She is a Cincinnati native and grew up in Loveland, OH. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Northern Kentucky University in 2016, and also played for the Women’s soccer team while attending school. She recently graduated from vet school in May 2021 and attended Lincoln Memorial University. Her interests in veterinary medicine include surgery, nutrition and integrative medicine including acupuncture and physical rehabilitation.
Dr. Kayla McCarthy graduated from Miami University with a bachelor of Science in 2014 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Lincoln Memorial University in 2018. For the past 3 years she has been practicing at a small animal clinic in Eastern Kentucky where she was able to expand her knowledge and love of surgery and ultrasonography. Dr. McCarthy is excited to return to Cincinnati, where she grew up, and practice at Pfister Animal Hospital. She has a dog, Eve and two cats, Jessie
Ellie is a technician at Pfister Animal Hospital and has been in the veterinary field since 2014. Outside of work, she enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time on her mini-farm with her German Shepherd (Chief) and her cat (Gustav).
Maura is originally from Florida, and moved to Ohio in 2018 with her horse of 18 years, her catahoula and 2 cats. She has 12 years of vet tech experience, and is passionate about working with animals. She enjoys horseback riding, and 4 wheeling with her fiancé on their land. They now have 2 horses, 4 cats and 1 dog.
Brooke has been grooming for three years. She started grooming at Pfister Animal Hospital in the fall of 2020.
Janice graduated from Bradford Vet Tech Institute in 2016. She has always had a special interest in all types of animals, but mainly cats and dogs. She has two dogs (Lucy and Sheeba) and two cats (Umpy and Muscles). When she isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with her daughter and family, also playing pool.
Dr. Lindsay Layman has been practicing veterinary medicine since 2006. She graduated Cum Laude from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2002 and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, also from The Ohio State University, in 2006. She focuses on wellness, including dental care. Dr. Layman has a daughter named Maya, a horse, and a Boston Terrier (aka “The Terriorist”). She enjoys horseback riding, reading, and knitting.
Ken is the oldest assistant at Pfister Animal Hospital, with the third longest work history. You'd think this would make him the Dad of the office, but alas no. He's more the Weird Uncle, but after 13 years, resigned acceptance has set in and this is the best we can hope for. Ken has been married to his first wife since 1989 showing once the Stockholm Syndrome has set in he's a tolerable person. He has two sons, and was a Stay At Home Dad with them for 9 years. Now, the older one has moved out
Shaye is a 2011 graduate of Stautzenberger College in Toledo Ohio with an associates degree of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She resides in Norwood with her husband Jake, Dog Roxy,and two cats Toulouse and Stanley. Outside of work she enjoys hanging out with her friends, restaurant hunting, and traveling.
Nicole is a West Chester resident and has been with Pfister Animal Hospital since 2012. Nicole briefly lived in Jacksonville, FL where she began her veterinary career as a kennel technician. She has a Chocolate Lab named Mac and a tabby cat named Katty. In her free time she loves boating, camping, traveling, and snow skiing in the winter months.
Carla has worked at Pfister Animal Hospital since 2004 and feels the best part of her job is continuously learning new aspects of the veterinary field. She graduated with a History degree from Miami University. Carla is also known as "mom" and looks forward to teaching her daughter and son how to ride horses. Carla owns 2 dogs and 4 cats.
Dr. Andrea Hurley is a 1989 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine having completed her undergraduate studies at Auburn as well. She is a native of Kentucky and moved to the Cincinnati area upon graduation. She practiced in Northern Kentucky for seven years before leaving to join her husband Dr. Rob Pfister at Pfister Animal Hospital. In 2012, Dr. Hurley became certified in Canine Rehabilitation and currently oversees the rehab department at Pfister Animal Hospital.
Irene has been with Pfister Animal Hospital since 2005 and has worked in the animal medical field for over 10 years. She has a special interest in birds, rabbits and other small mammals. Irene enjoys making jewelry and other crafts and sings in her church choir. She and her husband have a dog, 3 cats and birds.
Dr. Pfister is a 1988 graduate of Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. He and his wife along with two daughters live on a farm in Morrow along with their zoo. Outside of work hobbies include construction and travel.
To say we have a unique staff is such an understatement.
Each and every one of the staff has their own individuality. We definitively do not have a mold that creates the same prototype staff member. The Pfisters have always wanted each staff member to add to the practice in their own way; we love when clients request a specific staff member to assist with a pet's needs. This bond between staff members and clients make the medical enviroment much more familiar and adds a uniquiness to a profession filled with big box sterility.