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Meet Our Veterinarians
Dr. Elizabeth A. Lauron
Dr. Lauron was born in England. Her parents were both British and immigrated to Los Angeles, California when she was just two years old. She attended The Master's College in southern California where she majored in Physical Education with a minor in Biological Sciences.
While teaching in secondary education for four years, she completed a Master's degree in Education Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Realizing her true calling was in the veterinary profession, she attended The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she obtained her DVM degree in 1998.
Upon graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Lauron and her husband Neal decided to reside permanently in Grove City and raise a family. After working for five years as an associate veterinarian, Dr. Lauron had the opportunity to purchase Broadway Veterinary Hospital in November 2003.
In 2007 she and Dr. Kerr purchased the building and property on the South-East corner of 665 and Hoover Road in Grove City and renovated the former church, Concord United Methodist Church into Concord Chapel Animal Hospital. She greatly enjoys the privilege of practice ownership, but especially enjoys being able to work in Grove City, the area where she and Neal have grown to love.
Her special interests include reading, tennis, puzzles and Ohio State basketball. Dr. Lauron and Neal currently reside in Grove City with their two children, Daniel and Zachary, along with five cats, Benny, Tiberius, Pete, Katniss and Rico. They also recently acquired two Olde English Bulldogge puppies named Reggie and Miles.
Dr. Jill Schnader
he moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM degree in 2001. During veterinary school, Dr. Schnader was active with the Raptor Rehabilitation program, the student chapter of the AVMA and OTS, a veterinary fraternity.
After graduation, she and her husband Kelly decided to settle in Grove City when she accepted a position as associate veterinarian at Obetz Animal Hospital. Throughout her years at Obetz Animal Hospital, Dr. Schnader developed her interests in ultrasound, internal medicine and behavior. She has also been the Secretary for the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine since 2005.
Out of the office, Dr. Schnader is a busy mom with two girls, Morgan and Erin, as well as Murphy the Wheaten Terrier, two cats (Opus and Minnie the Mooch), and a Chinchilla named Guillermo, AKA Gilly. When she is not carpooling kids to gymnastics practices or meets, Dr. Schnader enjoys reading, Zumba, scrapbooking/ crafting, cooking and is learning the finer points of cake decorating.
Dr. Gale M. Kerr
Dr. Kerr grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York and attended Rensselear Polytechnic Institute (RPI), graduating in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.
Dr. Kerr played collegiate varsity basketball and soccer while attending RPI. She moved to the Columbus area to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM degree in 1999.
Upon graduation, she completed an internship in June 2000 at Garden State Veterinary Specialists in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The internship focused on internal medicine, surgery, and emergency medicine.
She then returned to Columbus in September of 2000 and began working at Obetz Animal Hospital as the Head Associate Veterinarian until June of 2004 when she joined Broadway Veterinary Hospital. In late 2007, she and Dr. Lauron established Concord Chapel Animal Hospital on the corner of 665 and Hoover Road in Grove City.
Dr. Kerr enjoys spending time with her family: husband Dave, daughters Devyn, Reese and Jordan, a French Bulldog named Pax, and four cats, Moxie, Ferrous, Salem, and Cricket (aka Meep). Dr. Kerr currently plays ice hockey for the Columbus Capitals women's traveling hockey team, reads science fiction and mystery novels, plays soccer and basketball whenever possible, and loves Ohio State football. GO BUCKS!
Dr. Breanna Reys
Dr. Reys was born and raised in Dublin, Ohio with her two brothers. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. Embracing a unique opportunity, she moved to the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis to pursue her DVM
degree at Ross School of Veterinary Medicine. By doing so, she experienced life on a tiny island with a rich culture and welcoming community. Dr. Reys graduated in January 2018 after completing her clinical year at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
She began working at Rascal Animal Hospital and Emergency Care where she learned emergency and critical care skills as well as gained valuable surgical experience. One of her primary interests in veterinary medicine is surgery, with foreign bodies being her her current favorite surgery. You never know what you are going to find—squeakers, socks, and diapers, oh my!
Dr. Reys loves to read, bake, and cuddle with her three cats while not working…and of course, her husband, Matt. Although no kids are in the mix yet as they are recently married, their three cats Toby, Leonardo DiCatrio, and Tilly Furlicity, keep them on their toes and are always needy for attention and food.
Meet Our Pet Care Team
Leann became a passionate animal lover after her family adopted 2 kittens when she was 12 years old. She graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in 2008. Leann has always lived near Grove City. She has 5 cats--Tater, Ginny, Bugs, Willow, and Waffles.
Leann especially loves cats! When she is not working, she enjoys exercising, reading, spending time with her husband and family as well as traveling.
