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.
Jenny is one of The Veterinary Wellness Center’s Office Managers. Jenny wears many ‘hats’ at the Veterinary Wellness Center.She has been in the Veterinary field for the past 5 years. Prior to that she was active in the equine industry for 14 years, primarily harness racing, along with countless hours of equine rehab, sales and racehorse retirement retraining and adoptions.
Jenny currently resides in Bolivar with her husband Bob and her son Riley. After work she enjoys spending time with her family and her retired race horse Deadwood and pony Jasper. Jenny is also the author of a published children’s book “Don’t Forget the Reindeer”.
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 soaking up the sun with her daughter Madison, playing the piano, and making up songs to sing to everyone including our clients!!
Yvonne has had a passion for animals for as long as she can remember. After her 3 children were all in school, she decided to continue her own education. Yvonne started volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center. She was hooked! She decided to go to school to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. After nearly 6 years of working with wildlife, Yvonne chose to switch gears and focus on our companion animals. She is so excited to be part of such an amazing, compassionate team!
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. When she is not working, she likes to hike and read.
Kathi is one of our registered veterinary technicians. She graduated from Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, TX. She has twenty-two years experience in the veterinary field and six years of teaching experience. She has three dogs and two cats. She resides in North Canton with her husband Dave. She enjoys bowling, motorcycle riding, and spending time with family and good friends.
Tina is one of our veterinary assistants. She has been in the veterinary field for fourteen years. She has two Rottweilers. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, hiking and gardening.
Allie is one of our veterinary assistants and receptionist. She has been in the veterinary field for two and a half years. She provides all the care and attention to our adoption center kittens. She has several cats of her own at home. Outside of the clinic she enjoys going to concerts and traveling.
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 four dogs and three cats. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Walsh University. She enjoys spending time with her children and going out on the pontoon boat in the summer time.