Concord Chapel Animal Hospital

"Caring for Pets and Their People"

Serving Grove City's Veterinary needs!

YOU CAN REACH US @ 614-871-1111

Halloween Pet Dangers

According to the Animal Poison Control Center, they receive 12% more calls during the week of Halloween making it their busiest time of year.  Listed below are the topics they most often have to address for their callers during Halloween time.

Chocolate Ingestion: Chocolate is a popular trick-or-treat candy.  It is a very popular sweet for most humans as well as our pets, especially dogs.  Unfortunately for our canine and feline friends, chocolate can be toxic when ingested.  The level of toxicity is dependent on the type of chocolate, the amount consumed, and the weight of the dog or cat.  Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, increased heart rate and seizures.

Candy Overindulgence: Pets and kids alike can gorge themselves on Halloween treats.  Dogs and cats typically do not handle sweets and fats as well as humans do.  Ingestion of large quantities of candy can lead to pancreatitis.  Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, dehydration, and death.

Raisin and Grape Ingestion: Grapes, raisins, and currants are all poisonous to dogs and cats.  Ingestion can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and kidney failure.

Candy Wrappers: When pets eat candy, they usually do not remove the wrappers.  When these wrappers are ingested they can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, straining to defecate, and intestinal blockage.

Glow Sticks and Glow Jewelry: These items are widely used for Halloween safety, but cats love to chew on them.  The chemicals inside can cause pain and ulcerations in the mouth and profuse drooling.

Costume Malfunctions: It’s super cute to dress your pet up for Halloween.  However, your pet may not agree.  They can ingest parts of their costume or become injured trying to escape their Halloween attire.

Candles: Candles are a common Jack-O-Lantern accessory and many people enjoy their fall scents.  Keep pet noses and tails away from the flame to avoid burns and fires.

Surf and Turf

     It is vacation time again.  The kids are out of school and it’s time to hit the road for some good old family fun.  

     Whether you are spending some time at the beach or packing up the tent and going camping, remember to make plans for your family pets.  Do you need a pet sitter?  Are you taking your pets to a boarding facility?  Are those lucky dogs coming with you?!          No matter what your answer is, make sure to be prepared.  Pet sitters and boarding facilities can book up early this time of year.  

     Maybe there is a middle school or high school student in your neighborhood that can help you out.  Regardless if you are taking them with you or not, remember to keep your furry family members up to date on their vaccines.  

     Keep them on flea, tick, and heartworm prevention.  You never know what other unsavory, diseased creatures your pet is going to run into!  Also, make sure their tags and licenses are in order and well attached.  

     If your furry friend were to wander off, and you could not find them, talk about a vacation nightmare!  It is also important to think about the weather this time of year.  Wherever your pet is, will they have shade, fresh cold water, and protection from the elements?  

     Remember, most of our pet kids are wearing a fur coat!  On top of that, dogs and cats do not sweat like we do and rely on panting, shade, and fresh water to stay cool!

     We wish you and all of your family members, furred and furless, a safe and happy summer!  And, if you need any help getting ready for your surf or turf vacation, you know where to find us.

Our Mission

   Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in Grove City, Ohio knows that "seeing is believing" and invite you to see for yourself why so many people in Grove City, Columbus and South-Western Franklin County trust us with the care of their pets. You'll experience the difference of our qualified and caring staff and tour our state of the art veterinary hospital which is conveniently located in the renovated historic Concord Chapel Church Building on the southeast corner of Hoover Road and SR 665 in Grove City.

   Dr. Gale Kerr and Dr. Elizabeth Lauron are highly skilled veterinarians and are proud to provide a warm and inviting environment. They and their entire staff understand that pets aren't simply "pets", they're family members.

   Concord Chapel Animal Hospital stands out by providing unmatched care and compassion to both pets and their people so that you can both enjoy a long happy life together, protected from disease and illness.

Hours of operation:

Monday                 8:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday                8:00AM - 7:00PM
Wednesday           8:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday               8:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday                    7:30AM - 7:30PM
Saturday               8:00AM - 3:00PM
Closed on Sunday 

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    Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care in Grove City, Ohio.

   We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray and ultrasound capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area.
   At Concord Chapel Animal Hospital we offer optimal veterinary care and sound advice in order to help you keep your best friend happy and healthy, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years.

Our History

   Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary facility that has provided quality professional health care since the 1950's. We were the first small animal veterinary hospital established in Grove City. The practice was first owned by Dr. Jones in the 1950's when he converted a garage into his veterinary hospital. 

   In the 1970's Dr. James Brick purchased the practice from Dr. Jones. As the practice grew, Dr. Brick needed more space so he built an addition on to the practice in the 1980's and stylized the building to look like a log cabin. Dr. Brick decided to retire in late 2003 and sold the practice to Dr. Elizabeth Lauron. Dr. Lauron hired Dr. Gale Kerr in late 2004 and the two doctors became partners in October 2006.     

   On January 2, 2008 the goal of moving to a larger more modern hospital came to fruition when Doctors Lauron and Kerr opened the doors of Concord Chapel Animal Hospital. They brought the staff and clients from Broadway Veterinary Hospital to their new location in order to continue their mission of providing high quality veterinary care with a family friendly staff.

   Originally built as a one room chapel in 1859 at a total cost of $1,800 with a congregation totaling 267 members, Concord Chapel is one of Grove City's most historical sites. The church was first formed as a Bible Study Class which met in a log house and quickly grew to a full-fledged church congregation within a few years. The original Old Concord Cemetery, just east of the church building, was created during the Civil War.

   The present church structure was constructed in 1906. The highlight of the service was for the people to march into the church through a "common door". Prior to that, there were two doors, one for the women and one for the men. The pews were also originally segregated, the men sitting on one side and the women on the other. Some of the original pews have been modified and used for seating at the current animal hospital. The remaining pews were donated to the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.

   In the 1950's a bell was put in place in the steeple of the church. This bell had a wooden wheel that weighed 5,000 pounds and was 57 inches wide. The bell was later taken down from the steeple area due to safety reasons. Prior to Concord Chapel Animal Hospital's renovation, the bell was removed and like the pews, were donated to the Historical Society.

   The stained glass windows which adorn the sides of the animal hospital, are the original windows put in place when the church was built. The picture on one of the front windows is that of a man named John Linebaugh. He generously donated 700 acres of land to the Methodist Church of which part of it is the newer Concord Cemetery located just south of the animal hospital on Hoover Road. He supposedly lived in the old farmhouse that is on the property of the current cemetery. 

Employment Opportunities

   We are looking for experienced veterinary assistants and registered veterinary technicians to join our team.  Forward resumes to Shannon at Fax number 614-871-0143 or

Broadway Animal Hospital, where Concord Chapel Animal Hospital began.

Concord Chapel United Methodist Church and Old Concord Cemetery before Concord Chapel Animal Hospital moved in.

The renovation of  Concord Chapel Animal Hospital.

John Linebaugh