VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists

Doctors

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

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  • Sara Irom

    Medical Director
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    BS - Dartmouth College
    DVM - The Ohio State University
    Internship - Animal Medical Center
    Residency - The Ohio State University

    Dr. Sara Irom earned her Doctor

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  • Emily Conway

    Veterinary Specialist
    Certifications: DACVO
    Departments: Ophthalmology

    Dr. Emily Conway was raised in the mountain town of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She graduated from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon with a BA in Biology. She then earned her veterinary degree

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  • Amanda Elpiner

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVIM/Oncology
    Departments: Oncology

    Dr. Amanda Elpiner graduated with honors from The Ohio State University in 2001 with a Bachelors of Science in molecular genetics. In 2005 she earned an honors degree as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

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  • Leah Ferguson

    Veterinary Specialist
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Leah Ferguson was born and raised in Peace Dale, Rhode Island.  She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Animal Science in 2006.  She then earned her Doctor of

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  • Katie Frantz

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ohio State University
    Certifications: DACVECC
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Katie Frantz was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated with honors from Ohio University with a BS in Biology in 2000. Following her undergraduate studies she pursued a Master of Science

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  • Eileen Heldmann

    Veterinary Specialist
    VMD, University of Pennsylvania
    Certifications: DACVS
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Heldmann joined VCA Great Lakes Vererinary Specialists in 2002.  Prior to that, she worked as a Surgical Specialist in New Jersey.  Eileen earned a Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris degree

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  • Karen Ganofsky

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ohio State University

    Biography coming soon!


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  • Katie Kelley

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Western University of Health Sciences

    Dr. Katie Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated with honors from The University of Findlay with a BS in Animal Science and Biology in 2012. Following her undergraduate studies

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  • Ashley Zeigler

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Ashley Ziegler is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Arcadia University with a bachelors degree in Biology in 2010.
    Following undergraduate studies she worked as a veterinary

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  • George Banta

    Staff Veterinarian
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care


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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

Your emergency needs can be met right here at our hospital.
VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialist provides 24 hour emergency veterinary care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Emergency veterinarians, veterinary technicians and/or veterinary assistants are on staff 24 hours a day.

Please call us at 216-831-6789. We have just recently moved and are located at our brand new, state of the art facility at 4760 Richmond Road. Warrensville Heights, OH 44128.

We provide the highest standard in veterinary emergency and critical care services. We are trained and equipped to perform a variety of emergency surgeries and procedures. We provide the highest standards of pain management. Emergency internal medicine consultations, including full diagnostics, are available.

Please call or come in immediately if you feel your pet is having an emergency or needs after-hours care.
 

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