Animal Care Center at Cherry Way

The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way is a comprehensive pet care facility, which boasts a full service Veterinary Hospital, a professionally staffed Grooming department, a large, modern Boarding kennel complete with our new Deluxe Suites, and a supervised off leash Daycare.

The combination of these three aspects of animal care provides for the complete well being of you and your pet's experience a truly rewarding one. The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way has been serving the Gahanna-New Albany area since 1997, and is considered one of the area's best kept secrets.

We are conveniently located just off Morse Road near I-270. We readily serve the surrounding areas of Bexley, Westerville and Columbus.

Clients are welcome to use one of all of our departments for their special friend's needs. You are always welcome to stop by for a tour of this exciting facility. No reservations or appointments can be made from this site.
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Sun: 5:00pm - 7:00pm For Boarding pick up and drop off ONLY, No Veterinary or Grooming Services Available
  • Vanessa M Douglas, DVM

    Vanessa M. Douglas, DVM has been with the Animal Care Center since 1997.  Prior to graduation from the Ohio state University College of Veterinary Medicine, she completed an Associate degree in Equine Management at the OSU Agricultural Technical Institute and a Bachelors degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Findlay.  She recently served as the chairperson for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association's Public Relations Committee.  Dr. Douglas and her husband have two children, a son who is a recent graduate of Miami University and a daughter who is a junior at Miami.  Their pet family includes two Italian Greyhounds, Roo and Fiona.  In her free time, Dr. Douglas enjoys spending time with family, biking, camping and watching hockey and soccer.
  • Gwen Duncan, DVM

    Dr Duncan is a 2007 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She has undergraduate degrees in Biology and Music Education.  She is a Gahanna native excited about practicing veterinary medicine in her own community.

    Dr Duncan has extensive surgical experience and has a special interest in ophthalmology and preventative medicine.

    She has 2 retired racing greyhounds and one very opinionated cat at home.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, horseback riding, hiking, knitting and photography.
  • Vince Y Fu, DVM

    Vincent Y. Fu, DVM, is a Worthington native.  He received his BA in psychology from OSU in 1993, and his DVM from OSU in 2003.  Dr. Fu joined the Animal Care Center at Cherry Way after graduation and has been a talented, compassionate addition to our staff.  His interests are internal medicine, behavior, and preventative medicine.  Dr. Fu is a full time veterinarian and enjoys biking, skiing and spending time at home with his wife Emily, twins Jack and Tyler , daughter Claire, dog Daisy, and  2 cats James P Sullivan  and Mike Wasowski.
  • Tom P Halliday, DVM

    Tom P. Halliday, DVM is a native of Marietta, Ohio.  He received his BS from Wake Forest University in 1993 and DVM from OSU in 1998.  both with honors.  He has experience in zoologic medicine, laboratory animal science, and clinical pathology.  Special interests at the clinic include soft tissue surgery, diagnostics, and preventative medicine.  He has been a member of the board of trustees for the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine.  He is the owner of the Animal Care Center at Cherry Way and works full-time at the clinic.  He is an avid outdoorsman and soccer player and has an active family life with his wife Marcie, 3 sons Truett, AJ, Emerson and daughter Mary Grace.  Dr. Halliday's pets include two cats Indi and Murphee.
  • Trina L Gilbert, BS, RVT

    Head Veterinary Technician / Office Manager
    Trina has worked for the Animal Care Centers since March 1992.  She has worked her way up from kennel technician to veterinary technician to office manager.  She is a registered Veterinary Technician receiving her degree from Columbus State Community College in 1997.  She also received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from The Ohio State University in 1998.

    Trina enjoys time at home with her husband Rick, 8 yr old son, Kyle and 6 year old daughter, Sydney.  She also has an English Mastiff named George, a boxer mix named Norman, a Plott hound mix named Emma,   three cats Bella, Bernie and Louie and two horses EJ and Sonoma.
  • Heather Holbrook, RVT

    Veterinary Technician
    Heather has worked in the veterinary field since 2000.  She graduated Cum Laude from the veterinary technology program at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA in May 2005.  After completing  a one year post-grad internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, she relocated to the central Ohio area.  Heather came to The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way after spending three years in the Internal Medicine department at MedVet Medical Center for Pets.  She lives with her husband, Ted, and their four pets (two dogs and two cats) in Canal Winchester.  Heather enjoys reading, biking, trying new foods, and went skydiving for the first time in October 2008.  She is excited about being a part of the ACCCW family!
  • Nicole Cox, BS, RVT

    Veterinary Technician
    I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Equine Health Technology from Otterbein College in 2007.  I also recieved an Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State Community College in 2007.  I have been working in the veterinary field for 10 years now.  I am native to Gahanna and proud to be working at ACCCW. 
    In my free time I spend it horseback riding and with my husband. 
    I have 3 dogs: 2 Great Danes and a  Chinese Crested.
  • Samanntha Miller

    Veterinary Assistant / Daycare Manager

    When Samantha was thirteen years old she shadowed Dr Halliday at The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way for career day at school.  She absolutely loved the atmosphere and dreamed of working with animals one day.  Samantha and her husband have a terrier mix "Ava" and four turtles that she has had for fifteen years.  In her free time Samanntha enjoys being outside, horseback riding, creeking, fishing and hanging out up at Lake Erie.
  • Phil Reale

    Veterinary Assistant
    Phil is a student at the Ohio State University.  He is currently studying psychology which will be applied to animal behavior.  He has been working with small animals for seven years, and joined the Animal Care Center team in May of 2009.  He also works as a positive reinforcement canine trainer for two other facilities and has been volunteering for the OSU puppy class since January of 2006.  He loves to bring his knowledge of animal behavior to the exam room for both pets and clients.  In his free time he enjoys fishing, camping, hiking, kayaking or any activity that takes him outdoors.