Katherine realized that she wanted a career helping animals when she was in the second grade. She graduated from Columbus State with a Veterinary Technology Associate Degree of Applied Science. Her family includes her husband, Ethan, daughter Kaydence, son Kellan, and their dogs; Wrigley and Millie, one turtle named Leo, and
three cats named Willie, Wonka, and Matilda. Katherine enjoys quilting, reading and volunteering with church activities.
Client Care Coordinator
Cortney has been with Concord Chapel Animal Hospital since 2017. She is one of the first smiling faces that will welcome you at the animal hospital. She has worked with small animals and horses for many years. She has a son and six fur babies. Cortney enjoys reading and traveling when she is not working.
Zach started working at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in the early summer of 2019. He enjoys working with animals everyday, and has a passion for veterinary medicine.
He graduate Summa Cum Laude and with an Honors Diploma from Grove City Christian High School in May 2020, and has been accepted at the University of Findlay and
will major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. Zach will also play soccer for the Findlay Oilers.
Zach plays the drums Sunday mornings on the Worship team at Mount Sterling Church of the Nazarene. Outside of work and school, Zach enjoys hanging out with his friends, working out, running, and drumming.
Client Care Coordinator
Melissa has lived in many places, but now calls Groveport home. She is passionate about animals and specifically large breed canines. She loves meeting the patients (animals) and their people! There are currently five dogs on the family’s homestead as heritage hogs, fainting goats
(yes, it reads correctly…fainting goats), and chickens. Family is very important to Melissa, so she hosts family reunions with relatives attending from all over the country. Time spent in nature with her children, grandchildren, and furry kids is a top priority!
Peyton Nichols--Veterinary Technician (picture coming soon)
Peyton joined our team in April 2020. She has been a registered Veterinary Technician since 2006 and has a strong interest in animal behavior. Helping pets better navigate their world and accept new things easier is always her goal. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology, completed courses in dog and cat behavior at Purdue University, and attends multiple continuing education classes in animal behavior. In her spare time, she also teaches puppy socialization and basic training classes. Outside of work, she enjoys hanging out with her menagerie (dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, and fish), seeing friends, playing volleyball, kayaking and hiking.
Celeste Minic--Veterinary Assistant (picture coming soon)
Celeste was born in Seattle, Washington. She moved to Grove City in 2008, and has been here ever since. She is a graduate of Grove City High School, and is currently attending The Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute studying animal sciences with a specialization in animal health. A fun fact about Celeste is that she has been accepted to the Disney College Program, where she will be a WDW cast member. She lives with two cats named Salem and Charlie, a Chihuahua named Hazel, a goat named Darlene, and a few chickens. Outside of work and school, Celeste enjoys traveling, anything Disney, agriculture, and a nice cup of coffee!
Lauren Holbert--Veterinary Assistant
Lauren lives in London, Ohio and is a 2018 graduate of Madison Plains High School. She currently attends The Ohio State University and is majoring in biology. She has dreamt of being a veterinarian her entire life and would like to specialize in sports medicine for horses. She currently resides with her family, two German Shorthaired Pointers, two cats, a variety of chickens and ducks, and a snake names Waffles. Her hobbies include sewing, diesel trucks, fly fishing, and mounted shooting. She grew up showing horses on the AQHA circuit and loves to introduce people to the sport!
Saige Goldsmith--Veterinary Assistant
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Saige is a home-educated Junior in high school. She has been involved in 4-H since she was eight years old, raising and showing market hogs with her eight siblings (yes, eight!) on their family farm where they have cows, chickens, horses, and four dogs. In her spare time, Saige loves to play guitar, piano, and any sort of activity with her younger siblings.
Amanda Wilson--Client Care Coordinator (picture coming soon)
Amanda is one of the newest friendly faces that you’ll meet at the front desk. She has worked in customer service and people medicine for many years. When she isn’t cuddling the patients or helping their people she is at home cuddling her babies. She has one son, one daughter, and one rotten kitty. Spending time with her family is her favorite! In any spare time she might get she enjoys anything Disney, adult coloring books, reading, and watching football!
Lollipop is our three legged feline that lives at Concord Chapel. Lollipop is a very affectionate cat who loves to be petted and twirl around your legs. You might find her hanging out with the
receptionist at the front desk, sitting on her cat ledge looking out at the birds, or sleeping on her bed upstairs in the doctor's office. Lollipop also gets very concerned when cats or kittens are crying or when dogs are whining and will come investigate what all the noise is about.
Her favorite thing, however, is feeding time. It is not unusual for Lollipop to pester anyone cooking something in the microwave or sitting down to eat their lunch.
Brandy was born and raised in Orient Ohio and graduated from Westfall High school. Growing up she was always around animals, and heavily involved with 4-H. Even as a little girl she always knew she wanted to work with animals.
Brandy is a 2011 graduate from The Vet Tech Institute at
Bradford School, and has a associate degree in applied Animal Science. Brandy completed her veterinary technician externship shadowing at Concord Chapel in 2011, since CCAH had always been special to her for being her families veterinarian. Brandy joined the Concord Chapel team in 2014.
