Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio is seeking an ophthalmologist to join our multi-specialty referral and emergency center
(posted 6/1/2017-3)  

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio is seeking an ophthalmologist to join our multi-specialty referral and emergency center.  Both boarded ophthalmologists and residency-trained individuals actively pursuing board certification are encouraged to apply.   We seek an individual to take over an established ophthalmology practice, as our current ophthalmologist is moving out of state.  While we initially would envision this individual to be a hospital employee, the potential for practice and share of hospital ownership is a possibility to be determined after a trial period. 


  • Salary of $175,000-$200,000 or 25% of gross receipts for boarded candidates depending on experience, $150,000 or 25% of gross receipts for non-boarded candidates actively pursuing board certification.
  • 4 day work week (preferably Tuesday-Friday) with emergency coverage. 


  • 50% coverage of health insurance
  • $3000/1 week continuing education allowance
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Matching of 100% up to 3% of base income in simple retirement contributions
  • Uniform allowance
  • Other benefits may be negotiated by candidate

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital currently has specialists in Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, Neurology, Oncology and Avian/Exotics.  Hospital equipment includes digital radiography, CT scan, MRI, abdominal and cardiac ultrasound, fluoroscopy, radioactive iodine therapy (I131) and video endoscopy/cystoscopy/laparoscopy/arthroscopy. 

Current ophthalmology equipment includes: Retinal Graphics ERG, Keller Retina Scope headsets, Kiowa SI-14 Slit Lamps, Reichart tonopens, Iridex LIO + Diode laser with headset, Cooper Surgical Cryo system, Alcon Phaco unit, and Leica Microsystems operating microscope.

Akron is located in Northeast Ohio, approximately 30 miles south of Cleveland.  It is a very family-friendly area with easy access to all of the amenities of a large population center, but located very close to rural countryside.  Many of the local public school districts are rated “excellent” by the state.  Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and Summit County have a large network of Metro Parks that offer easy access to the outdoors within minutes of the hospital.  The Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a beautiful well-kept secret for hikers, bikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts as well. 

We encourage your inquiries about our open position.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jim Sumner, Hospital Administrator at 330-670-2350 or via email at  We look forward to hearing from you!