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Best Veterinarians in Columbus, OH

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Columbus Veterinarians on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Columbus, OH 43220

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4.5 (31)
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4.8 (14)

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The Northarlington Animal Clinic is a private Columbus veterinary practice jointly owned by Dr. Marya Teders and Dr. Josh Teders. The husband-and-wife team offers preventive treatments, surgical care, and dental services, as well as prescription medications. Boarding and grooming are available.

Columbus, OH 43207

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4.5 (10)

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At Obetz Animal Hospital, a Columbus provider of veterinary care, Dr. John Gatens and Dr. Nicole Waidelich help cats and dogs from the city and its suburbs. The practice performs X-ray and ultrasound diagnostics, radiology, routine wellness exams, and advanced surgical procedures.

Columbus, OH 43240

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4.6 (33)
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3.0 (23)

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Dr. James Carlson, DVM is the owner and leading practitioner of Lifetime Pet Wellness Center, a veterinary practice based in Columbus. The clinic takes a holistic approach to pet healthcare, providing both conventional treatment options, such as surgeries and routine procedures, in addition to alternative treatment options, including acupuncture, laser therapy, alpha-stim therapy, and homeopathy. Lifetime Pet Wellness Center is an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association and has been certified by the American Association of Feline Practitioners as a Cat Friendly Practice.

1515 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221

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5.0 (113)

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Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital serves fur parents in and around Columbus. The facility addresses household pets' health and wellness needs by offering various services. These include performing annual exams, screening for parasites, administering vaccinations, and handling pain management, as well as conducting dental surgery. Its team of veterinarians utilizes ultrasonography and digital radiography to diagnose and treat acute and chronic liver disease, gastric ulceration, and diabetic ketoacidosis. The hospital has an accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association.

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Dublin, OH 43017

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4.5 (18)

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Riverside Drive Animal Care Center, with more than 25 years of history as a Columbus Metro veterinary practice, provides medical and surgical treatments to cats and dogs. The clinic is based in Dublin and has been accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association. The practice’s veterinary doctors, assistants, and technicians are particularly experienced in providing quality-of-life services to aging pets.

Columbus, OH 43232

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5.0 (29)
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5.0 (14)

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Berwick Animal Clinic, located in Columbus, is a veterinary healthcare center with three doctors on its staff. Dr. Joe Bando, a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine, joined the clinic in 2012. Dr. Katie Huter, who also received her DVM from the Ohio State University veterinary program, joined the practice in May 2015. Services include dental care, emergency treatments, and end-of-life care, including euthanasia and other measures to ensure comfort.

Columbus, OH 43206

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4.9 (15)

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German Village Veterinary Hospital, located in Columbus, is an animal hospital with canine and feline patients from all over the city and the neighboring municipalities. The clinic, which has been operating for more than five decades, offers vaccinations, microchipping, spaying/neutering, and other routine procedures, in addition to more specialized surgical care, including mass removals, cystotomies, and corrective orthopedic surgeries.

Columbus, OH 43228

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4.5 (19)

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Georgesville Road Animal Hospital, a Columbus provider of pet medical and dental care, can help animals who are in need of emergent, urgent, or preventive care. The staff can treat dogs, cats, rabbits, and pocket pets. Grooming and boarding service options are also available.

Columbus, OH 43212

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (11)

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Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center, a Columbus veterinary clinic, exclusively treats feline patients. Services include dental care, surgeries, vaccinations, and pain management. Dr. Janet Cohn, the practice’s veterinary doctor, is board-certified in Feline Practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. The American Association of Feline Practitioners has rated Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center as a Gold Level Cat-Friendly Practice.

Columbus, OH 43220

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4.0 (23)
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5.0 (3)

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North Kenny Veterinary Hospital, opened in Columbus in 1958, treats pets from all over the city and the surrounding areas. Dr. April Bauer, Dr. Diane Ott, and Dr. William H.C. Goode offer preventive treatment options, such as vaccinations, in addition to advanced surgical care. The clinic does not provide emergency care.

Columbus, OH 43232

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4.5 (2)
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4.9 (1)

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The Vet Clinic East is an animal hospital in Columbus that focuses on providing pets from the city and the surrounding areas with diagnostic, surgical, and quality-of-life services. Dr. Wendy Powell, Dr. Rita Bhatnagar, and Dr. Sarah Bowers lead a team of qualified dental assistants and technicians. Pet owners may take advantage of the clinic’s convenient boarding, grooming, and bathing services.

Columbus, OH 43214

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4.0 (37)
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4.8 (1)

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Beechwold Veterinary Hospital has been helping the Columbus Metro area’s cats and dogs for more than six decades. The practice, based in the Clintonville neighborhood, comprises nine veterinary doctors from various schools and professional backgrounds. Altogether, the team is qualified to perform myriad procedures, including reproductive services, laser surgery, blood transfusion, ultrasound, and stem cell regeneration. Beechwold Veterinary Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association.

