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Our Veterinarians


Jon S. Laing, DVM
Dr. Laing began practicing with Dr. Peggy Williams since his graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992.  He purchased Refugee Canyon Veterinary Services from Dr. Williams in 2015 when she retired.

Dr. Laing enjoys doing farm and large-animal work, as he likes being outdoors.  In addition to his excellent large animal knowledge, he also sees small animals in-office and is our chief orthopedic surgeon.  He is very involved with helping to control the pet population through Spay/Neuter Clinics at Licking County & Fairfield County Humane Societies.

Along with his wife, Sue, they are the proud parents of Kelsey Mei and Story Mudan, whom they adopted from China.  They share their home with 2 dogs named Daisy and Doc, a new puppy named Hazel, a cat named George, and also some ducks that they enjoy and raise for eggs.

Samantha Coe, DVM

Dr. Coe began her career with RCVS as a Veterinary Assistant.  She grew up in Greenville Ohio, riding and competing with her horses in 4-H and Pony Club.  She then attended Otterbein University, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree with a double major in Equine Science and Biology.  Dr. Coe went on to attend The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with her DVM in 2011, coming back to RCVS to start her Veterinarian career.

In 2017, Dr. Coe became part owner of Refugee Canyon.  Her veterinary interests and specialties include ultrasound, soft tissue surgery, dentistry and difficult medicine cases.  She is also developing her skills with pocket pets, and is now providing some services for them, so come and see her!


Dr. Coe believes strongly in community service to people and animals, alike.  In 2022, she started a non-profit named The Refugee Canyon Foundation.  This foundation consists of volunteers providing veterinary services to animal rescues and others in need.  The Foundation is currently working with the Licking County Aging Program to provide services to the elderly community, and she hopes to expand upon these services further.


Dr. Coe enjoys hiking, camping, and anything involving her son Grayson when she has free time.


Michelle Kozel, DVM

Dr. Kozel was a classmate of Dr. Laing's at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 1992.  She lives near Johnstown with her husband, Bob, a German Shepherd dog named Rocky and 2 cats named Oliver & Min.  Dr. Kozel also loves her horses, Ike and Magnum, and enjoys riding when the weather is nice.  The Kozel family also includes 3 grown children — all proud Buckeye graduates!


Dr. Kozel holds a special interest in preventative medicine, pet nutrition and animal behavior.  She additionally loves to be outdoors with her horses, in the yard or bicycling, but if stuck indoors, she is happiest while reading or enjoying music.

Andrew Sattler, DVM

Dr. Sattler joined our team of outstanding Veterinarians in 2021.  His college career began with molecular biology as an undergraduate at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, later graduating in 1998 from The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Sattler shares his home with Archie, a kind mix-breed shelter pup who initially overnighted because of the Shelter's concern for a seizure disorder ... and he never left!  Coincidentally, after monitoring, Archie was found to be seizure free and now enjoys long hikes and saddling next to his favorite people on the couch.  Archie is also enthusiastic about playing frisbee, as is Dr. Sattler  ;) 

Enjoying the outdoors hiking, canoeing, and camping are some of Dr. Sattler's favorite things to do.  He also values preparing and sharing flavorful meals with his family and friends, but also finds reading a pleasant use of down time.


Karli Collins, DVM

Dr. Collins grew up in Alliance, Ohio, but lived in Grenada, West Indies while earning her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2023 from St. George's University.  She worked at a small animal General Practice for 2 years, and then interned here at RCVS for the summer before being accepted into Vet School.  She fits well into our family-like atmosphere, and looks forward to creating close relationships with patients and their owners.

Dr. Collins and her husband, Alex, share their home with a cute little mixed-breed dog named Fiona that she adopted in Grenada during her time at school, and a cat named Frankie.  

When she's not at work making your pets feel better, you'll find Dr. Collins spending time with her family, baking for them, and watching football or reading if she's stuck in the house, but she will use any excuse to get outdoors and travel.  


Pamela Ocana, DVM 

Our newest Doctor grew up in Toledo, but now lives here in central Ohio after graduating from The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023.

Dr. Pamela lives with fiance, Kiefer, and their little dog, Marble, a female Jack Russel mix. 

When she has time to spare, Dr. Pam loves trying new restaurants and food experiences, hiking and drawing. 

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