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Meet Our Team

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic and Lodge in Rittman, OH, is pleased to be staffed with a team of experienced veterinarians to care for your pet.


Meet the Team

All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge in Rittman, OH, is staffed with a team of nearly a dozen support staff. As pet owners ourselves, we’re happy to welcome your pets to our clinic and lodge facilities and treat them with the care they deserve. Learn more about each team member below. If you have questions about or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors, please feel free to call us.


Dr. Larry D. Markley

Dr. Markley's Bio

Dr. Markley is the co-owner and leading veterinarian at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic and Lodge. He founded the practice in 1980 and has been providing quality, compassionate care to Ohio’s pets ever since. His veterinary journey began on his family’s dairy farm, where he enjoyed working with large and small animals. His interests continued with his participation in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) program. Put simply, Dr. Markley absolutely loves working and interacting with animals!
He earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University with a specialty in preventive medicine and is a member of various veterinary organizations. These include the Summit County American Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Behavior Society, American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. He has won numerous awards throughout his career, including Wadsworth Community Television’s Rosie Award for the “Animal Crackers” show.
Since his time on his family’s farm years ago, Dr. Markley has worked in both large animal (dairy and swine) and small animal practices. He enjoyed working with farm families who dedicated their lives to dairy and crop farming. As a small animal veterinarian, he also enjoys working with clients to help their dogs, cats, and other small animals live longer, healthier lives. Although being a veterinarian has included many difficult cases that require research and creating treatment plans, he gladly welcomes the diversity of the practice.
To stay current on the latest in veterinary medicine, Dr. Markley regularly completes continuing education courses in laparoscopic surgeries, orthopedic surgeries, behavior science, CT scan, imaging, neurology, zoonotic diseases, and oncology. As the leading veterinarian, he applied these and other skills to implement state-of-the-art technology to enhance the clinic’s diagnostic services and increase staff knowledge base and applications.
Dr. Markley is married to Sally, the practice manager at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic and Lodge in Rittman, OH, with whom he has five grown children, five grandchildren, and eight “grandpets.” He and Sally also have their own pets, including five dogs, six cats, and two horses. When he’s not at work, he spends time with his family and pets. He also enjoys scuba diving, farming, fishing, boating, traveling, and repairing machinery.

Dr. Emily A. Jackson

Dr. Jackson's Bio

Dr. Jackson joined our team in 2010 after earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University. Her decision to pursue veterinary medicine as a career stemmed from her desire and ability to not only heal and help pets with medical needs but to help the people who love them.

With special interests in various pet species, her specialties include small mammals, reptiles, and exotic pet medicine. She attends annual conferences to stay current on the latest in veterinary medicine, with topics ranging from exotic pets to surgery to special procedures. She also maintains affiliations with the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and American Veterinary Medical Association.

As one of the associate veterinarians at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic and Lodge in Rittman, OH, Dr. Jackson loves being able to save pets’ lives due to the advanced technology at the practice. She also relishes being on the cutting edge of veterinary medical advancement and improving the lives of pets and their people.

Dr. Jackson is married and has three cats named Buddy, Holly, and Gypsy; a golden retriever named Gabrielle; an English Bulldog named Lilla; and a red-footed tortoise named Bixby. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and hiking.

Dr. Julie Fitzwater

Dr. Fitzwater’s Bio

Dr. Julie Fitzwater is one of the newest veterinarians at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge. An Ohio native, she grew up in Tallmadge and attended Kent State University, where she received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in zoology. Her decision to join the veterinary profession stemmed from her love of medicine and the bond between people and their pets. She has been active in the veterinary field since 2009.

In 2016, she graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with honors as a Phi Zeta Honor Society member. While in veterinary school, she was the president of the Alpha Psi Veterinary Fraternity and was involved with many veterinary student organizations as well as volunteer efforts throughout central Ohio. She is currently a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medicine Association (OVMA) and American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA).

Dr. Fitzwater’s main areas of interest are emergency medicine and surgery. She first gained experience in these areas through various externship opportunities in emergency medicine and general practice throughout veterinary school. She has worked alongside board-certified orthopedic surgeons, gaining firsthand experience in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery as well as neurosurgery.

Her favorite part of working here is the diverse nature of the practice, where she can utilize new technology and procedures to help both pets and people. She also enjoys working alongside the highly trained staff that cares so much about the pets they treat and the communities they serve.
Dr. Fitzwater resides in Norton, OH, with her husband, Kevin, and her dog, Balto, who was adopted from the central Ohio prison program. She is a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’ and an avid hiker whose goal is to travel and hike all the national parks.

Dr. Chellene Zahurak

Dr. Zahurak's Bio

Since the age of five, Dr. Zahurak knew she wanted to grow up to be a veterinarian because she loved the idea of taking care of animals. She saw her dream come to fruition years later when she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1996.

