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

    Veterinarian
    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

    Veterinarian
    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

    Veterinarian
    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

    Veterinarian
    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, 10 yr old son, Kyle and 8 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.
  • 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.
  • Taylar Marshall

    Veterinary Assistant
    I am currently an animal bio-science (pre-vet) major at The Ohio State University.  My love for animals started when I was a little girl which led me to become a volunteer at the Marion Area Humane Society at the age of 12.  My love has since grown into a passion for helping animals. I am excited to become a team member at The Animal Care Center at Cherry Way and look forward to learning all that I can.

  • Samanntha Miller

    Veterinary Assistant / Assistant 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

    Receptionist Supervisor
    Hi my name is Michele, I have been a pet care coordinator with the Animal Care Center @ Cherry Way for thirteen years.  I have been married for 25 years and am the proud mother of an Ohio University Marching 110 sophomore!  Our family includes two pugs named Ink and Cody who keep our family very entertained.  I enjoy seeing your pet's wagging tails and hearing their gentle purrs.  I look forward to making your visit and theirs as pleasant as possible.
  • Kim Bresnahan

    Receptionist
    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!
  • Ashley Stevens

    Receptionist / Vet Assistant
    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.
  • Mollie Trusedell

    Receptionist / Vet Assistant
    Mollie has been working with animals for about 10 years.  While she has had dogs her whole life, her first love is for large exotic species.  She loves caring for and training big cats.  Before moving to Ohio Mollie worked with them at a zoo in Omaha.  While working there, Mollie discovered a passion for educating the public.  After moving to Ohio Mollie has been devoted to helping people learn more about their animals.  Mollie is married and has two Shelties who she runs agility with. 
  • Jennifer Almond

    Groomer
    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

    Groomer
    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 Supervisor
    My name is Kerry. I am from the great state up north. I like hiking with my pups and spending time on the lake.  I have two special needs fur children who are both deaf.  I periodically whisper to dogs and they whisper back.
  • Janelle Brubaker

    Kennel Staff / Bather
    Hi! My name is Janelle Brubaker and I have been a member of the ACCCW staff for almost two years and love it! I have been involved in several dog rescue groups over the years and have assisted in rehabilitating and finding them forever homes.  I would love to go back to school to become a Vet Tech but I am waiting until my schedule permits.  I have a yellow lab named Remi, he is buddies with many of our daycare dogs.  Currently I work in kennel and bathing and love every minute of it.  I call it my therapy!


  • 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 Supervisor
    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.
  • Lyndsie Eizensmits

    Kennel Staff /Daycare Attendant

    Lyndsie’s passion for animal care can be traced back to her 4-H days of showing rabbits at the county fair. She had canine companions growing up, and decided to make a career out of her love by going to Columbus State for veterinary tech. In her spare time Lyndsie loves sports, taking her “chua” Tequila for walks, and hanging out with friends. Go bucks!
  • Truett Halliday

    Kennel Staff
    I’m 17 years old currently a junior at Gahanna Lincoln HighSchool, my dad is the owner of Animal Care Center, I love to play with dogs!
  • Sam Hershey

    Kennel Staff / Daycare Attendant
    My name is Sammi.  I love hanging out with my friends and family in my free time. My passion is helping scared dogs come out of their shell.  Last year I rescued a very sick kitty from outside and nursed him back to health.
  • Lauren Lansinger

    Kennel Staff / Vet Assistant / Daycare Attendant
    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. 
  • Alli Holahan

    Kennel Staff
    I am currently a junior at Bowling Green State University studying Biology with a focus on Pre-Veterinary Medicine. After I graduate I intend to go to Veterinary school but have not decided what kind of practice I want to work in. I enjoy running, playing with and taking care of my dog Maggie, and going on adventures with friends.
  • Adam Howerth

    Kennel Staff / Daycare Attendant

    I am 25 years old, I went to Hocking College where I studied wildlife management. The environment is my biggest passion. I enjoy hiking, fishing, and birding and I love working with animals and animal lovers.
  • Adrienne Nipper

    Daycare Attendant / Pet Bather / Vet Assistant
    I am from St. Louis Missouri but decided to spread my wings a little! I have a degree in Wildlife Biology from Missouri State University.  I have a 2 year old Boxer / Lab mutt named Remington.   I love to be anywhere outdoors! My hobbies are hiking, reading and swimming.  I love all animals but I do have extra love for dogs!  The bigger the dog the better!
  • Sarah Sams

    Kennel Staff
    Hi Everyone!  My name is Sarah and I have been working in the animal care field for 3 years now.  I love taking care of each pet as if they are my own and working with the animals who are nervous or scared in order to make them feel at home and loved.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, playing with my dog Chelsea and hanging out with friends. 
  • 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".