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Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center Eye Care for Animals


This is a multispeciality referral and emergency hospital. Practices include surgery, internal medicine, radiology and ophthalmology. Rotation through all of the services is encouraged. However, if students would prefer spending all of their time with one service, it will be permitted.


Associate Veterinarians and special expertise available

  • Rodney Ferguson DVM MS PhD DACVS
  • James Vogt DVM DACVS
  • Lawrence Anson DVM DACVS
  • Daniel Hoffmann DVM
  • Practice limited to surgery: John Crandell DVM DACVIM
  • Stanton Boyce DVM
  • Practice limited to medicine Vet-Rad Bennett Fagin DVM DACVR
  • William Weber DVM DACVS DACVR
  • Marianne Schafer DVM DACVR
  • Todd Henrikson DVM DACVR
  • Patricia Rose DVM DACVS DACVR
  • Eye Care for Animals: Mark Bobofchak DVM DACVO
  • Emergency: Wendy Kollar DVM
  • Melissa Garr DVM
  • Susan Curci DVM
  • Carrie Griffith DVM
  • Lisa VanNieuwal DVM

Educational Resources

Current veterinary medical and surgical texts


  • We will expect students to participate daily (Monday through Friday) in all of the clinical aspects of the practice.
  • This will include observing the clinician during receiving, physical examination of patients by the student, case discussion with the clinician and participating in the care of hospitalized patients.
  • There is no direct patient care responsibility.
  • Morning rounds begin at 7:30 am and evening rounds are usually at 6 pm, sometimes later.
  • Students need to be prepared to meet the public.

Student Supervision

Five days per week. Direct contact/interaction will probably average 8 to 10 hours per day.



Practice Information

Akron Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center Eye Care for Animals

1321 Centerview Circle

Copley, Ohio 44321-0294

Ph: 330-665-4996

Fax: 330-665-5972



Updated: 11/23/09

Signature On File: Lawrence W. Anson, DVM DACVS

Copley OH
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