Northwood Veterinary Hospital

We are a full-service veterinary medical facility, with kennel and grooming services located in Springfield, Ohio. Our professional and courteous staff seeks to provide the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for our highly-valued clients and patients. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7A-6:45P and Saturday 8A-Noon for scheduled appointments.

We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients. We strive to offer excellence in veterinary care to Springfield, Ohio and all of Clark and Champaign counties.

Please take a moment to contact us today to learn more about our veterinary practice and to find out more information about how Northwood Veterinary Hospital can serve the needs of you and your pet.



  • 3681 Middle Urbana Road
  • Springfield,OH 45502
  • Phone: (937) 390-2283
  • Fax: (937) 390-2284
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  • Mon - Fri: 7:00 AM-7:00 PM
  • Sat: 8:00 AM - Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours Emergency Doctor
  • On Call: (937) 390-2283
  • John B. Bruce, DVM

    Owner, Veterinarian


    Doctor Bruce is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  He practiced in Raleigh, North Carolina for three years before purchasing Northwood Veterinary Hospital from Dr. Henry in 2006.

    Doctor Bruce grew up in rural Geauga County Ohio and attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. 

    He is married to Linda Bruce and their family resides in Springfield.  They have four children - Jack, Maggie, Lizzie, and Stella.  Doctor Bruce's children attend Catholic Central Schools in Springfield.  Jack is freshman attending the University of Colorado.

    Doctor Bruce sees medical appointments, performs surgery, and has a special interest in internal medicine and surgery.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2003
    Education:
    Ohio State Univeristy of Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Internal Medicine and Surgery, Soccer
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  • Jessica Brugler Johnson, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Doctor Brugler Johnson grew up in Bellefontaine, Ohio with two brothers in a tight-knit family.  She attended Muskingum University for her undergrad and double majored in history and biology.

    After graduating from vet school, she did an internship at CROW on Sanibel Island, Florida.  Following her internship, she worked at the local Humane Society in Labelle, Florida.

    Doctor Brugler Johnson loves animals of all types, but has a special fondness for Welsh Corgis.  She currently shares her residence with her husband Zac, their new baby boy Alistair Herbert, and four dogs, seven cats, two sheep, multiple birds and reptiles, and a Llama.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2011
    Education:
    Ohio State Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Dermatology, parasitology, behavior, and wildlife medicine
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  • Polina Rivers, DVM

    Veterinarian

    Doctor Polina Rivers is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Otterbein University, where she double majored in Molecular Biology and Pre-Veterinary Medicine.  Doctor Rivers then received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

    She currently resides in Marysville, Ohio, with her husband Justin, their dogs Ava and Jax, and cats Ped and Zeus.

    Years in Practice:
    Jun 24, 2015
    Education:
    Ohio State Veterinary Medicine
    Interests:
    Horseback riding, reading, being outdoors, spending time with family
    Email:
  • Jessica Troyer, RVT

    Registered Vet Technician

    Jessica grew up Illinois and has lived her adult life in Urbana.  She is a graduate of The Ohio State University.  Jessica completed her Degree in Veterinary Technology at Columbus State Community College.

    She has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician for 11 years. Included in her family are her husband, Toby; three college students - Taylor, Will, and Cassidy; one dog - Halo, one goat - Bonnie, four cats - Cal, Rigby, Re, and Finn, and three horses!!! Nehhhhh

    Education:
    The Ohio State University
    Email:
  • Kayla Gabriel, RVT

    Registered Vet Technician

    Kayla has lived in Springfield her whole life. 

    Kayla has a passion for Corgi dogs.  She has two Corgis - Scamp and Lady Waffles of Rumperfluff, aka Waffles!  Kayla also has three cats - Katie, Linus and Lucy, a rabbit - Anna, and a guinea pig named Goober.                  

    Education:
    Miami Jacobs Career College, Associates Degree
    Interests:
    Exotics Medicine, Corgis, reading
  • David McKinney, RVT

    Registered Vet Technician

    David is from Springfield and moved back to Springfield after College.  He enjoys helping with medical cases that are out of the ordinary.

