Meet Our Staff

Liliana Marin

Lily has been managing the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office marketing, and assisting with clinical trials since 2014. Lily is originally from Bogota, Colombia, were she received her degree as DVM (Doctor in Veterinary Medicine) from Universidad de La Salle.

Lily came to Columbus in 2005 for an externship at Ohio State, which led to working as a research associate in a clinical research group at the Veterinary Medical Center. She met her husband Joe the following year and has made Columbus her home ever since. In 2012, Lily earned a Master of Clinical Sciences from Ohio State.

Lily’s parents and sister live in Colombia and her brother lives in Sweden. They all enjoy traveling and try to get together somewhere every year. She also likes crafting, photography, biking, exploring Columbus, and spending time with her husband and their cats Emma, Elvis and Lola.

Alexandria Armeni

Alexandria is our undergraduate veterinary assistant and has been a member of our office for over a year. She is a 4th year at Ohio State majoring in zoology, with minors in French and human/animal interactions.

She hopes to go to vet school one day, and purse a career in zoo and wildlife medicine. In the office Alex works on our social media presence, assists in study management, and general office tasks (including being a lap to sit on for some special pups). She has a ornery black cat named Drogon and is fostering a service dog in training, named Artemis. 

Tamra Mathie

Tamra graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture in 2007 then received her associates of applied science from Columbus State Community College in 2009. Shortly after, she passed her exam to become a registered veterinary technician and was quickly hired on with the clinical trials office. It is no surprise to anyone who has ever met her that she ended up in a career in the veterinary field as it was obvious from a young age that caring for animals was her passion. She truly enjoys all aspects of her job from caring for patients to data management, and loves that clinical trials represent such a unique opportunity to contribute to advancing care of not only animals, but humans as well.

Tamra lives in Merion Village with her 7 rescue dogs and 4 rescued cat. Her dogs and cats have participated in many trials. Most of her dogs and one cat are blood donors here at OSU VMC and often volunteer for handling labs for the 1st-3rd year veterinary students. In her free time, Tamra volunteers for local animal shelters and rescues, does therapy and educational work with her dogs, spending time outdoors being active with her dogs and spending time with family and friends.

Annie Adrian

Annie has been an administrative assistant in the Clinical Trials Office for 4 years now. She handles the client and study related finances, as well as general administration of the office.


When she is not at the CTO, Annie is home on her farm with her two kids and husband. Besides spending time with her kids, Annie’s true passion in life are her horses and other farm animals. 

She is not only a human mom, but a mom to a rotten rottweiler, several horses, and other farm animals such as her lovely cats Xenia, Grimlin and Boots as well as goats and rabbits. Her number one has always been her Horse “Rushes Gold Nugget” AKA – Nug who she had for almost 20 years. Annie’s enjoyable hobbies include trail riding, going four-wheeling and photography

Ashely Smith

Ashley has been working within the VMC Family for 8 years. She started out in the Oncology service for 4 years and she has been with the Blue Buffalo Veterinary Clinical Trials Office for the last 4 years. She is in charge of the new electronic data management system that our office has implanted in the last year. 

Ashley and her husband live in the surrounding Columbus area with their 1 year old daughter and two dogs, Picasso and Quinn. Picasso has participated in clinical trials measuring post-operative pain and several “normal” dog blood collection clinical trials.

Quinn has also participated in several clinical trials over the years, a Dermatology clinical trial utilizing an antibody in the reduction or control of clinical signs associated with atopic dermatitis, a “normal” dog pharmacokinetic clinical trial, and several “normal” dog blood collection clinical trials.

Dana Jennings

Dana graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Veterinary Technology in 2008, and has been practicing as a Registered Veterinary Technician for 8 years. Dana has been with the clinical trials office for a little over a year. Her career started out in a private practice, then for 4 years she worked as a surgerytechnician, but there was always something missing in her work life.


The clinical trials office has filled in that missing career space due to the cutting edge treatments and procedures we get to provide for patients to not only better their lives, but to hopefully one day use these treatments to better the lives of humans. Dana lives in Clintonville with her husband, Ryan, who is an Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology at Ohio State, and boxer/pitty mix, Nilla, and two cats, Kiera and Ricky Bobby. In her free time, Dana enjoys playing piano, knitting, hiking, and binge-watching Netflix.

Ali Moeller 

Alison is a Veterinary Technician who graduated from Bradford Columbus Schools Veterinary Technician Institute in 2015. Born and raised in Spencerville, Ohio Alison found her passion for working with and caring for animals. Alison moved to Columbus to further her education and upon finishing her schooling she started her journey in a veterinary hospital.

Alison has now moved on from that position to join the wonderful Clinical Trials team at The Ohio State VMC. In her free time Alison loves outdoor adventures with her energetic Goldendoodle named Oakley, traveling to new places, playing sports, and most of all spending time with friends and family