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, the Ohio Veterinary Emergency Responders and is a Fear Free Certified Professional. 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 in Chagrin Falls, Dr. Welsh and his wife Lisa have a 10 year old son named Liam. They share their home with two boxers (Abraham and Addison) as well as a cat, Anchovy.  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.

Jonah Firestone, DVM

Dr. Firestone brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in veterinary medicine, and his approach to client and patient care aligns perfectly with our hospital’s philosophy of compassionate, modern medicine.

Dr. Firestone is a homegrown doctor- originally from Beachwood and a graduate of The Ohio State University, he is now in his third year of practice. Dr. Firestone has particular interests in behavioral medicine, geriatric management, and some exotic animal medicine. In his free time, Dr. Firestone enjoys playing hockey, enjoying nature, and spending time with loved ones, including his dog, Ellie.