VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists

Stem cell therapy

We are excited to announce that Eileen Heldmann, VMD, MS, JD, DACVS is now credentialed in the use of Vet-Stem® Veterinary Regenerative Medicine.

It is currently being successfully used to treat conditions that receive limited benefit from traditional therapies, such as osteoarthritis and other orthopedic problems. This type of Regenerative Medicine involves using adult stem cells obtained from the pet's own fat tissue, and so eliminates any concerns about embryo use or rejection by the patient. Additionally, the patient's cells are not passed through cell culture, minimizing worries about infection.

Current uses for Vet-Stem® Regenerative Medicine in canines include:

Canine Osteoarthritis:

  • In NSAID non-responsive cases
  • In NSAID intolerant cases

Orthopedic diseases where the patients are:

  • Non-surgical candidates
  • Candidates with non-healing fractures



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.