VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists

Katie Frantz, DVM, DACVECC, 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 degree in Environmental Studies, and traveled to Ecuador to investigate the incidence of Chagas disease in canine populations.

She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University, as a member of the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society, in 2006. Dr. Frantz then moved to Norwalk, CT where she completed a one year internship in medicine and surgery at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center. She went on to complete a three year residency in small animal emergency and critical care at Veterinary Referral Associates in Gaithersburg, MD.

During her residency she published an article on Thermal Injury, and was given the resident teaching award in 2010. Dr. Frantz is board certified from the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.

Her areas of special interest include sepsis, respiratory disease and mechanical ventilation.

In her free time, Dr. Frantz enjoys spending time with her husband Ryan, son Christopher, daughter Evelyn, her dog Tilly and her 5 cats.


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.