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DOCTORS & STAFF
Dr. David A. Hammond is the owner and director of our clinic. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 1994. He opened our clinic in October of 1996 and added an addition in October of 2000. Dr. Hammond is committed to medical and surgical excellence. He has special interest and experience in avian and exotic animals, and he is an excellent soft tissue surgeon. Dr. Hammond dedicates much of his personal time and clinic resources to bringing low cost services to area rescue groups. He has hand-picked and trained an excellent staff to serve our clients. Due to Dr. Hammond's busy schedule, we recommend that you book appointments early when possible.
Registered Veterinary Technicians:

Our team of registered veterinary technicians is headed by Sheryl who has been with us since 1998, and includes Erin, Jorden, Megan, Charles, Carrie, Lauren, Stephanie and Steffani. Their duties include drawing blood, monitoring anesthesia, giving injectable medications and performing dental cleanings. They are highly skilled and dedicated to providing excellent care to your pet.

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Assistants:


Jessica, Patrick, Katie, Brittany and Wendy help the veterinarian with the pets during exams and while they are in the hospital. They are responsible for much of the client communication and education. Several of our assistants are in school to become registered vet techs. They receive much of their hands-on training while working here.
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Receptionists:
 

Experienced and compassionate, this team is headed by Janet, who has been with us since 1999, and includes Wendy, Jennifer, Jacki, Lori and Kelsey. They are available to assist you in scheduling appointments and answering your questions.
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Pet Boutique:


Jessica has been with us since early 2014 and Andie joined us in 2015. They are available to schedule and answer grooming calls. They also order and stock prescription foods for the hospital and help out wherever needed.
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Groomers:


Our groomers are Nanette and Jessica. They all have very positive attitudes that animals respond well to. We recommend that you schedule early since appointments fill up quickly.
Dr. Lisa J. Wilson graduated from The Ohio State University in 1996 and joined our practice in June of that year. Dr. Wilson is dedicated to our practice's medical, diagnostic, and surgical excellence. She performs soft tissue and orthopedic surgery, including elbow, knee, hip, and fracture repairs. Dr. Wilson enjoys seeing dogs, cats, reptiles, small mammals, birds, and exotics. She is available for appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Dr. Walter E. Martin was born and raised in Brook Park, Ohio. He obtained a Bachelors degree in Biology from Cleveland State University in 1998. He then attended the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his DVM. He joined our clinic in June of 2003. Dr. Martin enjoys seeing cats and dogs as patients. His areas of interest include small animal medicine and soft tissue surgery. He does enjoy taking extra time to get to the root of frustrating skin problems. Dr. Martin strives to keep our hospital up to date on the newest medical therapies available. Dr.Martin is available for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Dr. Martin's hobbies include fishing, golfing, cooking and spending time with his family and his pets.
Dr. Cathy Palomar graduated from The Ohio State University in 1988, and has worked in the Greater Cleveland area for over 20 years. She joined our team in the fall of 2005. She specializes in the treatment and surgery of rabbits and other small mammals. She has a loyal following due to her experience and commitment. Dr. Palomar is available for appointments on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Dr. Kimberly Kirby grew up in Fairview Park, Ohio and graduated from Michigan State University's College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. She has since been practicing in the Cleveland/Lorain area and joined our team in February of 2011. Dr. Kirby enjoys seeing dogs and cats as well as other small mammals. Her areas of practice are general medicine and surgery with a special interest in ultrasound. She loves to provide her patients with the individual attention they deserve. Dr. Kirby is available for appointments on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
Dr. Melissa Rohrs graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2013 and joined us in August of that year. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and fencing. Her professional interests include exotic mammals, birds, dentistry and preventative care for dogs and cats. You can see Dr. Rohrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 
Wendy is our Personnel Manager.
Lauren is our marketing and community outreach manager.
Kenny takes care of all our maintenance needs.