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Welcome to Animal Hospital of Pataskala

Your Veterinarian in Pataskala, OH

Call us at 740-927-0196

If you live in Pataskala or the surrounding area, then you have picked the perfect place to find a veterinarian. Animal Hospital of Pataskala is dedicated to providing high quality care for your canine and feline members of the family. Your pet's health and well being is very important to us and we will take every step to give your pet the best possible care.

Animal Hospital of Pataskala is a full service animal hospital providing wellness visits, surgery, dental cleanings, radiography, and ultrasound.

Dr. Tammy Hickin, Dr. Justin Harris, and Dr. Joseph Crock are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments which will ensure your valued pet receives the best care possible. Our pet wellness recommendation includes annual check-ups, senior check-ups, vaccinations, annual parasite examination, and routine services such as spay and neuter surgeries. Routine care will help your pet to live a long and healthy life.

As a patient of the Animal Hospital of Pataskala, you will have 24/7 access to your pet's vaccine and medical records online. You may request prescription refills online and schedule appointments from the convenience of your home. Visit the "Pet Portal" link to start taking advantage of these benefits today.

If you are new to our veterinary hospital, we invite you to visit our "New Patient Center." You can learn more about what to expect during your first visit and explore the payment options we offer.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 740-927-0196 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you during business hours. Our Pataskala veterinarian office is very easy to find. Click here for directions.

At Animal Hospital of Pataskala, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Tammy Hickin, Dr. Justin Harris, and Dr. Joseph Crock
Animal Hospital of Pataskala
65 S. Main Street
Pataskala, OH 43062


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Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Justin Harris

    Dr. Justin Harris is a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He has been working at the Animal Hospital of Pataskala since 1994 when he started as a part time veterinary assistant while a student at Watkins Memorial High School. Dr. Harris resides in Bexley with his wife and two children.

  • Joseph Crock

    I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University in June 1973 and immediately started practicing out of my house at 65 South Main Street. My first two clients were Diane Kasler and Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bonner. Nancy and I were ready to build a veterinary practice from the ground up the way we wanted it, with all the rewards of having done it by ourselves. We were also blissfully ignorant of some of the problems that stood in our way such as our lack of money. Some of my first patients were seen on our kitchen table which was actually a big wooden cable spool that I had stained and varnished. We couldn’t afford a dinette set. Just move the breakfast dishes and give Rover his shots. We’re talking hard times starting out in this veterinary work.

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  • Tammy Hickin

    Dr. Tammy Hickin graduated with a Bachelors of Science at Muskingum College in 1988, with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Dr. Hickin by far has been the best veterinarian I've brought one of my pets to. She went out of her way on numerous occasions to help me with my elderly cat Jack. She listens and takes her time. You never feel rushed or a burden. It has been a long time since I've worked with a doctor that showed they cared this much about their patients. Thank you Dr. Hickin for everything."
    Tracy G. - Pataskala, OH

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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


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8:00 am-6:00 pm


8:00 am-12:00 pm



For after hours emergency care, please access your pet's vaccine/medical folder for our doctors' emergency numbers or call :

  2. at 614-846-5800
  1. The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital
  2. at 614-292-3551.
  2. at 614-870-0480
  1. Diley Hill
  2. at 614-829-6444