I was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Moved to Richmond, Virginia for a few years and then my dad was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio. I have lived in Parma, Ohio for most of my life until I married my wife and bought a house in Cleveland, Ohio. then we moved to North Olmsted, Ohio and Now I reside in Olmsted Township, Ohio. I several years of college but never finished with a formal degree. I went to the Cleveland Hts, Police Academy where I received my Ohio Patrol Officers Training Certificate and pursue a career in Law Enforcement. However after several years I returned to Animal Healthcare.
I started working in the veterinary industry my sophomore year of high school. I was a cub scout and joined their explores club in animal healthcare. My name was placed on a list for part-time employed and I was chosen to work at Brookside Animal Hospital where I worked for 2 years. My favorite part of working with animals is taking a sick, innocent creature that has no idea what we are trying to them and nursing them back to good health.
After I left my current place of work for the third time. I also thought that there was something more secure with better pay and benefits but learned that the grass is not always greener on the other side. It was more rewarding talking care of dogs and cats and their owners then pursuing false dreams.
My wife Deirdre of 28 years. We have a daughter Morgan 21 and a son Dominic 13. I have been employed with Mayfield Pet Hospital for over 30 years. I started out as an assistant and now I am a co-owner. I love spending time with my family and riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle. My work is my passion. I love dealing with my clients and their pets. We are what I call a “Family Run Clinic.” We are not corporate! We care and take pride in the service we provide. If you take of your clients and their pets first the business part follows. Now a days with corporate buying up small privately owned clinics, the profession has lost its customer serve aspect. Corporations seem to care more amount the bottom line, $$$$, then they do about taking care of patients and clients. We know our clients like they are family and friends. In my spear time I coach 3rd – 6th grade tackle football and on occasion basketball.
Nancy Hankins, DVM
I am a veterinarian and co-owner at Mayfield Pet Hospital. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1990, and I have been a vet for 30 years, born and raised in South Euclid.
I love working in the veterinary field and becoming a student of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine which had been a passion of mine since 7 years old.
Our vets do a lot of communicating with our clients personally. It’s not enough simply to do the work. We want to let people know that we really do care and we want the best for every animal.
I am a member of Cleveland Acadamy & AVMA, and I also have an interest in internal medicine and gastrointestinal diseases.
My goal in life is to visit every national park, a winery in every state, visit every baseball stadium, and witness the Indians winning the World Series. My favorite holiday is Groundhog Day!
Our office cat, Red, has since retired and is now living at home with me. I also has a pet cat named Mama.
Jacyln Olson, DVM
I knew I wanted to be a veterinarian since I was in the second grade, I’ve always had a passion for helping dogs and cats! From a young age, I had cats and birds, and I began riding horses in kindergarten. I completed my undergraduate work at University of Findlay and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. I believe strongly in improving animal health through preventative care: The more we can prevent now, the better it is for the animal’s health in the long run. My personal philosophy can be summed up as follows: No matter how bad a situation looks, we should always do the best we can because these are not just animals… they’re part of someone’s family.
Although my husband is allergic to cats, we has a dog, a Chihuahua/Pomeranian mix named Leo.
Kim Lee, DVM
I am a veterinarian at Mayfield Pet Hospital and I have been here since 1991. I graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and I was born and raised in Cleveland Heights.
I’ve always had a passion for science and animals, so working in the veterinary industry was a no-brainer for me. I also love the satisfaction I feel from being able to help animals.
I’m a member of the AVMA and I have a special interest in soft tissue surgeries.
I’ve been married to my husband Kent for 29 years, and I also have a son who lives in Alabama. In my free time I enjoy traveling and hiking.
Office Manager/Registered Veterinary Technician
I was born and raised in Benton Ridge, Ohio! I graduated back in 2012 with an Associate’s Degree in Animal Science from Brown Mackie College. After that I started off career in emergency medicine and moved to private practice after starting a family. Down the road I moved to Cleveland for my husband’s job at Progressive Insurance.
What got me interested in the veterinary industry was a personal experience I had with our family pet that had cluster seizures who passed away. Then it was my personal goal to work in the field to help the sick and injured and nurse them back to health. I also love working with the clients and educating them on their pets’ needs. It is also such a good feeling to help mend the sick and see them recover.
I knew that this was where I belonged when I had been working during my internships during college in emergency medicine and always learning and seeing something new.
My family consists of my husband who I’ve been married to since 2013, and have since had 2 active boys, Conner and Griffin, that love to keep us on our toes. We also have a 1 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Belle.
