Happy Pet Veterinary Hospital

6170 Emerald Street
North Ridgeville, OH 44039



Our Caring Doctors:

Stephanie Jahnke, DVM

Dr. Jahnke graduated with distinction from The Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, in 1997.  She was a 1993 graduate and varsity athlete of Miami University (Go, Redhawks!), and moved to Westlake shortly after completing veterinary school. She has a "World's Best" kitty named Oliver and silly French Bulldog named Symon.  Here, she is pictured with her English Mastiff, Legend, who passed away in the summer 2012.  She jokes that the Frenchie is the "travel size" version!  She has dedicated herself to providing excellence in veterinary care, thorough client education, and delivering health care with compassion.  Her areas of interest include dentistry, soft tissue surgery, integrative internal medicine, and pain management.  She completed accreditation in Veterinary Acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in 2010 and Trigger Point therapy with Canine Trigger Point Therapy and Myopain Seminars in 2012. She is a member of the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management.  She finds that adding adjunctive modalities provides yet another level of patient assessment and additional exciting and effective options for patient care.


Dr. Michelle Balas, DVM

Dr. Balas graduated from The Ohio State University in 1989 with an undergraduate degree in Psychology and then her veterinary degree in 1994- so she is a Buckeye through and through!  She hales from Lorain, Ohio and resides in Brownhelm Township where she enjoys her mini farm.  She has a menagerie of three dogs, three cats, two ducks, two miniature horses and two full sized horses.  She has been married to her husband for 27 years and they have two teenagers.  That's a busy family!  Professionally, Dr. Balas enjoys internal medicine, surgery, behavior, and integrative veterinary medicine.  She is certified in Integrative Energy Medicine and is working to become certified in Reiki and acupuncture.  She and Dr. Jahnke have known each other for most of their careers and have worked together for nearly a decade.