Dr. Susan Burkhart

Dr. Susan Burkhart - Animal Medical Center in OntarioDr. Susan Burkhart grew up in Galion, Ohio and developed a love for animals at a very young age, announcing when she was 7 years old that she would someday become a veterinarian. She graduated as valedictorian of Galion Senior High School in 1982, then with a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in 1986. Her childhood dream was realized in 1990 when she graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Burkhart practiced small and exotic animal medicine in Cincinnati and Zanesville, before accepting an offer to return to the University as Assistant Professor of Small Animal Medicine. She taught in the University’s community practice department, preparing senior veterinary students for private practice. After several years, Dr. Burkhart returned to private practice in Ashland, Ohio before co-purchasing the Animal Medical Center of Ontario.

Dr. Burkhart provides all types of care, including small animal preventative care, diagnostic medicine, and surgery. Her special interests are dentistry, behavioral medicine, and exotic animal medicine and surgery.

Dr. Burkhart is married and has twins. Her hobbies include running, tennis, cooking, and travel.

Dr. Brittany Gulker

>Dr. Brittany Gulker - Animal Medical Center in OntarioOriginally from Columbus, Dr. Gulker completed her undergraduate work at The University of Findlay and obtained her DVM from The Ohio State University in 2013. She then completed a small animal internship predominantly in emergency medicine at a large specialty practice in Rhode Island. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and greyhound health and wellness. While not at the clinic, she enjoys traveling, riding horses, staying involved with area greyhound rescue groups, and spending time with her family, which includes two cats and two greyhounds.

Support Staff


Jennifer Weitzel
Practice Manager
Jennifer Weitzel - Animal Medical Center in Ontario
Amanda Vantilburg
Administrative Assistant
Amanda Vantilburg - Animal Medical Center in Ontario
Dixie Dawson
Kennel Assistant
Dixie Dawson - Animal Medical Center in Ontario
 Erica Lauer
Registered Veterinary Technician
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