Emerald Animal Hospital has been providing compassionate veterinary care to the Cleveland area since 1976. As a full-service hospital, we offer high quality medicine and surgery. Our in-house laboratory allows for quick analysis of blood and urine samples. All of our X-rays are reviewed by board-certified veterinary radiologists. Our doctors and registered veterinary technicians strive to obtain a complete patient history and a thorough physical examination. We take the time to listen and explain our findings in detail. We will discuss the best care options for each individual pet and are happy to answer any questions that may arise.
Dr. Lindsey grew up in Strongsville and Parma Heights and graduated from the University of Findlay in 1997. As a classmate of Dr. Smith’s, she also graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She joined the staff of Emerald Animal Hospital in January 2013.
Dr. Lindsey’s special interests include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, weight management, skin and ear problems, the alleviation chronic pain, and feline medicine and behavior, particularly urinary problems in cats.
Dr. Lindsey lives in Cleveland with her husband and her cat, Remy. She enjoys horseback riding, is an avid gardener, and is trying to develop her photography skills.
Karen’s love of animals began at a very young age while watching her grandfather judge dog shows and breed Boxers and Shih Tzus. Her passion turned into a career in 1988 when she entered an Animal Productivity and Care program in Middleburg Heights where she became a certified veterinary assistant. In 1997, Karen interviewed, hired, and trained Dr. Smith (before she was a doctor) for a receptionist position at MetroPet Animal Hospital in Berea. Now Karen manages both Emerald and Sandstone Animal Hospital’s daily operations, such as inventory, staffing, training, and OSHA safety protocols for the staff. She is certified as Fear Free and is training her staff to use fear free handling in everyday practice.
Karen married her high school sweetheart. Together, they have 2 daughters in college, 2 dogs, and 1 cat. She has served on the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Edges Skating Club for the past several years, including the position of President for several years. Her free time is spent watching her daughter ice skate on a synchronized skating team, reading, and enjoying the outdoors.
Julie has been in the veterinary field since 1992, but her love of animals started long before that. From a young age, she tried to feed and care for neighborhood strays. She now specializes in low-stress animal handling. She joined our team in 2015 and has earned our unofficial title of “pet whisperer” due to her strong empathy with our patients. Her own animal companions include cats Ziggy, Dozer, Sable, and Toph. She also takes on foster cats, enjoys reading, and trying new restaurants.
To combat her parent’s “no pets” rules, Whitney displayed her childhood love of animals through a large stuffed animal collection. In 2009, she entered the animal field as a kennel assistant followed by six years of experience in grooming. She joined our team in 2016 and is passionate about the care and comfort of our clients and patients. Whitney now has pets of her own, including dogs Drogo and Lady as well as cats Optimus and Dessie. In her free time, Whitney partakes in outdoor activities and relaxes while reading.
Leah turned her childhood love of animals into a passionw hen she began caring for pets at a local pet store. These experiences motivated her to pursue the Veterinary Technician program at Stautzenberger college in May of 2018. Leah joined our team in 2017, bringing her own dogs, Cookie and Max, and her cats, Cheechy and Zeek, into our family. Leah is a dedicated comic book collector and plays video games.
Emily graduated from Ohio State University in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture after majoring in Animal Sciences with a specialization in Animal Biosciences. She is currently a Post-Bach student at Cleveland State University working towards applying to veterinary medical school in fall of 2019. When not in class or working at the animal hospital, Emily also has two part-time jobs, one at Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and another with a patent and trademark law firm in downtown Cleveland. She also volunteer at Berea Animal Rescue Friends and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. She lives with her family, which includes a Boxer (Rocco), a Goldendoodle (Gunner) and two cats (Mojo and Millie).
Chris began working in the veterinary field in 2007 and graduated from the Veterinary Technician Program at Stautzenberger College in 2009. Chris joined our hospital’s family in 2016 and has a special interest in emergency medicine and triage. He and his wife love to travel and have a big pet family of their own, including two dogs (Joker and Dakota), a cat (Tony), and a python (Marshmallow).
Danyalis started at our sister facility, Sandstone Animal Hospital, in 2015 as a volunteer. She is currently in college working towards her DVM degree. She is intrigued by different breeds of animals and how physical and behavioral traits vary from breed to breed. Her hobbies include running, reading, and playing Sims. Danyalis has animals of her own, including two dogs, Kai and Reeses, and her cat, Spaghetti.
Briana grew up with many different animals, from dogs and cats to horses, skunks, and alpacas. She attended many dog shows with her mom and their show dog, Buttons the Briard. When she was ten years old, she snuck into her parents’ bathroom with her miniature schnauzer, a pair of clippers, and a picture of a schnauzer for reference. She tried her hardest to get that dog to look like the one in the picture, and that was when she fell in love with grooming. It turned out better than expected, and mom was very impressed. She kept practicing and got her very first job at a grooming salon when she turned 18. She has been a professional groomer for 11 years.
Briana also has experience working with rescue dogs, who needed a little more time and patience than others. She hopes that her pet clients have a relaxing experience while they are with her. She likes to show the timid dogs that grooming can be a fun time for them. Briana also enjoys her own pet family, which include 3 dogs, a rescued horse, and a few reptiles.
Pet owners from Parma, Parma Hts, North Royalton, Middleburg Hts, Brook Park, and Berea trust us with their pets. Our vets are very thorough, compassionate, and caring.
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