Dr. Dawn Bookmyer, Medical Director, graduated from The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 after earning her undergraduate degree in Animal Nutrition from OSU. She owned and operated her first veterinary hospital for 17 years until selling it in 2011 to move closer to her home. Dr. Bookmyer built and opened the Animal Hospital of Shawnee Hills in 2012. She and husband Ron are blessed to reside in a home that is a historical, sacred landmark of the Underground Railroad, Lucy Depp Park. Golden lovers, their 3 golden retrievers love to explore and swim in the pond at their peaceful retreat. Cats Scruffy, the orange adventurer, and JR, the sweet long-hair lovable soul, have fun exploring all the nooks and crannies in their home that was once used to usher slaves to freedom. Dr. Bookmyer and Ron are the proud parents of two children, Tyler, a graduate of Otterbein University and Emily, who attends Ohio University. Dr. Bookmyer enjoys quality time with her family and relaxes in the beauty of the great outdoors by gardening, walking her pooches and soaking up Vitamin D at the beach!
Dr. Bookmyer is a seasoned surgeon, expert in wellness and medical small animal care, and holds a level III certification in Healing Touch for Animals therapy. Dr. Boookmyer not only has unwavering compassion for animals and her staff, but also enjoys giving back to the community. She partners with local rescue groups and community members to plan fundraising events, special events such as Blessing of the Animals, and has spear-headed the feral cat Trap-Neuter-Return program in the village of Shawnee Hills. She is an active member of several groups, including: OSU Alumni Association, the OSU Veterinary Alumni Association, Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Shawnee Hills Chamber of Commerce, and the OSU Small Animal Practitioner Board. Dr. Bookmyer’s goal is to provide excellent client service, exceptional patient care all while giving back to both the pets and people of the community.