Dr. Troy Larson
Dr. Troy Larson can usually be found with a smile on his face, fully engaged, and making the most of life. Dr. Larson, a native of North Canton, graduated from Heritage Christian School in 1994 and then attended the University of Akron with multiple scholarships. After three years, he was accepted directly into The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he graduated in 2001. Spending his first couple of years in mixed animal practice, Dr. Larson returned to his hometown of Canton where he worked with a large variety of animals, including exotics.
In 2013, Dr. Larson purchased the Veterinary Wellness Center of North Canton. He has enjoyed expanding and developing the practice and is always looking ahead to future possibilities. Although he is not a specialist, Dr. Troy Larson loves to perform surgery. For the past 10 years, he has pursued continuing education and training in the area of orthopedics, which enables him to perform a number of orthopedic procedures for his own clients as well as many referred clients. He enjoys the challenge of these more involved procedures and looks to continue expanding his abilities.
Dr. Troy Larson is married to his amazing wife, Rachel, and they are currently raising their four boys: Isaac, Levi, Seth, and Elijah. These boys certainly know how to keep home life entertaining! Raising them is a privilege and a joy. Dr. Troy and Rachel are very involved in their church and in international mission’s work, traveling to Africa, Asia, and South America for over 25 years sharing the love of Jesus. The Larson family recently added new puppy Chase to the mix.
Dr. Mark Funk
Dr. Mark Funk is a 2002 graduate of Ross University. He has been practicing small animal medicine for over 13 years and continues to have a passion to provide the best possible care for his patients. He is a very talented, experienced and compassionate veterinarian. His wife, Dianna, is a veterinarian as well, and they enjoy spending time with their 2 boys and four-legged family members.
Lisa is one of our receptionists. She has a total of six years experience working in the veterinary field as well as experience with training birds of prey at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky. She currently has three dogs and three cats. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Walsh University. She enjoys spending time with her daughters, gardening and going out on the pontoon boat in the summer time.
Allie is one of our veterinary assistants and receptionists and has been in the veterinary field for three years. She provides all the care and attention to our adoption center kittens. She has several cats of her own at home, and outside of the clinic she enjoys going to concerts and traveling.
Hannah is one of our registered veterinary technicians. She graduated from Columbus State’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2016. She has four years of experience in the veterinary field and is from Alliance. She has three cats and two parakeets and when she is not working, she likes to hike and read.
Tina is one of our veterinary assistants and has been in the veterinary field for fourteen years. She enjoys spending time with her family and her two Rottweilers, traveling, hiking and gardening.
Paula is one of the Veterinary Wellness Center’s Office Managers. She has been in the veterinary field for over eight years between time spent with rescue groups and the Veterinary Wellness Center. Paula enjoys being outside and soaking up the sun with her daughter Madison, playing the piano, and making up songs to sing to everyone including our clients!!
Amanda is one of our receptionists. She has three dogs: a Dalmatian, a Blue Tick Tree Walker, and a Papillon. She also has four cats: two black, one white, and one black and white. She enjoys painting acrylic on canvas and has two grown children and a grandson she loves spending time with.
Renee is one of our Registered Veterinary Technicians who graduated from Brown Mackie’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2017. She is a fur mom to both a beautiful orange tabby cat and a very rambunctious Rottweiler. Renee enjoys warm weather, fishing, and camping.
Joyce is one of our veterinary technicians. She graduated from Kent State University’s Veterinary Technician Program in 2016. She has two orange cats and she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.
Theresa is one of our receptionists who has been in the veterinary field for 10 years. She enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time with her husband and four rescue cats.