Meet Our Veterinarians in Solon

At Solon Animal Hospital, we are proud to be staffed with a dedicated veterinary team to help pets down the road to wellness. Our veterinarians make it their personal goal to provide the best veterinary care possible to our patients.

Dr. Kelly Willard, DVM

Dr. Kelly Willard is originally from Baltimore, MD. She attended Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 2007. She then moved to Cuyahoga Falls, OH 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 and Aven. Dr. Willard competed in the 2013 Boston Marathon and plans to return to run it again.


Dr. Andrews, DVM

Dr. Andrews graduated with a BS 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 five 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.

She enjoys spending lots of time with her husband and two daughters, helping her girls with crafts, gardening, and being outside. She also loves spending time with her dog, Kelly, and cat, Pandora.


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. Mullen, DVM

Dr. Alex Mullen grew up in northeast Ohio and attended Hiram College. He is a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He is a member of the OVMA and the AVMA. His clinical interests include internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons. He also enjoys golfing and playing volleyball.


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.