Meet the Team


Dr. Culek graduated cum laude with her veterinary degree in 1991 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She joined the Eastside Dog & Cat Hospital in 1996. She is a native of Geauga County. In her spare time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her two dogs and two cats.


Dr. Mark Rutman is a 1972 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While attending the University, he received the Merck award for outstanding achievement in pet care. In addition, he has appeared weekly on NBC TV News and FOX TV8, where he discussed various topics on pet care. He has authored scientific articles that have appeared in national veterinary journals. When Dr. Rutman gets a "breather" from being in charge of all aspects of Eastside Dog & Cat Hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife Sally, to whom he has been married to since 1969. He is the proud father of Rennie and Jonathan and grandfather to Isabelle, Ariel and Jake. Much of his leisure time is also occupied by his dog, Maggie, and his five cats.


Dr. Anselmo graduated magna cum laude from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She was born and raised in Chesterland and spent 11 years in private practice elsewhere. In July 2016 she returned to her roots and joined our practice, coming back home with her husband and two daughters. Dr. Anselmo's interests include internal medicine, cancer chemotherapy, dentistry and behavior. Dr. Anselmo is "Low Stress Handling Certified-Silver in 2017 and also has a "Fear Free" Level 2 certification. In her free time she enjoys reading, kayaking, physical fitness, theater and visiting family and friends.

Our Staff

Peggie  </br> Office Manager photo

Office Manager

My dream job started in 1984, when Dr. Rutman offered me a kennel position here at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital. Now my primary position is office manager. However, I have worn many hats over the years and I can be found in just about any area of the clinic that needs my help. I have seen many changes in Veterinary Medicine with continued advancements being made that will help improve veterinary care for our devoted pets. Every dog and cat that has shared my home with me has provided a lesson whether it is medically or in the field of animal behavior. Subsequently I continue to grow and learn in these evolving fields. I currently share my home with a dutiful girl Boxer I fondly call Jesse pictured above. This has been the best job, I cannot really call it a job, working alongside my dedicated co-workers and friends here at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital. Thank you for stopping by our website and I am certain that everyone here will treat your loving pet as if it were their own.

Barbara </br>  Receptionist photo


"Cooper" One of my Dogs!

I'm Barb Davidson and I came to Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital in 2001. Over the past 20 + years I've worked at a couple of other clinics and have found my home here. I manage the front office desk along with Claudia, Sabrina and Melissa. We will most likely be the first people you will meet here at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital and pride ourselves on welcoming you to our office. Our goal is to do whatever we can to provide you and your pet with caring service. When I am not with my Eastside family I share my life with my family and 2 dogs and 1 cat.

Kathy  </br>Exam Room Technician photo

Exam Room Technician

I have been at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital since 1999. I take care of our Bed & Breakfast pets and I am also an exam room technician. I have 4 children and I am also a Grandmother. In my free time, I love to read and work on projects around my house.

Wendy  </br>Professional Dog & Cat Groomer photo

Professional Dog & Cat Groomer

I’ve been grooming at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital since 1994. My dachshund, Towanda, travels with me to work every day and on many adventures. I love to travel and stay active with my two adult children.

Claudia  </br> Receptionist  photo


"Tula" Claudia's dog

I came for the free Welcome Wagon exam and stayed for the best Veterinary care I had ever received. Four years later I was offered a position as a receptionist. Great combination; best Veterinary care and a great place to work! At 7 years old my mother told me I could get a kitten. My father said that he would run away if I did. It was a heart-wrenching decision, but the cat won and my father stayed too. Many pets have come and gone since then, sometimes I don't have a dog, but I always have a cat. My life has evolved to taking in the older pets that need my love and care. I often find I needed them more than they need me. Currently I have 5 cats and 1 very large dog with a Tennessee accent rule the roost. My husband and I are just there to fill the food and water bowls and provide love and a lap to nestle on. Yes, even the big dog likes to snuggle.

Sabrina  </BR>Receptionist photo


"Penelope" Sabrina’s dog!

I have been in the veterinary field for 5 years. My grandpa was an equine veterinarian. I share 6 dogs and 1 cat with my twin sister who also has a love for animals. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and doing photography.

Morgan</br> Exam Room Technician  photo

Exam Room Technician

I am one of the newest members of the team! I just moved back home to Mentor all the way from Spokane, Washington where I worked as a veterinary assistant for 4 years. I missed my family and decided it was time to come back home. Best decision ever! I have worked in the Veterinary field for about 8 years, having received my Veterinary Assistant Certificate from the North Coast Medical Training Academy. I am Fear-Free certified, and I will go above and beyond to make sure your pet has a pleasant and fun visit with us, full of peanut butter and treats! Great customer service is very important to me, and you may see me upfront making sure you and your fur baby are happy! I have pets of my own, a 12-year-old Pug named Sadie and a Chihuahua named Nila. I spend my spare time rock climbing, walking my dogs, traveling and just hanging with my family.

Jodi</br> Receptionist photo


I am one of the receptionists at EDCH. I have had a love and passion for animals from a very early age. Working at a Veterinary clinic is a logical and rewarding career path for me. When I am not at the clinic, I enjoy outdoor activities with my family and friends. I do spend a lot of time in the barn, riding and enjoying my horses. My husband and I share our home with 2 dogs, 1 cat, and I have 2 horses.

Heather</br>  Registered Veterinary Technician photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

I am a registered veterinary technician. I graduated from Stautzenberger College in  2010, and began working at Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital in 2013. I currently have three dogs and a cat. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors with my dogs, traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

Mary</br> Registered Veterinary Technician photo

Registered Veterinary Technician

I started working in the veterinary field in 2000. In 2002 I graduated from Cuyahoga Community College Veterinary Technician program. I love all aspects of Veterinary Medicine but I especially like to connect with patients and their families.

In my time away from work I enjoy spending time outside with my husband and my son and all of our family. We have 4 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 horses that keep us very busy. I also enjoy riding horses and any outside sporting events.

Nancy</br> Receptionist photo


I recently joined the Eastside Family with 20+ years of veterinary experience. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our 6 dogs and 2 cats. We spend lots of time outdoors because a tired dog is a good dog!

Eastside Dog and Cat Hospital

8399 Mayfield Rd.

Chesterland, OH 44026

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(440) 729-0500


Sunday Closed

Monday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Tuesday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Thursday Closed

Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm