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Meet Our Team

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 1999. She is proud of the hospital achieving AAHA accreditation status in 2016. Outside of the office, she shares her life with her show her horses. She is also obsessed with the history of the American Civil War. She frequently spends time in Gettysburg and enjoys being a docent at Daniel Lady Farm, as well as giving talks and sidesaddle demonstrations. Other interests include scuba diving, landscaping, target shooting and sewing. Dr. Ray shares her life with several dogs, 4 cats, 2 birds, 1 rabbit and 3 horses.


Lead Veterinary Technician

Nicole is our lead Registered Veterinary Technician. We are extremely fortunate that she has been with us since 1998. She is a wealth of knowledge and experience and has been a comforting presence her for both pets and their parents alike. In her free time, she enjoys family time, travel, and taking care of the pets. She is mom to her 2 Shih Tzus, Chloe and Gabrielle, her cats, Cashmere and Posey, as well as her numerous turtle rescues.


Veterinary Technician

Brooke, a Registered Veterinary Technician, is a 2020 graduate of Kent Trumbull Branch. Brooke's quiet and calm demeanor is very pleasing to the animals and makes them feel at ease. In her spare time, she enjoys going to concerts, K-Pop and Anime. She is proud Mom to Dazai, Toby, Rouis, Mirio, Eri Ezmae, Friend and Mowgli.


Technician Assistant

Justin received his Bachelor’s degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Baldwin–Wallace University in 2000. Justin has enjoyed working as a Veterinary Assistant for Champion Animal Hospital since 2011. His free time consists of singing and musical-directing with local performing theatre companies and ensembles. He loves going to the movies with friends, and spending time with his family and beloved dogs.


Technician Assistant

Josie has been with Champion Animal Hospital since 2021. She is a fantastic Technician Assistant. Dr. Ray's nickname for her is "The Cat Whisperer". Her love of animals has led her to pursuing an additional career in pet grooming. She enjoys spending time with her 4 cats, Lucy, Finn, Stormy and Kitty.


Office Manager

Natalie, a California native, has been working with animals for as long as she can remember. She has found her forever home with Champion Animal Hospital. Natalie shares her life with her adult children, her very active grandchildren and her dog Deuce, a Bull Mastiff/Pit Bull mix.



Wendy has been a part of the Champion Animal Hospital team since 2008, working as a receptionist. She is a 1996 graduate of Kent State University. Wendy and Bo, her husband of 22 years, live in Niles with their 2 children. Wendy has always had an interest in fitness. She enjoys running and traveling. Wendy's family also includes 3 beautiful Siamese-mix cats: Sushi, Maui, and Bonzai.