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1826 Claremont Ave Ashland, OH 44805

The Claremont Veterinary Clinic has been serving the area since 1958.  We provide veterinary care for dogs , cats, horses, and cattle.


Dr. Donald R. Kaeser

Dr. Kaeser is a 1967 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He  is the owner of the Claremont Veterinary Clinic and has worked on a variety of animals over the years.  He enjoys raising show cattle and spending time with his pets and trains in his time off.  He recently took up banjo lessons and learned to play a banjo for the first time this past year.  He enjoys keeping busy and interacting with his clients and patients and friends.  He has six children of which his daughter Kristine decided to follow in his footsteps and become a veterinarian as well. He has four step children as well as many grandchildren  and great grandchildren.  


Dr. Kristine LaFever

Dr. Kristine LaFever  began her interest in veterinary medicine as a very young child when she would come to work with her father Dr. Donald Kaeser.  She has been a veterinarian with her father's clinic for 19 years.  Although she began working at he office as a  young child cleaning cages and taking care of the animals and helping her father because she loved the profession of veterinary medicine and interacting with the clients and animals.  She has three children and many pets including horses, cattle, pigs, dogs and cats.  She loves what she does and knew that she wanted to be a veterinarian from a very young age while going to work with her dad. She enjoys working on a  variety of animals.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children, riding horses, spending time with her pets, planting and tending to her flowers, going to church and getting together with family.



Melissa is an 8 year employee of the clinic.  She lives in Ashland and has two children. Melissa loves all animals but especially puppies and kittens.  Melissa is obsessed with kissing all the puppies and kittens as well as the adult pets that come in.  She has a big heart and works hard to make sure the animals are spoiled while here for their visit or stays with us. Melissa loves interacting with both the clients and the pets.  She has a great sense of humor and works hard to make everyone laugh while they are here.  She also takes care of all the ordering for the clinic.



Tiffany has been an employee of the clinic for 15 years.  She is married to Brandon and lives in Ashland with her 2 schnauzers Noodle and Peanut .  She has also done the grooming at the clinic for the past 7 years.   She always knew she wanted to help with animals and be around them.  She enjoys helping with surgeries and taking of the animals.  If you can't find her she is usually in the back  playing with the dogs and cats.  



Vickie Fishpaw has worked at the clinic for 17 years.  She is married to Duane Fishpaw, retired from the Ashland Fire Dept. and is now serving on the Ashland City Council.  They have one daughter Angela Watts and a grandson Chase who is 6 years old. (Chase is an unofficial employee of the clinic who gladly works for suckers and the chance to play with the animals). Vickie loves working with the animals and clients at the Claremont Veterinary Clinic. she feels the most exciting part of her job is seeing clients bring in new pets.  She loves their enthusiasm. C-sections amaze her when she gets to experience God's little creations. She currently has one cat, Nellie who is 17 years old and she shares the neighbors golden retrievers Bear and Zoey.  Animals have brought so much joy to her life.  Her goal as an employee at Claremont Vet is to treat others the way she would like to be treated.


Yvette has worked at the clinic since July of 2013.  She married Kevin on October 19th, 2012. She currently has 5 dogs (Jasper, JJ, Jae-lo, Jaegger and Journey) and 1 cat Rose.  Her dogs Jake, Jazmine, Oreo and Jeorgia and cat Jaelynn have passed on and are always with her still. She enjoys walking her dogs and playing with them.  Her free time consists of her candy and sweets making business both for humans and our furry friends called Jake's Gourmet Dog Treats.  She is passionate about volunteering for the Ashland County Humane Society and No Pawz Left Behind. 

Dawson LaFever

Dawson is the son of Dr. Krisitne LaFever and is a sophomore at Crestview High School. He enjoys playing sports and showing cattle.  He is president of his class and active in FFA and 4-H.  He started coming to work with his mom shortly after birth and now enjoys getting paid for his time at the office.  He enjoys animals of all kinds and also enjoys working in the family business.


This is Oliver, the clinic cat.  He came to the clinic through  the Ashland County Humane Society as a result of being abandoned by his owners years ago.  His professional position at the clinic is to keep the seats warm for the clients but unfortunately he is reluctant to give them up after getting them warm. He enjoys interacting with people and their pets and feels the need to stay close to the sickest of our patients.  We would like to think he is comforting them in  their time of need.  We appreciate all he does for our staff ,clients and patients as shown by our employees continued contribution to his obesity.  He is being held by Destiny LaFever who frequently gets to come to work with her mom Dr. Kristine LaFever.


Barb has been an employee at the Claremont Veterinary Clinic for 19 years.  She has been married to her husband Jerry for 42 years, and has two children Angela and Jason.  Barb is also the proud grandmother of five.  She enjoys shopping for her grandkids, decorating and landscaping, and spending time with her many cats and two dogs.  Barbs favorite part of her job is interacting with clients and caring for animals, especially cats with special needs.  

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