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Samantha Siclair, DVM with Dog and CatAs 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.

Dr. Siclair lives in Elyria with her husband and two young daughters. The family has two dogs, Mac & Cheese and Muffin, as well as an affectionate calico cat named Maddie.

Although having young children doesn't allow much time for hobbies, says Dr. Siclair, she has recently learned to knit. She's made a few hats and scarves, and hopes to take on more challenging projects soon. She also likes to go camping, kayaking, horseback riding, and skiing with her family.