Meet the Team

Meet the Team


Dr. Denes T. Pal</br> DVM  photo

Dr. Denes T. Pal

Education: University of Veterinary Sciences of Budapest 

Years in Practice:  29

Dr. Pal graduated from the University of Veterinary Sciences of Budapest, Hungary in 1992. He permanently moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1993 and started working in the surgery department of the Veterinary Referral Clinic in Bedford Heights, Ohio. In 1995 he took the position of an emergency veterinarian at the Emergency Pet Clinic and he remained there until 1999. In 1997 Dr. Pal and his family purchased Danielle's Boarding Kennel in Strongsville, Ohio and he opened his veterinary practice there.
In 2003 a new addition on the existing kennel building was completed, so now he could provide state of the art veterinary care in a friendly spacious environment.
Dr. Pal lives with his wife and two children on a nearby farm. They have four rescue cats and two rescue dogs. 

Dr. Denise Igoe  </br> DVM photo

Dr. Denise Igoe

Education: Ohio State University

An Ohio State University graduate, Dr. Denise Igoe has significant experience as a former practice owner in small animal medicine/surgery and emergency medicine. Dr. Igoe is certified in veterinary chiropractic and veterinary acupuncture with her special interests in lameness and athletic performance. Her other interests include showing horses, design, and gardening.

Dr. Tricia Eureka</br> DVM photo

Dr. Tricia Eureka

Dr. Eureka graduated from The Ohio Sate University College of Veterinary Medicine. Her interests include behavior and medicine. She resides on a small hobby farm with her husband, 2 dogs ( Crown and Meatball), 3 cats ( Leo, Gray and Thackery), 2 Geese ( Louise and Rachel) and 2 Sheep ( Kimberly and Stompy).


Lisa </br> Manager, RVT photo

Manager, RVT

Years in Practice: 15

Education: Cuyahoga Community College

Lisa has been working with Dr. Pal since November 2006. She graduated from the Veterinary Technology Program at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus in May 2011. Lisa has a daughter Taylor, a cat named Zazu, and a dog named Gordy.

Sarah </br> RVT photo


Years in Practice: 15

Education: Cuyahoga Community College

Sarah is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated in 2006 from Cuyahoga Community College where she received an Associate's Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been working at Dr. Pal's since 2006. Sarah has three dogs Haisley, Kenzie and our clinic dog, Iggy. She loves elephants and gardening.

Jessica</br> Receptionist photo


Years in Practice: 11

Jessica has been working for Dr. Pal's Small Animal Practice as a receptionist since October of 2010.  She loves to play sand volleyball and spending time with her family. 

Chelsea<br> RVT, Groomer photo

RVT, Groomer

Years in Practice: 18

Chelsea has been working at this facility since 2004. She graduated from Animal Care at the Medina County Career Center specializing in the grooming of pets. Chelsea also graduated from Stautzenberger College with an associates degree in Veterinary Technology. Chelsea is married with a baby on the way. She has a Bull Mastiff named T-Bone, an American Bulldog, Scarlett, a cat named Harley, some chickens and a leopard gecko. She enjoys crafting, being outdoors and gardening. 

Laura</br> Groomer photo


Years in Practice: 9

Laura has been grooming at this facility since 2013. She graduated in 2003 from Animal Care at the Medina County Career Center, specializing in the grooming of pets and has been grooming ever since. Laura has rescued Pomeranian's, two cats and two turtles. She enjoys spending time outdoors and playing board games with her family.

Melissa</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Years in Practice: 6

Melissa has been working as a Veterinary Assistant at Dr. Pal's since October 2016. She graduated from  Animal Behavior College in 2015. She loves her cat Milo and crafting. 

Lindsey</br> Receptionist photo


Years in Practice: 1

Lindsey has been working as a Receptionist at Dr. Pal's since July 2019. She is studying to become an interior designer. She loves watching movies and drawing. 

Jennifer</br>  photo


My name is Jennifer and I have been with Dr. Pal's since September 2021. I have recently re-enrolled in school to become a vet tech. I have 2 bulldog mixes and 1 pitbull at home. In my spare time I like to sew and macrame and spend time outside with my dogs!

Alexis</br>  photo


Alexis is currently studying Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Akron with the hopes of attending vet school in the near future. She has 3 dogs (Captain America, Gene, and Ivy), 3 cats (Louise, Jeff, and Azula), a Holland lop (Danny Devito), and many reptiles. Alexis has a passion for traveling, wildlife conservation, and research. She spends her free time exploring the Metroparks with her dogs, bowling with her friends, and reading.

Brooke</br> RVT photo


Brooke is a Registered Veterinary Technician. She graduated from Tri-C in 2017, where she received an associate's degree in Veterinary Technology. Brooke has 2 dogs, Stella and Vince, and 2 cats, Paisley & Kashuba.

Shannon</br> Veterinary Assistant photo

Veterinary Assistant

Hi, I'm Shannon. I've been working in the vet field since 2017. I started at Dr. Pal's in August of 2022. I'm a Chipotle fanatic and love laughing. I plan to become a vet tech and hopfeully manage a practice one day.  I have a 5-year-old German Shepherd named Riley. We love sunny days or snowball fights in the yard.

Dr. Pal's Small Animal Practice
21782 Royalton Rd,
Strongsville, OH 44149

For general information, questions, appointment requests, call us at:

Phone: (440) 238-7179

Fax: (440) 846-0260

Holiday Hours

Thanksgiving: Closed
Christmas Eve: Closed
Christmas Day: Closed
New Years Eve: Closed
New Years Day: Closed


Monday 8:00am - 7:30pm

Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Wednesday 8:00am - 1:30pm

Thursday 8:00am - 7:30pm

Friday 8:00am - 5:30pm

Saturday 8:00am - 1:30pm

Sunday Closed