Lawrence Baum D.V.M.

Dr. Larry Baum is a 1963 graduate of Hamilton Taft High School and a 1969 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He joined Drs. Frank Gluhm, Sr., and Jr., in practice at the Dixie Animal Clinic in 1970, and he acquired the practice in 1980. Dr. Baum is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, and the Butler-Warren Counties Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Baum's interest in animals began during childhood and continues to this day. He is a knowledgeable aquarist and a member of the International Betta Congress Hall of Fame. Photographs of his exhibition Bettas appear in several Betta books, and one appeared in the inaugural issue of Freshwater & Marine Aquarium. He enjoys raising a wide variety of exotic finches, and a few are always on display in the office where they have become a popular attraction for our clients and their children. Some of the few remaining violet-ear waxbills in the United States were born and raised at Dixie Animal Clinic.

Dr. Baum and his wife, Linda, live on a farm in Morgan Township with their horses, cat, and Shetland Sheepdogs. Their two sons, Michael and Mark, are grown and have families of their own. Their Shetland Sheepdogs are collectively known as Kingsland Shelties, and they occasionally exhibit them. However, first and foremost, they are their pets. Dr. Baum feels very fortunate to have been able to pursue a veterinary career. It has allowed him to spend his life doing something that he truly loves, and he looks forward to many more years of practice.




Sarah Abbott R.V.T.

Sarah is a 2004 graduate of Edgewood High School and a 2009 graduate of Morehead State University where she earned an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She loves working with animals and has a cat named Fluffy.


Office Staff

Cheryl Poe

Cheryl is a 1973 graduate of Taft High School and is Dr. Baum’s one and only younger sister. She came to Dixie Animal Clinic in 1982 as a part-time receptionist and in 1988 became the head receptionist. Currently she has three dogs, two Shetland Sheepdogs named Jazzy and Brie, which she breeds and shows, and a Miniature Dachshund named Zoe. Cheryl also enjoys spending time with her family and friends, laying by her pool, and vacationing in Florida.



Heather Scott

Heather is a 1995 graduate of New Miami High School. She currently has three dogs named Tasha, Raider, and Kenya, and a cat named Tomi. She enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends.



Clint and Schnarf the kitten

Clinton Poling B.Sc.

Clint is a 1998 graduate of Hamilton High School and a 2002 graduate of Miami University where he earned a bachelor's degree in zoology. During and after college he worked on numerous wildlife rehabilitation and research projects that took him all over the country, to Alaska, and even Scotland and Australia. He was a veterinary technician here at Dixie Animal Clinic from 2004 to 2010 and is currently in medical school studying to become a physician, and also still takes care of the website. He has a Bernese Mountain Dog, named Bach, and two cats, Brody and Cody, both Domestic Longhairs.


Annie Lamb B.Sc.

Annie is a 2007 graduate of Badin High School and a 2011 graduate of St. Mary's College where she earned a degree in biology with a chemistry minor. Currently, she is attending the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and continues to work at Dixie Animal Clinic on her breaks from school. She received her very first dog of her own as a graduation present from her family, he is a Golden Retriever named Harper. She also enjoys playing with her family's Maltese/Shih Tzu mix, Lola, playing volleyball and attending Notre Dame football games.



Kara Dennett B.A., R.N.

Kara is a 2003 graduate of Hamilton High School and a 2007 and 2010 graduate of Miami University where she earned degrees in speech pathology and nursing. She worked at Dixie Animal Clinic from 2008 to 2011 and is currently working in the medical field as a registered nurse.


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