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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

Veterinarian

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.

Rachael

Rachael

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.

Courtney

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.

Jen

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.

Debbi

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.

Ramona

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. 

Erikah

Veterinary Assistant

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.

Tyler

Veterinary Assistant

Tyler is an Ohio native who was in Florida obtaining his bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Nova Southeastern University. There he started working at an aquarium where he cared for sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, alligators, crocodiles, and snakes. After graduating, he decided to return home and that he wanted to continue working with animals. Tyler has been with Northfield Vet since 2023. He currently has 2 dogs, a crested gecko, a cockatiel, and a saltwater aquarium. When not at the hospital, he enjoys going to the gym, fishing, watching Cleveland sports, and riding his motorcycle through the Metroparks.

Jenna

Fear Free Groomer

Jenna became a Certified Dog Groomer through the Cleveland Grooming Academy in 2020. She then took a small hiatus to pursue additional schooling before returning to grooming and becoming a Fear Free Groomer in 2023. Jenna is passionate on delivering a safe and calm environment for the pets by taking their comfort level into consideration. She pledges to providing humanity over vanity while still doing her best to complete a desired haircut. Jenna is performing medical grooming services at Northfield Veterinary Hospital for those patients who require sedation due to their stress levels at the groomer.