Kimberly Cooper, DVM — Chief of Staff
Our Chief of Staff Dr. Cooper knew by the age of 10 she would be a veterinarian. It was at that time her childhood pet, Abby, became critically ill. Through the amazing care and compassion of the family vet, Abby's life was saved and Dr. Cooper was overcome with gratitude. She felt a strong desire from that moment on to return that favor by taking care of any pet in need as if it was her own.
Dr. Cooper grew up in Parma as the middle child in a family of five. Through high school and college, she flourished in math, science, and other pre-veterinary courses while working part-time at a local animal hospital. She applied to the Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1998 with a DVM degree. After working for three years in the Columbus area for an AAHA-accredited hospital, she moved back to the Cleveland area to join the Crossroads Animal Hospital team in 2001 as an associate veterinarian.
Beth Arnold, DVM
Becoming a veterinarian is a great accomplishment and honor; but, for Dr. Arnold, it truly was a dream come true. Dr. Arnold started at The Ohio State University (OSU) in the pre-veterinary program; however, when an unexpected and devastating family matter arose, she changed her major allowing her more time at home. Ultimately, she earned a bachelors degree in journalism with a specialization in advertising in 1993 and began work as a media planner in Cleveland.
In 1995, Dr. Arnold decided that she was not satisfied working within the corporate environment and decided to attempt to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. Her journey began by obtaining a veterinary assistant position at a local animal hospital, while at the same time enrolling in a nearby university to obtain the required prerequisites needed to apply to vet school. During this time, she also became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. Dr. Arnold's prayers were answered when she was accepted to The OSU Veterinary School of Medicine where she obtained her doctorate in 2002, finally achieving her lifelong dream.
Samantha Siclair, DVM
As a young girl, Dr. Siclair remembers watching local veterinarians work with her family pets. Combined with her involvement in the 4-H program, it wasn't long before she realized she wanted to be a vet herself!
Dr. Siclair grew up in Galion, Ohio, on a small seven-acre farm. She remained in Ohio for her collegiate studies, attending Ohio State University (OSU). She started her veterinary journey by completing an externship in mixed-animal practice in Window Rock, Arizona on the Navajo Indian Reservation. After that, she worked in Elyria at another mixed-animal practice before returning to OSU for further education in anesthesiology and pain management. She arrived at Crossroads Animal Hospital in January of 2005, where she felt immediately at home.
Dr. Siclair considers pain management and helping clients to understand subtle signs of pain to be two of the most important aspects of her job. She also likes ophthalmology, problem solving with internal medicine, and performing new puppy and kitten exams.
Jeff Peacock, DVM — Retired
Dr. Peacock, recently retired, has been a part of the Crossroads Animal Hospital family for over 25 years.
As a freshman in high school, a veterinarian offered Dr. Peacock a job in his clinic. It didn't take long for him to realize he wanted to become a veterinarian himself. The profession was the perfect way for him to care for animals while also being able to help pet owners in need!
Dr. Peacock grew up in rural Marion County, Ohio. After he was set on the veterinary career path by his first employer, he attended Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he took a position at an animal hospital in South Bend, Indiana. Six months later, Dr. Peacock was drafted into the armed forces and spent two years in the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps. Two years later he returned to his position in South Bend before moving on to work in Brecksville, where he became a partner in the hospital. In 1990, Dr. Peacock and his partners founded Crossroads Animal Hospital and he became the sole owner in 1992.