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It was this pivot in her career that brought her to Dr. Bloze.  The day she had her interview, Dr. Bloze stated that Dr. Arnold really did not want a part-time job; she needed to buy the practice. Dr. Bloze explained that she was ready to retire, but did not want to sell her practice to a corporate investor for many of the same reasons Dr. Arnold did not enjoy working for them.  Dr. Bloze had assembled an excellent staff and a loyal following.  Dr. Bloze was concerned as to what would happen to her patients, clients and practice if she turned it over to a corporation as opposed to another doctor. 


The offer was possibly the last chance to realize her dream. With the encouragement and support of her devoted staff, clients, friends and family, Beth was almost there.  If she was able to bring a few of her key employees with her, she’d give it a go.  She was successful in negotiating the ability to bring over her three best teammates and by some small miracle, they also took the leap of faith.  Beth LOVED working with other doctors but only wanted someone to work with who had the same compassion and standard of care as she had.  There was one doctor she had in mind that could fill those requirements and that was Dr. Chorba.  By another small miracle, she said, “YES.”


Through fate and many small miracles on this long road, Beth’s dream came true.  We are FINALLY helping all our furry babies, one small miracle at a time.  In addition, Dr. Chorba provides continuity and stability for the long-term health of the hospital and our clients.


We can’t wait to see how this story unfolds and we are so excited for you to be a part of our journey. 😊

Our Story

How We Became Small Miracles 

Dr. Beth Arnold came to St. Francis Animal Hospital in the summer of 2022 looking for a part-time job. She had previously attempted to purchase two separate hospitals where she had worked, but both chose to sell to corporations.  After making a few offers on buildings in Strongsville which did not materialize, she finally resigned herself to the fact that her dream of owning her own practice was over. 

Beth was no longer satisfied, being asked to conform to corporate procedures, and therefore decided it was time to take a break from medicine and instead, focus on her family. But her passion would not allow her to leave her little “miracles” completely, so she decided a part-time job would be enough to fill her heart.  

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Our Vision

Small Miracles Animal Hospital is a privately owned practice rooted in philanthropic beliefs.  We are “Cat Friendly” and employ “Fear Free” principles.


Primarily, we strive to keep our patients healthy and make sick animals well, while providing comfort to their concerned families.  We love that we take care of our patients from babies through adulthood. When it is time, we gently help them onto their next chapter beyond this life.


As we are a private company, we can practice exceptional care, based on doctor recommendations (not corporate standard operating procedures), at fair prices.  Our hospital family is an extension of our own and through a proper work-life balance, we hope to help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

About Us

Small Miracles Animal Hospital (formerly St. Francis Animal Hospital) has served the southwest Cleveland area, including Cuyahoga and Medina counties, for over 25 years.


It is our privilege to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art veterinary care for pets, recognizing the place they have in our families, our lives and our hearts. We are honored by the loyalty our clients have consistently shown us even as we continue to earn their trust by exceeding expectations.

We're so glad you are here!

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