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Dr. Lynn Grinstead

Dr. Lynn Grinstead

Owner, Veterinarian

Growing up with allergies and asthma, Dr. Lynn Grinstead wasn’t supposed to spend a lot of time with animals. However, this didn’t put a damper on her interest and love for them! A few career-choice changes and 11 years of post-high school education later, Dr. Grinstead became what she’d always been meant to be: a veterinarian.

Dr. Grinstead grew up in Pickerington. She first attended the Florida Institute of Technology to study marine biology before entering The Ohio State University’s Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Doctorate program. During her last year of doctorate studies, she applied to OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine, starting in 1998. That same year, she began working as a Veterinary Assistant here at Winchester Veterinary Clinic.

Medically, Dr. Grinstead enjoys internal medicine cases and using physical exams, blood work, x-rays, and ultrasound to put the pieces of the puzzle together. She also loves surgeries and the instant gratification they can bring. She also appreciates the long-lasting bonds that she forms with her clients and their furry family members.

Dr. Grinstead has been married to her husband George since 1993. They have a daughter, Sydney, and a son named Constantine. As you might imagine, their home is full of animals. They have four dogs, a pit bull, a beagle, a terrier mix, and a chihuahua, two chickens, and a green-winged macaw!

In her time away from the clinic, Dr. Grinstead enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her children’s sporting activities.

Dr. Julia Azarcon

Dr. Julia Azarcon

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Azarcon knew she wanted to be a vet when she was just three years old. Beyond her obvious love of animals, as she grew older, she also liked the idea of being able to establish long-term relationships with clients and their pets. Being a veterinarian allows Dr. Azarcon to solve puzzles and help people and animals through both good and bad times. It’s a rewarding and sometimes thankless career, but she wouldn’t have it any other way!

For undergrad, Dr. Azarcon attended the University of Georgia, where she majored in avian biology and was active in the pre-veterinary club. During school breaks, she would work as a veterinary assistant and during school, she served as an animal care technician at the veterinary teaching hospital and animal research lab. What little free time Dr. Azarcon had was spent volunteering at the local nature center, where she cared for a variety of creatures, including tarantulas, snakes, and even a sea turtle.

Dr. Azarcon achieved her DVM from the Ohio State University and stuck around the Columbus area after graduation. She worked at a few different practices before joining Winchester Veterinary Clinic in April of 2023. Professionally, Dr. Azarcon enjoys puppy and kitten visits because they provide an excellent starting point for a lifetime of wellness. Plus, the patients are especially cute! She also has an interest in animal behavior, as it is something she has personal experience with.

At home, Dr. Azarcon has three fur-babies of her own: Biscuit, a Jack Russel mix, who loves cuddling, hiking, and sneaking food from the counter; Jelly, a lab mix, who makes up for her lack of intelligence with her sweet disposition; and Toast, a gray tabby, who thinks he’s a dog—complete with chewing on dog toys and eating Milk Bones.

When she’s not busy helping patients or tossing invisible air treats at Jelly, Dr. Azarcon can usually be found playing Killer Queen, an arcade game that she plays competitively. She also enjoys baking. Her specialty is pies with fancy geometric crust designs.

Dr. Michelle Sahr

Dr. Michelle Sahr

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Sahr was born and raised in Pickerington, Ohio, a place that profoundly shaped her values and her path in life, both personally and professionally. From a young age, animals held a special place in her heart. Growing up with a variety of pets nurtured Dr. Sahr’s love for animals and taught her the importance of compassion and care. This foundation laid the groundwork for her future endeavors in animal welfare and veterinary medicine. It was a path marked by passion, determination, and a significant career shift inspired by years of service to animals in need.

Driven by a lifelong love for animals and inspired by the veterinarians she had worked alongside over the years, Dr. Sahr made the decision to pursue veterinary medicine later in life. This choice required a return to academia. The journey was nothing short of a circus act, as she juggled textbooks, toddler tantrums, and the terror of organic chemistry, all while attempting to maintain her sanity (or what was left of it). Ultimately, she emerged from The Ohio State University with her veterinary degree along with the caffeine tolerance of a large mammal.

Dr. Sahr joined Winchester Veterinary Clinic in April 2023, though she’d already enjoyed a longstanding friendship with Dr. Grinstead and the rest of the team. What she enjoys most about her job as an associate veterinarian is the opportunity to meet diverse individuals and their beloved pets, each with their own stories and needs. These connections make the challenging days worthwhile and fill Dr. Sahr with a sense of accomplishment and purpose.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Sahr and her husband have been blessed with three wonderful children—Haley, Hope, and Hunter—each with their own passions and pursuits. The Sahr home is also a haven for the family’s plethora of pets, which include five dogs (Clementine, May, June, Jack, and Emma), five cats (Ollie, Annabelle, Mr. Hamilton, Rooster, and Chicken), two horses (Shocker and Charm), and a flock of chickens, complete with two roosters.

Dr. Sahr’s personal interests and achievements are deeply intertwined with her love for her family and her passion for animals. One of her cherished hobbies is reading, which not only serves as a source of relaxation but also fuels her lifelong commitment to learning. Spending quality time with family (two-legged and four) is another cornerstone in Dr. Sahr’s life. Outdoor activities, including horseback riding and boating, are among her favorite ways to connect with her loved ones.

23,458 Sloppy Kisses


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19,389 Bellies Rubbed


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27,193 Treats Given


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