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Meet Our Veterinary Team in Upper Arlington, OH

At North Kenny Veterinary Hospital, we are proud of our team and the unique abilities each member brings to our animal hospital. Each individual strives to make vet visits as pleasant for your pet and as educational for you as possible. Find out more about each of our veterinary team members below, and be sure to make an appointment soon to meet us in person!

Our Veterinarians

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Dr. Bill Goode Practice Owner, Veterinarian

For Dr. Bill Goode, the veterinary profession allows him the opportunity to share his love of science while looking after the beloved companions of pet owners just like himself. Making a positive impact on the lives of families is the ultimate reward! Dr. Goode has been helping the pets and animal parents of the Columbus area here at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital for nearly 30 years.

Dr. Goode grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and was only a junior in high school when he first started cleaning kennels and assisting with clients at his local veterinary practice. After high school, he moved to Columbus to study pre-veterinary science and ultimately attend veterinary school at Ohio State University. He remained in Columbus after college and began his professional career at a nearby animal clinic. It wasn’t long before Dr. Goode was recruited to join the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital team—he jumped at the chance, and the rest is history!

The most enjoyable part of Dr. Goode’s job is diagnosing and treating patients that can’t speak for themselves. For him, exploring new diagnostic and treatment methods while keeping up on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine is one of the most exciting and important parts of his work.

Away from the clinic, Dr. Goode enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors. He’s also an avid traveler and loves to explore different cultures around the world. He and his partner of 26 years share their lives with three felines, all grey cats whose antics keep Dr. Goode laughing on a daily basis.

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Dr. Diane Ott Practice Owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Diane Ott adored all sorts of animals from an early age—it wasn’t long before she had read all of the animal books available in her local library. By the time she had convinced her parents to add a rabbit to the family, her mind was made up: Dr. Ott would become a veterinary professional!

Dr. Ott is originally from northern New Jersey and spent her undergraduate years in Pennsylvania. Next, she relocated to Ohio to earn her veterinary degree, graduating as a licensed veterinarian in 2004 and launching her professional career. When the opportunity arose for Dr. Ott to purchase half of North Kenny Veterinary Hospital, she jumped at the chance—she became a co-owner in 2010 and has been caring for the pets of Columbus here ever since. She has particular interests in geriatric care and physical therapy work, and makes it her mission every day to give each and every pet that she sees the same level of care she would want for her own animal companions.

Aside from her passions within veterinary medicine, Dr. Ott likes reading, gardening, and spending time with her family and pets. Along with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Ethan and Emma, Dr. Ott shares her home with several four-legged friends: Finn and Lizzie, both Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Fern, and English Cocker Spaniel. The family also has four lovable cats: Yoshi, Louise, Mrs. Whiskers, and Iris.

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Dr. April Bauer Veterinarian

Dr. April Bauer grew up on her parents’ farm in Chillicothe, Ohio, surrounded by cats, dog, horses, goats, and pigs. She and her brothers cared for them constantly, and it wasn’t difficult for Dr. Bauer to develop a passion for pets early on in life. As she got a bit older and started caring for animals in the 4-H program, her interest only deepened. For her, veterinary medicine was the obvious career choice!

Dr. Bauer attended Miami University to major in zoology, spending her summers off working as a veterinary assistant, before earning her veterinary degree at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She secured her first position as a licensed veterinarian at a busy five-doctor urban practice in Chicago, where she also spent a few days per month working at the local no-kill shelter.

After moving to the Columbus area with her husband to be closer to family, Dr. Bauer was thrilled to join the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital team in July of 2013. Medically, she’s fond of soft-tissue surgery, dentistry, and feline medicine. Dr. Bauer is also passionate about spay-and-neuter advocacy and frequently brings in feral cats around her home for trap-neuter-release work.

In her time away from the hospital, Dr. Bauer can be found reading, cooking, and exploring Columbus with her family. She and her husband have two young children, and also share their home with a lovable cat named Patty Cake.

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Dr. Jack Sullivan Veterinarian

Dr. Jack Sullivan graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2022. He is passionate about practicing evidence-based medicine and surgery, and is excited to begin his career in Columbus. Although Jack currently only cares for his fish and houseplants, he is an experienced puppy-sitter for his fur-siblings: Ares, a puggle, Kona, a Cavapoo, Franklin, a boxer Mix and Riley, a Labradoodle. Dr. Sullivan got his start in Veterinary Medicine working as an assistant and helping with research at the OSU Veterinary Center. He is now looking forward to treating patients as a veterinarian at North Kenny.

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Sullivan is a huge fan of Cleveland sports, as well as a lifelong Buckeye fan. He attended Ohio State for a total of eight years throughout his undergraduate and veterinary studies and rarely missed a home football game. Dr. Sullivan enjoys going to the beach as well as boating and kayaking on Lake Erie. In his free time he enjoys cooking, reading, perfecting his espresso technique and playing Columbus Rec sports with friends.

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Dr. Cory Brown Internal Medicine Consultant

Dr. Cory Brown always knew that he wouldn’t be satisfied working a sales or desk job. When the time came for him to choose a major during college, he thought back to one thing that he had always been passionate about--the welfare of animals. That’s when he made the decision to pursue veterinary medicine and use his skill set to better the lives of pets and their loving owners!

Dr. Brown is originally from Oklahoma and attended Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn his doctorate and become a licensed veterinarian. He went on to complete an internship at Auburn University as well as a residency in small-animal internal medicine at Purdue University. Next, Dr. Brown launched his professional career by working in several large, multi-modality specialty hospitals—including stints in a West Palm Beach, Florida facility and at Ohio State University—before making the jump into consulting work.

Dr. Brown consults for veterinarians across Columbus and surrounding areas to provide internal medicine specialty services, advanced imaging work, and second opinions for difficult cases; he’s been lending a helping hand here at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital for several years. His favorite part of the job is helping to diagnose an illness or condition early on, allowing for prompt and proper treatment to return an ailing pet to full health.

Away from work, Dr. Brown enjoys reading, continuing to learn new things (he’s in the process of learning Spanish!), and spending quality time with his family and pets. He has a young daughter as well as two animal companions: a rescued cat who is mean to everyone except him, and an aging Terrier mix who survived cancer and now expects copious amounts of treats.

Our Support Staff

Practice Manager

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Kyla Practice Manager

Client Care Representatives

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Morgan Client Care Supervisor

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Penny Client Care Coordinator

Veterinary Technicians

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Megan Registered Veterinary Technician

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Angie Registered Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Assistants and Students

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Allie Veterinary Technician Student

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Amanda Veterinary Assistant/OSU Veterinary Student

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Carly Veterinary Technician Student

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Hannah T Veterinary Assistant/OSU Veterinary Student

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Samantha Veterinary Technician Student

Staci - Vet Assistant

Staci Veterinary Assistant

Clinic Cats

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Kate Clinic Cat

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Freddy Clinic Cat