We were the children who would rescue frogs, worms, and lizards. We are the adults who can’t resist petting every dog we see. And we are the professionals who have devoted our careers to making sure your pet has the absolute best care there is. Now, meet the team by your side.

Doctors

Amy Johnstone

Hello, I’m Dr. Amy Johnstone. I was born and raised in the Cincinnati area & received my BS in Biology in town at Xavier University. I then received my Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University in 1991. Becoming a veterinarian was a childhood dream of mine come true. My husband Kevin and I enjoy living in the Cincinnati area with all it has to offer, and are part of a large closely knit family. Hobbies include camping, gardening and other outdoor activities. We share our house with Dunkel, a black lab and 2 kitties, Willie and Waylon.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.

–Anatole France

Veterinary Technicians

Amanda

Hey everyone! My name is Amanda, and I work as an RVT here at Liberty. Born and raised in small town Northwest Ohio, I made my way down to the ‘Nati on a track scholarship to UC where I earned my degree in Biology in 2016. After taking several classes at the Cincinnati Zoo, I knew I wanted my passion for animals to turn into a career. I graduated from UCBA with a degree in Veterinary Technology in the spring of 2018 and was happily hired here at Liberty after graduation. Advocating for our furry friends and giving them the best medical care makes each day unique and rewarding. I married my high school sweetheart in 2017, and we have 3 crazy fur babies at home. Chance is a deaf husky mix who loves pestering our two opinionated cats, Cricket and Charlotte. I look forward to working with you and caring for your pets!

Cristy

Hi there, my name is Cristy. I have been working at Liberty Veterinary Hospital since early 2014. I am an RVT, who graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2016. LVH has been the place that I have been taking my own dogs to ever since I was a little lady. So once I started working here, let’s just say I was very happy to finally see what was behind the swinging doors! I worked as a kennel assistant when I first started, and then became a lab assistant during school. I have two dogs currently, Oliver and Kaylie. Oliver is a big happy boy who loves every living thing he meets. Kaylie, on the other hand, is much more shy (Hey, like me!). I enjoy being outside, I love to go on walks or hiking, & I am also a huge sucker for flowers. On the flip side, I also enjoy the indoor life, video games, Netflix, and being a dork surfing the web.I look forward to meeting you and your animals here at LVH!”

Katie

Kathy

Hi. My name is Kathy. I have been working as a RVT for over 20 years. It is hard to believe it has been that long. I tried the human side of medicine for about a year and realized that animals are my passion. I never had a pet as a child. But as soon as I was on my own, that all changed. I have had cats and dogs. Currently, I have Dixie, a mixed breed. Dixie actually belongs to my daughter who is away at college. Of all the dogs I have owned, Dixie is the best behaved. I really didn’t have to teach her, she is just a good dog!!

I have been married for 28 years and have three wonderful kids. (young adults). All three will be graduating from college in May. I am happy to say that my love of animals has been passed to all of them! I hope to have many grand-pets!

I love all animals. I am the weird person who doesn’t kill spiders, stinkbugs etc. Instead, I escort them outside. Being a Veterinary Technician is the career that was meant for me. I will treat your pets as if they were my own!

Holly

My name is Holly. I have been in the Veterinary field for 19 years and have been registered through the states of Ohio and Kentucky for 11 years now. After a long time as a surgical technician, and some time in rescue medicine and at the SPCA. I am super happy to return to general practice with Dr. Amy and the rest of the Liberty Veterinary Hospital staff. I have 2 dogs (Doberman Pincher, and Boxer) 2 cats, and a ball python. I look forward to building lasting relationships with my patients and their owners.

When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.

-A.D. Williams

Animal Care Assistants

Avery

Hello! My name is Avery. I am an animal care assistant here at LVH. I am currently attending UC to become an RVT. I have worked at LVH for only 6 months, I have been trained in the lab, kennel and reception. You may see me in any one of these departments. I have two of my own furry friends at home. You can see them in the picture, Layla is on the left and Luna is on the right!

Erica

Hey there, my name is Erica. I started working at LVH in July of 2016. Ever since I was young I had always wanted to work with animals. Now I work as a lab assistant, alongside techs and doctors to help patients feel better.

I have one dog of my own, a small Pekinese mix named Balto, who is a bundle of personality. In my free time when I’m outside I enjoy hiking, swimming and recently I’m getting back into golfing. On the other hand I don’t mind hanging out inside playing video games, and sitting down to watch movies.

Savannah

Hi my name is Savannah and I have been a kennel assistant here at Liberty Veterinary Hospital since April 2017. I have always known that I wanted to become a veterinarian. Here at LVH, I really enjoy getting to work with and take care of our boarders and the experience that it will give me. In my free time I enjoy volunteering at a local no kill shelter. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. I currently share my house with one dog and two cats: a loving lab mix named Casey, a tortoiseshell named Chloe, and an orange tabby named Thomas.

Cameron

Coming Soon.

