Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospital is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to the mission, the hospital team relies on several individuals, each equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet. And if things get complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

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paw Team Spotlight
Joseph Smith
Medical Director

Dr. Joseph Smith attended the Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship and became a 3 year starter and 4 year varsity letter winner as an offensive lineman on the Buckeye football team. He earned his Undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from the college of Agriculture where he majored in Animal Science. At Ohio State he achieved Academic All Big Ten and became Academic status his junior and senior seasons. Dr. Smith also received the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor Recipient as a senior. He was named the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete of the year in 1982. He bypassed the NFL draft when he was accepted to Veterinary School at Ohio State University where he graduated cumlaude and became a member of the Society of Phizela Honor Society in 1987. Dr. Smith and his wife of 34 years have 4 children and 2 dogs, Macy, a German-Shorthair Pointer and Miley, a Yorkiepoo. They are of the Christian faith and regularly attend White Oak Christian Church. Dr. Smith is the Medical Director at VCA College Hill Animal Hospital and is on the advisory committee of Great Oaks (Diamond Oaks) Veterinary Assisting program. He is also a member of the CVMA, OVMA, and AVMA. His special interests include orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and his hobbies include shooting sports, fishing, college athletics, bible study and gardening.

Nicole Burton
Hospital Manager

Nicole has been with VCA College Hill Animal Hospital for over 8 years. Nicole started as a receptionist and was promoted to Hospital Manager back in 2013. Nicole is a very caring person and wants the best care for the clients and their furry animal members. Nicole lives with her husband and 2 children. She has a yellow Labrador Retriever named Beretta, a Labrador Retriever mix named Ruger, the oldest of the bunch Peanut her cat and the youngest of the bunch Butterball her hamster. Her hobbies include outdoor adventures, bowling, and caring for her family.


Our veterinarians are a team of highly trained individuals dedicated to the health and well-being of your pets. Explore our veterinarians' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital an excellent choice for your pet's care.

Veterinarian Support

Our technicians and support team members are all gentle animal lovers who treat your pets with the compassion and respect they deserve. Explore our support team members' biographies and learn about the individuals who make our hospital such a good choice for your pet's care.


The hospital administration team consists of management personnel who oversee all staff members, hospital activities and the facilities. Together, they keep the hospital running smoothly, ensuring quality patient care and excellent client service. From the moment you check in, our administrative staff is here to deliver the best possible experience to you and your pet before, during and after your visit.

Client Services

We are committed to providing the best possible service and our Client Services team loves to exceed pet owner's expectations. Whether it's answering your calls, guiding you and your pet to the exam rooms or checking you in and out quickly, our Client Service representatives and Receptionists are dedicated to providing helpful client and patient support that raises the bar on customer service.

Pet Care Specialists

Just as we emphasize health, we also understand the value of providing a full line of care to our clients, which may include boarding and/or grooming services. Our team of caring and compassionate staff are here to offer your pets exceptional services that keep them feeling and looking their best while you're away.
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