Eric Shaver, DVM — Chief of Staff
Dr. Eric Shaver, our Chief of Staff, received both his Agricultural Engineering and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University in 1985. He and his wife, Cheryl, started East Holmes Veterinary Clinic in 1986 and Dr. Shaver provided predominantly dairy and swine production medicine services at the time. Over the years both the community and Dr. Shaver’s interests have evolved to include equine reproduction and surgery, exotic animal medicine, small ruminant medicine, small animal surgery, and orthopedics.
Dr. Shaver is active in the community serving as the Holmes County Fair Vet since 1988. He is also a member of the 4H Llama Committee, the Farm Bureau, and serves as an advisor to the Holmes County Extension Service. An active member of his church, Dr. Shaver enjoys raising sheep, vegetable gardening, and fishing on occasion.
Aaron Wise, DVM
Dr. Aaron Wise graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2007. He also has a master’s degree in Animal Sciences where he studied under Dr. Joe Hogan and Dr. Larry Smith with an emphasis in mastitis research.
Dr. Aaron is married to Dr. Amity and they have three kids, Ethan, Emily, and Eva. He loves all aspects of the mixed animal practice that East Holmes Veterinary Clinic provides care for. In his spare time, Dr. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family at 4H events and camping.
Amity Wise, DVM
Dr. Amity Wise received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 2003. She did her undergraduate studies at Lake Erie College majoring in Stud Farm Management and Biology. Although she loves working with animals, Dr. Amity has a special interest in equine medicine as well as small animal medicine and surgery.She is an active member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners and has taken additional courses in Equine Dentistry and Ophthalmology through AAEP.
As a member of Ohio Horseman’s Council, she has served as both president and secretary of the Holmes County Chapter and has a love of teaching and speaking about many veterinary issues.
In her free time, Dr. Amity enjoys riding horses, camping, gardening, public speaking, and spending time with her three children.
Dr. Willard Stoltzfus is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, earning his VMD degree 1993. He grew up on a dairy farm in southeast Pennsylvania and his main areas of interest are dairy medicine and surgery, canine reproduction, and kennel management.
He lived in Germany for several years before veterinary school and continues to have a keen interest in the German language and literature.
Kelsey Kimmell, DVM
Dr. Kelsey Kimmell grew up on a family farm in Clearville, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Mt. Eaton, Ohio. She received her DVM degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2018, after completing her undergraduate studies at West Virginia University. Her special interests include food animal production medicine, theriogenology, and agriculture.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Kimmell enjoys camping, antiquing, and trying new food. She also has two cats, Tibby and Nora.
Stephanie Tarlowe, DVM
Dr. Stephanie Tarlowe grew up in Northwestern, New Jersey and currently resides in Millersburg, Ohio. She received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and earned her DVM degree from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her special interests include production animal (mostly dairy, but also swine) and theriogenology.
In her spare time, Dr. Tarlowe enjoys knitting and hiking, and is a lifelong musician, mostly playing the flute. She also cares for three guinea pigs at home.