Meet Our Team

We’re proud to have an outstanding veterinarian and support staff here in Warren to provide your furry family members with the best care available. Read on to learn more about them!

Dr. Barb Harrington

Dr. Barb Harrington is a Howland native and graduate of Howland High School. She received her undergraduate BS degree from Morehead State University in Kentucky and is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to working in Ohio, she has worked in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Dr.Harrington has returned to work in Howland and joined Howland Community Animal Hospital so she can spend more time with her family.

In her spare time, Dr.Harrington enjoys camping and trail riding with her horses. She also enjoys gardening and riding her motorcycle.

Barb and her husband Mark share their home with 4 horses, 3 goats, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a few fish.


Dr. John L. Owen, DVM

Dr. Owen, a native of the Akron, Ohio area, joined the US Army after high school. He proudly served in Desert Storm, winning the National Defense Service ribbon. Once honorably discharged, he graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and started practicing with his father, Dr. Terry Owen. In 2007, he opened the doors to Howland Community Animal Hospital. This practice has a keen appreciation for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, including knee and upper-airway surgery for canines and felines.


Dr. Caires

Originally from Rhode Island, in 2001, Dr. Caires obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture at Purdue University, along with a minor in Biology and Animal Science.  He attended Ross University where he completed his veterinary degree in 2005. He completed his clinical studies at the University of Georgia.

Married in 2008, Dr. Caires lives with his wife, Jaclyn, their daughters Eva, Kyla, Cora and along with their cat Pandora and dog Kelly.

Dr. Caires main interest is in surgery, dentistry, ultrasound and laproscopy surgery. He is one of our doctors that travels to all our locations to assist in surgery and in doing dentals and dental procedures. Dr. Caires also will do ultrasounds at our hospitals to aid in diagnostics. We hope that you get to meet him soon.

His other interests include the outdoors and working on his home.


They are awesome! My dog Merlin knows who his groomer is and runs to the door every time. He doesn't even look back or kiss me goodbye.

- Karyn P.   

My dogs look great! The best part is they had a great time.

- Barb C.   

Laura is always so friendly and gives Phoebe a beautiful hair do! The rest of the staff is also very friendly and professional!

- Echo K.   

Tucker loves going to Brunswick Animal Hospital! They make him feel special and give him lots of attention.

– Beth K.   

From seeing our dog Tango through skin & thyroid issues, and then ACL repairs on both his legs the Doctors and staff have been awesome.

- Nickole K.   

Loved that Dr. Willard got all the way down on the floor with Lucy! I don't recall seeing that happen with any of my dogs' office visit. Thank you so much Dr. Willard, for your heart and time with Lucy.

– Pamela K.   

Thank you to Dr. Hart and his staff for taking great care of our Dobie today. All of our questions were answered, Jax was well cared for, and the bill was very reasonable.

– Erin T.   

Top notch vets, Dr. Hart and Dr. Lang, they genuinely care about our pets and that's priceless to us.

– Vikki D.   

We love Harts animal hospital our furry family has been going there for years.

– Chris N.   

Excellent care! Dr. Miller and staff are awesome!

– Barbara W.   

Go above and beyond! So thankful for everything they did while caring for my dog.

– Taylor C.   

Great service! They're so sweet to my dog and very reasonable with prices.

– Autumn B.   

The vets and staff here are amazing. I appreciate every single one of you and the treatment you provide to my pets.

– Leah D.   

Countless times I have gone to them with healthy or sick pets that mean the world to me. And every time they have given them all the very best care I could ever have asked for. And then some.

– Mary M.   

It is very apparent that owners made their expectations to the staff perfectly clear, because EVERY employee we encountered during our visits are happy, outgoing, compassionate, and friendly.

– John H.