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4801 N. Holland-Sylvania Rd.
Sylvania, OH 43560
Phone: 419-885-4421
Fax: 419-885-0244

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Monday7:00 am7:00 pm
Tuesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Wednesday7:00 am7:00 pm
Thursday7:00 am7:00 pm
Friday7:00 am6:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am5:00 pm
SundayEmergencies Only
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  • Does your pet lick and chew at its feet?
  • Does your pet suffer from chronic ear infections?
  • Do you often see your pet chewing at its tail?
  • Are there certain times of the year when your pet itches and scratches without finding relief?
  • Does your pet have more than 3 bowel movements per day?

If you are answering “YES” to the above questions, your pet may be suffering from allergies! Allergies can be caused by a variety of things, such as: food, cat dander, grasses, trees, weeds, molds, feathers, insects, and dust mites.

How are allergies diagnosed?

Many hospitals offer allergy testing via bloodwork. Studies have shown, however, that this method isn’t very accurate. We do not recommend this expensive testing in most cases. The gold standard for food allergy testing is a food trial, which will be constructed and supervised by your veterinarian. The gold standard for environmental and seasonal allergies is Intradermal Skin Testing (IDST).

The goal of IDST is to identify the primary allergens to which your pet is allergic, then follow up with desensitization injections. SylvaniaVET is the only practice in the area that we know of that offers IDST. We test for 36 allergens that are most frequently found in our area.

If you are worried your pet has allergies, and would like more information regarding testing, please contact SylvaniaVET to schedule an appointment with a doctor.

Solving and controlling skin problems can be a chore. Mostly it takes patience and persistence on both the clients and doctors part. Both Dr. Bob and Dr. Melanie have a strong interest in solving dermatology problems.

Not all skin problems are allergies of course. We will work hard to solve any problem that relates to the skin. Many dogs develop lumps and bumps on or under their skin. Therefore, it is common for us to determine what type of growth it is by examining a sample of cells taken from the growth by needle (Fine Needle Aspirate, FNA). This is the only way one can be certain that a growth is not a serious problem.

Extraordinary Care.
Extraordinary Caring.

Call any time at 419-885-4421.

Schedule an appointment today.

SylvaniaVET is the only full-service veterinary hospital that is staffed 24/7 in all of NW Ohio.

"We are not your typical neighborhood vet!"

Now Hiring

SylvaniaVET is seeking hard-working, animal loving professionals to join our team! To learn more about our current openings, visit our Careers page.

Hours of Operation

Office Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.



Doggie Daycare Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
Sunday Closed

AAHA-Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less.

Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet.

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