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Clinic Staff

Doctors:

Ralph Hecht, DVM

Ralph Hecht is one of the owners of Celina Animal Hospital. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972. He is currently a member of the AVMA, OVMA, Celina Lions Club, American Association of Bovine Practioners, Mercer Health Board, Chamber of Commerce, and he is a past represntative on the OVMA board. He enjoys walking, bicycling, yardwork including landscaping and maintenance, local sports teams, and Ohio State football. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Craig Miesse, DVM

Craig Miesse was one of the owners of Celina Animal Hospital. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. He was a member of the AVMA and OVMA. He was previously on the OVMA Board of Directors, and is now on the State of Ohio Veterinary Licensing Board. He was a life member of the NRA, and was a member of the Mercer County Sportsman and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Dr. Miesse had 1 dog and 2 cats. Outside of work, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, college football, and teaching Sunday School. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

Dr. Miesse passed away in June of 2021, but will always be in our hearts.

Andrew Roth, DVM

Andrew Roth started at Celina Animal Hospital in August 2010. He graduated from Ross University in 2010. Dr. Roth has a boxer and two cats at home. When not working he enjoys spending time with family.

Melinda Homan, DVM

Melinda Homan started working for Celina Animal Hospital in July 2016. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a member of the AVMA and AABP. She has 1 cat and 1 dog. She loves biking, reading, crocheting, playing scrabble, and spending time with her family and friends.

Registered Veterinary Technicians:

Nikki George, RVT

Nikki has been working for Celina Animal Hospital since April 2003. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College in 2003. Nikki is currently a member of the NAVT. She enjoys spending time with her husband, kids, family, and friends. Nikki has a golden retriever name Willy and a cat name Rainbow Dash.

Kelly Roth, RVT

Kelly has been working as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Celina Animal Hospital since November 2005. She received her degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College in 2003. Kelly is currently a member of the OAVT. She has 1 dog and 2 cats. When not working, Kelly enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends.

Bailey King, RVT

Bailey started working for Celina Animal Hospital in January 2019. She received her Associated Degree at International Business College and Vet Tech Institute in 2014. She has 3 dog and a 3 cats. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and running. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Emily Homan, RVT

Emily started working for Celina Animal Hospital in March 2019. She graduated with her Associates Degree from Bradford School in Columbus in March 2019. Emily is a member of OAVT. She has 2 dogs named Violet and Iris, and a cat named Delilah. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dogs.

Kendra Frey, RVT

Kendra started working for Celina Animal Hospital in April 2020. She graduated with her Associates Degree from Bradford School in Columbus in March 2018. She has 2 golden retrievers and a saint bernard.  In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and taking her dogs for runs.

Staff :

Susan Hecht

Susan has been with the Celina Animal Hospital for many years. Susan is in charge of the book keeping. When not working, Susan enjoys going to school functions and sporting events for her grandchildren and traveling to Arizona to visit family. She also enjoys watching sports with her family.

Tim Axe

Tim  started working at Celina Animal Hospital in June 1984. He is the office manager for the Celina Pet Center. Tim has a degree from Wright State University in organizational communication. He has a miniature schnauzer named Edna, that he loves dearly. When not working, Tim enjoys watching sports, boating, doing home improvements and just being outdoors.

Carol Smith

Carol Smith started working for Celina Animal Hospital in September 1990. She has 3 miniature schnauzers, an African gray parrot, and a greenwing macaw. In her spare time Carol enjoys shopping, traveling, and looking forward to retirement.

Cassie Vanover

Cassie has been working for Celina Animal Hospital since April 2001. She has training as a medical assistant. Cassie has 2 dogs and 1 cat. She enjoys spending time with family and friends when she’s not working.

Barb Wachauf

Barb has been with Celina Animal Hospital since October 2003.  She works out of our St. Marys office, Celina Rd. Animal Clinic. She currently has 4 dogs and too many farm cats to count. Outside of work, Barb enjoys cooking, baking, gardening, and spending time with her family and friends.

Samantha Knapke

Samantha started working for Celina Animal Hospital in June of 2020. She has a dog named Rocky and also has mini herefords. Outside of work she goes to college at Wright State Lake Campus. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Maggie Sovinski

Maggie started working for Celina Animal Hospital in September of 2021. Maggie worked for practice in Michigan for 4 years before coming to us.  She is very excited about learning about the beautifully take of Ohio. Maggie has a corgi name Brielle and a cat named Kyo.