Dr. Nicole M. Headlee, DVM
Owner, Lead Veterinarian
Dr. Nicole M. Headlee received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University (War Eagle!) in 2015 and her Bachelor's of Science in Biology (with minors in Animal Science and Military Science) from Western Kentucky University in 2011. Prior to completing her degrees, she served over six years in the United States Army, including a deployment to Iraq.
Upon graduation from Auburn, Dr. Headlee practiced in a well-respected hospital in Houston for almost two years. She and her husband, Brian Peterson, wanted to be closer to their family, so they headed to Ohio in 2016. They share their home with their energetic and sweet Labradors, Lemon, Gemma, and Moose, as well as five awesome cats (Marc Andre Fleury, Kekhula, Moses, Petal, and Butters). They have also started raising chickens and love the fresh eggs they get daily!
Dr. Headlee's areas of professional interest include dermatology, reproduction, internal medicine, exotic pets, cardiology, feline medicine, and hospice care. For fun, she enjoys music (singing, playing the piano and clarinet), hiking, kayaking, weight lifting, reading, and watching Pittsburgh sports.
Dr. Vanessa Weidner, DVM
Dr. Vanessa Weidner completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 2018. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Chemistry at Eastern Michigan University in 2013, where she also swam competitively for four years. After graduation from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine, she practiced in an advanced care multi doctor hospital in Cleveland. Then, after her fiancé finished his Masters degree in Ithaca NY, they moved back to Columbus to get married. Born and raised buckeyes, O-H!
Dr. Weidner has a professional interest in orthopedics, orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, and Golden Retrievers! She really enjoys the constant variation and continued challenges of veterinary medicine. She loves building strong relationships with clients and cherishes the human-animal bond.
In her free time, Dr. Weidner enjoys being outdoors and is an avid crossfitter. She enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Brian, their Golden Retriever Zeke and Labrador Dak. She loves taco Tuesday and watching THE Buckeyes!
Dr. Christie Hammons, DVM
Dr. Christie Hammons is new to Cedar Hill Animal Clinic and is excited to help keep your furbabies healthy and happy! She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 2018, focusing on population medicine. Originally from Idaho, she completed two Bachelor’s programs at the University of Idaho in Animal Science and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Since graduating from OSU, she has practiced shelter medicine and worked at a busy walk-in clinic.
She especially loves helping with skin allergies and behavioral issues, as she understands how frustrating they can be. Dr. Hammons has a special interest in infectious diseases and public health. She is currently training at OSU to specialize as a public health veterinarian, with expertise in contagious diseases that can spread between animals and people.
She has a 2-year-old Leonberger-Malamute mix pup, Valence, who is a BUNDLE of energy and love. Dr. Hammons, her partner, and Valence all live with their fluffy cat roommate, Rue. Currently in a fixer upper home, there is never a shortage of projects and things to do. In her free time, Dr. Hammons enjoys crafting, hiking, reading, and dancing swing/Lindy Hop, blues, Argentine tango, and salsa!
Brian D. Peterson
Brian is Cedar Hill's practice manager! You may not meet him while you're at the clinic with your pets, but know that he working diligently behind the scenes to ensure your visit with us is an amazing experience. He also works full time for Amazon in operations!
In 2013, Brian graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Renewable Energy. Prior to completing his degree, he served 6 years in the United States Navy. After graduation, Brian moved to Auburn to be with the love of his life, Nicole Headlee. They have lived in many places, but now they call Ohio "home".
In his free time, Brian enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, weight lifting, and growing his lavender plants.