The Staff of Massillon Animal Hospital

Daniel E. Evans Jr. DVM     


Dr. Evans graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975.  He started the Massillon Animal Hospital, Inc. on September 1, 1981.  Before entering veterinary school, he served as a combat medic in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division.  He is the author of the book, DOC: PLATOON MEDIC.  Dr. Evans is married with two adult children and four granddaughters.  He also has a golden retriever named Zoe.  In his free time, he enjoys golf, traveling and spoiling his grandchildren.

Sonia Glick-Ullum, DVM  


Dr. Ullum is a native of Massillon, Ohio and a graduate of Washington High School (GO TIGERS!).  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Findlay and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Tennessee.  After graduation, she completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Copley, Ohio.  Dr. Ullum started at the Massillon Animal Hospital right after high school and continues with the practice today as a D.V.M. with a strong interest in internal medicine.  In her free time, she enjoys playing outdoors with her family, including her two rescued pit bull mixes, watching and attending sporting events with her husband, traveling, and watching scary movies.

 Janelle G. Gottuso, DVM


Dr. Gottuso has joined the Massillon Animal Hospital team as an Associate Veterinarian starting August 2014. She earned an undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in 2010 and then went on to pursue a DVM degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating with honors in January 2014. She completed a clinical year at Oklahoma State University. Her clinical year provided her with hands on experience in small animal medicine, general practice, emergency medicine, surgery, and other specialties.


Previously, Dr. Gottuso completed two externships at Massillon Animal Hospital's sister practices in Ohio: Bartels Pet Hospital (Brecksville) and Gateway Animal Clinic (Cleveland). Her special medical interests include preventive care, internal medicine, pain management, ophthalmology, and feline medicine.


Dr. Gottuso has traveled far but is glad to be back in her hometown region. She grew up just under two hours away in Hermitage, PA and now resides in Tallmadge, Ohio with her fiance’ and furry kids. They have three dogs: a pit bull named Turtle, a “coconut” retriever named Monkey, a staffordshire terrier named Shark; as well as a Siamese mix cat named Pesto.


In her free time, Dr. Gottuso enjoys being outdoors; hiking, biking, slack lining, and anything to keep active and be able to enjoy nature. Keeping active also allows her to indulge in the traditional Italian cookies and homemade sauces she creates using secret family recipes.


Massillon Animal Hospital welcomes Dr. Slawienski as our new specialty surgical veterinarian!


Dr. Michael J. Slawienski, DACVS is currently partnering with Massillon Animal Hospital to provide specialty surgical procedures for our clients.  Dr. Slawienski is well equipped to perform orthopedic, soft tissue, oncologic, and neurosurgical procedures.  He is a graduate of Cornell University and Iowa State's College of Veterinary Medicine.  He completed his internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the West L.A. Animal Hospital, working closely with four board-certified veterinary surgeons in the Los Angeles Area.


During his surgical residency at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City, Dr. Slawienski trained with 16 board-certified surgeons in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and oncologic and soft tissue surgery and anesthesiology.  He also performed many surgical procedures for the exotics department during that time.


A Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons since 1999, Dr. Slawienski has spent more than 13 years honing his skills in private specialty practices in St. Louis and then in the Cleveland/Akron area.  He has performed more than 3600 knee surgeries, 1650 neurosurgeries, and countless soft tissue, oncologic and other orthopedic procedures.


We are very excited to provide our clients and patients with such a great service!

Registered Veterinary Technicans: (left to right). 


Jamie L Young R.V.T.

Jamie grew up on a beef farm outside of Mount Eaton, OH and has been showing Hereford cattle since she was nine years old. Jamie now shares this hobby with her two daughters. She graduated from Columbus State Community College with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 1998. She has worked for the Massillon Animal Hospital since 2005 and currently holds the postion of head technician. Jamie is a paramedic at the Paint Township Volunteer Fire Department in Mount Eaton and graduated from Aultman Paramedic School in the fall of 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys doing volunteer work for the community, spending time with her children, and camping


Katie Simmons  R.V.T.

