Linworth Animal Hospital

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Staff Members

Allen L. Gutin, D.V.M.
Hospital Director 

Dr. Allen L. Gutin received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Ohio State University in 1971 after completing a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Muskinghum College in 1967. His initial veterinary experience was in the Washington D.C. area in a large multi-doctor companion animal practice, plus a small solo farm animal/horse practice.

He returned to Columbus in 1974 and has since then continued his professional career at Linworth Animal Hospital. He is married to Jane and has 3 grown children, David, Daniel, and Sarah. His personal pets include his Lhapsa Apso's Lilly and Petal.

Dawn M. Truesdale, D.V.M.
Hospital Director


Dr. Dawn Truesdale graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in June of 2003. After graduating, she spent a year at Michigan Veterinary Specialist as an intern in emergency medicine. She began working at Linworth Animal Hospital in 1997 as a veterinary student, and joined the practice as a full time Veterinarian September of 2004.

She is originally from St. Paris, Ohio, and now resides in Powell with her husband, Shawn, their daughter, Morgan, dog, Eli, and two cats, Benny and Tillie.

Kathryn W. Sheridan, D.V.M.
Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Kathy Sheridan is the most recent veterinarian to join the Linworth Animal Hospital family. She is a member of the AVMA and the OVMA. After graduating from The Ohio State University in 2005, Dr. Sheridan practiced medicine at a small animal hospital in Westerville.

With the exception of a few years in Clintonville, Kathy is a lifelong Worthington resident and proud graduate of Thomas Worthington High School. She currently resides in Worthington with her husband, John, their son, Owen, their labs, Charlie and Vince and their cat, Niu.

Teresa Linville
Head Registered Veterinary Technician / Hospital Administrator

Originally from Bellefontaine, Ohio, Teresa is the daughter of veterinarian Tim Tillman.

She graduated from Columbus Technical Institute (now known as Columbus State Community College) in 1985. She has been employed by Linworth Animal Hospital since April 1986. Teresa is a registered veterinary technician with the state of Ohio, and a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians. She is in charge of the technical staff at our hospital and the hospital administrator. Not only is she an excellent leader and technician, but she is also responsible for the bookkeeping and inventory at Linworth Animal Hospital.

Teresa resides in Dublin with her husband, David, daughter, Taylor, son, Connor, and two cats, Cheese Nubbin and Tiger Woods.

Lisa West
Registered Veterinary Technician / Front Office Manager

Lisa joined the staff of Linworth Animal Hospital in March 1999. She is a recent graduate of Columbus State Community College, having graduated summa cum laude with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She also obtained a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with a major in Animal Science from the Ohio State University in 1997.

She is a registered veterinary technician with the state of Ohio, as well as a National Board certified technician. Lisa is also a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians. While a student, Lisa was employed by the O.S.U. College of Veterinary Medicine, in the large animal office. She has been a wonderful addition to our team at Linworth Animal Hospital. She resides in Marion, Ohio with Lonnie, their daughter, Lauren, her Jack Russell Terrier, Shy, and her two cats, Joey and Phoebe.

Joanna Schwartz
Registered Veterinary Technician 

Joanna graduated from Columbus State Community College in 1997. She is a registered veterinary technician with the state of Ohio. She began working at Linworth Animal Hospital in the fall of 1995 with the responsibilities of evening and weekend care of our hospitalized animals. She has been a full-time registered veterinary technician with Linworth since June of 2000. Joanna enjoys many outdoor activities, and traveling to Florida whenever possible.

She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, Chris, their dogs, Bosco and Bruno, and their three cats, CrackerJack, Lucy and Somersault

Chadia Yoder
Registered Veterinary Technician 

Chadia graduated from Columbus State Community College in March of 2000 with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology. She started working at Linworth Animal Hospital in October of 2000. Chadia is a registered technician with the state of Ohio, and a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians. She is originally from Wooster, Ohio, where she still visits family often.

She now resides in Columbus with Eric, their dog, Gwenivere Hazelnut and three cats Gus, Gunther and Hugo. 

Bridget Kabealo
Registered Veterinary Technician

Bridget is originally from Troy, MI and moved to Columbus in 2003 to attend Columbus State Community College. She graduated with an Associate degree in Veterinary Technology in March 2005. She is a registered veterinary technician with the state of Ohio and a member of the Ohio Association of Veterinary Technicians. Bridget joined the Linworth family in May 2005.

Bridget lives in Columbus with her husband, Dustin, daughter, Maddie, dogs, Lucy and Linus and cats, Mia and Picabu.

Beth Fagan
Registered Veterinary Technician

Beth joined our team in February 2008. She graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, Colorado, in March 2007, with an associate of applied science degree. She is a registered technician in the state of Ohio and Colorado, as well as a national board certified technician.

She resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, Patrick, daughter, Jordan, two dogs, Michaeleen Flynn and Gouda, and cat, Montana

Hope VanAtta
Registered Veterinary Technician

Hope graduated from Columbus State Community College with an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology in June of 2008. She joined the Linworth family in August of 2008. She is a registered veterinary technician in the state of Ohio.

Hope resides in Columbus with her two cats, Bing Crosby and Smokey