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Dr. Jessica Harriman

Owner, Veterinarian

Chief Trouble Maker

I grew up in Gahanna, then moved far away, earned my Bachelor's in Wyoming, lived and played in Alaska for a while, went back to Vet School at Colorado State, then realized you can take the girl out of the Buckeye State, but you can't take the Buckeye out of the girl. So, along with a couple two-legged and a few four-legged kids I've acquired along the way, I'm back home, building the kind of practice I'd want my family to come to. I like to listen. I like to partner with people to help their animals. I like to partner with animals to help their people. When I'm not having a ball at work, I do my best to keep my main squeezes in line: Tyler and Kate (the little two-legged ones), Molly and Pippen (of the canine variety), Sam, Sara, and Henry (the feline ones), Ty and Sally (our crybaby goat kids, seriously...crying all. the. time.), and assorted chickens. Rocky (the old man) is the most difficult to keep in line, but he usually helps straighten the others out, so I keep him around, too. Oh yeah, and I love to travel and hope to find a place for more of it in the midst all the chaos.

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Erika Addington, RVT

Veterinary Nurse

sassmaster extraordinaire

I grew up in Gahanna and, after graduation, spent 3 years at Kent State majoring in sign language interpreting. After realizing that wasn't my passion, I moved back home and found my true love for helping animals. I graduated from the Vet Tech Institute (as Student of the year might I add) in December and just recently passed the VTNE in March. I enjoy spending every second I can with my favorite work crew so I have no life, but I do enjoy going disc golfing, reading, being outside, and spending time with my fur babies. I have two sugar gliders, Puff and Iggy, and I have a rescue puppy Phoebe!

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Shine Williamson


Social Media Rockstar

I was born and raised in Johnstown and shortly after graduating from Northridge in 2005, moved to Georgia. I moved back to Johnstown in 2013 to raise my Tribe. First and foremost I’m a Mommy. I have four littles, three boys and one Princess, Kaynen -12, Hunter -8, Prestyn -5 and Tatym -3 months. They keep me on my toes so between them and keeping Happy Tails running (because let’s be real...I’m the face of this place!) free time is rare. I love to travel, the beach is my sanctuary and lucky for me the kids agree so we go at least twice a year.  Outside of all that, my hobbies include snacking and napping! :D

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Jenafer Tackett

client service coordinator

director of first impressions

After being a stay at home mom for the past twelve years, I recently found my awesome work family at Happy Tails. Along with raising our six daughters and one son, I have four German Sherpherds and a Morkie. My husband and I have lived in Johnstown for about 10 years. We love to watch our Johnnies play sports! I also enjoy reading, watching movies, visiting the Smoky Mountains, and hanging out with family and friends.

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Cheryl Clark

Veterinary Assistant

Feral cat whisperer

I have a rescue sanctuary called Clark's Ark Pet Sanctuary. I have 3 daughters and 1 son. I enjoy working with feral cats and SNACK (Spay/Neuter Area Cats and Kittens). Pizza is my favorite food, and when I'm not in the clinic, I love going to 80's music concerts and spending time with my family.

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Nicolette Clark

Veterinary Assistant

ringleader of clinic shenanigans

I am an avid animal lover! I help run our family owned animal sanctuary (Clark's Ark). During my free time, I love to be outdoors fishing, or playing my trombone. Cheeseburgers are my favorite food! I like to collect rocks, and love to visit various outdoor parks to sight-see. 

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Clayton Wimbish

Veterinary Assistant

clinic comedian

resident actual horse wrangler

 I graduated from Johnstown High School in 2015 and am currently working in the horse barn and attending classes at Otterbein University as a Pre-Vet Major. I have two fur kids of my own Maggy, May aka "The Queen" (Yorkipoo), and Diesel (German Shepard). Animals are my life, and I couldn't imagine my life/future without them. My favorite food is Taco Bell and anything my mom cooks. Some of my favorite things outside of being the only male at Happy Tails and dealing with these crazy/wild women are to camp, hike, and spend time with friends and family! 

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veterinary assistant

Designated Adult-in-Charge

I love reading and being outdoors with my family.  I enjoy stand up comedy and could live on pizza! I was raised on a farm and have always loved animals of all shapes, sizes and species. I am proud to be a voice for the animals, that's why I love what I do so much! I have two cats, Stretch and Bruce (our three-legged furry kid) and a Northern Brown Water snake named GiGi.  I also have a human child named Shelby (who takes after her mother in loving all kinds of animals) and my other half, Brad who helps keep our personal pet numbers from reaching critical levels. Without him my daughter and I would have one of EVERYTHING!

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Sara Rice

Veterinary Assistant

laboratory Sorceress

I grew up in Granville, and I have a daughter, Liberty, and lots of fur-kids. We have 3 dogs: Mona the MastiDane, Penny the lab/beagle mix, and Max the terrier mix. We also have two kitties named Spook and Maeve, a quarter horse named Chick, a blind horse named Black, and a mini horse named Coco. We have two goats named Stan and Fran. And, finally, two ferrets named Ricky and Lucy. I am a certified Laboratory Technician and have been in the laboratory field for 10+ years, including 8 years in the Army. I work full-time at LabCorps and love animals so much that I come work part-time at Happy Tails! My hobbies include animals of course, and I am active in CrossFit.

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Lynne Schilling


Chief Philosopher

Lynne was born in and resides in Licking County. She's groomed pets for 30 years and has shown them for 2 years. Over the years, she's owned hunting breeds, terriers and hounds, and sporting breeds. When she's not making pets gleam and shine, she can be found at Seneca Lake fishing for bluegill or doing housesitting/security work (which is her moonlighting gig). And when she is making pets gleam and shine, she carries on lengthy, in depth conversations with them so every one of them feels like a movie star.



Lucy Harriman

retired Co-Owner

clinic queen

Lucy decided she was way too busy for working in a clinic and is spending her retirement volunteering her personal security expertise at the local goat barn (at Dr. Harriman's house). She really enjoyed her time with all the 2-legged critters she got to see everyday at the clinic. But, let's be honest, she could care less about the 4-legged ones, and she didn't even tell them goodbye. (Which is why she "retired." She couldn't get past her security background in keeping the clinic safe from all the "strange barbaric animals." And they in turn didn't appreciate being patted down every time they came through the door. I think the decision was mutual...)