Dr. Evans had a fascination with science and medicine as a young child. She has a love and appreciation for animals that exponentially grew throughout childhood. This love for science and animals sparked her journey in becoming a veterinarian. She grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and went to Ohio State University for her bachelors degree. After OSU she attended University of Missouri where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After several years of practicing in both Missouri and Ohio, Dr. Evans purchased Groveport Animal Clinic and began practicing in April of 2020. The opportunity to work alongside the tremendous GAC staff, and meet all of the patients and owners has been the most rewarding experience in her veterinary medicine career. She loves to witness all of the unique, special bonds that each of the owners have with their pets.
She believes that animals are deserving of high quality medical care and veterinary visits are a crucial aspect in keeping animals healthy/comfortable due to their inability to communicate ailments to owners. She is a big proponent of educating owners through open communication and dialogue. The more educated owners are, the better they are able to care for their pets.
Outside of the clinic, Dr. Evans enjoys spending time as a family with her husband Sean, two daughters Ellie and Faye, and maltipoo Bella. Most of her free weekends are spent on a lake, hiking, or relaxing on a patio.
Dr. Polina Rivers
Dr. Polina Rivers is originally from Indianapolis, IN. She completed her undergraduate studies at Otterbein University, where she double majored in molecular biology and pre-veterinary medicine. In 2015, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Rivers lives in Grove City with husband Justin, their son Cohen, and identical twin boys Crosby and Reid. The Rivers’ share their house with their dogs, Ava (Weimaraner) and Jax (Labrador Retriever), and their cats, Zeus and Ped. When she’s not at work, Dr. Rivers enjoys horseback riding, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Since graduating in 2015, Dr. Rivers has practiced in central Ohio and developed a passion for dentistry, internal medicine, and client communication. She is looking forward to working with you and taking care of your furry family members!
Dr. Tanya Franklin
Bio coming soon!
Erica to this day does not know why her parents allowed her to have so many pets growing up, especially after the ferret jumped out and bit her mom’s ankles or when one kitten turned into three, but Erica knew after seeing how her dad had ‘this special way” with dogs she would always have animals in her life. She attended Bradford College and graduated in 2010 with an applied science associate’s degree. She has been in the veterinary field since. Erica knew after a few years as a vet tech that she needed more and pursued a career as an office manager. She loves being a team player as well as a support system for staff and clients.
She is a huge fan of music and used to DJ. To pay tribute to passion for music, her pet’s names are always music themed. Currently she has three dogs, Cobain, Layla, Sanford, and two cats named Linkin and Thriller.
When not working her favorite thing to do is take the dogs hiking. She also has a green thumb and finds true happiness and peace with plants and wildlife. She will always have a soft spot for animals and over the years has opened her home to numerous animals in need. She has been able to rehome and find wonderful homes for all of her rescues. She can proudly say that she has only had two foster fails.
Groveport Animal Clinic has been a blessing in her life due to the amazing patients, clients and a support staff like no other!
Cierra lives in Amanda, Ohio on her small family farm. She has grown up with cats, dogs, and donkeys. She knew at an early age that she wanted to have a career with animals. She has been working in veterinary medicine for almost four years. Cierra is currently attending Columbus State community college to obtain her Veterinary Technician license. Her goal is to one day become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
In her spare time she likes to cook, make earrings and spend time with her dogs. She has a one year old hound mix, named Rufus and a three year old pitbull mix named June. Cierra is no stranger to animals with special needs since June only has three legs. Cierra is excited for her journey with Groveport Animal Clinic!
Registered Veterinary Technician
Melanie grew up in Columbus, OH and always wanted to work with animals. She graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford in 2014 with an associate’s degree in applied science. She has been working at Groveport Animal Clinic for almost 3 years as a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her spare time she likes to snuggle on the couch with her dog Ruby, a 6 year old German Shepherd beagle mix. She loves traveling and going to concerts. She has amazing gardening skills when it comes to her indoor plants and her flowers outside. She loves to sit out in the backyard with Ruby and admire all the colors that she has created over the years.
In her life Anna has strived to do what she can do to improve the lives of the people around her. And since she started at the clinic, it has translated to not only to people’s lives, but to their pets as well. Anna’s pets mean the world to her and she wants the best for them, just as you want the best for yours. As a receptionist, she takes the majority of the phone calls so she hears firsthand what is going on with the pet. She has now applied these skills as a receptionist which made for an easy transition to vet assistant. She now wears many hats at Groveport Animal Clinic. Her ultimate goal is to become a registered veterinary technician which she hopes to achieve in the near future.
Her main goal is to treat your pets like she would her own and that means making sure they are loved and taken care of. She strives to get every detail about your pet’s condition in order that they can receive the best care possible. She loves interacting with our clients and being able to see just how much these pets are cared for, not only within the clinic, but at home as well.
Ashley is a 2021 graduate from Canal Winchester High School and a soon to be college student. She has been working at Groveport Animal Clinic since April 2021 as receptionist.
At home Ashley has six cats, two dogs, one gecko and a horse. She is currently in 4-H and was the Equine Ambassador for Fairfield County from 2019 to 2021. She enjoys working with animals of all shapes, species and sizes. In her freetime, Ashley enjoys drawing, playing games and spending time with her family and critters.
She truly loves not only her own cats, but all cats. She has a special bond when they come to the clinic for their appointments. You will find her holding them or soothing them if they are in a cage. Her highlight at Groveport Animal Clinic was meeting a bengal cat for the first time.