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Welcome to Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics!

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We are two clinics devoted to providing loving and compassionate care to all our patients. Whether your pet needs a simple check up or intensive veterinary treatment to surgery, we are here to help.

Our veterinarians proudly serve the Ada and Lima, Ohio areas. Our services are offered keeping in mind the needs of pets and their owners. We want to be there for you and your pet, so that you do not have to go to multiple locations to get the service you need.

As providers of pet care services, we ensure that we stay up to date on the progresses being made in our field so we can serve you and your pet better. Our dedication to our work extends to all areas of our practice, and we work to be the clinic you will always want to bring your pet to.

                                     At Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

  • What to do when your pet gets lost?

    Has your pet wriggled their way through the fence or dashed out the front door? When searching for your lost pet, make sure you include these steps in your hunt. ...

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  • Flea and Tick Season

    Want to protect your pet from fleas and ticks? These tips can help. ...

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  • Summer Grooming Tips

    Want to keep your pet cool and comfortable this summer? A few changes to your normal grooming routine can help. ...

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  • What to Do If Your Pet is Stung

    Don't get us wrong, we love the bees! But we don't love when our pets get stung. Follow our tips to treat and prevent bee stings on your furry best friend. ...

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  • Tips for Traveling With Your Pet

    Do you dread hitting the road with your pet? These tips may make the trip more comfortable and enjoyable for you both. ...

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  • 6 Questions to Ask At Your Senior Pet's Next Check Up

    Want to keep your senior pet healthy and happy? Ask these six questions at your pet's next check up. ...

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  • Why the Controversy About Pet Vaccinations?

    As with anything, pet vaccinations can be too much of a good thing. Similar to parents who are learning more about vaccinations for children, veterinarians and pet owners alike are beginning to question some of the standard wisdom when it comes to protecting pets. There are certain fatal diseases against ...

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  • Pet Clothes: A Fashion Statement or a Necessity?

    There is nothing cuter than a pet in a colorful sweater, but do our furry friends really need to wear clothing? Although clothing is not a necessity for every pet, some animals benefit from a little extra protection during cold or damp days. Others enjoy wearing festive clothing during holidays or other ...

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  • Introducing a New Pet to Your Current Ones

    Pet Proofing Your Home Introducing your new pet to your current one is only a single part of the equation relating to taking a new pet home. You also have to make sure your new pet is comfortable in your home, which is a foreign environment to the animal. Like humans, animals can experience high levels ...

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  • Put Some Teeth Into Your Pet’s Dental Care

    According to the American Animal Hospital Association, nearly two-thirds of pets suffer from dental problems because their owners do not provide dental care for them. Imagine what would happen to your own teeth if they were never brushed or examined by a dentist. The same thing can happen with your pet’s ...

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  • "Metz Petz, the docs, and the entire staff are caring, competent and, most of all, compassionate human beings who understand our love for our pets. Throughout a history of care and expert grooming for our miniature poodle Reddog, he had nothing but warm, wonderful and professional handling by one and all here.

    During a recent medical crisis, Reddog got the quantity and quality of medical care that I associate with doctors for people. His issues sadly resulted in Reddog not making it, but I can tell you without fear of contradiction that he lived longer only because of the attention (and thoughtful follow-ups) shown by the medics and staff.

    Awarding five stars because it doesn’t let me award five hundred. Strongly, unequivocally recommended."
    Metz Petz came highly recommended to me by friends in the Animal Rescue Community...
    I took my 11 year old Pug...Hercules in today for a wellness check up and to establish a Veterinarian/Customer relationship.....Dr. Nathan Metz and all staff were...extremely knowledgeable, courteous and had excellent interpersonal skills!!!!! Dr. Nathan Metz definitely took time listening to my concerns...I really can see his love and compassion for animals and pets!!!!! The entire staff made us feel welcome!!! I definitely will be back with my other two boyz, Hachi and Capone...I am very happy to say Hercules enjoyed the visit as well and looks forward to seeing his new friends again!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! DR. NATHAN METZ!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • "Both Dr. Metz are wonderful. Dr. Nathan treated my Rocky with such wonderful care and when the day came for him to be put to sleep, he made the process as bearable as possible. I will always be loyal to Metz Petz."
  • "My dogs love both vets here. They helped me figure out what my German Shepard pup needed as far as his diet because he was having horrible stomach problems. He is fine now."
  • "Best Avian Vet in Lima! All of you have gentle and loving hearts. My Sapphire loves the phone call reminder, just chirps until I replay it. Thank you for all you do."
  • "Our fuzzy child, a 170 lb +Neapolitan Mastiff Penny ended up in trouble during labor yesterday. She ended up having a c-section on the remaining 4 puppies. We now have 6 healthy, happy, wrinkly puppies. They explained everything to us, in detail throughout the entire process. Dr. Nathan & Dr. Melissa, Sterling, Casey, Joe and staff all stayed late with no complaints. We couldn't of asked for a more caring staff. Dr. Nathan, followed up again today as well. We appreciate everything you did for and saving Penny and the puppies. We recommend Metz Petz- they see all our fuzzy children. Thank you all so much!"
  • "Entire staff is very caring and treat you as though it is their pet and you are part of their family.
    Dr. Melissa and Dr. Nate, as well as the entire staff are super easy to talk to and have your pets well-being first and foremost in their mind."
  • "Dr. Nathan is the best vet ever- and the only one I trust for my dogs care. Kind, compassionate, amazing with pets. Easy to get along with- down to earth. Highly recommend!"
  • "Today we had to make the hardest decision a pet owner has to make. Dr. Nathan came to our home to assist with Cody's departure from this world. He was gentle and caring; he even waited until my wife was able to make it home before administering the medication. As hard as it was to do; Dr. Nathan made it tolerable for all of us. Cody simply fell asleep in his favorite place, next to the pool looking out over the backyard. Dr. Nathan, thank you for making that possible you are a true humanitarian."
  • "I can't say enough great things about Metz! Dr. Nathan and Dr. Melissa have been so wonderful with all my fur babies! More important, Dr. Nathan saved My bulldog's eye by acting quickly and providing professional knowledge for us! Thanks to all their wonderful staff for their hard work and dedication to our fur babies!"

Meet The Staff

  • Jerri Loheide

    Jerri started working at our Ada clinic in the spring of 2017. She has been married 23 years, has a son and daughter-in-law, as well as one grandson. Jerri and her husband also have a wonderful 10 year old terrier mix named Lily. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog Lily. Jerri also enjoys rides in the country with her husband, taking walks, and counted cross stitch. Her favorite part of working at Metz Petz would be all the great clients animals, and staff.

  • Dr.
    Melissa Metz
    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Melissa graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor's degree in Animal Science, and from Ross University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. Her hobbies include: cooking, gardening, and spending time outdoors with her family and pets. At work she most enjoys the daily fellowship and interaction with the staff, clients, and patients that come into the clinics.