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Dr. Scott Whiteman

Dr. Whiteman is the founder and president of Willow Wood Animal Hospital. He is a member of The Society of Phi Zeta, which is the Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine, the OVMA, the AVMA, and the AAHA. He is also a member of The New Albany Chamber of Commerce and Jersey Baptist Church.

He is the father of three. Andrew, is a graduate of Boston University. He is currently a biostatistics grad student at the University of Michigan. His daughter Lexi is a freshman at Kent State University. Natali is a 7th grader in the New Albany school system.

The Whiteman pets include 4 horses, 3 dogs,and 2 cats.


Graduated cum laude from The College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 1981.

Dr. Mark Hess

Dr. Hess graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a BS in Nuclear Engineering in 1991. After working for 8 years as a Senior Nuclear Engineer for an electric utility company, he went back to school to follow his passion.  He received his DVM from The Ohio State University in 2003 and joined Willow Wood Animal Hospital in 2004.  Dr Hess currently resides in New Albany with his wife, three daughters, and their dog Mojo.  Outside of work, Dr. Hess can usually be found on a soccer field, either playing the game he loves, watching his kids play, or coaching.


BS Nuclear Engineering
University of Cincinnati - 1991

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
The Ohio State University - 2003

Sarah, RVT

Sarah joined the Willow Wood team in 1993 as a vet tech student, following her passion for learning more about the human-animal bond and medicine. She graduated with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State in 1994, and is a member of the OAVT. Her fulfilling career has lead her to be an advocate of pet rescue. She enjoys running and walking with her furry kids in the great outdoors, all year round. 

Registered Veterinary Technician

Graduated 1994

Columbus State Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology 


Stacie, RVT

Stacie is a Registered Veterinary Technician at Willow Wood Animal Hospital.  She earned her associate's degree from Columbus State Community College in 2006 and is a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians.  She enjoys all aspects of her career but her favorites are taking x-rays and performing dental cleanings.  When not at Willow Wood she likes to spend her time working on craft projects and spending time with her husband, Rod, daughter, Alice and their Great Dane, Lilly.

Registered Veterinary Technician

March 2006

Columbus State Community College

Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology

Danielle, RVT

Danielle joined Willow Wood Animal Hospital in September 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Denison University in 2008 and has graduated from Columbus State with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology in May of 2016. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband, Chad, and their three Golden Retrievers, Scout, Sammy, and Dexter.

Registered Veterinary Technician

Denison Universary with a BS in Biology.

Columbus State Community College Veterinary Technology

Lauren, RVT

Lauren started as a client at Willow Wood Animal Hospital for 20 years before attending The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School.  She graduated March 2014 with her Associate's Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  As a Registered Veterinary Technician her favorite areas of the field are Radiology and Nursing Care.  In her free time she enjoys taking her 2 dogs, Roscoe P and Cosmo to the parks, and spending time with friends and family.

Registered Veterinary Technician

March 2014

The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford

Asscociate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology


Terri joined Willow Wood Animal Hospital in 2008 as the evening and Saturday morning receptionist.  Haus is her Great Pyrenees rescue and she has a soft spot for large breed dogs.  She earned her degree in Elementary Education in 1990 and her other passions include gardening, knitting, and spending her days with Kindergartners.


Graduated from The Ohio State University in 1990 with a BS in Elementary Education.


Savannah joined the staff of Willow Wood Animal Hospital in April of 2013. She acts as a receptionist and technician assistant. She has always had a passion for animals and is the proud owner of 3 dogs; Maya, Ruger, and Bear also 3 cats; Oliver, Harlie, and Cruze.


Graduated in 2012 from Johnstown High School


Sami came to Willow Wood Animal Hospital in July of 2000. Answering phones, making appointments, scheduling surgeries, and helping with behavior issues are some of her main responsibilities.

Sami is passionate about all aspects of the Sport of Purebred dogs: showing for Championship, obedience titles, tracking, agility and most especially AKC Hunt Tests. Pictured here with "Blush" who earned her Master Hunter title at only 3 years of age.

Sami is also an AKC licensed judge for conformation, hunt tests and working certificates. When not working at Willow Wood or competing, she and Blush are either "hangin' out" or training for their next competition.


Graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Speech Pathology/Audiology and a dual Major in Psychology.


Lexi officially joined the Willow Wood Animal Hospital team in October of 2017, though as a daughter of Dr. Whiteman, she has grown up around the practice and developed a huge love for animals. She acts as a receptionist and veterinary/technician assistant. She has two dogs of her own, Maisy and Evie, as well as a horse, Bella. In her free time she enjoys hiking, nature photography, reading, and spending time with friends and family.



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