About Our Animal Hospital

Our Animal Hospital in Richmond Heights welcomes you and your beloved pet! Our animal hospital proudly serves Richmond Heights, Willoughby Hills, and all surrounding areas. We are pleased to serve our community and consider it a priority to take exceptional care of your pet and treat them as if they were our own. Our clinic offers a wide range of services, from simple check-ups with our veterinarian to advanced medical care. Services here at the animal hospital include wellness care, senior pet care, puppy and kitten care, vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, pet medications, ear cropping, pet dentistry, microchipping, and much more! Our clinic is equipped to perform diagnostic work on site using our newly acquired x-ray equipment, newly updated bloodwork lab equipment and high-tech microscope. Our veterinarian has been certified in stem cell procedures since 2008, and we are proud to offer the most cutting-edge treatments available at our animal hospital here in Richmond Heights/Willoughby Hills. We are the first animal hospital in our area of Northeast Ohio to have a Class IV Healing Laser. This technology allows us to perform specialty pet care, such as treatment of recurring pain, hip dysplasia, arthritis, anal sac issues, chronic ear infections, hotspots, wounds, trauma and tendon/ligament injuries.

Our Animal Hospital Staff

Our Richmond Heights and Willoughby Hills area animal hospital is led by Dr. Jeffery A. Richman, the founder of the Richman Animal Clinic. Dr. Richman is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine who has been practicing as a veterinarian since his 1982 graduation from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Richman is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the American Animal Hospital Association, the American Association of Feline Practitioners, the Cornell Feline Health Center, and the American Veterinary Dental Association. Dr. Richman has been featured in “Who’s Who in Veterinary Medicine” as well.

Dr. Michael Slawienski obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Iowa State University in 1992 and has trained as a veterinary surgeon at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Slawienski is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons. “Dr. Mike” specializes in soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic specialty surgeries at our vet hospital.

Dr. Valerie Samii attended the University of California, Berkeley, and received her BS degree in Biology in 1982. She completed her veterinary education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Samii was awarded her DVM degree in 1992. She completed a small animal and surgery internship at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group from 1992 to 1993. From 1994 to 1997, she completed a radiology residency at the University of California, Davis. She went on to teach at UC Davis as a Clinical Instructor from 1997 to 2000 and at The Ohio State University, as an Assistant and then Associate Professor, from 2000 to 2009.

Dr. Jean Betkowski earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences in 1986, and her VMD, magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine in 1991. She completed her internship at AMC in New York in 1992 and her Cardiology Residency at Tufts in 1998. Dr. Betkowski was admitted to the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with subspecialty of Cardiology in 1998.

Veterinary Technician Robin obtained her certification at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus. Robin is also laser therapy certified.

Katie is an RVT who attended the University of Akron and graduated from Stautzenberger College with a degree in Veterinary Technology.

Janny is our Pre-Vet student, attending Case Western.

Mary Ann, wife of Dr. Richman, works as our animal hospital manager and is the smiling face clients will see at the front desk when bringing pets in for exams.

Our entire staff feels that it is of utmost importance that our Richmond Heights animal hospital visitors feel safe and secure knowing that we provide quality and loving veterinary services to pets.

Call or stop by today! We are located on the east side of Cleveland / Cuyahoga county (Highland Hts, Mayfield, Mayfield Hts, Lyndhurst, Beachwood, S Euclid, University Hts) western Lake county (Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Wickliffe, Willowick, Eastlake, Mentor, Kirtland).

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