Our History


Welcome to Granville Veterinary Clinic! Our doctors have been caring for pets in the greater Granville area since 1987. Located in the Village at 216 South Main Street, Granville, Ohio, the Clinic was established by Dr. Douglas Wagner, D.V.M.

Granville Veterinary Clinic offers complete veterinary care for your dogs and cats, along with boarding and grooming, and an extensive line of veterinarian approved pet foods. Our telephone line is available 24 hours a day in the event of an emergency.

Just next door is the Village Pet Market, where you will find a broad selection of superior pet foods, pet supplies and accessories, pet toys, pet beds, grooming supplies and more…and all veterinarian approved!

Doug Wagner, DVM, Owner Granville Veterinary Clinic

Douglas T. Wagner, D.V.M.

Veterinarian

    Douglas Wagner, DVM

    Dr. Wagner attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating in 1984.  After graduation, he worked in a large/small animal practice in Dover, Ohio for 3 years.  Venturing out on his own in 1987, Dr. Wagner opened the Granville Veterinary Clinic and soon earned the trust and respect of the Granville and surrounding area residents, some of whom have moved out of the area or even the state, and still return for their pet’s annual visits and exams. 

    Faith, family, and community are the priorities outside of the office.  Dr. Wagner loves outdoor sports and fly fishing when the opportunity exists.  He and his wife, Becky, love to travel domestic and internationally to visit their 3 children.  Their daughter lives in Australia and is married to a soon to be veterinarian (in schooling).  One son lives in Denver and the other son is in Indianapolis.  All have graduated from college and are off Dad’s payroll.  Dr. Wagner and Becky share their home with 2 dogs, both very spoiled long-haired Dachshunds.  Dr. Wagner is active in the Granville Rotary Club, the Granville Township Open Space Program, and is a long-time active member of Centenary United Methodist Church of Granville.  Becky is the proprietor of the Village Pet Market next door to the clinic.  The Village Pet Market started in 2008 and compliments the veterinary business by offering premium nutritional diets and assorted pet items.  

    Debra Primovic, DVM

    Debra A. Primovic, D.V.M.

    Veterinarian

      Debra Primovic, DVM joined us in 2012 and immediately became a respected veterinarian among our clients. Dr. Primovic is a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Nursing and the O.S.U. College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in a general small animal practice for three years. Following that experience, she was a staff veterinarian for over a decade at the prestigious Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet in Columbus, Ohio.

      Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary practice, editing and writing pet health articles, and indexing for veterinary publications. She has three cats at home; Sammy, Pepper and Big Chicken.

      Dr. Rae Gandolf

      Veterinarian

        Dr. Gandolf graduated from The Ohio State University with the class of ’98. She has a wide breadth of experience and passion in veterinary medicine.

         

        Dr. Gandolf dedicated the first 10 years of her career to the field of wildlife and zoological medicine, attaining specialty board certification, and working with a range of species for both the Wilds and the Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium. On her off time, and in transition, she worked as a relief veterinarian in various veterinary clinics.

         

        Dr. Gandolf found a rewarding change of direction at the Animal Shelter Society in Zanesville for the next several years.  There, the high surgery volume allowed her to further hone her surgical skills and kindle her passion for hands-on medicine. Looking to perform more high level surgery and begin the third chapter to her career, she then began working with us in January 2020.  Dr. Gandolf currently divides her professional time with work as a veterinary surgeon in Columbus.  

         

        Originally from Connecticut, Dr. Gandolf chose to remain in Ohio. She and her husband are delighted with their recycled barn-house in Nashport, Ohio.  Heath owns and runs a bicycle shop and tool grinding service in Zanesville.  Together, they thoroughly enjoy spending time with their chickens, foster kittens, mountain bikes and dirt bikes.

         

        Contributing to the community is important to Dr. Gandolf. Outside of work, you might find her building mountain bike trails with her husband and dog, Timber, or painting murals in Zanesville.

        Gretchen

        Veterinary Assistant

          Gretchen has worked at animal shelters and vet hospitals since 2002.  She has a dog and 3 rescue cats at home.  In addition to being a Veterinary Assistant, she also helps with other administrative duties. 

          Cassie

          Tech and Kennel Manager

            Cassie joined our veterinary technician team as a Veterinary Assistant in September 2015. She is a graduate of The Vet Tech Institute at Bradford. Cassie has a passion to help every pet in need in any way possible and she doesn’t hesitate to ask our community for help when absolutely needed. She believes in paying it forward. Cassie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, shooting and playing disc golf with her dogs and boyfriend, Cory. To describe her as dedicated would be an understatement. We are honored to have Cassie on our team!

            Melissa

            Veterinary Assistant

              Melissa is currently attending The Ohio State University finishing her bachelor’s degree in Animal Science with the support of her fíancé, Adam and their son, Richter. Melissa and her family have a wide range of pets including a bearded dragon, a business of ferrets, and a few mutts. She loves spending time with her family while enjoying hikes with their RC cars, night fishing, and tending to her garden.

              Lisa

              Guest Service Representative

                Lisa started her career with us in 1998. She loves greeting our furry patients and getting sloppy kisses before and after their appointments. Lisa has many favorite animal clients, but her heart belongs at home with her 4 cats, and 3 miniature long-haired dachshunds, Beanie, Annie and Izzie. Lisa is the proud Mom of her only son, Tony.

                Shele

                Guest Service Representative

                  Shele has been with us since 2003. She provides an excellent guest service experience to our guests with a smile. When not working, she spends her days at home caring for Kirk, her elderly canine friend.  Currently, she shares her farm with horses- Zip and Pepper.  Shele has two beautiful daughters and two wonderful grandsons.  

                  Jan

                  Office Assistant/Book Keeper

                    Jan grew up on a farm in Granville Township and has been with the clinic since 2005.  She farmed many years with her late husband, Chuck.  They raised two sons- Isaac, who is currently in law school in Honolulu, Hawaii, and Christian, who is a chef in Granville.  Jan lives in Newark and has 3 dogs and 7 cats.  In her spare time, she enjoys illustrating, singing, writing, and anything horse-related.  

                    Brooklyn

                    Veterinary Assistant

                      Brooklyn is going to OSU to finish her bachelors degree in Zoology. She plans to finish her education with a degree in Veterinary Medicine.  She is in the Army Reserves, and enjoys archery, baking, traveling, and playing with her dog, Kenai. 

                      Rory

                      Veterinary Assistant

                        Rory started at GVC in 2020 as a kennel assistant, and has worked her way up to Veterinary Assistant!  She is currently a student, and is planning on pursuing a veterinary medicine degree!  She enjoys running, hanging out with friends and family, long drives, and being in nature!

                        Summer

                        Guest Service Representative

                          Summer is a “fur momma” of a Dachshund and a German Shepard mix!  In her spare time, Summer loves spending time with family, and enjoying the outdoors!

                          Taylor

                          Veterinary Assistant

                            Taylor is in school to pursue a career as a veterinarian!  She loves animals, and has one dog!  In her spare time, she loves to sing!

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