Meet our caring and compassionate veterinary care team committed to providing exceptional veterinary care for your pets.
Dr. Wes Violet grew up on a farm in northwestern Ohio where he owned horses and raised beef cattle. His veterinary training included an externship in Ocala, Florida, with an emphasis on equine medicine and surgery. The practice served many Thoroughbred and Arabian farms in the area. After receiving a BS in Microbiology, he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Dr. Violet's areas of interest are equine reproduction, lameness diagnosis and treatment, and equine medicine and surgery. He has extensive experience in equine pre-purchase evaluation and has received additional training in embryo transfer, acupuncture, and dentistry. He has been a career-long member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and their four horses
Dr. Kris Willaman received her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1983, after obtaining a BS in Biology from the University of Cincinnati. As a student, she was an in-house extern for the veterinary hospital. Dr. Willaman practiced for 10 years in the Cottage Grove area, then took a brief sabbatical to start a family, which includes three children. Dr. Willaman has experience in large animal practice and is a member of the Small Ruminant Practitioners Association. Her interests include orthopedic surgery and small animal medicine. She has completed training in Penn Hip certification. In her spare time, Dr. Willaman enjoys studying foreign languages and is fluent in Japanese.