At Solon Animal Hospital, we are proud to staff our facility with the most dedicated veterinary team around. Our veterinarians love animals and make it their personal goal to provide the best veterinary care possible to our patients. Our staff includes:
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. Andrews graduated with a B.S in biology from The Ohio State University and then received her Veterinary degree from Ross University in 2007. After practicing in the Warren area for the past 5 years, she and her husband decided to move closer to family. Dr. Andrews’s professional interests include preventative care, caring for exotic animals and pocket pets, and soft tissue surgery.
Dr. Andrews enjoys spending lots of time with her husband and 2 daughters, helping her girls with crafts, gardening, and being outside. She also loves spending time with her dog Kelly and cat Pandora.
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. 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.