Brandy is known as the "pug lover" around the office, and is also recognized for pet sitting for many clients and their furry families. When she is not at work Brandy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends attending country music concerts, seeing the latest movies, antiquing, and taking road trips exploring the state. Brandy married Jayson DiGangi in May 2018. Brandy has 2 dogs, a pug named Archie, and a Chihuahua-Jack Russel mix named Fernando. Brandy also has 2 cats, LeRoy and Etta Mae.
Veterinary Assistant/Client Care Coordinator
MacKenzie has lived in Grove City her entire life, and is a graduate of Bishop Ready High School. She is currently attending Columbus State Community College to earn her Associates Degree in Science. She then plans to transfer to The Ohio State University to acquire her Bachelor Degree in Animal Science.
MacKenzie has wanted to become a veterinarian for as long as she can remember, and loves every minute working at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital. She has two tabby cats, Cleopatra and Apollo (a CCAH adoption kitten:), a yellow Labrador retriever named Hondo, and a goldfish named Pudge.
When she is not working or going to school, she enjoys going fishing, spending time with friends and family, playing piano or drawing.
Daniel started working at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in December 2019 just before the new year. He loves all his five cats and two dogs. Katniss one of the cats, sleeps with him!
He is a sophomore at Ohio State and is majoring in Criminal Justice & Forensic science.
Daniel is a graduate of the Grove City Christian School and was in the Marching Band as well as the
school's rifle team. He is a Private First Class in the Army Infantry, currently serving in the Ohio Army National Guard.
Besides school and the Army, during his free time, Daniel is a Dungeon Master with his best friends and is an assistant to the GCCS Marching Band.
Grace has grown up in the Columbus area and is happy to be back in town after being away for 4 years at Miami University (Ohio), where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and Neuroscience.
While studying zoology and living with her animal-loving roommate, Grace’s passion for animals grew.
She has one American Staffordshire Terrier mix (Spud) at home and two dwarf hamsters (Bo and Bell).
Grace is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Global Public Health from The Ohio State University and plans to attend Medical School. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching and playing softball locally in the area.
Sydney Sweet--Veterinary Assistant (picture coming soon)
Sydney was born and raised in Westerville, Ohio. She is a third year student at The Ohio State University pursuing a degree in Animal Science with the goal of attending Veterinary School in the near future. She has an adorable domestic short haired cat named Tobi. She knew that she wanted to work in the veterinary field since she was eight years old. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, reading, working out, and just being outdoors.
Penny Lykins--Client Care Coordinator (picture coming soon)
Penny is one of the smiling, happy faces that you will meet at the front desk. After living in many states throughout her life, Penny is happy to now call Grove City home. Honing a business administration degree from Springhill Alabama, Penny was happy to join the CCAH team in March 2021 after being a long time CCAH client. Penny comes to us with 23 years experience of branch management and exceptional customer service. Penny and her husband, Shawn, are blessed with three sons, and live the "Pug Life" with two Pugs, Winnie and Baby. In her free time, Penny enjoys cheering on the Grove City High School Marching Band, and counting down the days until the college football season kicks off, Roll Tide! Penny is an avid Pug lover, and believes that every household is not complete without a Pug.
Client Care Coordinator
Terris is a Buckeye native and has always had a great love and respect for all animals. She worked in the medical field for many years which she enjoyed. However, she is extremely excited to be working where she is happiest. She enjoys hanging out with her daughter, Cameron, and also her black Labrador mix, Sasha, and new kitten, Nala.
Sarah Goldsmith--Veterinary Assistant
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Sarah was born and raised in Orient, Ohio. She showed hogs, chickens and dogs at the Pickaway County Fair. In her free time, she enjoys playing harp, riding her horse, taking care of her chickens and helping on the family farm.
Carter Stedtefeld--Veterinary Assistant. (picture coming soon)
Carter has lived in Grove City for his entire life, and is a graduate of Grove City Christian School. He is currently a sophomore studying biology at The Ohio State University with aspirations to eventually attend Medical School. Carter had never really considered animal sciences, but since joining the CCAH team in December of 2020, has loved every second of it. Carter has a black short-haired cat named Cece, and a yellow lab mix named Zoey. Outside of work, Carter enjoys staying active through working out and sports, especially playing pickleball with his friends! Carter also enjoys listening to music, playing instruments, watching movies, and is an avid fan of board games.
Grounds Keep/ Web dude/
Social Media/ Photog
Neal is married to Dr. Lauron and maintains the web page and all our social media sites. He produces videos and shoots the pictures and is Lollipop's back up.
But what he loves most is operating a zero turn mower on our yard. He loves the animals who visit our hospital, but dislikes it very much when he runs over and especially, when he mows the little surprises they leave behind.