4117 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135

(216) 252-4500(216) 252-4500

Open Monday – Sunday 8am–1am

About Us


HLobby of West Park Animal Hospital in Cleveland, OHolding true to our core values since the early 1960s, we are proud to have served Cleveland, Lakewood, Fairview Park, and other surrounding Ohio communities with compassionate, quality veterinary care for more than 50 years. Such ingrained history is a testament to our strong dedication in providing you and your pet with only the best of care and first-class customer service. In addition, we are among a select few animal hospitals in the country that have earned an AAHA accreditation, ensuring that our superior methods, technologies, equipment, and facility are held to the highest of industry standards.

With a comprehensive list of advanced pet care services , you will find a full range of veterinary care accommodations from wellness exams, emergency care, and pet boarding to veterinary surgery, pet rehabilitation, pain management, and much more. Treating dogs, cats, and pocket pets, our doors are always open to new clients and referrals alike.


A well-known patriarch of the Cleveland community, Dr. Robert Meister began his veterinary practice during the early 1960s in a converted building that was once operated by a local Lutheran Church. It is said that the pastor asked the congregation to help support the new, young veterinarian (also a parishioner of the church) so that he may be able to repay his loan for their building. His first patients of West Park Animal Hospital were formed and from that day forward, Dr. Meister’s practice flourished into a successful, trusted business.

After almost 30 years, Dr. Meister sold West Park Animal Hospital to Dr. Borys Pakush in November 1996. Building upon Dr. Meister’s beloved reputation, the hospital again began to grow. In 1997, Dr. Kane Henderson began working as an associate and later became a partner in March 2000. The two decided to expand the hours of operation and bring on more associates to accommodate the extra workload. Two of those first associates, Dr. Kari Swedenborg and Dr. Megan Culler, are now also partners in the practice. In the summer of 2003, it was decided to add an additional associate, and Dr. Scott Zielinski was hired. After several years of practice, he completed the partnership group of West Park Animal Hospital.

The five owners each take on different duties in the daily operations of the practice, in addition to fulfilling their lifelong dream of caring for animals.

Growth of the practice culminated in the opening of a new facility in November 2003. National attention was gained when we honorably won “Hospital of the Month” from Veterinary Economics magazine. Evening emergency hours were added in January 2006 to meet our clients’ needs. The practice has been progressing, evolving, and growing ever since.

Thank you for your Cleveland Hot List votes. We were voted #1 again for the 5th year in a row! We are happy to continue to serve the community and appreciate your support.



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“Anytime we call or come in, they are welcoming and very helpful! To us, this is important when choosing a doctor. So high five West Park; job well done!!!!”

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“West Park is by far the best place for our pets! From the doctors to the techs to the staff. They all have always had the best interest, care and confidence in treating our four legged friends!”

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“Our daughter takes her dog there and it's wonderful! The vet is great and their prices very competitive and it's always clean. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you with any questions that you have.”

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“Over the last 10 years they have always delivered on their service! From late night calls, last minute visits when we had a sick pup, a quick question because our dog had eaten a whole box of fundraiser candy bars, or the annual visits, the staff at West Park has been fabulous!”

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“I used to bring my dog here when we lived closer - I loved the people working there. They're all animal lovers and truly enjoy what they're doing. They keep it well maintained and clean, and their prices are outstanding compared to their competition.”


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