    David has three cats - Tiger, Biggy, and Johnny.

                   

    Education:
    Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School & Assoc. in Criminal Justice from Clark State
    Interests:
    Sports, history, meteorology, and being outdoors
  • Sadie Melvin

    Veterinary technician

    Sadie grew up in Urbana, but now lives in Springfield. She is attending Columbus State Community College in the veterinary technician program.

    Sadie has two cats- Muzzy and Smokey that she rescued from here, and a Great Dane named Roscoe.

    Education:
    Columbus State Community College
  • Amanda Goheen

    Vet Tech Assistant

    Amanda works at Northwood as a Vet Tech Assistant.  She has lived in Springfield her whole life.  She was an assistant girls soccer coach for 11 years at Northeastern High School. 

    She currently volunteers at Brukner Nature Center, helping take care of the wildlife.  Amanda has run 5ks, 10ks, and a 15k.  She is working up to run a half and full marathon.

    Amanda has two cats she rescued - Psycho and Riley Pool.

    Education:
    Penn Foster Graduate 2016 - Vet Assistant
    Interests:
    Columbus Crew Soccer, broadway plays, and running
  • Sierra Kirk

    Veterinary Assistant

    Sierra is from Springfield. She is a student at Wright State University working towards a biology degree and plans to become a veterinarian.

    Sierra has three cats: Ava, Cora, and Vera.
  • Paula Massie

    Office Manager

    Paula has lived in Springfield all her life.  She is married to Glen and is very proud of her two adult sons, Justin and Zach.  Paula has one grandson named Bennett.  She has been a receptionist at Northwood since 2007 and was promoted to Office Manager September 2018.

    Paula has four dogs - Baby Girl, Tyra Banks, Kyra, and Prince Albert; and three cats - Gracie, Gray, and Lulu .  All of her pets are rescues!  Along with being a mom, a grandmother, and a busy pet owner, Paul teaches Sunday school at her church.


              

    Interests:
    Church, family, and pets
  • Susie Johnson

    Receptionist

    Susie has been a receptionist at Northwood since 2007.  She previously waited tables at Colliers in Springfield.  Susie is married to Tom, has two adult children and one granddaughter. 

    Their household has four Chihuahuas - Chica, Izzy, Mikah, and Paco, and a 19 year old cat named Blackie. 

    Education:
    Associates Human Services & Child Care Management
    Interests:
    Bowling; being outdoors
  • Michelle Adkins

    Receptionist

    Michelle has worked at Northwood as a receptionist since 2002.  She currently works full time at Assurant.  Prior to working at Northwood, she worked at a veterinary hospital in Tucson, Arizona in 1992 for six years and Sumter, South Carolina for four years.

    She has two cats - Orange Boy and Marcy.

               

    Education:
    Associates Degree from Clark State
    Interests:
    Spending time with family and friends
  • Cindy Stevenson

    Receptionist

    Cindy works as a receptionist at Northwood.  Prior to working at Northwood, she worked at Stevenson Heating and a law office. 

    Cindy loves spending time with her yellow Labrador, "Pickels."  She also enjoys spending time with her daughter, Lindsay and her grand dogs - Snickers, a chocolate Labrador (of course), and Bear, a Czeck Shepherd.  Cindy is active in her church.           

    Education:
    Shawnee H.S. and Clark State - Peace Officer Training
    Interests:
    Church, spending time with friends and family
  • Cheri Randall

    Receptionist

    Cheri began working at Northwood in 2016 as a receptionist.  Prior to working at Northwood, she worked as a critical care nurse for 32 years in Springfield and Columbus, Ohio, and St. George, Utah, and Phoenix, Arizona.

    Cheri has two adult daughters.  Nikki (married to Chris), with grandson T.C. and grand dogs Winston and Willie; and Kelly (married to Tony), with grandsons Brayden and Brenden, and grand dogs Buford and Baylee, and Bella, a cat.


