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"Caring for Pets and Their Owners"

Pet Care Team


Our Doctors

Dr. Elizabeth A. Lauron

Partner/Veterinarian

     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, Sig, Tiberius, Pete and Katniss and an Olde English Bulldog.

Dr. Gale M. Kerr

Partner/Veterinarian

     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, 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. Jill Schnader

Associate Veterinarian

Dr Schnader grew up in Pennsylvania then 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. Breanna Reys

Associate Veterinarian

     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 two cats Leonardo DiCatrio, and  Furlicity, keep them on their toes and are always needy for attention and food.

Our Staff

Brandy DiGangi

Practice Manager

     Brandy was born and raised locally in Orient, Ohio, and is a graduate of 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 an associate degree in Applied Animal Science.

     Brandy completed her veterinary technician externship shadowing at Concord Chapel in 2011, and since CCAH had always been special to her for being her family's 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 husband Jayson, and fur babies that include a pug, Seger, and 3 cats, LeRoy, Etta Mae, and Bow. 

     Brandy's hobbies include antiquing, crafting, taking road trips exploring the state, and traveling.      

Grace Bower

Assistant Manager

     Grace is a 2019 graduate of Miami University (Ohio), where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish.

     Grace recently finished her Master’s in Public Health from Southern New Hampshire University in December 2021.

     Grace and her husband, Steven, got married last fall and have a Pit Bull, Hank.

     In her spare time, she enjoys coaching and playing softball in the area.

Leann Smith

VeterinaryTechnician

     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.

Julia Ritterbeck

Veterinary Technician

     Julia became interested in companion animal care after taking a human-animal bond class at Columbus State Community College. 

     This is where she discovered the medical care of a pet is important to the bond of a person and animal. 

      She received her Veterinary Technology degree from Columbus State Community College and has worked in the Columbus area for many years. 

      Julia loves traveling and trying new foods with her husband John and their son, Henry. 

     Her family is complete with two dogs, Stark and Carmen, and two cats, Sally and Junior.

Katherine Gibson

Veterinary Technician

     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.

Kerstin Molinar

Veterinary Technician

     Kerstin graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from THE Ohio State University in 2019. After her time at OSU she went on to receive her Veterinary Technology degree from Columbus State. Kerstin has worked in the field for over 5 years now.

     Kerstin and her husband, Bleu, reside in Chillicothe where they will be welcoming their first child in November. They have a cat, Tuna, a Beagle, Millie, and Great Pyrenees, Goliath.

     Kerstin enjoys spending time with her family, reading, being active in her church, and traveling to new scenic places!

Cortney Braid

Client Care Coordinator

     Cortney is a welcoming face at our front desk that many clients recognize. Her family includes her husband, Nick, and her son, Sowyer, along with their 7 cats and 1 dog. 

     Cortney likes to fish, take trips to the lake in Michigan, and watch scary movies. When she was growing up, Cortney used to ride horses and even owned a horse herself.  


Jenny Wilson

Client Care Coordinator

     Jenny has been married for 29 years to her husband, Jeff. They have 5 beautiful daughters, including Amanda who also works the front desk. She is blessed with 2 beautiful grand babies whom she adores. She is the proud mom of a Shiba Inu, Aryia.

     In her spare time, she loves to read, watch the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buckeyes play football, and spend time with her family. 

Amanda Wilson

Client Care Coordinator 

     Amanda is one of the 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!

Terri Tillman

Client Care Coordinator

   Terri is a Buckeye native and has always had a great love and respect for all animals.

   She worked in the human medical field for many years, which she enjoyed, however, she is extremely excited to be working with animals, where she is happiest

   Terri enjoys hanging out with her daughter, Cameron, and also her Boxer mix, Millie, and her cats, Nala and Bagheera.

Alexa Johns

Veterinary Assistant

     Alexa is a 2021 graduate of Teays Valley High School and is currently pursuing a degree in Zoology on a pre-vet track at the Ohio State University.

     Alexa has always loved animals an​d she plans to attend vet school after graduation.

She has two dogs, Spike and Malakai. Spike is a fawn pug and Malakai is a wolf gray Siberian husky.

     In her spare time, Alexa likes to run with her dogs, read, explore, and spend time with family. 

Jae Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Bio to come. 

