Meet the Staff

Learn about the skilled team of experts who will help your pet live happy and healthy.

Dr. Abby Coppel
Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Coppel is originally from a small farm town in Northwest Ohio. She moved to Columbus in 2006 and currently resides in Westerville. She attended The Ohio State University where she completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science in 2010 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. Dr. Coppel has a special interest in preventive care, dermatology, endocrinology, dentistry and end of life/hospice care.

Dr. Coppel and her husband, Michael, married in October 2015. They have a beautiful daughter named Amelia and a sweet son named William. They also share their home with a golden labrador named Aiden, a fluffy Shih Tzu mix named Gunny, and one frisky feline named Toulouse. In her free time, Dr. Coppel enjoys yoga, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and Ohio State Football.

Dr. Coppel maintains USDA accreditation and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.

8 years of
Partnering through Educating
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Ashley Ontrop
Registerd Veterinary Technician

Ashley is originally from a small farming community in Northwest Ohio.  She moved to Columbus in 2005 and attended Columbus State Community College, where she graduated with her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.  She became a Registered Veterinary Technician in March 2008.


Ashley and her husband, Brad, married in May 2011.  They currently reside in Westerville with their beautiful, compassionate daughter Ava and a silly, red-headed son Luke.  They also have a Rat Terrier-Beagle mix furry child named Izzy.  Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, going on walks, water skiing and tubing, and participating in the Walking With Purpose Bible study through the church she attends.  Even as a small child, she always had a love of animals and is thankful she is able to show that love through the care she provides as a Veterinary Technician.

15 years of experience
Special Interests: Surgery / Dentistry
Lauren Wysong
Registered Veterinary Technician

Lauren graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in 2019, and became a registered veterinary technician in January of 2020. She currently resides in Heath-a quiet, rural community farther east of Columbus. She married her husband Brandon in December of 2021. And they live with a whole horde of pets including 2 golden retrievers named Nora and Emerson, a chihuahua named Teagan, and 9 cats with varying special needs and stories. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends, helping in the kid’s ministry at her church, and visiting different parks with her dogs. Lauren loves working with animals, and finds purpose in saving pets, and helping their people.

3 years of experience
Special Interests: Client Ed / Feline Care
Lori Hart
Customer Service Representative

Lori graduated from Ohio University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology in 1993. 

Lori and her husband, Kevin, married in 1994.  They reside in Sunbury and have 5 children – Lillian, Samantha, Benjamin, Vivian, and Grace.  They also have an active grandson named Phoenix.  In addition to their human family, they have 2 dogs – Jack and Chester. 

Lori enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.  Lori loves all kinds of animals and engaging with members of our community. 

25+ years of experience
Special Interests: Learning new things

Contact Us

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51 Middle Street Galena, OH 43021

Contact Info

Weekdays: 8 A.M. – 5:30 P.M.

Closed on Wednesdays & weekends


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