Dr. Calvin W. Washington – Veterinarian, DVM

Dr. Washington started the ECVH in 1981 after graduation from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. His dream was to establish a Veterinary practice that serves the needs of the community. In achieving his vision, he provides high quality, affordable veterinary care-with compassion! Dr. Washington also cares deeply about the downtown and the East Columbus neighborhoods. He has been involved in numerous civic and community initiatives. This includes mentoring students, participating in career days at local schools and being involved in community programs for troubled youth. He has worked with the Livingston Avenue Business Association, The Fountain of Hope, the Big Brother Program and Toastmasters.

He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University in 1977 and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University in 1981. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He is also a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and was active with the Association’s Committee on Diversity.

Dr. Washington is retired from the U.S. Army Reserves, completing 26 years of service and attaining the rank of Colonel. He has completed three combat tours of duty, serving in Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Kuwait. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal twice for his outstanding military service, and received the Legion of Merit for outstanding service over his career.

Dr. Washington is happily married to his wife Janet. They have 4 children, three grandchildren and two “senior” kittens.

Hobbies and special interests include: exercise, playing the trombone (jazz and blues) and traveling.


Lesa Cloy – Technician

Lesa joined the staff of ECVH in June of 2006. She is one of the freindly faces who will greet you when you come to the office.

Lesa is a native of Seattle, Washington, coming to Central Ohio in 1998. She recieved her degree in Veterinary Technology from Columbus State University in 2004. Lesa not only has experience with “pets”, but has a lot of experience working with research animals such as primates, rabbits and mice.

Lesa is the proud mother of two children, who are the joys of her life. Her family also includes, Becky (cat) and Mookie (dog). A great deal of her spare time is spent “chillin” with her children and pets. Taking Mookie and the kids to the dog park is one of her favorite pastimes.

Lesa’s other interests include crafts, dancing, and of course, shopping.


Soledad Nilo – Technician, Groomer

Soledad was born and raised in the great country of Chile. She is a graduate of the University of Chile with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She has been working in the United States for the past nine years. She is currently studying to get her certification in the United States to practice. In the mean time she is working as one of the Pet Groomers for ECVH. She also does Physical and Massage therapy for ailing pets.

She is the proud mother of one son (who is a Mining Engineer) in Chile, and Rodolpho the cat.


Stephanie Zag – Technician,Groomer, RVT

Stephanie has always loved animals and they have always been a large part of her life. She grew up having horses, dogs and cats. Her special interests include anesthesia, dentistry and just the satisfaction she gets helping animals recover from an illness or injury. Stephanie is also our Pet Stylist. She enjoys the art and craft of grooming. She gets great satisfaction on how “just the right style” strengthens the bond owners have with their pets. Stephanie is now a member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetology (ISCC), and is working toward becoming a Certified Master Groomer.

Since graduating from Columbus State Community College in 2002, with a degree in Veterinary Technology, Stephanie has had a broad base of experience. Volunteering at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, working for East Columbus Veterinary Hospital, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Banfield.

Stephanie was happily married to her husband Sam in 2008. They now have an expanded family of seven, with the combination of Stephanie’s four children and Sam’s three children. They are also the proud grandparents of two, each of who will put a smile on your face.

The family pets include two dogs, Max, a “fiesty”,Jack Russell Terrier mix, and Miss Kitty a “bouncy” Boxer.

Hobbies include playing the piano, painting, sketching and just keeping up with the kids, grandkids and the pets.


Patricia Dunbar – Office Manager, RVT

Patricia has been a fixture at ECVH since 1996. Her dedication to our clients and their animals is well known to anyone who has the opportunity to meet her. She is very serious about helping senior citizens take care of their pets, taking her own time to pick up and return pets to their owners who are home bound.

Patricia is a native of Dover, Ohio, and has been in Columbus since 1989. She attained her degree (suma cum laude) in Animal Technology from Columbus State University in 1999. She also graduated from Mansfield Business College attaining a degree in Business Management (with honors). She has attended Kent State and The Ohio State Universities.

Patricia is the proud mother of two children and one grandchild.

The pets in her life currently include Toulouse, (whom she adopted when she was abandoned at East Columbus Veterinary Hospital).

Her interests include, church, horseback riding, fishing, canoeing/kayaking, and camping.


Joyce Madison – Administration

Joyce joined the staff of East Columbus Veterinary Hospital in April of 2006. She serves as our Administrative Assistant doing many customer service related tasks. She is one of the friendly people who will call you for customer service follow up, managing our payment plans, and our reminder/recall system.

Joyce is a native of Meherrin, Virginia. She graduated from Cortez Peters Business School, and has over 30 years of experience in the administrative field. She is also very computer savvy, which comes in handy for us.

Joyce and her husband have lived in Central Ohio for over 30 years. They are the proud parents of two adult children, and they spend a considerable amount of time doting their two grandchildren. She spends her spare time volunteering in the community and visiting her children and grandchildren.

Joyce loves people and never meets a stranger. She enjoys talking with clients on the phone.


Muslimah Muhammad – Receptionist/Accounting

Muslimah joined the staff of East Columbus Veterinary Hospital in 2013 and works as a receptionist and accounting technician.

Muslimah was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. She comes from a large family of 9 children. She is a graduate of Franklin University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.

Although she currently does not have any “fur babies” at home, she is looking forward to the day when she can move to an apartment which allows pets. She enjoys spending time with family/friends, reading, dancing, traveling, volunteering and discovering new cool places to take her nephews for fun.