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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


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.


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.


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


Kyla Practice Manager

Learn About Kyla

Kyla is currently our Practice manager but was a lead veterinary technician for 10 years with experience in practice management prior to coming to North Kenny. She has BS from New Mexico State University in Animal Science and is currently working on getting her license to be a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager.

Originally from Arizona, she grew up in New Mexico and moved to Ohio for her husband’s job and to find better opportunities in the veterinary industry. Kyla grew up with a passion for animals and working in different animal industries helped her acquire many species over the years.

Kyla and her husband currently have a Great Dane and 2 French Bulldogs! Denim, Lambo and Sooki.

In her spare time, Kyla enjoys reading, crafting and spending good time at home with her family. Although her most favorite thing to do is to travel! She and her husband love to explore beaches, visit different countries and learn about different cultures.

Client Care Representatives


Morgan Client Care Supervisor

Learn About Morgan

Morgan has been training dogs since she was only 12 years old. For her, animal care has been a part of life ever since she can remember! Morgan’s passion for pets simply never quit. She’s been a member of North Kenny Veterinary Hospital’s team since 2014 and is proud to serve the area’s pets and animal owners as the office manager.

Morgan grew up in Springfield, Ohio with her mother, sister, and plenty of family dogs. She volunteered with the 4-H program until she aged out of the organization at 18 years old, then headed off to college to study sociology. Morgan worked part-time at the local humane society during her collegiate years, taking a full-time position there after graduation. Next, she became a veterinary assistant at several nearby clinics before moving to Columbus to continue her journey in animal care. Morgan became a full-time veterinary receptionist, gaining even more administrative skills, until joining the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital family as the office manager in 2014.

Most of Morgan’s hobbies outside of work revolve around pets as well. She and her husband, Jon, live with two German shepherds: Thorne, who is currently working towards his Canine Good Citizen certification, and Dyson, who competes in conformation, nose-work, dock diving, and other activities. Morgan is also a 4-H advisor in two counties and helps to teach children to train their own dogs. In addition, she recently started teaching puppy classes at a training facility near her home!


Penny Client Care Coordinator

Learn About Penny

Penny always had a soft spot for animals while she was growing up here in Columbus. When the time came for a career change, she had a thought: Why not learn even more about the earth’s creatures while making a lasting difference in the lives of local families? North Kenny Veterinary Hospital was the perfect fit!

Penny previously worked in the software sales industry before joining the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital family in late 2007 as a receptionist. She hasn’t looked back since! One of the things that Penny likes most about her job is getting a behind-the-scenes view of the doctors’ amazing treatment procedures. Her favorite part of the work, though, is interacting directly with clients and their beloved pets every single day.

Penny and her husband, Rob, have two wonderful children named Tyler and Alyssa. The family shares their home with a Yorkie, Kiersten, as well as a calico cat named Chelsea. Together, they love to go boating and jet-skiing, visit amusement parks, fish, and have fun family picnics.

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Michelle Client Care Coordinator

Learn About Michelle

Michelle joined North Kenny at the beginning of 2023 but has always had a deep passion for animals. This includes having a multitude of stray cats that her mom could never turn down, being the hero to many beloved pets. Michelle also spent a lot of time on her aunt's farm where the love for animals continued to grow. She currently enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two kids.

Veterinary Technicians


Becky Registered Veterinary Technician

Learn About Becky

Originally, Becky is from the small city of Green, located in northeast Ohio. She always knew that she wanted to work with animals, having grown up with lots of different pets. She moved to Columbus after high school to attend OSU for zoology. After realizing OSU wasn't for her, a friend suggested enrolling in Columbus State for veterinary technology. She graduated from CSCC and passed the VTNE in 2017. She has been working as RVT ever since.


Jenn Registered Veterinary Technician

Learn About Jenn

Jenn is a Registered Veterinary Technician who recently joined our team in 2021. She graduated from Columbus State Community College through their technician program in 2018. In her spare time, Jen enjoys spending time in nature with her dog, Helo.

Veterinary Assistants and Students


Christie Veterinary Assistant

Learn About Christie

Christie always had a love for animals. She first studied at Animal Behavior College to become a dog trainer. She loved learning about positive reinforcement and clicker training. Eventually she decided that she wanted to further her love of animals and become a Veterinary technician and went to Columbus State Community College for Veterinary Technology and earned her associates degree. 

After she graduated she began working at a corporate clinic where she learned a lot and met many amazing people, but realized that her passion was in small, privately owned practices. This is why she joined NKVH and has been here since 2022. She loves the staff, how well everyone supports each other and works together as a team. She can tell everyone shares her love for animals.


Hannah T Veterinary Assistant

Learn About Hannah

Hannah is from Pittsburg PA and in Columbus finishing up her undergraduate year at The Ohio State University. She is majoring in animal bio-sciences on a pre-veterinary track. Hannah wanted to attend OSU because of their amazing animal science program and she has the ultimate goal of attending veterinary school. She has previous experience in wildlife rehabilitation and many hours shadowing different types of veterinary facilities which solidified my love and passion for animals. She joined the North Kenny Vet team to expand her knowledge and experience in the veterinary field and she feels as if it was one of the best decisions she has made! Hannah as a 2 year old rescue pup who was found alongside a highway near downtown in Pittsburg. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at animal shelters and soup kitchen, running, and conducting undergraduate research in the Entomology departmental lab.


