North Fork Animal Clinic

The staff at North Fork Animal Clinic would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your family. We believe that it is not enough to love animals.

Our Philosophy
A good veterinarian must know each and every animal being treated, and the temperament of each pet. They have likes and dislikes, just as people do. Our practice is limited to small animals so that we can get to know everything about our patients. We know that they are just like family, and their owners want them treated that way.

Let us Get to Know You!

If you are new to the community, have a new puppy or thinking about finding a new veterinarian, contact us. We would like to get to know you and your pet, stop in for a visit.
Veterinarian Caring for a Canine Patient
  • 2260 Anderson Station Rd.
  • Chillicothe,OH 45601
  • Phone: (740) 773-PETS (7387)
  • Resort: (740) 773-5267
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  • Animal Clinic Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Resort Hours:
  • Mon-Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat, Sun: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Dr. Blake Lloyd

    Dr. Blake Lloyd

    Dr. Blake Lloyd is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Shortly after graduating Dr. Lloyd became the new practice owner of the North Fork Animal Clinic in January 2013.

    Dr. Lloyd brings a fresh perspective, excitement and love of animals to the clinic. As a pet owner, Dr. Lloyd understands the companionship animals offer to their owners. He enjoys interacting with clients to figure out the best possible care plan for their animals. Dr. Lloyd knows the importance of always remaining a student and learning something new every day.

    When Dr. Lloyd is not at the clinic, he enjoys landscaping, working out, competing in triathlons, being outside and spending time with his family. Dr. Lloyd and his wife Kimberly have a daughter named Adeline and a son named Oliver. In addition to the children they have a cat named Oscar, a Great Dane named Harvey, and a Boxer named Hazel.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Ohio State University
  • Dr. Kathy Bates

    Dr. Kathy Bates

    Dr. Kathy Bates joined the North Fork Animal Clinic in 1999, incorporating her skill and dedication to the team. Dr. Bates is a graduate of The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine.

    Dr. Bates and her two children, Ryan and Abby, have a yellow lab named Lucy. Her interests outside of work are gardening, hiking with Lucy, reading, knitting, and she is an amateur oil painter.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1999
  • Dr. Amy Smythe

    Dr. Amy Smythe

    Dr. Amy Smythe joined the staff of North Fork Animal Clinic in 2000. Her thoroughness, patience, and professionalism have proven her to be yet another of the valuable members of the clinic's respected team of veterinarians.

    Dr. Smythe also graduated for The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine. This is where Dr. Smythe met her husband Dr. Zoran Naumovski. The couple have since had four sons, Nicholas, Brenden, Zachary and Cameron. Their family also includes two dogs.

    Dr. Smythe enjoys quilting, gardening, and spending time with her four sons.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Jerri Ragland

    Jerri began working at the clinic in 2000. In addition to being the office manager, she also fills in periodically wherever needed.

    Jerri and her husband Chad have a daughter, Olivia. She and her family own a miniature farm and love being at home working in the garden and caring for the animals. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Mandy Gephart

    Mandy Gephart

    Mandy joined the North Fork Animal Clinic staff in March 2001. While working as a full time receptionist she greets pet owners, makes appointments, and helps the patients families through the office procedures as easily and stress free as possible.

    Mandy married her husband Shane in 2005. She enjoys riding motorcycles and being outdoors. Their family consist of 2 boxers, and 3 miniature pinschers. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Bobbie Staffin

    Bobbie Staffin

    B.J. began working at North Fork Animal Clinic in October 2001, which was her senior year at Paint Valley High School. She started as a kennel technician, but thanks to on-job training she worked her way up to receptionist and veterinary assistant.

    B.J. is happily married to her husband Anthony since October 2007. In November 2012 she was blessed to give birth to her daughters, Charlie Jolene & Delanie. In their spare time they enjoy camping, being outdoors, spending time with their friends and pets. B.J. has three dogs and two cats 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2004
  • Tonya Tackett

    Tonya Tackett started at North Fork Animal clinic in 2009 as a receptionist. In Jan 2013 she became the Director of North Fork Resort where she oversees the daycare and boarding. Tonya has a daughter named Laneah and a son named Landon.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2009
  • Kim Rucker

    Kim Rucker

    Kim started working at North Fork Animal Clinic in the spring of 2002. She started as a kennel technician and trained several years to become the full-time groomer. As a groomer Kim loves to give weird and funky hair cuts including paint designs on her dogs/cats.

    Kim and her husband Mark have three great kids. She is also the proud grandmother to three. Kim owns several dogs and cats and is always opening her home to foster strays and find them homes.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002