Shaker Heights Veterinarians

vets in Shaker HeightsJeremy Welsh, DVM, Owner

Dr. Jeremy Welsh is the owner and practicing veterinarian at Shaker Heights Animal Hospital. He developed an early interest in medicine as a child growing up in Newcomerstown, Ohio. Dr. Welsh's mother was an ICU nurse, which spurred his early interest in medicine. He also grew up in a rural area with a small hobby farm. Dr. Welsh's love of pets and interest in medicine would drive his motivation towards becoming a veterinarian, and some of his earliest roles in the animal-care field included working at a pet store and as a veterinary assistant.

After high school, Dr. Welsh studied at Bowling Green University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2004. He continued his education at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, earning his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Dr. Welsh also earned a master's degree in public health with a focus in veterinary public health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2009.

Dr. Welsh became the owner of Shaker Heights Animal Hospital in December 2016. He is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Emergency Responders. Dr. Welsh's professional interests include dentistry and soft-tissue surgery.

"The most satisfying part of being a veterinarian is communicating with clients and client education," Dr. Welsh says. "I strive to treat my clients how I would want to be treated. My goal is to provide excellent client services, exceptional patient care, all the while giving back to both the pets and people of the community."

At home, Dr. Welsh and his wife Lisa have a son named Liam. They share their home with three boxers named Abraham, Lincoln and Addison, as well as three cats named Sabrina, Sebastian and Patrick. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Welsh is an avid golfer. He enjoys DIY projects and home improvement, being outdoors, spending time with his wife and toddler son, and traveling internationally.

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Jaime Berning, DVM, Resident Trained Oral Surgeon & Dentist

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Dr. Jamie A. Berning is a 2011 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She worked in southeast Michigan as a small animal general practice veterinarian before focusing exclusively on dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Berning has worked alongside veterinary dentists since 2013, and has completed her dental residency training program. She is the only veterinarian in Ohio with this extensive training and will sit for her board certification in 2019. She has helped teach veterinary students at Ohio State and Michigan State. She has also been involved in dental procedures with animals at the Detroit, Toledo, and Columbus zoos.

Dr. Berning travels across the country to share her knowledge of and passion for veterinary dentistry with veterinarians and technicians. She recently returned to her home state of Ohio, and has a mobile veterinary dental practice, Midwest Mobile Veterinary Dentistry.

Dr. Berning performs advanced dental and oral surgery procedures in primary care veterinary clinics, including complicated extractions, root canals, jaw fracture repair, treatment of malocclusions and palatal defects, and oral tumor removal.

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veterinarians, shaker heightsChris Laskin, DVM, Relief Veterinarian

Dr. Chris Laskin graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University in 1990 with a degree in zoology. Following her undergraduate studies, she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her professional interests include emergency medicine and dentistry.

Dr. Laskin resides in the Mayfield area with her husband, two children and a menagerie of cats and dogs.

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