Gretchen Latham

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I am a veterinary technician and dog trainer at Avery Animal Hospital in Hilliard, Ohio. I also help our practice owner treat behavior cases, offering assistance with training and behavioral modification. In addition, I offer classes and private sessions in your home or in our hospital.


I graduated from Muskingum University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. A love of animals then sparked an interest in pursuing veterinary medicine. In 2008, I graduated from Columbus State Community College with an Associates of Applied Science, specializing in Veterinary Technology. I have been a practicing Registered Veterinary Technician at Avery Animal Hospital since that time, although my career at Avery started in 2006. During my employment at Avery Animal Hospital, I have attended many behavior workshops and seminars, including Purdue’s Dogs! Course. Through this continuing education, I recognized my desire to help people and dogs through training. In 2015, I graduated from Karen Pryor Academy’s (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program and am now a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP).

Currently, I am working to become certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Behavior, as I continue to help our practice owner with his behavior consultations. I live in Hilliard with my husband, two children, two dogs, and one cat. I am passionate about creating healthy environments for all dogs and their people, especially children, by involving the entire family in training sessions. 

I am currently offering adult dog classes and private training sessions that can be conducted in your home or at our office. My service area is the Hilliard, Dublin, Upper Arlington area. Working with me, you and your pet will receive a detailed training plan, handouts, and updated feedback as your pet progresses. I offer help with specific training issues (puppy training, house training, pulling on walks, barking, jumping, etc.) and behavior modification (help with separation anxiety, fear of people and places, general anxiety, etc.). 

I love using positive-reinforcement-based training methods. These methods are founded in science and force-free. Clicker training is fun for your dog and will strengthen the bond between you and your pet. I do not support the use of punitive, dominance-based training.

Services Offered: 

Group and private sessions available

Dog training, including puppy training: pulling during walks, jumping on people, barking, and more

Leash reactivity

Behavior modification: separation anxiety, storm anxiety, barrier anxiety, resource guarding and more

Vet Ready classes focused on familiarizing your dog with the veterinary office and the procedures that may happen there. This training focuses on getting your dog used to being handled and taking/applying medications, cleaning ears, trimming nails, and more.

Services Offered Summary: 
Dog training, puppy training, behavior modification, leash reactivity, acclimating to the veterinary office and procedures Private and group sessions available
Contact Information
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+1 (614) 638-7533
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+1 (614) 876-5641
4507 Cemetery Rd.
43228 Hilliard , OH


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3 years 7 months