Welcome to Healthy Pets of Rome Hilliard!
Healthy Pets of Rome Hilliard is a full service veterinary hospital rich in veterinary history. We provide medical, dental, surgical, boarding and grooming services, as well as laser, endoscopy and ultrasound services. Several of our doctors have completed advanced training in the areas of orthopedics, soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, cytology and behavior as well as “furry pocket pet” care.
In addition to state-of-the-art medical care, we offer boarding and grooming services. It is the goal of our specially trained kennel staff to keep your best friend happy and healthy while you’re away. Be sure to take advantage of our grooming services while your pet is vacationing with us too. From a simple wash & trim to custom cuts, our experienced professional groomer can take care of all of your pet’s grooming needs.
We have 7 veterinary technicians to assist our doctors in providing medical services and care to all patients entering into our facility. Our technicians run blood work, perform dental cleanings and x-rays, assist in ultrasounds, place I.V. catheters, read microscope slides and do all surgical preparations for our doctors. They attend many hours of continuing education to ensure they are up-to-date on the latest technologies and procedures in order to best assist with your pets health care.
Our reception, assistant and kennel staff work with the doctors, technicians and owners to ensure that all patients entering our facility, whether to have a medical service or to stay for boarding, receive the best care possible.
Dr. Michael Kelleher, Medical Director
Dr. Michael Kelleher was raised in Alliance, Ohio. He was the youngest of seven children. After attending St. Thomas Aquinas High school in Canton, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Dr. Kelleher worked in Dover, Ohio at a mixed animal practice before coming to Healthy Pets in August 1997. Dr. Kelleher lives with his wife and three children. His children are active in sports, school, and church activities, which keep Dr. Kelleher and his wife busy. Dr. Kelleher loves golfing, working out, practicing his faith, and Ohio State sports. He has been active in promoting veterinary medicine in all levels of education through mentorship programs, career days, explorer groups and Boy and Girl Scouts of America.He currently serves on the advisory board for the Columbus State Veterinary Technician Program, and is the President of the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. June Huff
Dr. June Huff is a Columbus native. Born at Riverside Hospital, she grew up a Buckeye from the start. After completing her Bachelor of Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she returned to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her Doctorate in 2002 and graduated Magna cum laude with honors. Dr. Huff also received the Excellence in Small Animal General Practice Award. Dr. Huff joined the Healthy Pets team in June 2002. Her areas of interest include ultrasound, cytology, and internal medicine. When not chasing a toddler around the house, she enjoys art (including the pictures hanging in the lobby of our Rome-Hilliard office).
Dr. Dawn Keith
Dr. Dawn Keith grew up on the east coast in Braintree, Massachusetts. She spent many years working and volunteering in shelters, animal hospitals, research labs, and in barns to gain a wealth of hands-on knowledge with all types of animals. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in animal science/pre-veterinary studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst graduating magna cum laude in 1996. She came to Columbus to pursue her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University, graduating in 2000. After graduating, Dr. Keith married her husband Ryan, a fellow veterinary student, and started working in Mansfield, Ohio in a small animal and exotic practice. After 2 years, she came to Healthy Pets of Ohio in 2002. She has an interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and pocket pet medicine. When not in the office, she is busy at home raising four small children and their menagerie of animals. When she gets a free moment, Dr. Keith enjoys reading, running, horseback riding, crafting, gardening, and volunteering.
Dr. Holly Hauser
Dr. Holly Hauser grew up in Loveland, Ohio (located just northeast of Cincinnati). Dr. Hauser realized her dream in life was to become a veterinarian when she found a stray dog wandering in her childhood neighborhood. This sweet dog, later named Shadow, had many medical problems further fostering Dr. Hauser’s goal to help animals. Dr. Hauser earned both her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University. Dr. Hauser actually started with Healthy Pets in 2006 as a veterinary assistant, kennel worker and receptionist while working on her DVM degree. Dr. Hauser currently resides in Hilliard with her Border Collie mix, Cricket. When not in the office she enjoys shopping, traveling (to the beach), and taking long walks with Cricket.
Dr. Timothy Mc Dermott
Dr. McDermott began his Healthy Pets career in 1993 at the original Westgate location as an assistant while he was in vet school. He has worked at all 5 Healthy Pets locations at one time or another and is currently working relief work in our practices as needed. He is married to wife Laura and they have 2 daughters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family camping, cooking and gardening. His favorite sports teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers.