Husband and wife team, Dr. John Worman and Dr. Paula Marrie, purchased Gahanna Animal Hospital in 1981. The original building had a treatment room/laboratory, hospital ward, a small pharmacy, surgical room, and two exam rooms. As the hospital began to grow, expansion became a necessity. The hospital underwent a major renovation in 1994 and again in 2005, resulting in our current full-service animal hospital. The facility now has a large treatment area, fully stocked pharmacy, in-house laboratory, hospital ward, isolation room, intensive care unit, surgical suite, grooming facility, doggie daycare area, large boarding facility and seven exam rooms. The boarding facility is equipped with extra-large runs, indoor/outdoor runs and pet suites with beds and a TV!
Gahanna Animal Hospital now has eight associate veterinarians in addition to the owners. The hospital offers full-service wellness care, vaccinations, internal medicine diagnostics, hospitalization, intensive care, radiology, in-hospital laboratory, mobile ultrasound, allergy testing, acupuncture,
Dr. John Worman
Dr. John Worman and his wife, Dr. Paula Marrie, have owned Gahanna Animal Hospital since 1985 and have successfully built a full-service animal hospital offering a high level of quality care and compassion.
Dr. Worman, a Gahanna native, graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. In addition to being highly skilled in internal medicine, Dr. Worman is knowledgeable in orthopedic care, ear crops, and reproductive procedures. He also treats pocket pets, such as rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, and ferrets.
Dr. Paula Marrie
Dr. Marrie graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Though Dr. Marrie is not currently practicing medicine, her primary role is handling the business needs of Gahanna Animal Hospital. She contributes to the community by educating elementary and middle school children about animal safety through a program called Safety Town.
Dr. Kristy Clay
Dr. Kristy Clay has been with Gahanna Animal Hospital since 1996. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University. She is a very knowledgeable small animal veterinarian. Dr. Clay also treats pocket pets and has extensive training in behavior.
She is on the city parks and recreation dog park advisory board.
Dr. Debbie Riebel
Dr. Riebel has been with Gahanna Animal Hospital since 1992. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in 2003, and has been an exceptional doctor at the hospital ever since.
Dr. Nancy Rich
Dr. Nancy Rich has been with Gahanna Animal Hospital November of 1989. She is a graduate of Purdue University. She specializes in the reproduction of AKC registered breeds as well as O.F.A. procedures. She also treats rabbits, ferrets, and pocket pets.
She enjoys surgery and is exceptional in internal medicine. She is also the primary veterinarian for Columbus Cocker Rescue. She shows and breeds Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Dr. Cate Drost
Dr. Cate Drost received her D.V.M. from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. She has resided in Columbus since 2000 and began her journey at Gahanna Animal Hospital in January 2002, and has been a cherished addition to our doctoral team ever since. Along with routine veterinary knowledge and experiences, Dr. Cate is passionate about small animal wellness and medical management, integrative medicine, nutrition, and essential oil therapy.
Dr. Drost and her family live just outside of Columbus on a 200-year-old farm with many different animals of all sizes. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, house restoration, and equine activities and dressage.
Dr. Joy Harkins
Dr. Joy Harkins has been with Gahanna Animal Hospital since 2004. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University and also has a Masters degree in Physiology from North Carolina State University. In addition to treating client’s pets, she also participates in the treatment and surgery of animal rescue groups. She is a dedicated and compassionate small animal veterinarian.
Dr. Deborah Rausch
Dr. Deborah Rausch, originally from North Canton, came to Columbus in 1985. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Ohio State University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Rausch has been a valued team member at Gahanna Animal Hospital since May 2002. In addition to her years of general veterinary medicine experience, her special interests include feline medicine and extended dental training (radiology and extractions) for feline and canine patients, which she has attended continuing education courses for.
Dr. Rausch and husband of over 20 years, David, have a teenage son, Nate, a rescue Greyhound, Jack, and a rescue cat, Earl. Her hobbies include playing piano, creating art, horseback riding, camping, home decorating and gardening.
Dr. Joe Wolf
Dr. Joe Wolf, a native of Columbus, graduated from OSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981, along with classmate Dr. John Worman. After a brief two year period practicing at a small animal practice just outside of Los Angeles, Dr. Wolf returned to Ohio where he had the opportunity to open a small animal practice in Cincinnati. After 26 years in practice, Dr. Wolf returned to Columbus to help manage his family’s real estate interests in 2010.
Dr. Wolf now practices exclusively at Gahanna Animal Hospital as a part-time veterinarian and has been with us for the past two years. He is essentially our “support vet” when we need extra help. Dr. Wolf’s veterinary interests include surgery and reproductive medicine. In his spare time, you can find him on the golf course or scuba diving.
Dr. Jason Worman
Jason comes to us with a lifetime of experience, due to his parents already being established doctors of veterinary medicine and owners of Gahanna Animal Hospital.
Dr. Jason Worman expanded his experience and knowledge by attending 4 years at The University of Miami and 4 years at OSU Veterinary College.
We are proud to have him and would like for you to join us in celebrating his arrival and welcoming him to our team!