Welcome to another year of the Cleveland Academy!

We are excited to present you with a full schedule of excellent CE opportunities throughout the year. You’ll also find some changes happening throughout the academy.

New Website

Our website will now allow you to register, pay, and track membership and meetings throughout the year. A website account is easy and free.


It is with great sadness that we announce that after 10 years as secretary, Dr. Kelly Adams has stepped down to focus on practice management. Her dedication and selfless service was a great asset to the Academy and will be missed. Please direct all future correspondence to Dr. Jessi Pizzuli at info@clevelandvets.org or 440-879-VETS.

Our new 2nd vice president, programming chair, is Dr. Laura Surovi from Brightwood Animal Hospital in Mentor. Dr. Laura Surovi received her DVM in 2000 from North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University in 1995. Her interests include internal medicine, senior pet care, nutrition counseling, and behavioral issues. Dr. Surovi will be pursuing certification in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute in January 2016. Dr. Surovi is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and serves on an advisory board for the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter.  She is a breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses, an ACE certified personal trainer and fitness enthusiast, and a pit bull advocate. She currently resides on a small farm in Willoughby Hills with her husband, 3 dogs, 1 cat, horses, and several chickens, and 2 aquatic turtles.

Ms. Jennifer Leffel has been assisting the Cleveland Academy with registration, database management, and other areas throughout the organization. She is President of JML Petite Perfect Servicing Inc., based in the Cleveland, OH area, working globally since 2010. She is a highly dedicated marketing, sales and advertising professional with over 15 years of office experience and background in many various industries. JML Petite Perfect Servicing Inc. or JML PPS Inc. is a privately owned company helping other businesses excel to their fullest potential. Jennifer has a 2011 Associates Degree accompanied by over 90 credit hours of Business Administration work at University of Akron and Baldwin Wallace University. When not tending to her three children and American Eskimo, she loves yoga, hiking, gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with children and elderly. Lifetime animal lover of both house pets and wild animals. Scrapbooking and genealogy research are activities you will find her doing in any spare time she finds.

Pre-registration ends September 7th, 2015. We encourage everyone to use our website rather than by mail or fax. We will no longer be snail mailing monthly newsletters to non-members, but an account on the website is free for everyone and the email subscription is open to all through our website.

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