Our Team

Meet our amazing team!

Dr. Zeke Zekoff

Dr. Zeke Zekoff

Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Zekoff has lived in the Cincinnati area since his graduation from the Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. He founded Towne Square Animal Clinic in 1986 and his past honors have included President of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, President of the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, and Co-Winner of the 2010 Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Distinguished Service Award.

He and his wife, Barbara, have 3 children, Alex, Austin and Ashley, as well as 2 grandchildren, Zoey and Zeke. Their Cava-Poo, Hunter, keeps them busy at home but also spends a large amount of time greeting clients at the clinic. In working with animal shelters and rescues over the past 34+ years, Dr. Zekoff has noticed a need for a tighter and more efficient community among these organizations that serve the Tri-state area.

Dr. Zekoff founded the United Pet Fund (UPF) in 2010 to distribute resources and essential pet supplies to its members that are collected through corporate philanthropy. If you’d like more information regarding Dr. Zekoff’s nonprofit, UPF, click here to visit their website.

Dr. Julie Dwertman

Dr. Julie Dwertman


Dr. Julie Dwertman graduated from Belmont University in her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After being given her very first dog, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, she began working in the veterinary field. She started with Towne Square Animal Clinic in 2007 as a veterinary assistant/office manager and then went on to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine which she obtained from The Ohio State University in 2013. She resides in Northern Kentucky with her husband, Jimmy, their 3 children and 2 dogs- Zeke (Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) and Bricks (Belgian Malinois). She enjoys spending time with her family and supporting Cincinnati professional sports.
Christine McFarland

Christine McFarland

Christine graduated from Washington University with a degree in Psychology. She then went on to obtain her master’s degree in Education from Xavier University in Agency and Community Counseling. After working for eight years in Children’s services, she decided to make a career change into veterinary medicine. She has worked for Towne Square Animal Clinic since 2005. Christine has three children, Ella, Audrey & Cecelia. She also has a wonderful little dachshund named Opie. She enjoys spending her free time with her family and friends as well as working on home improvement projects!

Sara Wesselkamper

Sara graduated from the Ohio State University in 2016 with a degree in Zoology and a minor in Neuroscience. After interning at the Cincinnati Zoo for 3 months, Sara started working full time at TSAC in February 2017. She fell in love with the medical side of helping animals and the science behind it. Sara loves getting to know each pet individually and helping them to get and stay healthy. She also loves getting to come to work with friends every day. In her spare time, she likes to play indoor, co-ed soccer and watch a little too much Netflix. She has two cats, Stella and Doogie, and one big mutt named Reggie.

Alice Noschang

Alice recently graduated from the Ohio State University in 2019 with a degree in Biology. Alice has been working for TSAC since about 2016. She hopes to become a licensed Veterinarian one day! In her spare time, Alice loves to spend time with her family and friends. She has a Labrador mix named Mallory. Alice also loves to dog/cat sit! Let her know if you are ever interested in her services.

Melissa Rumpke

After graduating from the University of Dayton with an Intervention Specialist teaching degree, Melissa spent 3 years educating children and decided to pursue a career involving her love of animals. She joined our team in August 2018. Melissa loves her fun and caring coworkers, working with dogs and cats, as well as interacting with the best clientele! Melissa also enjoys running the TSAC Instagram and Facebook pages. Be sure to follow @townesquareanimalclinic on both! When she isn’t working, Melissa spends time with her family and friends. Melissa and her husband, Jake, have a 5-year-old snorty and squishy bulldog, Chunk. They also love to catch a movie and explore new restaurants, as well as be couch potatoes with lots of Netflix, Disney+, and Hulu… ☺

Dory Sanders

Dory holds a BS in Food and Nutrition from the University of Cincinnati, as well as an AAS in Pastry Arts from Cincinnati State. She has worked for many years in the food and mental health industries before finding her passion for veterinary science at Towne Square Animal Clinic in March 2019. She loves getting to learn something new every day at work and of course getting to play with puppies and kittens! At home, Dory still enjoys baking, reading, and spending time with her two cats, Olive, a brown tabby, and Hank, a grey tuxedo. She and her husband, Stan, also spend time together traveling, and competing in a weekly trivia night at their local bar.
Whitney Barker

Whitney Barker

Whitney has a BS in Biology from Ashland University and a BA in Zoology from Miami University. She started working for Towne Square Animal Clinic in 2009. She has a boxer named Sir Bogus Gibson and a piranha named Gobbles. She enjoys hiking, fishing, reading, and spending her free time with her family.
Kiersten Rush

Kiersten Rush

Kiersten joined the TSAC family in 2014 while attending the University of Cincinnati majoring in Biology. She has since graduated from Xavier University Nursing School. Kiersten transitioned from a full-time to part-time Veterinary Technician after accepting a position as a Registered Nurse in the Cardiovascular ICU at Christ Hospital. When she isn’t taking care of animals or people, Kiersten likes to spend time with her husband, Nick, and their 3 dogs- Riley (Dalmation), Baron (Pitbull), and Peach (Dalmation).


Hunter joined the TSAC crew as its official canine mascot in December 2010 when he was a gift for Dr. Zekoff’s daughter, Ashley. However, Hunter has remained Dr. Zekoff’s sidekick over the years. His official duty of Ambassador is to greet all the TSAC clients and delivery people. Hunter will frequently join in consults at the end of the visit by jumping on the exam table to take a quick nap.


Diablo’s ‘devilish’ ways as a kitten with another family earned him sanctuary here at TSAC in the Fall of 2007. Diablo serves as the Court Jester/Security Guard. He has been known to patrol the clinic to assure optimum care for both patients and clients. You may spot him napping on a computer or near a sunny window.

Serving the pets of Blue Ash, OH since 1986.

At Towne Square Animal Clinic, we strive to strengthen the bond between you and your pet and to ensure a quality of life that continues throughout their lives.

Contact Info


Mon - Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun: Closed


9401 Towne Square Ave.
Blue Ash, OH 45242
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