April 2016:  
Spring has sprung!  Now is the time to start thinking about flea and tick prevention.  This is also the time of year when most pets are due for their annual heartworm test.  Please call us today to make sure your pet is protected against this deadly (and preventable) disease!  A simple blood test will ensure your pet is negative for heartworm before starting on a preventative such as Revolution, Heartgard, or Trifexis. 

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veterinary care​
You can count on

3900 Cleveland Ave. NW

Canton, Ohio  44709

Phone:  330-492-2444

By appointment only.

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

If you have an emergency during regular business hours, please call us at:
For after-hours emergencies, please contact one of the following hospitals: 


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


striving to keep your pet at its best

Hospital News

​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.



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.

Click here to read about common household toxins.

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

Interact With Us

We are active on Facebook and love hearing from and interacting with our clients!  Please "like" and "follow" our page for frequent updates from Stark Animal Hospital.  


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!

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


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