Barberton Veterinary Clinic

Veterinarians Serving the Barberton, Norton area…and beyond

The Barberton Veterinary Clinic (BVC) is an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Certified Member founded in 1956 by Dr. George Blind. We meet and exceed the highest veterinary medical standards because we feel a strong commitment to providing your dogs and cats with superior health care. The mainstay of a pet health program is a thorough physical exam performed by experienced doctors. We feel strongly that routine physical examinations and discussions with pet’s owners are the most important steps to diagnose or head-off pet health problems. At BVC, our goal is to provide your pet with the best care possible based on your pet’s and YOUR needs.

Dr. Gary Riggs, Dr. Lauren Terihay, Dr. Jordan Adair, and Dr. Emily Velez enjoy all types and sizes of dogs and cats…. and their people as well! Dr. Riggs is an American Board of Veterinary Practice (ABVP) certified specialist practicing at Barberton Veterinary Clinic since 1981. Dr. Terihay is an Ohio State graduate with extensive experience and special interests in dog and cat internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Adair joined our practice from Maryland as an intern and stayed on to finish a three year residency. Dr. Velez came to our practice from Florida, completed an internship as well and is currently in a residency with us. We’re here to help!

Full Service Vet Care

We perform a full range of veterinarian services for your pet from routine checkups to advanced diagnostics, therapies, and  surgery. If more is needed for diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s health issues…BVC offers many options. We are a full service vet care clinic with a complete health care program. In-house lab work performed by experienced registered technicians, digital radiographs, dental procedures, ultrasound, endoscopy, CT scans and MRI scans are just some of the diagnostic techniques the BVC staff can utilize for advanced pet care. If surgery is required, the Barberton Veterinary Clinic doctors are experienced to perform a wide range of general surgery and orthopedic procedures. BVC clinicians also utilize laser and laparoscopic surgery to minimize pain, reduce hospitalization, and speed recovery. As members of the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, we also have direct access to the many specialists (surgery, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology) practicing with us for referrals of specialized cases

Animal Pain Management

Your dog and cat should not have to live in pain. The BVC staff is dedicated to helping you pet live a long, quality life.  If your pet is in pain, our staff will discuss with you a game plan to resolve it. Utilizing a variety of therapies and medications we can work out specific treatments for specific problems. We work closely with compounding pharmacy specialists to devise small doses, special flavors, and even medications that absorb through the skin to ease you pet’s treatment. Additionally, we utilize therapeutic cold laser for both acute and chronic pain.

Pet Vaccination Needs

Vaccinations can be very important to prevent deadly illnesses from infecting your pets. Not all pets, however, need all vaccines all the time. The type and frequency of vaccination needs can vary from pet to pet. At BVC, we only want to vaccinate your dog and cat for what they need and only as often as is required. With your pet’s annual examination, we will discuss a risk analysis to assess your pet’s vaccine needs and only vaccinate as needed.

Contact Barberton Veterinary Clinic

At the Barberton Veterinary Clinic, we LOVE pets and LOVE keeping them healthy and happy. We are glad to discuss the care of your family member with you at any time. If you think there is a problem, there probably is, and the sooner we address it the better! Contact us at 330.825.2434. We are members of the Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital (330.666.2976) so we can offer 24/7 emergency care and fully staffed hospitalization after normal hours.