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Our Team

Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Ceredo Kenova Animal Clinic in Ceredo! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 304-453-6384 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarian / Owner

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Dr. Leigh Johnson

Dr. Johnson was born and raised in Saint Albans, WV. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University, and went on to graduate from veterinary school at The Ohio State University. After school, she returned to WV, and practiced both large and small animal medicine for 3 years, before making the switch to small animal exclusive. She purchased Stonecrest Animal Medical Center, and Ceredo Kenova Animal Clinic in January 2016, and feels very fortunate to have become a part of such a fantastic team! Dr. Johnson enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in internal medicine cases, auto-immune disorders, and chemotherapy.

In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys spending time with her daughter, and their menagerie of animals. She has grown up showing Saddlebred horses, and spends much of her free time at the barn or horse shows.

Veterinarians

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Dr. Kristen Hillard

Dr. Hillard is originally from Jacksonville, Florida where she was born and raised. She obtained her
Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. Dr. Hillard then moved to St. Kitts to achieve her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Ross University. She returned to the University of Florida for her clinical year of veterinary school. After graduating in 2014, she started working as a veterinarian at Chimney Lakes Animal Hospital in Jacksonville, where she had also previously worked as a veterinary technician since 2003. Dr. Hillard practices small animal medicine with a fondness for pocket pets. She relocated to Ashland, KY in January 2021 with her husband, James. Since arriving, she started working at Stonecrest Animal Medical Center and Ceredo-Kenova Animal Clinic. Dr. Hillard enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, but has a fondness for surgery, internal medicine and nutrition.


In her spare time, Dr. Hillard enjoys spending time with her husband, niece and nephew. They frequent Carter Caves and other hiking areas with their two Mastiffs. They also share their home with two cats. When she’s not spending time outdoors, she also loves to read and play video games.

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Dr. Stephanie Smith

Dr. Smith is from Huntington, WV.  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Smith joined our team in November 2017, after being a licensed psychologist for 24 years.  While she enjoys every aspect of veterinary medicine, she is particularly interested in the human-animal bond, client relationships, and educating clients on general healthcare of their pets.

Outside the practice, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her own 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses.  She also enjoys traveling and hiking.

Office Manager

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Marsha Napier

Marsha was born and raised in the Ceredo-Kenova area, and joined our team in 1993. Marsha enjoys client interactions and seeing everyone’s pets.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her close-knit family, and traveling. She also loves crafting.

Licensed Veterinarian Technician

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Stephanie Little

Stephanie was born and raised in Huntington, WV. She graduated from Morehead State University and has been licensed since 2013. She has a special interest in neonatal/geriatric care and nutrition.

In her free time, she enjoys fostering and spending time with her husband and their wide assortment of pets.

Veterinary Assistants

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Jason Osburn

Jason was born and raised in Huntington, and has been a Stonecrest employee for over 35 years! That means he began working at Stonecrest when he was only 13 years old. Jason enjoys enriching his relationships with long term clients and patients, and assisting in surgery. He also helps maintain our facility.

In his time away from work, Jason is an avid Marshall fan! He enjoys spending time with his wife, his family, and kayaking when the weather is nice.

Black Dog

Andria Cutlip

Andria has worked in the veterinary field for over 20 years, and has been a CK employee since 2021. She enjoys getting to know the clients, and assisting in surgery.

She lives in Proctorville, OH with her fiancé, and enjoys spending time with her son, and grandchildren.