About Dr. Mendise
Knowing who we are and what we stand for, one of our licensed veterinary technicians, Rebecca introduced us to Dr. Lisa Mendise, and we were immediately smitten. Although we were not interviewing, she was such a perfect fit, we had to make room for her, and we sure are glad we did! Among her many amazing characteristics, Dr. Mendise is intelligent, compassionate, dedicated and best of all, joyful with which to practice veterinary medicine.
Dr. Mendise attended North Carolina State University for undergrad and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for vet school. She is passionate about ophthalmology and internal medicine, and as a result, recommends these sites:
- www.acvd.org for ophthalmology
- www.acvim.org for internal medicine
Dr. Mendise and her husband, James enjoy an extended family country compound that is the perfect setting for raising their daughter Lucy. Fur children include Rainbow Scarlett (Himalayan), Twiglet (cat) and Sipsey (Rat Terrier). Her hobbies include baking, running and spending time with her family.
As a child, Dr. Mendise always knew she wanted to work with animals, but she didn’t realize she wanted to be a veterinarian until her horse, Babes got sick. Watching the veterinarians work Babes through her major illness inspired Dr. Mendise to become a veterinarian. She wanted to be able to help clients and pets the way she was helped so many years ago, so Dr. Lisa is paying it forward by being part of our Care First Animal Hospital at Oberlin family. Dr. Mendise particularly enjoys hearing clients speak about the personalities of their pets.
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