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About Us

Richman Animal Clinic is proud to serve the Richmond Heights, OH area for everything pet-related. Our veterinary clinic and animal hospital is run by Dr. Scott Pawling, who is a licensed, experienced Richmond Heights veterinarian.

Our team is committed to educating our clients in how to keep your pets healthy year-round, with good nutrition and exercise. Richman Animal Clinic stays on top of the latest advances in veterinary technology and above all, remembers that all animals and pets need to be treated with loving care in every check-up, procedure, or surgery.

Our Animal Hospital in Richmond Heights welcomes you and your beloved pet! Our animal hospital proudly serves Richmond Heights, Willoughby Hills, and all surrounding areas. We are pleased to serve our community and consider it a priority to take exceptional care of your pet and treat them as if they were our own. Our clinic offers a wide range of services, from simple check-ups with our veterinarian, to advanced medical care. Services here at the animal hospital include wellness care, senior pet care, puppy and kitten care, vaccinations, flea, tick and heartworm prevention, pet medications, pet dentistry, microchipping, and much more! Our clinic is equipped to perform diagnostic work on-site using our digital x-ray equipment, in house bloodwork lab equipment and high-tech microscope. We also offer Laser Therapy, this technology allows us to perform specialty pet care, such as treatment of recurring pain, hip dysplasia, arthritis, anal sac issues, chronic ear infections, hotspots, wounds, trauma and tendon/ligament injuries, among many other ailments.

Services We Offer

General Wellness

Your pet’s health is always our number one priority, which is why for most pets we recommend annual wellness exams to ensure that your animal companion remains in good health. If your pet is a senior–over seven for dogs, over nine for cats–we strongly suggest twice-yearly exams and blood screenings. That’s because pets age more rapidly than humans, meaning disease and illness develop faster as well.


One of the worst feelings to experience as a pet owner is a realization that your pet has gone missing. Only 17% of dogs and 2% of cats make it back to their owners—which can make it feel like you’ll never see your pet again if they get lost.

Richman Animal Clinic wants to encourage you to consider microchipping your pet, even if they live entirely indoors–because even indoor pets can escape and become lost. Unlike collars and tags, microchips can’t fall off and they serve as permanent identification for a pet’s entire life. Microchips are also rated for 25 years, meaning they never need to be removed or recharged during your pet’s lifetime.


Surgery is often the most effective way to treat many serious injuries and disorders, and Richman Animal Clinic is proud to offer state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Our hospital provides a full range of surgical services ranging from standard spaying and neutering to advanced, highly specialized procedures.

Dental Care

Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. Pretty frightening, right? As you can imagine, things would eventually start to go very, very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, gums would become inflamed and infected. Bacteria from those rotting teeth would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain.

It’s the same scenario for your dog or cat. While some people might laugh at the idea of brushing their pet’s teeth or taking them for a dental cleaning, the fact is that by age three, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodic dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems.

Emergency and Urgent Care

Serious health problems, injuries, and illness require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Richman Animal Clinic offers quality emergency care [days and times service available].

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so it will help our staff be prepared for your pet's arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

For a copy of your pet’s medical records, please email us at