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
  • 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 a long list of dogs.
    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, 2001
  • 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
  • Maggie Barker

    Maggie started shadowing at the clinic right after graduating high school in 2011.  Maggie attended Wilmington college where she received her bachelor degree in 2015.  May 2014, Maggie officially became a part of the North Fork team.  Maggie married her husband Nathan in 2013 and they have 3 wonderful boys and 2 dogs.  Her favorite thing to do is spend time with family & watch OSU football. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Wilmington
  • Susie Noel

    Susie joined North Fork Animal Clinic in 2013 working in the boarding facility as a kennel tech.  Susie retired in 2016 but decided retirement was not for her and rejoined the team in 2017 as the clinic hospitalist.  Her primary position is caring for the sick animals.  Susie is always happy to lend a helping hand wherever needed.

    Susie is married to Jack and they have 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.  She and Jack love and enjoy their farm with 5 dogs, 11 cats and 2 very old horses.  Susie also enjoys hiking, gardening and Ohio State football.  GO BUCKS!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
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    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 has 1 daughter and several animals.  Her pride and joy, besides her daughter is her English Mastiff, Alex.  She enjoys gardening and caring for orchids.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
  • Heidi Davis

    Heidi is a 2019 graduate from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford Schools in Columbus, Ohio. Heidi enjoys spending time with her 4 siblings, listening to music, going to eat at Casa with her coworkers, and playing with her 4 pups at home! Heidi is so excited to be a new RVT and continue to grow and learn as a technician.
    Years in Practice:
    Aug 12, 2019
    Education:
    Bradford
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    Megan Archey

    Megan is a 2016 graduate from Vet Tech Institute of Bradford located in Columbus, Ohio.  She started her career at North Fork Animal Clinic in 2017.  Becoming an RVT was a passion of hers and she is excited to continue learning new things with her co-workers.  She mostly enjoys being outside and discovering new hiking trails with her dog, Brillo. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2017
    Education:
    Bradford
  • Kirra Snyder

    Kirra has always had a passion for animals and the outdoors. She has a total of five fur babies and loves curling up with them at night while reading or watching tv. Kirra loves fishing, singing in the shower, and spending time with her friends and family. Kirra started working at North Fork in December of 2018, but has been in animal care since 2016. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
  • Chris Jones

    Christana Jones

    Christana Jones graduated from Columbus State in Columbus, Ohio in 2003. Upon obtaining her veterinary technician license, she began working at North Fork Animal Clinic. In 2008, she began her work in emergency medicine for MedVet in Worthington, OH. That lasted until 2018 when she came back to work at North Fork and now has almost 16 years of experience in being a veterinary technician.

    At home, she is the mother to three wonderful children (Chelsea, David, and Karina), three grandchildren, and four furbabies (three cats and one dog). Additionally, she enjoys hanging out with her kids, travelling, reading, and watching TV.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    Columbus State
  • Riley Bobb

    Riley started working at the Resort in 2016 then moved to the clinic in 2019. She is working at North Fork while finishing her Physical Therapy degree. Riley enjoys spending time with her husband, baby, and dog, Chester. 
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
  • Dr. Sarah Hettinger

    Dr. Sarah Hettinger is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  As a recent graduate, Dr. Hettinger strives to incorporate the newest perspectives in medicine for her patients.  Understanding the client's perspective on each case is extremely important to her, while striving to give her patients the best care possible.  

    She is happily married to her husband, Tyler.  They welcomed a son this past fall and enjoy spending time with their dogs.  Dr. Hettinger enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, traveling and reading.  
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 18, 2019
    Education:
    The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Tanner Walls

    Dr. Tanner Walls is a 2017 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Upon graduation, she completed an equine internship in Lexington, KY.  Once moving back home to Chillicothe, she joined the team at North Fork Animal Clinic.  Dr. Walls is incorporating equine work into the clinic and enjoys working with a variety of cases and species.

    Dr. Walls enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and their dogs.  Her hobbies also include riding horses, being outdoors, and practicing yoga.  
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2018
    Education:
    The Ohio State University