Elizabeth Blakelock, DVM
Dr. Elizabeth Blakelock, a Medical Director and general practitioner, has been taking exceptional care of the clients and patients at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic since 1989. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky and was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 1987. She practiced in Pennsylvania for two years before joining Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in 1989. She has received advanced certificates in ultrasound and endoscopy. She has a special interest in internal medicine and reproduction.
Dr. Blakelock, her husband, and two children share their home with a Dachshund named Heidi, and two cats, Agatha and Howie. She enjoys white water river rafting and playing flute in the community band of her hometown, Yellow Springs.
Dr. Blakelock is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Alison Crocker, DVM
Dr. Alison Crocker is a general practitioner at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic.
A native of Ohio, Dr. Crocker has worked with animals since her first job at the age of 14. Her roles have included being a kennel assistant, receptionist, veterinary nurse, and, since 1998, a veterinarian. She attended Miami University in Ohio and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 1995. Her education continued at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine.
Keeping a visit to the veterinarian as stress-free as possible is always one of Dr. Alison’s goals and she has been working diligently to train staff and develop protocols to help accomplish this. She particularly enjoys internal medicine cases and helping owners who are experiencing behavior problems with their furry family members. She is a member of Phi Zeta, the veterinary medical honor society.
When she’s not busy with her duties at the hospital, Dr. Crocker enjoys reading, history, flower gardening, hiking, and being active in many scouting adventures. She and her husband, Dr. Conan Crocker, who is also a veterinarian, are the proud parents of three children, Camon, Dasha and Rya. The family includes two dogs, Kiono and Spring; three cats, Khan, Fungo, and Nyla; and a Dutch rabbit named Beatrice Bun- Bun.
Dr. Crocker is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Conan Crocker, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Dr. Conan Crocker is a Medical Director at Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic, and joined the practice in June of 2004. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Cincinnati in 1993, and his D.V.M degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1997. Dr. Crocker is the author of one and coauthor of three scientific papers that were published in peer-reviewed journals.
In 1998, Dr. Crocker moved to north-central Illinois to be near family and practiced there until 2004, when he moved back to Ohio. In November of 2004, Dr. Crocker became Board-Certified in Canine and Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. He voluntarily completed a rigorous credentialing process, including submitting case reports and sitting for a two-day examination to earn this distinction. As a canine and feline specialist, continuing education is a priority for Dr. Crocker. He attends at least two national veterinary continuing education meetings and several local meetings each year for a total of 40-60 continuing education credit hours per year.
Dr. Crocker met his wife, Alison – who is also a veterinarian – in high school and they are proud of their family which includes a son, two daughters, three dogs, 2 cats, and a rabbit. He and his family enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and playing board games together. Dr. Crocker is also active with his son in his boy scout troop.
Dr. Crocker’s special interests include surgery, dentistry, pain management, and treatment of ear disease. Since coming to Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic, he has helped outline and strengthens the clinic’s standards of care in these areas.
Dr. Crocker is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Ashley Goddard, DVM
Dr. Goddard is a Southern California native who moved to the Dayton area as an early teen. She graduated from Andrews University in southern Michigan with a bachelor’s in Animal Science. She then returned to Southern California to receive her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences.
Dr. Goddard ultimately wanted to end up back in Ohio, close to family. She enjoys surgery and has a special interest in rehabilitation/physical therapy and is working towards her (Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner). Dr. Goddard enjoys an active lifestyle and can often be found outdoors enjoying water sports (wakeboarding, slalom skiing, etc), snowboarding, or riding motorcycles. She and her husband share their house with a chocolate lab named Roxy, a beagle mix named Colbie, and two cats named Kirra and Burton.
Dr. Goddard is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Nichole Olp, DVM
Dr. Nichole Olp is from Willowick, Ohio. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at Ashland University and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. She is deeply passionate about animal behavior. Her primary goal as a veterinarian is to help newly adopted animals adjust to their forever homes.
Dr. Olp and her husband, Christof, live with their mixed breed dog, Isis, and a yellow-bellied slider turtle named Dr. Horrible. Other than veterinary medicine, Dr. Olp has an avid interest in ancient history, the English monarchy, and theatre. In her free time, she enjoys reading, playing board games, and adding to her extensive movie collection.
Dr. Olp is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Megan Strahler, DVM
Dr. Megan Strahler joined Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic in April 2010. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Strahler attended Ohio University where she obtained a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in English Literature. She obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2003 and lists surgery, alternative medicine and pain management as some of her professional interests. Dr. Strahler is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA).
Dr. Strahler has a special interest in both acute and chronic pain management. She states, “Many painful conditions, especially chronic ones, are best managed through a combination of treatment strategies. I look forward to providing my patients with an integrated approach to pain which will allow them to live the longest, healthiest and happiest lives possible.”
Outside veterinary practice, Dr. Strahler and her husband are busy parents of 3 boys, a dog and 2 cats. Her hobbies include martial arts, gardening and outdoor pursuits with her family.
Dr. Strahler is a certified Fear Free Professional.
Randi Timmons, DVM
Dr. Randi Timmons grew up in Piedmont, Oklahoma where she cared for a multitude of stray pets that found their way into her home. She received all her formal education in Tennessee. Her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology came from the Lincoln Memorial University, where she graduated cum laude. Her Master’s program through Middle Tennessee State University involved studying salamanders. She was awarded her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The University of Tennessee in 2010.
Bigger Road Veterinary Clinic happily welcomed her to the practice in 2012.
During her studies Dr. Timmons worked at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s specimen lab, where she developed a strong interest in parasitology and cytology. She brings those skills along with a passion for feline medicine, geriatric pets, and physical rehabilitation to Bigger Road.
Outside the practice Dr. Timmons enjoys spending time with her husband John, their son Shea, daughter Stella, a beagle terrier mix named Codi and their 3 cats. She enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and soccer (she used to play professionally!)
Dr. Timmons is a certified Fear Free Professional.