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Akron Veterinary Referral and
​Emergency Center
1321 Centerview Circle
Akron, OH 44321


​Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital
1053 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road
Akron, OH 44321



Founded at this site in 1948, Stark Animal Hospital is currently owned by Dr. Richard Tirpak. At this time, Stark Animal Hospital primarily focuses their attention on dogs and cats. Our goal is to practice good quality and progressive medicine while creating an atmosphere that is friendly and inviting for both you and your four-legged family members.

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veterinary care​
You can count on

3900 Cleveland Ave. NW

Canton, Ohio  44709

Phone:  330-492-2444

By appointment only.

​Stark County Veterinary
Emergency Clinic LLC
4303 Whipple Ave. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708​

We treat every animal that walks through our doors as though it were our own.

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 7:30am - noon
Closed Sunday

Please call to make an appointment.

Phone: 330-492-2444
​Fax: 330-492-8445



Vaccinate Your Pets

With all the diseases out there, it's more important than ever to keep your pets' shots up to date.
Our veterinarians will work with you to decide which vaccinations are best for your pet's lifestyle!

striving to keep your pet at its best

Always accepting
​new clients!
Call us today to make an appointment for ​your furry friend!

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Dr. Ralph B. Lind (1923 – 2016), at the age of 93.  Dr. Lind was an area native who practiced large animal (farm animal) medicine prior to becoming one of the founders of Stark Animal Hospital, along with Dr. Len Firth and Dr. Robert Gonser.  Dr. Lind practiced veterinary medicine in this area for 41 years, and was a partner, good friend, and councilor.  We mourn his loss and will miss him deeply.

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ASPCA Poison Control Center:   888-426-4435

If you believe your pet may have ingested something poisonous, please call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for further instructions.  A consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.  If you have a registered Home Again microchip membership, this fee may be waived.

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