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.
Sebastian & A.J.
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. He 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 is a Past-President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association.

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

Carol Rader, R.V.T.

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, B.S.,  R.V.T.
Marco, G & Juniper
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.

Team member since January 2005

Sandy, R.V.T., B.S.
Theo & Gina 
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. A busy mom to a son, a daughter, four German Shepherds and seven cats, she is also a breeder of German Shepherds.


Team member since 1993

Barb, R.V.T.
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 and their black Labrador, Boomer. Barb and Brad enjoy sailing on Lake Erie with their four children and two grandchildren. 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 Animal Medical & Emergency Hospital, but her favorite role is pitching in wherever needed at the hospital and having the chance to work with such talented and dedicated animal lovers.


Team member since April 1977

Karen, B.S.

Karen graduated 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, husband Tyler, and their daughter live in Mount Vernon with their dog, Remi.  Karen enjoys scrapbooking and cooking, and her favorite past-time is being a full-time mom to their two-year-old daughter. You will find Karen at our front desk two Saturdays each month.


Team Member since January 2009

John, R.S.
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

Beth, R.V.T.

Hunter Frobose is currently in her undergraduate study at The Ohio State University majoring in Animal BioScience as a pre-veterinarian focus. Hunter comes from a family farm in Pemberville, Ohio and has enjoyed working with animals her whole life. Hunter is a vet assistant and kennel technician for us here at Animal Medical and Emergency Hospital. 


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