We are more than a team; we are a family—a family that loves and respects each other and feels blessed to serve your family of pets.
Who We Are
Springboro Veterinary Hospital is a family-owned veterinary hospital. For almost 40 years, Springboro Veterinary Hospital has operated as a full-service pet care facility. They were among the first in the country to offer a full-service facility of boarding, grooming, daycare, and pet supplies, along with a highly skilled veterinary hospital.
Since 1981, Springboro Veterinary Hospital has focused on the human-pet bond. They understand the love between people and their pets. They know your pet is your family. And your family deserves the best veterinary care possible.
They also understand the love between a veterinary hospital and their local community. They adore Springboro, Ohio. They would say they are passionate about Springboro and the surrounding area. That is why you might hear them refer to themselves as your hometown vet!
Dr. Gary Beall, Medical Director
Dr. Beall received his bachelor’s degree in microbiology as well as his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the AVMA, OVMA, MVVMA, CVM, the Lions Club, and Knights of Columbus. He has been married to his wife, Julie, for over 40 years, and they have two children, Nicole and Chip. Dr. Beall has practiced veterinary medicine and lived in Springboro for over 40 years and attends Wellspring Church in Springboro. He is a loyal supporter of the St. Mary’s soup kitchen and passionate about nonprofit organizations in Springboro, Ohio. He loves being a Springboro veterinarian. He feels like he is the luckiest person on earth to care for “God’s beautiful animals.” When he is not at the hospital, you will find him in his barn or working in the garden.
Dr. Gary James Beall (Dr. Chip)
Hobby: Being a dad
Born and raised in Springboro, this young man returned home after 10 plus years of higher education. Dr. Gary James Beall, better known now as Dr. Chip, joined his father, Dr. Gary Beall, at Springboro Veterinary Hospital in June 2018.
Dr. Chip is truly a hometown boy. He was born at Kettering Hospital and was brought home to his parents’ residence on the Historic South Main Street. He and his sister, Nicole, spent all 12 years in the Springboro school system. He credits his education in Springboro as helping him achieve his dream of being a veterinarian. He speaks fondly of the Springboro Schools, the teachers, and his coaches. It is one of the reasons he is returning.
Dr. Chip was active in football and wrestled 12 years for the Springboro Schools. He served as captain of both the football and the wrestling teams. He was a state wrestling qualifier for several years. According to Dr. Chip, wrestling taught him self-discipline and dedication, both of which helped him get through the rigorous and challenging years of veterinary school. “Veterinary school was demanding, extremely difficult, but to be at one of the top veterinary facilities in the world was extremely interesting. But more than that, it was an honor. I never took that for granted.”
After graduating from high school, Dr. Chip attended the University of Tennessee, where he earned a business degree in supply chain management and marketing. During his time at Tennessee, he knew deep in his soul he wanted to be a veterinarian. When he graduated from Tennessee, he began the long journey of taking science courses, allowing him the opportunity to apply for veterinary school. In 2014, he was accepted to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, one of the top five veterinary schools in the country and one of the most competitive admission processes in the world.
Chip loves his family and his dog, Dusty, and is looking forward to raising his family in Springboro, Ohio.
Hobby: Hanging out with his daughter, Everly
We love Dr. Ward! We use Dr. Ward for our personal pets, too.
A native of Owensboro, Kentucky, Dr. Ward attended the University of Kentucky, where his undergraduate and postgraduate work focused on molecular biology. He has published numerous research articles in respected, peer-reviewed scientific journals, addressing different variables of intracellular vesicular transport.
After graduating from Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine, Brian was selected as a rotating intern at North Carolina State Veterinary Teaching Hospital. After completing his internship, Dr. Ward entered a post-doctoral residency training program in small animal surgery at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, where he was involved in research focused on the isolation and replication of adult stem cells for use in the treatment of urology and oncologic disorders in dogs.
Dr. Ward’s surgical residency was completed at Pet Emergency & Specialist Centre in Melbourne, Australia, where he became experienced in advanced orthopedic surgical techniques, such as arthroscopy (stifle, elbow, hock), joint replacements (knee, hip, elbow), advanced dysplasia treatments (hip, elbow), and cranial cruciate ligament repair (TPLO, TTA), as well as soft tissue and oncologic surgery.
Dr. Ward performs surgical techniques that require expertise that can only be gained by a small animal surgical residency. He has the full gamut of surgical equipment and can perform nearly any procedure—procedures that may be beyond the comfort level of your family veterinarian.
Since 2007, Dr. Ward has performed thousands of successful surgeries on dogs and cats in North Carolina, Northern Kentucky, Virginia, Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, and even Australia. He has provided relief to and has extended the lives of many treasured family pets.
