Veterinarians & Staff

TLC Veterinarians & Staff

Dr. Janine Pepin


Janine Pepin, DVM
Veterinarian/Practice Owner

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 25 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 – Shark, Oppossum, Tracey, Baby Cakes, Spud, Menushka, and Ellie – all rescues of course! Her cats – Biscuits, Ali, Pasha and Mama, – 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.

Dr. Carol Krompacky


Carol Krompacky, DVM
Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Carol Krompacky is a life-long resident of Northeast Ohio- “I actually remember when the Browns were in the playoffs!” She graduated from THE Ohio Stated University of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. She has been a relief veterinarian since 2006. “I love working at different practices because I pick up so many useful ideas, not just from other doctors but from clients as well.” Dr. Krompacky has a special interest in feline medicine and is active in several feral cat trap-spay/neuter-release programs.

She is an avid gardener, enjoys bicycling through the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and reading historical biographies. She has been “adopted” by 4 cats, “but I’m still a few cats away from being the crazy cat lady!”

Dr. Venaya Jones

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Venaya Jones, DVM
Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Venaya Jones earned her BS in Zoology from Kent State University, and graduated from Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Jones is certified in low-stress handling and hospice care. She joined TLC as a relief veterinarian in February of 2017.

Dr. Jones is married and has 2 two-legged kids and 7 four-legged kids.

Dr. Tracey Stanek-Krutel
Dr. Charles Rogers


Charles Rogers, DVM
Internal Medicine Specialist

Dr. Charles Rogers is a veterinary internal medicine specialist and owner of Mobile Diagnostics. Mobile Diagnostics is a mobile consulting service that travels to Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital. Some of the services that he offers our clients are abdominal ultrasound, echocardiology, rhinoscopy, cystoscopy, ultrasound guided biopsy, GI endoscopy, oncology consultations and therapy. He and his team serve northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania regions.

Dr. Rogers received his DVM degree from North Carolina State University. His internship was completed at The Animal Medical Center, and he finished his training as a resident at Small Animal Internal Medicine Tufts University.

Dr. Michael Slawienski

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Michael Slawienski, DVM
Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Michael Slawienski is a veterinary surgeon providing advanced specialty surgeries for the patients of Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital. Dr. Slawienski is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and his DVM degree from Iowa State University. He completed an internship at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, and trained as a resident in veterinary surgery at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. He also practiced at Associated Veterinary Specialists in St. Louis before moving to Ohio with his family in 2004. He has provided soft tissue, neurologic, and orthopedic specialty surgeries for patients of veterinary hospitals in northeast Ohio and the surrounding areas since that time.

Dr. Mike is an avid home-brewer and, as a BJCP certified judge, has judged beer competitions nationally and abroad. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 wonderful children. He has a sweet one-eyes pug named Boty and a very mischievous cat named Shadow.

Michelle Brooks

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Michelle Brooks
Practice Manager

Michelle joined the Tender Loving Care Animal Hospital staff in April of 2011. She has over 15 years of experience in the veterinary community. Some of Michelle’s responsibilities include client service, staff relations, public relations, and keeping the clinic up-to-date on both products and services. She enjoys learning about products and services that enhance our pet’s lives. Along with her administrative duties, Michelle also assists in the exam rooms when needed.

Michelle’s personal life revolves around her family. She has been married for 16 years to her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, has an 11-year-old daughter, Olivia, and 3 beautiful cats named Allison, Tallulah, and Spooky. Michelle loves to spend time outdoors and doing things that Olivia loves to do.

Ashley Few

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Ashley Few
Veterinary Assistant/Client Relations

Ashley graduated in 2005 from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biology. She always knew she wanted to work with animals and was happy to volunteer her time at both a local animal rescue facility and The Akron Zoo during her last year of college. She was excited to get her first job in the veterinary field immediately after graduating. Since then, she’s enjoyed the fast-paced and always interesting environment that work in the veterinary field has to offer! She joined the TLC family in March of 2014.

When she’s not at work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her children, Chance and Lylah, and her husband, Jay. Together, they enjoy going camping, attending sporting events, and visiting with friends and family. When possible, they bring their Doberman, Ruby, along to enjoy activities with them! Their family also includes 2 loving kitties named Callie and Reese.

Brooke Campbell
Brooke Campbell
Client Relations



Brooke has been a receptionist at Tender Loving Care since August of 2014. Brooke earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Akron. Her love for animals drew her to work in the veterinary field, as she has always had a love for caring for animals.

Brooke enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Jeremy, and their two daughter’s, Brynn and Rylee. Brooke’s family also includes five furry children: Penny, Blue, Ginger, Tiger Lily, and Patsy.

Jennifer Henry


Jennifer Henry, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician

Jenn has been working in the animal field for 15 years. After working for a local kennel facility while she was in high school, she discovered her passion for working with animals. She decided to pursue her career as a veterinary technician and graduated from Columbus State Community College with and Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005. After graduating, she continued to work as a registered veterinary technician in the Columbus, Ohio area for 7 years.

Jenn joined the TLC family in March of 2015.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian, their German Shepherds, Major and Millie, and family and friends.

Starr Thompson

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Starr Thompson
Veterinary Assistant

Starr’s love for animals lead her into the veterinary field while she was still in high school. She started working as a kennel aide and has worked her way up to veterinary assistant. With more than 10 years of experience, she’s gained a lot of animal knowledge while working in the veterinary field. With a desire for more knowledge, Starr graduated with an associates degree in Cardiovascular Ultrasound in 2016. She joined the TLC team in June of 2017.

When she’s not at work, Starr enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, and two children, Jaden and Addison. They also share their home with their two dogs, Rascal and Sheila, and three cats, Dominic, Patch, and Garfield.

Shana Friedt


Shana Friedt
Client Relations

Shana’s love for animals started when she was very young, and she would often bring home stray pets to keep as her own! She is an Air Force veteran who recently graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in communications. She joined TLC in October of 2017.

When she’s not working, Shana enjoys spending time with her daughter, Ava, and her girlfriend, Nicole. They also share their home with 2 cats, Benny and Sammi.

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