Meet Our Team


  • Dr. Kevin J Soncrant
    Dr. Kevin J. Soncrant, D.V.M.

    Dr. Kevin J Soncrant graduated from Clay High School in June of 1981 and moved to Columbus,
    Ohio with his new wife (Deb) to pursue a DVM degree at The Ohio State University.

    He graduated in 1989 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and moved
    back with his wife and young family (Heather then five years old and Missy one year old) to his
    home town of Oregon to practice with his Father-in- law, Dr. William Iman, at Iman Veterinary
    Hospital (now MBVH).

    Dr. Soncrant has grown his family owned and operated Maumee Bay Veterinary Hospital for over twenty plus years. Dr. Soncrant is proud to provide Veterinary
    services in his hometown alongside his daughters: Veterinary Partner, Dr. Heather Soncrant-
    Sydebotham and Office Manager, Melissa Hagemann. Dr. Kevin and his wife Deb enjoy time
    with their three grandsons; Lucas, Aedan, and Jacob. They have three extremely spoiled dogs;
    Bella (Black Lab) and GiGi (Yorkie), and Booboo (Maltese mix).

  • Dr. Heather R Sydebotham (Soncrant), DVM
    Dr. Heather R Sydebotham (Soncrant) DVM

    Dr. Heather R. Sydebotham (Soncrant) is a 2002 valedictorian graduate of Clay High School. She attended OSU for her undergraduate studies where she also had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia. During her undergraduate studies she worked for MedVet Columbus (a referral and emergency clinic). 

    Dr. Heather followed in her grandfather and father's footsteps as she also graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June 2009. Dr. Heather works side by side with her father as our second full time veterinarian. Dr. Heather lives in Graytown, OH with her son Jacob and her fiance Cody.  They have four cats named Cashew, Baxter, Sophie, and Smash.  Sharing their home are also their three Frenchies- Otis, Everest & Bindi.  They also have two goats (Axel and Reindeer) and three horses (Neytiri, Seze, and Oreo).  She enjoys spending time with her son and family, horseback riding, playing board games, and anything to do with animals.  She is a true animal lover! And of course, she was born a buckeye...Go Bucks!

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  • Mrs. Debra K Soncrant
    Mrs. Debra K Soncrant

    Deb Soncrant (Iman) graduated from Clay High School in 1980. Marrying her High School
    sweetheart (Dr. Kevin in July of 1981) she moved to Columbus, Ohio to support Kevin’s pursuit
    of a Veterinary Medicine degree at The Ohio State University. After eight years in Columbus the
    family returned to Oregon, Ohio. Working part time at Iman Veterinary Hospital (currently
    MBVH) Deb attended The University of Toledo.

    She received her Elementary Art Degree (1995)
    and began teaching in Oregon City Schools in 1996. Deb later earned her Art Education degree
    and Masters of Art Education degree from The University of Toledo as well. She currently
    teaches Art at Clay High School and maintains part time office management duties at MBVH.
    Deb enjoys: Art, being Grammy to her grandsons; Lucas, Aedan, and Jacob and playing with
    Brutus (Black Lab), Bella (Black Lab), and GiGi (Yorkie).

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    Missy Hagemann (Soncrant)
    Practice Manager

    Missy is a 2006 graduate of St. Ursula Academy. She attended The University of Toledo for Business Management. Missy is currently putting her management skills to work in the office and helping to run the family business as she is our office/personnel manager. She completed the VMG Leadership Program at the Daniels College of Business/University of Denver in Aug 2014 and continues to work on her practice management skills through continuing education. Missy is also a very active member in our community coaching at the Oregon Recreation Center and helping the American Cancer Society planning board for the Relay for Life and the Bark for life. Missy enjoys family-time with her husband Steve and their sons Lucas & Aedan, fishing, jetskiing, fourwheeling, and just about any outside sport or activity they can find. She lives east of Oregon with her husband Steve, their sons Lucas & Aedan, and their Lab Mix Gunnar & Frenchie Boris.....she was born a Buckeye too, Go Bucks!

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    Mackenzie Engel RVT

    Mackenzie Engel, RVT graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2012 with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She worked in Michigan for a year at a small animal/exotic clinic. In 2014, she moved back to Ohio and started her work here at Maumee Bay Veterinary Hospital. She has a knack for technology and computers. She enjoys spending time with family, being in warmer climates and relaxing with a good book. She lives in Millbury, with her husband Jacob, their 2 sons Henry and Logan. They have 2 fur children- a calico named Coco, and a Lab mix named Penny.

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    Courtney Large, RVT

    Courtney Large, RVT is a 2014 graduate from Clay High School, and graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2017 with her Veterinary Technician degree. This is her first job in the veterinary field and she absolutely loves it! She joined the team in March 2017 after her externship with us. She has always had a passion for animals. Courtney loves anything Disney, spending time with her animals at home and traveling with her friends. Courtney currently lives in Oregon with her family, and their dog Penny & 2 cats Louis and Star. 

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    Alexis Kapp, RVT

    Alexis Kapp, RVT graduated from Stautzenberger College in 2018 with her Veterinary Technology Degree. This is her first job in the Veterinary field, but since childhood has always dreamed of working with animals one day. She joined us after her externship and has been with us for 4 years. Alexis currently lives in Northwood with her children Parker, Emma and her Fiance Kevin. They have a couple of fur babies- their dogs are Freya,Thor & Gracie. Her cats are Binx, Oscar and Lilly. They also have a Ball Python, her son named Shredder. Alexis loves being outdoors in the summertime, going for walks with her dogs, and spending time with her family. 

    Gulcan Wendt

    Gulcan moved to Curtice, OH from Michigan in December of 2018. She has been in the veterinary field for over 7 years as a receptionist & assistant. She absolutely loves penguins! She lives in Curtice with her husband Evan, their son Colton, and cattle dog Harley. She loves fall & summertime, working out, enjoying time by the pool and boating with her family on Lake Erie. 

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    Peyton Jacobs

    Peyton graduated from Whitmer High School in 2017. She is set to graduate from Stautzenberger College with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2022. This is her first job in the veterinary field, and loves it. She lives with 2 cats Salem & Grimm, and 1 dog named Ziggy in Toledo. She loves Starbucks, traveling, movies and all animals.

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