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Dr. Tim Fouts

Dr. Tim Fouts - HIllside Small Animal Hospital My name is Dr. Tim Fouts. I am a 1983 Turpin High School alum and 1989 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

A native of Anderson Township, Ohio, I chose to go west after veterinary school to do an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. It was there I cared for pets owned by such celebrities as Joan Rivers, Sheena Easton, Greg Louganis, Ice-T, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Culp, Eva Gabor, Shelly Hack, Aaron Spelling (and his daughter, Tori) to name a few. From there I went to a busy referral practice in Monrovia, California, located in suburban L.A. County, where I gained extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, working for six years under the late Dr. Raymond Weitkamp, an accomplished veterinary surgeon. After meeting and marrying my wife Lynn, a California native, I was able to convince her that Ohio offered a friendlier, smog-free way of life. We relocated to Clermont County, Ohio and opened Hillside Small Animal Hospital in 1996. We now live in Loveland with our two sons, our two dogs “Morgan” and “Divot” (both pictured here with me) and two cats “Boo” and “Jazzmo.”

Aside from work as a veterinarian and practice-owner, I draw the most satisfaction in life from being a father. I am also an avid golfer as is my wife. Now that our boys are old enough to swing a club, on any given sunny afternoon, you might find the whole Fouts family out on the links!

Dr. Emily Hopping

 Dr. Emily Hopping - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is Dr. Emily Hopping and I am a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, I practiced at a small animal clinic in Dayton. My husband and I decided to move to Washington in 2004 to enjoy the great outdoors before having a family. I practiced at a busy, multi-doctor small animal clinic in Anacortes, Washington for 3 years. We moved to the Cincinnati area in the fall of 2007 to be near family after the birth of our first son in January 2007.

I joined Hillside Small Animal Hospital in November 2007 as a part-time associate. My specific interests include ophthalmology and dentistry. I have enjoyed the flexibility of working part-time while still being able to be a mom.

When I’m not working I can be found enjoying the outdoors at our area parks with my family. I reside in Bethel with my husband, Kelly, two sons, dog “Sienna” (pictured here with me) and a cat, “Samish”.

Lynn Fouts

Lynn-Fouts - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is Lynn Fouts and I am the practice manager for Hillside Small Animal Hospital, LLC. I grew up in Arcadia, CA, which is just east of Los Angeles.    I graduated with my B.S. in Management in 1995 from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. I met my husband, Dr. Timothy Fouts, in 1991 working at a very busy small animal practice in Monrovia, CA. We married in 1995 and moved to the Cincinnati area in 1996. We opened Hillside Small Animal Hospital that fall.

I am blessed with two boys who keep me very busy and make life so full and fun. Our furry family includes our Shepherd mix, Morgan, Divot, our Chocolate Lab and two cats, Jazzmo and Boo (pictured with me).

When I’m not working, you may find me out on the golf course. I thoroughly enjoy the peace and serenity I feel on the golf course playing with my friends every week in my league. I am also a certified Jazzercise instructor. I started teaching in January 2007, and love the way Jazzercise makes me feel. It keeps me fit and is a wonderful stress outlet.

LeAnne Young

Leanne-Young - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is LeAnne Young. I have been a registered veterinary technician (RVT) at Hillside Small Animal Hospital since February 2007. Previous to working for Dr. Fouts, I had seven years’ experience at a veterinary hospital in Lebanon.

In addition to my time in animal hospitals, I have also volunteered at CircleTail, a local assistance dog training organization that is also involved in some canine rescue efforts.

My husband and I reside in Lynchburg with our many dogs and four cats. Pictured with me is “Beans”-


Michelle Baker

Michelle PatchellHi there! I’m Michelle Baker, and I am a registered veterinary technician (RVT) here at Hillside Small Animal Hospital. I have been an employee since May of 2006, starting out as an assistant. I started working towards my two year vet tech degree in 2005 and became registered in 2008. I really enjoy my job because there is always something interesting that comes up in this field. I knew animals were one of my passions, so you have to pick a career that is a passion of yours, right?

I have two cats of my own who I love like they’re my children. Tyson, who is orange, is 5 years old and Greta (pictured with me) is my youngest, who is about a three as of 2012. Don’t get me wrong, I love doggies too!

Stephanie Houk

Stephanie HoukMy name is Stephanie Houk. I have been working at Hillside Small Animal Hospital as a receptionist since May, 2002. I really enjoy working here at Hillside because of the staff and our clients. My husband Kenny and I have a dog, “Paisley” (pictured here with me) and a cat, “Striker”. I also have a daughter named Alexandra.


Kaisy Brandenburg

My name is Kaisy Brandenburg. I am the Assistant Manager here at Hillside. I have a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health from the University of Cincinnati. My husband and I have been married for four years. We have a dog named Charles and cat named Tabby. You may see one of the hobbies I enjoy on the board in the lobby as I enjoy drawing and I doing the drawings for the board. My husband and I are outdoor people. We enjoy indoor rock climbing or outdoor assisted climbing. We also took on flipping a house as newly-weds (I don’t recommend this as a good idea for newlyweds). After 3 years we are finishing up our home and beginning the search for our more permanent home. We are looking forward to starting our family once we settle into a new place close to our families. 

Lacey Darnell

My name is Lacey Darnell. I have only been working here as an assistant since May of 2016 but the short time that I have been here, I love it. I am currently attending Sinclair Community College to get my Vet Tech licenses. I just graduated from high school in 2016 where I attended Grant Vocational School for their Vet Program. I live on a farm  with many different animals including horses, cows, mules, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, dogs and cats. I own 7 dogs, Tigger, Alfie, Minnie, Molly, Peanut, Chip and Peaches who is pictured with me. If I’m not at work I’m either out riding my horses, quads or out fishing with my boyfriend Brylee.

Jennifer Jakubovic

Hi!  My name is Jennifer Jakubovic.  I have been a Registered Veterinary Technician for four years.  I am new to Hillside and cannot be happier to be a part of their family.  I have worked for other practices while trying to find the best fit for myself.  I feel so lucky to be here.   I have found the knowledge and level of care shown by the doctors and staff at Hillside to be unsurpassed.   I feel proud to be a part of their team.  When not at work, I am busy with my family.  My husband and I have been married for 14 years, and we have an 11 year-old daughter.  Of course, we also have many pets including 3 dogs, two cats and a guinea pig.

Brandi Amiott

Hi!  My name is Brandi Amiott. I am newer to HSAH as a Customer Service Representative and thrilled to join the practice.  I have worked in the pet industry for several years and am excited to join a different side of the field. I am currently soaking in all the knowledge and skills that every single staff member can teach me. Each staff member is exceptional at their job, excelling in the best care for the pets and their owners. Outside of HSAH, you can find me with family or friends. I grew up in the area actually graduating from Batavia High School. I then moved to Kentucky and found my calling to work with animals. When moving back to the area, I knew joining this practice would be my best way to further my education of animals. I currently own one feisty cat who keeps me on my toes and I absolutely adore her for it. I look forward to helping out you and your fur-family.

Ally Gray