Meet Our Team


Dr. Tim Fouts

Dr. Tim Fouts - HIllside Small Animal Hospital A native of Anderson Township, Ohio, I chose to go west after veterinary school to do an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group. It was there I cared for pets owned by such celebrities as Joan Rivers, Sheena Easton, Greg Louganis, Ice-T, Joanna Cassidy, Robert Culp, Eva Gabor, Shelly Hack, Aaron Spelling (and his daughter, Tori) to name a few. From there I went to a busy referral practice in Monrovia, California, located in suburban L.A. County, where I gained extensive experience in soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, working for six years under the late Dr. Raymond Weitkamp, an accomplished veterinary surgeon. After meeting and marrying my wife Lynn, a California native, I was able to convince her that Ohio offered a friendlier, smog-free way of life. We relocated to Clermont County, Ohio and opened Hillside Small Animal Hospital in 1996. We now live in Loveland with our two sons, a cat named “Boo”, our dog “Morgan”, and our newest addition from the Adore-A-Bull Rescue "Patch".

Aside from work as a veterinarian and practice-owner, I draw the most satisfaction in life from being a father. I am also an avid golfer as is my wife. Now that our boys are old enough to swing a club, on any given sunny afternoon, you might find the whole Fouts family out on the links!

Dr. Emily Hopping


My name is Dr. Emily Hopping and I am a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Upon graduation, I practiced at a small animal clinic in Dayton. My husband and I decided to move to Washington in 2004 to enjoy the great outdoors before having a family. I practiced at a busy, multi-doctor small animal clinic in Anacortes, Washington for 3 years. We moved to the Cincinnati area in the fall of 2007 to be near family after the birth of our first son in January 2007.

I joined Hillside Small Animal Hospital in November 2007 as a part-time associate. My specific interests include ophthalmology and dentistry. I have enjoyed the flexibility of working part-time while still being able to be a mom.

When I’m not working I can be found enjoying the outdoors at our area parks with my family. I reside in Bethel with my husband, Kelly, two sons, dog “Blue” (pictured here with me) and a cat, “Samish”.

Lynn Fouts

Lynn-Fouts - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is Lynn Fouts and I am the practice manager for Hillside Small Animal Hospital, LLC. I grew up in Arcadia, CA, which is just east of Los Angeles. I graduated with my B.S. in Management in 1995 from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, CA. I met my husband, Dr. Timothy Fouts, in 1991 working at a very busy small animal practice in Monrovia, CA. We married in 1995 and moved to the Cincinnati area in 1996. We opened Hillside Small Animal Hospital that fall.

I am blessed with two boys who keep me very busy and make life so full and fun. Our furry family includes our Shepherd mix, "Morgan", pit bull pup "Patch" (pictured with me), and our cat "Boo".

When I’m not working, you may find me out on the golf course. I thoroughly enjoy the peace and serenity I feel on the golf course playing with my friends every week in my league. I am also a certified Jazzercise instructor. I started teaching in January 2007, and love the way Jazzercise makes me feel. It keeps me fit and is a wonderful stress outlet.

LeAnne Young

Leanne-Young - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is LeAnne Young. I have been a registered veterinary technician (RVT) at Hillside Small Animal Hospital since February 2007. Previous to working for Dr. Fouts, I had seven years’ experience at a veterinary hospital in Lebanon.

In addition to my time in animal hospitals, I have also volunteered at CircleTail, a local assistance dog training organization that is also involved in some canine rescue efforts.

My husband and I reside in Lynchburg with our many dogs and cats. Pictured with me is “Gage”.

Michelle Baker

Michelle Patchell - Hillside Small Animal Hospital

My name is Michelle Baker, and I’m a registered veterinary technician at Hillside. I’ve been here for quite some time! I started out as an assistant in May of 2006 and obtained my Vet Tech license in 2008. I went to UC Raymond Walters, (UC Blue Ash) for my degree. I chose this career because animals have always been a big part of my life. I grew up on a farm with cows, chickens, and pigs. I always had a lot of cats, dogs, and even rabbits. Animals are definitely one of my passions.

In my free time I love to sing! Whether it be singing karaoke somewhere, in church, for weddings, I love it! I’ve been married since June 2012 and my husband Brian and I have 1 son named Jett. He’s 6 years old and he’s a total blast and joy in our lives.

We have 2 cats and 2 dogs. Greta and Tyson are the kitties, Mona and Cora are the dogs. They are mutts, but hey, that’s the best kind of dog! ;) 

Stephanie Houk


My name is Stephanie Houk. I have been working at Hillside Small Animal Hospital as a receptionist since May,2002. I really enjoy working here at Hillside because of the staff and our clients. My husband Kenny and I have a dog, “Paisley” (pictured here with me) and a cat, “Striker”. I also have a daughter named Alexandra.

Brandi Amiott


Hi! My name is Brandi Amiott. I am a Customer Service Representative and thrilled to serve the practice. I have worked in the pet industry for several years and am excited to join a different side of the field. Each staff member is exceptional at their job, excelling in the best care for the pets and their owners. Outside of HSAH you can find me with family or friends. I grew up in the area actually graduating from Batavia High School. I then moved to Kentucky and found my calling to work with animals. When moving back to the area, I knew joining this practice would be my best way to further my education of animals. I currently own one feisty cat who keeps me on my toes and I absolutely adore her for it. I look forward to helping out you and your fur-family.

Amanda Picou

Amanda Picou - Hillside Small Animal HospitalI’m Amanda and this is my cat Beebles. I’ve worked at Hillside Small Animal Hospital for 2 years. I really enjoy working here and meeting pets and their owners. I know it sounds cliché, but I truly learn something new every day.

