Welcome to North Canton Veterinary Clinic

Call us at (330) 499-5742

Welcome to our full service practice! We are a full-service American Animal Hospital Association accredited practice in Stark County. We provide general medical care, vaccines, x-rays, lab work, general surgery, dental cleanings and education to you and your furry housemates. Currently we are a two- doctor practice that sees dogs and cats!

It is our mission to provide a healthy, happy, and optimal quality of life to our patients. By doing this, we will also provide peace of mind to our clients. We will reach this goal by treating ourselves, each other, our clients, and our patients with respect, honesty, integrity, and compassion.

North Canton Veterinary Clinic is a full-service animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care. Dr. Scott Hunter and Dr. Brian Allerding have years of experience treating serious conditions and offering regular pet wellness care. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our North Canton veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call (330) 499-5742 and we'll promptly get back to you. Our North Canton veterinarian office is very easy to get to -- just check out the map below!

At North Canton Veterinary Clinic, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Scott Hunter | Dr. Brian Allerding
North Canton Veterinarian | North Canton Veterinary Clinic | (330) 499-5742

1227 N. Main St.
North Canton, OH 44720


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Our Regular Schedule


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8am - 6pm


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8am - 5pm






Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Scott Hunter

    Dr. Scott Hunter is a native to Stark county and a 1984 graduate of Perry High School. He studied wildlife management and hotel administration during undergrad at The Ohio State University and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992. After eight years in Columbus, he returned to Northeast Ohio to practice at North Ridge Veterinary Hospital located in Madison in Lake county. In the Spring of 2000, Dr. Hunter started his career at the North Canton Veterinary Clinic. After serving as an associate, he purchased the practice in July, 2001 and moved to the current location in June, 2009. Dr. Hunter is married to Melissa, also a Perry High school graduate and currently a teacher at Walker Elementary in the Canton Local School District. Although running the practice does take up the majority of his time, he still tries to find time to work on projects around the house and to practice his golf game. While at home, his dog, Oakley, and his cat, Tom, keep him entertained.

  • Dr.
    Brian Allerding

    Dr. Brian Allerding grew up in Loudonville, Ohio and is a 2002 graduate of Loudonville High School. He first found his way to Stark County for his undergraduate studies at Malone University, where he studied biology and chemistry. In 2011, Dr. Allerding graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and has returned to Stark County to join Dr. Hunter and the staff at the North Canton Veterinary Clinic. He looks forward to providing quality pet care to the residents of Stark County. Dr. Allerding is married to Abbey, a North Canton native, who is currently the varsity girls basketball coach at Hoover High School. Besides watching high school basketball, Dr. Allerding also enjoys working on his parents’ farm in Loudonville, woodworking, and spending time with his nieces and nephews. The couple are proud parents of twin boys and a little girl.

  • Denise

    Denise is our most seasoned staff member starting as a veterinary assistant in March of 1992. Her biology and medical technology classes at Bowling Green along with her vast experience with her own animals (she currently has six cats and two dogs) has built the foundation for her career at NCVC. She also serves the practice as our human dictionary, encyclopedia and spell check. Outside of the practice, Denise enjoys swimming, fishing and spending time with her grandson. An avid Browns and Cavs fan she shares the frustration of all Ohio sports fan.

  • Sharon

    After attending classes at Kent State Stark, Sharon began her career at NCVC in November of 1993 as a veterinary assistant. When phoning the clinic, it is often Sharon’s voice that you will hear first. A passionate cook, she enjoys her time in the kitchen trying new and different foods. We are fortunate to be the taste testers of some of those treats. She shares her home with her husband of thirty five years and her two cats Divot and Diva. Sharon enjoys gardening, golfing, traveling, playing cards and is the proud grandmother of four grandchildren.

  • Dasha RVT

    Dasha began her work in the veterinary field as a kennel assistant at Stark Animal Hospital in 2000. She joined the staff at NCVC in October 2003 while attending classes at Cuyahoga Community College. She graduated the following May receiving her Associates Degree and passing her licensing exam to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her nursing carries over into her own home as she cares for her paralyzed dog, two cats (one with three legs), and tank of fish. When not relaxing at home with her husband and two sons, she is active with the Boy Scouts of America.

  • Angie

    January of 2005 brought Angie and her varied animal experience to NCVC. Her twelve plus years in the field of veterinary medicine have included companion animal, exotics and working at an emergency veterinary clinic. Angie has a passion for horses and enjoys horseback riding when time allows. Time at home is spent with her husband and daughter and the family enjoys fishing. The household is kept active with her two dogs, two cats and tank of fish.

