Meet our Veterinarians
At Animal Care Clinics, our veterinarians realize that your pet is a special part of your family. That is why it is our duty and passion to provide the best care for your furry friends. We treat every animal that walks, hops, or scurries through our doors like they are a member of our family and make sure that both you and your pet are happy and comfortable. We proudly serve the Galena and Westerville, Ohio areas we deliver the highest quality health care from general exams to surgical procedures. With accreditation’s from the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, and the American Animal Hospital Association (Annehurst Veterinary Hospital), our veterinarians have years of experience and dedication to deliver the best treatment in town.
Dr. MarK Harris, DVM
CEO | Veterinarian
Dr. Mark Harris graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. Upon graduation he started practicing veterinary medicine at Columbus Veterinary Emergency Center. In September, 1986 he purchased a small neighborhood veterinary practice, Annehurst Veterinary Hospital. Dr Harris’s passion for veterinary medicine and providing excellent care to his patients transformed the practice into a full service 24-hour emergency veterinary facility with round the clock nursing care for all hospitalized and medical boarding patients. In 2003 he opened a second veterinary clinic in the Big Walnut area, which is located between Westerville and Sunbury.
Dr. Harris works with rescue groups and runs his own rescue at The Animal Care Clinics. He showed his real compassion for animals during hurricane Katrina. He equipped several veterinary students he was mentoring with medicines and supplies to go help in some of the hardest hit areas. He also sent a van and staff members to Louisiana to pick up 26 dogs rescued from the hurricane and bring them back to his facility. All animals were successfully placed in loving homes and one was happily reunited back with his original family.
Dr. Harris feels it is a true privilege to have what he considers “the best job in the world” and will continue to pass it forward by mentoring some of the most amazing young future veterinarians.
His special area of interest is Canine Reproduction and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, The Society for Theriogenology, and The Delaware Ohio Kennel Club.
In his spare time he enjoys playing with his dogs, fishing, traveling, and cheering for the Crew and Buckeyes!
Dr. Victoria Madwar, DVM
Dr. Victoria Madwar grew up in the north end of Columbus and received her Bachelor’s Degree from The Ohio State University in 1985. She then graduated from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. Dr. Madwar began her employment at Annehurst Veterinary Hospital right after graduation, thus making it a two doctor practice!
Dr. Madwar has been married to her husband Jeff for 24 years and the rest of her two-legged family include her 3 children –Jordan, Madison and Morgan. She has lived in Gahanna for 18 years while raising her family. Her four-legged families are her dogs –Jewels, Dexter, JoJo and a cat named Blossom. All her pets are rescues from Annehurst’s Rescue Program. Dr. Madwar enjoys spending time with her family and pets, watching her son play baseball and her daughter cheer, vacations at the beach and OSU football.
Dr. Madwar currently splits her schedule between Annehurst and Big Walnut Animal Care Center. She feels fortunate to be involved in the care of her patients from their puppy/kitten years though their senior years.
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Hurst, DVM (originally from Greenville, OH) graduated from The Ohio State University in 1995 with a BS in Animal Science and in 1999 from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent her first 2 years as a veterinarian at a private practice in California caring for horses, dogs and cats. She has been practicing with the Annehurst Veterinary Hospital group since 2001. She is currently working 3 days a week at the Big Walnut Animal Care Center facility where she stays very busy providing preventive care and general medicine and surgery to a great group of clients.
Outside of work, Dr. Hurst and her wonderful husband Rodney, are busy raising their 2 young boys, Braxton and Vander. They share their home near Powell with 2 beloved cats, Wesley and Ralphie. Dr. Hurst enjoys exercising, puzzles, being outside with her boys, traveling and spending time with extended family.