Meet Our Team
The Bryan Area Animal Hospital staff loves what they do. We are committed to providing quality service in preventative, medical, and surgical pet care. We strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for you and your pet. The large variety of services we offer allows us to give your pet the care they deserve. We understand that a pet is not just a pet, they are family. Don't hesitate to give us a call or stop in. We love visitors!
Dr. Luc Hesselschwardt, DVM
Dr. Luc Hesselschwardt graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2005. Dr. Luc grew up outside of Defiance OH and was excited about the opportunity to move closer to family and friends. Dr. Luc especially enjoys surgery, and the large variety of cases in veterinary medicine. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with daughter Kaitlyn and son Breck, hiking, hunting, fishing and watching OSU football.
Dr. Rachel Hesselschwardt, DVM
Dr. Rachel Hesselschwardt graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2007. Dr. Rachel grew up outside of Montpelier OH. Dr. Rachel enjoys meeting new people and their pets. Dr. Rachel is especially interested in radiology and internal medicine. Outside of work Dr. Rachel enjoys playing with daughter Kaitlyn and son Breck, gardening and hiking. Drs. Luc and Rachel have a catahoula mix named Emma, ducks, and chickens.
Registered Veterinary Technicians, (RVT)
RVT's serve the role in veterinary medicine that registered nurses do in human medicine. RVT's apply their professional skills in anesthesia, surgery, dentistry, lab testing, patient nursing, and client education.
Michelle received her veterinary technician degree from International Business College in December of 2008 and has been with our practice since 2008. Michelle enjoys hiking, bicycling, and spending time with her cat Peaches N' Cream and her dog Vanderbilt.
Lizzy graduated from Stautzenberger College in September of 2014. She started with our practice in 2017. Lizzy likes to read in her spare time as well as spending time at her families cabin. She also enjoys spending time with her dogs Maggie and Elliot.
The primary role of our receptionists is to provide excellent client service while creating a warm and compassionate environment for you and your pets. Not only do they take calls and greet you with a smile, but they enjoy getting to know all of our clients and their pets.
Claudia has been with our practice since 2009 and enjoys meeting everyone's pets. Claudia finds being a part of the care and healing process very rewarding. In her spare time, Claudia enjoys bicycling, hiking, gardening and playing with her grandchildren.
Vicki has been with our practice since 2011 and enjoys being able to help pets feel better. Vicki especially enjoys seeing the improvement in sick patients. Vicki loves to bake and try new recipes, she also likes puzzles, reading, sewing, and playing with her grandchild. Vicki has a lab mix named Diesel and husky mix Jax.
Megan has been with our practice since January of 2018 and she enjoys greeting all the wonderful pets that come into the clinic. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, sewing, baking, and playing with her dog Tracer and her cat Muppet.
The veterinarian assistant position is designed to help assist the vet staff where needed. They may help do a variety of things such a restraining pets, drawing up vaccines, and counting out medications.
Alicia has been with our staff since July of 2016, she started off as our vet assistant and is now also a part of our kennel team. She is attending school at Stautzenberger College to become an RVT. Alicia has a horse named Gunner that she enjoys riding and taking care of in her free time. She also has a dog named Pop-tart and a black cat named Jade.