Meet the Team

  • Dr. Libby Kinsel
    Dr. Libby Kinsel
    DVM

    Dr. Elizabeth Kinsel is from the Canal Winchester, OH area.  Most of her clients know her as Dr. Libby.  She grew up in an animal loving family and was always eager to accompany her family pets to the veterinary office.  For as long as she can remember, she always wanted to be a veterinarian and walk in the footsteps of her mentor, Dr. William Haynes. 

    Dr. Libby graduated from Canal Winchester High School.  She completed her undergrad studies at Miami University in Ohio.  She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2003 with her degree in veterinary medicine.  She has been the owner of Creature Comforts Veterinary Center since 2004.

    Dr. Kinsel believes that the commonsense approach to veterinary medicine that she observed from Dr. Haynes and his staff has made her the kind of veterinarian that she is today.  She is passionate about keeping the “whole patient” happy and healthy, which includes the patient’s family. 

    Dr. Libby considers her veterinary family her extended family.  She values the relationships that she has built over the years.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends.   She wants to follow the activities of her nieces and nephews as they grow.  Dr. Libby also loves going to concerts with her cousin, Kate and her friend, Erin.   She has a true love for shelter animals.  Dr. Libby volunteers at the local shelters to improve the health and quality of life for the community’s dogs and cats.  She also hopes to get back to horseback riding.

  • Dr. Snoke
    Dr. Shannon
    DVM

    Dr. Shannon Snoke joined Creature Comforts Veterinary Center as a full-time associate doctor in August 2019. She grew up in the Findlay, Ohio area. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Findlay in 2000. Dr. Snoke relocated to Columbus and attended The Ohio State University to pursue her studies in veterinary medicine. She graduated in 2004 with her degree in veterinary medicine. Dr. Snoke worked for Creature Comforts previously. She worked part-time, performing surgeries and filling in when Dr. Kinsel was on vacation. She moved to Virginia Beach, VA, for a few years, but decided to come back to the central Ohio area. Dr. Snoke was immediately rehired. She has become an asset to our practice. Dr. Snoke lives in the Lancaster area. She enjoys the outdoors and loves spending time at the beach. Dr. Snoke is a true Buckeye fan and attends as many Ohio State football games as possible. She has such a 'soft heart' and compassion for strays. So...her 4-legged family has grown: we will just use the word 'several' to describe her furry family. She also has a rescue Cockatoo, named Ruby.

  • Ashley
    Ashley
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Ashley is one of our registered veterinary technicians. She started working at Creature Comforts as a veterinary assistant in the summer of 2010. She decided to go back to school. She attended Columbus State Community College and earned her degree as a registered veterinary technician in 2014. Ashley is married to Justin. They have 3 dogs and 2 cats. They live in the Sugar Grove area. Ashley and Justin enjoy traveling and being outdoors.

  • Jill
    Jill
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Jill is a registered veterinary technician. She graduated from The Veterinary Technical Institute at Bradford School in Columbus, Ohio in 2007. Jill worked at Creature Comforts from February 2013 to July 2020, took a small break, and returned in January 2021. When Jill is not at work, she stays very busy. Jill has been involved with showing AKC confirmation and breeding Brittany Spaniels for several years. She also enjoys reading, writing, cycling, and walking her 2 dogs, Elton and Ransom. Jill and her husband, Nathan, are happily married and live in the Somerset area.

  • Susan
    ​Susan
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Susan graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2014 with a degree in Animal Health Technology. She joined Creature Comforts in July 2020. She splits her time between being a registered technician and helping our clients in the front office. Susan is a true 'people' person. Susan's family is #1 in her life, especially her daughter, Caroline. She also enjoys listening to music and spending time with her parents and 2 nephews. Susan's family would not be complete without her beloved pets; Shelby the dog, and her 6 cats: Felix, Rosalie, Kia, Kevin, Kate, and Randall.

  • ​Melissa
    ​Melissa
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Melissa is a registered veterinary technician. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in agriculture from The Ohio State University in 2003. She went back to school and graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2005 with an associate degree in Applied Science of Veterinary Technology. Melissa and her husband, Brian, have 2 kids: Dalton and Lilah. Melissa is one busy mom. She is a member of the PTO, a Girl Scout leader, and a Boy Scout leader. She loves being creative and spending time with her family. Melissa's family also includes Raven, the Labrador Retriever, and 2 Guinea Pigs, JoJo and Max.