When I’m not here, I spend time volunteering with the Ohio Alley Cat Resource (OAR) or during the summer I enjoy working in the garden.

Tiffany Crouse


Hi, my name is Tiffany Crouse. I relocated to the Cincinnati area from California in 2018. I am married and have 2 grown kids. I recently adopted Journey, a young golden retriever rescued from Turkey and a big long haired cat named Loki. I am a huge animal lover and have had many pets; cats, dogs, rabbits, bearded dragons and fish. In addition to working at Hillside Small Animal Hospital as Assistant Manager, I foster dogs for GRRAND, the golden retriever rescue in Louisville, KY and I am passionate about the use of therapy pets in hospitals and other medical facilities. Journey is currently undergoing training to certify as a therapy pet.

Megan Mayes

Hillside Small Animal Hospital - Megan

My name is Megan Mayes and I’m a veterinary assistant. I went to school for medical assisting, but decided it wasn’t for me and wanted to work in the veterinary field. I have 3 dogs, Molly, Tech (pictured with me), and Butters, who are like my children to me. I grew up in Georgetown and currently reside in Lake Wynoka with my husband, Jeremy. I am interested in pursuing my tech license someday. 

Kristina Goodman

Hillside Small Animal Hospital - Kristina

My name is Kristina Goodman and I am a Registered Veterinary Technician. I moved to Cincinnati from the Chicago-land area in 2009 after receiving my B.F.A. in Fine Art at Columbia College of Chicago. After several years, I decided to shift careers and I haven’t looked back. I received my A.S. in Veterinary Technology in 2019 from the University of Cincinnati and continue my work to receive a B.S. in Biology. I spent six weeks at the Lindsay Wildlife Hospital in California where I put everything I learned into practice. Be it bats, horses, cat or dog, I love this profession of being an animal nurse.

Our family consists of two retired racing greyhounds “Sakkara” and “Sylvanna”, three cats “Shinobi”, “Chai’, and “Mr. Moo Cat”, a ball python named “Oolong”, and four ferrets named after the ‘Agents of Shield’.

On my days off, you can find my husband and I doing a myriad of activities such as playing games, like “Dungeons & Dragons”, perusing game & comic books shops, and hanging out in local coffee cafes.

Cara Bowen

Cara Bowen

Hi, my name is Cara and I’m a veterinary assistant. I’ve lived in Bethel my whole life and still do, I have a border collie mix named Paisley, golden retriever named Timber, and a kitty named Axl and I love them with all my heart.

I attended Bethel-Tate High School then my junior year I transferred to Grant Career Center for the Allied Health program. I graduated class of ’18 with my RNA (registered nurse aide) license but then I decided nursing just wasn’t for me. So I took a different approach and I am now attending Penn Foster College and working towards my veterinary technician license. I’m so grateful to have found my home at HSAH and I’m very excited for what the future holds!

Acacia Lindsey


Hi! My name is Acacia Lindsey. I am a veterinary assistant here at Hillside. I will be a registered veterinary technician (RVT) very soon! My husband, Jarrod, and I have a beautiful family that includes our son Marshall and our three wonderful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels “Buck”, “Rusty”, and “Hadley”. My hobbies include hunting, fishing and spending time with my family. My perfect day would be a cool fall day spent with my family watching my dad race his car at the dirt track! My guilty pleasure is Chick-Fil-A.

Avery Danislavs

Avery Danislavs

My name is Avery Danislavs and I am a Veterinary Assistant. I have 2 dogs, a yellow lab named Sunny (pictured above) and a black lab named Kody. I am currently a senior at West Clermont High School and will be attending the University of Cincinnati in the fall majoring in Biological Sciences. In the future I hope to pursue a career as a Veterinarian specializing in exotic animals. I am so grateful for the opportunity given to me here at Hillside. I have only worked here for a short period of time but I have already learned so much from my fellow assistants, techs and vets. 

Nicole Steinbrunner

Nicole Steinbrunner

Hi, my name is Nicole Steinbrunner. I live in Williamsburg with my husband, Joe, and our furbaby Berni.  My love of animals began at a young age when I wanted to care for every stray dog or cat that crossed my path.  My family rescued our first pet when I was around 5 yrs old and I've always had at least on pet in my home ever since!

I found Hillside Small Animal Hospital in 2015 through a friend of the family, they treated us with such warmth and compassion over the years that in February of 2020 I jumped at the chance to join the team.  I am incredibly excited to be part of the HSAH family and look forward to finding out where this new adventure leads!  In my spare time I can often be found reading, playing with my dog, cooking, or spending time with my family.

Carla Evans

Carla Evans

Hi, my name is Carla Evans and I’m a CSR at Hillside Small Animal Hospital. My husband, Ed, and I live in Fayetteville with our dogs Pandora and Loki. I’m a volunteer at the League for Animal Welfare in Batavia. Besides volunteering, I love ghost hunting, road trips and riding our wave runner with my husband.

Mia McCammon


Hi my name is Mia McCammon. I’m currently enrolled at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash to get my vet tech degree. I should be graduating in the spring of 2021! Pictured with me is my little dog Molly. She has inspired me to fulfill my career by showing so much unconditional love. I never knew I could love an animal so much. She has taught me so much and if it wasn’t for her I would not be working in the veterinary medicine. I enjoy working here at Hillside Small Animal Hospital because I am getting great experience as an assistant. The employees and doctors treat me like family and I have enjoyed my time here so far and look forward to my future here at the clinic. 


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  • "It’s like a visit to see family! The smiling faces when we walk in—they greet the pups by their names. The coffee and water while we wait. It’s amazing how they take every note from previous visits and make us feel like we are part of their family. And just all these little things that mean so much to me as their Mama. I’m so blessed to have a wonderful Vet Family for my pups."
    Barbara H.