Avery Animal Hospital Location 4507 Cemetery Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
Call Avery Animal Hospital (614) 876-5641
Mon, Tues: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Wed, Thurs: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 7:30am -12:00pm
Closed from 12:00pm-3:00pm
on the 1st Wednesday of every month.

holiday hours

Emergency Emergency Emergency

Our Animal Care Staff

Veterinary Technicians

Lisa Owen

Lisa Flanagan, RVTG

Lisa was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  She attended Purdue University (1998-2002) for her Bachelor's degree in Veterinary Technology.  Lisa started working for Avery Animal Hospital in February 2002, and currently lives in Galloway, Ohio with her husband Tom and their son Owen. The Flanagans have a tuxedo cat named Gus.
Amanda Lockwood

Amanda Lockwood, RVT

Amanda (Mandy) was born and raised in Wapakoneta, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University in 1998 with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. In 2002 she decided to go back to school. Mandy graduated with honors from Columbus State Community College in 2004 with an Associates degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. She started with Avery Animal Hospital as an intern in 2003, and never left! Mandy and her husband Jason live in Delaware, OH with their 2 daughters Addison and Chloe, their kitty Sven, dog Sylvester and dog Comet.
Laura White

Laura White, RVT/Office Manager

Practice Manager

Laura White was born and raised in Berea, Ohio.  She received her Associates of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology degree from Columbus State Community College.  Laura started working for Avery Animal Hospital in 1991 as a Veterinary Technician.  In 2012 she became the Practice Manager.  Laura resides in Powell, Ohio with her 4 children Tyler, Mikala, Amanda and Maddie, 2 dogs Carly and Maggie, 1 cat Leo and Lilly the Guinea Pig. 
Alana Carpenter

Alana Carpenter, RVT

Alana graduated from Morehead State University (Morehead, KY) in July 1990 where she received her associates of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. She joined Avery Animal Hospital in January of 2000. Alana lives in South Charleston with her husband, Steve, and daughters Cora and Becca. They currently have one cat and two dogs.
Gretchen Latham

Gretchen Latham, RVT

Gretchen, graduated from Muskingum University in 1998 with a B.S. in Psychology. In 2008, Gretchen graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates of Applied Science, specializing in Veterinary Technology.  In 2015, she graduated from the Karen Pryor Academy‚Äôs Dog Trainer Professional course and is a KPA Certified Training Partner. She works with Dr. Vesper on our behvior cases and is now offering dog training at Avery Animal Hospital as well. Gretchen lives in Hilliard with her husband, two children, two dogs and cat.
Peyton Betsill

Peyton Nichols , RVT

Peyton graduated from Columbus State Community College in 2006 with an Associate Degree of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology. She joined the practice as a Registered Veterniary Technician in 2007. She teaches our Canine 101, puppy preschool and kindergarten classes. Peyton enjoys helping families better understand their puppies and their dogs. She shares her life with her husband Bryan and their dogs, cats, rats and pig. (Too many to name)
Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer, RVT

Laura was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. She attended Columbus State Community College for her degree in Veterinary Science. She started working at Avery Animal Hospital in September of 2010. She currently resides in Grandview, Ohio and has an American Staffordshire (crazy) Terrier named Rico.

Megan Bamberger, RVT

Megan is a Registered Veterinary Technician and received an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College. Prior to pursuing her passion for animal care, Megan graduated from The Ohio State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree of Science in Industrial Design. Megan resides in Grandview Heights, Ohio with her husband Mike, her daughters Maddie and Claire, Henry the dog and a clowder of cats.

Meagan Burwell, RVT

Meagan Burwell was born in Columbus Ohio and raised in Cable Ohio. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology, and began working at Avery Animal Hospital in July of 2017. Meagan now lives in Mechanicsburg and enjoys life with her husband Jeshua.

Front Desk Staff

Tricia Collins

Tricia Collins

Trish Collins was raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio and graduated from Boarding School near Boston, MA in 1996. She continued her education by studying Massage Therapy at The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in Columbus, Ohio and Canine Massage Therapy in Toledo, Ohio. Trish began working at Avery animal Hospital in August of 2005. She lives in Hilliard, Ohio with her partner Rusty and their 3 children. Trish loves working and helping each and every one of the clients at Avery Animal Hospital.

Carey Meeker

Carey Meeker

Carey is a Nebraska native who graduated from Iowa State University.  She joined the staff of Avery Animal Hospital in 2001.  Carey lives near Gambier with her fiance, Mike and their groundhog-cathcing golden doodles Knudsen and Indy. She enjoys spending time with her 4 children and their families, including 9 grandchildren.

Veterinary Assistants

Betsy Boles

Betsy Boles

Kathy Cordell

Kathy Cordell

Lisa Owen

Tyler Violi


Amanda Nofzinger


Ruthie Lamoureux


Jason Casillas

Channie Trask

Channie Trask

Mike Spencer

Mike Spencer

lauren hill

Lauren Hill

Kelli Flanagan