Get to Know Our Warren, OH Staff at Champion Animal Hospital

At Champion Animal Hospital, our Warren, OH veterinarians and support staff thrive on helping your pets recover from injuries and illness. Get to know us a little better before your next visit so that you feel completely comfortable bringing your pets to us.


Dr Holly Ray on a horse


Dr. Holly Ray


Dr. Ray earned her B.S. in Biology from Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA. During the following five years, she lived in Dublin, Ireland, where she completed her veterinary degree at University College Dublin. After returning home, she became owner of Champion Animal Hospital in Warren, Ohio (1998). Her areas of special interest include surgical procedures and cosmetic reconstruction following traumatic injuries.


Outside of the office, Dr. Ray has a passion for showing horses. She rides an Arabian, a quarter horse, and a paint. In 2011, she and her paint horse, who is visually impaired, were featured in The American Paint Horse Journal.


Dr. Ray is also obsessed with Civil War history. She enjoys studying and visiting battlefield sites, including Gettysburg (a favorite destination). Other interests include scuba diving—which is how she met her husband—landscaping, farming, and target shooting. Dr. Ray has several “kids,” including several dogs, cats, and birds.


Dr Toni Janosko


Dr. Toni Janosko


Dr. Antoinette Janosko graduated from Westminster College in 1999 with a double major in environmental science and (with honors) biology. At Westminster, she fell in love with 2 things: veterinary medicine and horses.


After graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003, Dr. Toni practiced equine medicine in Trumbull County. Over the past decade, she has treated the largest horses down to the smallest kittens, and everything in between.


In recent years, through close work with a no-kill shelter, her understanding of the human-animal bond has deepened. Over time, she’s seen neglected animals blossom under the love and care of their new-found “forever” humans.


Dr. Toni lives in Warren with her husband, Garry, and her son, Carter. Completing the family are her beloved German shepherd, Syn, and anything-but-normal Border collie, Cassie—along with her one-eyed cat, Storm. Like any good cat, Storm has trained the family to fit her needs. Although their farm is currently without a horse, the family enjoys showing and breeding dairy cattle. In the spring, you’ll find family members at the end of a halter, showing and spoiling their “girls”.


Other animal-related hobbies include agility and obedience with Syn and Cassie, plus an interest in canine search and rescue. Dr. Toni has been a certified scuba diver since college, often traveling to the Caribbean and Galapagos in search of the perfect dive. Recently, her interests have expanded into the realm of T-ball as a coach for her son’s team.


Support Staff

Support staff Michele




After receiving her degree from Morehead State University, Michele has worked as a Registered Veterinary Technician at Champion Animal Hospital since 1988. She is married and has 2 children. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, scrapbooking, cooking, baking, and snow skiing.







Nicole has been with Champion Animal Hospital since 1998. Although she is currently a Veterinary Assistant, Nikki is attending Cedar Valley College pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology.


Nikki is a graduate of Niles McKinley High School. She and her husband Victor have 2 children: Brandon and Michael. The family lives in Hubbard with their Shih Tzus: Lucas, Chloe, & Gabby. They also have 3 cats: Azrael, Gargamel, & Mabel.


She enjoys fishing, scrapbooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.




IMG_6052Linda has been an assistant at Champion Animal Hospital since 1995, taking time off over the years to raise her family. She and her husband have 3 children. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is always on the run helping her children with their numerous sporting events.


Linda enjoys her 2 dogs: a Yorkshire Terrier, Daisy–which she rescued from a breeding facility—and her Doberman Pinscher, Ellie Mae. Linda’s contagious laugh and ever-present smile keep fellow team members and clients alike in a good mood.




FullSizeRenderNatalie, a California native, has been working in the veterinary field as long as she can remember. At 12 years old she was cleaning kennels and greeting clients for a veterinarian and close family friend back in California. He suggested that a career in Veterinary medicine would suit her, so she has continued in this profession ever since.


Nat shares her life with her adult children and her 2 dogs, Nate Dogg (a Rottweiler) and Deuce (a Bull Mastiff / Pitt Bull mix). Whenever she does find spare time, she enjoys spending it with her family while enjoying home decorating & repairs, outdoor activities, flea marketing, and reading.


support staff Wendy




Wendy has been a part of the Champion Animal Hospital team for the past 6 years, working as a receptionist. She is a 1996 graduate of Kent State University. Wendy and Bo, her husband of 17 years, live in Niles with their 2 children.


Wendy has always had an interest in fitness. She and her husband enjoy running together and participating in local events. Wendy’s family also includes 3 beautiful Siamese-mix cats: Sushi, Maui, & Bonzai.




Elaine has been working for a veterinarian periodically over the years, all while simultaneously working 23 years in the steel industry. She has now found her forever home with Dr. Ray and the rest of the team. Elaine is Champion Animal Hospital’s all-round employee, doing a bit of everything and anything.


Away from work, she spends time with her two best friends, Jakob and Jessie–her Doberman Pinschers. She also has 4 cats and numerous chickens, all who definitely keep her busy. She also enjoys listening to her vast record album collection, watching old movies, and going to outdoor flea markets.



JustinJustin received his Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Baldwin–Wallace University. After traveling extensively around the world as a professional entertainer, he has permanently settled down back here in Ohio. Justin has enjoyed working as a veterinary assistant and administrative assistant for Champion Animal Hospital for the past 2 years. His free time consists of singing with local performing ensembles, going to the movies with friends, and spending time with his loving cat, Dorian.