Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital

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2690 Lexington Ave
Lexington, OH 44904

Driving Directions

(419) 884-1074

www.appleseedvalleyvet.com

Email: diannhittinger@appleseedvalleyvet.com

  • Hours:
  • M,T,W,F: 7:30AM-6:00PM
  • Th: 8:00AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-1:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergencies: 419-884-1074

TREATING YOUR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY is our motto and our first objective. Our Doctors continue their education each year with seminars, meetings and hands on training courses aimed at promoting preventative health care methods, reviewing new medications and improving the lives of our patients with the aid of modern technology.  We have added the endoscope, ultra sound, digital radiography and in house blood screening. Additionally we offer "after hours" emergency care, all with the needs of our patients and clients in mind.  We carry most medications in the office but also include an online store through our PET PORTAL for those items we don't keep in stock.  We can have medications compounded specific to your pet when needed.  Having a PET PORTAL allows our clients access to their pet's records anytime day or night.

Though the majority of our patients are dogs and cats, we care for a number of pocket pets (rats, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, lizards and snakes) as well as rabbits, birds, turtles and even pygmy goats. We offer special vaccine and wellness examination packages for litters of puppies and kittens.

Dr. Abel Hittinger and Dr. Jobe Hittinger are brothers who grew up in Richland County attending Madison Local Schools.  They channeled their love for animals and decided on a career in Veterinary Medicine while still in Junior High School.  As teenagers they worked for a local veterinarian on weekends and summers starting from the ground up by walking dogs, cleaning kennels and observing animal care.  In college they majored in Animal Science and received their Bachelor of Science degrees from Ohio State University and went on to attend The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.  After obtaining Veterinary Medical Licenses, they began their practice at Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1998 and acquired Clearfork Veterinary Hospital in 2005.  Dr. Angela Rospert, also an Ohio State graduate, joined the team in 2012.  Dr. Angela splits her time between the two offices. 

Our family oriented clinic gives TLC to all our patients from those we have seen from birth to our geriatric friends having special needs. Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital, TREATING YOUR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.

Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital Services

  • 24-Hour Animal Hospital
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Birds (Avian Medicine)
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Reptiles
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Abel Dylan Hittinger, D.V.M.

Dr. Abel's oldest daughter Grace competes in track, cross country and competitive dance and he is always there to cheer her on, calm her nerves and of course to video.  His youngest daughter Natalie has been a soccer player since she was 6 years old and he helps coach her team.  Natalie plays both indoor and outdoor soccer and hopes to run track when she is in Junior High.  Dr. Abel played soccer during his high school years and truly enjoys the sport.  His hobbies include running and MMA (mixed martial arts).  He runs every day as a stress reliever.  He runs on the treadmill when there is a lack of time and daylight, but also has carved out a trail in his pasture and loves to run with his dogs.  He and his Fiance`, Somer have two Boxers, a one eyed Doberman, a crazy eared Chihuahua (1 ear up, 1 ear down), two indoor cats and five fat and happy barn cats.  Though his daughters are his first priority, his passion for animals and their care is motivation for commitment to a full schedule Show More

Education:
The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicaine

Jobe Adam Hittinger, D.V.M.

Dr. Jobe has two children, Hannah and Jacob.  Hannah is a runner and has competed in both track and cross country.  Dr. Jobe attends all her competitions and volunteers during track meets.  Hannah has been a dancer since she was 6 years old and her dad is always there to watch, cheer and to film the events.  Jacob has been in Boy Scouts and he and his dad have been involved in many Scout camp outs and field trips.  With a fascination for both wild animals and extinct animals, Jacob and Dr. Jobe have spent many hours exploring zoos and museums.  Dr. Jobe's hobbies include culinary arts and bicycling.  He rides his bike every day, stationary in bad weather, but it is not unusual for him to ride his bicycle all over the county.  He and his wife Kerri enjoy new recipes (he cooks, she bakes) and exploring culinary markets.  They have two dogs, a Yellow Lab named Bella, a Black Lab named Brodie and five cats.  Dr. Jobe has always had affection for exotics and pocket pets and over the years he has had a myriad of creatures including hermit crabs, hamsters, chameleons, bearded dragons, tortoises and  geckos.  Family comes first for Dr. Jobe and he finds it rewarding that his devotion to animals is a passion he shares with them. Show More

Education:
The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine

Angela Marie Rospert, D.V.M.

Dr. Angela is the oldest of 5 girls, growing up in Oak Harbor, Ohio.  Having been involved in 4-H as a girl, she has always had a love of animals.  It was an incident in High School however that convinced her she wanted to be a Veterinarian.  Her best friend had a pet goat that struggled and nearly died while giving birth.  With no medical training she felt helpless.  It was at that point that she became determined to gain the knowledge she needed to assist animals in not only difficult medical situations, but also to focus on preventative medicine.  She is a proud graduate of both Ohio State University and The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.  Her love for animals extends to training assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence.  In her spare time she loves hiking with her dog Jetta and enjoys homemade meals prepared by her fiance`, Steven.  They have a farm in Crestline and love gardening and cooking with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Dr. Angela's knowledge, skill and personality have made her a welcome addition to Appleseed Valley and Clearfork Veterinary Hospitals. Show More

Education:
The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine