Dr. Hechko grew up in Columbia Station, Ohio and went on to the University of Findlay to complete his undergraduate degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and an avid Buckeye fan. Dr. Hechko has 3 children, Alexander, Benjamin and Catherine. His wife, Dr. Jen, is a pediatric dentist. In addition, Dr. Hechko is honored to serve on the Board of Directors for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) SINCE April 1, 2016. In 2020, He will proudly serve as AAHA's vice president.
Dr. Ashley Staycheff-Medical Director
Dr. Staycheff, has over 6 years’ experience working as an associate veterinarian She has specialized training in dentistry and oral surgery, soft tissue surgery, and anesthesia and pain management. She is an International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management member and within the next few years, hopes to be a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner. Outside of work, Dr. Staycheff enjoys time with family and she has 3 Chihuahuas and a Pitty.. Along with her husband, Mark, she loves to travel anywhere warm and experience new cultures.
Dr. Annie Garrett
Dr. Adrianne “Annie” Garrett was first introduced to North Royalton Animal Hospital when she was a high school student. Growing up in Hinckley with a passion for veterinary medicine, Dr. Garrett accepted a kennel assistant position when Dr. Hechko first opened NRAH. Dr. Garrett moved on from NRAH to attend Otterbein University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree. In 2017, she earned her doctorate at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. While at Ohio State, Dr. Garrett worked as an assistant at the OSU Veterinary Hospital of Dublin where she cared for sick and healthy pets. Since graduation Dr. Garrett has spent her time as a small animal veterinarian providing preventative care, surgery and emergency medicine. She also advanced her surgical skills by working at a high volume spay and neuter clinic. Her veterinary interests are varied and include preventative care, surgery, dentistry, general and emergency medicine. Dr. Garrett is excited to be returning to NRAH as a veterinarian. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses, boating, fishing, baking, watching the Buckeyes play, and going hiking with her English Springer Spaniels, Mayzie and Remington.
Dr. Katie Liutkus
Dr. Katie Liutkus was born and raised in North Royalton and is a proud graduate of the University of Dayton. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She spent a year in Northern Virginia at a mixed animal mobile practice before returning home to Cleveland.
She enjoys everything about veterinary medicine but has specific interests in geriatric care and feline medicine. She shares her home with her two dogs, Izzy and Winnie, and her rabbit, Pikachu.
Dr. Michael Henson
Dr. Michael Henson grew up in Canfield, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for his undergraduate degree, majoring in Animal Sciences. He completed his veterinary training at the University of Pennsylvania and is excited to be back in Northeast Ohio. He is joined by his rescue dog Roxy.
His areas of interest include internal medicine, surgery and cardiology. He is also a big supporter of low - stress veterinary visits. He loves the Buckeyes and all Cleveland sports teams. In his spare time Dr. Henson likes spending time with family and friends and visiting National Parks.
It is our mission to consistently show a sincere and innate love of animals. Our goal, when delivering healthcare, is to be a patient advocate alleviating suffering and improving the quality of life. Our team strives to provide quality medical care in a safe, clean, respectful and compassionate environment. We are committed to excellent service and genuine concern for our clients and their animals. We want to be known for the quality and friendliness of the service that we provide to our clients and patients, both personally and medically.
Our doctors will serve our clients with Integrity, High Moral Ethics and Honesty • To be a part of each client’s family-be there beyond their pet’s medical needs • Clients and Team Members are treated with respect and compassion • Excellent communication is a top priority • The safety and well-being of our clients and Team Members are insured by providing a clean, comfortable, odor free environment where hazards have been identified and minimized • Outstanding patient care will always be offered to all of our clients • Our Team Members will be compassionate people who foster teamwork by being courteous to each other and by being able to work independently and as a group • We will strive to be a community leader and foster relationships with the residents of the city and surrounding communities