Clearfork Veterinary Hospital

TREATING YOUR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY is our motto and our first objective.  Our Doctors continue their education each year with seminars, meetings and hands on training courses aimed at promoting preventative health care methods, reviewing new medications and improving the lives of our patients with the aid of modern technology.  We have added the endoscope, ultra sound, digital radiography and in house blood screening. Additionally we offer "after hours" emergency care, all with the needs of our patients and clients in mind.  We carry most medications in the office but also include an online store through our PET PORTAL for those items we don't keep in stock.  We can have medications compounded specific to your pet when needed.  Having a PET PORTAL allows our clients access to their pet's records anytime day or night.

Though the majority of our patients are dogs and cats, we care for a number of pocket pets (rats, gerbils, hamsters, ferrets, lizards and snakes) as well as rabbits, birds, turtles and even pygmy goats. We offer special vaccine and wellness examination packages for litters of puppies and kittens.

Dr. Abel Hittinger and Dr. Jobe Hittinger are brothers who grew up in Richland County attending Madison Local Schools.  They channeled their love for animals and decided on a career in Veterinary medicine while still in Junior High School.  As teenagers they worked for a local veterinarian on weekends and summers starting from the ground up by walking dogs, cleaning kennels and observing animal care.  In college they majored in Animal Science and received their Bachelor of Science degrees from Ohio State University and went on to attend The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine.  After obtaining Veterinary Medical Licenses, they began their practice at Appleseed Valley Veterinary Hospital in 1998 and acquired Clearfork Veterinary Hospital in 2005.  Dr. Angela Rospert, also an Ohio State graduate, joined the team in 2012. Dr. Angela splits he time between the two offices.

Our family oriented clinic gives TLC to all our patients from those we have seen from birth to our geriatric friends having special needs. Clearfork Veterinary Hospital, TREATING YOUR PET LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY.

  • M-F: 7:30AM-6:00PM
  • Sat: 8:00AM-1:00PM
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hour Emergencies: 419-886-4733
  • Abel Dylan Hittinger, D.V.M.

    Dr. Abel's oldest daughter Grace competes in track, cross country and competitive dance and he is always there to cheer her on, calm her nerves and of course to video.  His youngest daughter Natalie loves cross country and is glad to be in Junior High so she can participate.  Dr. Abel's hobbies include running and MMA (mixed martial arts).  He runs every day as a stress reliever.  He runs on the treadmill when there is a lack of time and daylight, but also has carved out a trail in his pasture and loves to run with his dogs.  He and his wife, Somer follow all MMA events and their favorite fighter is George St. Pierre.  They have two Boxers, a one eyed Doberman, a crazy eared Chihuahua (1 ear up, 1 ear down) two indoor cats and five fat and happy barn cats.  Though is daughters are his first priority, his passion for animals and their care is motivation for commitment to a full schedule.
    The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jobe Adam Hittinger, D.V.M.

    Dr. Jobe has three children, Hannah, Jacob and Lainey.  Hannah is a runner and has competed in both track and cross country.  Dr. Jobe attends all her competitions and volunteers during track meets.  Hannah has been a dancer since she was 6 years old and her dad is always there to watch, cheer and to film the events.  Jacob has been in Boy Scouts and he and his dad have been involved in many Scout camp outs and field trips.  With a fascination for both wild animals and extinct animals Jacob and Dr. Jobe have spent many hours exploring zoos and museums.  The newest addition is Lainey, born in March, 2015.  Dr. Jobe's hobbies include culinary arts and bicycling.  He rides his bike every day, stationary in bad weather but it is not unusual for him to ride his bicycle all over the county.  He and his wife Kerri enjoy new recipes (he cooks, she bakes) and exploring culinary markets.  They have two dogs, a Yellow Lab named Bella, a Black lab named Brodie and five cats.  Dr. Jobe has always had affection for exotics and pocket pets and over the years he has had a myriad of creatures including hermit crabs, hamsters, chameleons, bearded dragons, tortoises and geckos.  Family comes first for Dr. Jobe and he finds it rewarding that his devotion to animals is a passion he shares with them.
    The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine