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Long-time, Dedicated Veterinarian, Dr. Prueter, is Retiring!

To Our valued clients:

Since 2004 I have worked diligently to provide caring and competent veterinary services for the Shaker Heights Community. During that time, I have met many wonderful people and pets. It is with a heavy heart that I have decided it is time for someone else to continue and grow the fine traditions that have defined Shaker Animal Clinic, now Shaker Heights Animal Hospital, over the past 13 years. As of December 2016, ownership of the veterinary hospital was transferred to Jeremy Welsh DVM. Dr. Welsh shares my views on the importance of preventative medicine and I am confident that he will continue to provide you with the personalized care to which you have been accustomed. I can personally attest to his caring nature, competency, and compassion. I know Dr. Welsh looks forward to being a contributing member of the Shaker Heights community and offering the best modern veterinary care to its residents. I know you will welcome him and his family with the warmth and kindness you have shown me during my twelve years at the helm.

If you have not already, you will soon have the pleasure of meeting Dr. Welsh as my last day before retirement will be May 3, 2017. Since the transition of ownership went so smoothly I am able to make this life change sooner than expected and will be relocating to the Dayton area to be closer to my family and friends.

Becoming the owner of Shaker Heights Animal Hospital will fulfill a lifelong dream of Dr. Welsh. He is a 2011 summa cum lade graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He also obtained his Master's degree from The Ohio State University College of Public Health with a focus in veterinary medicine in 2009. He is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Emergency Responders. He shares his home with his wife Lisa, toddler son Liam, three boxers named Lincoln, Abraham and Addison and three cats, Sebastian, Sabrina and Patrick.
Wishing you all the very best,




James Prueter DVM

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