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Dayton South Veterinary Clinic

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Dayton South Veterinary Clinic

Dayton South Veterinary Clinic was founded by Dr. Aubrey Wyatt in the fall of 1977. The original practice was located on the corner of Stroop Road and Wilmington Pike in a small renovated gas station and car wash. In late 1994, Dr. Daniel Brauer purchased the practice from Dr. Wyatt. The summer of 2000, Dr. Brauer purchased a piece of land at 3200 Wilmington Pike and built the practice's current home.

Dr. Daniel Brauer is a 1991 graduate of  The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. He did his undergraduate studies at Wright State University. Dr. Brauer is a first generation American in his family of German descent.  He grew up in Dayton and knew he wanted to become a veterinarian at a young age.  Dr. Brauer has a special interest in exotic and avian medicine and over 25 years of experience treating these unique species.  He has performed countless procedures and surgeries on all types of exotic & avian species.  He currently shares his home and farm with a Great Dane and 2 long haired miniature dachshunds.  Dr. Brauer also raises black angus beef cattle and has numerous chickens, who provide farm fresh eggs daily.  When not working, he spends most of his time on the farm caring for the animals as well as gardening and landscaping. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and Association of Avian Veterinarians.

Dr. Lauren Schumacher  is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned a bachelor of science in biological sciences from Wright State University in 2007. Dr. Schumacher grew up in Kettering and started working at Dayton South Veterinary Clinic in high school as a kenneler and veterinary assistant. She returned as a veterinarian upon graduation from vet school.  Dr. Schumacher shares her home with 2 long haired miniature dachshunds (who are sisters), a Great Dane, and a rabbit.  Her professional interests include internal medicine, surgery, and preventative medicine.  She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association.

Carolyn RVT has been a team member of Dayton South Veterinary Clinic since its foundation in 1977.  She was born in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Ohio at age 5.  She earned her associate's in veterinary technology from Columbus Tech Institute and is a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians.  Carolyn enjoys the variety of animals we see at Dayton South and likes being a part of the healthcare they receive.  She has 2 standard poodles at home, who are brother & sister.  In her free time, Carolyn enjoys being outside (especially in the spring), gardening, crafting, reading, and walking her dogs.  She has several nieces, nephews, and a great niece and nephews who have learned their love of animals from Aunt Carolyn.  Not only is Carolyn an amazing registered veterinary technician, but she also has a RN degree from Sinclair Community College and works at a local hospital.

Sandra RVT has been a Dayton South team member since August 2013 and enjoys caring for the wide range of patient species we see.  She has an associate's degree in veterinary technology from Miami Jacobs and has been a registered veterinary technician since November 2013.  Sandra shares her home with her husband and 3 cats, 2 rabbits, a crested gecko, a quaker parrot, and a rose hair tarantula .  When not working Sandra enjoys music, drawing, coloring, photography, traveling, and volunteering.  She is a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians and hopes to one day earn a specialty degree in avian and exotic medicine.

Nathan has been a team member since February 2016 as a kennel attendant.  He is from Dayton and currently attends Wright State University.  Nathan enjoys interacting with the animals here at Dayton South and seeing their recovery after treatment.  He has a cat at home and enjoys reading and bowling in his spare time.  His future educational plans include veterinary medicine or medical school to earn a pathology degree.

Carly has been a veterinary assistant since May 2016.  She is from Pittsburgh, PA and is currently a student at the University of Dayton pursuing a bachelor of science in biology.  Carly has a yorkie and bunny at home.  She will be attending veterinary school at The Ohio State University in the fall of 2017.  Carly feels fortunate to have gained veterinary experience and knowledge here at Dayton South to aid in her future studies and career.

Emilee has been with Dayton South as a receptionist since June 2016.  She is originally from Spring Valley and attended Wright State University for her undergraduate studies.  Emilee has been working in the veterinary field for many years and is also certified as a veterinary assistant.  She enjoys interacting with the clients and staff members on a daily basis and providing top notch customer service.  Emilee is married, has 2 sons, and an English bulldog at home.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, being outdoors camping or hiking, and attending country concerts.

Mary Ann joined the Dayton South team in August 2016 as a veterinary assistant and loves interacting with our staff and clients.  She is from Cincinnati and is currently attending The University of Dayton as a pre-veterinary major/medical humanities minor.  Mary Ann has 2 dogs, both rescues, at home (a golden retriever/black lab mix and an American Eskimo/Spitz).  Her future goals include attending veterinary school.  When not studying or working to gain veterinary experience, Mary Ann enjoys playing the piano, hiking, reading, traveling, exercising, and playing with her cute pups at home.

Courtney has been a member of the Dayton South team since December 2016 as a receptionist.  She is from Centerville and has 2 sons, 2 twin daughters, and 2 dogs at home.  Courtney enjoys interacting with our clients and patients on a daily basis.  In her free time, she keeps busy spending time with family & friends, attending her children's sporting events, bike riding, and shopping. 

Hillary became a Dayton South team member in January 2017 as a veterinary assistant.  She is originally from Chicago, IL and moved to Ohio at a young age.  Hillary enjoys the people she works with and is always learning something new here at the clinic.  She has a cat and thoroughbred horse at home.  In her free time, Hillary enjoys taking day trips to West Virginia, listening to music, reading, writing, and is currently trying to learn Italian.  One day she would like to earn her DVM, a masters in psychology, and move to South Carolina near the mountains.

Max has been a member of the Dayton South team since May 2017 as a kennel assistant.  He is a Kettering Fairmont High School graduate and resides in Kettering.  His future plans are to study to become a veterinary technician.  Max has a pet chinchilla at home and enjoys playing guitar, hiking, golf, and bowling.  He enjoys interacting with the staff and patients and learning about veterinary medicine from the cases seen here.

Kelly ​joined the Dayton South team in May 2017 as a veterinary assistant.  She is currently a veterinary student at Michigan State's College of Veterinary Medicine and will graduate in 2019.  She calls Okemos, Michigan home and earned a bachelor's of science from the University of Dayton in 2015.  Kelly began shadowing Dr. Brauer & Dr. Schumacher during her undergraduate studies and earned experience which helped to gain her entry into veterinary school.  She has a yorkie at home and enjoys practicing yoga and reading in her spare time.  After graduating as a DVM, Kelly plans to go into general practice but is currently keeping her options open. 

Below are some of our staff members furry friends.

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