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Northfield Veterinary Hospital Team

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Your Veterinarian In Northfield, Oh

Northfield Veterinary Hospital

Welcome to Northfield Veterinary Hospital! At our animal hospital in Northfield, OH, we know just how important your pet is to your family — they provide a very special kind of love you can only get from a furry best friend. That’s why our veterinarian and staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality medicine to each and every pet.

Dr. Emily Roach

Medical Director

Dr. Emily Roach is a Cleveland native and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her passion is for preventive care programs and early medical intervention to promote the longevity and well-being of pets. Dr. Roach serves on the board of the Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine. She has also served as a board intern for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and completed the Ohio Veterinary Medical Associations Leadership Program. Dr. Roach believes strongly in giving back to the community that helped shape her. She serves as an advisory board member for St. Joseph Academy’s Health Science Honors Program. She has also served on the board for the American Heart Association’s STEM Goes Red for Girls. Within this role, she feels privileged to be able to encourage young females in their educational and career pursuits within science and medicine.

She shares her home with a senior hound dog, a senior cat who has been with her since vet school, and a wonderful husband who also embraces the belief that “pets are family.”

Dr. Chelsie Kosir


Dr. Kosir is a native of Northeast Ohio, having been born and raised in Kirtland. She attended Kent State University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Zoology. She then attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completed her clinical rotations at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and was awarded her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2020.

Dr. Kosir is passionate about preventive care and surgery. She enjoys making lasting connections with both clients and their pets and celebrating the human-animal bond.

When she is not at the clinic, you can find her spending time hiking with her dogs and her fiancé. She also owns a snake, a leopard gecko and an axolotl.



RVT/Practice Manager

Rachael has been working in Veterinary Medicine for over a decade. Her career began after she completed three years of coursework towards Animal Science at The Ohio State University and then graduated from Stautzenberger College with an associate’s degree. In addition to General Practice, Rachael has also worked at a specialty hospital alongside board-certified surgeons. She is a Fear Free Certified Professional and a member of the American Association of Feline Practitioners. Her interests are Anesthesia, Pain Management, and Wellness visits.

Rachael enjoys being outdoors, hiking, gardening, and kayaking when she’s not at work. She also likes ice skating, reading, and watching movies and shows on Netflix. Rachael has two cats at home, Riley and Marmalade.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Courtney grew up around animals and has always loved everything about them, making her want to be a part of the veterinary field. She received her associate’s degree in Veterinary Technology at Cuyahoga Community College. Courtney has two pets; a Great Pyrenees/Collie mix named Milo and an orange Tabby named Jerry. When she is not working, Courtney enjoys running and coaching track and field, traveling with her family and friends, and cuddling with her ”fluffy polar bear” Milo.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Jen has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for almost ten years. She originally went into school with a goal of human nursing, but as her family dog became ill, she realized that loving and caring for animals is where her true passion was. Jen graduated from Cuyahoga Community College and soon entered exotic and zoo animal care. She spent over seven years caring for zoo animals before joining Northfield Veterinary Hospital.

She loves all dog breeds, especially German Shepherds, as she and her husband have one named Kaiser.


Registered Veterinary Technician

Janene began her career in veterinary medicine in 1999. She graduated from Stautzenberger College and has trained in emergency, surgery, internal medicine, oncology, and cardiology. Janene feels fulfilled at work by advocating for pets. She loves knowing that every day is a different experience and enjoys educating herself in every way. She has a busy household with five rescue cats, a German Shepherd named Nia, and a Belgian Malinois named Nienke. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, hiking, biking, fine cuisine, and wine tasting. Janene is a tom boy at heart and spends her time remodeling her home.


Veterinary Assistant

Debbi is a Fear Free Certified Professional who has been working in the veterinary field for more than a decade. She graduated from Stautzenberger College with an associate’s degree in 2009. She volunteered many years at Berea Animal Rescue, where she got to work with shy, fearful cats to make them more adoptable. Debbi has a passion for working with pets that are fearful in a clinic setting and helping them feel more comfortable. She has two feline family members of her own at home, Petunia and So Bad.


Veterinary Assistant/ Client Care Coordinator

Maddy’s experience with caring for animals began at a young age as she first started volunteering at a small doggie daycare center and then One of a Kind. She then started working at Camp Bow Wow, and by 2019, she officially entered the world of veterinary medicine. Maddy has several animal companions of her own, including Sophie, a Coonhound mix; Daxton, an American Staffordshire terrier; Benji, a Staffordshire-Bulldog mix; Turtle, a diamondback terrapin turtle; and Opal, a crested gecko (dalmatian harlequin). When she’s not at work, Maddy enjoys spending a lot of time hiking with her dogs, being in nature, and exploring new places.


Veterinary Assistant

Ramona has been working in the veterinary field for over 10 years and volunteering with rescue organizations prior to that. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Psychology, and Anthropology, a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology, and a Doctorate in Research Psychology. She loves making nervous patients feel more at home with patient friendly handing, is certified in feline Fear Free handling, and has a special interest in compassion fatigue and grief counseling. She is also a Chihuahua lover at heart and has 6 small dogs at home. When she is not at work she manages her Etsy store, enjoys walks in the park, and reads horror and true crime books. 



Leah has been in the veterinary field for over 15 years. She started cleaning kennels and became interested in learning more about caring for pets. Leah has worked as a veterinary assistant and now mainly does client service. She is a regular at the gym and enjoys watching her two daughters excel in soccer and spending time with her husband. Leah’s favorite dog breed is boxers but loves to cuddle all of her patients. She currently has Max, a white boxer, and two siamese/ragdoll cats named Yuki and Fancy. 



Cassie has been in the veterinary field for the past 2 years. Prior to her time spent in medicine, she was a pastry chef at Kent State University.  Cassie has been involved with guinea pig rescue and fostering since 2017 and an advocate for exotic pets. She transferred from pastry work to animal care by starting as a receptionist at one of our local emergency clinics. She has a service dog named Peach, a dog named Alfredo, and currently 8 guinea pigs. When she is not working, she enjoys sewing, embroidery, and making earrings. 


Cassie’s Service Dog

Peach was born on May 6th, 2023, to a Golden Retriever mom and a Labrador Retriever Mix dad. She has been selectively picked amongst her other siblings for her sweet temperament, quick learning, and loyal nature to be a service dog. Peach enjoys helping Cassie get around safely. You may not always see Peach when she on duty, as she is keeping a close eye on Cassie from behind the desk. When Peach is at home, she enjoys playing with her friend Alfredo and the rest of her family, chewing on new toys, and kissing guinea pigs. 


Erikah has been working in veterinary medicine since October 2010. She is certified in Feline Fear Free Handling, has a special interest in feline behavior and feline pain management, as well as preventative and wellness care for both dogs and cats. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, a corgi named Czaree, and older cat named Chi Chi. Erikah loves watching true crime, going to the beach, spending time with friends, and 4-wheeling.