Amanda Veterinary Assistant

Learn About Amanda

Amanda is a third year veterinary student at Ohio State and was thrilled to join our team in 2022. She has two cats at home, Thor and Freya, who love to cuddle and watch lectures with her. Amanda enjoys reading and distance running and has run two half marathons.


Molly Veterinary Assistant

Learn About Molly

Molly is currently a senior at OSU going into her 5th year to earn a bachelor’s degree in animal science/Animal Health. She has always wanted to be a veterinarian and started her career in vet med in 2018 with plans to apply for vet school within the next coming year. Molly’s goal is to become a veterinarian for exotic animals, specializing in big cats, but would be happy with seeing exotics in general practice. Molly currently has 2 cats, a ball python, and a White's tree frog. One of her favorite hobbies is art, which she has been doing for several years, favorite pieces being a series of Star Wars paintings I did for a tiki bar in Cleveland. Some of her other hobbies include working out, playing video games, and playing lacrosse.


Carly Veterinary Technician Student

Learn About Carly

Carly has always known that she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. She is currently a veterinary assistant while working towards her veterinary technology degree in hopes of becoming an RVT in the near future! She is always excited to learn and practice new skills. Carly has a few pets of her own. She has a Corgi named Marlee, a Bull-Terrier named Khaleesi, as well as 2 chinchillas named Pablo and Penelope. In her spare time Carly enjoys photography, going to concerts, traveling to new and exciting places, cuddling with all of her animals, watching movies, listening to music and going to hockey games!


Grace Veterinary Technician Student

Learn About Grace

Grace attended Ohio State University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology.
She began working at a feline only clinic in college which is where she realized her true passion, veterinary medicine and all things feline. After OSU she started to pursue her associates in veterinary technology and began working at NKVH.

In her free time Grace loves spending time with her golden retriever, Dexter, and her calico, Elsie.


Allie Veterinary Technician Student

Learn About Allie

Allie was born and raised in Columbus Ohio, she started out in human medicine, and decided it just wasn't for her. She always had a passion for animals, and at the time wasn’t sure where to start when it came to a career in vet med until deciding to accept a position as a receptionist at a veterinary hospital. Allie then decided to further her path into being a vet assistant and is currently in vet tech school. She has 2 pit bulls Diesel & Deuce, recently rescuing a Cane Corso named Denali . Her free time is spent with her husband & two kids going camping, riding ATV’s, fishing, and just being outdoors in general.


Nikki Veterinary Assistant

Learn About Nikki

Nikki is from AZ but has been in OH for quite some time now. She graduated from Columbus State with an associate degree in veterinary technology in 2012 and is currently working on getting her RVT. Nikki has always had a passion for animals and the veterinary field. Her spare time is spent with her family and 3 pets, being outdoors and/or reading.


Samantha Veterinary Technician Student

Learn About Samantha

Samantha grew up with animals from an early age. Her mother worked at a vet hospital, where Samantha would stay with her to care for the animals, growing her passion even more for the field. Her first position in the field was as a receptionist for a large clinic that saw small, large, and exotic animals. Samantha then became a kennel technician leading to a veterinary assistant position for many years to follow. She is currently in school to get her license to become a registered veterinary technician. Her free time is spent with family, friends and her two pets Aubrey her dog, and Poogie her cat. 

Clinic Cats


Kate Clinic Cat

Learn About Kate

Kate became a member of the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital family after she and her sister, Allie, were found raising six kittens together (much like the 1980s television show that inspired their names). It didn’t take long for Kate to have the staff well-trained—she’s been enjoying her position as official hospital greeter, ambassador, nurse, and overlord ever since!

Kate’s kittens have all grown up and started lives of their own with loving families. Kate, meanwhile, remains here at the hospital, where she likes cuddling the clinic’s visiting patients and forcing her staff members to pet her during meetings. She’s also fond of sitting on medical charts when someone is trying to write in them, stealing people food, putting her smell on the various pet carriers that clients bring to the hospital every day, opening bags of cat food to let her minions know that she doesn’t appreciate her “diet,” and relaxing on the surgery table’s warming pad when it’s unoccupied.


Freddy Clinic Cat

Learn About Freddy

Hi, My name is Freddy and I started working at NKVH in June of 2017. I’m very friendly and I love shoes and laying on peoples feet. I started working here because I decided to go out and wonder the streets one night and probably got hit by a car. I don’t really remember that night but I woke up and couldn’t really walk. My parents brought me here and found out I was very broken, I needed cage rest for 8 weeks and with my old home they really couldn’t do that so I came to live here. Over the course of the 8 weeks I worked my magic and made everyone fall in love with me. I even got Kate to like me and that’s impressive. So now I live here supurrrvising surgeries and appointments. If you see me walking around say hi and I might lay on your feet.