Robert Knapp, DVM, M.S.


Dr. Robert Knapp is a third-generation small animal practitioner and owner of Knapp Veterinary Hospital, a seven-veterinarian practice founded by his grandfather in 1945. Upon completing his undergraduate and DVM degrees at The Ohio State University in 1986 and 1992 respectively, Dr. Knapp joined his father in the practice and became owner in 2007. He also holds a master’s in animal science from Texas A&M University. Dr. Knapp has also been active in the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA), serving in various capacities during his 26-year membership, including as president in 2007. A staunch advocate of Ohio veterinarians, Dr. Knapp has testified on their behalf to state legislators on a variety of issues, including practice act revisions and commercial dog breeding. Dr. Knapp’s dedication to the profession has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the OVMA’s Meritorious Service Award in 1999, Ohio Veterinarian of the Year Award in 2014, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Distinguished Alumni in 2015, and the National Gamma Award by Omega Tau Sigma, Gamma Chapter in 2018.