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.

Location Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:30pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:30pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday8:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday8:00am – 12:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings available by appointment. Please call the office for emergency, holiday hours.