Sydney

Hello Everyone, My name is Sydney, and I just recently started here at LVH. I’m 26, and have an Associates Degree in business. I’ve went a lot of different career paths, but working with animals has always been a passion of mine. I moved to West Chester a couple years ago to live with the love of my life and we have many fish, & two very happy and spoiled pugs (seriously, they have there own closet). In our free time, we love cooking together, playing video games, going on dates, hanging out with family and friends, & mostly spending our money on our fur babies.

Rachel

Hi, my name is Rachel! I started working here in 2019 as a lab assistant and was trained to be a kennel assistant the following year. I graduated from The University of Cincinnati in 2021 with my Bachelors in Biology and a minor in Deaf Studies. I am working on my Masters in Public Health and my goal is to go to veterinary school! I have my own furry best friend at home, her name is Raelyn and she’s 3 year old Havanese. When I’m not working or studying I love to hike, bike, read and listen to country music.

I look forward to seeing everyone and caring for your pets!

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.

–Martin Buber

Client Care

Rachel

Hello, my name is Rachel, and I am a part-time receptionist at Liberty Vet. I have been working at Liberty Vet since June 2012 and have enjoyed every minute of it! When I first moved into the area, I thought it was going to be very hard to find a good and knowledgeable vet for my dog Cowboy. I was wrong! Ever since I walked in the door with Cowboy all the staff has been very helpful and trusting. I now have rescue dog Bruce, and cat Rose Bianca. In my spare time I enjoy teaching yoga, helping others, and hanging out with my husband, and three children. I am blessed to be working in a great environment.

Lisa

Hi! My name is Lisa and I am a new receptionist here at Liberty Veterinary Hospital. My husband, Jeff and I have been blessed with a daughter and two sons. We also share our home with our Schnauzer-Beagle-?? mix, Pluto. In my free time, I enjoy reading, doing puzzles, playing games, hiking and spending time with my family. I have always loved animals and am looking forward to meeting all the wonderful pets here at LVH.

Braylee

Hi! I’m Braylee and this is my blue heeler, Ally! In our free time we love to go on walks and play frisbee. I am a Miami University student working towards graduate school to earn my doctorate degree in chiropractic medicine. I have always had pets growing up and couldn’t imagine my life without them! Can’t wait to meet you and your furry friends!

Deb

Hi my name is Deb, and I am a receptionist at Liberty Veterinary Hospital. I was welcomed into the LVH Family in May 2015 after a career change. These are such wonderful people and wonderful clients; what more could a person ask for?!

In my spare time, I hang with my 2 draft horses, 6 alpacas, 1 miniature donkey, two dogs and a cat.

Leslie

Hello! My name is Leslie and I have been a receptionist here at Liberty Veterinary Hospital since July 2022. I live in Liberty Township with my husband, two kids, and our Boxer, Leo. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking, board and video games, and hanging out with my family. After spending most of my life working in the EMS/Fire service, working with animals has been a wonderful change. Everyone at LVH feels like family and I really look forward to helping our clients!

Lesa

Hello, I’m Lesa and I’m one of the newer Receptionists at LVH. I recently retired from Kroger and wanted to keep busy. I had been a client for a long time and while bringing my dog in for an exam, I saw that they were looking for someone. Perfect! I couldn’t be happier to be a part of this crazy new family.

My husband, Mike and I have three dogs. Daisy, a sweet elderly yellow lab, and Griffin and Lucy both very energetic but cuddly beagles. I love reading, puzzles, Formula 1 and I’m learning to quilt. I also enjoy taking Daisy for walks in the woods.

Lots of people talk to animals…. Not very many listen, though…. That’s the problem.

–Benjamin Hoff

Grooming

Jane

Hello, my name is Jane and I am the professional groomer here at Liberty Veterinary Hospital. I started here in August 2006 and over the years have enjoyed myself very much working with all my doggie friends (and their owners). I have been grooming for 40+ years and work hard to do the best job I can for each dog, while educating their owners on proper maintenance for use at home between visits. A well groomed dog is a happy dog, and I try to send every dog home feeling and smelling better than when they arrived.I currently share my home with Kaiya, my Australian Shepherd, and 2 kitties, Traci and Lucy. I also have 4 beautiful grandchildren that I enjoy spoiling. Reading, gardening and crocheting are some other hobbies I enjoy.Liberty Veterinary Hospital is a wonderful place to work because everyone there is like family. I look forward to each day I am at work.

Breanna

Hello! My name is Breanna, and I recently started working with the LVH team as a groomer. I have been grooming for over a year now, but my life has revolved around animals for as long as I can remember. I have my Associate of Science degree in Behavioral Studies and grew up training dogs and horses. I enjoy making pets feel comfortable and happy in any way that I can.

In my free time I like to ride Icelandic horses, learn languages, watch random documentaries, and play with my little pup, Dante.

I look forward to meeting you and your pets!

Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.

-A.A. Milne

Administration

Nick

Nick has been a proud member of the LVH family since 2002. He has been working with animals since 1998 and has had a variety of pets throughout his life. You’ll rarely find Nick without animal friends close by his side. Over the years, Nick has filled a variety of roles here at Liberty Veterinary Hospital, but he always finds time to hang out with his furry friends (your furry family members). Nick is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is grateful that LVH has provided him with the opportunity to give back to the fur people community that he loves so much.