Meet the caring staff of Baker Animal Hospital.

The staff at Baker Animal Hospital are dedicated to the health of your pets.  We love animals and are passionate about their care.  We want to make sure your best friends live their lives to the fullest.


Dr. Fred Ryan graduated from Kansas State University as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 1976.  After a short job in Springfield, Missouri, Dr. Ryan made his way east to Baker Animal Hospital.  In 1980, Dr. Ryan and Dr. Ann Baker jointly purchased the practice from Dr. Bob Baker.  Dr. Ryan has been a member of the Veterinary Professional Quest since the early 90’s.  His professional interests include internal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Ryan enjoys raising, training, and field-trialing German Shorthaired Pointers.  He has had several national champions.


Dr. Adam Ferguson graduated from Ada High School in 1993.  He attended The Ohio State University, receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2001.  Immediately after graduation, Dr. Ferguson came to work at Baker Animal Hospital.  After one year, he transferred to a larger hospital just outside of Fort Wayne.  The lure of small-town life with a more personal practice style brought Dr. Ferguson back to Baker Animal Hospital in 2004.

Dr. Ferguson’s professional interests include: client service, staff management, preventative medicine, behavior medicine, and dentistry.  His goal is to use technology to enhance the care of his patients and the satisfaction and compliance of his clients.

Dr. Ferguson, his wife (Kristen), and three sons (Brice, Riley, and Wyatt) share their home with two dogs, a cat, and a turtle.  In their barn they house five cats, a bunny, several sheep, a pair of goats, and a horse.

Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) – Janelle McDorman  graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus in February 2016.  There she earned her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.

Janelle joined the staff at Baker Animal Hospital in June 2016 and passed her technician licensing boards in July 2016.  While at work, Janelle enjoys drawing blood, talking about nutrition, and especially taking xrays.

 Janelle and her husband, Dylan, have two dogs named Toulouse (an aussie-doodle) and Zane (a shepherd mix) and one cat named Donald.  They are expecting a baby boy in September.

 In her free time, Janelle enjoys going to zoos/aquariums, taking in musicals, reading, and spending time with family.

Practice Manager – Kristen Ferguson earned her Animal Science degree from The Ohio State University in December 1998.  Kristen takes care of all business operations for the hospital, including ordering and tracking all inventory, payroll, and staff and structural logistics.  Kristen spends nearly all her time in the back offices doing managerial work.  However, occasionally you may find her holding pets in an exam room, pulling weeds outside, or riding the mower.  Her motto is: “Whatever it takes!”

At home, Kristen enjoys spending any time she can with her husband (Dr. Adam) and their three sons (Brice, Riley, and Wyatt).  She also likes to claim a little time for herself by jogging and preparing for 5Ks or the occasional half-marathon.  If she has any time left, she enjoys reading, attending church, and relaxing with her animals.

Veterinary Assistant – Kaitlyn Yuhasz graduated from Stautzenberger College with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology in December of 2019. Although Kaitlyn volunteered at our clinic for a few years, she officially joined our staff in October 2020.

While at work she enjoys preparing patients for surgery, monitoring and taking care of hospitalized patients, and running diagnostic testing.

Kaitlyn and her husband, Paul, have two cats (Ralph and Gomer). They also are expecting their first child this fall. In her free time, Kaitlyn enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, Bible studying, and crafting.

Receptionist – Cloe Sowders joined the clinic in the fall of 2021 as a receptionist. At work you will find Cloe answering phone calls, checking patients in and out, filling medications, and cleaning exam rooms.

Cloe has two dogs, Bear and Journey, and a barn filled with chickens, turkeys, six goats, two cats, and one duck.

In her free time, Cloe enjoys spending time with family, gardening, taking care of her animals, and going on bike rides.

Veterinary Assistant – Mariah Anderson is a pre-veterinary student at the University of Findlay.  She started shadowing at Baker Animal Hospital as a senior in high school.  Mariah has since joined our staff as an employee during the summers and all of her breaks during the school year.

When Mariah becomes a veterinarian, she wishes to practice on small animals and exotic animals.

While working at the clinic, Mariah enjoys assisting the doctors and technicians during surgeries, cleaning and sterilizing surgical tools, and getting to know clients and their animals.

In her free time, Mariah likes shopping, trying new restaurants, hanging out with friends, and traveling.

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