Poland Veterinary Centre

6609 Clingan Rd.
Poland, OH 44514



About Our Veterinarians


John W. Daugherty

John W. Daugherty, DVM and Practice Owner

Dr. John Daugherty graduated from The Ohio State University in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in Zoology. He went on to graduate from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. Dr. Daugherty is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA).

Dr. Daugherty is a member of the Board of Directors of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN). This is an online community, information source and continuing education service for veterinarians. There are more than 60,000 international subscribers. He has been a member of VIN since 1994 and has been on the Board of Directors for over 15 years.

Dr. Daugherty is also a VIN Representative. VIN Reps are a group of veterinarians who volunteer to help new VIN subscribers learn to use the service to their benefit. He is also part of a small group of people on VIN who help interpret radiographs (X-rays) and ultrasound images for the subscribers of VIN in order to assist them in managing their patients.

He also serves in an advisory role for the VIN Foundation (VINFoundation.org) which is a non-profit organization that provides support for veterinary students and practicing veterinarians in a variety of ways. 

In his spare time, he enjoys reading, traveling and outdoor activities. He loves wine and really enjoys cooking. 



Katie McMurray

Katie McMurray, DVM

Dr. McMurray returned home to Poland to join our team in February 2016. She is a Mooney High School graduate and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Zoology from Kent State University. After 2 ½ years of veterinary school in St. Kitts (yes, the tropical island!), Dr. McMurray came back to the states with her rescued soulmate pup, Hope, and completed a year of clinical education at Purdue University. She earned her doctoral degree from Ross University in 2012.

Since becoming a veterinarian, Dr. McMurray worked in a small animal practice in Berea and developed special interests in client education, preventive care, internal medicine, and soft tissue surgery.  She is a member of multiple state and national veterinary organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association.

When she has free time, Dr. McMurray loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors, especially when it’s warm! She also loves spending time with her friends and family; her husband, Dan; their dogs, Widget, Duke and Jackson.



Tina Wolfe


Tina Wolfe, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons - Small Animal  ACVS Veterinary Surgeon

Dr. Wolfe is a native of Newton Falls and a summa cum laude graduate of both Hiram College and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  After receiving her veterinary degree, Dr. Wolfe completed an intensive one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital, followed by a rigorous three-year residency in small animal surgery at Ohio State.  Dr. Wolfe’s years of specialized training and board certification by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons allow her to provide advanced surgical care to our patients.  Dr. Wolfe is the only surgical specialist with an office in the Youngstown area.

During her residency, Dr. Wolfe investigated novel pain management strategies for surgical patients and earned her Masters of Science Degree for her work in this area.  Dr. Wolfe’s research has been honored with a prestigious award for its contribution to the understanding of pain and its management in animals.  Dr. Wolfe is the author of several veterinary articles and research studies on topics such as pain management and total ear canal ablation.  She has also presented her research at the national level and has provided continuing education lectures to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians. 

Though trained in all areas of soft tissue, orthopedic and neurosurgery, Dr. Wolfe has special interest in the areas of wound management and reconstructive surgery, surgical oncology, developmental and inflammatory orthopedic diseases, pain management, and critical care. Outside of PVC, Dr. Wolfe is a consultant in the areas of soft tissue and orthopedic surgery for the Veterinary Information Network (VIN), provides peer reviews for scientific studies in the American Journal of Veterinary Research, and is a section editor in soft tissue surgery for Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.  Most recently, Dr. Wolfe has become an Adjunct Associate Professor for online programs in Veterinary Biomedical Technology at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine where she will be teaching graduate level courses on pain assessment and management. 

In her spare time, Dr. Wolfe enjoys gardening, cooking, soapmaking, spending time with family, and lots of other crafty and creative things.  

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Tiffany Preston

Tiffany Preston, DVM

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Lucia DeChurch, DVM

Dr. Lucia is our newest associate veterinarian who is so grateful to be starting her career at Poland Veterinary Centre. She is a former Boardman Spartan and earned her bachelor's degree in science, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry, from John Carroll University in 2018. While she worked as an assistant during undergrad, she spent an additional year continuing to gain experience and save money prior to starting vet school and moving to Columbus in the fall of 2019. During the pandemic, Dr. Lucia was home from school when Friends of Fido, a local rescue organization that works with the Mahoning County Dog Warden, found a litter of abandoned puppies. Dr. Lucia instantly fell in love with a puppy from that litter and the two have been inseparable since. Dolce, who grew up to be a cattle dog-beagle mix, helped Dr. Lucia tremendously through the last three years of vet school, and continues to be her pride and joy to this day. In May of 2023, Dr. Lucia humbly received her doctoral degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and was happy to finally move back to her hometown, close to her parents and her fiancé. In her free time, she enjoys working out, cooking, outdoor adventures with Dolce, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.