Meet Our Team
We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Genoa and surrounding areas. Please take a moment to contact us today, to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Owen’s Ark Veterinary Clinic can serve the needs of you and your cherished pet.
Kelly M. Riedeman
DVM, Practice Owner
Dr. Kelly Riedeman bought the practice from Dr. Matthews in 2008. She is a lifelong resident of Genoa. Dr. Kelly completed her undergraduate at The University of Findlay majoring in PreVet and Biology. Following that, she graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. Dr. Kelly and her husband, Steve, have two daughters, Cecilia and Veronica. When she is not caring for her patients, Dr. Kelly, with the help of her daughters, cares for their own pets. They have two horses, two miniature cows, two dogs, a goat and 8 cats.
DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Jody was born and raised in West Toledo. She proudly went to The Ohio State University for eight years, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Zoology followed by her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree. She was the first full-time veterinarian at the Toledo Area Humane Society, when they were in Arrowhead Park, and she started their spay and neuter program. She worked in Emergency Medicine for eight years at the Animal and Critical Care Center in West Toledo, before they were purchased by Med Vet. She has been with Owen’s Ark Veterinary Clinic since 2011. She loves to sing and grows orchids and carnivorous plants. She has 3 rescued cats, one that was orphaned at the age of 2 weeks, and one who has nerve damage in one of his legs. This does not slow him down!
DVM, Associate Veterinarian
Dr. Nissen has been a part of the Owen’s Ark family since May of 2012. She is a native of the Genoa area, graduating from Genoa High School in 2008. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2012 from Baldwin-Wallace College. Dr. Nissen graduated with her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She is currently the mixed Animal Veterinarian at the Ark, seeing anything from dogs and cats to deer, horses, cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats. In her free time Dr. Nissen enjoys time out on the lake, with her family, superhero movies, and knitting/crocheting. She is married to Nick, who raises show hogs and farms row crops. Together they have two dogs, Callie and Marv, and are expecting their first child in April of 2021.
Darla A. Boyk
Dr. Darla Boyk graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989. She has enjoyed practicing Small Animal Medicine in Northwest Ohio ever since. Darla and her husband live near Pemberville, which was her hometown. Her interests include spending time with their two adult children, hiking, and traveling.
Dr. Lindsay Schiavone was born and raised in Oregon, OH. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from The Ohio State University and graduated with her DVM from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. After 8 years of being away, she is excited to return to Northwest Ohio and begin her veterinary career. She has a 1 year old gray rescue kitty named Grady and 16 year old family tabby cat named Rocket, both of whom she adores. In her free time, she likes to exercise, read fiction novels, and spend time with her family.
RVT (Practice Manager)
Ariel started working at Owen’s Ark in 2011 while she was earning her Registered Veterinary Tech License from Stautzenberger. After six years she took a brief three-year hiatus to pursue a career in Medical Research. She returned to Owen’s Ark in August of 2020 as our Office Manager. Prior to graduating from Stautzenberger, she graduated from OSU ATI with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Animal Science and a Minor in Horse Reproduction. Ariel and her husband, Evan, reside in Gibsonburg where they own a horse boarding facility. Their boarding facility contains of roughly 17-20 horses (4 being their own) and their heeler mix named Luna Lovegood. They enjoy competing on the rodeo circuit in their free time.
RVT, Veterinary Technician
RVT, Veterinary Technician
Mariah recently graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Stautzenberger College in 2020. She completed her externship here at Owen’s Ark, and began working with us shortly after. At home Mariah has three dogs: Bane, Harlan, and Cali, and two cats: Denali and Sin. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and hiking.
RVT, Veterinary Technican
Dacey obtained her license through the Vet Tech Program at Stautzenberger in 2014. She has worked at Owen’s Ark since 2016. She has five cats, a dog, a parakeet, and a guinea pig that she absolutely loves spending time with.
Maggie started in the veterinary field when she was 18 years old. She graduated with her Associates of Applied Science from Columbus State Community College in May of 2017. Maggie married her high school sweetheart, Dan, October of 2020. Dan and Maggie also run a small woodworking/cutting board business. She has quite a zoo at home with three dogs, two cats, two rabbit, guinea pig, three snakes, and a horse. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, outdoor adventures, or just sitting down with a cup of coffee and a good book.
Katie started out in the Veterinary Field as a Kennel Assistant when she was 16 years old. She graduated from Woodmore High School/Penta Career Center in the Small Animal Care Program. She furthered her education at Stautzenber’s Veterinary Technology Program in 2011. Katie started working at Owen’s Ark in 2017. She also started working as an instructor teaching Veterinary Technology in 2019. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as spending time outdoors, traveling, and attending sprint car races.
