The “golden hour” of pet therapy

Emergency Pet Services

For emergencies, please call 330-666-2976

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When an urgent situation arises, the Emergency Department at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital acts as an extension of your family veterinarian providing high quality care. Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital’s staff of emergency veterinarians and highly trained technical personnel offer state of the art diagnostic tests and treatments to accommodate any trauma or illness.

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital offers a vast array of tools during the “golden hour” of therapy that are paramount to the survival of your pet:

  • Immediate laboratory results (chemistry profiles, complete blood counts, urine tests)
  • Diagnostic imaging (radiographs and ultrasound)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Blood and plasma transfusions
Radiology

Superior care does not end with diagnoses; your pet will also have available:

  • 24-hour intensive care
  • Dedicated fluid therapy equipment
  • Blood pressure and EKG monitoring
  • Respiratory function tests (blood gas analysis)
  • Oxygen saturation measurement
  • Multiple board-certified specialists on call if the need arises

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital is proud of the Emergency Department’s combination of experience and advanced training in emergency and critical care. Since 1968, the emergency service has been available for you and your pet 24 hours a day, and will continue to be of service 365 days a year.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Matt Ehresman

Dr. Matt Ehresman

Education and Accomplishments:

  • BA Zoology Miami of Ohio
  • DVM The Ohio State University
  • Equine Medicine and Surgery Internship- University of Georgia
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship- Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Professional organizations:

  • OVMA
  • AVMA
  • VECCS

Professional Interest:

  • Emergency medicine/Critical care

Personal Interests:

  • Working on his house and being a crazy Buckeye Fan!
Dr. Laura Fox

Dr. Laura Fox

Education and Accomplishments:

  • BA, Cum Laude in Preprofessional Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University
  • DVM from The Ohio State University
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Services, Rochester, NY

Professional organizations:

  • AVMA
  • VECCS
  • OVMA

Professional Interest:

  • Emergency medicine with a special interest in polytrauma management and feline urinary disease

Personal Interests:

  • Camping, biking, cooking, and playing the piano
  • Cats: Hadron, Brenna, and The Grim
Dr. Keriann Hurst

Dr. Keriann Hurst

Education and Accomplishments:

  • The Ohio State University- CVM: 2013- Summa Cum Laude- First in her Class
  • Colorado State University- 2014- Small Animal Rotating Internship- Awarded “Outstanding Small Animal Intern Award for Invaluable Teaching and Clinical Support for CSU Veterinary Students”

Publications:

  • Nucci DVM, D.J., Hurst DVM, K.C., and Monnet DVM, PhD, E. “Retrospective comparison of short-term outcomes following thoracoscopy versus thoracotomy for surgical correction of persistent right aortic arch in dogs.” Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Vol. 253 (4), August 15, 2018, (444-451)
  • –Hurst, K.C., Litwak, K.N. “Accelerative Forces Associated with Routine Inhouse Transportation of Rodent Cages.” Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Vol. 51(5), September 2012, (544-547)

Professional Interest:

  • Dr. Keriann Hurst joined Metropolitan’s Emergency Service in 2014.  Dr. Hurst has a special interest in feline medicine, along with emergency management of Polytrauma, shock, and complex wounds/surgical cases

Personal Interests:

  • Dr. Hurst lives in Bath TWP with her husband, who is also a Veterinarian
  • Dr. Hurst has three beautiful cats, a Boxer, a Frenchie, several chickens, and too many fish to count
Dr. Schwarze

Dr. Rebecca Schwarze

Education and Accomplishments:

  • Undergraduate coursework in Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • DVM, The Ohio State University
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship- Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida
  • Large Animal Medicine, Surgery and Critical Care Internship- New Bolton Center, University of Pennsylvania in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Publications:

  • Schwarze RA, Tano CT, Carroll VW.  Glenoid dysplasia and osteochondritis dissecans in a cat.  Can Med Assoc J 2015; 56(7):  749-52.
  • Bertone AL, Ishihara A, Zekas LJ, Wellman ML, Lewis K, Schwarze RA, et al.:  Evaluation of a single intra-articular injection of autologous protein solution for treatment of osteoarthritis in horses.  Am J Vet Res  2014; 75(2):  141-51.
  • Marino E, Threlfall WR, Schwarze RA:  Early conception factor lateral flow assay for pregnancy in the mare.  Theriogenology 2009; 71 (6):  877-883.
  • Carleton CL, Threlfall WR, Schwarze RA:  Iodine in milk and serum following intrauterine infusion of Lugol’s solution.  Intern J Appl Res Vet Med 2008; 6 (2): 121-129.
  • Schwarze RA, Threlfall WR:  Theriogenology question of the month.  J Am Vet Med Assoc 2008; 233 (2):  235-237.

Professional organizations:

  • AVMA
  • OVMA
  • VECCS

Professional Interest:

  • Emergency Medicine and Critical Care with an emphasis on trauma and acute care

Personal Interests:

  • Riding/showing her horse, competitive trail running, working out, traveling
  • Spending time with friends, family, and her dog, Eloise
Dr. Symmantha M. Page

Dr. Symmantha M. Page

Education and Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, concentrations in Field Studies and Psychology – Bates College
  • Publication in Ecology and Evolution – Eggshells as hosts of bacterial communities: An experimental test of the antimicrobial egg coloration hypothesis
  • DVM – Midwestern University, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship – Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Professional organizations:

  • AVMA
  • OVMA

Professional Interest:

  • Emergency medicine
  • Ophthalmology
  • Feline lower urinary tract disease 

Personal Interests:

  • Spending time with my boxer, Woody, my ball python, Apollo, and aquaculture
  • Reading Stephen King novels and listening to true crime and horror podcasts
  • Running
Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Beery

Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Beery

Education and Accomplishments:

  • BA Biology/Animal Science- University of Findlay
  • DVM- The Ohio State University
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship- Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Professional organizations:

  • IVECCS
  • AVMA

Professional Interest:

  •  GI Issues in Small Animal Medicine 

Personal Interests:

  • Dr. Alexandra (Ali) Beery is a native to the Medina Area
  • Dr. Beery did an internship at Metro after graduation and loved the environment so much that she decided to stay on as a full time emergency veterinarian
  • When not at work, Dr. Beery enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family
  • When asked about her passions, Dr. Beery will quickly respond with her faith, family, and fur kids Flynn and Franklin
Dr. Patrick Pilon

Dr. Patrick Pilon (Pi)

Education and Accomplishments:

  • Bachelors of Science in Biology, magna cum laude – Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Pa
  • VMD – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine –  4 Year Veterinary Class President
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship – Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Professional organizations:

  • AVMA
  • OVMA
  • VECCS
  • PVMA
  • AAWV
  • AVMLA
  • AVI

Professional Interest:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Veterinary Informatics
  • Emergency Medicine

Personal Interests:

  • Road trips, camping, playing on and rebuilding personal computers, carpentry, weight Lifting, hiking, playing frisbee.
Dr. Emma Thomas

Dr. Emma Thomas

Education and Accomplishments:

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Colorado State University
  • Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences – Colorado State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine – Colorado State University
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship – VCA Alameda East, Denver, CO
  • Additional training in Emergency/Critical Care – Massachusetts Veterinary Referral Hospital, Woburn, MA

Professional organizations:

  • AVMA
  • OVMA

Professional Interest:

  • Emergency and Critical Care medicine in general, but especially acute abdominal conditions and polytrauma
  • Neurology

Personal Interests:

  • Trying new restaurants/gastronomy
  • Traveling
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Her 6 furry kids – Dog (Monkey) and 5 cats (Marla, Kitten, Puff, Judy, and DeeDee)