Concord Chapel Animal Hospital

"Caring for Pets and Their People"


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, volunteering at The Naz, and Ohio State basketball. Dr. Lauron and Neal currently reside in Grove City with their two children, Daniel and Zachary, along with their dog, Bruneau, and three cats, Benny, Tiberius, Ranger Joe, and Rico.

Dr. Jill Schnader

Associate Veterinarian

   She 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 terrier mix named Oscar, 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. Frank Gomez

Associate Veterinarian 

Dr. Gomez grew up in northern New Jersey and currently lives in Columbus, Ohio.  He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Bethany College.  He then attended veterinary school at Tufts University, where he graduated with his DVM degree in 2014.  Following graduation, Dr. Gomez completed rotating and ophthalmology internships, and then practiced at a small animal hospital in New Jersey.  He is excited to be a part of the team at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital.  His interests include ophthalmology, surgery, and internal medicine.  In his spare time, he enjoys listening to music, exercising, and spending time with his girlfriend, Miniature Dachshund, and his cat.


Meet Our Pet Care Team 

Shannon R. Wisenbarger Practice Manager/Veterinary Technician

   Shannon previously worked in Grove City at Broadway Veterinary Hospital between May1993 and December 2007 and then moved with the doctors and some team members to Concord Chapel Animal Hospital. She graduated from Northern Virginia Community College with an Associates degree in Animal Science/VeterinaryTechnician. She became a licensed veterinary technician both in Virginia and Ohio. Shannon also achieved a B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1999 from The Ohio State University

   She has worked in the veterinary field since 1984, and her experience has been invaluable as Shannon knows the inner workings of our hospital better than anybody. Shannon stays busy keeping up with her two Miniature Schnauzers, Remington and Vader, two cats (Penny and Ozzy), and a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Zach. Shannon lives in the Grove City area with her husband, Roger, and their sons, William and Nicholas. She enjoys outdoor activities, swimming, and spending time with her family and pets. Shannon keeps a positive attitude, excels under pressure and helps create a very efficient working environment.

Leann Schott

Veterinary Technician 

   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 with her family. She has 5 cats--Tater, Ginny, Bugs, Willow, and Waffles as well as a dog Ruger. Leann loves her dog, but she especially loves cats! When she is not working, she enjoys exercising, reading, spending, time with her family and traveling.

Katherine Gibson


   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.

Holley Snyder
Veterinary Assistant

Holley grew up in Grove City and is now attending Columbus State Community College to pursue a degree in Veterinary Technology.  She has always had a passion for animals and knew that working in the veterinary field was the right fit for her.  Holley has two terrier mixes of her own (Perry and Douglas).  When she is not learning more about our furry friends, she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family and friends.

Laura Ledbetter 

Client Care Coordinator

   Laura moved to Ohio from Missouri where she taught high school Biology for a number of years.  

   She has a degree in Biology and in Botany from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

   She lives in Grove City with her husband Jeff.  They have three daughters, Layle, Lydia and Lexi along with their adorable pug D’Artagnan (Dart) and handsome cat Madison.

   Laura started working at Concord Chapel in 2008.  She loves working in the beautiful renovated Concord Chapel as well as the client and pet interaction.  In her spare time, Laura enjoys her church groups, working out, reading, crocheting, gardening and genealogy.

Cortney Braid

Client Care Coordinator


Cat Scan


   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.

Cindy Luhring VeterinaryTechnician/Behavior Consultant

   Cindy Luhring has been working as a technician and behavioral consultant at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital since 2008. Ten years prior to working for us, she honed her skills at Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital. She has become an indispensable leader among the hospital staff as well as a mentor to the less experienced staff members. Cindy makes all of the pets and their parents feel comfortable and loved. She has put her skill as a behavioral consultant to good use by starting puppy classes to help with basic training, prevention of common phobias and separation anxieties, and leash training. She has also started behavior consultations to work with our clients and patients on behavior modification for common behavior problems.
   Cindy hails from Defiance, OH, but has lived in the Columbus area for the past 18 years. She lives with her three cats, G, Azreal, and Stripe as well as her 2 dogs Anya and Bob.
   Cindy is a very active person who loves to play most sports, but basketball and baseball are her favorites. She spends most of her spare time walking her dogs (as well as all the other canines she is dog sitting). She has been known to pick a park in Ohio on her day off and spend it hiking with her dogs.

Brandy DiGangi


Assistant Practice Manager

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. 

Abby Mink


Abby was born and raised in West Chester, Ohio, 30 minutes north of Cincinnati.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati—Raymond Walters College with a Veterinary Technology degree in 2011.  Before coming to Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in July of 2016, she worked as an Emergency Veterinary Technician for five years in the Cincinnati area.  She has always had a strong passion for animals and grew up with many family pets, including cats, dogs, horses, snakes, and mice to name a few.  Abby feels very blessed to have found a career that she is truly passionate about and loves doing every single day.

She now resides in the city of Zanesville with her boyfriend and multiple furry friends.  She has one dog, a Pug mix, named Darla, and four cats named Opie, Mack, Chloe, and Nora.  In her spare time, she enjoys watching and playing sports, of which soccer is her favorite.  Abby also enjoys camping, hiking, going on walks and being outdoors.  She loves watching movies as well, and spending as much time with family as possible.

Wanda Hogan-Aycock 

Client Care Coordinator

   Wanda is one of the friendly faces you will see at the front desk. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Wanda has been working at Concord Chapel Animal Hospital since 2006. She also worked at Concord Chapel's previous location on Broadway in Grove City.  Wanda graduated from Ohio Dominican University with a degree in business and has owned her own business for 24 years. She uses her business experience to keep the front desk running smoothly.

   In her spare time, Wanda enjoys scrapbooking,camping, walking and reading a great book.  Above all this, Wanda enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, her three daughters, Sarah, Jessica, and Heather, her grandson, Braylen and her furred and feathered family including one parakeet (Jones), three cats (Kit Kat, Magiera, and Meeko) and two dogs (Rocky and Ana).  Wanda currently lives in Orient, Ohio.

Maci Persinger

Client Care


Maci is one of the friendly faces you will meet at the front desk, on occasion she is working in the back. She is currently attending Columbus State Community College for Nursing. In her spare time, Maci enjoys hanging out with her toy poodle “Scooter,” and her german shepherd “Ruger.” She also enjoys working out, hiking and traveling.

Neal Lauron

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.