Now, as one of the associate veterinarians of All Creatures Veterinary Clinic and Lodge in Rittman, OH, she loves being able to work with pets alongside a great veterinary team and support staff. She also welcomes the diversity and unpredictability of every day and seeing the caring pet owners who would do anything for their pets.

Dr. Zahurak is affiliated with the American Animal Hospital Association, Summit County Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and American Veterinary Medical Association. To stay current on the latest in veterinary medicine, she completes 50 hours of continuing education every year in various subjects, including the latest diagnostics and how to treat heart failure.

Dr. Zahurak is married with four children. She is also the proud pet mom of two dogs named Tank, a Pekingese, and Buddy, a faithful mutt. When she’s not at the practice, she spends her free time with her husband and children. She also enjoys cooking and reading.


Casey McGrew

Practice Manager
Casey's Bio
Casey is our practice manager here at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge. We’re honored to have her on our team to ensure the entire practice runs smoothly and efficiently! At home, Casey loves spending time with her husband (Ben), their three children (Jase, Josephine, and Juliette), their dog Marge and their cat Swish! After hours and on work weekends, Casey loves snowboarding, boating, outdoor activities, and watching her kids play various sports.

Ashley Mohn

Lead Veterinary Technician
Ashley’s Bio
Ashley has been with our practice for some time now, and we’re thrilled to have her on the team! Since she wanted to learn more about the veterinary field, she attended and graduated from the Registered Veterinary Technician program at Cuyahoga Community College. Ashley loves spending time with her husband, Andrew, her son Allister, and their numerous four-legged friends. Three cats (Checkers, Slushy, and Bagheera), two dogs (Bella and Castiel), and a bunch of chickens keep them quite busy, to say the least! When she is not managing the practice, Ashley enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with family.

Maggie Buzzelli

Lead Veterinary Technician
Maggie's Bio
Maggie has been a great addition to our technician crew at All Creatures. She plays many roles here including some of her favorites: client education, surgery, and utilizing technician skills. She has a Pittie named Roman “Potato” and an English Bull Terrier named Rory. When she is not at work, she has plenty of hobbies to keep her busy. She enjoys trail walks, cooking, traveling, watching documentaries, and trying new Restaurants with her boyfriend Brad.

Lauren Triplett

Veterinary Assistant

Lauren's Bio
Lauren has been a part of our team as a veterinary assistant for quite some time and has had experience with all types of animals throughout her career in veterinary medicine. One of her favorite parts about the job is that everyday is a new learning experience filled with lots of puppies and kitties! She has two beagle pups of her own named Bandit and Autumn. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Dustie Brumfield

Veterinary Assistant/Kennel Assistant

Dustie's Bio

Always willing to lend a helping hand, Dustie is one of our veterinary assistants here at All Creatures. She loves getting to know all of the clients on a personalized basis. Dustie lives at home with her significant other, and she has one daughter named Skyla. Rounding out the family are their four feline friends named Sadie, Sugar, Lilly, and Tiger. In her free time, Dustie enjoys baking, crafting, and spending time with family.


Megan Rohrer

Lodge Associate/ Veterinary Assistant

Megan's Bio
Megan is a great asset on both sides of our facility! She switches back and forth between being a Veterinary assistant and a lodge associate. Megan has quite the crew at home with her dog Lexi, her cat Emmy, and her two bunnies Comet and Gidget. While Megan enjoys her time at work, she also enjoys her free time. Her favorite hobbies are photography, family vacations, and being outdoors. Her favorite parts about being on our team are building bonds between the dogs she sees regularly at daycare and playing a roll in keeping our pets healthy at the clinic.

Bella Brown

Veterinary Assistant
Bella's Bio
Bella is a Veterinary assistant here at our practice. She is always eager and happy to get to know our clients and their pets. Some of Bella’s favorite things about her position are assisting in surgery, getting to work with exotics, and interacting with clients. She has two pups of her own named Demon and Hooey. In her free time, she enjoys taking her dogs on walks, being outdoors, and kayaking.

Sara Horner

Client Service Representative

Sara's Bio

Sara is a graduate of Kent State University, and we’re happy to have her as a part of the All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge family. When not assisting our clients, she loves cooking, baking, reading, and walking at local metro parks. Sara shares her home with a four-legged friend who means the world to her; her cat named BoBo Toulouse.

Michelle Farmer

Client Service Representative

Michelle's Bio

Michelle is a part of our Client Services team and plays an important role here at the clinic. She loves helping our clients in any way she can and giving our furry-friends lots of extra care. Michelle lives with her husband, Patrick, and her daughter, Kaylee. Joining them in their humble abode are two dogs (Colt and Kyan), two cats (Mara and Amelia), two birds (Petie and Snowy), and a dwarf Hotot rabbit (Bebe). In her free time, Michelle enjoyed camping, hiking, crochet, and gardening.

