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

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.  The Flanagans have 1 Pembroke Welsh Corgi named Teagan, and 1 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, Mandy decided to go back to school to become a Veterinary Technician.  Mandy graduated with honors from Columbus State Community College in 2004 with an Associates degree of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology.  Mandy 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, and dog Sylvester.
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 and puppy preschool and kindergarten classes.  Peyton enjoys helping families better understand their puppies. She shares her life with her husband Bryan and their three dogs, Sheila, Sonora, Charolette and Karma.  She also has three cats, Zuzu, Fagan and Norman and a rat named Higgins.
Carla Council

Carla Council, RVT

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 Gradview, Ohio and has two American Staffordshire (crazy) Terriers named Molly and 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 with which she parcticed graphic design and international training with companies in Chicago, IL and Dayton, Ohio.  Megan resides in Grandview Heights, Ohio with her husband Mike, her daughters Maddie and Claire, Henry the dog and a clowder of cats.

Meghan Powers

Meghan Powers, RVT

Meghan joined the Avery Animal staff in 2006 as a receptionist and veterinary assistant. In 2013, she accomplished a long time goal, graduating from Cedar Valley College in Texas, with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology.   She earned this degree on-line while working as a full time staff member and is thrilled to continue her career as a Registered Veterinary Technician. She would like to pursue a focus on veterinary nutrition.  Meghan lives in Grandview Heights with her beagle-border collie, Max and her cat, Gil.

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, their 3 children, and their black Labrador Shelby.  In her free time she also coaches gymnastics.  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-catching golden doodle, Knudsen.  She enjoys spending time with her 4 children and their families, including 9 grandchildren.

Veterinary Assistants

Kathy Cordell

Kathy Cordell

Channie Trask

Channie Trask

Mike Spencer

Mike Spencer

Betsy Boles

Betsy Boles

Kelli Flanagan

Lauren Hill