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Robert C. Barney, DVM -Owner, Retired

Dr. Barney founded Lakewood Animal Hospital in 1980. He always says working with animals has been made much more enjoyable from the fact that their owners are, almost always, the most loving, friendly compassionate and empathetic people in our society. Who could imagine a more wonderful life occupation, with clients like these?

Dr. Barney is married and has 4 children and 6 grandchildren, and now resides in Avon Lake, Ohio.

His pastimes include reading and working with stained glass (yes, most of the stained glass in the hospital were created by him!).


B.Sc from Ohio State University in 1966

M.Sc in Microbiology from Ohio State University in 1968

DVM from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1974


Constance Curren, DVM -Medical Director

Before joining the Lakewood Animal Hospital staff in 2009, Dr. Curren held associate positions in Cincinnati, Berea, and Brooklyn, Ohio, and has worked as a relief vet. She is a member of the OVMA, the AVMA and has twice been President of the Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine.

A longtime resident of Lakewood until recently, Dr. Curren lives in Avon with her husband, 2 sons, 1 cat and a crazy large breed dog. She loves to garden organically and keeps honeybees in her spare time.


B.Sc in Molecular Genetics from Ohio State University in 1988.

DVM from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1992


Lori Koenig, DVM

Dr. Lori Koenig joined our practice after graduating from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She is a mother of three active girls, who enjoys gardening and bicycling when she can find the time. She also is an enthusiastic volunteer with the Lakewood City Schools. Dr. Koenig shares her home with three furry felines.


B.Sc. in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1983.

DVM from Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988.

Michelle Konecny, DVM

Michelle Konecny, DVM

Dr. Michelle Konecny graduated from Padua Franciscian High School and proceeded to obtain her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University in 1999. She worked at several small animal veterinary clinics prior to settling down at Lakewood Animal Hospital in 2002. Other than a brief stint in the San Francisco area in 2009-2011, she has been tending to canine and feline patients in Lakewood ever since. Dr. Konecny has a special interest in preventative care and internal medicine. She enjoys traveling, exploring Lake Erie on sea-doo, and hiking with her faithful canine companion, Stewie.


DVM from Ohio State University in 1999

Pamela Soda Gray, DVM

Pamela Soda Gray, DVM

Dr. Pamela Soda Gray is a Northeast Ohio native. After working in pharmaceutical manufacturing, Dr. Soda Gray returned to school to pursue her DVM degree at The Ohio State University. She has a special interest in small exotics and companion animal nutrition. Dr Soda Gray and her husband, a Lakewood native, share their home with two dogs, one cat, and a guinea pig. Her hobbies include reading, cheering for the Cleveland Indians, and playing the piano.


BS in Biological Sciences - University of Pittsburgh in 2006

MS in Nutrition - Case Western Reserve University in 2009

DVM from The Ohio State University in 2015