Our Team

The friendly, professional staff at VCA Sawmill is made up of dedicated individuals who have made it their mission to help pets live long, healthy lives. To be true to this mission the hospital team relies on several individuals, where each team member is equally important in helping us deliver the best patient and client experience for both you and your pet.

And if things get very complicated, we are fortunate to have access to the nation's largest network of VCA veterinarians and board-certified specialists. In a word: TEAMWORK!

Teamwork is a constant in our daily practice. From the very first person you speak to, to the person who checks you and your pet out, our team of pet lovers works cohesively to create a warm and welcoming experience for you and your pet.

Want to join our team? Visit our Careers section.

Get to know us. Explore our staff biographies and learn about the people who make our facility an excellent choice for your pet care needs.

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Richard Beckett
DVM Co-Medical Director


  • B.A., Biology, Dennison University (1984)
  • DVM, The Ohio State University (1989)

Professional Experience:

Dr. Beckett initially focused on mixed animal practice in Dover, Ohio, then turned to small animal medicine and surgery in Dublin, Ohio. From 1998 to 2003 he worked at an emergency and critical care facility, where he served for two years as the lead trauma surgeon. In 1990 Dr. Beckett founded the first Columbus, Ohio area Animal Care Center with his father. He now serves as Medical Director for 3 VCA Animal Hospitals in Central Ohio; VCA Mill Run, VCA Sawmill and VCA Westerville East Animal Hospitals,...

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Allison Brys Pawlikowski
DVM Co-Medical Director

Dr. Brys received both her bachelor and veterinary degree from The Ohio State University. Her career started in small animal emergency medicine before she joined our practice in December 2012.  She has an interest in all aspects of veterinary medicine, but specifically in soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine. She works very closely with several of the Rescue groups through our hospital, especially Buckeye Bulldog Rescue. She takes an active role in organized veterinary medicine through OVMA. She has recently taken up the position of Co-Medical Director at our Hospital. She enjoys spending time with...

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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.


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