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Dr. Tim Fouts

Dr. Tim Fouts - HIllside Small Animal Hospital My name is Dr. Tim Fouts. I am a 1983 Turpin High School alum and 1989 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

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

 Dr. Emily Hopping - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy 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 “Sienna” (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 HospitalHi there! I’m Michelle Baker, and I am a registered veterinary technician (RVT) here at Hillside Small Animal Hospital. I have been an employee since May of 2006, starting out as an assistant. I started working towards my two year vet tech degree in 2005 and became registered in 2008. I really enjoy my job because there is always something interesting that comes up in this field. I knew animals were one of my passions, so you have to pick a career that is a passion of yours, right?

I have two cats of my own who I love like they’re my children. Tyson, who is orange, is 5 years old and Greta (pictured with me) is my youngest, who is about a three as of 2012. Don’t get me wrong, I love doggies too!

Stephanie Houk

Stephanie Houk - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy 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.


Kaisy Brandenburg

Kaisy Brandenburg - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is Kaisy Brandenburg. I am the Assistant Manager here at Hillside. I have a bachelor’s degree in Allied Health from the University of Cincinnati. My husband and I have been married for four years. We have a dog named Charles and cat named Tabby. You may see one of the hobbies I enjoy on the board in the lobby as I enjoy drawing and I doing the drawings for the board. My husband and I are outdoor people. We enjoy indoor rock climbing or outdoor assisted climbing. We also took on flipping a house as newly-weds (I don’t recommend this as a good idea for newlyweds). After 3 years we are finishing up our home and beginning the search for our more permanent home. We are looking forward to starting our family once we settle into a new place close to our families. 

Brandi Amiott

Brandy Amiott - Hillside Small Animal HospitalHi!  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


Shannon Hacker

Shannon Hacker - Hillside Small Animal Hospital

My name is Shannon Hacker and I am a registered veterinary technician (RVT). I have worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years and 19 of those years as a Registered Veterinary Technician. I have been lucky to have worked in the veterinary field here in Ohio, Pensacola, FL, Virginia Beach, VA and Jacksonville FL. My experiences over the years in the veterinary industry have strengthened my knowledge and love for the field. Working with animals has always made my heart happy.

I have 3 fur babies.  Two dogs Todd, M.E. (pronounced “Emmy” and pictured with me) and a cat named Bruce Wayne.

Lacey Darnell

Lacey Darnell - Hillside Small Animal Hospital

My name is Lacey Darnell. I have been working here as an assistant since May of 2016. In the time that I have been here, I love it. I graduated from high school in 2016 where I attended Grant Vocational School for their Vet Program. I am currently attending Sinclair Community College to get my Vet Tech licenses. I live on a farm with many different animals including horses, cows, mules, chickens, turkeys, pheasants, dogs and cats. I own 7 dogs, Tigger, Alfie, Minnie, Molly, Peanut, Chip and Peaches who is pictured with me. If I’m not at work I’m either out riding my horses, quads or out fishing with my fiancee Brylee.


Emily Grant

Emily Grant - Hillside Small Animal HospitalMy name is Emily Grant, and I’m a vet assistant here at Hillside Small Animal Hospital. I love getting to see all the different animals that come in every day, especially all the puppies! I’ve worked with horses my entire life, but dogs and cats are the next best thing. Although, my dream is to work at a large animal hospital and to go on farm calls.



Cassie Thomas


Tiffany Crouse

Tiffany Crouse - Hillside Small Animal HospitalHi, My name is Tiffany Crouse. I relocated to the Cincinnati area from California this past summer. I am married and have two grown kids.  I recently lost my 13 year old golden retriever, Katie and am in search of my next golden. I am a huge pet lover and have always had pets from cats and dogs to rabbits, bearded dragons and fish. In addition to working at Hillside Small Animal Hospital as a Customer Service Representative, I foster dogs for GRRAND, the golden retriever rescue and am passionate about the use of therapy pets in hospitals. As with Katie, my next furry friend will be a therapy pet. Stay tuned...


Alisha Gibbs


Megan Mayes