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

LOCATION

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OFFICE HOURS

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

8am - 6pm

Tuesday:

7am - 7pm

Wednesday:

8am - 6pm

Thursday:

7am - 7pm

Friday:

8am - 5pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

MEET OUR SKILLED TEAM

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Scott Hunter
    DVM

    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. When not at the practice, you might find him doing a handyman project, going for a hike, or riding his mountain bike. While at home, his dogs Oakley and Buckeye, and his cat, Tom, keep him entertained.

  • Dr.
    Brian Allerding
    DVM

    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 four cats and a dog) 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 Diva and Putter. 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 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. She shares her home with her husband, two sons, two cats (one with three legs), and a tank of fish.

  • 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 joined the practice in August of 2010. She received her Veterinary Assistant certificate from the North Coast Training Academy in 2008 and has honed her nursing skills as a residential aide in an assisted living home in previous years. She loves to read, listen to music, garden, and spend time with her husband, two boys, two cats and one 80 lb mutt.

  • 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 five cats. Melissa enjoys to read and knit as well as garden and hike when the weather permits.

Testimonials

  • "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

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