Your Veterinarian in South Lebanon, OH
Call us at 513-494-9009

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 513-494-9009!

veterinarian_dog.pngIf you live in South Lebanon or the surrounding area and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further. Dr. Lavinia Hultgren is a licensed OH veterinarian, treating all types of pets. Your pets’ health and well being are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Little Miami Vet Service is a full service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Lavinia Hultgren has years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our South Lebanon veterinarian.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call 513-494-9009 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our South Lebanon veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- and you can find directions on our Contact Us page! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for South Lebanon pet owners.

?Se habla espanol? Kathy habla espanol y les pueda ayudar con sus preguntas y para poner citas. Se pueda comunicarse con ella entre las horas de 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.

At Little Miami Vet Service, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Lavinia Hultgren
South Lebanon Veterinarian | Little Miami Vet Service | 513-494-9009

680 W. Mason Morrow Rd.
South Lebanon, OH 45065

  • Dr.
    Lavinia Hultgren
    Place of Study: The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Licensed since: 1995 Professional development: Dr. Hultgren received her Bachelor of Science in zoology, magna cum laude from the Ohio University Honors Tutorial College in 1991 with an undergraduate thesis in reproductive immunology. She then earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in June of 1995. After graduating and licensure, she began mixed animal practice in southwestern Ohio. In 1999, she opened Little Miami Veterinary Service, Inc. from her home and in 2000 moved the practice to the current site in South Lebanon, Ohio. Her favorite parts of veterinary practice are surgery and wound repair. Her personal interests include horseback riding, hiking, piano and photography. She volunteers time each year fence judging at the Rolex 3-day event in Lexington, KY. She lives with her husband and three children, five horses, two cats, two dogs, chickens, rabbits and a turtle in Oregonia.
  • Kathy
    Practice Manager
    Kathy is our Practice Manager and she has been with LMVS since 2006. While she had never worked with animals before, she has learned a lot and knows more about animals than she ever thought she would! Raised in N.W. Warren County, she has been a resident of Lebanon since 1991. She has an A.A. in Humanities and speaks fluent Spanish, as she lived in Guatemala for 1 year serving as a missionary. She is the proud mother of 3 children, a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, and is now grandma to a beautiful grandson. She still loves being grandma to Finn, Rosie,and Luna, her grand-dogs! She enjoys working with the wonderful animals and their owners who share their lives with our clinic.
  • Shannon
    Shannon, our receptionist, has been with LMVS since Feb. 2011. She is from Loveland and currently resides in Lebanon with her husband and 15 year old son. Her hobbies include archery, traveling, and riding Harleys. She loves meeting and greeting our clients and their pets.
  • Christy
    Vet Tech Assistant
    Christy is our newest Vet Tech Asst, having been promoted from P/T reception to this new F/T position! She is a recent transplant from Arizona still getting used to the Ohio weather. Christy is married to her best friend and they are the parents of 4 children, ages 16-3 1/2 and they have 1 mini pincher. She has always loved animals and enjoys working with all of the owners and animals that come through the door.
  • Erin
    Veterinary Technicians
    Erin is one of the veterinary technicians at LMVS. She obtained her veterinary technology degree from Sinclair Community College. She currently resides in Wilmington Ohio with her dog, Bear, her cat, Buttons, and four horses and five cows. Her hobbies include showing dogs in obedience and trail riding her horses. She loves working with animals and can't imagine any other job.
  • Jaime
    Jaime has been a part of our clinic family since January 2017. She obtained her AS in Veterinary Technology and is a state licensed Registered Veterinary Technician.She has loved and cared for animals all of her life and is very happy to do so in her work. Jaime is married with three children and her hobbies include camping, hiking, fishing and canoeing.


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South Lebanon Office


8:00 am-5:00 PM


8:00 am-7:30 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 PM


8:00 am-5:00 PM


open first 3 saturdays




What Our Clients Say

  • "We both would like to thank you for your continued caring and concern regarding our horses. There is never a time when our calls were not returned or followed up on. We feel very thankful we have such caring and thoughtful vets"
    Vaughn and Janice Panek Fayetteville, Ohio
  • "We switched to Little Miami Veterinary Service about a year ago and couldn’t be happier with our choice. My dog Luna loves going there and gets excited every time we pull into the parking lot. The staff are all extremely nice and welcoming, and the vets are very thorough and comforting. I wouldn’t want to take my pets anywhere else. This is the best in the area!"
    - Phillip
  • "Little Miami Veterinary Services has been taking wonderful care of our pets for 11 years. We currently have 5 pets (3 dogs and 2 cats) ranging in age from 6 months to 16 years! Whatever medical care was needed, we've always trusted the knowledge and experience of Dr. Hultgren and her Staff. Our 16 year old Chow had a tumor in his liver, has been treated for Cushings and is still with us today because of them. We've always found them to be professional, compassionate and understanding. They've always been there for us, no matter when we needed them. We highly recommend Dr. Hultgren and her team to anyone who loves their pets and wants them to get the best care ever!"
    Karen and Dan Arnold Maineville, Ohio
  • "Thank you for the love and support during the passing of Daisy, and most of all thank you for all that you do to care for all of our furry family members. We cannot express our thank you enough to equal all that you have done. Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the animals. We could not have asked for a better place! You guys are great!"
    Brad and Angel Kohane Morrow, Ohio
  • "Dr. Hultgren and Dr. Daniela are our #1 choice for veterinarians! When our dogs have had emergencies they have always called us back promptly and treated them. Since moving to Columbus, we still prefer their treatment (especially for surgeries) and will make the drive so one of them can do it! They're the only two doctors I truly trust my dogs with."
    Emily Peña-Roemisch

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