Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Animal Hospitals 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
Ryan Burger
Medical Director

Dr. Ryan is a Willard native, a 1998 graduate of the University of Findlay, and a 2002 graduate of Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Burger's interests include breeding and showing Percheron Draft Horses and he is an avid sports enthusiast.

??He is interested in all aspects of veterinary medicine and surgery for companion animals, exotics, and equine. He enjoys spending time with his son and his horses.

Stephanie Ware
RVT Hospital Manager
Stephanie has been in the veterinary field for 15 years working as an RVT and Manager. She joined VCA in September 2020. She has had the pleasure to work with many different species of animals including large cats, bears, bobcats and gorillas. She received a heart transplant in 2016 and was right back to work as soon as the doctors would approve her! She is very passionate about her field and loves what she does!


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.

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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Our teams are united in our common purpose of taking care of the future of veterinary medicine.
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