About Our Staff

Regularly Scheduled Appointment Hours

Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Saturday – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Emergency Appointments

Any time 24 hours a day. Because our pets don’t always need health care during “business hours” we try to be available when you need us. You may call us 24 hours a day if your pet has an emergency. We will arrange for your pet to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

Our Services

The shortlist of our services is visible in the sidebar to the right, and we also have a longer complete list of veterinary services.

Our Staff

Donn W. Griffith, D.V.M., M.S.
Donn W. Griffith, D.V.M., M.S.
Sebastian & Sarah
Dr. Griffith received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Purdue University and his Master of Science in Zoo Preventive Medicine from The Ohio State University. Dr. Griffith is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and by the American Veterinary Chiropractic Association. Dr. Griffith has owned and directed the Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital since 1970 and Ohio Holistic Veterinary Service since 1985. Dr. Griffith served as President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association in 2007-2008.


Dr. Griffith spends part of his time operating West Yellowstone Veterinary Service, at the edge of Yellowstone National Park.  You can see his photographs of the Yellowstone landscape and wildlife if you click on “West Yellowstone Veterinary Service” on our home page.

You may read more about Dr. Griffith in “Our History.”

Carol Rader, D.V.M.

Dr. Rader received her undergraduate and veterinary degrees at The Ohio State University. An Upper Arlington graduate, Dr. Rader has practiced veterinary medicine and surgery since 1986 in Columbus and Cleveland.  She is the proud parent of several rescued dogs and cats. She enjoys sewing, beading, gardening, and traveling. 


Team Member since November 2012 

Margo, R.V.T. - Allie & KokoMargo, B.S.,  R.V.T.
Allie & Koko
Margo graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.  After four years of work in the engineering field, she decided to follow her heart, enrolling in Columbus State and earning an associate degree in Veterinary Technology. (She’s too humble to tell you that she was the class valedictorian.) Margo and her husband, Scott, are the proud parents of two dogs and two daughters. She enjoys movies, exercising, and camping. Margo is too humble to tell you, but she’s our resident champion triathlete. She competes in several triathlons each year, with very impressive finishes.

Team member since January 2005

Sandy, R.V.T., B.S. Microbiology
Sandy, R.V.T., B.S.
Andrew & BlackJack
As a student in a Cleveland high school, Sandy completed a two-year vocational animal care program.  She worked in a Maple Heights animal care center as a kennel caretaker/veterinary assistant for five years.  She attended the first year of the Veterinary Technician program at Cuyahoga Community College in Parma. and the second year at Columbus State Community College.  Sandy’s internships were at the Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital and Children’s Hospital in the Animal Research wing.  Later, she completed a B.S. in Microbiology from the Ohio State University.  Currently Sandy works as a Registered Veterinary Technician for us and for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.


Team member since 1993

Sandy, R.V.T., B.S. Microbiology
Barb, R.V.T.
Jib and Helmsly
Barb is a graduate of Upper Arlington High School. She also attended Columbus Technical Institute, now known as Columbus State Community College, earning an Associate Degree in Animal Health. She resides in New Albany with her husband Brad, black Labrador, Boomer, and cats Jib and Helmsly. Barb and Brad enjoy sailing on Lake Erie with their four children and one granddaughter. Barb has a long history of bringing perennials from her home garden to our yard at AMEH. She’s an avid gardener. We are grateful to have had Barb on the staff for all of her adult life!


Team member since June 1977

Gayle, B.S.
Gayle grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She graduated from the University of Utah, spent two years traveling the U.S. and Canada for Kappa Kappa Gamma, then met and married Dr. Griffith.  They have two daughters, two sons, and eight grandchildren.  Gayle wears many hats at AMEH, including administrative work and filling in where needed. Gayle has great admiration and appreciation for the talented and dedicated people who work here.


Team member since April 1977

Karen, B.S.

Karen graduated in May 2008 from Wilmington College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture and a concentration in Animal Science. She grew up on a farm in Hamler, Ohio. She and husband Tyler live in Mount Vernon with a dog, Remi, and two cats, Buckeye and Bandit. They are expecting the arrival of a daughter in September. Karen likes to scrapbook and cook. Karen is our staff champion of morale; she can always be counted on to spearhead the birthday celebrations with yummies from her kitchen.


Team Member since January 2009

John, B.A. John joins the team with great excitement and a team attitude like we have never seen. He’s really excited about helping clients to understand, care for, and love their one, two, three, and four-legged fur babies. A home-grown kid from Upper Arlington, John is a graduate of Otterbein University. He is a certified yoga instructor.


Team member since April 2016

Apply for Employment

We are always looking for great talent with a passion for helping pets. Please fill out our employment application, then email or call us to schedule an interview!

Contact Us

2527 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.
Columbus, OH 43235