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.
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.