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BUSINESS NEWS: Southern Medina Veterinary Clinic joins Veterinary Wellness Partners

Veterinary Wellness Partners based in Orrville announces the addition of Southern Medina Veterinary Clinic to their family of companion and farm animal care practices. Southern Medina Veterinary Clinic, formerly known as Medina County Animal Clinic, is conveniently located at 4840 Poe Road directly behind Centerra Co-Op on Route 3.

Dr. Richard Roberts, who has owned and operated the office for over 20 years, will retire this month. The new veterinarians will work together to bring high quality standards that existing clients have come to expect, according to a news release. Dr. Marissa Hofstetter will lead the team with over 10 years of experience in canine and feline medicine. Dr. Kellie Purucker and Dr. Clint Gasser graduated in 2021 and recently joined VWP.

The current staff of Jenn, Lauren, and Amanda will continue to assist in providing modern, comprehensive, and compassionate care for both established and new patients.

“We are excited to share our VWP vision and values as we grow in the Medina area,” Dr. Mel Wenger, president, said in the news release. “During the transition from Medina County Animal Clinic to Southern Medina Veterinary Clinic, some minor changes will be noticeable, but the family feel will remain the same. We are eager to accept the reins from Dr. Roberts and wish him the best in his well-deserved retirement.”

Veterinary Wellness Partners is a group of locally owned veterinary clinics and a premier pet lodging facility. Dr. Jeff Fink, Dr. Marissa Hofstetter, Dr. Gabe Middleton and Dr. Mel Wenger formed VWP in 2018 to establish a unifying entity for their multiple locations and services. Orrville Veterinary Clinic is the home office and offers both companion and farm animal services.

Orrville Pet Spa & Resort sits adjacent to Orrville Veterinary Clinic and has deluxe lodging accommodations for both dogs and cats, as well as a doggy daycare program. Akron Barberton Veterinary Clinic, Seville Wadsworth Veterinary Clinic, and Elm Ridge Animal Hospital all provide comprehensive care to companion animals. Overall, VWP cares for pets and farm animals in Medina, Stark, Summit, Wayne, and Holmes counties.

To schedule an appointment at Southern Medina Veteri-nary Clinic, call 330-722-1188.
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