Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Buckeye Veterinary Clinic in Akron! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet services for your pets!

Please call us at (330) 644-4700 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Charlotte Pavlik
Owner / Veterinarian

Raised just down the road from Buckeye Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Charlotte Pavlik graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. Dr. Charlotte went on to graduate from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. She Opened Buckeye Veterinary Clinic October 2010.

 Dr. Charlotte Pavlik is seeing patients however this is on a limited basis. Our CS team can let you know her availability when you call the clinic.

Dr. Gerardo Vega
Associate Veterinarian

Raised in San Juan Puerto Rico, Dr. Vega graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science.  He obtained his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at ROSS University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and completed his clinical year at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He Joined the Buckeye Veterinary Clinic Team January 2016.

Dr. Vega is in the clinic Tuesday – Friday and select Saturday’s.

Dr. Sean Faulkner
Associate Veterinarian

Sean Faulkner is a 2012 graduate from The Ohio State University: College of Veterinary Medicine.  He joined our staff in August 2019, previously he practiced in Michigan and the Medina/Akron area. Dr. Faulkner enjoys working in the veterinary field because he can be a voice for the animals that cannot specifically tell us what is wrong.  He and his wife, Olivia, were married on a Mayan Ruin in Belize in 2014. Together, they have 2 dogs (Lars and Rosco), 3 cats (Smalls, Glen and Bunny) 3 snakes (Maximus, Lola and Adriana) and a tarantula.  In his spare time, Dr. Faulkner enjoys skydiving, target shooting, travelling and soccer.

“Annual wellness bloodwork, even if not ill, is a great screening tool that may identify disease or illness early.” – Dr. Faulkner

Dr. Faulkner is in the clinic Monday-Friday and select Saturdays.

Christin G.
Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Christin is a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT). She graduated from Lake High School in 2001. She is a 2006 graduate of Cuyahoga Community College Veterinary Technology Program. She is licensed with the Ohio Medical Licensing Board and has passed the National Veterinary Technician Examination.

When Christin isn’t at Buckeye Veterinary Clinic, she is spending time with her family or using her nursing degree at a local hospital. Christin also enjoys horseback riding with her horse Micah. She also has a pair of cats Martini and Cosmopolitan, who oversee the whole family and helped train the families golden retriever, Gabby.
Christin is extremely talented and a motivating member of our clinic, and we can’t wait for you to meet her!

Terry Gaskell-Kasen
Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT)
Floor Lead and Inventory Lead

Terry is a Credentialed Technician (CVT) and is a 2011 graduate of Stautzenberger College. He did his externship here at Buckeye Veterinary Clinic in 2011 and we were so impressed with him we wanted him to stay on as an employee. He is licensed with the Ohio Medical Licensing Board and has passed the National Veterinary Technician Examination.

Terry was born and raised in Canton where he currently lives with his spouse Jacob and a small heard of furry and feathered children. His kiddos include three dogs; Ralphie, Penny & Tillie, Several fine felines, Plus a few feathered hens.

Terry enjoys being an integral part of the Buckeye Veterinary Clinic Technical Staff Team and is your contact for any Rx Food needs for your pets.

Laura D.
Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT)

Has been in the Veterinary field since 2005 and obtained her Degree from Stautzenberger College in 2009. Her house has both dogs & cats along with a bearded dragon and fish. Archibald is her Pembroke Corgi and Loretta is her Coondog. Nacho is her spicy kitty cat!  Laura and her husband have two boys that keep them busy and they enjoy family time hiking, cycling, or any outdoor activities. Laura also loves dancing and is trained in many different styles!

Alexi Z.
Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) & Support Team Member

Lexi was born and raised down the road in the Manchester area where she graduated from Manchester High School. She is graduated from the Veterinary Technology program at Ross (formerly Brown Mackie College) in Canton June 2017. She has been around animals her whole life, and had spent almost seven years working with animals at a local pet store before starting her career as a Customer Service member at Buckeye Veterinary Clinic in April of 2015.

Lexi currently resides in northern Stark County with her menagerie of pets which includes two dogs named Mylee and Bowzer, three cats named Nacho, Minah, and Rocco, a betta named Morris, and a handful of reptiles including crested geckos, leopard geckos, and bearded dragons.

Lexi loves to work with dogs, cats, and of course her reptiles too.

Chelsy H.
Lead Customer Service Team Member

Chelsy currently lives in Coventry township with her husband Derrick, son Logan and her three dogs, Schatzi & Nessie (both mini dachshunds) and Blitzen (a great dane). She has been around animals her whole life, and for as long as she can remember has always wanted to work with animals. Chelsy has been with Buckeye since they opened in October of 2010 and is the Lead of the Customer Service Team.

Katherine G.
Veterinary Medical Team Assistant & Customer Service

Katherine came to Buckeye in July of 2018 as a member of our CS team, her previous career before joining our team was being a Zookeeper. Her education is a degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Her house is busy with her family & pets. The two dogs are Koda & Panda and Varuna is her African Side Neck Turtle. Katherine and her family enjoy hiking and traveling.

Sam M.
Customer Service Team Member

Has been with Buckeye since October of 2017. She is a graduate of KSU Fashion but her love for animals has brought her to a career in the veterinary clinic. Her companion Bingo, is a Great Dane, born in 2016. In her spare time, her and Bingo enjoy hikes or hanging out on the couch binge watching Netflix!

Kait O.
Customer Service Team Member – Technician School Student

Joined the team at Buckeye in June of 2018 she is currently back to school to become a Credentialed Veterinary Technician. Kait shares her home with her feline soul mate – Noel, a Sphynx. Kait also enjoys yoga and ballet in her spare time.