In my spare time, I love to cook, practice yoga, and enjoy outdoor activities like walking and gardening.
My goal is to go back to school and to obtain my certification in veterinary practice management. I’m also a member of the OAVT.
I’ve been a veterinary assistant at Mayfield Pet Hospital since March of 2019.
I traveled a lot when I was younger with family in Panama, Central America and Puerto Rico, but settled here in Ohio and graduated from Orange High School. I am currently studying for a Bachelors in Biology with 2 years left. I’ve worked with animals for the past 7 years and don’t think I’ll stop anytime soon.
Since the age of 7 I would always say I wanted to be a vet I haven’t reached my goal yet, but I feel closer than ever doing what I do today. My favorite thing about working with animals is being able to build a relationship with them.
I knew I was in the right profession when I got poop on my hands and didn’t get angry.
I am the second youngest of my siblings including my step siblings. My pets are my kids I have Ava my 4 year old dog and my two cats Pablo Escobar, and Chapo. During my free time when it’s nice outside I like to go on long walks or hikes with Ava.
Jack Krizman Jr
I have lived in Cleveland most of my life. I also have lived in a few other states before settling down this past time.
I began working in the veterinary industry after I left a career in Law Enforcement and immediately knew it felt right and that you knew you could make a difference in the life of people’s pets.
My favorite thing about working with animals is calming an anxious or frightened dog/cat, and helping them through the appointment.
I have a 2 year old son, we will train our next puppy together (Belgian Malinois). Our current pet is a Chocolate Lab.
My passions and inspirations include shooting, dog training, hiking, movies, music.
I’ve been a veterinary assistant at Mayfield Pet Hospital since April of 2019.
I was a part of the Medical Technologies program at Mayfield High School and started interning at the clinic before being hired. I graduated from high school and the program and I am now attending Cleveland State University as a biology pre-vet major.
I have always been interested in this field since I had my first dog around the age of five. Thankfully being in the program, I was able to intern at the clinic and have been able to see hands on what the field is like. My favorite part about working with the animals is to see each of their personalities. I love seeing how different each one is from the next.
I knew I was in the right profession after feeling so welcomed. All of the staff have made me feel so comfortable and have taught me so much. Along with the staff, the clients are also a big reason why I love what I do. I love being able to help make the animals feel better and getting to connect with each client. I have learned so much already and have such a love for this field that coming into work doesn’t feel like work. Everyday is different which is what makes me love it so much.
I have three dogs named Precious, Kingston, and Goku, along with a cat named Tinkerbell, and a guinea pig. After graduating from Cleveland State, I hope to attend The Ohio State University to become a veterinarian.
I always worked on the west side and I couldn’t find a job in the veterinary field on the west side. Dan gave me a chance and hired me and I took a chance at working on the East side in Mayfield Hts. It turned out to be not so bad. I have been working in the veterinary industry for 20 years as a receptionist and assistant technician.
I have worked in the food industry for about 17 years and I wanted a change. I felt working at a veterinary hospital would be more rewarding and it is. It makes me happy when I can be a small part of an animals life, seeing them grow from puppy to adult. Its a good feeling you get when you can help a pet get the care they need.
About a year after working in the veterinary field I found that I enjoyed getting to know clients and their pets, becoming friends with them. I like helping to keep their pets healthy and happy.
I live in Brook Park, Ohio and I am married. I have 2 children. My son is 33 years old and lives I Berea, Ohio. My daughter is 29 years old and lives in.
Cottonwood, Arizona. They are both married and I have 1 granddaughter who is 14 yrs old. I have a Rottweiler (Fred) that just turned 10 years old, a Chihuahua mix (Willy) that we rescued is 4 years old, and a cat (Rebel) who is 12 years old. I enjoy spending time with my family, going camping, reading science fiction books, and traveling.
Stinky fractured his pelvis after he fell off the balcony of Marsol Towers. Since his injury left him with no control over his bladder or stool he was not adoptable. Fortunately, he decided to adopt Dr. Nancy Hankins, who manually expresses his bladder and stool every day. Today, Stinky lives with Dr. Hankins and comes into Mayfield Pet Hospital when he feels like it.
Red, who is actually black, is Mayfield Pet Hospital’s Office Cat. Having only three legs does not stop Red from greeting clients and pets alike, and basically having the run of Mayfield Pet Hospital. Red and his brother Blue, who also had three legs, were named for the red and blue collars around their necks when they were found abandoned as kittens.