Dr. Douds is a 1979 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has been treating both large and small animals in the Lorain – Huron County area since 1982. His practice is now limited to small animals. In 1994 he opened Douds Veterinary Hospital in Oberlin, Ohio. Dr. Douds has a special interest in surgery, endoscopy, and pot-bellied pigs. He resides in Wakeman Township with his wife, Sandy, and Golden Retriever, Tibia. Outside activities include church, running, and building maintenance.


Dr. Nicely obtained her veterinary and teaching degrees from The Ohio State University and began working at the practice in 2002. She feels the human-animal bond that occurs between people and their pets is something to be cherished and helps owners make decisions that honor that relationship. She believes that client education is one of the most important aspects of veterinary practice, and also has a special interest in dentistry, gastrointestinal problems, senior wellness and comfort, and staff education. Outside of work she values her time with her husband and two children. Their family includes a Boston, Finn, and two cats, Tut and Cosmo. Relaxation comes in the form of yoga, spinning, geocaching, and bird watching.

Dr. Miesse, originally from Celina, Ohio, now resides in Elyria with her three cats, Tyler, Harley, and Libby and numerous tropical fish. She received her veterinary and undergraduate degrees from The Ohio State University and joined the practice in 2002. She especially enjoys feline medicine, cardiac and respiratory cases, general surgery, and client education. Her free time is filled with gardening, scrap booking, movies, and mystery novels.



Dr. Keller joined our practice in the spring of 2014 shortly after moving here from Washington State. She had seven years’ experience in medicine, surgery, emergency/on-call work, and behavioral consultations in both a rural and suburban setting. She received her B.S. degree in Animal Science at Cornell University and her DVM degree at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Keller enjoys the daily challenges of varied medical and behavioral complexities. Enabling owners to better understand their pets’ health and mental wellbeing warms her heart. Her home life is shared with her husband, son, a geriatric Aussie Shepherd, a sassy Smooth Coated Collie, 2 feisty housecats, 3 pet barn cats, and a herd of LaMancha dairy goats. Her other interests include mountain biking, road biking, photography, gardening, and hiking with the family and dogs.