Celina Animal Hospital

7100 Havemann Road - Celina, OH - 419-586-3109

Celina Pet Center

7121 Havemann Road - Celina, OH - 419-586-8688

Celina Road Animal Clinic

2015 Celina Road - St. Marys, Oh - 419-394-6233

  • Celina Animal Hospital

  • Celina Pet Center

  • Celina Road Animal Clinic

Welcome to Celina Animal Hospital

  The Celina Animal Hospital was started by Dr. Purcell Boise in 1952. While waiting for the business/home to be completed, Dr. Boise ran the clinic out of a room at Toms Insurance Agency. In January 1953 Dr. Boise moved the practice to Fairground Rd. and Frahm Pike where it stayed until the late 1960's. The orginal practice was roughly 85% large animal, 15% small animal. By 1960 the small side of the practice had grown considerably. Due to health problems Dr. Biose sold the practice and house in 1964 to Dr. David Miller.

  Dr. Miller practiced out of the house/business on Fairground/Frahm Pike until the late 1960's  when he purchased a farm from the Mendenhall's on Fairground Road.  He converted the barn so that he could practice out of it. In 1973 Dr. Ralph Hecht purchased the practice and in 1981 when Dr. Craig Miesse joined the practice Dr. Miller retired.

  Drs. Hecht and Miesse practiced out of the Fairground Road office until 1984 when they built the office on Havemann Road.They became incorporated in 1993 when they opened the Celina Road Animal Clinic in St. Marys. And in 1994 the Celina Pet Center was opened.

  We currently have 4 doctors, Ralph Hecht (owner), Craig Miesse (owner), Sarah Fennig, and Andrew Roth and 3 registered veterinary technicians, Nikki George, Kelly Sprague, and Pamela Freistuhler.

Calling Dr. Google

Calling Dr. GoogleThe number of households in the U.S. that currently own a pet is at an all-time high, nearly 73%.1 We care about our pets. I think it’s even safe to say that most pet owners love their “furbabies.” Yet, there’s been a steady decline in veterinary visits over the past decade and our pets’ health is suffering as a result.

Treatable problems are on the rise. Despite the availability of effective flea control products, the incidence of flea infestations in dogs and cats has been shown to be increasing, according to the BANFIELD® Pet Hospital State of Pet Health Report 2011.

There are increasingly more sources at our fingertips; so far, nothing has replaced a visit to the veterinarian.


As a pet owner, you might say, “Well, I know when my pet is sick.” However, this isn’t always the case; especially for cats, who are so skilled at masking illness. A veterinarian may detect problems that you cannot.



When a problem is discovered early and treatment is prompt, the outcome may be more favorable.5 If your cat is overweight, helping the pet shave off pounds might mean avoiding diabetes. Sadly, there was a 16% increase in diabetes cases noted in cats at BANFIELD hospitals from 2006-2010.



Consider the difference in the cost of a knee surgery for a dog compared to the cost for a human. The difference is that in human medicine, insurance usually covers most of the cost. In veterinary medicine, it’s you, the pet owner, which must bear the cost, except for those of you that have pet insurance.



While veterinarians remain among the most trusted of professionals, we live in an increasingly cynical society. Clients today are less likely to instantly accept a veterinarian’s recommended course of treatment. Owners often seek a “second opinion”. They may consult an alternative veterinarian (which is just fine), but increasingly they’re visiting “Dr. Google”.4 Some websites and blogs are great resources. Some resources actually do our pets a disservice. It would be best to check with your veterinarian for recommendations of reliable websites that may be informative and accurate.


Content provided by Steve Dale, CABC