Samantha grew up in Elyria where a family pet (or two) was always welcome in the home. In 2011, she moved to Lorain and was looking for a job she would enjoy. As soon as she saw the “Help Wanted: Receptionist” notice on the Pet Med Clinic sign, she jumped at the opportunity to work in a field that had always intrigued her. During her first day of work, Samantha realized her new job perfectly matched her passion for animals. Although she enjoys many aspects of the job, she receives the most satisfaction from watching the strong bonds between the patients and their pet parents.
When not helping patients and clients, she loves reading, spending time outdoors, and takes every opportunity to ride her motorcycle; a relaxing hobby she has enjoyed since she was 21 years old.
Samantha shares her home with Baby Kitty who is convinced she’s a dog, and thinks it’s perfectly normal to "bark" at passing cars or joggers.
After working as a nursing home cook for 17 years Sheila knew it was time to follow her passion for helping animals. In June of 2018 she enrolled in the veterinary technology program at Stautzenberger College, the fist step to becoming a registered veterinary technician.
Sheila joined the Pet Med Clinic family in August of 2019. She loves interacting with all the pets and pet parents that visit the clinic. She truly enjoys the education aspect of veterinary medicine and being able to make a difference in each patients life.
Originally from Elyria, she now resides in Lorain with her sons Sterling and Silas. They share their home with 5 cat "Friends;" Phoebe, Monica, Chandler, Joey, and Rachael.
For as long as Krista can remember, animals have been part of her life. During her childhood, she always had at least one dog or cat; and her family home also played host to numerous birds and mice.
Growing up in Lorain with her three brothers and one sister, Krista was an avid reader. She was also a budding poet, and was excited when one of her poems appeared in print.
Krista has been with us since May 2008. She takes pride in devoting attention to dogs who are a bit reserved; and through her love and care, these furry canine guests are soon showering her with tail wags and doggie kisses.
Krista enjoys life outside of the clinic with her husband and three grown stepsons. Krista’s furry pets are the light of her life. Baby, Krista’s English bulldog, is a real couch potato who loves to join Krista for a nap while Cleo, the black cat with attitude, specializes in tormenting visitors to Krista’s home, making their visit a bit more memorable than they planned.
Dr. Rick Diedrich
Growing up in an Air Force family, Dr. Diedrich and his two siblings were accustomed to moving at three-year intervals. During eighth grade, his father decided to retire from the military, and the family settled in Worthington, Ohio. Following graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982, he moved to sunny Lake Worth, Florida, setting up a two-doctor practice with another veterinarian. In 1983 Dr. Diedrich and his wife decided to return to Ohio, settling in Cleveland. After working in Lorain for several years, he purchased Pet Med Clinic in 1990; and replaced it with a brand-new facility in 1997.
Dr. Diedrich most enjoys educating his clients about their pets’ health. He has also seen remarkable advances in pain control, most notably from nutriceuticals and laser therapy. Dr. Diedrich also enjoys solving skin and gastrointestinal problems.
Dr. Diedrich is glad he settled in the northeast Ohio region where he raised his family. Outside of the office he enjoys reading, karate, and traveling to Mexico.
Dr. Bob Lang
Dr. Lang was born and raised in Lorain where he graduated from Lorain Admiral King High School before going on to obtain his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Following graduation he practiced in central Ohio before moving back to the Cleveland area where he practiced for 8 years prior to coming to Pet Med Clinic. Some of his medical interests include dental disease, skin and ear disease, and senior pet care. Dr. Lang is excited and humbled to be able to provide for the community in which he grew up. He is a firm believer in the recent revival of the City of Lorain and is proud to be part of the movement. Dr. Lang shares his home with his wife Heather and young sons Vince and Rocco. When not in the office he can be found on the golf course, fishing, rooting for the Buckeyes, and dealing with the frustration that is Cleveland sports.