The team at Middendorf Animal Hospital is comprised of highly trained and experienced animal health professionals who have a genuine love for working with pets. Our staff treats every patient with the highest quality of medical care as well as a gentle touch.

James T. Middendorf Jr. , DVM

MiddendorfDr. James Middendorf is a 1984 graduate of the University of Kentucky and 1988 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a consultant and trainer for Cutting Edge Lasers, a former program director of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, a past president of Northern Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association, and he has a keen interest in orthopedic surgery — especially joint surgery. Dr. Middendorf also believes in having state-of-the-art technology available for your pet. Dr. Middendorf is married has 6 kids, 4 dogs, 2 cat, and a 90 gallon fish aquarium in his home.
Started Practice: 1996
Education: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery

David LaRoy , DVM

LaRoyDr. David LaRoy graduated in 1993 from Thomas Moore College and in 1997 from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association and of the American Veterinary Medical Association and he is program director of the Northern Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. LaRoy is married and has three children,a dog, and a cat.
Joined the Practice: 2001
Education: Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine

Kay, Executive Director

KayRunning the office with easy efficiency is Kay Vaught, Practice Manager. Kay has been with Middendorf Animal Hospital since it opened in January 1996. She loves animals and owns 5 dogs and 3 cats. Kay also attended the University of Cincinnati where she earned a degree as a registered veterinary technician.
Joined the Practice: 1996

Kelli, Medical Director

kelliIn a time when a person’s main concern is putting food on the table for their family, it’s difficult to find people who are as caring about animals as I am; people who will go out of their way to lend a hand to an animal in need; people who understand that we’re the only ones who can help, and are more than happy too. I’m glad to work here because, as I’ve come to find, every staff member is as passionate about veterinary medicine as I am. I’m proud to be a member of the team at Middendorf Animal Hospital.

Lisa, Director of Public Contact

LisaLisa Middendorf is stepping back into assisting her husband Dr. Middendorf as they bring in more training and technology to provide the best health care for your pets. She is handling all of the promotional and some of the organizational busy work that comes with being a business owner so that Dr. Middendorf can be more available to our patients.
Joined the Practice: 2002

Shannon, Kennel Manager


Robin, Reception Staff

resized_80x88_robinI have loved and owned animals all my life, and was grateful for the opportunity to come and work for Middendorf’s. I enjoy each day being with my co-workers and seeing all the pets that come in. It is a true pleasure to work here.
Joined the Practice: 2011

Vanessa, Reception Staff

I love animals. Animals bring such joy to people. They have ways to bring a smile to someone’s face no matter what the situation maybe. They don’t have voices of their own and it’s our job to make sure they are heard and taken care of. Pets have feelings, too. I have a seven year old chihuahua mix named Piddles. She’s a little firecracker. My min pin, Quinn just turned 1 year old. He’s a mommy’s boy, for sure. I also have 2 kittens, Squirt and Karly. A full house for sure. I love working for an animal hospital that works together as a team and loves the patients as their own. I have worked elsewhere and it wasn’t pretty. MAH has been a lifesaver for me. I wouldn’t work anywhere else.
Joined the Practice: 2013

Maggie, Vet Tech

I have always loved animals, having grown up around horses, dogs and cats.
I have been with Middendorf Animal Hospital since 2003 and enjoy educating clients about keeping their pets healthy and comfortable. No day is the same, some harder than others but overall the family atmosphere, friendly clients, and pets make this a great place to work.
Joined the Practice: 2003

Kae Lee, Vet Tech

Kae_LeeI have two associate degrees, one as a Veterinary Technician, my favorite love and passion and the other in photography, my favorite pass-time. I am currently getting my Registered Vet Tech License.
During my Veterinary Technology schooling, I had the opportunity to internship at 3 great places and my last one here at MAH. I found the staff to be very helpful, friendly, a genuinely love what they do. Both of the Vets are wonderful and great to work with, so when I was called and asked if I was still interested in working here to fill a vacancy, my reply was an ecstatic “Absolutely!” I have a 16 yr old black DSH, Merlin who has been with me through a lot of moves and changes. Cammy is my 4 yr old boxer terrier mix. She had been at the shelter for over 3 months. Although there are no “deadlines” for the animals there, I felt a special bond with her and loved her “smile”. Unlike others who grew up around dogs all their lives, Cammy is my first dog and I wouldn’t have chosen anyone else. I’m originally from northern Ohio and had lived in eastern PA and Pittsburgh for a while before settling down here. I love spending my “free” time traveling and playing golf with my husband of 5 years, taking our 3 year old daughter to the zoo, playing piano, hanging out with my family over in Indiana, and still try to volunteer at the shelter when I can.
Joined the Practice: 2013

Les, Boarding Staff


Amber, Boarding Staff