Our Veterinarians at Wooster Animal Clinic
Dr. Mike and Jane Yacapraro
Dr. Mike and Jane Yacapraro opened the Wooster Animal Clinic in August, 1968. During the early months, it was just the two of them. In fact, clients would often see several of their small children in a playpen tucked behind the reception desk! Fortunately soon thereafter, they were able to hire some support staff, enabling Jane to spend more time at home with their growing family. While the clinic has grown since those early days, both Dr. Mike and Jane can still be found at the clinic part time every week. The rest of the time, their four children and 12 grandchildren keep them very busy!
Dr. Greg Cantrell
Dr. Greg Cantrell began working at Wooster Animal Clinic long before he became a partner. In fact, it was 1972 and he was just 14 years old. Greg eventually graduated from Triway High School (1975), received a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from The Ohio State University (1979) and went on to graduate from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1983. Eleven years after starting at the clinic, Greg returned to practice at Wooster Animal Clinic in ’83 where he’s been ever since. Though he became a full partner in ’92, he’s since transitioned his ownership to Dr. Hoverstock.
Greg lives in Wooster with his wife Karen and son Kevin. Kevin, a sophomore at Kent State University, is studying to be an airline pilot. The Cantrell’s oldest daughter graduated from OSU and now works in the Marketing Department at Abercrombie. Daughter Katie attended Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah GA and works as a graphic designer.
Dr. Mark Yacapraro
Born and raised in Wooster, Dr. Mark Yacapraro graduated from Triway High School in 1988. With an interest in veterinary medicine he gleaned while growing up alongside his father (Dr. Mike), he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he joined the Wooster Animal Clinic where he is now a co-owner. Mark and his wife Heidi have three children, Allison, Emily, and Joey.
Dr. Yacapraro appreciates that every day is different… and definitely not dull when caring for so many different types of animals. His hobbies include weightlifting, fishing, motorcycles, and reading.
Dr. Mark Hoverstock
A 1999 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Mark Hoverstock practiced at a mixed animal clinic before joining the Wooster Animal Clinic in 2003. He focuses on canine and feline patients with a special interest in surgery and canine reproduction. He is a co-owner of the clinic.
Mark grew up and resides in Ashland County. He and his wife Tammy have two sons, Brock and Jake. He enjoys outdoor activities, including growing pumpkins, camping, and pulling tractors.
Our Staff at Wooster Animal Clinic
A 2014 Wooster High School graduate, Adrian loves working with the animals and staff at Wooster Animal Clinic. While not working, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his dog, King. He lives at home with his two cats and dog.
Alice has been part of the Wooster Animal Clinic since June, 2002. As a '74 graduate of The Ohio State University, she's put her BS degree in Animal Science/Animal Nutrition to work both at the clinic as well as through raising rabbits and showing them throughout the United States for over 25 years. Alice has two children and many, many cats.
Carrie is a recent graduate of The University of Akron. She's had many pets through the years (currently a black pug named Mia) and admits to a lifetime love of animals. Working at Wooster Animal Clinic allows her to interact with them on a daily basis. When not at work, she's home with the other two loves of her life, children Kelsey and Kolton, who keep her very busy!
Charlie's a true example of the family environment here at Wooster Animal Clinic, in a couple of ways! Though he officially started at the clinic in August, 2016, he's helped his mother, Molly, a long-time staff member here, for years. Charie will graduate from Triway in 2018 and plans to attend college in the fall. He lives at home with his family and multiple pets.
Clif very much enjoys working with the animals and clients at Wooster Animal Clinic. At home, he has one cat, Snoop Snoop, and a snake.
Duffy started at Wooster Animal Clinic in June, 1988 as a kennel worker, eventually working his way up to manger. He enjoys the staff and clients, especially the variety that every new day brings.
Living in northern Wayne County, you'll see him at many Norwayne athletic events. Duffy and his wife Tiffany have five kids as well as Tink (a Chihuahua mix), Mia (a Husky mix), and Brutis (an English Bulldog).
Hailee grew up in Sterling with her parents and two brothers. She attended Norwayne High School and the Wayne County Schools Career Center, taking animal care and management classes. Encouraged by her love for animals, she graduated from Brown Mackie College (June, 2014) as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. Hailee keeps busy as a 4-H advisor and enjoys many outdoor activities.
Heather's been part of Wooster Animal Clinic since October, 2004. She's a 1989 graduate of Columbus State College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree. She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine but is particularly interested in avian healthcare, emergency medicine, and nursing care.
Heather loves spending time with her husband, three daughters, and one cat. They live in Perrysville and enjoy being outdoors and traveling.
A 2014 Wooster High School graduate, Jacob has worked at the clinic since 2016. He enjoys the wide selection of animals that he works with everyday as well as the knowlege he's gained since joining the clinic. He's planning to return to school to become a veterinary technician.
Jeff has been with Wooster Animal Clinic since 1997 where his responsibilities include taking x-rays, managing inventory, and billing. He's lived in the Wayne County area since 1989.
Kylie is a recent graduate of Bradford College where she studied to become a Veterinary Technician. She, her husband, and cat live in Orrville.
Melissa is a 2014 graduate of Hillsdale High School and graduted in 2016 from Bradford Vet Tech Institute. She joined Wooster Animal Clinic in March, 2016 as a registered veterinary technician. She enjoys the clinic's atmosphere and friendliness of her co-workers. When not at the clinic or selling shoes at Dick's Sporting Goods, her favorite past times are basketball, softball and hiking.
Molly has been with Wooster Animal Clinic since April 1989, her junior year in high school. She loves the animals and the many clients with whom she's developed relationships. Her most favorite thing, though, is the family atmosphere. She'll quickly tell you she enjoys coming to work every day and misses the clinic when she's off.
Molly lives in Wooster with her husband Jim and family. They have four sons and two daughters, all who are currently attending (or have attended) Triway Local Schools. Their kids, along with their many, many, many(!) animals keep them very busy. Molly and Jim are extremely proud of their oldest daughter currently stationed in Florida serving with the U.S. Air Force.
Yordalia grew up in Cuba where she worked in her stepfather's veterinary clinic, an experience that fostered her love for all animals. She moved to Ohio when she was 15 years old. She currently lives in Massillon with her husband, her mother, and four dogs & three cats. She's enjoyed being part of the Wooster Animal Clinic family since 2007.