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This department is part of the Health, Dental & Veterinary Department; Dr. Terrence Brown, chairman.

Brenda A. Johnson, D.V.M.
Associate Professor and Program Coordinator

PHONE: 614-287-3685 FAX: 614-287-5235

I began my career at Columbus State Community College as an Adjunct Instructor in January, 1991. I designed the evening program plan of study and became a full-time Instructor and evening Clinical Coordinator in June, 1996.  

I accepted the position of Program Coordinator in June 1998, and am currently an Associate Professor teaching Client Relations, Clinical Applications I and II, and the evening program Clinical Seminar series. In 1998, I was honored to be a recipient of Columbus State Community College’s Distinguished Teaching Award, for excellence in instruction.

I enjoy helping students by volunteering on Columbus State’s “Welcome Team,” and am actively involved in the veterinary profession through service as President of the Central Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. I also preside over the Veterinary Technology Program’s Advisory Committee, am a member of Columbus State’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and serve on  Northwest Career Center’s Animal Technician Advisory Committee and Tolles Career and Technical Center’s Small Animal Care Advisory Committee.

To keep my skills current, and bring interesting cases to the classroom, I continue to practice small animal veterinary medicine at Whitehall Animal Hospital, on the east side of Columbus, Ohio. My extended human and animal family includes my husband, daughter, two step-sons, and our dog, cat, and horse. In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, horseback riding, and traveling!    

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, June 1988, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

CREDENTIALS: Veterinary Accreditation, September 1988, United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.   

Carla Mayers Bletsch, DVM
TITLE: Assistant Professor and Attending Veterinarian

PHONE: (614) 287-5232
FAX: (614) 287-5235

I have been with Columbus State in the Veterinary Technology program since January of 1999. I spent the first 7 years as an adjunct instructor and became full time faculty Autumn of 2006. I teach Radiology, Microbiology, Small Animal Health and Disease, clinical Applications and Client Relations within the program. I am also one of the attending veterinarians taking care of the 24 dogs and 22 cats housed within the Veterinary Technology facility. Outside of the classroom, I spend my free time training and showing my dogs in agility, obedience and rally. I live with my husband, 4 yorkies, 1 sheltie, 6 cats and a Guinea pig.
EDUCATION: 1988 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University
1983 B.S. in natural Resources from The Ohio State University
CREDENTIALS: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Margaret E. Mitchell, D.V.M.

PHONE: 614-287-5135  or 614-890-8402

Started at Columbus State in Jan.2001 in veterinary technology . I teach in applied Vet. Technology for first and second year students.  Before coming to Columbus, I owned and operated a small animal and equine practice in Edmonton, Alberta for 25 years. As well, I owned and showed Horned Herefords and Simmental cattle. My main hobby in Ohio is bird watching.  My pet is a cloned Holstein cow named “Muggins”.  

EDUCATION:  D.V.M. from Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Kelly A. Fannin, AAB, AAAS
TITLE: Office Associate 

PHONE: 614-287-5135 FAX: 614-287-5235

Kelly has worked at Columbus State Community College since February of 1996. She started fulltime in the Telephone Information Center as a representative. She received her certificate in Animal Assisted Therapy and worked part-time in the Veterinary Technology Program.

When the instructor of the Animal Assisted Therapy Certificate program moved to Virginia Poly-Tech in 1999, she stepped in to teach the AAT courses and integrated the courses to meet the needs of students in Nursing, Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, Early Childhood Development and of course, Veterinary Technology! When the Veterinary Technology moved into its own dedicated building on campus in 2002, she took the position of Office Associate. 

She maintains involvement in the College through participation on numerous campus committees including the Instructional Support Council of Shared Governance. She resides in Baltimore with her husband, two dachshunds (Oscar and Julie), guinea pig (Meighjer), and numerous fish.

