VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists

Sara Irom, DVM, DACVIM, 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 of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University, where she was inducted into the Phi Zeta Veterinary Honor Society. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Irom completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. After her internship, Dr. Irom returned to The Ohio State University to pursue a three-year residency in small animal internal medicine, which she finished in 2010. During her residency, she completed a Masters of Science Thesis entitled 'High Dose Antimicrobial Protocols for Canine Urinary Tract Infections'. She was also awarded the Clinical Teaching Excellence Award in 2010. She resides in Pepper Pike with her husband, her dogs, Bruno and Bug, and her cat, Chloe.

Sara also enjoys horseback riding, biking, and snow skiing.


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.