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About Us

Turkeyfoot Family Pet Center

Welcome to Turkeyfoot Family Pet Center. Your pets deserve the best healthcare available and we are proud of the exceptional experience and service offered by our team of highly qualified animal healthcare professionals. We invite you to meet our staff, learn about our credentials and our interests.


Dr. Jeffrey R. Lanz DVM

Originally from Medina County, Dr. Lanz graduated from the University of Akron and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. Dr. Lanz enjoys small animal internal medicine and surgery with a special interest in feline medicine. Dr. Lanz and his wife Darlene have four children. Their family also includes their Goldendoodle, Leah, 3 cats and a white-bellied Caique named Peaches. He enjoys bicycling, hiking and camping as well as computers and technology.

Dr. Marilyn M. McCort DVM
Dr. Marilyn McCort joined our team in June of 2015 as an associate veterinarian at Turkeyfoot Family Pet Center.  Prior to this, she was an actively practicing veterinarian in the Akron area for over 22 years.
Dr. McCort earned her Bachelor of Science Degree, with a Major in the Biological Sciences and a Minor in Ethology (the study of animal behavior) from Purdue University in 1986. In 1990, Dr. McCort graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and began her career at a busy companion animal practice in Akron, Ohio.  Two years later, she and her husband Ken were active in helping to found the “Doggie Brigade” program at Akron Children’s Hospital. Throughout her career Dr. McCort has been active in the rescue of abused and neglected animals.  She and her husband Ken reside in Doylestown on an 11-acre farm, and nearly all of their current animals are rescues, including 6 dogs, 5 cats, 7 parrots, 2 miniature horses, 1 donkey, 1 bearded dragon, and many finches.
Dr. McCort’s interests away from practice include spending time with her husband  and her animals, involvement with volunteer organizations, and wildlife and nature photography and animal photography in general, as well as the study of animal behavior and body language.  She also enjoys reading when time allows.  Sports are another one of her passions, especially basketball and football. 
Dr. Ethan Horst DVM

Dr. Ethan Horst received his Bachelor’s degree in biology from Eastern Mennonite University and his Master’s degree from James Madison University. He then continued his education at Ross University School of Veterinary medicine where he received his DVM. Dr. Horst is a world traveler who has visited parts of Europe, Africa, and South Pacific and has resided in St. Kitts and Nevis, West Indies. His cat “Hoshi” was adopted in St. Kitts. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, cycling, CrossFit, reading, and board games. Dr Horst enjoys using his veterinary skills while serving on mission trips. His special interests are surgery and exotic animal medicine.