About Us

About Shaker Heights Animal Hospital

Established in 1943, and purchased in 2004 by Dr. James Prueter—the previous founder and owner of The Veterinary Referral Clinic—Shaker Heights Animal Hospital continues to be an integral part of this vibrant and growing community. In December 2016, Dr. Jeremy Welsh purchased the practice from Dr. Preuter, and will continue providing comprehensive general veterinary medicine and specialty care for pet owners who may be unable to afford specialty clinics.

As time changes the face of a city, it also changes the philosophies and perspectives of individuals. Changing ideas and new discoveries in veterinary care have affected our four-legged family members. With advancements in diagnostic technology, preventive care, treatments and client education, we have the ability to provide a longer, healthier life for your pets. Dr. Welsh understands the role all these components play in ensuring you and your pet live the best life possible together.

General and Specialty Veterinary Care for Your Shaker Heights Pet here at Shaker Heights Animal Hospital services we offer include:

  • General Veterinary Care
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Digital X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • I-131 Treatment

Our Policy

To provide your pet with the best possible care, we adhere to the guidelines and standards set forth by the following organizations:

  • American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA)
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
  • American Association of Feline Medicine (AAFP)
  • European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM)

Schedule Your Pet’s Appointment Today!
We welcome new clients and thank you for your confidence in our ability to care for your four-legged family members. To learn more, please review our website or call to schedule an appointment today!

Payment Policy

Payment is due at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express and Care Credit.


In the Community

Helping pets and pet owners throughout the Shaker Heights community, whether they are current clients or not, has always been a closely held value of Shaker Heights Animal Hospital. Shaker Heights Animal Hospital supports the Geauga Humane Society–Rescue Village, and the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Through our involvement with these wonderful organizations, we can educate new pet owners, care for their newly adopted family members and help families going through difficult times.


Animal Organizations

Geauga Humane Society – Rescue Village: We provide a free exam and fecal check for newly adopted pets.

Cleveland Animal Protective League: We provide a free exam for newly adopted pets.


Professional Veterinary Association Memberships

As part of our commitment to provide excellent veterinary care for your pets, Shaker Heights Animal Hospital is a member of the American Animal Hospital Association, American Association of Feline Practitioners, Society for Comparative Endocrinology, American Academy of Dermatology and the Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine.