Our Team

Meet our veterinarian and the healthcare team of East Side Animal Hospital. We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Get to know our team!

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you and hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Our Doctor

Dr. Patrick Marsch with Cricket
Patrick J. Marsch, DVM

D.V.M.

Dr. Patrick J. Marsch joined our practice as an Associate Veterinarian in 2013. Born and raised in Owensboro, Kentucky, he grew up working for East Side Animal Hospital and graduated from Daviess County High School. He received his Bachelor of Animal Science degree from the University of Kentucky and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011.

Before returning to his hometown with his wife, Susan, Dr. Patrick Marsch practiced in Lexington, Kentucky. Susan is currently a speech-language pathologist at Methodist Hospital in Henderson, Kentucky. Patrick and Susan are proud, busy parents to their two children, Reid and Quinn. Patricks’ professional interests include radiology and small animal dentistry. He enjoys playing the guitar, listening to Bluegrass music, working with computers, and rooting for your Kentucky Wildcats!

Practice Manager

Tracy Dant
Tracy Dant

Practice Manager

Tracy Dant, our Practice Manager, joined our practice with an extensive background in the veterinary profession. She loves working with the talented and caring team at East Side Animal Hospital, where she can get to know the families dedicated to their pets. Tracy believes it is a privilege to be involved in the care of those pets, recognizing the joy and love each one brings to their families and our community.

Tracy is the proud “Mamma” of two wonderful daughters, Katelyn and Emily. She shares her home in East Daviess Co. with her standard poodle, Little Joe. Away from work, Tracy enjoys various outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, diving, listening to live music, eating good food, and spending time with friends and family.

Customer Service

Ashley
Ashley Lucas

CSR

Ashley grew up in State College, Pennsylvania, where she received her Associate Degree as an Administrative Assistant. She moved to Owensboro in 2015 with her Pit Bull, Rocco, and added (foster-failed) Zora to the family in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, drawing, and cuddling on the couch with her dogs.

Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Tiffany with Scooby and Estella
Tiffany Brown, LVT

LVT

Tiffany is a licensed veterinary technician who graduated from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. She majored in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health Technology with a minor in Equine Science. Tiffany has been a valued member of the East Side Animal Hospital team since September 2014. She has four fur babies: Wolf (husky/lab), Scooby (Chihuahua mix), Estella (pit mix), and Ki-Ki (domestic short-haired cat). When she’s not playing with her critters, Tiffany hangs out with her husband, reads, and kayaks.

Emilee Reeks
Emilee Reeks, LVT

LVT

Emilee graduated from Owensboro Community and Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. Shortly after graduating, she passed the VTNE and started working as a licensed technician for Eastside Animal Hospital in May 2023. She is now continuing her education in the Pre-Veterinary Program at Kentucky Wesleyan College, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.

Emilee is the proud parent of Rue, a Miniature American Shepherd, and Bean, a Leopard Gecko. She also cares for her family’s two Australian Shepherds, Marley and Maggie. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, teaching Rue new tricks, and spending time with friends and family.

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Sarah Myles, LVT

LVT

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Veterinary Assistant

Regina and her daughter
Regina Girten

Veterinary Assistant

Regina worked with the late Dr. Walter Marsch many years ago at East Side Animal Hospital. After moving to Madisonville, she developed a career in human medicine, but she realized that her real passion is veterinary medicine. We are thrilled to have Regina return to our team at East Side Animal Hospital.

Regina lives on a small farm with horses, cows, and a rescue sheep. “Spoiled” is how she describes her fur babies, which consist of Diego and Chica (both chihuahuas), a beautiful block-headed Lab named Cash, and three cats named Bandit, Binx, and Garfield.

When not at work, Regina enjoys spending time with her husband, Sam, and their two children, Alexis and Jackson. She also enjoys kayaking, riding 4-wheelers, shopping, and vacationing anywhere on a beach.

Hospital Assistant

Robin and her family
Robin McReynolds

Hospital Assistant

Robin joined ESAH as a Hospital Assistant in July 2022 after 30 years in the medical field/nursing.

Robin is a proud “fur momma” to Delilah (a Shepard/Rott mix) and Leti (a Shepard/Husky mix). Delilah and Leti have been part of Robin’s family since their adoptions in 2015-16.

Outside of work, Robin spends most of her time with her husband, Zach, and their three children: Jade, Harper, and Cortland. Robin also enjoys being outdoors, especially working in her flower gardens.

Hospital Assistant

Jolene with horse
Jolene Raymer
Hospital Assistant

Jolene Raymer is our Hospital Assistant. Jolene was born and raised in Daviess County Kentucky. Her personal pets are a rabbit named Oakley and a cat named Sophia. In her free time, she enjoys showing and raising rabbits and in addition to her studies and work she is a 4H Leader. Her future goals are to become a veterinarian and work primarily with large animals.

In Memoriam

Dr. Walter and Reid
Walter Marsch, DVM

D.V.M.

Dr. Walter H. Marsch and his wife, Brenda Marsch, opened East Side Animal Hospital in the spring of 1982. Born in Owensboro and raised in Hancock County with his nine siblings, he was proud to have always called the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky his home. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Western Kentucky University, Dr. Walter Marsch received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1979, where he first met his wife, an Alabama native. His two sons, Michael and Patrick Marsch, were both raised in Daviess County. Michael attended law school at the University of Kentucky, College of Law, and is now a practicing attorney and is married to Amanda Fleming Marsch. Following his father’s footsteps, Patrick attended veterinary school at Auburn and practiced alongside his father until Dr. Walter Marsch’s passing in July 2020.

Dr. Walter Marsch was an avid hiker and enjoyed yearly sectional hikes on the Appalachian Trail each spring. On his farm in Philpot, Kentucky, he raised goats, horses, rabbits, and an overgrown Vietnamese potbellied pig named Calvin. With the canine companionship of the family dog, Dylan, he also raised Angus cattle and shared his rafters and stables with an increasing pride of errant barn cats. He was an active member of the Daviess County Lions Club, served as their president, and held office on their fair board. He volunteered at the Daviess County Animal Shelter and served on both the Daviess County and Green River Valley District Board of Health. Dr. Walter Marsch was an active member of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association. He served as president of the West Central Kentucky Veterinary Association. He was the organizing chairperson for both the Twin Lakes Veterinary Conference and the Pennyrile Veterinary Medicine Conference, and he acted as past chairperson for the Food Animal Committee for the Kentucky Veterinary Association. He also served on the Davies County Animal Control Board for the Fiscal Court of Daviess County.

Yoda
Yoda

Clinic Overlord

Yoda, a hairless Sphinx, was the clinic overlord until she passed away in the spring of 2022. She had been holding down the front printer since December of 2007. Yoda’s favorite activities were sleeping anywhere warm, hiding in any blanket she could find, standing on people’s shoulders, and begging for food at all hours. We deeply miss our sweet Yoda.