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, a German Shorthaired Pointer, two cats, a variety of chickens and ducks, and two snakes. 

     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!

Daniel Lauron

Veterinary Assistant

     Daniel started working at Concord Chapel ​Animal Hospital in December 2019 just before the new year. 

     He loves all his four cats and dog, Reggie. Cats; Sig and Pete take turns sleeping with him!

     He is a senior majoring in Creative Writing and is enrolled in on line school to be a Veterinary Technician.

     Daniel is a graduate of the Grove City Christian School and was in the Marching Band as well as the school's rifle team. 

     Daniel was a private first class and served as an Infantryman in the Army National Guard.

     Besides school and working private security contracts, during his free time, Daniel is a Dungeon Master with his best friends and is an assistant to the GCCS Marching Band.

Zachary Lauron

Veterinary Assistant

     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 graduated from Grove City Christian High School in 2020.

     Zach is attends the University of Findlay majoring in Animal Science/Pre-Vet. Zach is a starter for Findlay Oilers soccer team.

     Outside of work and school, Zach enjoys hanging out with his friends, working out and pickle ball. 

Hannah Fetty

Veterinary Assistant

Bio to come. 

Abi Leary

Veterinary Assistant

     Abi is from Delaware, Ohio, and a 2020 graduate of Olentangy Berlin High School. 

     She currently attends The Ohio State University working on her degree in Animal Science on the pre-vet track. 

     When not at CCAH, she manages a small ice cream shop in Galena called Sticky Fingers Ice Cream Parlor. 

     She has 2 dogs, a doberman named Ramsey and a golden retriever mix named Koda, and two cats named Tyger and Binx. 

     In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, reading, and hiking with her two dogs!

Audra Barker

Veterinary Assistant

     Audra is a 2019 graduate of Grove City High School and is currently attending Penn Fosters Veterinary Technician Program.      

     Audra has always loved animals, but also has a strong passion for teaching and plans to get her substitute teaching license after finishing the needed schooling.     

     Audra has 2 dogs, Ari and Rylee, and also has 2 cats, Tiny and Chad. 

     In her free time you can find Audra at the dog park, in downtown Chillicothe, or at her younger brothers travel baseball games! GO TITANS!

Carissa Hunt

Veterinary Assistant

     Carissa Hunt is new to the hospital. She’s a junior at Grove City Christian School and she will graduate in 2023! When she is not at work she’s at volleyball. 

     When she does have free time, she spends it snuggling her dog, Mack or her dwarf hamster Cheese. 

     She’s always had a love for dogs! She’s never has wanted to do anything else than to work with people and their pets!

Sydney Sweet

Veterinary Assistant

     Sydney was born and raised in Westerville, OH. She recently joined her entire alumni family by graduating from The Ohio State University with a B.Sc. in Animal Science.

     She is now currently in her second year of Veterinary School in Scotland. When not in Scotland, she makes sure to come back home to spend time with her family and adorable DSH, Tobi.

     Outside of work, Sydney enjoys biking, reading, hiking, and challenging herself with her newfound joy of running obstacle courses.

Erin Kodger

Veterinary Assistant

Erin is a pre-vet student completing her undergrad at the University of Findlay, where she also plays on the Women’s Lacrosse team. She plans on attending vet school after she graduates in 2024. Some of her favorite things to do in her free time are working out, hanging out with her family, friends, and pets, and exploring outdoors. She has two labs at home named Kai and Ivy, as well as a bearded dragon named Zeus. She also lives with two cats at school, Leo (pictured) and Opie.




Lolipop

Clinic Cat

     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.

Neal Lauron

Lollipop's Assistant

      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.

     Neal is a photojournalist and worked for the Columbus Dispatch, Associated Press and Reuters.

     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.

Employment Opportunities

     We are looking for experienced veterinary assistants and registered veterinary technicians to join our team. Forward resumes to Brandy at fax number 614-871-0143 or [email protected]

Address

Phone

614 • 871 • 1111

614 • 578 • 0275

Email

Hours

  • Mon      8AM - 8PM
  • Tues      8AM - 7PM
  • Wed      8AM - 7PM
  • Thurs     8AM - 8PM
  • Fri           8AM - 7PM
  • Sat         8AM - 3PM
  • Closed on Sunday 

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