About us

For over 25 years, the East Suburban Animal Clinic has been committed to providing exceptional client service combined with excellent pet health care. The result is a close-knit, dedicated veterinary team that provides heartfelt, personal care for every pet and their owner.

While providing compassionate care is our first priority, the ESAC veterinary team reinforces our strong commitment to our clients through continuing education and technological advances. The entire practice is completely digital - right down to an iPhone app that gets a heart monitor reading just by holding the iPhone up to the animal! Regular doctor meetings keep our staff up to date on veterinary medical and service technology so you can be sure your pet is getting the best possible care.

We care for pets throughout Northwest Ohio with a focus east of Toledo. We appreciate clients making appointments before visiting but walk-ins are welcome. Please feel free to ask any of our veterinary health care members questions regarding your pet's health and well-being. We look forward to seeing you and your pet!

Our staff

We're proud to say that our veterinarians have over 140 years of combined experience and they are supported by a skilled, compassionate and fun staff.

Dr. Linda Stevelt-Carstensen

Originally from Marysville, Ohio, Dr. Stevelt graduated from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in June, 1984. She joined East Suburban that month, and has been in practice 29 years.

Her family consists of husband Dr. Dick Carstensen, son Joe and daughter Libby, who is a junior at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. The household also includes the following pets: Kyrie, Freya, Jake, Ivanhoe, Fitzgerald, Nikitty, and Kizzie.

Dr. Stevelt's interests in veterinary medicine include both surgery and internal medicine. She also enjoys biking, music and art. Our wall of pencil sketches in the clinic are the pets of staff members as drawn by Dr. Stevelt.

Dr. Stacey Radde

Dr. Radde, as she is known, grew up in the Toledo area and graduated from Cardinal Stritch High School, where she participates in the school's career day activities. A 2006 graduate of Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Radde joined East Suburban after one year of work in Tiffin, Ohio. She has accumulated seven years of professional service.

Dr. Radde, and her husband Brian, have two pets, Carmen and Sully. She stays active by playing with other staff members on softball and volleyball teams. She is an avid fan of Ohio State football.

Dr. Beth Rosebrock

Dr. Rosebrock grew up in the Sylvania area and went to Emmanual Baptist high school, where she played softball. She graduated from Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine in June, 2002 and joined East Suburban at that time. She has provided veterinary services for eleven years.

Dr. Rosebrock has an extended family of nieces and nephews that keep her busy. Her home is shared with her kitty, Lucy, and her two golden retrievers, Maggie and Luke.

Dr. Darla Boyk

Dr. Boyk grew up on a farm in the Eastwood School District, where she went to school. Upon graduating from Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine in June, 1989, she practiced in Findlay, Ohio prior to joining East Suburban. Her years of service total 24.

Her family includes husband Dave, who is with Edward Jones, daughter Megan, who is in pre-med at John Carroll University, and son Joe, who plays golf and runs track for Eastwood. The household also includes a labradoodle named Sophie, who has a habit of eating socks.

Interests include running, hiking, and travel. Dr. Boyk especially enjoys dermatology and internal medicine.

Dr. Dick Carstensen

Dr. Carstensen grew up in Jerusalem Township, and went to Clay High School. A 1982 graduate of Ohio State's College of Veterinary Medicine, he joined East Suburban with Dr. Stevelt in 1984 after two years in Washington Courthouse, Ohio. He has accumulated 31 years of veterinary practice.

Besides pet animal care, Dr. Carstensen provides veterinary care for equine and livestock in the entire northwest Ohio area. When not working, he enjoys hunting, kayaking, and other outdoor activities, and is an avid reader.

 Dr. Dan Pontius
Dr. Pontius has special interest in surgery, ophthalmology, and equine medicine. He practiced for two years in Napoleon, Ohio before coming to East Suburban. Dr. Pontius currently resides in Waterville. He has two cats, Sherwin and Wobbles and a dog, Gracie. In his free time he enjoys fishing, hunting, golfing, and playing soccer.

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