Dr. Janine Pepin grew up in North Ridgeville, Ohio with her sister, Marisa, who is also a veterinarian. Her parents, both school teachers, inspired their love of learning, and their passion for science and animals. Dr. Pepin earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry from Baldwin-Wallace College, and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She worked at a North Royalton small animal practice for 3 years upon graduation. In 1994, Dr. Pepin founded Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital. She has practiced veterinarian medicine for 23 years. During those years, Dr. Pepin has served as vice-president and then as president of the Cleveland Academy of Veterinarian Medicine.
Currently, she is a member of the Cleveland Academy of Veterinarian Medicine, the Ohio Veterinarian Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. Over the years, she has worked with a variety of animal rescue groups including the Medina County SPCA, Save Ohio Strays, and Golden Retrievers In Need. She and her staff also traveled south to assist on-site with the Hurricane Katrina animal rescue efforts in 2005. Dr. Pepin describes it as a life-changing experience. Additionally, she has been able to rescue and place numerous animals in need over the years, both personally and through the hospital. She resides in Hinckley with her husband, Tom, and their family of 7 dogs – Abbey, Shark, Oppossum, Tracey, Baby Cakes, Spud, and Ellie – all rescues of course! Her cats – Biscuits, Snarfy, Ali, and Pasha – live happily at Tender Loving Care. Dr. Pepin loves that the veterinary profession allows her the endless capacity to learn and grow, and positively impact both animal’s and people’s lives.