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

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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 Miller, and Andrew Roth and 3 registered veterinary technicians, Nikki George, Kelly Sprague, and Pamela Freistuhler.

5 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Dogs 

  1. The origin of dog tags: Putting collars on dogs is an ancient practice, but dog licenses are much more recent. In the United States, at least, the practice is a little more than a century old, and it started in Cincinnati, Ohio. Charging dog ownerd to licence their pets caught on with other cities as well and was so common that by the time the American soldiers in World War 1 were issued ID tags, they reminded everyone so much of what dogs wore that they here humorously called "dog tags", a term that sticks to this very day.
  2. Guard dog on duty: The phrase "Beware of Dog" is so old that its Latin equivalent-"acave canem"-has been found on signs in Roman ruins. The word "watchdog" isn't quite do old; the first mention of it is by Shakespeare, the The Tempest.
  3. First-aid cream is better: The idea that a dog's saliva has healing powers has been around at least since the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose physicians believed it to be an antidote for poisoning. Later, St. Roch was often pictured with a dog licking a sore, reflecting the belief that the patron saitn of plague victims knew something about a cure and that his dog's saliva made him healthy. Modern medicine, no surprise, doesn't look kindly on such theories, And by the way: Dogs are attracted to open wounds because the serum from them is sweet.
  4. Doggie dreads: If you let the hair of Poodles grow, it will form dreadlocks. While not common, Poodles with "cords" do turn up at dog shows now and then, and they always sttract attention. While pet Poodles are typically kept in a short "puppy clip" and show Poodles are groomed for fluffy, big hair, there are breeds who cannot be shown competitively without their cords: the Puli and the Komondor. In Europe, the Bergamasco is shown not only corded but also matted, with what look like large pieces of felt hanging from his pelt. cords are impractical for pet dogs, which is why these breeds are oftern shorn of their distinctive coats when they're retired from showing. A few years back, a top-winning American Komondor was shaved down, losing 2,700 cords and 15 pounds in the process.
  5. Fleas aren't picky: When dogs have fleas, it's more likely they'll be what are called "cat fleas". As for cats, they're more likely to have cat fleas, too. There is a "dog flea", but it's nowhere near as common. The reason "cat fleas" are named after our feline companions is pure coincidence: They were found on a cat when they were 1st named, in 1834. And, yes, modern flea control from your veterinarian will control these heinous hitchhikers on both cats and dogs.