Gary Klein, DVM

A 1979 graduate of the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Klein joined Stark Animal Hospital in 1987 after practicing small and large animal medicine and surgery in Florida and Colorado. He and his wife Bette, a pediatric dietitian, have two children. Outside of work, Dr. Klein enjoy the outdoors, golfing with his son and daughter and bicycling with his wife.
Richard Tirpak, DVM
Dr. Tirpak, a native of Ohio, was born in Lorain and grew up in Elyria. He attended The Ohio State University where he earned a B.S. degree in Zoology and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He came to Canton and Stark Animal Hospital in 1976. He and his wife, Marcia, have two daughters, Ellen and Emily. In Canton, Dr. Tirpak was a Jaycee and currently is a member of the Rotary Club of Plain Township. He served as Avenue of Service Chairman under several presidents. He is also a past president of the board of directors of Stark County Humane Society, having served 3 years in that capacity and is a past board member of Pegasus Farm. Dr. Tirpak enjoys outdoor activities and yard work in his free time. He enjoys most sports but particularly golf.

Our Staff

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Veterinary Technicians and  Assistants



Dr. Weaver attended Albion College for her B.A. in Biology and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in several small animal clinics in Ohio and Connecticut. Dr. Weaver has a special interest in dentistry, oncology, and our feline patients. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband, reading fiction novels, and bird watching. 

Carmin, RVT

Amy Weaver, DVM