Dr. Alexandra Coon – My name is Dr. Alexandra Coon, but my friends call me Zandy. I was born in Indiana, but spent my formative years in Mentor, Ohio (near Cleveland). I attended THE Ohio State University (don’t hold it against me, Purdue and ND fans!) for my bachelor’s and veterinary degrees. I graduated from vet school in 2000, married fellow OSU veterinarian Ron in September of 2000, and started working at Maplecrest in April of 2001. I’ve been here since and LOVE IT!
I enjoy coming to work and interacting with all of the clients and their furry loved ones. The best part of my job is teaching people how to take better care of their pets and helping the sick ones get back on their feet. The gratitude from owners is what makes my day. I also love working with our staff–they know me so well that a lot of times they can anticipate what I need before I do! They make my day go faster and keep me on my toes when things get busy.
When I’m not working hard taking care of your pets, you can usually find me out in our large vegetable garden that we tend to in the summer (although between you and me, I think we grow more weeds than vegetables). I’m an avid reader of many genres and will occasionally work on a cross-stitch project if my hands aren’t too dirty from gardening. I also enjoy baking with my daughter, Acadia, and many staff members will attest to our yummy creations.
As for my furry friends, I currently have four guinea pigs (Enzo, Shadow, Mist, and Mojo), a rat named Star, and three fish (Spike and Bolt live at home, and Bob lives at the clinic as a desk buddy).
Dr. Jeff Longenbaugh – Wow–1988 sounds like ages ago, but it feels like yesterday! That’s when I joined the staff at Maplecrest Animal Hospital. Since then, Maplecrest has grown significantly. Today I have 2 additional veterinarians and a fully dedicated staff working hard to provide great care for your pets. We all feel blessed to have the opportunity to work with patients every day that make us laugh, make us cry, and make us proud to be a part of the veterinary profession. As a bonus, we get to know many of you, our clients, on a personal level.
Life outside of Maplecrest just gets busier and busier. My wife, Jennifer, and I share our home and yard with a golden retriever, Addie. She’s always enthusiastic to see us and never tires from chasing a ball down the length of our backyard! Jennifer and I have two adult children, Lena & Grant. Lena lives in Ft. Worth with her husband, and Grant lives in Elkhart with his wife. We enjoy keeping up with their lives!
Any spare time I have left is often spent using my camera. I enjoy landscape and animal photography. You can see my photographs here!