Columbus, OH 43229

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5.0 (11)
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5.0 (5)

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Morse Road Veterinary Clinic is a Columbus-based animal hospital that has been helping pets since 1979. The clinic’s veterinarian is Dr. Michael VerHage DVM has earned high praise from pet owners for his kindness and his quick, thorough work.

Powell, OH 43065

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5.0 (24)
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4.0 (8)

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Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, founded in 1983, treats pets from throughout the Columbus area. Dr. Rex Riggs, who joined the practice in 1988, now acts as the principal veterinarian. Dr. Riggs is an alumnus of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and leads a team of four other pet healthcare practitioners. Services include routine health examinations, vaccinations, dietary counseling, diagnostic care and therapeutic services, dental work, and emergency care.

Columbus, OH 43214

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4.0 (22)
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4.3 (1)

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Knapp Veterinary Hospital, a Columbus Metro area animal medical center, is the private practice of Dr. Paul H. Knapp, DVM. Dr. Knapp, an alumnus of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has been practicing since 1961. He served in leadership positions in the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Alumni Association, the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

Columbus, OH 43235

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4.8 (41)
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3.5 (21)

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Animal Care Unlimited is a Columbus animal hospital that diagnoses and treats pets’ dental and medical problems. Services include routine wellness exams, nutritional counseling, and surgical procedures. Dr. Jamie Bobulsky, who earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University, serves as the clinic’s Medical Director. On-site at Animal Care Unlimited is the Ohio Wildlife Center.

Compare our Top Veterinarians

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Northarlington Animal Clinic
Obetz Animal Hospital
Lifetime Pet Wellness Center
Upper Arlington Veterinary Hospital
1515 W Lane Ave, Columbus, OH 43221
Riverside Drive Animal Care Center
Berwick Animal Clinic
German Village Veterinary Hospital
Georgesville Road Animal Hospital
Purrfect Care Feline Medical Center
North Kenny Veterinary Hospital
The Vet Clinic East
Beechwold Veterinary Hospital
Morse Road Veterinary Clinic
Best Friends Veterinary Hospital
Knapp Veterinary Hospital
Animal Care Unlimited

FAQs

  • Introduction

    If you're a pet owner, you're probably familiar with companion animal veterinarians. This type of vet is a general practitioner who provides preventative care, diagnosis, treatments, and surgical services for dogs, cats, and other common pets. Some vets specialize in the care of exotic animals, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and pocket pets. There are veterinarians for livestock and large animals, too. These vets focus on providing care for cattle, horses, pigs, and other animals on the farm.

    Veterinarians can choose to specialize in areas such as nutrition, oncology, cardiology, and many others. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) currently recognizes more than 40 fields of study and 22 veterinary specialist organizations nationwide.
  • How often should I bring my pet in for an exam?

    This depends on the age of your pet. Ideally, puppies should have their first vet visit between six to eight weeks old, and kittens should see the vet within one week of bringing them home. Healthy adult animals need a checkup once per year. Vets recommend two exams per year for senior pets (age 10 and up).

  • What are the benefits of having my pet spayed or neutered?

    Aside from preventing unwanted pregnancy, sterilization has other benefits for pets. Spayed females won't go into heat, and they have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer and mammary gland tumors. Neutering males reduces aggressive behavior, territorial marking, and roaming urges. It also eliminates the possibility of testicular cancer and can reduce the chance of prostate disease.

  • Should my pet be on heartworm medication?

    Dogs are very commonly affected by heartworm disease, so they should be on medication to prevent it all year long. Heartworm preventatives are available as topical “spot-on” medications, monthly chewable pills, and injections that are given every six to 12 months. Heartworms are less common in cats, but preventative medication is still recommended.

  • How often should my pets be vaccinated?

    In general, puppies and kittens need several types of vaccines every three to four weeks until they're 16 weeks old. Depending on the vaccine, your pet might need a booster shot every one to three years. Pets that are indoors-only may require fewer and less frequent vaccinations.

  • Are you supposed to brush your dog’s or cat’s teeth?

    Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental disease in animals as young as two to three years of age. To help prevent this, vets recommend that you brush your pet's teeth at least two to three times a week. Dogs and cats should also have a professional dental cleaning once per year.

  • Is it safe for my cat or dog to be vegan?

    According to the ASPCA, cats need a diet that's high in protein and taurine, which can only be found in meat and other animal products. They also struggle to digest carbohydrates from plants. Dogs can eat plants, but it's difficult to provide adequate nutrition for them on a vegan diet.