Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Northwest Veterinary Hospital in Delta! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets! Please call us at (419) 822-5030 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

Veterinarians

Brad H Reiser, DVM

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Reiser, the senior member of the practice, has an interest in internal medicine and renal disease. He also serves as a representative monitoring electronic folders for the Veterinary Information Network.

Dr. Reiser and his wife Judy have three children and four grandchildren. He enjoys spending his free time reading and birding. His family pets include a lab, Winchester, and 2 cats Tom and Church.

Dr. Don Fogle, DVM

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Fogle holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Animal Science (OSU ’76, ’80). He was a member of the 1975 OSU General Livestock Judging Team. Dr. Fogle works with both large and small animals and has a special interest in diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided biopsy. Dr. Fogle and his wife Margie have resided in the Fulton County countryside for the past 28 years. They have three children, Justin (Jennifer), Jodi (Miguel) and Jenny; 5 grandchildren, Ellie, Sam, Archer and Charlotte. Also, a golden retriever named Bentley and 1 cat, Casper.

Joy Bishop-Forshey, DVM

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Bishop loves coming to work, caring for dogs, cats, llamas, alpacas and a few pocket pets. There was nothing else she ever wanted to do for a career. Dr. Bishop fell in love with animals in kindergarten, raising cats, dogs, mice and a few wild orphans. She started working at a veterinary hospital in Columbus, OH when she was 15 years old, and was grandfathered in as a Veterinary Technician. Dr. Bishop graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 and sort of “married into” partnership at Northwest Veterinary Hospital.

Dr. Bishop has 2 sons, Brandon who is a DVM, Teaching at The University of Findley and Brady who is a Turf Technician at Pinehurst Golf Course in Pinehurst NC. She was blessed with great kids. They have shown llamas and alpacas since they were 8 years old.

Dr. Bishop’s spare time is spent raising over 30 llamas and alpacas, 2 dogs, 5 cats and 2 fuzzy bunnies. She harvests and uses the camelid fiber for spinning, felting, weaving and crocheting. She is an ALSA and ILR Fiber judge and ALSA halter judge.

Paul S French, Jr. DVM

Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. French is the newest doctor in the practice having been here since 1998. His duties at Northwest Veterinary Hospital include primarily large and food animal, but is also involved in small animal activities.

Dr. French grew up on a small family farm in south east Ohio with a younger brother. In first grade he had to write a short paragraph about what he wanted to do when he grew up. He wrote that he wanted to be a veterinarian and help animals. Dr. French showed numerous animals in 4H growing up. As a small boy he started to treat sick or injured wild animals and did his first surgery at the age of 10, helping the local veterinary repair an umbilical hernia on a pig. After that he really became interested in veterinary medicine. Dr. French attended undergraduate college at The Ohio State University and got a degree in Dairy Science. He then managed a large registered Angus beef herd that was one of the first practicing rotational grazing herd. During veterinary school at OSU he also worked in an influenza research laboratory. He studied influenza in horses and chickens and has had several published articles, helped to develop a new equine influenza vaccine and a rapid diagnostic test for influenza in horses and birds.

Dr. French moved to the area after graduating veterinary school. He has two children that attend Wauseon Schools. They are both active in 4H and have an interest in agriculture. His daughter has shown a gift for veterinary medicine.

Dr. French currently has many pets, most of which were abandoned or unwanted. He has several cats, a dog, goat, chickens, turkeys and a horse. The Boer goat, Sundae, was born with incomplete rear limbs. He could not euthanize her as a baby and gave her a good life for 10 years.

Dr. French enjoys different things within his professional life. His day may go from doing a herd check on a group of cows, then looking at a goat or deer, then back to the office to examine a dog or do a behavioral consult on a cat. Small animal medicine is also intriguing as Dr. French has a special interest in animal behavior.

In his personal life, Dr. French loves to be outside; hunting, fishing, gardening, watching the sun set and spending time with his kids.

Veterinary Assistant

Bonnie Wittes

Northwest State, Associates in Applied Science

Bonnie started working at Northwest Veterinary Hospital in December 1999. As a Veterinary Assistant she helps by caring for the boarded and hospitalized pets, outpatient visits and other various assigned duties.

At home, Bonnie would rather be outside with her animals, but also enjoys woodworking, crafting, and baking and cooking in the kitchen.

Bonnie lives on the family farm near Neapolis. She has 2 dogs, Bessie and Corkie, 5 llamas, 5 cats and her pet ewe Gracie.

Veterinary Receptionists

Alisa Bosell

Alisa started at Northwest Veterinary Hospital in July 2007. Alisa and her husband have three daughters, Megan who lives in CA, Sydney and Amy who live in Wauseon with Alisa, while they work and attend college. In her free time, Alisa enjoys being outside and spending time with her family. Her pet family includes 2 dogs- Reggie and Stanley, 3 cats- Monte, Paul and Merry.

Elizabeth Ruffer

Elizabeth started at Northwest Veterinary Hospital in January 2000. Elizabeth is originally from the Orkney Isles in Scotland, this is where she met her husband John while in the service.

Elizabeth has two children, and four grandchildren. Her pets include 1 dog, Lady and several cats. In her free time, Elizabeth spends time with her family and reading.

Rachelle Frank

Rachelle started with us in April 2017.  She is originally from Delta, where she lives now with her daughter Elba.  She enjoys being a mom and spending her free time with her daughter.