Meet Our Veterinary Team

Meet the Veterinarians and team of Suburban Animal Clinic! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

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Get To Know Our Team

We are solely dedicated to your pet’s care! We look forward to getting to know you, and we hope you’ll take the time to scroll down and get to know us.

Dr. Allyson Bond
Allyson Bond, DVM, MBA
Managing Doctor

Dr. Bond is an Ohio native, growing up in Medina before moving to Columbus for college. She completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as her doctorate of veterinary medicine at The Ohio State University, graduating in 2015 from veterinary school. Dr. Bond has a passion for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, internal medicine, and client communication.

Outside of work, you may find Dr. Bond tasting new food at local Columbus restaurants, spending time with her friends and family, or checking off travel destinations from her never-ending bucket list.

She currently resides in Hilliard, Ohio with her husband, children and dog.

Dr. Robin Diers
Robin Diers, DVM
Associate Doctor

Dr. Diers joined Suburban in July of 2021. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and spent several years in a rural practice before moving to Columbus.

Dr. Dier’s veterinary interests include feline medicine, preventative care, and soft tissue surgery. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and baking. She and her mom spend an entire day each year baking many cookies for the holidays, including some interesting recipes.

Dr. Diers and her husband are owned by 2 cats, Simon and Dude.

Tracy Burkholder
Tracy Burkholder, DVM

Dr. Tracy Burkholder, born and raised in Central Ohio, has had a life long dream of becoming a veterinarian. At a very young age, Dr. Burkholder began reading books about animals and even dressed up as a zookeeper for Halloween when she was only 8 years old. Dr. Burkholder has always had a deep passion for serving her community and is excited to be able to serve the Columbus area animal lovers!

Graduating from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2022 was a dream come true for Dr. Burkholder. She is beyond excited to be able to combine her two passions of serving her community and caring for animals in her favorite city, Columbus! In addition to keeping your pet healthy and happy, Dr. Burkholder has a strong interest in behavioral medicine, internal medicine, and surgery.

In her free time, Dr. Burkholder loves to bake yummy treats, try new restaurants, and go on adventures! She is often accompanied by her husband, and their adorable fur baby, Cole!

Valerie, RVT
Practice Manager, Registered Veterinary Technician

Valerie graduated from Denison University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Sociology. She began her journey in veterinary medicine in 2005 and subsequently received her Veterinary Technology degree from Penn Foster College. Her passions are practicing Fear Free medicine, anesthesia, surgery, and client education.

Outside of work, Valerie is an avid soccer fan. She follows Chelsea FC and is a Columbus Crew season ticket holder. Other interests include seeing live music and playing darts.

At home, she and her husband spend time cuddling their two tuxedo cats, Basil and Barley.

Darren, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Darren graduated from the Bradford Veterinary Technician Institute in 2018. He prides himself in providing top quality care to pets and enjoys providing the client education pet parents need to succeed in keeping their pets happy and healthy.

Outside of work, you can find Darren gardening, crafting, DIY around the house and playing with bugs.

His four-legged family includes Brooklyn, a fawn Doberman and Beckett, a Great Dane.

Meaghan, RVT
Registered Veterinary Technician

Meaghan has been a RVT for six years. She graduated from the Bradford Veterinary Technician Institute in 2019. At work, she most enjoys spending time with everyone’s pets and helping them stay happy and healthy. She loves educating pet parents about what would be best for their furry family.

When not at work, Meaghan enjoys playing with her doggo, Kiera. They go on all sorts of adventures and you would not believe the wardrobe that Kiera has! Meaghan also enjoys having game nights with her friends, and nerding out watching anything Star Wars or Harry Potter.

She shares her home with Kiera, her 9-year-old Pitt Bull, Chiquita, a Banana Ball Python who is also 9 years old, and Cooper, her boyfriend’s 3-year-old Golden Retriever.

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Becky, RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Becky graduated from Columbus State with her Veterinary Technology degree in 2017. She loves being a Vet Tech because her passion lies in educating clients and helping others.

