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At Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics, we recognize that you rely on us to provide your pet with the best quality of care in a safe and clean environment. We wanted to take this time to reach out to you to let you know that we are taking every precaution and safety measure during this COVID-19 outbreak.

Our in-clinic precautions include: 

•       Sanitizing ALL common areas several times throughout the day utilizing Centers for Disease Control standards

•       Increasing usage of gloves

•       Mandatory hand hygiene stations and hand washing with established protocols

•       Monitoring the government resources - such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the AVMA every day for updates and guidance


We would like to thank you for your continued support and understanding during these troubled times. It is not only our priority to keep our four-legged friends healthy, but their parents too!

Thank you,

Metz Petz Veterinary Clinics

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.

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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

  • Emily Hardesty
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Emily started working with us in September 2014. She graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. She also has an Associate's degree in Computer Programming. Her hobbies include: crafting, rock concerts, reading and going to nerdy events like comic-con! Emily and her husband have 2 ornery cats: Zelda, a 10 year old DSH princess and Lily, a 5 year old DSH intellectually challenged pretty girl. They also have a mixed breed dog named Sammy who is a sweet, smart, VERY happy (hyper) boy. At work, she loves getting to meet all the different pets and their owners.

  • Denise Kohler

    Denise has been with us since November of 2016 after retiring from the Wapakoneta Police Department were she served as a dispatcher and records clerk. She had a Maltese for 14 years named Max, which is her favorite breed of dog. Denise has a daughter who is studying early childhood development at Wright State University. She enjoys spending time with family, enjoying her retirement, and traveling. Her favorite part of working at Metz Petz would be the caring office staff, meeting all the different types of animals, and interacting with clients.

  • Laura Spallinger
    Kennel Attendant

    Laura came to us in December of 2015 as one of our kennel attendants. She graduated from the University of Findlay with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She has two dogs: Max a 3 year old American Eskimo/ Jack Russel mix, and Jake a 12 year old Black Lab mix. She also has 3 Betta fish and a lot of chickens. She enjoys crafting, spending time with friends and family, drawing and playing with her dogs. Laura's favorite animal is the goat. She grew up raising and showing them throughout high school and enjoys their spunky personalities.

  • Trey Gossman
    Veterinary Assistant

    Trey has been at Metz Petz since July 2020. He is working as an Veterinary Assistant working alongside our doctors and technicians. He recently received his Associate of Arts and is currently attending Ohio State Lima to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology. In the future he plans to attend a Veterinary school to obtain a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Trey has two cats named Buddy and Chairman, one Lab mix named Milet, a turtle named Alfred, and a beta fish named Bleu. He enjoys watching Cleveland sports and spending time with his girlfriend and family. 

  • 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. 

  • Dr.
    Nathan Metz
    Owner/ Veterinarian

    Dr. Nathan graduated from Frostburg State University with a Bachelor's degree in Biology, and from Ross University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. His hobbies include: spending time with his family, and enjoying the great outdoors. At work he enjoys both the medical and surgical aspect of veterinary medicine, but also the relationships developed with the clients and patients. He is glad to be able to live the dream that every 5 year old has of becoming a veterinarian and answer his call to life. 

  • 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.

  • Nathan Davis
    Kennel Manager

    Nathan or 'the other Nate' is our Kennel Manager. He Joined the team in 2015 as a Kennel Attendant. Nathan completed the Veterinary Assistant Program through ABC in Santa Clarita, CA. He chose to work int he veterinary field becasue he loves being around pet people and their furry friends. He has a 3 year old boxer named Rocky who is very spunky and two turtles. He enjoys gaming, roller coasters, traveling, Star Wars and animal training. His favorite animal is the dog simply because they are man's best friend. Helping clients and keeping the critters comfortable are two of his favorite things at Metz Petz.  

  • Walter
    Champion Cat Napper

    Walter came to us in December of 2017 with very bad skin issues and uncontrollable allergies. He is completely deaf and that makes him one of the best clinic cats out there! He LOVES to eat and tends to sleep most of the day away. He lives at the Shawnee clinic where you may see him prowling or snoozing around in the back. One of his favorite things to do is yowl excessively whenever he thinks he needs fed or isn't getting enough attention. He also likes to sit in boxes, play with feather toys, and visit with the hospitalized animals. 

  • Audrey Bundy
    Registered Veterinary Technician

    Audrey joined us in December of 2016. She graduated from Miami Jacobs Career College with an Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology. Audrey has a 6 year old Jack Russell named Frodo who enjoys running laps in the house and three DSH cats: Jack, Tiny, and Precious. She enjoys reading books, cooking, and crocheting. Her favorite part of working at Metz Petz is looking after all the patients. Her favorite animals to work with are Greyhounds because they loved to be loved on.

  • Cody Long
    Office Manager- Ada

    Cody is our office manager in Ada. He has been with Metz Petz for 10 years starting out as Dr. Nathans assistant. Cody has a degree in Health and Rehabilitation Science with a focus in Management from the Ohio State University. He is currently working on getting a certification as a Cetrified Veterinary Practice Manager. He and his fiancee Kelsey have a beagle mix named Bailey, a DSH cat named Walter, a hooded rat named Goober and 4 sex linked chickens. Cody enjoys anything Disney (parks, half marathons, 10K's, moves,etc), Pokemon, attending church functions, and theater/ Broadway shows. His favorite part of working at Metz Petz is seeing all the animals get well after being sick. He also enjoys working in an industry where he can constantly learn new things.

  • Peg
    Professional Fly Catcher

    Peg was surrendered to us in 2008. She had a paralyzed front leg that had to be amputated. Hence her name... Peg! She is a feisty girl who, in typical cat fashion, loves to get her pets but only for a few strokes. One of her favorite things to do is pick up her toys and then yell at them. She is a great horsefly catcher, which is great when they get into the clinic! She has no fear when it comes to dogs giving her fuss but she is not a huge fan of other cats. Peg lives at out Ada clinic and is usually sunbathing up front or hogging the scale in the hallway. 

  • Bekah Turner

    Bekah joined the Shawnee team this past October as a receptionist. She chose to start working in the veterinary field because she loves animals and wanted to work with and around them every day. She graduated high school from Bible Believers Christian School and as and EMT at Apollo. She has a 10 year old cat named Gracie who loves to spend time outside in the sun and climbing trees, and a 2 year old pit bull named Harley who is a total sweetheart and wants love and attention from everyone. Bekah enjoys playing with her pets and spending time with her family. She also enjoys riding ATV's and attending dirt bike racing events. She doesn't have a favorite animals because she loves them all! 

  • Jennifer Saunders
    Office Manager

    Jennifer is the office manager at the Shawnee Clinic. She has been working there since 2003, before it was even Metz Petz! She has an Associate's degree in Business Management. She and her husband have been married for 27 years and have three children and three grandchildren. Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and her two dogs, Sam and Maggie. Her favorite part of her job is the relationship that are developed with the clients and their families.