Meet the Staff

Dr. Julie O’Connell, Owner

Dr Julie O'ConnellDr. Julie O’Connell grew up on the West Side of Cincinnati, and attended McAuley High School.  She then served in the United States Army for 3 years, before attending Colorado State University, where she graduated with a degree in Zoology.  Dr. Julie then moved back to Ohio, to attend the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She graduated with her degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1995 and moved back to Cincinnati to practice.  She purchased Park Plaza Animal Hospital in 1998, and has felt fortunate ever since to be involved with so many amazing clients, animals and team members!  Dr. Julie is married and has two children, and four dogs (all rescues).

Dr. Holley Blagdon

Dr Holly BlagdonDr. Holley Blagdon grew up in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. She moved to the Northern Kentucky area in 1998 and has been at Park Plaza since 1999. Dr. Blagdon has a dog and two cats (a siamese and an alley cat, both rescues). In her free time, Dr. Blagdon and her husband like to go biking and swing dancing.

Jennifer Couch

Jennifer CouchJennifer Couch has been working at Park Plaza Animal Hospital since 1997.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Veterinary Technology in 2005.  Jennifer enjoys small animal dentistry and radiology.  She and her husband share their home with two children, two dogs, and five cats.  Jennifer and her family enjoy all outdoor activities including water sports, four-wheeling, and drag racing.

Amanda Meyer

Amanda MeyerAmanda Meyer resides in Bethel, Ohio with her husband, David, and her Shih Tzu, Romeo.  She enjoys reading and spending time with family. Amanda has been with the Park Plaza team since 2008.

Danielle Root

Danielle RootDanielle Root has worked at Park Plaza Animal Hospital as a Veterinary Assistant since 2004 and loves all aspects of her job!  Danielle lives in Washington Township, outside of Bethel, Ohio.  She is a Chicago-land native, and has lived in Ohio since September 2003.  She has been married for 17 years, and has 3 daughters.  She currently has 2 dogs and 4 cats. Danielle spends her spare time with family, friends, and her animals.  She enjoys outdoor activities and reading.

Tara Arwine

Tara Arwine Tara Arwine started at Park Plaza in early 2015. She loves the close relationship we have with our clientele and their pets. She has a broad array of pets at home including cats, dogs, rats, birds and lizards. She loves all animals large and small.