Meet Dr. Welsh

Jeremy Welsh, DVM

Fear Free Certified Professional

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 Southeast Ohio. Dr. Welsh’s mother was an ICU nurse, which spurred his early interest in medicine. 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.

Dr. Welsh attended Bowling Green State University and 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 veterinary public health from The Ohio State University College of Public Health in 2009.

In 2016, Dr. Welsh became the owner of Shaker Heights Animal Hospital. 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 seven year old son named Liam. They share their home with three boxers (Abraham, Lincoln and Addison) as well as a cat, Sabrina.  Outside of the hospital, Dr. Welsh is an avid golfer. He enjoys DIY projects and home improvement, being outdoors, spending time with his family, and traveling.

Jae Kwon, DVM

I spent most of my childhood in South Korea, but I had a chance to live in Amherst, Massachusetts for four year as a child. There I had wonderful teachers who encouraged me to follow my passion and curiosity for animals, including my interest in entomology. I decided to follow my passion and become a veterinarian because I loved the idea of treating the animals that enrich our lives so much.

I received my veterinary degree from Kyungpook National University in South Korea in 2004.  After graduation, I was enrolled in mandatory military service in the Korean Army for three years as a Veterinary Officer. Following my time in the military, I worked briefly for the Korean Ministry of Agriculture, which is the equivalent to United States Department of Agriculture, before making the huge decision to move to the United States to pursue my veterinary career here.

After arriving in the United States, I earned my US Veterinary License in 2012 from the Educational Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG).  Since then I have been working in various settings such as animal shelters (Cleveland Animal Protection League), spay/neuter clinics, a mobile vet clinic and full-service animal hospitals.

My primary interests are preventive medicine, surgery and dental services.  I have been actively enrolling myself in lectures and hand-on labs to make sure I continually provide top notch care for my patients. Recently I have been trained in the surgical treatment of cruciate ligament injuries in dogs.

 I reside in Beachwood with my family of 4 plus 1 Beagle, 2 cats and a fish. My wife is also a veterinarian and works in research at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

I am excited to be joining Dr. Jeremy Welsh and the SHAH team in providing the highest quality of care for our patients and continue to make a positive impact on my community.