- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Emergency Veterinary Clinic
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Bartels Pet Hospital provides quality veterinary care, boarding, grooming, and other services for dogs and cats in Brecksville, Ohio and the surrounding communities. Our primary objective is to assist you in keeping your pets healthy and happy. We want to provide quality veterinary care to help your pets live a long and comfortable life. We pride ourselves on being a full-service animal hospital — capable of handling almost any medical or surgical problem.
We provide a wide range of pet care services to our clients and patients: hospitalization and intensive care for seriously ill pets, diagnostic laboratory testing, dental care and cleaning, complete wellness care, full x-ray and surgical services, and grooming and boarding facilities for both cats and dogs.
Our hospital staff consists of well trained and highly qualified personnel who constantly strive to provide the best medical and surgical care possible for our patients. If you have any questions concerning our services or your pet’s health, please feel free to call our office. We look forward to hearing from you!
We serve communities in the Brecksville, Ohio area, including (but not limited to): Broadview Heights, Richfield, Independence, Seven Hills, and Sagamore Hills.
Gretchen Zarle, DVM
Dr. Zarle grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and received her undergraduate degree in Dairy Science from The Ohio State University in 1986. She attended veterinary school at the University of Tennessee where she graduated in 1989. Dr. Zarle began practice outside of Indianapolis where she remained for almost three years. She joined the Bartels Pet Hospital team in 1992, and took over ownership from Dr. Harry Bartels in 1996. Dr. Zarle is married and has two sons, a daughter in college, two dogs, a cat, and a rabbit. She enjoys biking and hiking, traveling, working out, scrap booking and spending time with her children.
Laura Pixton, DVM
Dr. Pixton grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University for her undergraduate work. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Cornell University in 1984 and joined Bartels Pet Hospital in 1996. She is devoted to her seven sons and is very active in her church. She has participated twice in the Susan G. Koman Walk for the Cure. The Pixton family has three dogs and two cats. Dr. Pixton is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.
Barb Akl, DVM
Dr. Akl grew up in the Toledo area and attended Miami University after graduating from high school. She attended The Ohio Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1984. Following many years of practice in Canton, Ohio, Dr. Akl came to Bartels Pet Hospital in 1997. Married with two very active daughters, Dr. Akl enjoys running with her German Shorthaired Pointer. Dr. Akl is also an avid reader and very involved parent.