  • Ashley

    Ashley is the most recent addition to the NCVC staff and joined the practice in August of 2010. She received her veterinary assistant certificate from the North Coast Training Academy and has honed her nursing skills as a residential aide in an assisted living home. She loves to read, listen to music, and spend time with her husband, son, three cats and four dogs.

  • Annette

    Annette is the newest vet tech in the practice. She graduated May of 2017 with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and is expecting to pass her exam in July to become a Registered Veterinary Technician. Her family currently has 3 dogs and a horse named Waylon. Her hobbies include playing volleyball, reading, horseback riding, and numerous other outdoor activities.

  • Melissa RVT

    Melissa is our newest member of the North Canton Veterinary Clinic family, joining the practice in 2017. She began her work in the veterinary field as an assistant in her hometown of Alliance in 2015. She graduated from Kent State University the following May with her Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology and passed the national licensing exam shortly after, becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician. She shares her home with her husband, two special needs dogs, and their half-dozen cats. Melissa enjoys to read and knit as well as garden and hike when the weather permits.


  • "We are so thankful for everyone at North Canton vet. Dr. Allerding and Dr Hunter along with Sharon, Denise and all of their staff is wonderful! We truly believe that they care about our pets and us."
    Patti Miller
  • "Can't say enough about how great they have been to our family of pets for over 20 years. Only wish they were able to care for humans too! We always feel the best care is given to our pets both cats & dogs. Office is very clean, always accommodating, every one make you feel you pet/pets are extremely important. They are all very understanding to our devotion to our pet family."
    Shari Romsey
  • "Great veterinarians! Both vets are amazing diagnosticians and are able to diagnose pets ailments quite readily. Great personality in the staff as well. We bring all our pets there for years and we have been rescuing many pets. These guys are great!!! I highly recommend them to anyone!!!"
    John Agelopoulos
  • "I never have a hard time making an appointment. Both vets are very nice and helpful and genuinely care."
    Maria Kalikas

Featured Articles

  • Seasonal Care

    Heat Stroke Heatstroke may kill or seriously injure your pet—but it can easily be avoided by adhering to the following tips. Never leave pets in cars on warm days. Exercise your pet during the cool part of the day. Look out for rapid breathing, loud panting or staggering; these can be signs of dehydration, ...

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  • Recognizing Illnesses

    Only a healthy pet is a happy companion. Assuring your pet's daily well-being requires regular care and close attention to any hint of ill health. The American Veterinary Medical Association therefore suggests that you consult your veterinarian if your pet shows any of the following signs: * Abnormal ...

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  • Mealtime

    Puppies Feed a high quality diet designed for puppies. A wide variety of diets and formulations are available and your veterinarian should be your primary source of information as to the best choice for your puppy. The amount fed will vary with the type of food and the individual dog, but in general, ...

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  • Ticks

    Ticks are the small wingless external parasites, living by hematophagy on the blood of mammals, birds, and occasionally reptiles and amphibians. Ticks are blood-sucking parasites that are often found in freshly mown grass, where they will rest themselves at the tip of a blade so as to attach themselves ...

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  • Seizures

    Seizures are common in dogs, but more unusual in cats. Seizures are just symptoms which can occur with many kinds of diseases. They can happen because of diseases outside the brain or inside the brain. Low blood sugar that can happen with an overdose of insulin or with a tumor of the pancreas can cause ...

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  • Ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)

    The rupture of the cruciate ligament is the most common knee injury in the dog. This injury has two common presentations. One is the young athletic dog playing roughly who acutely ruptures the ligament and is non-weight bearing on the affected hind leg. The second presentation is the older, overweight ...

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  • Luxating Patella

    Luxating patella is a condition where the kneecap (patella) moves out of its normal position. Luxating patella is one of the most common knee joint abnormalities of dogs, but it is only occasionally seen in cats. It may affect one or both of the knees. In some cases it moves (luxates) towards the inside ...

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  • Liver Shunt

    A liver shunt is also named a PSS, portosystemic shunt, portacaval shunt or portosystemic vascular anomaly. This abnormality occurs when a pet's venous blood from the intestine bypasses the liver. In the normal pet, blood vessels pick up nutrients from ingested material in the intestine and carry it ...

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  • Hypothyroidism

    Hypothyroidism is the natural deficiency of thyroid hormone and is the most common hormone imbalance of dogs. This deficiency is produced by several different mechanisms. The most common cause (at least 95% of cases) is immune destruction of the thyroid gland. It can also be caused by natural atrophy ...

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  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy (often referred to as a seizure disorder) is a chronic neurological condition characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is commonly controlled with medication, although surgical methods are used as well. Epileptic seizures are classified both by their patterns of activity in the brain ...

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