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The Carrollton Animal Hospital has been a staple of Carrollton, Ohio since Dr. Keith Burgett restarted the practice in 1971 after purchasing it from the widow of the late Dr. Don Kelch.  The current facility was initially built in 1974.  Then in 1994 the building was expanded and remodeled to what it is today (Free Press Standard, Jan. 4, 2018).  In December of 2017, Dr. Burgett retired and sold the practice to Dr. Nicole Kelleher who is continuing Dr. Burgett’s legacy of providing high quality, hometown medicine. From the moment you walk through our door you will feel that friendly, personalized care that can only come with a small town.  In the back, the facility is fully equipped with in-house blood machines, full digital radiography, dental radiography, new dental unit, anesthetic monitoring equipment, and surgical laser.  At Carrollton Animal Hospital we strive to bring up-to-date medicine to you in an approachable, comfortable atmosphere.

Our Team

Nicole Kelleher, DVM, CVA

Dr. Nicole Kelleher graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. After graduation she began practicing in Greensburg, Indiana at a mixed animal practice. Wanting to come back to Ohio, Dr. Kelleher then joined an equine-only practice based out of Chagrin Falls, OH. In summer 2016 Dr. Kelleher entered the small animal world working at a small animal practice in Cleveland, OH. while she continued her education to include Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine receiving her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the Chi Institute in spring 2017. In December 2017 she and her husband, Patrick Kelleher, purchased the Carrollton Animal Hospital from Dr. Keith Burgett.

Outside of work she has 3 children; a 7-year-old named James, a 3-year-old named Sean, and a 1-year-old named Eibhlin. They all live on a farm with 3 horses, a miniature donkey, 1 dog, and 5 cats. In her spare time, Dr. Kelleher enjoys riding horses, hiking, and hunting.

Charles (Chuck) Cline, DVM

Dr. Charles (Chuck) Cline graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. Upon graduating, he began his career practicing at the Carrollton Animal Hospital with Dr. Keith Burgett from 1981 to 1987 as a mixed practice veterinarian. From there his life moved him to North Carolina where he worked in a small animal clinic for two years. He moved back to Ohio in 1989 where he successfully owned and operated his own veterinary practice until 2012. Dr. Cline returned to the Carrollton Animal Hospital to work alongside Dr. Burgett as a part-time small animal practitioner in 2014. Today he continues to practice at the Carrollton Animal Hospital working with Dr. Nicole Kelleher.

In addition to his career, Dr. Cline and his wife, Treva, have two children. His son, Travis, is a veterinarian as well and his daughter Kate is a Chiropractor. They also have a family dog named Woody who is 15 years old. Outside of work his passions include spending time with his family, model trains, and running marathons.

Allison Gardener, DVA

Dr. Gardener graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation, Dr. Gardner started her career working at mixed animal practice in Connecticut where she stayed for 15 years. Wanting to raise her children back in Ohio, Dr. Gardner joined the Carrollton Animal Hospital in 2020.

Kaitlynn Mick,

Kaitlynn is one of our Veterinary Technicians. Kaitlynn joined our team in October of 2018. She received her Associates of Veterinary Technology degree from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in May of 2014 and obtained her veterinary technician license in August of 2014. She is also currently working towards her bachelor’s degree. Her hobbies include playing Xbox or PlayStation with friends, doing crafts and spending time with her family. She has 2 dogs, a Pit Bull named Sasha and a Doberman Pincher named Thea. Kaitlynn also has a rabbit named Thumper.


Patrick Kelleher is our practice manager and co-owner of the clinic with his wife, Dr. Nicole Kelleher. Previous to his career managing a veterinary clinic, Patrick owned/operated a microbrewery in Columbus, Ohio from 2010 to 2013. Moving to Indiana to follow Dr. Kelleher's career, he then opened a miniature wargaming store in Greensburg, Indiana in 2014. Moving again in 2016 to keep up with his wife, and get back to Ohio again, Patrick enjoyed being a stay-at-home Dad until they decided to purchase the Carrollton Animal Hospital in 2017.


Hayley joined our team as a receptionist/veterinary assistant in February of 2018. She enjoys the daily interactions with our patients and clients, and always brings a positive attitude to our environment. Her passion includes four lizards named Sprinkles, Penelope, Pippy, and Esmerelda. She also enjoys taking care of her small flock of laying hens and has recently taken in a new cat named Teddie into her household.

Stephanie Schott, RVT

Stephanie has been with the Carrollton Animal Hospital as a licensed Veterinary Technician since 2012. She received her degree from the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford in Columbus, Ohio. Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys farming on her family farm and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves spending time and playing frisbee with her Border Collie mix named Paige.


Jacque Evans is a receptionist/Vet assistant. She has worked for Carrollton Animal Hospital for 5 years. She lives on a dairy farm taking care of the calves and showing cows. Her hobbies include backpacking, camping, and hiking different places with her 2 dogs Kahlua and Rico.


Kevin is the newest addition to Carrollton Animal Hospital, joining in October 2018. He has always worked in client communication, but always had an interest in the veterinary field. Outside of work, Kevin loves spending time with his Boxer-Lab, Peeta, by taking him camping, hiking, and snuggling on the couch.


Haley joined Carrollton Animal Hospital in May 2018. Haley recently graduated college from Stark State with a degree of Associates of Applied Science. Her major in college was Occupational Therapy assisting. Haley works up front with the reception team greeting and checking in clients. In her spare time Haley like working on her family farm and playing hide and seek with her German Shepherd Otto.


Fran has been with the Carrollton Animal Hospital since the early days of the business. She started with Dr. Keith Burgett 46 years ago in February of 1973. With her farming background Fran fit right in with taking large animal farm calls as well as assisting with small animals. She was grand-fathered in as a Licensed Veterinary Technician in 1975 while at the same time serving as a receptionist. Today she is currently our receptionist and accounts manager. In her personal time, she enjoys gardening, cooking, and spending time with her family. At home she has a lab mix named Gracie and a clowder of cats.