to go to Raymond Walters College, University of Cincinnati to get her Associates of Applied Science degree. She then started working at Twin Maples immediately following graduation in June 1994.
At Twin Maples, as a technician, Robyn’s duties include drawing blood, running laboratory tests, placing intravenous catheters, prepping patients for surgery, monitoring patients during and after surgery, and caring for hospitalized patients. She also takes radiographs (her favorite part of the job) and is in charge of radiation safety in the hospital.
Outside of Twin Maples, Robyn leads a very busy life. She has been married to her husband, Chris, since 2004. They have 2 horses: a rescued Belgian cross named Chance, and Hershey, her Quarter Horse/Arabian that she’s had since high school. They also have a crazy cat named Batman, a chow/golden named Shiloh, and a sweet black and tan coonhound mix named Chase, both of which Chris adopted from shelters before the couple met. They adopted their latest dog, a black mouth cur named Sailor (aka Lady Licks a lot), in 2012.
Robyn loves being outside with her animals, hiking and horseback riding. She and Chris enjoy going on vacations to enjoy nature and they also love going to Disney World, the happiest place on Earth! Her passion lies with animal rescue, adoption, and education. She started Robyn’s Nest, a non-profit animal rescue, in 2005. It started out as a foster network, but in 2008 Robyn went part time at Twin Maples in order to open her first facility in Miamisburg. Running the non-profit takes a lot of her time, but she enjoys it very much and takes pride in the help they offer to animals and their people.
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Valerie grew up in Liberty Township, OH, and was involved with 4-H showing her 2 golden retrievers and her rabbit. She always had pets but it wasn’t until she was 17 and started working as a Kennel Attendant at a local animal hospital and that she discovered she wanted to pursue an education as a Veterinary Technician.
After graduating high school, Valerie attended Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky and graduated in 2001 with an Associates in Applied Science, Veterinary Technology. After her internship at The University of Tennessee, she started working at Twin Maples.
At Twin Maples, Valerie’s responsibilities include blood draw, anesthesia, surgical prep and surgical assisting, intravenous catheter placement, administration of oral and injectable medications, dentistry, and preparing and running lab samples. Her special interests lie in surgery, anesthesia and training/educating new technicians and assistants.
Valerie has been married to her husband, Zane, for 10 years and they have 2 children: Eli and Isaac. They also have a chihuahua name Rita, who was adopted from Robyn’s Nest. She is a very sweet chihuahua who would like nothing better than to sit in your lap. Valerie’s black lab, Rosie, who was adopted from Miami County Animal Shelter, is a great running partner and loves to give kisses. Her 2 cats, Heater and Gemma, were adopted from the Humane Society. They are very ornery and provide hours of entertainment for everyone.
When she is not working, Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, being involved with a “Moms” group at her church, reading, running, and being involved with 4-H.