Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of County Animal Hospital in Mason! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 513-398-8000 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Dr. Gary Smith

Dr. Gary Smith wanted to be a Veterinarian since 8th grade. In college, his major was Sociology, Psychology and Anatomy. He received his degree in Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University in 1974 and then completed an internship at the Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Smith then went to New York to practice for 3 ½ years while spending some time at the largest animal hospital in the world, The Animal Medical Center, where he further developed his technical skills. He started the County Animal Hospital in 1979 after purchasing a motel on 3 acres of land in Mason, Ohio.

Dr. Smith and his wife Leah have been married for 38 years. Leah is a Social Worker, and they have 3 children, Bryan is a Post Doctorate in Nanotechnology Biomedical Engineering at Stanford University, Jaclyn is a Veterinary Oncologist, and Erica is in Occupational Therapy. Dr. Smith spent his entire life loving all aspects of Veterinary Medicine while dedicating himself to his family, clients, and staff. Dr. Smith’s philosophy of adding a new service every year to the practice has helped everyone grow as individuals and has abled him to offer his clients the finest in quality medicine and surgery including the alternative approaches to medicine. His long term goal is to continue the valuable services and relationships that the County Animal Hospital has built over the past 32 years.

Dr. Fidan Kaptan

Dr. Kaptan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Istanbul University, Turkey, then from Iowa State University. He was a research assistant for five years at Istanbul University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Kaptan has a master's degree and PhD coursework from Istanbul University, Institute of Medical Science.

Dr. Kaptan worked in the Emergency and ICU departments of MedVet-CVES Hospital in Columbus, Ohio for three years. While in Columbus he volunteered for the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services Spay Neuter Program. Dr. Kaptan's major interest areas are Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Critical Care. He is very enthusiastic about his work and is a strong believer in providing quality medicine. He joined County Animal Hospital in 2007. Dr. Kaptan is a member of AVMA.