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John Gifford, DVMDr. John Gifford, our Chief of Staff, has been practicing veterinary medicine for over 32 years since graduating from The Ohio State University in 1984.

Although most of Dr. Gifford’s career has been in ambulatory service, his main concern is now small animal practice. For four years, Dr. Gifford was one of the participating veterinarians to help train and educate veterinary technology students at Cuyahoga Community College. He has also taught at Stautzenberger College in their veterinary technician program for three years.

Dr. Gifford was chosen to be a participating veterinary consultant to Pfizer Animal Health’s "Roadmap to Success," a national CD project used to train equine veterinarians to help them manage their practices more efficiently.

Dr. Katie Hong graduated from Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea in 2005 and started her career as a small animal practitioner. After moving to Ohio with her husband, she continued to pursue her dream job and obtained her Ohio Veterinary License in 2012.

Her goal as a veterinarian is to be an excellent general practitioner who improves the quality of life of companion animals through preventive medicine ensuring lifetime pet wellness.

Dr. Hong currently lives with only human friends, her husband and two young children. Furry friends are in her plans for the near future. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading and hiking with her family.