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Long-time Ohio veterinary clinic shuts down

Dr. Rex Nash couldn’t find anyone to take over or buy the hospital.

Long-time Ohio veterinary clinic shuts down
Dr. Rex A. Nash, owner of Parma Animal Hospital, doesn’t own a dog or cat, his clinic website states. For fun, “I spend most of my time working.” (Google Street View photo)

In business for more than 60 years, Parma Animal Hospital in suburban Cleveland closed Dec. 1 after the owner was unable to find a buyer for the practice.

Eighty-five-year-old veterinarian Rex A. Nash, DVM, told Cleveland.com that “medical reasons” finally forced his hand.

“My partner Dr. Norman Tulodziecki retired last fall,” he said. “So, for the last 10 months I was trying to sell it or find someone to come in and work, but I was unsuccessful.”

Dr. Nash owned the practice for 54 years, Cleveland.com reported.

The hospital was staffed in the days after Dec. 1 to answer client questions, transfer medical records and fill last-minute drug orders.

Dr. Nash, a 1958 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, has served on the university’s Board of Admissions for over 25 years, according to Parma’s website. Two of his six children are veterinarians.

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