Meet Your Richmond Heights Veterinarians & Staff

We welcome you, your friends and family to our friendly and comfortable Veterinary Hospital. Our Doctors are extremely kind, educated and most of all they care very deeply for each and every patient. We look forward to meeting you and your beloved pet!


Dr. Jeffery A. Richman, Veterinarian, Owner

Dr. Jeffery A. Richman DVM founded the Richman Animal Clinic in August 1984. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the honors program in Reproductive Physiology in 1978 and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1982, both from the Ohio State University.

When he’s not working, Dr. Richman spends his spare time with his family, and his dogs Clams and Oakley, working out and trail riding on his horses Dream and Red. Over the years, Dr. Richman has coached hundreds of kids in football, basketball and baseball. He has jumped out of planes, piloted a plane, become a certified scuba diver, earned three black belts and become a horseman.

Dr. Michael Slawienski, DACVS

Dr. Slawienski is a native of Buffalo, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1992. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West Los Angeles Animal Hospital and trained as a resident in veterinary surgeon at the prestigious Animal Medical Center in New York City. He became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1999. Dr. Mike practiced at Associated Veterinary Specialists in St. Louis before moving to Ohio with his family in 2004. He has provided soft tissue, neurologic and orthopedic specialty surgeries for patients of veterinary hospitals in Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas since that time.

Dr. Mike is an avid homebrewer and as a BJCP certified judge has judged beer competitions nationally and abroad. Dr. Mike enjoys spending time with his three young wonderful children and his wife. Dr. Slawienski has a very mischievous cat named Shadow.

Dr. Slawienski provides orthopedic specialty surgeries for patients at Richman Animal Clinic. This allows for significant savings for the client and the comfort of having the procedure done in a friendly environment.

Dr. Gabrielle DeVere, Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Gabrielle DeVere is an Ohio native who has been practicing in the Cleveland area for the last 12 years. She attended Wright State University for both her undergraduate and graduate degrees studying biology, microbiology and immunology. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. She thoroughly enjoys her career and has a special interest in the areas of surgery and emergency medicine. In her spare time, Dr. DeVere enjoys hiking with her dog, reading and travelling. She has a very spoiled dog named BB Leigh, several wonderful kitties and four guinea pigs.


John Bowden, RDMS (ab ob br) RVT AAS

Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer with 18 years of clinical experience in abdominal, reproductive, vascular and cardiac sonography. Advanced knowledge of abdominal, reproductive and vascular exams.

Attended Lorain County Community College and received AAS Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 1996. Member of Phi Theta Kappa national honors fraternity.

Robin, Veterinary Technician

Robin obtained her certification at the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford School in Columbus, OH. She lives with her 2 dogs, Sadie and Rocket, and is also laser therapy certified.


Veterinary Assistant

Vanessas is a veterinary assistant here at our hospital. She has 1 dog, Chico, and 3 cats, Angi, Gypsy, and Lily.

Mary Ann

Hospital Manager / Dr. Richman’s Wife

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.


Veterinary Assistant

Audry is a Veterinary Assistant at Richman Animal Clinic. She works at the clinic part-time and is in school currently to become a Veterinary Technician. She has a dog named Dobby.