Natalee Fitzpatrick

Client Service Representative

Natalee's Bio

Natalee has been a great addition to our client services team. Her goal is to always provide our clients with any advice needed while also showing their pets lots of love and kindness. Natalee lives with her significant other and their two pets, a Shih Tzu named Sully and a cat named Midnight. Natalee loves cooking, hiking, traveling with friends, and car shows when she is not working.


Emily Carpenter

Client Service Representative

Emily's Bio
Emily is a part of our client services team. She is always happy to assist clients with a smile on her face. Although she doesn’t get to spend much time with them, her favorite part about the job is getting to see all the different animals throughout the day. She has a dog named Sierra and two cats named Madden and Mittens. While not at work, Emily enjoys hanging out with friends and family and taking Sierra for walks!

Landri Warner

Lodge Manager

Landri's Bio
Landri is our lodge manager here at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic & Lodge. She is passionate about ensuring that all our guests are well taken care of and that their tales keep wagging! Aside from work, Landri enjoys spending time with her daughter Emmy and her german shepherd Diesel. Her hobbies are working out, snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.

Katie Lehman

Lodge Associate

Katie’s Bio

Katie has been an integral part of our team for some time now and she helps with a myriad of tasks within our practice. Before joining us, she took classes at Wayne County Schools Career Center to learn more about the veterinary medicine field. While Katie loves all the pets we see at the practice. However, she has a special affinity to her own dog at home named Ginger. Katie’s hobbies outside of work include bike riding, swimming, and family vacations.


Sam Krieger

Lodge Associate

Sam's Bio
Sam is one of our Customer Service Representatives here at the Lodge. She is always willing to get to know our clients and their pets. She loves to spend the day with all the pets here and always makes sure they have the best day in daycare. She has two fur-babies of her own at home- Dixie Lou and Ash. She enjoys cooking, has an interest in photography, and loves spending time with her Fiancé, Zachery, and Step-daughter, Zoey.

Nicole Mancuso

Lodge Associate

Nicole's Bio
Nicole knew from a young age that she wanted to be in a career involving animals and she has been a great addition to our Lodge. She looks forward to spending her day with so many amazing dogs. She has a few pets of her own at home including 2 cats (Milo and Moo Moo) and 1 dog Aleu. When she is not at work you can find her gardening, gaming, baking, or spending time with her Husband, Tim, and 2 kids, Violetta and Bailey.

Melanie Coffee

Lodge Associate

Melanie's Bio
Melanie is a great asset to our Customer Service Representative team at the Lodge. You will always find her at the front desk greeting every client and pet with a smile. She has two Corgis (Dezzy and Oscar) and a German Shephard (Duke). When she is not assisting the Clients at All Creatures you will find her drawing, cooking, watching football, and spending time with her Fiancé Tyler and twins Ezra and Emersyn.

Cameron Williams

Lodge Associate

Cameron's Bio
Cameron has been a great addition to our team at the lodge. The dogs’ tails are always wagging when they see her! One of her favorite parts about the job is spending time with the animals and making them feel excited and happy during their time with us. Cameron has two cats named Cassie and Prince. In her free time, she enjoys welding, riding four wheelers, and going camping with friends and family.

Kat Foster

Lodge Associate

Kat's Bio
Kat has been a joy to have on our team at the lodge. She loves being with all the daycare dogs daily and getting to know each of their personalities. When Kat is not at work you will find her taking long walks with her Australian Shepherd (Jet), cooking, riding horses, and spending time with her significant other, Ross.
Alexis' Bio

Alexis is an integral part of our boarding team and loves giving personalized attention to all the pets in her care any chance she gets. Alexis gets quite the warm greeting when she gets home from work. She has one dog (Gypsy) and two cats (Vodoo and Tig). In her spare time, Alexis loves horseback riding as well as spending time with her husband and two sisters.


Megan Smith

Registered Veterinary Technician

Megan's Bio
Megan has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014 with an associate degree in veterinary technology. Megan has three rescue pets and is passionate about pet adoption and volunteering at the Humane Society. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and paper crafting.

Megan Hogston

Veterinary Assistant

Megan's Bio

Megan is one of our hard-working veterinary assistants who started technician school last year. She plans to return soon to finish the program. When not helping our clients and doctors, you can find Megan camping or riding UTV’s with friends and family. Megan has a son named Asher and a step-daughter named Oakley- she adores them both. She also has some furry friends rounding out their family, including three dogs (Bella, Thor, and Jane) and a cat (Elsa).