    "Until one loves an animal a part of ones soul remains unawakened."
  • Michele Blair

    Hi my name is Michele, I have been a pet care coordinator with the Animal Care Center @ Cherry Way for eight years.  I have been married for 20 years and am the proud mother of a 15 year old son.  Our family includes two pugs named Ink and Cody who keep our family very entertained and a curious leopard gecko named Speedy!  I enjoy seeing your pets wagging tails and hearing their gentle purrs.  I look forward to making your visit and theirs as pleasant as possible.
  • Kim Bresnahan

    I have been with The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way since June 2015, but a client for many years.  I am married with a son as well as four fur children!  I look forward to meeting all of you and your fur children!
  • Andrea Gaughan


    Hi, my name is Andrea and I am very excited to be a new member of the staff here at ACCCW.  I have been in customer service for over 20 years and in that time have always wanted to give customers and clients the best feeling of family and friendliness a business can give.  I am very excited to be a receptionist here and offer you the best possible service for you and your furry loved ones.  I myself have a furry loved one named Chase and know how much he means to me and is a  part of my family.  So as a receptionist here at ACCCW, I want to make your furry loved one feel as one of the family with us.
  • Jennifer Patchin

    Jennifer has been employed at the Animal Care Center since February 2004 as a receptionist.  Prior to this she managed a local animal shelter for 5 years.  Her passion is animal rescue with an extra special affinity for cats!  She shares her home with several cats of her own that she has adopted and rescued.
  • Ashley Stevens

    I have worked in the veterinary field for almost 7 years.  Animals are my life!  I am a newlywed and my husband and I have 3 dogs (a Boston Terrier, a Chihuahua and a Jack Russell) all of which are rescues. I will be waiting to greet you and your babies at the front desk.
  • Jennifer Almond

    My name is Jennifer, I am one of the groomers here at the Animal Care Center.  I've been grooming for about 10 years and have happily been with the clinic for the past 3 1/2 years.  I am also the proud mother of two children.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cake decorating and spending time with my family.
  • Jody Irish

    I was raised in Ostrander Ohio on a farm.  It was just my mother and I.  I was blessed with the passion for animals at a very young age.  I received this gift from my mother who was a groomer and tech for over 35 years.  I have carried on the passion for over 30 years now.  I plan on continuing my career in grooming with Animal Care Center at Cherry Way for as long as I can groom but will never loose my passion for animals.
  • Kerry Abel

    Daycare Attendant
  • Melissa Anderson

    Daycare Attendant

    I have loved animals all of my life, and I love working with them.  I have two dogs, Garth and Jenny, one cat, Bast'et, and two white ring-neck doves, Ebi and Nicki.
    I plan on attending Columbus State Community College to become a Vet Tech and continue a career working with animals.

  • Kourtney Bemiller

    Kennel Staff / Veterinary Assistant
    I am currently attending COTC as an EMT / Paramedic student.  I have been working in the kennel for 2 years.  I have had a strong passion for animals since I was young.  I plan on going back and getting my vet tech degree at CSCC within the next few years.
  • Janelle Breeckner

    Kennel Staff

    My name is Janelle Breeckner, I am nineteen years old an I graduated from New Albany High School in 2013.  I have not yet started college, but I would like to attend Columbus State for either Vet Tech or Graphic Design.  In my free time, I like to draw, paint, listen to music, or play with my babies (my pets). I have three Bichon Frises: Scout, Skippy and Samson.  I also have two cats, Cotton and Candy, which are twice sisters that I spoil rotten.
  • Lydia Burke

    Kennel Staff
    Lydia graduated from Saint Francis DeSales High School in 2014 and is currently a sophomore at Ohio University.  She has enjoyed working with dogs, whether that be at the Franklin County Dog Shelter or just at home where she has one dog named Daisy.  She also has one cat, Wayne.  Lydia hopes to graduate with a major in biology, to eventually become a physical therapist.
  • Carol Crites

    Kennel Manager
    Carol began working at Animal Care Center at Cherry Way as a kennel technician in March 2003.  She became the Kennel Manager in August 2006.  She is an Advanced Certified Pet Care Technician with the American Pet Services Association and is working towards becoming a Certified Kennel Operator.  At home she has 2 dogs (Angel and Susie), 3 cats (Little One, Smokie, and Blondie), and 18 Draft Ponies.  She shows the draft ponies at several county fairs throughout the summer.  Most of her time is spent with animals, on the computer or going to hockey games.
  • Nicole Hall

    Receptionist / Veterinary Assistant
  • Sam Hershey

    Kennel Staff / Daycare Attendant
  • Lauren Lansinger

    Kennel Staff
    I am 19 years old and will be attending The School of Bradford to become a licensed Veterinary Technician.  I have 4 wonderful dogs and one cat.  I plan on getting many more cats.  I am a crazy cat lady.  I look forward to spending the rest of my days doing what I love, which is working with animals. 
  • Rachael Yusko

    Kennel Staff
    Rachael has been at the Animal Care Center at Cherry Way for just over 5 years.  Rachael would eventually like to pursue a career as a dog groomer.  She enjoys spending time with her guinea pig "Clover".