Locations :: Chickasaw, OH Office

108 W. Franklin St
Chickasaw OH, 45826

PH: 419-925-9300
FX: 419-925-9301

M-F 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - Noon

Meet the Chickasaw, OH Office Veterinarians


Bill Minton, DVM

Dr. Minton grew up on a small farm in western Ohio. He attended Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in animal nutrition, and his veterinary medical degree in 1985. After graduation, he worked as an associate veterinarian in large animal practice until 1989, at which time he purchased the business located in Mercer County, Ohio. In 2002, he started his swine exclusive consulting practice serving Ohio and the surrounding states. Dr. Minton serves on various advisory boards in Ohio and the swine industry. In 2009, he completed the three-year executive veterinary program in swine health management at the University of Illinois.

He and his wife Theresa reside in Chickasaw, Ohio. They have three grown and married children, and three grandchildren.

“I appreciate the good people that I have the opportunity to work with every day. My role as a veterinarian provides me with the ability to share, learn, teach, and improve health on our clients’ farms.”


Bethany Heitkamp, DVM

Dr. Bethany Heitkamp earned her Bachelor’s degree in animal sciences at Ohio State University in 2010. She completed her doctorate for Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She is originally from western Ohio and grew up on a farm where her family raises pigs and turkeys. During her undergraduate career, she worked as an intern at the Ohio Pork Producers Council and was able to promote pork throughout the state. She currently lives in Maria Stein, Ohio with her husband and daughter.

“I enjoy working with clients and families to help produce a healthy, wholesome pork that we would be proud to sell to friends and neighbors.”


Dr. Amgad Riad

Dr. Riad grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He attended Cairo University, School of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his bachelor’s degree of veterinary science in 2003. He moved to London shortly after and worked as a consultant for a year. In 2004, he moved to the United States where he joined a calf practice in Northwestern Indiana and worked as a consultant and veterinary associate. He earned his doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) through the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG) program at Mississippi State University. He has been associated with many research studies and has helped develop vaccines for several companies, along with numerous efficacy studies. Dr. Riad has trained several new graduates from veterinary schools and veterinary technician schools and has led a team of research veterinarians while working in Northwestern Indiana. He joined Four Star Veterinary Services in 2016 as a bovine consultant. Dr. Riad’s focus is on beef and dairy beef production from neonate to market. He also works with dairy replacement heifer rearing programs and exports.

He and his wife, Amal have three children: Amira, Giorgio and Marco.

“I enjoy working with calves on a daily basis and helping the grower to produce healthy animals to feed the world.”