Northeast Ohio Internal Medicine Associates has been a part of Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital since 1991. We know that your pet is very important to you — be assured that your pet’s health is our top priority!

Check in Forms

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Getting Treatment

To make an appointment or receive treatment from our board-certified specialists, you’ll need a referral from your veterinarian.

Click here to download our Referral Form

Our Services

We are constantly reviewing the latest research and diagnostic techniques to provide your pet with the most advanced care possible. These techniques include:
  • Endoscopy
  • Cystoscopy
  • Rhinoscopy
  • Retroflex nasopharyngoscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Proctoscopy
  • Endoscopic biopsy
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Blood-gas analysis
  • Continuous thoracic suction
  • Whole blood and plasma transfusion therapy
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Esophagostamy/PEG tubes
  • Ultrasound
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Chemotherapy
  • Intraoperative cytology
  • Fine needle aspirates of growths
  • Cytology evaluation of fine needle aspirates
  • Removal and analysis of body cavity effusions and fluid accumulations
  • Sample recovery for identification of bacteria or fungal organisms in infected tissues
  • Submission for culture and sensitivity
  • Evaluation of radiographs (“x-rays”) of the chest, abdomen, limbs, and skull
  • Evaluation of cat scans of the brain and nasal cavities and ear canals

Our Practice


We schedule appointments Tuesday through Friday. We recommend you allow at least one hour for an initial consultation. When you arrive at the hospital, you will need to complete paperwork and then a technician will guide you to an examination room. A specialist will complete a thorough exam on your pet, review records from your referring veterinarian and discuss treatment options with you. Consultation cost is $194.00. During the consultation, the doctor will provide you with an estimate for any additional diagnostics.

Recheck Appointments

Please call at least 14 days in advance to schedule a recheck appointment. This ensures that our schedule will have the availability to accommodate your schedule.


Visiting hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., for approximately 30 minutes, once a day. If you wish to talk with a doctor during visitation, you’ll need to schedule an appointment. If you have any concerns while visiting, please inform the technical staff and they will address it with the attending or staff doctor.

Prescription Refills

We are happy to refill your pet’s prescriptions during office hours. We request a notice of 24-48 business hours on all refills.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. J. Lynn Turner, DVM, MS

Dr. J. Lynn Turner, DVM, MS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Bachelor of Science in Physiologic Psychology, Emory University.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia.
Masters of Science, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, Texas A & M University.
Internship in Small Animal Medicine & Surgery: University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana).
Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Texas A & M Veterinary Medical Center, Texas A&M University.
Board Certification by The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, (Internal Medicine), July, 1992.

Areas of Special Interest:

  • Endocrinology (Diabetes Mellitus, Cushing’s Disease, Atypical Cushing’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, Hypothyroidism in dogs and Hyperthyroidism in cats)
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Diabetes insipidus, pituitary dwarfism
  • Disorders of calcium balance (Hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, parathyroid gland disorders.)
  • Gastroenterology (Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Protein- losing enteropothy, Intestinal lymphoma, food allergy, colitis, Giardia infections.)
  • Hypertension
  • Hematology (Anemia, Elevated white blood cell counts, platelet disorders)
  • Oncology (Cancer medicine) and chemotherapy
  • Skin manifestations of internal disease
  • Infectious diseases (Leptospirosis and other bacterial infections, fungal infections, infections caused by tick exposure such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.)
  • Canine Heartworm Disease
  • Respiratory Disease (Feline Asthma, Bronchitis, Lungworm infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer.)
  • Feline Leukemia-associated disorders
  • Feline AIDS
  • Feline Heartworm Disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders (Myasthenia gravis, breed-related disorders of muscle metabolism.)
  • Liver disorders (Chronic active hepatitis, Copper storage disorders.)
  • Disorders of the kidneys and associated structures. (Chronic renal failure, Glomerulonephropathy, Kidney/bladder stones,Cystitis and Protein losing nephropathy.)
  • Pancreatic disorders (Pancreatitis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, Tumors of the pancreas.)
  • Hospice/Palliative Care

Meet Our Staff

Michele Shultz – Technician

Michele Shultz – Technician

Michele is a Registered Veterinary Technician and has been working with Dr. Turner since 1990. She currently lives in Brunswick with her husband, Rocky, her two children, her black cat, Mouse, and her mixed dog, Wylie. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching movies and stomach-turning amusement park rides. She has more than twenty years of experience working in Internal Medicine and is dedicated to helping your pet receive the best care possible.