Douds Veterinary Hospital

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12115 Leavitt Road (Rte 58)
Oberlin, OH 44074

Driving Directions

(440) 774-4542


  • Hours:
  • Mon
  • Wed
  • Fri: 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tue
  • Thu: 7:00am - 8:00pm
  • Sat: 7:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Douds Veterinary Hospital is a full-service practice that strives to offer excellent care to our patients. We understand the uniqueness of each pet, and we are committed to working with each pet owner to help ensure his or her pet’s overall wellness. Our highly trained staff and state-of-the-art equipment are important to the care we provide, but that is only part of our story. You and your pet will be treated with care, compassion, and professionalism, which are critical to the friendship we hope to build with you. Call today to learn about our services or to schedule an appointment.

Douds Veterinary Hospital Services

  • Anesthesia
  • Bathing
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Boarding
  • Dental Care
  • Endoscopy
  • Fully Stocked Pharmacy
  • Grooming
  • Hospice and Euthanasia Services
  • House Calls
  • Laboratory
  • Laser Therapy
  • Microchipping
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Parasite Prevention and Control
  • Puppy and Kitten Care
  • Rabbits and Small Mammals
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Senior Care
  • Surgery
  • Training Center
  • Ultrasound
  • Vaccinations
  • Wellness Exams

Douds Veterinary Hospital Staff Profiles

Sara Miesse, DVM

Dr. Miesse, originally from Celina, Ohio, now resides in Elyria with her four cats, Anne, Tyler, Harley, and Libby and numerous tropical fish. She received her veterinary and undergraduate degrees from The Ohio State University and joined the practice in 2002. She especially enjoys feline medicine, cardiac and respiratory cases, general surgery, and client education. Her free time is filled with gardening, scrap booking, movies, and mystery novels.
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Michelle Balas, DVM

Dr. Balas graduated from The Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and has been associated with Douds Veterinary Hospital since 1998. Her special interests include internal medicine, behavior, and pain management. Dr. Balas lives in Brownhelm Township with her husband, daughter, and son. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, books, and yoga. The Balas family has 3 cats, 2 dogs, and 2 miniature horses.
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Emily Nicely, DVM

Dr. Nicely obtained her veterinary and teaching degrees from The Ohio State University and began working at the practice in 2002. She feels the human-animal bond that occurs between people and their pets is something to be cherished and helps owners make decisions that honor that relationship. She believes that client education is one of the most important aspects of veterinary practice, and also has a special interest in dentistry, gastrointestinal problems, senior wellness and comfort, and staff education. Outside of work she values her time with her husband and two children. Their family includes a dog, Spinner, and two cats, Tut and Cosmo. Relaxation comes in the form of yoga, spinning, woodcarving, scrap booking, and bird watching.
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