Lorain Animal Clinic, Inc.

The professional and courteous staff at Lorain Animal Clinic, Inc. is committed to providing your pet with the very best medical care available. Our extensive list of services demonstrates our dedication to meeting your pet’s needs. But our staff is what makes our practice truly unique. Our knowledgeable staff will treat you and your pet with the compassion, respect, and professionalism you deserve. Whether your pet is a youngster, a senior, or anything in between, our focus is on promoting your pet’s health and longevity. Call today to learn more about our services and how we can help promote better health for your pet.
Vet check-up with client and her dog
  • Mon, Tu, Th, Fri: 9:00 AM- Noon and 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM
  • Wed & Sat: 9:00 AM- Noon
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hrs ER: 440-282-6769
  • Thomas Wood, DVM

    Dr. Wood is a lifelong resident of Lorain and a graduate of Lorain Admiral King.  He did his undergraduate work at the College of Wooster and his post graduate work at The Ohio State University.  He has been a veterinarian since 1987.  Dr. Wood is a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association and the American Veterinary Medical Association. An active member of community, he is a past member of the Lorain School Board, the Lorain Board of Health, the Kiwanis Club, the Rotary Club and many others. 
    Education:
    The Ohio State University
  • Virginia O. Hudson, DVM

    Dr. Hudson has worked for the Lorain Animal Clinic for the past 12 years.  She did her undergraduate work at the College of Wooster and her DVM work at Michigan State University.  Dr. Hudson is an avid runner and reader and enjoys spending time with her family.  She resides in Oberlin with her husband, son, and daughter.
    Education:
    Michigan State University
  • David Wood, Technician Staff

    David is our Lead Technician and Kennel Manager. A graduate of The Ohio State University, David lives in Amherst with his 2 daughters and golden retriever, Sadie .
    Education:
    The Ohio State University
  • Melinda Wood, Technician Staff

    Melinda has worked at Lorain Animal Clinic for over 15 years.  Melinda enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.  She lives in Amherst with her husband and 2 sons.
  • Ryan Pihlblad, Technician Staff

    Ryan has worked for the Lorain Animal Clinic for over 10 years.  An avid fisherman, he spends many hours on Lake Erie in the summer months.  He lives in Amherst  with his wife and 3 kids.
  • Alyssa Coggins, Reception Staff

    Alyssa has worked for the Lorain Animal Clinic for over 11 years.  Alyssa started working for the Lorain Animal Clinic in high school, working in the kennels cleaning cages and feeding the animals.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She lives in Lorain with her husband, son, and daughter.
  • Pam Shivak, Reception Staff

    Pam has worked for the Lorain Animal Clinic for over 15 years.  Pam enjoys working with animals and has many different pets at home.  In the summer months, Pam enjoys to garden and cans most of her vegetables.  She enjoys to read and spend time with her family.  She lives in Grafton with her husband, son and many pets.
  • Jennifer Pappas, Reception Staff

    Jennifer has worked at the Lorain Animal Clinic for over 10 years.  A graduate of Central Michigan University, she moved to Lorain after meeting her husband at Cedar Point.   She is an avid reader, enjoys watching movies, and spending time with her girls. She lives in Lorain with her husband and 2 daughters.
    Education:
    Central Michigan University
  • Debbie Pihlblad, Reception Staff

    Debbie has been a part of LAC her entire life.  Wanting to spend more time with her granddaughter, she joined our reception staff.  Debbie lives in Amherst with her husband and 2 dogs.

  • Lisandra Sanchez

    Sandy joined our staff late in 2014 as a technician and also does grooming twice weekly.  She has many years of experience as a groomer.  She has 2 dogs of her own.