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Robert Esplin, Medical Director


Dr. Bob and his wife, Carol, came home to found Sylvania Veterinary Hospital in 1974. Having family and friends nearby made the scary adventure of launching a practice much easier. Over the 46 years of SylvaniaVET, his dream of a full service veterinary practice, committed to high quality customer service and patient care, became a reality. The highlight of his time in Sylvania has been, with help from Carol, raising their four children – Tricia, Matt, Kevin and Tim – to be loving, caring, hard-working adults. Second to that has been his achievements with SylvaniaVET - maintaining voluntary AAHA certification since 1978, being a Gold Standard level member of the Cat Friendly Practice program, certification as a Fear Free Practice and being voted 'Best Vet' for 12 consecutive years. All this makes him very proud of his nearly 50 years in veterinary medicine (he graduated from Ohio State University in 1970). With retirement coming soon, the torch has been passed to VCA, who now own SylvaniaVET Animal Hospital. Dr. Bob is proud of what he and his wife have accomplished and are pleased that VCA has not only upgraded several areas within the hospital and taken great care of all his staff, but is also allowing SylvaniaVET to provide the highest level of care and caring that clients are used to.
Bob Esplin

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