SOURCE: Richman Animal Clinic

Richman Animal Clinic

January 22, 2012 10:15 ET

Veterinary Hospital Expands Services, Forms Relationship With Two Richmond Heights Veterinarians

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, OH--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2012) - Richman Animal Clinic announced that the vet clinic is strengthening its commitment to customer service and animal care by expanding its access to an external vet team and increasing awareness of pet insurance. Veterinarians Dr. Amanda Elpiner and Dr. Sarah Irom have recently started working with the veterinarians at the animal hospital. The vet clinic is also encouraging pet owners to consider obtaining pet health insurance for their pets. According to the vet clinic, pet health insurance can help minimize the financial burden of unexpected emergency care while ensuring pets receive the preventive care they need to stay healthy and active. The animal clinic serves the Lyndhurst, Euclid, Highland Heights, Lake County, Beachwood, and Gates Mills communities.

Richman Animal Clinic announced that it now works closely with two external veterinarians to better serve the Richmond Heights and Lyndhurst pet community. The veterinary hospital provides information on the two veterinarians in Lake County on the clinic's website.

Dr. Amanda Elpiner and Dr. Sarah Irom, recent graduates of the Ohio State University, have both completed their residencies in internal medicine. Dr. Elpiner is a candidate to receive board certification from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine with a special focus in oncology. Dr. Irom completed a three-year residency program with The Ohio State University in 2010, where she received the "Clinical Teaching Excellence Award".

"Both Dr. Elpiner and Dr. Irom are talented and compassionate veterinarians who use the latest technology to provide high quality veterinary care," said Dr. Jeffery A. Richman, the founder and owner of Richman Animal Clinic. "We are excited to work closely with them on certain cases and are confident their experience and skill will enhance the quality of service we provide to Richmond Heights and Lyndhurst pets."

Dr. Elpiner and Dr. Irom work closely with the clinic's veterinary team that includes Dr. Michael Slawienski, an orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Kirstin Boddy, a veterinary cardiologist.

The new working relationship with the two veterinarians is one part of the vet clinic's efforts to enhance services for pet owners and their pets. Offering pet insurance to pet owners is a second part of the veterinary hospital's ongoing commitment to keeping pets safe and healthy.

"By expanding access to veterinarians from different fields of study and encouraging pet owners to purchase pet insurance, we are doing our best to provide affordable, accessible care for our community," said Dr. Richman. "In the event of a pet health emergency or serious health concern, pet insurance can help pet owners afford the quality care that their pets deserve."

Dr. Richman is encouraging pet owners to consider purchasing pet insurance to protect their pets' health and minimize the cost of emergency care.

"When an animal is young, active and healthy, it's easy to think that your pet will stay this way forever," said Dr. Richman. "Sadly, that's just not the case, as accidents happen and pets age. In these challenging economic times, we know that affording routine pet care can be a struggle for many families. Pet insurance makes this care affordable."

Pet owners with questions about the various types of pet health insurance are encouraged to ask the clinic staff. Pet owners may also schedule an appointment by using the online appointment request form at

Contact Information

  • Richman Animal Clinic
    Richmond Heights, OH