Meet Our Veterinarians in Brunswick

At Brunswick Animal Hospital, we are staffed with a highly-qualified team of veterinarians of Brunswick who are committed to providing the absolute best for your pets. Our veterinary team at Brunswick Animal Hospital include:


Dr. Grguric, DVM, MS

Dr. Grguric at a very young age decided he would like to become a vet and made that a reality when he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He also completed his Master’s Degree in Physiology at The University of Akron where he focused his studies on the breathing techniques of snakes and his research is now published.

In 2006 with his wife and children, he moved to Arizona where he was given an opportunity to work as a director of an Emergency Hospital. While he was there he was nominated and won “Doctor of the Year”, two years in a row.

In 2009 he won the prestigious AAHA-Leadership Award for his commitment to leadership in the veterinary profession and his community.

Dr. Grguric and his wife collectively decided to move back to Ohio in 2010 and purchased Valley Animal Hospital and Hart’s Animal Hospital. He also is the owner of Animal Emergency Hospital in Burton, Michigan where he is able to be involved in ER medicine which he has much interest in.

His hobbies include cheering on Ohio sports teams and spending time with wife and three children.


Dr. Pawling

Dr. Scott Pawling grew up in New York, the oldest of two brothers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. He dedicated many years to practicing in shelters before coming onboard full time at Brunswick Animal Hospital. He spends his free time with his significant other Jen, daughter Marin, a cat, and two shelter dogs named, Samantha and Wilma.


Dr. Kelly Willard

Dr. Kelly Willard is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2007. She then moved to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio to begin her career. She is a member of the AVMA and is nationally accredited. She has a husband, Ryan, who is a teacher, and two daughters: Olivia (age 4) and Aven (age 2). Dr. Willard competed in the 2013 Boston Marathon and plans to return to run it again.


Dr. Springer

Dr. Springer grew up in the Akron area and spent many hours volunteering her time at Valley Animal Hospital. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2009. Dr. Springer has two long hair miniature dachshunds, Rebecca and Lily, and Ash a Siamese mix. In her down time Dr. Springer enjoys running, hiking, and camping.


Dr. Slawienski

Dr. Slawienski is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1992. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and trained as a resident in veterinary surgeon at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. Dr. Mike practiced at Associated Veterinary Specialists in St. Louis before moving to Ohio with his family in 2004. He has provided soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic specialty surgeries for patients of veterinary hospitals in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas since that time. Dr. Mike is an avid homebrewer and as a BJCP certified judge has judged beer competitions nationally and abroad. Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and his three wonderful and busy young children. Dr. Slawienski has a sweet one-eyed pug named Boty and a very mischievous cat named Shadow.


Dr. John L. Owen

Dr. Owen is a native of the Akron, Ohio area and attended Akron Firestone High School (class of 1987). After high school he joined the United States Army and served during Desert Storm winning a National Defense Service Ribbon and an honorable discharge. He attended Mount Union College from 1990 – 1994, receiving academic All American honors on Mount Union’s first Division 3 national football championship team. Dr. Owen graduated from Ohio State’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. After beginning practice at Viking Community Animal Hospital in North Canton with his father, Dr. Terry Owen, he practiced 3 years at Animal Charity of Ohio in Youngstown. In 2007 he began Howland Community Animal Hospital and has been there since. It is a hospital with a heavy concentration on orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, especially knee surgery and surgery of the upper airway of the canine and feline.