Meet the Doctors
Dr. Jodi Houser
Dr. Houser is originally from Southern Ohio, but has made her home in Licking County since 2006. She completed her undergraduate studies in Political Science at Miami University, where she was a member of the Waterski Club and an Intramural Sports Supervisor. She earned her Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 where she was the Treasurer of the Student Chapter of the AVMA. She has experience with both companion and farm animals and enjoys the diversity and challenges that come with treating multiple species.
Dr. Houser has been married to her college sweetheart, Jeff, since 2000. They have two beautiful children; Shannon and Drew. She also shares her home with her dog – Molly, and three cats – Oliver, Axl, and Petunia. In her free time, she enjoys waterskiing, Ohio State Football, golf, and reading.
Dr. Houser maintains USDA accreditation and is affiliated with many professional organizations, including:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Ohio Veterinary Medical Association
- Licking County Chamber of Commerce
- Granville Chamber of Commerce
- Nationwide Children’s Hospital Hearing Program Parent Advisory Board
- Humane Society of America
- Veterinary Practice Management Network
Dr. Houser has special interest in internal medicine, soft tissue surgery, dermatology, and ultrasound.
Her belief is that pets are valued members of the family. She strives to help owners make informed and compassionate decisions concerning their pets’ care.
Dr. Abby Coppel
Dr. Coppel is originally from a farm in Northwest Ohio. She moved to Columbus in 2006 and currently resides in Westerville. She attended The Ohio State University where she completed her undergraduate studies in Animal Science in 2010 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She has experience with farm animals, but has been in small animal practice since graduation. Dr. Coppel has a special interest in internal medicine, dermatology, and ultrasound.
Dr. Coppel and her husband, Michael, married in October 2015. They have a beautiful daughter named Amelia and a baby boy named William. They also share their home with a golden labrador named Aiden, a fluffy Shih Tzu mix named Gunny, and one frisky feline named Toulouse. In her free time, Dr. Coppel enjoys yoga, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and Ohio State Football.
Dr. Coppel maintains USDA accreditation and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association.
Dr. Elizabeth Stafford
Dr. Elizabeth Stafford is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University. She grew up in Upper Arlington, and has practiced in central Ohio for 15 years at several clinics with a variety of clientele in various communities. She has loved animals since she was a young girl. As a child she had a horse, turtles, a parakeet, cats and a dog. Her passions in veterinary medicine are surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, cardiology and holistic medicine. She is trained in veterinary acupuncture through the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL and is pursuing the use of herbs as an adjunct therapy to traditional medicine.
Dr. Stafford's husband Matt is in sales and they have two children; Ella, who is 12, and Tucker, who is 8. Their four-footed family members are Watch, a 7 year old German Shorthair Pointer and Chicken and Waffles, 18 month old tabby littermates. Dr. Stafford’s family has a home on a lake in Northern Michigan, which is her favorite place to be. She loves spending time with her family, being outdoorsy whenever possible: hiking, biking, boating, and fishing. She loves to read, write, do yoga and garden. She is working on improving her culinary skills and is writing a novel.
Dr. Stafford is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.