Willow Creek's Staff


Sarah Carpenter

Sarah graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in animal science. She is currently earning her associate’s degree in veterinary technology through a distance learning program from San Juan College. She has previous experience in small animal medicine and equine medicine through working as a vet assistant at multiple practices in the Columbus and Cleveland areas over the past 10 years.


Sarah and her husband Adam moved from Columbus to Medina in September 2015 with their two dogs: Matilda and Juno, 2 cats: Moonshine and Boondock, and horse Molly, a Thoroughbred mare who Sarah has had since she was 15. Their first child, Henry, was born in November 2015, and they recently added 6 chickens to their growing family.


Sarah enjoys running in the park with her dogs, reading, riding her horse and competing in hunter paces, and playing with her son.

Liza Elsaesser

Liza recently graduated from Brown Mackie College with a degree in veterinary technology and is working hard on preparing to take her board examination over the summer in order to reach her goal of becoming a registered veterinary technician (RVT).


Liza’s passion for animals began at an early age; starting in middle school, Liza began volunteering at a local animal shelter and in high school, Liza completed her required internship at a local animal hospital. Since graduating from high school, Liza has focused on raising her son, Bradley, and maintaining Dean’s List in her college veterinary technology program. While being a mom, studying rigorously and working hard in school has consumed much of her time, Liza also makes plenty of time for all of her fur-babies. She is a dog-mom to three dogs: Harley (a shepherd/lab mix), Pebbles (a yellow Labrador retriever), and Wyonna (a Plott hound), a cat-mom to her kitty named Cooper, and a horse-mom to her quarter horse gelding, Blue.


Liza enjoys hiking with her son & dogs, spending time at the barn, riding her horse, reading, fishing and spending time with her family.


Brett Gebhart

Brett graduated from The Ohio State University College of Business Administration with a BS degree in operations management and information systems. He has professional experience in retail distribution as well as over 10 years of management experience in the food distribution industry.  Brett has been involved with Willow Creek since the beginning in 2009 and has been working for Willow Creek full time since 2014 and is responsible for all financials, computer systems, facilities, and anything else that comes up.


In his spare time, Brett enjoys spending time with his children, is an avid sports fan, and a roller coaster enthusiast.

We are grateful to our team of hard working and caring staff for all they do for us and our patients!

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