Welcome to
Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging!
John L Owen, DVM



Yellow Creek performs surgeries on-site including general, orthopedic, (& in-depth) soft tissue, backs/knees, ACL's, Total Hip Replacement, fracture repair, foreign body objects, emergency surgeries & more. As well, Yellow Creek has a CT scanner & x ray services available. Dr. Owen has over 25 years of experience in orthopedics, surgery & practicing veterinary medicine. 

Consults are $60 & are done on Monday afternoons or Friday mornings. There is an additional charge for x rays if needed. If your veterinarian or emergency center has taken x rays, please bring these with you for your visit.
If you are traveling far or know your pet needs surgery, we also have consult & surgery (both in one visit) appointments available at 8:30 am slots. 
We are only able to give a rough estimate over the phone or see our webpage. We can give a more detailed estimate at your appointment with Dr. Owen.
Dr. John has followed in the footsteps of his dad, Dr. Terry Owen (who practiced in North Canton) and continues with skilled surgery, competitive pricing and compassion. Please consider us if your pet needs surgery, hip replacement, CT scan,  imaging or a consultation.

Please feel free to call us for information at 330-576-3017 or email y[email protected]

Dr. John Owen

Dr. Owen grew up in West Akron & graduated from Firestone High School in 1987. He then went into the Army and trained as an Army medic. After service time, he went to Mount Union to get his undergraduate degree. He played football for Firestone High School & the national championship team at Mount Union. After graduating from Mount Union, he went on to The Ohio State University - College of Veterinary Medicine. He received his degree & started practicing with his father, Dr. Terry Owen, DVM (Viking Community Animal Hospital, North Canton, OH). After his daughter was born, he opened his own practice, Howland Animal Hospital near Warren, OH. In time, he wanted to move back home to Bath, OH, where his parents & family have lived over 30 plus years. He sold his practice & started practicing surgery as a traveling veterinarian. When he heard that the 799 Wye building was for sale, he called Bob Raskow of NAI Pleasant Valley and bought the building to make his hometown practice, Yellow Creek Animal Hospital. After months of renovations, he has a state of the art clinic & surgery center in Bath, OH. We have now been open for over a year & 1/2 & the surgery business has grown so much thanks to our clients & referring veterinarians. Due to this, we changed our name to Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging & are concentrating on surgery & imaging cases only. Dr. John Owen has studied surgery with his father, Dr. Terry Owen & welcomes talking to you in regards to any needs your pet(s) may have. Dr. John is the son of Carol & Dave Landis and Dr. Terry & Nancy Owen. Dr. Owen can usually be seen with his sidekick "Cash", his rescued golden retriever. 

Welcome to our family at Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging! 

To schedule a consult, surgery, appointment, existing clients, referral from another veterinarian or general questions call 
Email: [email protected]
After hours number: Consult your detailed receipt or your go home instructions

Business questions or concerns:
Email: y[email protected] or call Terri at 330-576-3017

799 Wye Rd.
Bath, OH 44333

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 am - 5 pm

Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging

Meet the Team!

Dr. John Owen, DVM

Veterinarian & Owner


Terri Owen Oakes

Operations Manager & Front Desk Manager
(Dr. Owen's sister)

Dr. Terry Owen, DVM



Veterinary Assistant

Michelle helps out Dr. John with daily surgeries. She also travels from Warren to be with Yellow Creek. 


Registered Veterinary Technician

Amber was born & raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area of TX. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2015 & is a Registered Veterinary Technician since 2017. In 2020, she moved from TX to OH & joined Yellow Creek in Dec. 2020. She truly enjoys helping animals & was thrilled to find a job doing exactly what she loves. She has a variety of pets at home including an Aussie/Malamute mix (Riot), a Dachshund mix (Camo), a Sphynx cat (Fox) & a variety of small animals including fish & geckos. In her spare time you can find Amber hiking, taking her dogs to the park & taking care of her various hobbies. 


Veterinary Assistant

Nick joined us in June of 2020. He also previously worked with Dr. John at Howland Animal Hospital and travels from Warren. 


Veterinary Assistant


Client Services 


Veterinary Assistant

"Cash Owen"

"Cash" is named after Johnny Cash. Cash likes squirrel watching, hiking, naps, greeting people, his "turkey" stuffed animal, playing ball, his family and most of all, eating (his favorites are Swenson's, Gionino's & Grandma Carol's home cooking!) Cash says "Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Alignable & the Neighborhood App" Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging.

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 330-576-3017. Look for interim appearances from Dr. Terry Owen, DVM.

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Crowley is our new clinic cat. He comes to us from One of a Kind Pet Rescue. Crowley needed surgery and he quickly won our hearts. He likes to lay in the sun in the front window, work the front desk and visit all of the clients/pets coming in.  He is quite vocal & lets you know when he needs some attention. Crowley says "Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Alignable & the Neighborhood App" Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging.

Email us at [email protected] or call us at 330-576-3017. Look for interim appearances from Dr. Terry Owen, DVM.

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YCVS&I Client Gallery

Our latest and best photos

We love to take pictures and show them to the world.

brown tabby cat

Welcome to our website & Yellow Creek Veterinary Surgery & Imaging. We want to be your choice for surgery & imaging. Please call us for any of your surgery needs & we will be happy to help. We are glad to do 2nd opinions & we are here to help with your surgery pricing. Scratchpay & Care Credit are available options. 

Quality Medicine & Surgery. Experience, Expertise & Compassion...Your Hometown Veterinarian.  

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