Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort
Meet Our Veterinary Team
Meet Our Team in Medina, OH
Our team at our Medina, OH, animal hospital are not only experienced professionals but are passionate about what they do. Our veterinary staff, professional groomers, and boarding staff have the highest level of integrity for you and your pet. We want every pet and its owner to feel welcome and comfortable.
Read on to learn more about our team, but you can always stop in to meet us in person, too. Give us a call at (330) 239-1271. We’d love to see you!
Dr. Hicks, Veterinarian
Dr. Hicks began working at Akron Medina Veterinary Hospital while he was a student at Copley High School. Then, he continued working at the hospital while also attending The Ohio State University. While there, Dr. Hicks received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and then went on to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. He immediately joined Akron Medina Veterinary Hospital as an associate and soon after became the practice owner.
He credits his mentor, Dr. Alessio, a veterinarian who founded Akron Medina Veterinary Hospital in 1965, with teaching him the importance of meticulous attention to detail and excellent communication skills. Dr. Hicks focuses on all aspects of small animal medicine, including wellness plans and preventive care, internal medicine, teeth cleaning, and soft tissue and orthopedic surgeries.
“My goal is to provide each and every patient with everything they need, but only what they need to keep them happy and healthy while providing pet owners with exceptional service as I strive to solve all of their pet care concerns.”
When not at the hospital, Dr. Hicks enjoys spending time at home with his wife of more than 20 years and their pet dog and two cats. When time permits, he is also an avid fisherman, a hobby he shares with his son and close friends.
Sally, Veterinary Technician
Sally always had a passion for animals when she was growing up. In 2014, Sally decided to pursue a degree as a veterinary technician at Stautzenberger College. She came to Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital in November 2015 and states, “the best decision I ever made. Now I get to pursue my career and dreams in a place I love.”
Katie, Veterinary Technician
Katie has always loved animals from the time she was little, she recalls always wanting to pet any dog that passed by. In 2014 Katie decided to go to Tri-C Community College to get her degree to become a Veterinary Technician. She graduated from school in 2017 and obtained her license shortly after. Katie has since worked at Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort as a Technician since January 2018. She loves working closely with our clients and their animals in order to get them the help that they need.
Sue, Pet Groomer
Sue moved to Ohio in 1998 from a small town in Oklahoma. She gave her first “haircut” to her mother’s poodle at age 10, and her career took off from there! Previously, she enjoyed dog handling in 4H and has been working in the “dog world” ever since. Sue joined the Akron-Medina Veterinary Hospital & Pet Resort team in 2003. She states that it has been the most wonderful job and a pleasure to work with all of her special dogs and clients—with room in her heart for many more!