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
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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 Sate University
  • Equine Medicine and Surgery Internist University of Georgia
  • Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship- Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital

Professional organizations:

  • OVMA
  • AVMA

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 Sate 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