The MedVet Story

MedVet was started in 1988 by Dr. William D. DeHoff. Initially, it was an opportunity to utilize space as Columbus Veterinary Emergency Services (CVES) was closed during the day. MedVet Veterinary Specialty Services (MedVet) was pleased to fill this void as Drs. John Gordon (Dermatology) and Jon Shiroma (Radiology), came aboard, drawn to the infectious synergy of Dr. DeHoff’s vision.

In 1999, Dr. Eric R. Schertel (Surgery) was compelled to leave the university. CVES and MedVet officially joined together, and the rest they say, is history.

Our Founders

William D. Dehoff

William D. DeHoff,

John Gordon

John G. Gordon,

Jonathan (Jon) T. Shiroma, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVR

Jonathan T. Shiroma,

Dr. Eric Schertel

Eric R. Schertel,

Our Founding Partners

MedVet is the nation’s largest network veterinarian owned and led emergency and specialty hospitals, urgent cares (known as WestVet in Idaho), stand-alone ophthalmology practices (delivering care as Veterinary Eye Institute), and a national teleradiology service, VetRad.

We are proud to have more than 300 members (shareholders) who are currently practicing or retired veterinarians.

Location(s) Founding Partner(s)
Akron, Cleveland, Mahoning Valley Lawrence W. Anson, DVM, DACVS
James C. Vogt, DVM, DACVS-SA
Commerce Michael Wolf, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRT
Dallas, Grapevine, Richardson Caeley J. Melmed, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Erika Haschke Pickens, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)
Diley Hill Alec Land, DVM, MS
Rona Shapiro, DVM, MS
Hilliard Barbara Lightner, DVM, DACVS-SA
Jupiter Carmen Colitz, DVM, PhD, DACVO®
Federico Latimer, DVM, MS, DACVS
Mandeville, New Orleans Kenneth (Kenny) A. Arceneaux, DVM, DACVIM
David Kergosien, MS, DVM, DACVS-SA
Elizabeth Kergosien, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Northern Utah, WestVet Jeff D. Brourman, DVM, MS, DACVS-SA
Silicon Valley Ravinder S. Dhaliwal, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DABVP
Michael Moore, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM)