Our Staff

Dr. Dana King, DVM

A  graduate of the Ohio State University, Dr. King has been practicing at Northside Vet Clinic for nearly 40 years, where he continues as the sole proprietor.  Dr. King prides himself in providing state of the art care and treatment options for dogs, cats, pocket pets, birds, exotics, and farm animals.  Dr. King performs specialty surgeries, including ear cropping, debarking, and anal gland removal.

While he has devoted nearly four decades to veterinary medicine, Dr. King will tell you he hasn’t “worked” a day since graduation.  “When you love what you do, it isn’t work,” he says.  In fact, he volunteers his time as the Clark County 4H vet each year!  In his free time, Dr. King enjoys traveling with his wife, Judy, and piloting an airplane (he earned his pilot’s license a few years ago).

Fun fact:  Dr. King was in the OSU marching band and participates in the alumni march every year on opening day!  Go Bucks!

 

Dr. Jeff Schumann, DVM, MS 

We are proud to announce the addition of Dr. Schumann to our excellent team. Dr. Schumann is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, Wright State University, and the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his medical and surgical internship at Medvet Medical Center in Columbus. His particular interests are allergic dermatitis and orthopedics.

Besides his excellent medical skills, we are learning about his wicked sense of humor. In his spare time, Dr. Schumann stays busy with his family and athletics.

Fun Fact: Dr. Schumann is a published author! He has two published studies at Wright State University investigating house dust mites and storage mite allergies in dogs.

 

Dr. Alicia Griffin, DVM

Dr. Griffin originally hailed from Ashland, Ohio before entering the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. We are very excited that she has decided to stay in the area and join our staff. Her particular interest in small animals is general surgery, internal medicine, and preventative medicine. She also does large animal services, particularly equine.

She is an equestrian enthusiast who also enjoys running long distance.

Fun Fact: Dr. Griffin was part of a Showmanship Equestrian Team at the Quarter Horse Congress…they even silk screened her picture on t-shirts that year!

 

 

Dr. Maggie Stack, DVM

A graduate of the Ohio State University, Dr. Stack has been providing relief service to the staff doctors at Northside since 2006.  Her interests  include small animals, pocket pets, and birds.  She is passionate about controlling the population of unwanted pets, and spends much of her time spaying and neutering animals at the local animal shelter.

Dr. Stack is an equestrian enthusiast who owns 5 horses and practices the discipline of Parelli.  She values her time with her husband and 2 daughters.

Fun fact:  Dr. Stack is an accomplished agility showman with her border collie dogs.

 

Dr. Michelle Mack, DVM

Dr. Mack is another relief veterinarian at Northside. She fills in for staff doctors and provides some after-hour emergency care for the clinic.    Dr. Mack graduated from the Ohio State University. Her interests include small animals and pocket pets.

Fun fact:  Dr. Mack was employed by Northside before opening her own clinic.  She sold her own practice when she started a family and has recently rejoined the Northside family!

 

Veterinary Technicians

Our especially caring and dedicated technicians work side by side with the doctors to give your pets the highest quality care possible.   They are all graduates of credentialed veterinary technician programs and attend regular continuing education classes to maintain licensing.  The licensed technicians provide regular nursing care for hospitalized pets, administer and monitor surgical anesthesia, perform dental cleanings, fill prescriptions, and record medical information in patient charts.

Our tech assistants provide support to our doctors and registered vet techs.  Tech assistants work directly with your pets and provide such services as toe nail trims and cage care for hospitalized and surgical patients.  They also sterilize and prepare surgery packs and are responsible for stocking hospital supplies.

Amanda Delaney, RVT

Amanda began working as a tech assistant in 2004 while working toward her degree.  She has been a licensed technician since 2006.  Amanda’s favorite part of her job is educating clients to have happy, healthy pets.

 

 

Laura Paxton, RVT

Laura is a recent graduate of the Columbus State veterinary technician program.  Laura is passionate about helping animals, and hopes to teach owners the importance of good oral hygiene for their pets.

 

 

Lauryn Garberich

Lauryn is a Miami Jacobs graduate.  She began working at the clinic as a tech assistant while earning her degree.  Lauryn enjoys working with all animals, and loves to assist  Dr. King and Dr. Griffin on large animal farm calls.


 

Erin Bowling, RVT  

Erin is a graduate of Sinclair Community College.  She enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and 3 dogs. 
 

 


Jordan Ballard

Jordan is working on finishing her degree through Penn Foster.  Her dog,Olive, is su per silly, and is frequently featured on our Facebook page.


 

Tyler Eckurd, RVT

Tyler is a graduate of the Bradford School in Columbus, Ohio. She recently added a Siberian Husky to her family and has always been crazy about dogs.  Tyler's favorite part of her job is assisting with surgeries.  


 

Customer Service Representatives

Our friendly and caring customer service representatives are responsible for greeting clients and their pets as well as educating pet owners on heartworm prevention and parasite control.  They handle phone calls, schedule appointments, generate invoices, manage records, and process payments.  All of our receptionists have adopted animals from the clinic and have a soft spot for the bond between our clients and their beloved pets.  Our front desk representatives are:

Melissa

Amy

Mallory

Tiffany
 

Ann

Erin

Jenet


 

Office Administrators

The clinic’s office administrators handle inventory management, client receivables, monthly billing, staff scheduling, payroll, banking, human resources, and general office administration.  They are a huge part of the behind the scenes operations that make our clinic run so smoothly!  Our administrators are:

Judy King

Erin May

Meghan Dunn