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Pet Care Team

 

Our Doctors

Dr. Lauron

 

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. Kerr

 

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. Schnader

 

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. Reys

 

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 Team

Brandy

 

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

 

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

     Grace enjoys spending time with her husband, Steven, and Pit Bull, Hank. They enjoy going to local parks, breweries, and markets around Columbus.

     In her spare time, she enjoys coaching and playing softball, reading, and tending to her plants.

Katherine

 

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; Link and Ivan, one bearded dragon named Norbert, and three cats named Willie, Wonka, and Matilda. Katherine enjoys quilting, reading and volunteering with church activities.

Julia

 

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 her dog Stark and cats, Junior and Oliver.

Cortney

 

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 6 cats and 1 dog. 

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

 

Amanda

 

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 huamn medicine for many years. 

     When she isn’t cuddling the patients or helping their people she is at home loving on her human and fur babies.    

     She has one son, one daughter, and two rotten kitties. 

     Spending time with her family is her favorite! In her spare time, she enjoys all things Disney, adult coloring books, reading, and watching football!

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Katie Anderson

Client Care Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

 

Daniel Lauron

Veterinary Assistant

Daniel

 

Zachary Lauron

Veterinary Assistant

Zach

 

Erin Kodger

Veterinary Assistant

Erin

 

Audra Barker

Veterinary Assistant

Audra

     Daniel started working at Concord Chapel ​Animal Hospital in December 2019. 

     Daniel's furry family consists of 5 cats and a big ol' bulldog, Reggie. 

    He is a graduate of Grove City Christian High School and Southern New Hampshire University. In high school, he was part of the band program and the rifle team. He is now using his English and Writing degrees to pursue his ultimate goal of becoming a published writer.

     Daniel served in the United States Army as an infantryman for 5 years.

     He spends his free time helping the GCCS marching band and working private security.

Carissa

 

Carissa Hunt

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

Hannah

     Erin is a pre-vet student completing her undergraduate degree 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. She also lives with two cats at school, Leo (pictured) and Opie.

 

Jae Smith

Veterinary Assistant

Jae

     Audra is a 2019 graduate of Grove City High School and is currently enrolled in 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 4 dogs, Ari, Rylee, Lyza, and Zeus, and also has 4 cats, Tiny, Chad, Moo, and Chip. She has also added fish and plants to her growing family.

     In her free time you can find Audra at the dog park, in downtown Chillicothe, or at her younger brother's travel baseball games!

 

Alexa Johns

Veterinary Assistant

Alexa

 

Delaney Hester

Veterinary Assistant

Delaney

Delaney is a 2024 graduate of Grove City High School. She will be attending the Ohio State University and plans to enroll in the pre-veterinary program. She has two cats, a bulldog, and a gecko. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her pets! 

Olivia is a 2023 graduate of Grove City High School. She is currently enrolled at Columbus State Community College pursuing her Associate of Biology. She hopes to continue her education at Miami University and study zoology.

In her spare time, she loves to play hockey, go to concerts, go to the zoo and play with her pet hamster, Pipsqueak.

 

Lolipop

Clinic Cat

Lollipop

     Carissa is a 2023 graduate of Grove City Christian. She currently is attending Columbus State Community College and is working towards her Veterinary Technology degree.

     Carissa has always loved dogs! She has her own dog, Mack, a 55lb boxer mix! She also has a much smaller pet hamster named Feta.

     In her spare time she coaches volleyball. She also loves to take her dog on "adventures" to the metro park or to the ice cream shop!

     Hannah has been a Veterinary Assistant for 5 years and is currently enrolled in school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.

     She has 3 mutts, a couple kitties, and a noble steed. She has a personal interest in animal behavior and loves making our patients feel as comfortable as possible.

     In her free time she enjoys traveling, game nights with friends, and exploring on horseback.

 

Breah Norris

Veterinary Assistant

Breah

 

Brock Conroy

Veterinary Assistant

Brock

     Brock is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education.

     Brock has previously worked in the field of education and as a high school coach. Due to Brock’s love for his 2 dogs, Bain and Boz, he has recently decided to use his science background to pursue a career in Veterinary medicine.

     In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors hunting and fishing as well as spending time with family.

    Breah is a 2020 graduate of Westfall High School and is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician program. She has a Newfoundland named Freddy and a yellow tabby named Stanley.

     In her free time, Breah enjoys gardening, spending time outdoors, and playing her guitar. She plans to own a small farm in the near future.

Jae has been on staff at CCAH for over a year now, but CCAH has always been a special place to him by being his family veterinarian over the years. Jae has one dog of his own, a goldendoodle, named Amara. Jae is a proud hufflepuff. When he is not working at the clinic, he enjoys gaming and spending time with Amara.

 

Addison Nieukirk

Veterinary Assistant

     Addison is a 2020 graduate from Grove City High School and is currently figuring out her path but knows she wants to do what she loves which is working with animals.

      Ever since she was a child she knew that what she wanted to do was work around animals and help in any way she can. With a new dog of her own named Pax, a German shepherded Mix she can't wait to see what her future holds. 

     When Addison is not working, she enjoys reading, going on adventures with her pup and continuing her side hobbies of painting and drawing for her Etsy page. 

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     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. 

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Olivia Seckman

Veterinary Assistant

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Jayden Evans

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Elizabeth O'Keefe

Veterinary Assistant

Bio coming soon!

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Phone

614 • 871 • 1111

614 • 578 • 0275

     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.

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  • Mon      8AM - 8PM
  • Tues      8AM - 7PM
  • Wed      8AM - 7PM
  • Thurs     8AM - 8PM
  • Fri           8AM - 7PM
  • Closed on Saturday & Sunday 

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