Jill Bates

RVT, VTS-Dentistry

Lead Technician

Jill is a 2013 graduate from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences and an associate degree from Columbus State Community College Veterinary Technology of Applied Sciences. After graduation she went out into general practice for a few years and realized her true passion for dentistry. Jill began tracking for her specialty in dentistry in 2018 and passed her boards in 2020. She enjoys teaching and being involved in dental procedures at a variety of zoos. Jill loves spending her free time with her husband Billy, and step-daughter Marlee spending time in their pool, going for bike rides, and just enjoying time together.

Heather Carter

RVT, VTS-Anesthesia/Analgesia

Heather recently moved to Washington Courthouse. She is a graduate from Columbus State Community College. Heather worked at a small clinic on the west side of Columbus before going to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in ICU/ER then transferred to anesthesia where she worked and trained for the past 20 years. Heather became a technician specialist in 2013 focusing on anesthesia/analgesia. Outside of work Heather's favorite things to do are hanging out with friends as well as going to and listening to live music.

Nicole Pastorek


Nicole grew up in Minerva, Ohio before moving to Columbus to pursue her Associate Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College.  After graduating in 2007, Nicole joined the team at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she worked in Radiation Oncology.  In that department, she was able to develop advanced skills in Radiation Oncology, Anesthesia, and Chemotherapy.  Nicole and her husband are proud to have 3 beautiful daughters Jayla, Ariel & Alaina as well as Nicole’s grown stepson, Michael. In their free time, they love to spend time outdoors gardening, spending time splashing around in a creek or pool, or visiting one of their favorite places, Buckeye Lake.


Brittney Etheridge

Practice Coordinator

Brittney has been a client services coordinator in the veterinary field for 10 years. She was born in North Platte, Nebraska but has spent most of her adult life in Central Ohio and graduated from Westerville Central High School. Brittney is a mom to a three year old little boy named Lincoln, as well as 5 fur children - 2 dog (Sasha and Maple) and 3 cats (Mary, Mia, Wheezy). Outside of work Brittney enjoys spending time outdoors camping, kayaking and hiking as well as tending to many, many houseplants.

At Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio, we are a woman-owned practice, with the first woman Board Certified Veterinary Dentist in Ohio. A true leader in the veterinary dental space, our practice not only provides top care to our patients but also hosts doctors, technicians, and students from around the country for training and mentorship.

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