Meet Our Staff

  • Dr.

    Dr. Emily Coatney-Smith grew up in Centerville, where she graduated from Centerville High School in 1987. Dr. Emily went on to study Zoology at Michigan State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors of Science. In 1991 Dr. Emily was accepted at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and in 1995 she graduated with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She currently practices companion animal medicine at Far Hills Animal Clinic, where she focuses on soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

  • Dr.

    Dr. Adam Coatney-Schuler attended The Ohio State University for both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is certified by the State of Ohio to practice veterinary medicine and is a member of the Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Adam practices companion animal medicine at Far Hills Animal Clinic with a focus on ultrasonography.

  • Dr.

    Dr. Lesley Shaffer is originally from Granville, Ohio. She attended The Ohio State University after high school, and graduated in 1997 with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has been practicing small animal medicine in Dayton since 1998, and her special interest is in surgery.

  • Glenn
    Veterinary Technician

    Glenn graduated Stautzenberger College in 2008 and has been working with us since 2012. Along with a wife and 2 kids, he has 2 dogs, 2 cats, hermit crabs, 2 bunnies and small flocks of bantam chickens. His interests include organic gardening, permaculture, woodworking and native plants.

  • Melissa
    Veterinary Assistant

    Melissa started at Far Hills Animal Clinic in 2008 with Dr. Douglas Coatney. She loves spending time with her babies, a shorkie named Tilly and an orange tabby named Macey, her family and her longtime boyfriend. In her spare time she enjoys horror movies, drawing, music (particularly metal) and shopping.

  • Jocelyn
    Veterinary Assistant

    Jocelyn joined Far Hills Animal Clinic in December of 2021. She graduated in 2015 with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology.

    Her first language is Spanish and she has 2 kitties named Mamo and Usagi and a very spoiled dog named Loki.

  • Elise
    Vet Assistant/Client Service Representative

    Elise graduated with her Bachelors in Sociology and Psychology in May of 2022. She hopes to continue her education in veterinary medicine.

    Elise fosters cats of all ages but prefers neonatal or hospice. A lot of her free time is spent volunteering at an animal sanctuary's medical team.

    She has 5 cats; Cheeto, Aurora, Kleenex, Hitchy and Stoli, and a sheltie named Eevee. 

  • Lugene
    Client Service Representative

    Lugene joined Far Hills in 2020 with over 20 years experience working in veterinary care. She lives in Centerville and enjoys reading mystery novels and OSU football.

  • Sarah
    Client Service Representative

    Sarah was born in Hamilton, Ohio and moved to Xenia in 2019. She has worked in the vet field since 2009. She has cows, two dogs and two cats. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, camping, boating and farming.

  • Kyndrah
    Veterinary Assistant

    Kyndrah has been with the team since the fall of 2019. When she isn't working you can find her cuddled up on the couch with her fur babies and a good book. She has a spunky terrier mix named Cheerio, a very old lady cat named Lilly and a shy little Gecko Ruben. 

    Kyndrah hopes to become a veterinary technician in the near future. She will be attending school at Penn Foster in January of 2023.

  • Destiny
    Client Service Representative

    Destiny is a recent graduate of Sinclair College with her associates in science. She is from Springfield Ohio and plans to attend Tech School next year. She has 3 cats, 14 guinea pigs and 3 Flemish Giant rabbits. Destiny enjoys anime, hiking, spending time outdoors, going to coffee shops and listening to dance music.

  • Amy
    Client Service Representative

    Amy started in 2019 after 17 years of homeschooling her two boys. Her love of animals started young. When she was growing up her family had Irish Setters and Great Pyrenees. As she got older, she got into obedience and agility with her dogs.

    Now, Amy spends her time with her family, 5 dogs, 2 cats, a parakeet and fish. When not relaxing or working with us, she helps in the family's line striping business.

  • Nick
    Client Service Representative

    Nick has worked with us since 2011. He is a kitten super-fan, and lives with two cats and two anxious rescue dogs. He will often volunteer to foster neonatal kittens until they are ready to find their forever home.

  • Sami
    Client Service Representative/Assistant

    Sami joined Far Hills Animal Clinic in January of 2022. She graduated in 2020 with a Bachelors in Biology with a focus on pre-vet. Sami hopes to attend veterinary school at The Ohio State University.

    Sami has a loving husband and two cats, Cleo and Pixie, that she spends most of her time with. In her spare time she loves crafting, running a small jewelry business, watching scary movies and collecting crystal minerals.

  • Britany
    Veterinary Assistant

    Britany started with Far Hills Animal Clinic in 2016 as a kennel assistant. She then moved into her current role as a veterinary assistant. Other than spending time with her husband, children and 2 cats, she very much enjoys her sleep.

  • Kate
    Client Service Representative/Assistant

    Kate was born and raised in Kettering Ohio and graduated from Fairmont high school in 2012. Her career with animals began with a management position in the animal department of a local pet store. She entered the veterinary world as a vet assistant in 2015 and later became the office manager of her clinic. Kate has been with Far Hills Animal Clinic since June 2019. She started as front end reception and has since expanded back into the medical side of the practice. She is currently enrolled at Penn Foster for her Associate of Science in Veterinary Technology. Kate lives with her son and their pets (5 cats, 1 dog and 2 guinea pigs!) 

  • Savana
    Veterinary Assistant

    Savana has been with Far Hills Animal Clinic since December of 2021. She originally came to us wanting volunteer hours for Vet Tech School. Savana loves animals, especially her furry and scaly babies.

  • Megan
    Client Service Representative

    Megan started with us in August of 2022. She is from Dayton and attended Wright State University. All her life she has loved animals. When not at work, Megan enjoys taking her three dogs, Harvey, Parsley and Altan, on walks, hanging out with friends and family and shopping. Megan hopes to eventually go back to school to become a Vet Tech.

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Centerville Office


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - 6 PM


8 AM - noon




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