The Animal Clinic Wadsworth

Serving the pets of Wadsworth and surrounding areas

The Animal Clinic (TAC) is an American Animal Hospital Association Certified hospital, meeting and exceeding the highest veterinary medical standards to offer your dogs and cats the best care possible. Dr. Gary Riggs and 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 American Board of Veterinary Practice Board Certified veterinarian with 30 years practice experience and is a Wadsworth native happy to be practicing in his hometown. Dr. Terihay has special interests in dog and cat internal medicine and surgery. Dr. Adair came to us from Maryland and has completed both an internship and residency at our practice.  Dr. Velez, from Florida, has also completed an internship and is currently in a residency program with us. At TAC, our goal is to provide your pet with the best care possible based on your pet’s and YOUR needs. The mainstay of any pet health program is a thorough physical exam by experienced doctors. We feel strongly that regular physical examinations and discussions with owners are the most important steps to diagnose or head-off health problems.

Full Service Veterinarian Clinic

We perform all veterinary services from routine checkups, diagnostics, treatments,  to surgery. If needed for diagnosis and treatment of your pet’s health issues…TAC offers many options. 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 TAC staff can utilize for advanced pet care. If surgery is required, the Animal Clinic doctors are experienced to perform a wide range of general and orthopedic surgery. Laser and laparoscopic surgery is commonly utilized by Animal Clinic doctors to minimize pain, reduce hospitalization, and speed recovery.

Pet Pain Management

Your dog and cat should not have to live in pain. The Animal Clinic 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. We also utilize non-invasive therapeutic cold-laser therapy 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 and the type and frequency of vaccination vary from pet to pet. At TAC, we only want to vaccinate your dog and cat for what they need to stay healthy, and only as often as is needed to protect them.  With your pet’s annual examination, we will assess your pet’s vaccine needs and only vaccinate as needed.

Contact The Animal Clinic Wadsworth

At the Animal 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! Call us at 330.334.VETS (8387)
We have extended office hours and are members of the METROPOLITAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL (330.666.2976) so we can offer emergency care and fully staffed hospitalization 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.