  • Denise
    Denise
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Denise is one of our registered veterinary technicians. Denise graduated from Michigan State University in 1981 with a registered veterinary technician degree. She has worked as a veterinary technician ever since graduation. She has been with Creature Comforts since 2009. She also does volunteer work with Christian Veterinary Mission, which provides veterinary care for horses, dogs, and cats on Indian Reservations. Denise and her husband, Shane live in Carroll and they have 2 grown children. She enjoys sewing and reading. Denise and Shane are avid motorcycle riders and camping enthusiasts and travel around the country on their bikes.

  • Sandy
    Sandy
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Sandy is a registered veterinary technician and our inventory manager. Sandy graduated from Columbus State Community College in 1975 as a registered veterinary technician. She has been a part of veterinary medicine ever since. She has worked at Creature Comforts ever since the doors opened for business in 2004. Sandy and her husband John live in the Canal Winchester area. They have 2 grown sons. They also have a rescue dog named Pixie. Sandy enjoys walking the trails at the local metro parks and she loves Ohio State football. GO BUCKS!

  • Kristina
    Kristina
    Office Manager

    Kristina joined Creature Comforts in January 2021 as part of our office staff. She is now our office manager. Kristina has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism/Communications from The Ohio State University. She has 3 adult children, Grant, Alexa, and Ashlyn. Kristina and her husband, John, live in the Pickerington area. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys teaching yoga, lifting weights, and spending time with her dogs. Kristina loves Cocker Spaniels. She currently has 2: Nicholas and Benjamin.

  • Mary
    Support Staff

    Mary is a part of our office staff. Mary graduated from The Ohio State University in 1986. She started working at Creature Comforts in March of 2011. Mary lives in Circleville and has a son named Zach. She has 2 dogs: Sadie and Doodle. She also has a 'green thumb' with plants and enjoys indoor gardening.

  • Deanna
    Support Staff

    Deanna joined Creature Comforts in April of 2012. She is part of the office staff. She lives in the Logan area with her husband. They have 2 adult daughters, 3 grandsons, and a granddaughter. Deanna has several dogs and cats, including a rescue dog named Kennedy. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading mystery books. When our Ohio weather is warm and sunny, Deanna loves working outside.

  • Megan
    Support Staff

    Megan has been with Creature Comforts since December 2013. She is our long-time kennel attendant. Megan takes her job very seriously and has a wonder rapport with all the animals. She also helps with other miscellaneous jobs around the clinic. Megan enjoys reading, playing volleyball, working out, and listening to music. She loves to take care of her personal animals too. Megan is the 'Mom' to Bailey, the Labrador Retriever, Lizzie, the Toy Poodle, and 2 cats, Penny and Nala.

  • Michelle
    Support Staff

    Michelle started working at Creature Comforts in October of 2019. She has completed 2 years of the veterinary technician program at Penn Foster. Michelle is one of our veterinary assistants. She enjoys working in surgery. When not at work, Michelle is a soccer mom. She also loves hiking and is involved in her church. Michelle has 3 pets: a dog named Goose and 2 cats, Griffin and Pete.

  • Anna
    Support Staff

    Anna started working at Creature Comforts in June 2020. She is part of the office staff but helps with kennels when needed. Anna is currently attending Columbus State Community College. She is working towards her degree as a veterinary technician. Anna lives on her family's farm, so she is busy all the time. Anna has a Bulldog named Kimber. She also helps take care of the farm dogs: Colt and Magnum, the 2 Husky-Lab mixes, and Peanut the Dachshund mix.

  • Skyler
    Support Staff

    Skyler works as a kennel attendant. She began working at Creature Comforts in May 2021. Skyler is attending Fairfield Career Center in the Animal Management program. She likes being outside, going to car meets, and fishing. Skyler also enjoys hanging out with her 5 siblings and friends.

  • Amber
    Support Staff

    Amber rejoined Creature Comforts in April 2022. She previously worked at the clinic from 2010 to 2017. We are certainly glad to have her back. Amber works part-time. She is a veterinary assistant and spends time working in the reception area. Amber is married to Eric. They have 2 kids, Witten and Lillian. The entire family loves to travel. Amber has 4-legged “kids” too. They are Molly, the Goldendoodle, and Sven and Sophie, the Golden Retrievers.

  • Simba
    Simba
    Office Cat

    Simba was a stray kitten at a local McDonald’s.  Dr. Kinsel captured Simba and all of his siblings.  Everyone was adopted except for Simba.  That is how he became our office cat.  Simba has come a long way with his social skills.  At first he was very timid, but he is much better now.  Simba likes to help out in the office when he feels like it.  But most of the time he likes to look out the windows and hang out in the pharmacy. 

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday

8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Tuesday

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Wednesday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday

8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday

Closed

Monday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

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