Primary Location

3207 Campbell Street

Sandusky, OH 44870


Meet Our Team

  • Ryan R. Zimmerman

    Ryan R. Zimmerman, DVM, earned his degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000.

    He was raised in nearby Lindsey, and attended Fremont Ross High School, where he was active in sports, FFA, and 4-H. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners where he sits on the committee for Infectious Disease, and serves on the Executive Board of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

    Dr. Zimmerman sees large animals at Westview Veterinary Hospital in Fremont, OH as well as small animals. He has a strong interest in equine lameness and reproduction as well as small animal orthopedic surgery.

    Dr. Zimmerman resides in Fremont with his wife, Sarah, twin girls, Lauren and Faith, son, Aidan, dogs , Deacon and Landry, cats, Raven and Jack, and horses.  He also attends Lindsey United Methodist Church.  In his spare time, he is on the Board of Directors for the Sandusky County Chamber of Commerce, and is a Lieutenant with the Lindsey Volunteer Fire Department where he has been a firefighter and First Responder since 1996.

  • Brandy Nuhfer

    Brandy Nuhfer, DVM, earned her degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012.

    Brandy grew up on a beef cattle, grain and hay farm near Medina, Ohio.  She was very active in 4-H for ten years, taking market steer, market lamb, market hog and beef breeding projects.  After graduation from Cloverleaf High School in 2003, she obtained an Associate of Science degree in Livestock Science from Ohio State's Agricultural Technical Institute in 2005.  Dr. Nuhfer then majored in Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University and graduated in 2007 with her Bachelor’s degree.  In 2010, Dr. Nuhfer obtained her Master of Public Health degree from OSU.  After graduation, she worked in busy a four doctor mixed animal practice in Loudonville, Ohio for two years, focusing on dairy herd health but also provided services for small animals, sheep, goats and horses as well. Dr. Nuhfer is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Bovine Practitioners.

  • Aimee - Office Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician

    Aimee has been with us since 1999. She has her Bachelor of Science from the University of Findlay in 1998 and her Registered Veterinary Technician license from Stautzenberger College in 2004.She is a member of the OAVT. Aimee resides in Tiffin, with her cat Whosit.

  • Amber - Registered Veterinary Technician

    Amber graduated the Veterinary Technician program from Penn Foster College with an Associate of Science Degree. She has 18 years of experience in the veterinary field. Amber enjoys every aspect of veterinary work from caring for patients to educating clients. When Amber is not at work you can find her camping, fishing, and making crafts. Amber and her husband, Doug, reside outside of Republic. They share their home with two sons, Shane and Vaughn. Currently Amber has a spoiled cat named Paul and a German Shepherd named Lluke.

  • Kari - Registered Veterinary Technician

    Kari joined Lakeshore Veterinary Hospital in November  2013. She graduated from Michigan Sate University with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Zoology. Kari had previously spent most of her time working with exotic animals in zoos until moving to Sandusky. Outside of the office, Kari enjoys seeking thrills at amusement parks and traveling to tropical locations. Kari and her husband Matt have a cat Smokey, but look forward to getting a dog when they buy their first home.

  • Laurin - Registered Veterinary Technician

    Laurin, a Sandusky native, graduated from Stautzenberger College in May of 2019, with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. In her spare time, Laurin enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Her hobbies include: reading, listening to music, and watching movies. Her fur family includes:  Deetz, an American Staffordshire Terrier and cats Zola, Ravin, Kitty, and Ozzie.

  • Kellie - Veterinary Assistant

    Kellie spent her high school Senior year afternoons helping us out when  we were in our downtown location. After graduation, Kellie explored some academic interests at the University of Akron. Upon returning to Sandusky, Kellie started back with us as a full time employee and we couldn't be happier! Kellie assists technicians and doctors throughout the day. She mans the front desk, educates clients and helps with our patients. In her free time, Kellie enjoys watching Marvel movies, cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers and spending time with her 3 cats, Tico, Tiggy and Milo and her feisty Husky Penny.

  • Karalyn - Veterinary Assistant

    Karalyn grew up in Westlake, Ohio, working with horses and rode on an IEA team in Oberlin, throughout high school. She graduated from Tiffin University in May, 2020 with an Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement while also being a scholarship equestrian rider for their varsity IHSA team. In her free time, Karalyn loves to spend time with her dogs Tucker and Millie and also train/show horses on the circuits. Karalyn is currently in school through Penn Foster for Veterinary Technician degree.

  • Jil - Receptionist

    Jil came to us from Dr. Brent's office where she was the Receptionist since January, 2006. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education and has extensive experience in customer service. In her spare time Jil enjoys traveling, reading and crafting. Jil lives in Sandusky with her husband, Bruce and their retired racing greyhound, Shawna. 

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