    Education:
    Associate Degree in Registered Nursing
    Interests:
    Reading, puzzels, movies, and spending time with family and Bo, a rescued German Shepherd
  • Jody Miller

    Receptionist

    Jody lives in South Charleston with her husband Chris and their daughters Cameron and Kendall. She has worked as a receptionist at veterinary offices for several years. In her spare time, she loves to coach soccer, volunteer at her daughters school, and remodel houses.

    Jody's pets include six cats: Mack. Montana, Sienna,Nitro,Lincoln, and Kia as well as one dog-Jackson.
  • Elizabeth (Liz) Miller

    Groomer

    Elizabeth "Liz" has been grooming at Northwood since October of 2013 and grooming since 2008. 

    She was raised in Degraff on a farm and has been around animals her entire life.  Liz currently resides in Urbana with her boyfriend, Wes, and their son, Braydon, who is now three years old.  They have a dog, Jaxson, who comes to work with Liz to visit and Ricky, a cat who is more like a dog, probably because he was adopted from Northwood.

    Education:
    Ohio Hi-Point - Animal Management & Grooming and PetSmart Academy Dog & Cat Grooming
    Interests:
    Spending time with her family
  • Vicie Reynolds-Bitler

    Manager of Kennel and Grooming

    Vicie has worked at Northwood since June of 2011.  She is the Kennel and Grooming Manager.  Prior to coming to Northwood, Vicie worked for the Department of Public Safety, Ohio State Highway Patrol.  She was a dispatcher for 21 years and a dispatcher manager for 9 years.

    Her dream retirement job was to work at a veterinary facility where she could spend more time around animals -- "living the dream." 

    Vicie and her husband, Doug, reside in Springfield (Northridge).  They are proud parents of a boxer named Reagan.                 

    Education:
    Ft Wayne Intl Business College, Northwest Technical College, and Clark State College
    Interests:
    Dogs - Boxers, French Bulldogs, and hunting breeds; reading, being outdoors, sports - football, tennis, basketball, golf, and horse racing
  • Lexi Zizzo

    Kennel Attendant

    Lexi works full time in our Kennel.  She graduated from Kenton Ridge High School in 2011.  Lexie is an aspiring zoological veterinary technician and is currently taking courses at ABC College.

    She lives in Northridge, has a beautiful Golden Retriever named "Cashew," two cats - Meeko and Little Bear; and a snake - Johnny.
    Education:
    ABC College - Vet Assistant (2018); Kenton Ridge High School 2011
    Interests:
    Veterinary Technician, animals
  • Patrick McCombs

    Kennel Attendant
  • Austin Paul

    Kennel Attendant

    Austin graduated Kenton Ridge High School May 2017.  He has worked in our Kennel since 2015.  Austin's love of animals is quite obvious and he enjoys spending time with our boarding and daycare pets.  He wants to go to veterinary school to become a veterinarian.  Austin is currently attending Wright State University.

    He has two dogs at home - Chloe and Bentley.             

    Education:
    Attending Wright State University
    Interests:
    Soccer, tennis, working with animals
  • Ericka Ray

    Kennel Attendant

    Ericka attends Catholic Central and is a Senior.  She works part time in our Kennel helping to take care of boarding and daycare pets.  She lives in Northridge with her younger brother Mickael.

    Ericka enjoys playing basketball and softball.  She has two dogs - Jezzy, and Buttercup.               

    Education:
    Catholic Central High School - Senior
    Interests:
    Basketball, softball, and animals
  • Carly Turner

    Kennel Attendant

    Carly is a senior at Kenton Ridge High School and will graduate in May 2018.  She works part time in our Kennel helping to take care of our daycare and boarding pets.  She has a boxer named Gene. 

    Carly plays softball and will be attending college in West Virginia on a softball scholarship in the fall of 2018. 
    Education:
    Senior Kenton Ridge H.S. 2018
    Interests:
    Softball, boxer dogs
  • Jewelle Johnson

    Kennel Attendant
  • Sydney Yontz

    Kennel Attendant
  • Maggie Bruce

    Kennel Attendant
  • Audrey DeWitt

    Kennel Attendant
  • Kirsten Beals

    Kennel Attendant
  • Jack Bruce

    Kennel Attendant
  • Robbie Sisler

    Kennel Attendant