NKVH Staff



Dr. William H.C. Goode

Dr. William Goode is a 1984 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He started working in a veterinary clinic in Cleveland during his junior year in high school, and continued nurturing his love for animals throughout high school and college. He is currently co-owner of the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital. Dr. Goode has a special interest in internal medicine and the importance of the human-animal bond. He feels it is our responsibility and privilege to help guide our animal friends through their lives with a healthy mind and body. Dr. Goode is currently a member of the American and Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. He also enjoys volunteering in the community to further the cause of animal health and well-being.



Dr. Diane Ott

Dr. Ott grew up in northern NJ, went to undergraduate school in Pennsylvania, and continued to venture west to the Buckeye State where she graduated from veterinary school in 2004. She served as the Medical Director for the past few years at another hospital in the Columbus area until she had the opportunity to fulfill her dream by becoming a partner at an established practice.

"I love being a veterinarian. My clients appreciate the individual attention that I give their pet and the way I treat each animal as if it were my own. Your pet deserves that level of care. Although I graduated in 2004, my education has not stopped there. I regularly attend Continuing Education classes to stay current in new technologies and improved treatment therapies for pets."

Some of her areas of interest include internal medicine, senior care, behavior, and dentistry. Her main goal is to provide you with excellent customer service while practicing high quality medicine and being there for you and your pet through every life stage. When not working, Dr. Ott spends her time running after two very active young children, caring for the animals around the house, and working with her husband renovating their old farmhouse.


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Dr. April Bauer

Dr. April Bauer grew up in Chillicothe, Ohio.  A love of animals was fostered from a young age by her parents and their willingness to let her keep every stray that wandered up to their doorstep.  The small family "farm" consisted of dogs, cats, horses, goats, pigs, and rabbits.

Dr. Bauer attended Miami University where she received her bachelor degree in zoology before attending Ohio State for her degree in veterinary medicine.  After graduation, she lived in Chicago and worked at a busy small animal hospital.  Dr. Bauer is a current member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. Bauer has a special interest in feline medicine, dentistry, and behavior.

Dr. Bauer joined the practice at North Kenny in 2013.  She loves being closer to family and is enjoying being back in Columbus with her husband and cat named "Cat."





Anna lives in Marysville with her husband and daughter. Her extended family includes 5 horses, 2 dogs, 2 indoor cats, 5 barn cats, and 1 rabbit. Outside of the veterinary field, she enjoys being a 4H advisor and is an active member of the Union County 4H Horse Committee. Anna has been at our facility for 21 years and looks forward to seeing familiar client faces on a daily basis.


Jill joined the North Kenny Veterinary hospital team as a registered veterinary technician after graduating from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in geography and environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University. Jill feels that becoming a veterinary technician was the best career move she has ever made. She loves working with animals and educating owners so that our furry companions live long healthy lives. In Jill’s spare time, she loves running, gardening, and hanging out with her family which includes her husband, daughter, and three cats.

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Nicole attended and graduated from the Vet Tech Institute at the Bradford School and is a registered veterinary technician.  She currently lives in the Lewis Center area with her two sons, husband, and fur babies - Zeus, a long haired Dachshund, and two cats named Neo and Mr. Cheeto.  In her spare time, Nicole enjoys sports, nature, and spending time with her amazing family.  She became a veterinary technician because of her love of animals and her desire to make a difference in the lives of the pets and owners that she encounters.

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Jessica is a recent graduate from a Veterinary Technician program in San Antonio, TX.  She has a B.S. in biology with emphasis in zoology and a minor in chemistry. She worked at Sea World and the San Antonio Zoo, which is where she first developed her experience and enthusiasm in working with animals. She has two animal companions: Lucky, a senior American Cocker Spaniel; and Tortilla, a Russian Tortoise.  She is excited and happy to have joined the North Kenny Veterinary Team.

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Claudia was born and raised in Upper Arlington, Ohio. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. Claudia knows how hard it can be for an owner and a pet to be separated while an owner is away. This is why Claudia goes the extra mile by giving every boarding animal extra TLC during their stay. To put it simply, Claudia loves all animals. So much in fact that she even donates her free time to volunteering with local animal rescue groups. When not working or volunteering, one of Claudia's favorite things is snuggling with her snoring pug Lucci and the rest of her dog and cat family. Claudia also enjoys swimming with her dogs and taking time out to observe wildlife whenever possible.

Animal Care Specialists

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Client Care Coordinators



Alisha and her family live in Westerville. Her animal family includes 2 chihuahuas, a West highland Terrier, a Jack Russell Mix, and five cats. When not working or taking care of all the children (furry and nonfurry), she enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.
Alisha is a feline fanatic. She recently achieved her dream of owning not one but two long haired orange cats with extra toes (polydactylism).



Penny is married and has two children. She has lived in the Columbus area her entire life. Her favorite things about working at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital is getting to meet every dog and cat that walks through the door and watching the sick animals leave healthy after receiving a lot of tender loving care. In her spare time, Penny loves watching movies with her family which also includes a toy Yorkshire Terrier name Kiersten.


Christy (Registered Veterinary Technician)

Christy’s love of animals started at an early age. In order to pursue her dream of helping animals, she joined The Swenson Veterinary Hospital Team as a receptionist in 1999. She quickly moved to an animal care specialist position while attending Columbus State Community College. She graduated with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 2001. Christy lives with her firefighter husband and two schnauzers, Jake and Erin. When not helping animals, she enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and celebrating her Irish heritage. She is an avid fan of the Blues Jackets.