Village Veterinary Clinic Healthcare Team
We hope to see you very soon! Learn more about the wonderful staff at Village Veterinary Clinic and the reasons we enjoy our work so much.
Your veterinary team in Mayfield Village
We know that when searching for a veterinary facility, you can anticipate receiving first-rate treatment and assistance. Our goal is to assemble a group of veterinary healthcare experts committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary care.
Registered Veterinary Technicians
Veterinary Support Team
Keith Huston, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Veterinarian, Chief Medical Officer
A native of northeast Ohio, Dr. Keith was born & raised in nearby Richmond Heights, OH. His love for animals inspired him to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. He studied pre-med biology and played soccer and lacrosse at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH. In 1990, he received his DVM degree from The Ohio State University (GO BUCKS!!!).
Dr. Keith and his wife, Patty, have two daughters, two Labrador Retrievers, Hazel and Josie, and two Devon Rex cats named Rudy and Reese.
The family enjoys boating, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and watching the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Samantha Huston, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Dr. Samantha graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University in 2014. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2017.
In her free time, Samantha loves watching the Cleveland Indians and The Ohio State Buckeyes. She also enjoys running with her dog, Hazel, water-skiing, and boating with her family.
Cathy Robertson, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Dr. Cathy grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and received her DVM degree from Michigan State University in 2006. She has enjoyed caring for cats and dogs at animal hospitals, both in Michigan and in Baltimore, Maryland. She enjoys guiding pet parents on how to keep their pets healthy and happy, as well as working together to manage any health problems.
Dr. Cathy joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2015 after her husband’s career brought their family to Cleveland. They live in Shaker Heights with their two small children and two dogs. In her limited spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, and watching movies.
Jennifer Lenz, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Following graduation, Dr. Jennifer completed a one-year rotating internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She joined Village Veterinary Clinic in 2008. As a general practitioner, Dr. Jennifer enjoys the opportunity to get to know her patients and their families, while helping them navigate through all the various joys and concerns that pets bring to our lives.
Outside of her work caring for pets and the people who love them, Dr. Jennifer enjoys playing the french horn in the Hillcrest Concert Band. She also serves as co-chair of her church’s service-outreach team and is involved in running a local food pantry. While she grew up with dogs, Dr. Jennifer now lives with her cat, Spirit, husband, and two children.
Lynn Proctor, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Dr. Lynn grew up in Geauga County and has always had an interest in veterinary medicine. She grew up around many kinds of animals including dogs, cats, horses, rabbits, parakeets, fish, and a tarantula. She is also interested in alternative veterinary medicine to enhance the knowledge she already has.
In 2012, she took a course for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Acupuncture.
Dr. Lynn lives in Concord along with her husband, Andrew, and son, Rafe, as well as her dog, Arrow, her cats, Bowie & Gunny, and a canary named Vader. She loves skiing, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, softball, and camping.
Jo Byron, DVM. Memberships: AVMA, AAHA, OVMA
Dr. Jo lives in Pepper Pike with her husband, multiple cats, and her new rescue dog, Valkyrie. Dr. Jo has a very diverse background in veterinary medicine that has included rehab medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, zoo medicine, and emergency medicine. She has a passion for shelter management and helping pets in shelters find good homes.
Her goal is to see a day where all animals receive excellent veterinary care and no animals are killed in shelters to make room for more abandoned pets.
Mike and Kaitlyn
Mike and Kaitlyn perform various duties essential to maintaining the uninterrupted flow of patient visits and surgeries, while providing a comforting and professional environment for the clients and patients.
Karen, Debbie, Kim, Ellen, Susan, and Janet
Karen, Debbie, Kim, Ellen, Susan, and Janet are the customer-relations experts in a veterinary practice. They are the client’s first impression of the practice on the phone or in person. They possess strong organizational skills, excellent telephone and in-person communication skills, and the ability to remain calm under pressure. Our receptionists have compassion for animals and their owners and understand the stress that patients and clients endure. They are responsible for greeting clients, differentiating routine cases from emergency cases, scheduling appointments, entering clients, patients, and financial data into the computer, generating invoices, processing payments, and managing medical records.
Leslie, Mary-Kathryn, Cheryl, Mindi, Amy, Kelly, Danielle, and Gabby
Registered Veterinary Technicians/ Veterinary Nurses
They are the animal medicine equivalent of registered nurses in human medicine. In Ohio, veterinary technicians must complete an AVMA-accredited veterinary technology program and pass the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board’s Veterinary Technician national exam. Veterinary technicians must also meet continuing education requirements yearly. Veterinary Technicians administer medications, monitor animals under anesthesia, assist in surgery, take radiographs, and perform lab work and dental procedures. Technicians must also deliver compassionate nursing care.
Candy, Gina, Emily, and Leah
Candy, Gina, Emily, and Leah have many years of experience. Our clinic has benefited from their expertise while assisting the doctors and technicians with properly handling animals during exams, taking radiographs, processing lab work, preparing patients for surgery, and providing nursing and comfort care. Occasionally, they assist the receptionists. Veterinary Assistants must build positive and professional relationships with clients.