Concord Chapel Animal Hospital

"Caring for Pets and Their People"

Serving Grove City's Veterinary needs!

YOU CAN REACH US @ 614-871-1111

List Making Isn’t Just for Santa Claus

    Halloween is over which leaves me packing up all the spooky decorations and pieces and parts of costumes that are littered throughout my home. It’s now time to clean up the house and get it ready for the upcoming holiday season. Sharing large meals with friends and family, getting a chance to show off my cooking skills, and gift giving are just a few of the things I love about the holidays. This year, in the months of November and December, I will be hosting many family members in the months. I find myself creating large lists of all the things I need to do before I can get down to the fun part of holidays. In my list making frenzy, I came across some lists that I hope you find helpful and entertaining.


After making your lists and checking it twice, hopefully you have the chance to have a fun and relaxing time with friends and family members over the next couple of months. All the team members at Concord Chapel are wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving and a December to remember!

Holiday Health Hazards: 


(Copied directly from https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/general-pet-care/holiday-safety-tips)


A guide to help your pet tackle the holidays safely


1. Oh, Christmas Tree: Securely anchor your Christmas tree so it doesn't tip and fall, causing possible injury to your pet. This will also prevent the tree water—which may contain fertilizers that can cause stomach upset—from spilling. Stagnant tree water is a breeding ground for bacteria, and your pet could end up with nausea or diarrhea should he imbibe.  


2. Avoid Mistletoe & Holly: Holly, when ingested, can cause pets to suffer nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Mistletoe can cause gastrointestinal upset and cardiovascular problems. And many varieties of lilies can cause kidney failure in cats if ingested. Opt for just-as-jolly artificial plants made from silk or plastic, or choose a pet-safe bouquet.


3. Tinsel-less Town: Kitties love this sparkly, light-catching "toy" that's easy to bat around and carry in their mouths. But a nibble can lead to a swallow, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting, dehydration and possible surgery. It's best to brighten your boughs with something other than tinsel.


4. That Holiday Glow: Don't leave lighted candles unattended. Pets may burn themselves or cause a fire if they knock candles over. Be sure to use appropriate candle holders, placed on a stable surface. And if you leave the room, put the candle out!


5. Wired Up: Keep wires, batteries and glass or plastic ornaments out of paws' reach. A wire can deliver a potentially lethal electrical shock and a punctured battery can cause burns to the mouth and esophagus, while shards of breakable ornaments can damage your pet's mouth and digestive tract.


6. Skip the Sweets: By now you know not to feed your pets chocolate and anything sweetened with xylitol, but do you know the lengths to which an enterprising pet will go to chomp on something yummy? Make sure to keep your pets away from the table and unattended plates of food, and be sure to secure the lids on garbage cans.


7. Leave the Leftovers: Fatty, spicy and no-no human foods, as well as bones, should not be fed to your furry friends. Pets can join the festivities in other fun ways that won't lead to costly medical bills.


8. Careful with Cocktails: If your celebration includes adult holiday beverages, be sure to place your unattended alcoholic drinks where pets cannot get to them. If ingested, your pet could become weak, ill and may even go into a coma, possibly resulting in death from respiratory failure.


9. Selecting Special Treats: Looking to stuff your pet's stockings? Stick with chew toys that are basically indestructible, Kongs that can be stuffed with healthy foods or chew treats that are designed to be safely digestible. Long, stringy things are a feline's dream, but the most risky toys for cats involve ribbon, yarn and loose little parts that can get stuck in the intestines, often necessitating surgery. Surprise kitty with a new ball that's too big to swallow, a stuffed catnip toy or the interactive cat dancer.


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 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.

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 ccahoffice@gmail.com.

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