Our Fabulous Staff

Dr. Robert E. Cope

Owner and Veterinarian

Dr. Cope graduated from The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and has practiced in Indiana, Illinois, Florida, and the State of Washington (as part of the US Army Veterinary Corps) before settling down and building a clinic on his family's farm in Ohio. He and his wife have four children and four grandchildren, 2 dogs, 3 cats & 7 horses. Dr. Cope enjoys his practice taking care of pets and farm animals as well as getting to know his clients, who he considers his friends. He breeds and raises standardbred racehorses, and was the proud owner of Candy Super Star a world record mare. As most of you know, he is also an avid Ohio State Football fan!

Dr. Kristin Montgomery


Dr. Montgomery graduated from the University of Illinois. She has been a small animal practitioner for over 17 years and has been with the Animal Clinic at Upper Sandusky for over 7 years. She enjoys all aspects of internal medicine. She remains an avid Chicago sports fan. She shares her home with her husband, and a very spoiled golden retriever and rescue kitty!

Angie Johnson

Veterinary Technician and Office Manager

Angie has been with the Animal Clinic at Upper Sandusky since 2001 and has enjoyed every minute of it! From managing the office to assisting with animal care – and everything in between! Angie started her career in veterinary medicine in Lima and is originally from the Lima/Ada area. She currently has a horse, several dogs, and just shy of a bakers dozen of kitties, most of them rescues. She has been an active participant in AKC dog shows and has had several AKC show Akitas. Angie has also been an active 4-H judge, and worked with the Lima Prison system and the pet therapy programs. In her free time, if she has any, she of course is taking care of pets at home and learning and reading of all the newest treatments available to help keep your pets healthy.


Makenzie Johnson


Makenzie has been employed at the office since 2011. Makenzie helps out wherever needed in the office from the front desk to cleaning kennels. Makenzie is attending Ohio Northern University in Ada, and is currently a junior studying Business Management, and works part-time at the office. When Makenzie isn’t kissing camels, she likes to read, and hang out with her boyfriend Jarrod, and bottle feed baby kittens.

Jeanette Cope

Practice Manager

Mrs. Cope is the person behind the scenes who orders the medications and pays the bills. Jeanette is a retired high school librarian and computer technology instructor at the college level. She enjoys the dogs, cats, and horses along with Dr. Cope and especially enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Jeanette and Doc have several horses, a poodle Lilly and a Border Collie named Ginn.

Ryan Moreno

Ryan has been with the office since summer of 2017 and started out as an intern.

Ryan is currently a junior at the University of Findlay studying Animal Science/Pre-Vet. Ryan comes from that state up North, but we wont hold it against him. He enjoys playing soccer and plays for the University Men's team. When he is not playing soccer he enjoys mountain biking and hiking. Ryan decided to get into this field because he enjoys working with the pets and his biggest reward is seeing them improve after treatment. Ryan wants to be able to enrich pets lives with compassionate and comprehensive veterinary care.

Leah Kuhlman

Leah has been with the office since 2015

Leah is a junior animal science/pre-vet student at the University of Findlay from Carey. Leah is gaining great knowledge , while assisting in all the aspects of the hospital. Leahs hobbies include hanging out with friends and family, studying for classes, playing with my dogs and watching movies. Leah has two German Shepherds named Apollo and Gus, a Havanese, Max, and 2 cats Charlie and Gracie. Leah wants to become a small animal veterinarian specializing in cardiology or emergency medicine.

Chelsea Shepherd

In Arizona, Chelsea volunteered for Dogs on Deployment and fostered two dogs for an Airman. She was also the Event Coordinator for Dogs on Deployment for 1 year. Bathed/Groomed dogs for over a year & worked at the #1 ranked grooming salon in all of AZ. Volunteered for In the Arms of Angels for 4 years and fostered over 100 dogs. Attended to Animal Behavior College. Hobbies: Hanging with my son, boyfriend, and family, fishing, camping, photography and pretty much anything outdoors. Chelsea is a certified veterinary assistant and hopes to someday become a veterinary technician. She has a four year old son named Joel, a dog named Kita who is a Pit Bull mix, a Great Pyrenese named Koda Bear, and a pot bellied pig named Betty Bacon. I enjoy working at the clinic because I love to see sick animals health improve and being a part of their recovery. Chelsea has been with us over 2 years.