DENNIS SUMMERS, DVM, DACVPM
OHIO DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE – REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO
Dr. Summers was born and raised in Muskingum County, Ohio, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University (OSU). Upon graduating, he spent nearly nine years as a private large animal practitioner in Vermont, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. In 2014, he joined the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA), where he has since worked as a field veterinarian, assistant state veterinarian, and acting chief of the Division of Meat Inspection. In 2021, Dr. Summers took on his current role as state veterinarian. In addition, he is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and a captain in the United States Army Reserve Veterinary Corp. Outside of work, Dr. Summers is active in his church and enjoys exercising, hiking, camping, swimming, and boating with his wife, Angela, and their three children.