Southgate Veterinary Clinic is proud to serve Bellefontaine, OH, and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.

We believe in treating every patient as if they were our own pet and giving them the same loving attention and care. We are a group of highly trained, experienced animal lovers who are devoted to giving our patients the best care possible.

If you have any questions about how we can care for your pet, please don’t hesitate to call us at (937) 592-9816. Thank you!

DeWayne Weaver, DVM


Dr. Weaver has been practicing medicine for over 20 years. Owner of Green Camp Veterinary Clinic, LLC since 1999, he purchased Southgate Veterinary Clinic in May 2017 from Dr. Matt Verbsky. He practices small animal medicine and surgery at both locations and large animal medicine and surgery (primarily cattle, goats, and sheep) out of the Green Camp location.

Growing up in a rural setting on a dairy farm near Kenton, Dr. Weaver developed a passion for all types of animals. This is what has drawn him back to the area of Green Camp and now at his new venture in Bellefontaine. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Melissa, their six children, and their many pets.

Samantha Praither, DVM

Dr. Sam is our newest vet here at Southgate. She graduated from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada West Indies in 2020. She loves to travel and spend time with her husband and 3 fur kids. She hopes to dabble in acupuncture and large animal medicine in the future. She believes that our animals are part of our family and prides herself on treating her patients as such.

Cathy Zilles


Cathy Zilles has been with Southgate since 2006. One of her biggest joys is spending time with her four grandchildren, which keeps her pretty busy. If she is not with them she enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing, biking, and anything outdoors in the Summer, because she hibernates in the Winter.

Donna Stevenson

Receptionist/Office Manager

Donna has been with Southgate since 2018. One of my favorite parts of my job is working with all the fur babies. I love when they walk through the door and give kisses or make it known they have arrived. Every pet has its own personality and getting to know each one is always a neat experience.

My husband is Rich and we have two sons Mason and Garrett. I am truly blessed that my family loves animals too. We have 5 dogs: Kody, Develyn, Gabby, Dalton, and Knox. We have 6 cats: Eclipse, Ellie May, Morgan, Growler, Julia and Ariel. I enjoy being with my animals and taking them to different places with me. When I am not at work I love being outside hiking, kayaking, camping, and doing different crafting projects.

Andrea Smith

Registered Veterinary Technician

Andrea began her journey with the Southgate team in September of 2020. She graduated from technician school in 2013 and started out in ER medicine, then transferred into shelter medicine and 4.5 years ago she made the move to general practice. Her favorite part of her job is surgery. Getting to meet and learn about our patients that come in for appointments is another favorite part of her job. Schnauzers will always hold a special place in her heart and always makes her day when one comes in to visit. She currently has a human kiddo, a fur baby kitty, and a dog named Hairy. When she isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Some other things she enjoys are hiking, antiquing, and exploring new places in Ohio.


Gabrielle has been with Southgate since 2020. She got an associate’s degree in Office Management and is currently in school for Veterinary Technician at Columbus State. She has grown up around the veterinary profession and has a passion for helping animals. When she isn’t working she loves hanging out with her friends and family and doing activities outside.

Lindsey Kimball

Technician in training
I joined the Southgate team in 2021. I started as an assistant and am currently in the process of finishing up my vet tech degree. I grew up on a farm and that is where my love for animals developed. I have a cat named Chloe and a dog named Nico. In my free time I enjoy playing the drums, writing music, drawing and traveling.

Tessa Allen

Tessa started at Southgate in April of 2023. She graduated from the Bradford Vet Tech Institute in 2019 and has been in general practice for 4 years. Her favorite part of the job is behavior, helping patients, learning and educating clients. She has plenty of fuzzy and scale babies at home to keep her busy, she has 3 dog, 5 cats, 2 rats, a rabbit, a hamster and a ball python. She also has 2 children at home that she cares for.