Dr. Leah Scholz
Dr. Leah Scholz grew up in Indiana, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences from Purdue University. She went on to graduate in 2008 from The Ohio State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She has had the opportunity to practice small animal medicine in many parts of the country, including North Dakota, California, Colorado, and now, Ohio. She has a special interest in feline medicine. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and long-haired orange tabby cat, traveling, reading, and baking. Her superpower is being a good listener.
Dr. Misty Hiegl
Dr. Hiegl attributes her love for animals and passion for veterinary medicine to growing up with many pets. She believes there are few things in life as fulfilling as the human animal bond and enjoys helping clients achieve wellness with their own pets.
When Dr. Hiegl isn’t working she enjoys traveling to new destinations and experiencing various cultures. Her favorite destinations include those with a beach with plenty of sunshine. She also enjoys spending time with family and caring for her pets.
Our Amazing Team
Jatana (“J”) is the veterinary nurse on our team. She joined us in July 2009 as a client service representative, then quickly became a veterinary assistant due to her incredible urge to gain more skills and knowledge. Jatana then went on to complete her degree as a registered veterinary nurse in May 2017. J lives in Springboro with her husband and German Shepherd, Shiloh. She has a daughter (also a registered veterinary nurse), a son, three grandsons, and a new granddaughter. J loves spending time with her family, camping, boating, and off-roading in her Jeep. J’s love and compassion for animals and their owners show tremendously by the way she treats each one that comes to Springboro Veterinary Hospital. We are so excited about her many accomplishments and ambition within the field of veterinary medicine.
Miranda is our office manager. She joined our team in September 2015 as a client service representative after moving to the area from Texas. Miranda became a veterinary assistant in 2017 and shortly after, took on the position as office manager. She lives in Dayton with her husband (Brent), a wonderful son (Mason), and pets (Gunner and Willow). We are so blessed to have her on our team, and we look forward to watching her as she furthers her education with Springboro Veterinary Hospital.
Superpower: Being a mommy
Lauren joined our front desk staff as a client service representative in 2013 and is now a wonderful veterinary assistant. She has been an awesome addition to the team. She lives in Dayton with her adorable son, Liam, and a few furry friends as well. We look forward to having Lauren on our team for a long time. She is so bright and cheery and lights up the clinic with her smile.
Sherry joined our team in November 2017. She is our urgent care customer service representative. She lives in Middletown with her husband (Willis) and her two fur babies (Charlie and Roman). She also has two wonderful sons, Jacob and Caleb. She is currently working towards becoming a certified veterinary assistant here at Springboro Veterinary Hospital. We are so happy to have Sherry as a part of our team. She has such an upbeat personality and is such an asset to this hospital.
Andrea first came to Springboro Veterinary Hospital as a student with the veterinary assistant program in early 2017. While in the program, she joined our staff as the afternoon daycare attendant. After graduating from the veterinary assistant program in December 2017, she took a position as a veterinary assistant/customer service representative. Her kind soul has made her such a wonderful asset to Springboro Veterinary Hospital. She lives in Miamisburg with her boyfriend (Alex), kitty cat (Smudge), and sweet puppy dog (Benson).
Marah joined our team in February 2019 as a customer service representative. Her experience as a preschool teacher shines through when caring for all animals. Her calm, kind, and caring spirit makes her a perfect fit at Springboro Veterinary Hospital. We look forward to having her as part of our team for many years to come and watching her grow in her career in the veterinary field.
Andrea joined our team in November 2018 as our hospital caretaker and resource employee. Andrea’s love for animals and her desire to work with them is what brought her to Springboro Veterinary Hospital. She is currently working toward becoming a certified veterinary assistant and loves assisting the doctors, techs, and staff. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, doing art and design, and traveling. Andrea lives in Springboro with her husband, two boys, chinchilla, two ducks, and their rescue pup (Braxton).
Suzanne is our wonderful groomer here at Springboro Veterinary Hospital. She joined us in 2008 and brought with her many years of grooming experience. Suzanne lives is Springboro with her son, Randy, and her sweet pup, Tucker. She loves creating long-lasting relationships with all the animals (and their humans) that come in for grooming here! Schedule your appointment to see her Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, or Saturday.
Kirium, also known as “The Dog Whisperer,” joined Springboro Veterinary Hospital in August 2017 as our morning daycare attendant. She is such a joyous asset to our team and anyone that meets her agrees, especially the dogs. She has never come across a dog that she didn’t love and there has never been a dog that didn’t love her in return. She is always so positive and smiling. We enjoy watching her build relationships with the dogs in daycare (and their humans) and look forward to her being a part of Springboro Veterinary Hospital for many years.
Bio coming soon.
I am currently attending school to be a veterinary nurse. Working at SVH has inspired me to continue my education and has given me so much experience in the veterinary field. I have three cats at home named Emmy, Mila, and Bella.
Superpower: Cat Whisperer
Hobbies: Reading, spending time with friends and family, and traveling
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.
Bio coming soon.
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