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2680 W. Liberty St. Girard, OH 44420
(330) 530-8387

At After Hours Animal Emergency Clinic, we have a wonderful staff, who are highly trained and are here to offer the best care possible to your beloved animal and companions.

Emergency Veterinarians

James A Milligan, D.V.M., DACVECC

Dr. Milligan graduated from Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine in 1972.  In 1981, Dr. Milligan was among the first class certified by ABVP as Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Companion Animal.  He was re-certified by examination in that specialty group in 1990.  In 1989, Dr. Milligan became a Charter Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.  He served on the first Examination Committee for the College.

            Dr. Milligan’s practice experience includes a wide variety of settings in Ohio and California.  He has worked in solo practice as well as large group practice; had a house call practice, and worked in and managed several emergency clinics.

            He returned to the Youngstown area in 1985 and in 1989 purchased the Segall Animal Hospital, which he operated until 1995.  In that year, working with Youngstown-area practitioners, he founded the After Hours Animal Emergency Clinic, Inc.  This privately-owned night and weekend hospital opened in early 1996, experienced immediate success and continued growth, and now sees emergency and critical care cases from over 80 area practices.  In 2004 he built a new hospital for the emergency clinic, and he continues to operate it today.

            Dr. Milligan became involved with the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society in 1978.  He was elected Treasurer in 1980, and continued to serve the Society in that capacity on the Board of Directors for 18 years.  During those years, the organization has grown from a membership of about 50 to one of over 2600.  He was involved in the planning and decision-making process that produced VECCS’s first stand-alone meeting in 1988, the First International Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Symposium (IVECCS).   Dr. Milligan has been Registration Chairperson for the first six IVECCS meetings, and was Symposium co-chair for IVECCS IV in 1996.  In 1998, Dr. Milligan received the Ira Zaslow Distinguished Service Award for outstanding service to VECCS.  In Sept. 2000, he was appointed to the new position of VECCS Financial Manager, and served in that capacity until 2012.

Gabrielle DeVere, D.V.M.

Dr. DeVere is an Ohio native and a 2001 graduate of The Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine.  She also holds two degrees from Wright State University; a B.S. in biology and an M.S. in microbiology and immunology.  She has spent the majority of her veterinary career focusing on emergency medicine and surgery.  She enjoys the cases it offers, as well as providing clients and patients with exceptional care.

Dr. DeVere has several animals of her own and likes to spend her free time hiking with her dog and traveling.

Denise Igoe, D.V.M.

An Ohio State University graduate, Dr. Denise Igoe has significant experience as a former practice owner in small animal medicine/surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Igoe is certified in veterinary chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture with her special interests in lameness and athletic performance. Her other interests include showing horses, design, and gardening.

Brian Gorby, D.V.M.

Dr. Gorby first joined Riverside Drive Animal Care Center in 2007 as a technician assistant, and returned to the Riverside family as an associate veterinarian in July 2010.

Dr. Gorby currently resides in Worthington and has a rescued Labrador retriever. He is an accomplished equestrian having qualified for the American Quarter Horse Association World Show as a youth, and competing at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in Reigning. In his spare time, Dr. Gorby enjoys golf, bowling and volleyball.

He attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Columbus, Ohio and is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and American Animal Hospital Association.

Chad Bailey, D.V.M.

Dr. Chad Bailey grew up on a beef cattle farm in Mantua, Ohio, where he met his wife while exhibiting 4-H animals throughout the state. He attended The Ohio State University for undergraduate studies where he performed research in bovine reproductive physiology.

He earned his bachelor’s in Veterinary Science from the University of Minnesota and was awarded with the H.C.H. Kernkamp Honorary Scholarship for outstanding contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Chad earned his D.V.M. from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2007. While in vet school, he completed externships at the VCA Referral Center in Chicago, Westvet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise and the Medvet Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Columbus.

After graduation, Dr. Chad completed an intensive, rotating internship in specialty and emergency medicine at the Westvet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise, Idaho, where he gained considerable experience in small animal internal medicine, surgery, emergency, and critical care.

His areas of expertise include soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, emergency medicine and critical care.  When not in the hospital, Dr Chad enjoys snowboarding, camping, or anything else he can do in the great outdoors with his wife and their two children, Jo and Owen.