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Dr. Dave Kraushar was raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a child he can never remember a time that his family did not have a loyal German Shepherd or kennel full of Beagles which his father bred and competed with in field trials. His interest in horses began with the family run summer day camp that provided horseback riding as one of the many activities for campers. Being inspired by his older brother who is also a veterinarian, Dr. Kraushar pursued veterinary medicine as a career, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary medicine in 1991. Upon graduation he practiced in a rural veterinary clinic in Liberty, Indiana where he provided veterinary care to livestock, horses and companion animals. This experience gave Dr. Kraushar a very broad view of veterinary medicine and has influenced the way he practices today. In 1994, he began working for Agri-Pet Veterinary Service Inc. and in 1996, Dr. Kraushar purchased the practice and remains the current primary share holder. For the last 20 years he has provided veterinary care to family pets and equine patients for the residents of Butler and Hamilton County. When not working at Agri-Pet, Dr. Kraushar enjoys life in the great outdoors especially hunting and fishing, as well as spending time with his wife Amy of twenty years, and his three children who are very busy with acting, singing, band and athletics.
Dr. Ann (Sackenheim) Everett is an Oxford native. She graduated from Talawanda High School as valedictorian in 1999. She was active in National Honor Society, FFA and was a member of the Ross Rocking “R” 4-H club. She grew up with a variety of animal including horses, dogs, cats, sheep, goats, and rabbits and knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Ann attended The Ohio State University and graduated summa cum laude from the College of Agriculture, then went on to complete her education at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine before moving back to her hometown to begin working at Agri-Pet in 2006. She enjoys the unique experiences and challenges that mixed animal practice provides as she moves from the office with small animal patients to the farm for equine patients. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband Marcus, their two young boys and her dog.
Dr. Sophie M. Heikkila hails from Loveland, Ohio. She is a 2013 graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and chose to focus her education in equine medicine. During her veterinary training, she was fortunate to learn at some of the best equine hospitals in the country, including Hagyard, BW Furlong, Virginia Equine Imaging, and Tennessee Equine Hospital. She also completed an internship at KESMARC, an equine rehab center in Lexington, KY. Dr. Heikkila spent her first year in practice working at South Shore Equine Clinic, which was both a referral hospital and ambulatory practice near Boston, MA. Her professional interests include wellness care, nutrition, sports medicine, and rehabilitation. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her animals (2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 pony) as well as hiking, gardening, cooking, and being a diehard Buckeye football fan. She is excited to be back in the Cincinnati area as part of the Agri-Pet team!