Katie grew up in Green, OH but now lives in the Copley area. She attended Brown Mackie North Canton where she graduated from the Veterinary Technology program. Katie wears two uniforms. When she’s not in her scrubs here at MAH, she’s in her Army greens as a member of the Ohio Army National Guard since 2006. She is a Human Resources Sergeant and was deployed to Iraq in 2009-10. Katie has three cats, Tatum, Tyson, and Token, whom she loves dearly. She is passionate about animals and feels that this is the perfect job for her!


Robert D Argent R.V.T.  

Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio and spent the majority of his working life as a factory employee. After deciding to chase his dream of becoming a RVT, he attended KSU Tuscarawas and graduated in their first Veterinary Technology class in 2008. In true vet tech fashion, he and his wife Terri care for a large collection of dogs, cats, ferrets and reptiles.


Reanna E. Monick R.V.T. 

Reanna was born in Baltimore, MD and has lived in the Massillon area since she was two years old. She worked as a nursing assistant at a local nursing home before deciding to follow her dream to work in veterinary medicine.  She started working at Massillon Animal Hospital in 2010 as a kennel assistant, became a receptionist, then veterinary assistant until finally graduating from Kent State Unversity in the Veterinary Technology program in May of 2013. She has 3 cats and a rabbit. She enjoys running, four-wheeling, watching sports, and reading.

Receptionists: (Left to Right)

Tammy L Haley: Tammy previously had a career at a software company before deciding to follow her dream of working with animals and becoming part of the Massillon Animal Hospital family in 2008. Since then Tammy has worked as a receptionist and lead trainer of new hires. Recently, she accepted the Front Office Manager position. In her free time, Tammy likes to spend time with her husband, young son, dog and four cats.


Samantha M Collmar: Samantha Collmar has worked at Massillon Animal Hospital since August 2009. She is a Kent State Student in the MBA program focusing on Supply Chain management. Samantha was born and raised in Plain Township but now resides in Lawrence Township with her husband Chris and their two cats, Kona and Hilo. You may not see Samantha very often at the clinic because she has been working full time at the J.M. Smucker Company in Orrville since January 2012. When she is not working or studying you can find her training for a marathon or gardening.



Receptionists: (Left to Right)

Alicia S Larry: Alicia is a Canton native. She is married and has two sons, ages 18 and 15. She also has 2 dogs, a sheltie and a dachshund. Because she has always had love and compassion for animals, Alicia is very happy to be a member of the Massillon Animal Hospital family.


Jennifer A Foltz: Jen was born and raised in Ohio. Her love for animals began with her very first dog, Max, a golden retriever. In addition to her receptionist role at Massillon Animal Hospital, she enjoys watching sports, attending concerts, spending time with friends and two adorable cats.  


Receptionists: (left to right)

Jeanine Hess previously worked as a salesperson at a local nursery where she sold perennials, shrubs and trees while helping customers design personalized landscapes. Her love of animals began as a child in PA where her father bred English Setters. She has 3 Dachshunds and 2 cats with 4 of the 5 being rescues. If she looks familiar to you that may be because she worked here before from 1995 to 2002 when she left to pursue her love of horticulture. Missing the interaction with animals she returned to us in the spring of 2013. Welcome back Jeanine!


Katie Smith was born in Ohio and joined the MAH team in January of 2013. She attributes her love for working and interacting with animals to her family's Husky and Border Collies. In her spare time she enjoys country music, photography and spending time in the company of family and friends.

Housekeepers/Kennel Personnel


Lenore Spitler: Lenore retired in November 2003 from Heartland Behavioral Healthcare Center with 30 years of service. She now blesses the Massillon Animal Hospital team with her hard work, her love for animals and her lively spirit. 

Tricia Latimer was born in Canton, Ohio and now resides in Massillon with her two children and 6 pets. She has 2 rescue cats, a 12 year old Golden Retriever, two rescue pit mixes and a ball python named Cleo. Her love for animals brought her to Massillon Animal Hospital but she also attends school at Kent State University for Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she enjoys the company of her family and friends, watching football (GO COWBOYS), attending
concerts, and taking photos.

Massillon Animal Hospital, Inc.

1107 Lincoln Way E

Massillon, OH 44646



330 833-3607


Office Hours

Monday- Friday 8:00 - 6:00

Saturdays 8:00 - 1:00

Closed Sundays


Services By Appointment Only

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