We will provide the highest quality medical care to our patients and education to our clients in an efficient and caring manner that is rewarding to our clients, their pets, and our staff. As individuals, we will commit to continual education so that we may provide the highest quality of care. We will accomplish this through a team approach and by maintaining a positive work atmosphere.
We have 2 offices in Columbiana County available to serve you and your pet. Dr. Ralph and Dr. Brian are available for appointments at both clinics, depending on the day.
Dr. Ralph Urmson is a 1968 graduate of The Ohio State University. Originally from Rogers, OH, he has been practicing in Columbiana since graduating. He purchased the East Palestine clinic from Dr. Donald Rose in 1990. He was a farm and companion animal veterinarian for many years, but now concentrates his efforts on only companion animals.
Dr. Brian Urmson is a 1998 graduate of The Ohio State University and Dr. Ralph's son. He is a companion animal veterinarian who also sees exotic animals. He became the practice co-owner in 1999 and in 2009 became the sole owner as Dr. Ralph eases towards retirement.
Nancy L. Trevena, RVT is a 1990 graduate of Columbus State Community College with a degree in Veterinary Technology. She is a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT), the Practice Manager, and Dr. Ralph's daughter.
Our staff is really what makes us unique. They are all part of our local communities, and each brings something special to our clinic. Together, they have over 100 years of experience as veterinary assistants! That, and a strong love for animals, means they are dedicated to helping you have the best experience possible for the life of your pet.
Our hospital includes up-to-date surgical facilities where we can provide a wide variety of orthopedic, soft tissue, and elective surgeries. We currently are using the safest anesthetic drugs possible, including many that are used on humans undergoing anesthesia. Each of our patients is monitored during surgery and during recovery from anesthesia. We also have a laser surgery unit. Please feel free to ask our staff about the benefits of laser surgery.
Our in-house laboratory facilities include blood chemistry, hematology, serology, and parasite testing capabilities. When necessary, we use university and veterinary laboratories for specialized diagnostics. We also have X-ray capabilities for diagnosis of many diseases, in addition to other services such as radiographs for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) certification.
There are specialists in Akron, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Columbus with whom we consult on special cases. If your pet requires specialized diagnostics or treatment, we can refer you to these specialists so your pet can receive the best care possible. Click here for a link to their websites.
We make every effort to ensure that all fees are fair and reasonable, and you are encouraged to discuss charges before services are rendered. We accept cash, checks, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. To keep our fees as low as possible, we have billing for emergencies only, and arrangements must be approved in advance through Citi Health Card. Feel free to apply online or at 1-800-443-2756.