Concord Chapel Animal Hospital

"Caring for Pets and Their People"

Serving Grove City's Veterinary needs!

"In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag." — W.H. Auden*

YOU CAN REACH US @ 614-871-1111

Welcome to Mud Season

   If you live in Ohio, you know that we have 10 seasons: winter, fool’s spring, second winter, third winter, mud season, actual spring, summer, false fall, second summer (for 1 week only), and actual fall.  

   Mud season is that time of year when mother nature cannot decide between winter and spring, our dogs come inside covered in mud, and our carpets suffer. 

   Besides being a cleaning nightmare, mud season is also that time of year when our dogs and cats go into heat.  

   This means that puppy and kitten season is just around the corner.  Pretty soon Concord Chapel will be inundated with little purring balls of fur.  It would be a great idea to have your pet spayed or neutered before nature takes its course, so to speak.

Parasites such as fleas and ticks will also start to become a problem.  

   Make sure your pets are protected from these blood-sucking pests.

   Mud season is also that time of year when we see a lot of gastrointestinal issues and spring allergies.  

   Whether you need to keep your pet from producing babies, you have a new puppy or kitten that needs vaccines, you ran out of flea/tick prevention, your best friend has the runs, or your pet is super itchy, the team at Concord Chapel is always available to help you and your furry friend. 

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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.

Hours of operation:

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

Upcoming Events

March 2019

Poison Prevention Awareness Month

March 8th – International Women’s Day

March 13th – K9 Veterans Day 

(Honoring and commemorating the service and sacrifices of U.S. military and working dogs.)

March 14th – National Save a Spider Day 

(Sure, they can be creepy, but without them, Spider-Man would just be Man, and that would just be sad.)

March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day

March 20th – First Day of Spring

(You know it’s spring when your dog comes to you looking like the one in the picture to the on our featured article "Welcome to Mud Season)

April 2019

National Heartworm Awareness Month 

(Did you know that cats can get heartworms too?!)

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month

April 1-7: International Pooper Scooper Week

April 1st – April Fools’ Day

April 7th – World Health Day

April 11th – National Pet Day

(Do something special for your furry friend today!)

April 21st – Easter Sunday

(Remember, chocolate bunnies are for humans, not for dogs!)

April 28th – National Pet Parents Day

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 [email protected].

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