Georgesville Road Animal Hospital / Our Doctors

Georgesville Road Animal Hospital

1104 Georgesville Road
Columbus, OH 43228



Our Veterinarians



Lee Kittle, D.V.M.

Dr. Lee Kittle earned his bachelor's degree in Fisheries Biology from The Ohio State University in 2004. In 2012, he obtained his degree in veterinary medicine from St. George's University School of Veterinary Medicine in Grenada. Dr. Kittle has a special interest in ultrasound and soft tissue surgery. When away from the office, Dr. Kittle enjoys fly fishing, canoeing, playing his bass guitar, and gardening. His personal pets include a Boxer named Theodore and a French Bulldog named Eleanor.



Carol J. Rader, D.V.M.

Dr. Carol Rader graduated from Upper Arlington High School in Columbus in 1976. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA in Animal Science in 1979, and obtained her DVM degree from The Ohio State University in 1986. Dr. Rader joined Georgesville Road Animal Hospital in 2004. Dr. Rader's practice interests include client communication & education, progressive veterinary medicine, pocket pets, dentistry and surgery. She loves having a large extended family in the Columbus area. Dr. Rader has several rescued dogs and cats at home and enjoys quilting, crafts, beading and gardening.


Karol Troyer, D.V.M.


Dr. Troyer graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She's been practicing small animal medicine and surgery for over 30 years. Dr. Troyer enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in soft tissue surgery, anesthesia, emergency and critical care, as well as diagnostic imaging and pain management. Dr. Troyer's personal interests include most outdoor activities. She is a former marathon runner, and has run the Boston Marathon with Team Heifer for Heifer Project International. When away from the office, Dr. Troyer enjoys spending time with her daughter, as well as biking, gardening and reading. She is also a licensed Ham Radio operator. Her personal pets include Bear – a Yellow Lab.


Earl L. Kittle, D.V.M, M.S.

Hospital Owner

Dr. Earl Kittle grew up in Warren, Ohio. After serving 4 years in the Air Force, he enrolled at The Ohio State University – graduating with a DVM degree in 1971. Dr. Kittle opened Georgesville Road Animal Hospital in 1976. He also earned a Master of Science Degree in 1984 from OSU's College of Biological Sciences. Dr. Kittle's special interests are ultrasound and surgery. He also enjoys educating pet owners in preventative medicine as well as involving the owner in all decisions regarding diagnostics and treatment. Dr. Kittle enjoys fly fishing, playing the banjo and playing the piano. Doc's personal pets include 2 horses, several chickens, a Toy Poodle named Lovie, an English Pointer named Winne, a Lab named Deke, a Standard Poodle named Simba as well as several pond fish.