Dr. Bill Goode
Practice Owner, Veterinarian
For Dr. Bill Goode, the veterinary profession allows him the opportunity to share his love of science while looking after the beloved companions of pet owners just like himself. Making a positive impact on the lives of families is the ultimate reward! Dr. Goode has been helping the pets and animal parents of the Columbus area here at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital for nearly 30 years.
Dr. Goode grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and was only a junior in high school when he first started cleaning kennels and assisting with clients at his local veterinary practice. After high school, he moved to Columbus to study pre-veterinary science and ultimately attend veterinary school at Ohio State University. He remained in Columbus after college and began his professional career at a nearby animal clinic. It wasn’t long before Dr. Goode was recruited to join the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital team—he jumped at the chance, and the rest is history!
The most enjoyable part of Dr. Goode’s job is diagnosing and treating patients that can’t speak for themselves. For him, exploring new diagnostic and treatment methods while keeping up on the latest advancements in veterinary medicine is one of the most exciting and important parts of his work.
Away from the clinic, Dr. Goode enjoys hiking and camping in the great outdoors. He’s also an avid traveler and loves to explore different cultures around the world. He and his partner of 26 years share their lives with three felines, all grey cats whose antics keep Dr. Goode laughing on a daily basis.
Dr. Diane Ott
Practice Owner, Veterinarian
Dr. Diane Ott adored all sorts of animals from an early age—it wasn’t long before she had read all of the animal books available in her local library. By the time she had convinced her parents to add a rabbit to the family, her mind was made up: Dr. Ott would become a veterinary professional!
Dr. Ott is originally from northern New Jersey and spent her undergraduate years in Pennsylvania. Next, she relocated to Ohio to earn her veterinary degree, graduating as a licensed veterinarian in 2004 and launching her professional career.
When the opportunity arose for Dr. Ott to purchase half of North Kenny Veterinary Hospital, she jumped at her chance—she became a co-owner in 2010 and has been caring for the pets of Columbus here ever since. She has particular interests in geriatric care and physical therapy work, and makes it her mission every day to give each and every pet that she sees the same level of care she would want for her own animal companions.
Aside from her passions within veterinary medicine, Dr. Ott likes reading, gardening, camping, and spending time with her family and pets. Along with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Ethan and Emma, Dr. Ott shares her home with several four-legged friends: Meryl, an English Cocker Spaniel, is a retired champion show dog; Levi, the English Cocker Spaniel, enjoys howling along in accompaniment when Dr. Ott’s children play musical instruments; and Truman, a Doberman Pinscher, is the goofball of the bunch. The family also has four loveable cats: Yoshi, Garfield, Mrs. Whiskers, and Iris.
Dr. April Bauer
Dr. April Bauer grew up on her parents’ farm in Chillicothe, Ohio, where the barn cats and family dogs had several litters over the years. She and her brother cared for them constantly, and it wasn’t difficult for Dr. Bauer to develop a passion for pets early on in life. As she got a bit older and started caring for animals in the 4-H program, her interest only deepened. For her, veterinary medicine was the obvious career choice!
Dr. Bauer attended Miami University to major in zoology, spending her summers off working as a Veterinary Assistant, before earning her veterinary degree at Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She secured her first position as a licensed veterinarian at a busy five-doctor urban practice in Chicago, where she also spent a few days per month working at the local no-kill shelter.
After moving to the Columbus area with her husband to be closer to family, Dr. Bauer was thrilled to join the North Kenny Veterinary Hospital team in July of 2013. Medically, she’s fond of soft-tissue surgery, dental work, and feline medicine. Dr. Bauer is also passionate about spay-and-neuter advocacy, and still gives her time to nearby spay-and-neuter clinics and frequently brings in feral cats around her home for trap-neuter-release work.
In her time away from the hospital, Dr. Bauer can be found reading, cooking, and exploring Columbus with her family. She and her husband have a young son, Thomas (Dr. Bauer spayed an 80-pound dog here at the hospital the morning that she went into labor!), and also share their home with two loveable cats named Patty Cake and Wally.
Dr. Cory Brown
Internal Medicine Consultant
Dr. Cory Brown always knew that he wouldn’t be satisfied working a sales or desk job. When the time came for him to choose a major during college, he thought back to one thing that he had always been passionate about: the welfare of animals. That’s when he made the decision to pursue veterinary medicine and use his skillset to better the lives of pets and their loving owners!
Dr. Brown is originally from Oklahoma, and attended Oklahoma State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine to earn his Doctorate and become a licensed veterinarian. He went on to complete an internship at Auburn University as well as a residency in small-animal internal medicine at Purdue University. Next, Dr. Brown launched his professional career by working in several large, multi-modality specialty hospitals—including stints in a West Palm Beach, Florida facility and at Ohio State University—before making the jump into consulting work.
Dr. Brown consults for veterinarians across Columbus and surrounding areas to provide internal medicine specialty services, advanced imaging work, and second opinions for difficult cases; he’s been lending a helping hand here at North Kenny Veterinary Hospital for several years. His favorite part of the job is helping to diagnose an illness or condition early on, allowing for prompt and proper treatment to return an ailing pet to full health.
Away from work, Dr. Brown enjoys reading, continuing to learn new things (he’s in the process of learning Spanish!), and spending quality time with his family and pets. He has a young daughter as well as two animal companions: a rescued cat who is mean to everyone except him, and an aging Terrier mix who survived cancer and now expects copious amounts of treats.
Dr. Elizabeth Stafford
Dr. Elizabeth Stafford is a 2006 graduate of The Ohio State University. She has practiced in central Ohio for 12 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, frogs, snakes, 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.
Her husband Matt is in sales and they have two children; Ella, who is nine, and Tucker, who is six. Their four-footed family members are Watch, a four-year-old German Shorthair Pointer and Goose, a sixteen-year-old grey domestic shorthair. Dr. Stafford and her husband Matt both grew up in Upper Arlington and have large families with many siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews. 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.
She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Feline Practitioners.