EDUCATION: Southeastern Business College – Lancaster Branch Associate of Applied Business in Accounting, 1992
Associate of Applied Business in Business Management,
1992 Columbus State Community College Animal Assisted Therapy in Education Certificate, 1998

Lenore Denise Southerland, RVT
Clinical Instructor/Supervisor/Adjunct Faculty

LOCATION: OSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Rm# 0006c
PHONE: (614) 292-6661, ext. 4-0552
FAX: (614) 292-3530 (Large Animal Office) EMAIL ADDRESS:;

I graduated with an Associates Degree, Magnum cum Laude, from the Animal Health Technology program at CSCC in 1990 and I received the CSCC Outstanding Academic Achievement and Community Service award in 1989. After that time, our official name was changed to Veterinary Technician. I currently serve as a member of the Advisory Board Committee and as Adjunct Faculty (Evening Program) of the Veterinary Technology.
I currently work at The Ohio State University in the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I have been working there for 14 years and for the past 9 years I have been supervising and teaching CSCC interns in Equine and Food and Fiber Animal. I also supervise CSCC interns in Radiology. For the last year, I have also been functioning as the Administrative Coordinator for the Equine ICU Technicians at OSU.

I served in the Ohio Army National Guard for 22 ½ years in the Military Police Corps and I retired with an Honorable discharge in 2004. I received the Order of the Marechaussee (Bronze) Award from the Military Police Regiment Association and the Meritorious Service Medal on my retirement. I am very active in my church, Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, and I sing in various choirs and I work in the Sound/Tape Ministry. I am interested in most sports but I grew up loving all animals and my favorites are Quarterhorses and German Shepherds. I currently do not have any animals but I plan to change that in the future.  

EDUCATION: Youngstown State University   BA Chemistry/pre-med    
1986  Columbus State Community College  AAS  Animal Health Technology  1990 

CREDENTIALS: Registered Veterinary Technician - Ohio

Peggy S Williams DVM
Adjunct Instructor

PHONE: 614-287-5377 x 8792
FAX: 614-287-5235

I have held an adjunct faculty position at Columbus State Community College with Veterinary Technology since Spring Quarter 1998. I currently am teaching Animal Health and Disease II, Parasitology, N utrition and Clinical Applications.

I also am an owner in Refugee Canyon Veterinary Services, a private mixed practice in Licking County which also serves as a Clinical Experience internship site for Columbus State Veterinary Technology students. I enjoy horseback riding in Ohio’s state parks as an avocation and currently have a Saddlebred and Tennessee Walking Horse, a cat and and two dogs for companions.

My community involvement is around the Homeward Bound Humane Society of Licking County of which I am a past Board Member and the current Veterinary Advisor. I also work with 4-H groups in Licking County and am a member of the 4-H All Star Association and the Tri Village Christian Church. 

EDUCATION:  Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine    West Virginia University Doctor of Veterinary Medicine June 1978 College of Agriculture  Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, December 1973

CREDENTIALS: American Veterinary Medical Association  Ohio Veterinary Medical Association  
Central Ohio Veterinary Medical Association Vice President 2002 and President 2003  
Columbus Academy of Veterinarians    Fifth District Equine Practitioners             American Association of Bovine Practitioners    American Animal Hospital Association   
American Association of Equine Practitioners Gamma Sigma Delta National Agricultural Honorary Licensed with Ohio and West Virginia Veterinary Medical Boards

Tina Spencer
TITLE: Kennel Asst

PHONE: 287-2603
EMAIL ADDRESS: no photo available  

I have worked for CSCC since I graduated from the VET TECH program in 1996. As a member of the Animal Care Provider team, it is my responsibility to provide a safe environment for our resident animals. I also assist the students in completing all their animal care responsibilities. I have been a member of Staff Advisory Committee (SAC) since 2004. I am currently serving as the vice chair of SAC (2006-2007) and the chair person of the activities committee. This committee is involved with many of CSCC’s community charity events such as Operation Feed, Children’s Hunger Alliance, and Holidays Are For Kids. 

EDUCATION: CSCC, Columbus, OH - graduated in 1996 with AS in VET TECH  

CREDENTIALS: Registered Veterinary Technician