dr sonia ullum dvm Dr. Ullum, our Chief of Staff, is a native of Massillon, Ohio and a graduate of Washington High School (Go Tigers!). She received a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Findlay and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The University of Tennessee. After graduation, Dr. Ullum completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Copley, Ohio. She started working at Massillon Animal Hospital right after high school and continues with the practice today as a veterinarian with a strong interest in internal medicine.

In her free time, Dr. Ullum enjoys playing outdoors with her two young childrern and adopted Pit Bull mix. Her family likes watching and attending sporting events, hiking and traveling.

Dr. Janelle Gottuso, DVMDr. Gottuso joined the Massillon Animal Hospital team in 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. Dr. Gottuso 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, surgery, and feline medicine.

Daniel Evans, Jr., DVMDr. Evans graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. He founded Massillon Animal Hospital in September 1981. Before entering veterinary school, Dr. Evans served as a combat medic in Vietnam with the 9th Infantry Division. He is the author of the book, Doc: Platoon Medic, which is based on his true life experiences as a 21-year-old Army medic who soon became a seasoned veteran of emergency medicine.

Dr. Evans, who is now retired, is married with two adult children and four granddaughters. He also has a golden retriever named Zoe. In his free time, Dr. Evans enjoys golfing, traveling and spoiling his grandchildren.