VCA Mill Run Animal Hospital

R. Tod Beckett, DVM, Medical Director

DVM, Ohio State University


Dr. Tod Beckett has been practicing veterinary medicine, with a special focus and training in small animal orthopedic and oncologic surgery, for over 20 years. He received his BA in Biology from Denison University in 1984 and his DVM from the Ohio State University in 1989. After initially working in mixed animal practice, Dr. Beckett decided to focus on small animal medicine and surgery. From 1998 to 2003, he worked at a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility, the I-20 Animal Hospital in Arlington, Texas. For two of those years, he served as the lead trauma surgeon and received surgical referrals from surrounding practitioners. He has completed ASIF courses in fracture repair and attends ACVS meetings to keep up with current surgical techniques.

In 1990, Dr. Beckett founded the first Columbus area Animal Care Center with his father, C.R. Beckett, DVM. That first hospital expanded to two locations, and in 2005, they became VCA Mill Run and VCA Sawmill Animal Hospitals. Dr. Beckett currently serves as Medical Director of both hospitals, overseeing nine veterinarians and over 80 support staff. His goal is to bring to the practices the level of medicine and surgery usually found only in referral or emergency hospitals.

Dr. Beckett is an active member of many local organizations. He is the past president of the Capital Area Humane Society in Columbus, Ohio, and he works with over 20 rescue organizations throughout the state. He currently serves on leadership boards for the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine, the Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center, the Ohio State University Alumni Council, and the Columbus State Community College Veterinary Technology program.

In his free time, Dr. Beckett enjoys spending time with his wife, Mary, their daughter, Peyton Maxine, and his sons Travis and Ben. He is an avid horseman with a special interest in breeding and raising Thoroughbreds. The Becketts share their home with Penny, a Jack Russell Terrier; Vivian, a St. Bernard; and Maxine's gecko.


Specialty Care

Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

As part of the VCA family, we have over 83 specialty hospitals across the US and Canada which provide referral specialty care, so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: behavior, cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology, rehabilitation, reproduction, and surgery.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately. If it is after hours, please call:

Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital

601 Vernon L. Tharp St.

Columbus, OH 43210



Capital Veterinary Referral & Emergency Care

5230 Renner Rd.

Columbus, OH 43228