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Meet Our Team

  • Tammy Hickin
    Dr. Tammy Hickin graduated with a Bachelors of Science at Muskingum College in 1988, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.
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  • Justin Harris
    Dr. Justin Harris is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been working at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala since 1994 when he started as a part time veterinary assistant while a student at Watkins Memorial High School. Dr. Harris resides in Bexley with his wife and two children.
  • Joseph Crock
    I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in June 1973 and immediately started practicing out of my house at 65 South Main Street. My first two clients were Diane Kasler and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bonner. Nancy and I were ready to build a veterinary practice from the ground up the way we wanted it, with all the rewards of having done it by ourselves. We were also blissfully ignorant of some of the problems that stood in our way such as our lack of money. Some of my first patients were seen on our kitchen table which was actually a big wooden cable spool that I had stained and varnished. We couldn’t afford a dinette set. Just move the breakfast dishes and give Rover his shots. We’re talking hard times starting out in this veterinary work.
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  • Jodi
    Jodi started her career at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala in September, 2000. She is a 2001 graduate of the Columbus State Community College where she received her associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Jodi lives in Granville with her husband Ernie and their children Marshall and Mallory. They share their home with their cats Gus and Steve.

  • Beth
    Beth has been working at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala since November, 2002. She is a 2003 graduate of The Columbus State Community College where she received her associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She lives in Newark with her husband Jason and their children, Julia and Evan. They share their home with; dogs Ripley and Storm, cats Marvi and Willow, rabbits Chubbs and Pickles, tree frogs Stripe and Strippett, and anoles Sparkles and Evee.
  • Jenna
    Jenna is a 2006 graduate of Columbus State Community College with an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She started with us in February 2014 when she settled in Pataskala with her husband Chip and son Levi. They have three dogs, Lizzie a Yorkie, Stetson a Yellow Lab, and Frankie a Frenchie/Olde English Bulldog mix. In their free time they enjoy camping, hanging out with friends and family, Ohio State football, and doing things around their 6 acres.
  • Olivia
    Olivia started her career at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala in November 2015. She graduated from Columbus State with her associate's degree of Veterinary Technology in 2016. Olivia lives in Pataskala with her husband Zach and dog Roxi. In her spare time Olivia enjoys camping, boating, sewing, Ohio State football, and spending time with her family and friends.
  • Amanda
    Born and raised in Licking County, Amanda graduated from Columbus State in 2001 as a Veterinary Technician. She also has a bachelor's in Forensic Investigation and a bachelor's in Forensic Pathology. After living in Alaska for 6 years, she recently moved back to Ohio with her dog Rowan. In her free time Amanda enjoys reading, backpacking, sewing, and training Rowan as a search and rescue canine.
  • Megan
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  • Rick
    Office Manager
    Rick started his career in the veterinary industry in August, 1976 with Dr. Goldstein. Dr. Crock came into partnership in October, 1978. Rick's training is hands on and has seen numerous changes in the field since 1976. Rick had worked for two other family businesses and with his experience was hired on as Office Manager in March, 2006. His plans are to continue to work at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala indefinitely.
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  • Reagan
    Reagan started her career at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala in July, 1998 as a full time receptionist and went to part time after having her first child in 2002. She was born and raised and currently still lives in Pataskala with her husband Brian and two daughters, Ainsley and Avery. They share their home with 3 cats and a hampster. In her free time, Reagan enjoys learning about essential oils, reading, and spending time with family.
  • Kori
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  • Pat
    Veterinary Assistant
    Pat joined the Animal Hospital of Pataskala in 2010. She has worked in Veterinary Medicine since 1986. Pat and her husband Larry have been married for 33 years. They have four daughters, eleven grandchildren, and three great-granddaughters. They also have one child at home, Terra, a dachshund who thinks everyone needs to play with her. Pat enjoys camping, reading, sewing, scrapbooking, collecting thimbles and pumpkins, gardening, remodeling, and redecorating. She also loves watching crime shows and Star Trek, eating her husband's cooking creations,and Ohio State football!
  • Mindy
    Veterinary Assistant
    Mindy joined the Animal Hospital of Pataskala in August 2013. She was raised in Pataskala and currently lives in Nelsonville with her daughter Taylor, and 4 dogs; Bayleigh a Pitbull, Maggie a German Shorthair Pointer, Honey our clinic dog, and a new puppy Remington a beagle! She also has two cats Bullet and Smoke and a snake. In her spare time she enjoys extreme couponing! Ask her for some of her tricks!
  • Honey
    Front Desk Greeter
    Honey is our Clinic dog/mascott! She has been here since January of 2014 when she was dropped off in our fenced-in, pet walking area overnight. We attempted to find an owner and nursed her back to health, meanwhile Mindy fell in love with her! Mindy agreed to have partial custody and take Honey home every night with her for care, while the rest of us get to see and greet Honey every day at the clinic! Honey loves sleeping under the front desk, pulling the stuffing out of toys, getting too many treats sneaked to her, and greeting clients over the half wall!
  • Mow
    Office Cat
    Coming soon!

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For after hours emergency care, please access your pet's vaccine/medical folder for our doctors' emergency numbers or call :

  2. at 614-846-5800
  1. The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital
  2. at 614-292-3551.
  2. at 614-870-0480
  1. Diley Hill
  2. at 614-829-6444