About Stringtown Animal Hospital & Surgical Center
Dr. Ellie Scott purchased Stringtown Animal Hospital in 2004 with the goal of creating a pet care facility that is exceptional at preventing and treating illness. Prior to 2004, Dr. Scott worked as a Relief Veterinarian servicing many veterinary hospitals in central Ohio. She witnessed a large amount of variety in these facilities, but noticed the presence of two obstacles at every hospital. The first was a lack of communication with pet parents regarding their pet’s disease risks and how to prevent those conditions. The second was a lack of resources, whether financial, physical, or emotional, that were required when disease occured and treatment was necessary.
The foundation of Stringtown Animal Hospital was built upon overcoming these two obstacle. By focusing on the individual risks a patient has and the needs of the entire pet family, a pathway to healthier pets, happier clients, and affordable care is created.
We encourage you to interact with us. We want to know your expectations, needs, and concerns so we can develop a unique care plan, together as a team, that will be effective, affordable, and successful.
STRINGTOWN ANIMAL HOSPITAL
& SURGICAL CENTER
1320 Stringtown Rd. Grove City, OH 43123
Mon & Tues: 8am - 6pm
Wed: 8am - 8pm
Thurs & Fri: 8am - 6pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Communicate our Compassion, Knowledge, Skill, and Postivity, with every interaction, while showing our appreciation of the individual needs of every patient and client.
Meet Our Team
Dr. Ellie Scott
Veterinarian & Practice Owner
Dr. Scott graduated from the Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Upon graduation, she practiced in Cape Coral, Florida at a busy 6 doctor practice. Upon her return to Columbus she practiced as a relief veterinarian traveling throughout central Ohio. She enjoyed being able to adapt care plans based on the individual needs of patients. The benefits she witnessed prompted her to develop a care facility that focuses on educating pet parents and working with them as a team. She purchased Stringtown Animal Hospital in December of 2004 with this goal. She provides a unique care experience that quickly comforts her patients and their families. She enjoys surgery and providing individual positive experiences with each patient visit. Dr. Scott’s family includes two German Shepherd, Bunter and the most adorable Boston Terrier, Locee. She has a long term partner, Barry, that can often be seen helping at the hospital with his sidekick Frenchie, Sascia.
Dr. Jim Carter
Dr. Jim Carter grew up on a farm in Guernsey County Ohio and attended Ohio University for his undergraduate studies. He completed his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 1993. He is an avid conservationist and practices environmental protection for wildlife on his farm in Vinton County, Ohio. His gentle demeanor and compassion are a great comfort to his patients. Dr. Carter’s family includes his German Shepherd, Viggo.
Dr. Dermot Hutchinson
Dr. Hutchinson attended The Ohio State University college of Veterinary Medicine. He has a special interest in aquatic medicine. But that does not mean he lacks any passion for feline and canine medicine. Dr. Hutchinson is compassionate, fun, and exceptional in his knowledge of internal medicine. He is also a jack-of-all-trades outside the Vet field. He could be nicknamed “the helper” with the skills he has to lend a hand with deck building and any job that needs assistance. He is also musically talented and plays multiple instruments, including the ukulele. I would not be surprised if he serenades his significant other, Renna, and his feline family member on a regular basis. All around, Dr. Hutchinson is just one of those people you want to be on your team!
Dr. Kayla Briley
Dr. Briley attended the University of Rio Grande in Ohio before attending St. George’s University, School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, West Indie. She completed her veterinary course study in the School of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University. During her curriculum she was very active in many veterinary professional organizations as well as volunteering at hospitals. Her passion for knowledge and compassion for pets drives the excellent repoirt she has with patients and their families. Dr. Briley is also very athletic and played volleyball at the University of Rio Grande. She continues to participate in volleyball leagues around the columbus area. So if you see her playing, cheer her to a win. Dr. Briley’s family is composed of her husband and adorable Boxer, Riley, pictured above.
Dr. Mariah Cotton
Dr. Cotton attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the beautiful island of Barbados. She then completed her clinical veterinary studies at The Ohio State University. Dr. Cotton brings new ideas and skills to our team of doctors and her creativity and compassion are a wonderful addition. She has a special interest in feline care and is excited to improve our kitty and doggy patient comfort by leading us to achieve a Fear Free Practice certification. Fear Free Certified veterinary practices, veterinary professionals, trainers, and groomers care for both your pet’s physical and emotional wellbeing.
Dr. Candace Pieczynski, DVM. CERP. CVA
Dr. Pieczynski is originally from Buffalo, NY but now resides in Galloway, OH. Dr. She originally worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician after graduating from Medaille College where she received an Associate of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology. Dr. Pieczynski continued her passion for veterinary medicine and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2019. Her special interests include soft tissue surgery, ultrasound, integrative medicine, dentistry, and preventative medicine. She became a certified veterinary acupuncturist in February 2023 after completing the IVAS acupuncture course. In addition to small animal medicine, in 2013, Dr. Pieczynski became certified in equine rehabilitation from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pieczynski has a 4 year old German Rottweiler named Vanguard and a 1.5 year old German Rottweiler named Kaiser. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, reading, and traveling.
Regina Mayhugh, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician/ Practice Administrator
Regina has a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Education, Associate Degree in Digital Design and Graphics, and an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. Her vast educational background is matched by her experience as the Communications Director for the Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association and Technician/Office Administrator at the Bone, Joint & Spine Veterinary Hospital. She has exceptional organizational and problem solving skills. Juggling many tasks with a helpful and happy demeanor is a true gift to our entire team.
Client Relations Team Leader
Jackie graduated in 2010 with a degree in English from
Garland graduated from Bowling Green University in 2012 with a degree in Fine Arts and Graphic Design. He is the silent engine that makes sure the hospital has everything needed to take care of our patients. He is a parent of two Japanese Chin pups (not pictured), so he knows how important it is to have the right medicine available at an affordable price when it’s needed. Garland contributes so much to our team. In addition to all of his actual responsibilities he is always willing to help, always smiling and jovial and even brings homemade treats to keep our team energized.
Sherry Geyer, RVT
Lead Registered Technician
Sherry graduated from Bradford University with her Veterinary Technician degree in 2016. She works tirelessly to coordinate patient care and provide organization and structure to all areas of the hospital. Her and her husband, Jarod, share their home with two Beagles (her absolute favorite breed) and three kitties.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose
Stringtown Animal Hospital & Surgical Center
Our compassion for pets
Our knoweldge of pet health
Our individualized care
Our positive and skilled team
Our appreciation of you
Preventive (Wellness) Care
Our team will evaluate your pet’s lifestyle to determine what vaccines, food, heartworm preventive and testing will keep them healthy. Twice a year examinations allow us to guide you as your pet ages and needs change.
Our onsite diagnostic laboratory provides quick accurate answers when your pet is ill. Therefore, blood, fecal, and urine tests, radiographs, and ultrasound can be performed onsite. This results in immediate treatment and avoidance of higher costs of testing at specialty hospitals.
All of our surgeries are performed with the same supportive care that a human hospital delivers. Check out our Laparoscopic surgery options. Pre-anesthetic blood tests, intravenous fluids, continuous heart and respiratory monitoring, pain medication, and personal designated Registered Veterinary Technician for your pet are our standard of care.
Our Registered Veterinary Technicians go above and beyond to assist you with the care needed for your pet. Technicians are available onsite, by phone, e-mail and text messaging to answer questions and make sure you are comfortable with the care prescribed for your pet.