Our Veterinarians at Wooster Animal Clinic
In Memory of 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. Both remained active with the clinic until their passing.
Though we lost both Dr. Mike and Jane in 2018, their memories remain with all of us at Wooster Animal Clinic.
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.
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
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!
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.
Kylie is a recent graduate of Bradford College where she studied to become a Veterinary Technician. She, her husband, and cat live in Orrville.
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.