Dr. Michael Farwick, D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Farwick is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In 1980 he joined Lebanon Equine Clinic, following in his fathers footsteps. Dr. Dan Farwick started LEC in 1958. He has a special interest in lameness, particularly relating to racetrack cases and ultrasound. Dr. Farwick lives in Loveland with his wife, Lisa and children Jake, Nate and Sydney. His hobbies include: water skiing, golf, running and spending time with his family. You are invited to email Dr. Farwick regarding appointment availability and questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-383-5474.
Dr. Bryan McNabb, D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. McNabb is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Growing up in the Cincinnati area, he was a member of the United States Pony Club and competed in dressage, cross country, show jumping and polo. Dr. McNabb was the four-year president of his class as well as being honored as the most outstanding student for “Excellence in Equine Medicine and Surgery.” Dr. McNabb most enjoys the diagnosis and treatment of challenging lameness issues of the performance horse and medical cases. He currently is enjoying being an active member of the Camargo Fox Hunting Club. You are invited to email or call Dr. McNabb regarding appointment availability and questions at email@example.com or 513-383-3832
Dr. Allison (Allie) Plettner, D.V.M. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Allie Plettner is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was the delegate for the Student Chapter of the AVMA. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia where she studied Biomedical Engineering and was a coxswain for the Virginia Men’s Rowing Team. She grew up in Cincinnati where she competed her horses in three day eventing, dressage, and hunter-jumpers. She began foxhunting when she was 13 and is still an active member of the Camargo Hunt.
Prior to returning to Cincinnati, Dr. Plettner completed a rotating equine veterinary internship at the Ocala Equine Hospital in Florida. During the internship, she rotated between hospital and ambulatory services. She was in charge of hospital patient care and assisting in surgery for over 1200 elective surgery cases seen throughout the year. On ambulatory service, she worked extensively with race horses in training and high level sport horses with significant exposure to lameness, sales work, reproduction, general wellness and emergency services. She has a special interest in lameness and sports medicine for the equine athlete.
Dr. McMinn (previously Webb) is a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degree at California Lutheran University where she studied Biological Sciences, and was president of her pre-veterinary club. She grew up riding horses in sunny Southern California about 35 miles north of Los Angeles, where she competed in hunters and jumpers, and worked as an assistant trainer. Prior to vet school she worked as a vet assistant for large equine hospital owned by a boarded equine surgeon and internal medicine veterinarian. Her job included assistance with ambulatory work, overnight patient care, emergency referrals, lamenesses, reproduction services, colic and elective surgeries. She began working there in hopes to become a registered vet tech, but her love of horses quickly evolved into a passion for veterinary medicine and she decided to pursue veterinary school. While in veterinary school at Ohio State she fell in love with the beautiful green Ohio countryside and she dreams of owning a farm here someday. In her free time she enjoys being active outdoors with her two labradors, golfing, riding horses, and exploring the city!
Melissa graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an associates of veterinary technology in 2018. A life-long animal and horse lover, she grew up in Clermont County showing hunter-jumpers at local shows and in 4-H. Melissa is passionate about providing quality nursing care and is one of the first RVT’s in southwest Ohio to become Equine Fear Free Certified. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, Golden Retriever Bella, and going to local museums and events.
Julie Cracolici, Inventory Manager
Julie returned to Lebanon Equine Clinic in 2014 as Inventory Manager after working as a vet assistant with LEC from 2007 – 2010. Julie has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music and is certified by the American Association of Equine Veterinary Technicians and Assistants. Julie and her husband live on a farm in Oregonia with a group of rescued animals including a retired racehorse, Twin Pines. In addition to caring for her farm and animals, Julie enjoys gardening, music, biking and attending the Kentucky Derby.
Andie O’Brien, Assistant
Andie started with Lebanon Equine Clinic in spring of 2021. She graduated from Miami University in 2020, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Andie has always been a horse lover and started riding when she was 8. She currently owns an OTTB, War and Peace, who she spends her free time riding and competing locally in eventing and dressage. She’s always been interested in veterinary medicine, and is currently working toward applying to vet schools with ambitions of being an ambulatory equine vet in the future.
Dessie Shepherd, Assistant
Dessie came onto the Lebanon Equine Clinic team after she graduated high school in the spring of 2021. Dessie enjoys training and showing her 3 horses: Paris, Enzo, and KC in ranch and english type classes locally and on the IBHA circuit. She is also an advisor in her local 4H club Jeans & Jodhpurs, where she helps guide the kids to a successful show year at the fair with their horses. When Dessie isn’t showing or helping kids get ready for fair, she enjoys getting tattoos, watching drag racing or drifting, hunting and drawing. In the future she plans on taking 2 of her horses to the IBHA world show, and plans on going to the UC Blue Ash Veterinary Technology program for her RVT license.
Brandy Hinkle, Assistant
Brandy lives in oxford with her husband and 2 kids, on their family farm. They all stay busy with lots of fur babies, to take care of and train. A life-long animal and horse lover, she grew up in Butler County showing at local shows and in 4-H, Brandy takes her kids to local shows almost every weekend. Brandy graduated in 2015 from Miami University with a degree in “the Fundamentals of Biologic Research and Applied Kinesiology.”and “Zoology” In her free time, Brandy is the Program Director for Two Hearts One Beat therapeutic riding program. Helping individuals with challenges, reach goals they have been told are impossible. She makes them possible with the assistance of the program horses.
Meredith Blommel, Assistant
Meredith lives on her family owned and operated boarding facility in Lebanon since 2017. She joined Lebanon Equine Clinic in July of 2021 after deciding she wanted to become a Registered Vet Technician. She is a 5x National Barrel Horse Association (NBHA) Qualifier, along with a 3x World Finalist title. Meredith has competitively barrel raced for the past six years and plans to keep excelling in the sport, while working towards her career goals. Meredith enjoys spending time with her family, deer hunting, and training barrel horses. She has a special bond with her four year old blue heeler, named Willett. She values her career and coworkers. Meredith hopes to attend UC Blue Ash Veterinary Technology Program to work towards her RVT License.