About Humane Ohio

Humane Ohio is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to end dog and cat overpopulation in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan area by offering high-quality, affordable spay/neuter and promoting responsible pet care. 

All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by our licensed veterinarians (DVMs) and all animals entrusted to Humane Ohio are attended to before and after spay/neuter surgery by licensed veterinary technicians. We also have a great team of trained veterinary assistants and administrative staff who have helped make it possible for us to spay/neuter over 250,000 dogs and cats since 2006!

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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Monica Monto (DVM)

Monica is originally from Maumee, Ohio. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Animal Science in 2006. Dr. Monto previously worked as a HQHVSN veterinarian for a clinic in St. Paris, Ohio for two years. On weekends, she works for mobile low cost vaccine clinics. Dr. Monto works five days a week with Humane Ohio. She and her significant other, David, share their home and farm with a myriad of animals.

Dr. Chelsea Szumigala (DVM)

Originally from Monroe, Michigan, Dr. Chelsea Szumigala received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University in 2016. Dr. Chelsea got her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Management at Grand Valley State University in 2006 and worked for several years in Toledo before pursuing a career in veterinary medicine.  After graduation, she worked in private practice for 1 ½ years in North Carolina before moving back to the area to be closer to family.  Dr. Chelsea’s family includes her husband Adam, her two daughters Mae and Molly, and her mischievous cat Scratchy Paws. She enjoys kayaking on Lake Erie and spending time outdoors with her family. 

“No other disease or condition of companion animals takes as many lives as euthanasia. In fact, no other disease comes close.”   ~ Janet M. Scarlett, DVM, Ph.D, Cornell University.

This quote drives the staff of Humane Ohio because we recognize the key to saving lives is prevention through spay/neuter, which is the best defense against pet overpopulation. Humane Ohio focuses on prevention, not reaction.

Our Location

Find us in our new home at 3948 W. Alexis Road, in Toledo, Ohio