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Dr. Mark Hardesty (Co –Owner) is a 1988 graduate of The OhioState University College of Veterinary Medicine and received the Award forExcellence in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Hardesty also holds aMaster’s degree in Dairy Nutrition and Management from Ohio State. He practicesexclusively with dairy cattle and calves. Dr. Hardesty works in all aspects of production medicine, with special interests in Dairy Management, Cow Comfort,Building Design, Nutrition consulting, Milk Quality,  milker training, heifer raising and vaccination programs.  Dr. Hardesty writes a monthly column in the Hoard’s Dairyman magazine.  Dr. Hardesty is an active member of theAmerican Association of Bovine Practitioner’s, Ohio Dairy Vets, Tri-State Nutrition, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and received the Merial Preventive Medicine Award for Dairy in 2000.  Dr. Hardesty served on Ohio’s Dairy Care Standards Committee and is involved in supporting local AgEducation. In 2014, Dr. Hardesty was named AABP Practitioner of the Year. 

Dr. Michelle “Mitch” Michalak (Co – Owner) is a 1985 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She also completed the Executive Program in Swine Health Management at the University of Illinois in 1998. Dr. Michalak’s primary focus, when not in the office seeing small animals, is in swine production and preventative medicine. Her special interests in swine production involve welfare education and PQA Plus certification. Dr. Mitch sees small animals in all three of our offices. Dr. Michalak and her husband, Dr. Hardesty, have two daughters, Megan a Food Science graduate of OSU and Molly a current student also at the Ohio State University. Dr. Mitch is also involved with the Girl Scouts, teaches religious education, and sings in the choir at her church.

Dr. Brandy Liles (Co- Owner Wapakoneta Office) is a 1999 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Liles joined our practice in 2002. Dr. Liles was born in West Mansfield and now resides with her husband and three children in Wapakoneta. Dr. Liles’ veterinary focus is small animal preventative care, surgery, dentistry, and quality of life care. She is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Dr. Liles enjoys spending her time outside of the office watching her children participate in sports, reading, walking, and biking.

Dr. Laura Nusbaum is a 1999 graduate from the University of Findlay and 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nusbaum was from Defiance County; she now resides outside of New Bremen with her husband, three children, and Rottweiler “Rogue”.  Since joining our clinic in 2004, Dr. Laura devotes her time to both small and large animal care. Her special interests include small animal surgery, livestock and pet disease management, and calf care. She is a member of the OVMA, AVMA, and AABP. She also enjoys spending time with her family camping.

Dr. Angela King is originally from Boone, Iowa, and graduated from Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She is a proud Cyclone! The week after graduation she married her husband Cody. They met on a dairy farm in Northeast Iowa while Dr. King was in veterinary school. They have a house full of cats, dogs, and fish. Dr. King practiced in Wisconsin for four and a half years in a dairyexclusive practice and then worked and managed a 500-cow dairy in Wisconsin with her husband before coming to MSAC in December 2014. Her practice interests include dairy cattle welfare and calves. She is a member of AVMA and AABP. When she is not working, she enjoys baking and spending time with her family and friends.

Dr. Andy Lefeld is a 2015 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lefeld is originally from Saint Henry. He now resides in New Bremen with his wife Stacey, whom he met while attending college at Ohio State. Dr. Andy's clinical interests include dairy management and cattle reproduction. While not at work, he enjoys being outdoors with family and friends. He is a member of OVMA, AVMA and AABP.

Dr. Emily Stayduhar is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinery Medicine. Dr. Stayduhar is originally from western Pennsylvania, but she has become a proud Buckeye. She now resides in St. Henry and married her husband Kevin in September 2016. In her spare time Dr. Emily enjoys spending time with her dogs, running, and cheering on the Buckeyes with her family and friends. She has a passion for both large and small animals and her special interest include surgery, dairy management, and calf care. She is a member of OVMA, AVMA, and AABP.