Becky’s hobbies include reading, hiking, swimming, and bowling. She also enjoys going to wine tastings. If out and about, you might run into Becky and Bradley Cooper, her Australian Shephard Mix who is 9-years old and loves walks in the park.

Madison, Veterinary Assistant

Madison moved to Columbus from Akron to attend The Ohio State University. She is majoring in Animal Science with the future goal of attending veterinary school in 2025. Her interests are in agriculture and livestock animals and she hopes to one day treat dairy cattle and chicken.

In Madison’s free time, she enjoys working out, reading, puzzles and art. She shares her home with the sweetest Bully Mix Georgia Peach who is almost 1-year old.

Kim, Veterinary Assistant
Kim joined Suburban Animal Clinic in 2023 as a Veterinary Assistant. She has 23 years of veterinary experience including emergency, lab animal medicine, and general practice. She is currently enrolled in the Penn Foster Veterinary Technician Program to earn her degree as a veterinary technician.

Kim is an Ohio native and was raised on a horse farm riding jumpers and quarter horses. She is active in dog sports including agility, dock diving, rally, and scent work with the best dog ever, Flower. She and Flower are involved with Incredipaws and Columbus All Breeds.

Kim has three grown children, including a son in the Navy, and 4 granddaughters.

Cortnie, Veterinary Assistant and Client Service Representative
Cortnie is attending The Ohio State University for her undergraduate degree and will apply for Veterinary school once completed. She has been practicing veterinary medicine for two years. Cortnie loves being in a position where she can seek knowledge and learn new skills every day.

In her free time, Cortnie enjoys playing the piano, baking and traveling the world. She has two dogs at home, Tetsu (a Husky) and Luna (a Yorkie).

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Justin, Client Service Representative
Justin graduated from The Ohio State University in 2022 with a degree in Psychology. At work, he takes pride in being efficient and proficient. He enjoys streamlining processes.

Justin’s hobbies include playing the guitar, drums, and synthesizer. He also enjoys working with computers and new technology. He is constantly exploring new and obscure music and enjoys fashion.

Justin’s feline companion is a beautiful Calico named Tobin.

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Zoe, Client Service Representative
Zoe has been in the veterinary field since 2019 and while she has always been on the hospitality side, she has aspirations to become a veterinary technician. She is set to start on her degree in the fall of 2024.

What Zoe loves most about working in vet med is helping pets stay healthy and people stay happy. She strives to ensure every client leaves feeling confident and happy with the care they have received.

Outside of work, Zoe can be found hiking with her dogs, watching movies and TV, and snuggling with her pets. Imagine the snuggle party that goes on with 4 cats and 4 dogs! Her family includes: Luna (Miniature Schnauzer), Juno (Giant Schnauzer), Gigi (Shar-Pei/Basset Mix), Winston (Dachshund), Morty (Maine Coon Mix), Archie (Scottish Fold), Izzy (Domestic Long Hair), and Ophelia (Domestic Short Hair).

Ellie, Veterinary Student
Ellie is originally from metro Detroit and 2023-24 is her first year of vet school at The Ohio State University. She attended Michigan State for her undergraduate degree in animal science.

Ellie loves connecting with clients and making them feel at home. The client education aspect of veterinary medicine is her favorite!

When Ellie is not at work, she loves to be outside and loves running. She roots for the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Tigers, the Michigan State Spartans and the Columbus Crew. She also loves snuggling with Loretta, her 8 year-old (blind) American Cocker Spaniel.

Faith, Veterinary Student

Faith is a veterinary student set to graduate from The Ohio State University in 2027. She has been practicing veterinary medicine in both large and small animal medicine for eight years. After graduation, she plans to focus on dairy production medicine, and she has a special interest in calves and reproduction.

Outside of work and studies, Faith is also a licensed real estate agent. In her (very sparse) free time, she enjoys walks with Willa, her three year-old rescue Bernese Mountain Dog. She also likes to hike and paint.