Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Staff of Covenant and Caesar Creek Animal Clinics in Bellbrook and Waynesville, OH! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at (937) 310-1368 or (513) 897-6544 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. J.K. Guarasci – Owner & Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 10
Education: The Ohio State University

Dr. JK grew up in nearby Centerville where he graduated from Centerville High School and went on to The Ohio State University for both undergrad and Veterinarian school. Upon graduating from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, he joined his father in practice before joining Covenant Animal Clinic and establishing the Bellbrook location in 2012.  Dr. JK enjoys playing golf, loves the Buckeyes, and being active in sports in his free time.  He and his wife CJ have two children who are very involved in sports, school and their friends!

Dr. Josh Miller – Owner & Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 19
Education: Bowling Green State University

The Ohio State University

After graduating from The Ohio State University college of Veterinary Medicine in 1999, Dr. Josh has been practicing at Covenant Animal Clinic first in Waynesville and then in Bellbrook since 2012.  Dr. Josh has a passion for surgery and enjoys the challenge of both soft tissue and orthopedic procedures.  He lives in Centerville with his wife Nikki and two children, he enjoys the outdoors, sports, playing music and riding anything with two wheels.

Dr. Jessica Wells – Veterinarian

Years in Practice: 4
Education: The Ohio State University

Dr. Jessica Wells is a 2014 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She also has a Masters degree in public health from Ohio State. She is interested in soft tissue surgery, ultrasound and zoonotic diseases.

Dr Wells is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association.

In her spare time, she loves hiking, camping and spending time with husband, Scott. She has two cats, Moose and Birdie.

Tad Griffin – Manager

Years in Practice: 5 

Tad is our IT guy and Practice Manager. Tad brings a wealth of management experience and is a great asset helping us improve and grow.

Joy Keith – Reception

Years in Practice: 11

Joy is our receptionist and office manager. She will likely answer the phone when you call, and is always there to welcome you and handle your questions.

Mary Gay – Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 2

Mary graduated from Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology program in 2016.  She formally served in the United States Air Force for 6 years.  She is currently still attending school to apply to The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  Mary and her husband Trevor have 4 cats and 1 horse.

Amy Dockum – Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 1

Welcome our newest team member, after relocating to Dayton from Colorado, we had the privilege of working with Amy during her studies at Sinclair University. Upon graduation, we knew we needed her on our team. When not working on your pets, Amy likes to spend time outdoors, hiking and camping with her significant other Corey and their pets, Riley, Bubbas and Benji.

Ashley Hall – Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 3
Education: Sinclair Community College

Ashley graduated from Sinclair Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology and phlebotomist certification. She has 2 teacup Chihuahuas and a Siberian husky. She is currently still in school and planning on applying to Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Jennifer Smith – Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 8
Education: The Ohio State University

Jennifer joined the practice in 2017, she is a Dayton native and has a B.S. in marketing from Fisher College at The Ohio State University and an Associates in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State University.  She is the proud mother of 2 children and has 3 cats and 2 dogs.  When not utilizing her technical skills Jennifer likes cooking and enjoying the outdoors with her family.

Craig Keith – Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 17

Craig has been answering the call to serve for almost two decades, his journey has included specialty medicine at the CARE Center and MedVet emergency hospitals working in surgery, oncology, technical and emergency care.  His role as a seasoned technician is not wasted here, Craig works between both of our locations and takes on many special projects. In his free time Craig likes working out, hiking trails, food truck rallies and craft beer.  Proud father of 2 children and a very special dog, he also offers full service Pet – Sitting options to our clients when able.

Nora Dorner – Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 1
Education: Sinclair Community College

Nora is a 2017 graduate of the Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology program. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends. She and her boyfriend Justin, live in Kettering with their Beagle Maci, Lab mix Michelob and cat Spencer Reid.

Jessica Kidd – Registered Veterinary Technician

Years in Practice: 9

Jessica is a Registered Veterinary Technician who graduated with her Veterinary Technology degree from Columbus State Community College in 2009. She also has her Bachelors Degree in Animal Sciences from The Ohio State University. In her free time, she enjoys camping, kayaking, downhill skiing, and watching OSU football. Jessica and her husband live in Xenia with their daughter and two dogs, a Coonhound mix and a Labrador Retriever mix.

Patsy Stover (Caesar Creek Animal Clinic)

Years in Practice: 19

Patsy is our office manager and receptionist, she has been running the show for almost 20 years, she will be happy to answer any questions or concerns and to schedule your appointment. She lives just outside of Waynesville with her husband Ken and her three dogs Amos, Maggie, and Lucas. And cat Ike.

Dr. Matt Carey – Veterinarian (Caesar Creek Animal Clinic)

Years in Practice: 10

Dr. Matt Carey is a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and a graduate of East Clinton High School.  He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Carey of New Vienna.  He resides on the family farm in New Vienna, with his wife Nyhla, and two daughters, Olivia and Paige.  They have an Australian Shepherd named Allie, and three cats, Tabby, Red, and Itty Bitty.  Dr. Carey’s interests include camping, collecting yo-yo’s, and watching Ohio State Buckeyes Football.

Maddie Quigley (Caesar Creek Animal Clinic)

Years in Practice: 3
Education: Brown Mackie College

Maddie graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2015 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She resides in Wilmington with her three rescue dogs Huckleberry, Paisley and Clark. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking and spending time with her family.