Robinson Animal Hospital opened its doors in January 1999. Our new, bright hospital features separate dog and cat/exotic waiting areas, which for the comfort of your pet(s) is continued into the hospitalization area of the clinic.  As a state-of-the-art facility we are well equipped to treat a wide array of medical and surgical cases. We also work closely with Board Certified Specialists in the area, allowing us to offer our clients the best veterinary care possible for their pets.

Carsten Henkel, VMD, Owner

Dr. Henkel began his studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where he received a Bachelors degree in Zoology. He continued his academics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine where in 1995 he received his V.M.D. Dr. Henkel is skilled not only in the treatment of animals, but also in calming the concerns of their owners.  His goal to offer personal and quality veterinary care compelled him to open Robinson Animal Hospital in 1999.  When away from the clinic, Dr. Henkel enjoys various outdoor activities, such as hiking and swimming, with his wife, Beate, and when at home spending time Robin, a FeLV positive cat he adopted from Animal Friends.  He is also a member of the Animal Friends Animal Birth Control Program.

Michelle Parantala, DVM

Michelle was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where parents, older brother, and younger brother still live.  She attended undergraduate school at the University of Nevada, Reno.  While at UNR she lived on a cattle and sheep ranch in addition to attending classes.  Vet school was completed at Ohio State University.  Working with the staff at Robinson Animal Hospital has been a wonderful experience.  Outside of work Michelle likes gardening, hiking, and enjoying baseball season. Michelle says, "One perk to coming to work at Robinson Animal Hospital is that I got to adopt Bristol and Willie, a one eyed, gray and white, 12 week old kitten."

Karen Gaupp, Veterinary Technician

Karen and her husband, Jeff, live in Greentree with their 3 pets, "Mocha" a Chocolate Lab who was born in '90, "Checkered" an English Pointer who was born in '93, and the newest addition "L.B." a rabbit that someone left in front off the hospital. Karen has worked in the veterinary field since 1995.  In her free time Karen enjoys hiking, biking, attending and watching NASCAR and spending time with her pets.

Bill Geary, Veterinary Technician

Bill is a '94 graduate of Median School Veterinary Technician Program.  He has worked at RAH since February of '99.  Outside of work Bill enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and sports. He has a few crazy pets at home, Roxanne a German Shorthaired Pointer and two fat gray cats, Buster and Jiminie.

Rebecca Murphy, Head Veterinary Technician

Rebecca has been working with Dr. Henkel since 1997, both at a previous clinic and here at Robinson Animal Hospital.  Before working in the veterinary field Rebecca attended Median School Veterinary Technician Program and graduated in April 1997.  Rebecca enjoys spending time at home with all of her pets.

Stephanie Merlo, Veterinary Technician

Stephanie is a 2001 graduate of the Median School of Allied Health Careers Veterinary Technician Program.  When Stephanie isn't working she enjoys playing with her pets, Brodie, Opie, Tigger, Tyler, and her newest addition Smudge, who is already being trained on an underground dog fence.

Jill Krieger, Veterinary Technician

A 2001 graduate of Slippery Rock University, Jill has been with RAH since early October.  Jill recently adopted a 2 year old chocolate lab by the name of Redman. When she isn't at work Jill and Redman enjoy going mountain biking and spending time outdoors.

Bonnie Swenson, Part-time Receptionist

Bonnie moved to Robinson Twp. with her husband and two daughters from Minnesota over 15 years ago.  Both her daughters have grown up with an inherited love of animals. They have a Sphinx cat named Floyd, a guinea pig named Oreo and Holly the Border Collie. Besides working with clients and their pets, she enjoys traveling, reading, and walking. Bonnie's husband and their families are from South Dakota and Iowa.

Zoe & Flanders

These two are very important members of our team at Robinson Animal Hospital.  They are our clinic pets! You will often see these two English Setters roaming the hospital helping us make our clients and patients feel comfortable. Zoe and Flanders demand a lot of attention from their Dad and Mom (Dr. Henkel and Beate) when not at the hospital and often accompany them in their outdoor activities. They were trained with a wireless fence, and you can read invisible fence reviews here.