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Meet Dr. Arnold: Veterinarian and Owner of Small Miracles Animal Hospital



Meet Dr. Beth Arnold, DVM, owner of Small Miracles Animal Hospital in Strongsville.


Dr. Arnold's path to veterinary medicine started at The Ohio State University, where she initially studied Journalism and Advertising. However, her passion for animal care led her back to academia to fulfill her dream of becoming a veterinarian.


Throughout her career, Dr. Arnold has cared for a diverse range of animals, and even became a licensed wildlife rehabilitator focusing on baby bunnies, squirrels and birds. At one point, she spent a year practicing with an avian specialist at the Akron Zoo. Dr. Arnold currently works with the Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, local wildlife rehabilitators, and Stearns Homestead. She also serves on the board of The Buckeye House Rabbit Society.


In 2022, Dr. Arnold took over what is now Small Miracles Animal Hospital, where she is passionate about providing personalized and compassionate care, focusing on Fear Free vet visits. At SMAH, Dr. Arnold and her team are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners, one small miracle at a time.


At home, Dr. Arnold enjoys a vibrant family life with a variety of pets, reflecting her dedication to enhancing the bond between humans and animals every day.



"I began this journey to help animals and what I have found is that we help humans too - I love that surprise about this job."


Get to Know Dr. Arnold


Q: What inspired you to become a vet/vet technician/member of the vet team?


I am in awe at the miracle of the human-animal bond. It is amazing that we can be so close with all types of animals and we don't share the same language. We are often closer to our animals than other humans. Animals have always supported me emotionally when humans didn't; being a vet is my way of supporting them.


Q: What's your favorite part of your job and why?


I began this journey to help animals and what I have found is that we help humans too - I love that surprise about this job. I never knew I could be so fond of and have a connection with so many humans.


Q: If you could talk to the animals, what’s the first question you would ask them?


Do you love me as much as I love you?


Q: Do you have any pets of your own? Tell us a fun fact about them!


4 cats, 1 bunny, 1 bird, fish, and 2 human boys. All of my "animals" are very poorly behaved. ;) Our house is referred to as "Camp Chaos"


Q: What’s a common misconception about your job that you’d like to clear up?


That we are in it for the money - that is so far from the truth.


Q: If you weren’t working in veterinary care, what would you be doing?


I can't imagine doing anything else.


Q: What’s one thing you wish every pet owner knew about taking care of their pet?


They are doing a great job, no matter how much money they do or do not have. All animals ask of us is to love them and protect them from suffering.


Q: What is the most unusual pet you have ever treated?


It was more of a combination of animals in one day. One morning I did an ultrasound on a Ranchu Goldfish named "Happy" and that afternoon I sedated a lion at the Akron Zoo


Q: What’s your go-to “happy song” for those busy days in the clinic?


Unstoppable by Sia; Final Countdown by Europe for the last hour of work!


Q: Can you share a simple but effective pet care tip that most people might not know?


When something happens, take a moment to breathe, assess the situation and then do what needs to be done.


Q: If you could start a new trend in pet care, what would it be?


Fear Free - we are doing it!


Q: Do you have a specialty or favorite area in veterinary medicine? What draws you to it?


Treating older kitty cats. I think they are often overlooked and really deserve respect and gentle care.



"It is amazing that we can be so close with all types of animals and we don't share the same language.”

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