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 M Cummings
Owner / Veterinarian

Raised just down the road from Buckeye Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Cummings graduated from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy. 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. Cummings was in a car accident in July 2016 and is back to work Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & selected Saturdays!

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

Erin Redman
CVT, Practice Liaison

Erin is a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) and 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.
She has twenty years of multi-faceted technical positions in veterinary medicine facilities. She has worked in rural and suburban settings in Michigan and Colorado prior to moving to Ohio. Erin has worked alongside companion animal veterinary medicine doctors, research veterinarians, large animal and exotic animal veterinarians as well as Board Certified Cardiologists, Surgeons, Ophthalmologists, Oncologists, Neurologist and Internal Medicine.

Erin has a passion in making sure that Veterinary Medicine is an integrated aspect of the companion animal bond experience. She has training in Behavior, Nutrition, Cardiology and Practice & Staff management.
Erin and her husband live with their 3 cats in northern Summit County.

To submit your cover letter, resume and references for employment consideration; send all documents as PDF files to eredman@buckeyevetclinic.com

Christin Gerstenslager
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
CVT

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 two dogs; Ralphie and Penny, 5 cats; Lil’ Bit, Poe, Bubba, Sundae and Phyllis, 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 Dayton
CVT

Laura started in the veterinary field one week after graduating from Norton high school in 2005 and has been a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) since 2009. She is licensed with the Ohio Medical Licensing Board. She joined the Buckeye Team in the fall of 2012 after spending eight years in Veterinary Emergency Medicine.

She lives with her husband Denny, son Grayson and four legged children Archibald (a Pembroke corgi), Lorretta (a hound mix), and three cats Sniper, Jalapeño and Nacho. When Laura is not working she enjoys biking, hiking, plus swing and line dancing with her husband.

Kate Mackey
CVT

Kate is a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) and is a 2013 graduate of Brown-Mackie College. She did her first of 2 externships here at Buckeye Veterinary Clinic and joined our team in July 2013. She is licensed with the Ohio Medical Licensing Board and has passed the National Veterinary Technician Examination.

Kate and her husband have a wonderful daughter, and they share the house with a Shepard named Willow. Plus several cats; the chosen one pictured here is Princess Fiona.

Ashley Gross
CVT

Ashley was born and raised in the Jackson area where she graduated from Jackson High School. Ashley attended Walsh University with a study in Pre-Veterinary and obtained her Bachelors in Biology.

She is a 2012 graduate of the Veterinary Technology program at Stautzneberger College and is a Credentialed Veterinary Technician (CVT) and in good standing with the OVMLB.

She has been around animals her whole life, and has spent almost 12 years working with animals at veterinary facilities here in Ohio. She became a fulltime technician team member at Buckeye Veterinary Clinic in June of 2015.

Ashley current kiddos include: Chance an American Paint, Dante a Frisian Sport; 2 mini’s Keilah & Byron; the pasture protector donkey Jay-Jay; Damon the American Bulldog mix; the beagle brigade composed of Bevan, Velocity & Pirate and last but not least a cloture of kitties named: Cahira, Binx, Alice, Blaire & Snickers!

Alexi Zabur
Veterinary Assistant / Technician

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 one dog named Mylee, three cats named Nacho, Minah, and Rocco, a betta named Morris, and a handful of reptiles including crested geckos, leopard geckos, and bearded dragons.

She is eagerly awaiting her Ohio Veterinary Medical License, as a Credentialed Veterinary Technician, since she passed her Veterinary Technician National Examination in December 20107. Lexi loves to work with dogs, cats, and of course her reptiles too.

Chelsy Harte
Customer Service Lead

Chelsy currently lives in Coventry township with her husband Derrick, son Logan and her two dogs, Schatzi and Nessie both mini dachshunds. 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.

Sam Murray
Customer Service Team

Sam was born and raised in Akron and went to Kent State university where she received her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising. After years of retail experience working for a couple different companies and being unhappy, realized she was ready to pursue her true passion: working with animals.

Her favorite breed of dog is a Great Dane along with the other giant breeds – the bigger, the better. She is now in the process of adopting a Great Dane that can no longer be taken care of by the current family.

Sam hopes to continue to work with animals and grow her knowledge of this new journey.