Laura J.
Receptionist/Assistant Since 2002 Pets: Hermione , Pebbles (felines), Cici, Dino, and Athena (canines), and guinea pigs Smores and Goody.

Fear Free Certified


Brittany B.

Registered Veterinary Technician


Pets: Pebbles and Brutus (canines)

Fear Free Certified

Taylor K.
Receptionist/Assistant Since 2018 Pets: Iris, Izzy and Jasper (feline), Sassy (canine)

Fear Free Certified

Hannah A.

Kennel since 2018

Receptionist since 2019 Ruben the Rabbit and Shelby the Canine

Abby G.

Receptionist/Assistant Since


Pets: Finn and Ellie (canines)

Fear Free Certified


Madison D.

Kennel since 2019

Pets: Harley and Remington (canines)

Adrienne P. 

Receptionist/Assistant since 2005, Pets: Turkey (k9)

Vicki L.

Receptionist/Assistant since 1987, Pets:  Cassie, Lettie, Grimmi, Harley, and Smokie (feline)

Fear Free Certified

Jeanette O.

Assistant since 1984, Pets:  Ctella and Mulligan (canines)

Fear Free Certified

Dr. Alex O’Roark - DVM

Dr. O’Roark traveled when he was young. His father was a career Marine. He settled in Maryland and attended college there. As a young man he worked with race horses in Maryland, including “Pimlico” home of the Preakness. Later he worked in private small animal practice and then at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, School of Medicine, Department of Surgery. While at Johns Hopkins he worked on antioxidants and free radicals, cardiogenic shock with multi-organ failure and transplantation. He co-authored articles in books and journals with many more accolades for technical assistance in other projects. Dr. O’Roark attended Ross University, completing his senior year split between the Oklahoma State University and University of Utrecht, Holland, graduating in 1990. 

He moved to Ohio and worked at the Animal Emergency Center, Cuyahoga County Kennel and as a relief veterinarian at several private practices until coming to The Elyria Animal Hospital in 1992. He has remained through private and large corporate ownership since then.

Dr. O’Roark’s interests include The Browns, fishing and shooting sports, but his personal life revolves mostly around his children whether it is swimming, Karate or gymnastics. Whatever his children are doing, that’s where you will find him.


(440) 365-3818

Madeline B.

Grooming here since July 2018

Pets: Gryffindor, Lacey, Olive (canines) and Mango, Nuptune, and Tarzan  (felines)

Lisa H.

Receptionist/Assistant since 2008, Pets: Charlie Daniels, Kalvin Kline, Merida, Dolce Princess Karma, Khal Drogo and Karma (k9s),  Squirt (turtle), Sven, Anna,  Mini Chooper, El Camino, Goober and Crypt (felines), Cinderella and Loki (other pet) PLUS MY FOSTER FUR BABIES

Fear Free Certified

Elyria Animal Hospital

From Kittens to Cats, From Puppies to Dogs, We Care the Whole Way!