We’re a centralized Hospital

A centralized hospital is simply a coordination and collaboration of quality, essential medical services.

In 1968, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital was established with that goal in mind — to provide necessary advanced care options for your animals, including emergency and 24-hour care. Modeled after the human medical concept, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (MVH) allowed affiliated doctors the ability to offer a level of care not previously available on a local level. Today, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital provides affiliated general practitioners the ability to offer, as part of their local practice, the benefits of a large, state-of-the-art hospital:

  • Advanced surgical suites
  • 24-hour intensive care unit
  • Superior diagnostic imaging
  • Consultation on cases with Board Certified Specialists
  • In-house regional diagnostic laboratory (IDEXX)

What does that mean for you? Take the case of Fluffy, for instance, a middle-aged dog who was brought to her MVH-affiliated veterinarian for vomiting. After a thorough physical exam is performed at the office, her veterinarian notes that more extensive testing may be needed. Referred to the hospital, Fluffy’s MVH-affiliated general veterinarian would still oversee her case, possibly ordering hospitalization with intravenous fluids, laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging. If necessary, her MVH-affiliated veterinarian could call on the expertise of one or more of the many board-certified specialists practicing in the hospital. Fluffy’s veterinarian is able to offer her superior diagnosis and care because he’s part of a centralized hospital.

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We’re a teaching Hospital

As a teaching hospital, we strive to remain up-to-date with the latest in research, diagnosis and treatment. Sharing learned wisdom and nurturing an environment that esteems quality, specialization and experience, we aim to consistently raise the level of patient care within our four walls and throughout the nation. We also offer many externship, internship and residencies to teach and train with our Board Certified Specialists. For doctors to continue their journey into passing their boards to become a Specialist.


Hal Bond, CEO

Hal Bond


Jessica Cleckner

Jessica Cleckner-Peters

Director of Operations

Starr Balash

Starr Balash

General Manager

Jeni Smith

Jeni Smith

Internship-Externship Program Administrator

Client Experience Specialist

Hal Bond, CEO

Michelle Trocano

Human Resources Manager

Jessica Cleckner

Josie Gayhart, RVT

Referral Relationship Manager

Starr Balash

Lori Fulmer

Referral Relationship Manager

Our Member Doctors

Akron Animal Clinic

Dr. McLean 
1635 Copley Road
Akron, OH 44320
Phone: 330.836.0437
Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
W, SAT 8:30 am – Noon

Website: www.akronanimalclinicllc.com

Akron-Peninsula Veterinary Office

Dr. McFadden | Dr. Scott 
2002 Akron Peninsula Road
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: 330.928.1826
Hours: M, T, TH, F 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Website: http://apvo.vetstreet.com/

Barberton Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Riggs
4873 Richland Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
Phone: 330.825.2434
Hours: M, T, TH 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
F 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SAT 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Website: www.exoticpetvets.com

Bath Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Kim Smith
1735 North Cleveland-Massillon Rd
Bath, OH 44210
Phone: 330.666.0018
Hours: M, T, F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
W (boarders only) 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
TH 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
SAT  9:00 – 1:00 pm
SUN (boarders only) 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Website: https://www.bathvetclinic.com/

Creekside Animal Clinic

Dr. Messner | Dr. Cummings | Dr. Perry | Dr. Gerow 
3744 Wadsworth Rd
Norton, OH 44203
Phone: 330-825-9556
Fax: 330-825-9560
Hours: Monday and Wednesday- 7:30am-6:00pm

Tuesday and Thursday- 7:30 am-7:30 pm

Friday- 7:30pm- 4:00pm

Saturday- 8:00am-12:30pm

Website: www.creeksideanimalclinic.net
Email: [email protected]

Highland Veterinary Clinic

Dr. Jacobson | Dr. Andray | Dr. O’Connor
578 West Market
Akron, OH 44303
Phone: 330.253.6868
Hours: Mon- Wed 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Friday 8:30a-5p

Saturday 8:30 am – Noon

Website: https://highlandvetclinic.com/

Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Arends | Dr. Young
825 Broad Street
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Phone: 330.335.4311
Hours: M & W 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
T, TH & F 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
SAT  8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Website: https://wadsworthvethospital.com/

West Akron Animal Clinic

Dr. Brown-Herold
1635 Copley Road
Akron, OH
Phone: 330.836.0481
Hours: M, T, TH, F 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
W & SAT 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Externship or Internship

If you’re looking for an Externship or Internship and are interested in any of the following, then our program is the one for you.

  • Experiencing a large, efficient, private specialty practice
  • High caseload leading to case variety and learning opportunities
  • Board-certified specialists in Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Avian, Surgery, Neurology, Oncology and Ophthalmology.
  • An array of advanced diagnostic equipment including MRI, CT, Vimago, Fluoroscopy, high-level ultrasounds and echocardiography.
  • A teaching hospital, with a robust and active in-house education program, including twice-weekly didactic lectures, weekly journal clubs (surgery, neurology, internal medicine), book review clubs, every-other month pathology conferences, monthly morbidity and mortality rounds, and surgical residency classes.
  • Experiencing a high case load, with an emphasis on education; with residencies, specialty internships, and general internships.

Externship visits are coordinated by Jeni Smith, Internship-Externship Administrator.  Please email [email protected] for more information. 

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