Meet the Doctors

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Dr. Emily Miller is a Cincinnati native, born and raised in Loveland.  After graduating from Cincinnati Country Day School, she attended University of Colorado Boulder with a Bachelors in Environmental Studies.  Her love of all animals then led her to upstate New York to work for a farm animal sanctuary for a few years before starting vet school.  She attended St. George’s University on the beautiful island of Grenada and completed her clinical year at The Ohio State University.  When not in the clinic, Dr. Emily enjoys spending her free time with her family, both 2 and 4 legged.  Dr. Emily purchased the practice from Dr. Merry in January 2020, and is excited to continue his legacy of compassionate animal care.

David W. Merry, DVM

Dr. Merry began working full-time at MVVC in July of 1978.  Continuing the clinic’s affiliation with Montgomery Animal Hospital, Dr. Merry performed surgeries at the “Main Office” until an extensive addition and surgical suite were completed at MVVC in 1997.  Having purchased the building and existing practice from Dr. Clarke in 1994, Dr. Merry has developed it into a thriving, full-service animal hospital with an ever-expanding staff.  In his “free time”, Dr. Merry enjoys working on his various building projects, and spending as much time as possible with his two granddaughters, Paige & Brooke.

Dr. Whitacre


Dr. Lori Whitacre grew up on her family’s farm near Blanchester.  She received a biology degree from Wilmington College and graduated from Ohio State Veterinary College in 1995.  She has worked in small animal practice treating dogs & cats in the Cincinnati area for more than 25 years.  Dr. Whitacre loves spending time with her son and their dogs and cats.  She also enjoys traveling, hiking, and gardening.  After several years away, she is excited to be back at Milford Village Vet!