Our philosophy at Crossroads is to get pets started on a wellness maintenance plan while they are young and then to screen for and prevent diseases as they age. The old cliche "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" applies just as much (if not more so) to animals! The ultimate goal is to provide you and your companion with the highest-quality of life and length of time together as possible.
Matthew Schroeder, DVM
I have always loved animals, and I first told my parents I wanted to be a veterinarian when I was eight years old. Once I got my first cat, a Cornish Rex named Corny, I realized just how important pets can be in a person's life. With the new understanding that by caring for their pets I would also be caring for people, I was sold on the profession of veterinary medicine. After graduating from Riverside High School in 2000, I attended The Ohio State University, earning my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2007. After three years as an associate veterinarian, I decided to pursue opening my own practice so I could focus on providing high-quality, personalized medicine in a compassionate and caring environment. While planning and building Crossroads Veterinary Hospital, I worked as a relief veterinarian, filling in temporarily at numerous veterinary clinics throughout northeast Ohio.
In 2004, I married my best friend and high school girlfriend, Kaari, who is also a graduate of The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!). She works as an occupational therapist for the Riverside Local Schools. We have a son, Miles, born in 2009, who is great friends with our dog Bluebell, a hound mix. (His first word was "dog". Maybe he will follow in his dad's footsteps?) We also have two cats, Isabelle and Tula, and a ball python named Anfernee (who has been living with me since the 6th grade!).
I consider it an honor and a privilege to care for and serve people and their animal companions during every stage of their time together. I get just as much satisfaction from assiting in the difficult decisions that arrise when pets become seniors, as I do with every new puppy and kitten visit. There is nothing quite like being involved in a pet's life from start to finish, and it is an extremely rewarding experience every single time. I look forward to getting to know all of you and your furry family members
Sandy Sayer - Veterinary Technician
Sandy Sayer - Veterinary Technician
I began working with animals in 1998. I spent four years as a pet trainer instructing classes for puppies, as well as basic adult and advanced obedience. I also evaluated for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. At the same time I worked at a local pet store as a manager and spent time in the specialty department caring for pocket pets, reptiles and fish. In 2002 I began my career in a veterinary practice. Starting as an assistant, I have spent the last 9 � years caring for pets, learning the business, and living out my passion for animals on a daily basis. My personal mission is to educate pet owners so they can give their pets the best and longest life they can, to use my talents to help make sick pets better, and show the utmost compassion when it's time to say goodbye. I promise to treat our clients' pets just like mine at home! I have a Brussels Griffon named Wotson, an English Mastiff named Cringer, and three cats- Kookz, Jomi and Teal'c. Dr. Schroeder is an awesome veterinarian and an excellent mentor and advocate for pet welfare! I am proud to be a part of Crossroads!!!
Crossroads Veterinary Hospital offers Gift Certificates for the pet lover in your life! Gift Certificates are excellent gifts for the holidays or any time during the year. They can be redeemed for products or services at Crossroads Veterinary Hospital. They are available in any amount and there is no expiration date. We believe that pets are family and what better gift than one to help keep them happy and healthy!