Dr. Emily Pearce, DVM, Resident in Surgery
Dr. Pearce grew up in Connecticut and completed her undergraduate studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in MA, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Biotechnology. After graduating, she moved south and earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, Dr. Pearce completed a one year small animal medicine and surgery internship at Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Pursuing her passion for surgery, Dr. Pearce moved to Akron, Ohio in 2017, and began a small animal surgical internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital. After completion of her surgical internship, she remained with the Metropolitan surgical team as a small animal surgical resident.
Dr. Pearce maintains an interest in all aspects of surgery and has particular interest in emergency and minimally invasive surgery including arthroscopy, thoracoscopy, and laparoscopy. Her research includes the study of Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus (GDV) in dogs, more commonly referred to as bloat. Outside of work, Dr. Pearce enjoys traveling, hiking, running, and spending time with family, friends, and her rescue dogs, cats, and hedgehog.