Meet Our Team

  • 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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Our Regular Schedule

South Lebanon Office


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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