Meet Our Veterinarians
At Hart’s Animal Hospital, our doctors all share the same goal of making and keeping pets well. If you’re looking for compassionate, professional veterinarians in North Royalton, you can find them here!
Dr. Rebecca Hart, DVM
Originally from Cleveland, Dr. Rebecca Hart has worked at Hart’s Animal Hospital since 1997 when she purchased the practice. She earned her BS and DVM degrees from The Ohio State University and has been in the industry since 1988. She has a special interest in surgery and oncology and has helped many cancer patients live long lives in remission. Dr. Hart has five cats and one dog who she loves very much. Her hobbies include shopping, home repairs, gardening, and taking long walks with her dog, Eilish.
Dr. Robert Lang, DVM
Dr. Robert Lang grew up in Lorain, OH and fostered a love for animals at a very early age. After graduating from Lorain Admiral King High School, he earned his Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine degrees from The Ohio State University. Dr. Lang previously spent three years working at a small animal practice in central Ohio, before joining Hart’s Animal Hospital in December 2011. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine, but has a special interest in surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry.
Dr. Lang is a USDA-accredited veterinarian. He’s also a member of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). When not in the office, he enjoys golfing, fishing, the Cleveland sports scene, and spending time with his Doberman, Baron. Dr. Lang looks forward to meeting all the wonderful pets and “pet parents” in the greater North Royalton area.
Dr. John L. Owen, DVM
Dr. Owen, a native of the Akron, Ohio area, joined the US Army after high school. He proudly served in Desert Storm, winning the National Defense Service ribbon. Once honorably discharged, he graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine and started practicing with his father, Dr. Terry Owen. In 2007, he opened the doors to Howland Community Animal Hospital. This practice has a keen appreciation for orthopedic and soft tissue surgery, including knee and upper-airway surgery for canines and felines.
Originally from Rhode Island, in 2001, Dr. Caires obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture at Purdue University, along with a minor in Biology and Animal Science. He attended Ross University where he completed his veterinary degree in 2005. He completed his clinical studies at the University of Georgia.
Married in 2008, Dr. Caires lives with his wife, Jaclyn, their daughters Eva, Kyla, Cora and along with their cat Pandora and dog Kelly.
Dr. Caires main interest is in surgery, dentistry, ultrasound and laproscopy surgery. He is one of our doctors that travels to all our locations to assist in surgery and in doing dentals and dental procedures. Dr. Caires also will do ultrasounds at our hospitals to aid in diagnostics. We hope that you get to meet him soon.
His other interests include the outdoors and working on his home.