Emily Young attended Bradford School Vet Tech Institute located in Columbus in 2015. She has been a part of the Owen’s Ark family since 2016. At home she has two fur babies: Oreo (cat) and Jinx (dog). In her free time, she likes to relax, read, and spend time with her family and friends.
Veterinary Assistant, Marketing Director
Rachael has been apart of the Ark family since 2019. She graduated from Terra State with her Associates in Marketing, Management, and Business. Her pets at home include two barn cats (Chase and Grayson), one German Shepard (Triton), and one Quarter Horse. Her hobbies include boating out on Lake Erie, snowmobiling, operating her small photography business, and riding/showing her horse.
Veterinary Assistant/Veterinary Receptionist, Accounts Receivable Manager
Laurie has 30 year experience working in the veterinary field as assistant and receptionist. She has experienced many changes in veterinary medicine beginning her career with Dr A Matthews and continuing with Dr. Kelly Riedman.
Laurie loves all animals big and small and is always the first to hand out a pat and treat to all those that come through the door. Every client and pet holds a special place in her heart.
Laurie has 4 children and resides in Graytown with her boxer pup Remi and her kitten Albert.
In her spare time Laurie enjoys spending time with her 7 grandchildren(with number 8 coming in January) and 2 special great grandsons which she loves clearly.
You can always find her in her flower gardens or in the pool in the summertime. Laurie’s motto is “Fun in the Sun” and go Bucks!
Kevin started at Owens Ark in January of 2018. He earned his B.S in Agriculture from The Ohio State University in 2017. Kevin studied Animal Biosciences with the intent to purse his D.V.M. He has been studying, working, shadowing, interning in the Vet Med Field since June 2014 (5 years’ experience) He has one dog, a yorkie named Lexi. His hobbies include camping, fishing, and other outdoor activities.
Ally is currently attending MSU for their pre-vet program. She is pursing this education in hopes to one day gain her DMV to become a small animal Veterinarian. Her favorite part of working at Owen’s Ark is the ladies she works with side by side, and the happiness the clients and patients bring her.
At home, Ally had two dogs. The oldest is named Lexi, who is a Yorkie and Shih Tzu mix. She also has recently made a new addition to her furry family with a Shih Tzu puppy named Poppy, who gets to see her four other littermates on the regular for puppy play time. In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, being with family and friends, and one hobby she enjoys is drawing.
Receptionist/Prescription Diet Manager
Anna has been in the Veterinary field for 33 years. She started with Dr. Matthews on September 15, 1988. She is so grateful for the friends and family she has made over the years working at Owen’s Ark. Anna has been married to her wonderful husband Larry Ray of 48 years. She was blessed with 2 sons, and 9 wonderful Grandchildren ranging from age 1-25 years of age, with another grandson on the way. She has a fur baby named Auldwin that’s 9 years old. He is a Pitt mixed with lab…and a true “mama’s boy”. Anna’s hobbies and interests include fishing, camping, sewing, traveling, gardening, canning, cooking and when time allows, an occasional trip to a Casino to meet “Lady Unlucky”.
Wherever I am, or however long I will be in this field, my heart will always be here regardless.
Much love to all that have I’ve met through the years….Anna Sue Ray
Jan started working here at Owens Ark as a Receptionist in May of 2018. She enjoys seeing all the pets that have come to visit us. That is for sure her favorite part of the job. She grew up on a farm with lots of pets. Dogs, cats, horses, cows, pigs, bunnies, and hamsters. She has 2 cats named Ingrid and Lucy and a new puppy named Luke. When she is not working, she enjoys bicycling, working outside and spending time with her pets.
Small and Large Animal Assistant
Amanda has been with Owens Ark since 2019. She is currently attending The University of Findlay studying pre-vet hoping to further her studies to become a small and large animal veterinarian. At home Amanda has a cattle dog named Oakley, a Quarter Horse mare named Fergie, and two cats named Joey and Waden. Also on the farm lives goats, sheep, chickens, and ducks. In her free time she enjoys riding her horse and paddle boarding with her dog.
Small Animal Assistant
Emily graduated from St. Petersburg College in 2020 with an Associate’s of Science in General Health & Veterinary Sciences along with a certificate in Health Services. She plans to complete her current Veterinary Assistant Program with Penn Foster, then continue to obtain her DVM. At home she has two mixed breed dogs that she and her husband rescued shortly after moving to Ohio in June 2019. When she’s not working, she enjoys traveling to visit family, crafting, baking, and spending time with her husband and dogs.
Please welcome our new office kitty, Charles! This little guy was brought to us after getting hit by a car and has been recovering with us ever since. The whole office has fallen in love with him and we’re so excited to welcome him to the fam! If anyone remembers Glenn, then you know Charles has some big paws to fill