Welcome To Belvoir Pet Hospital

Belvoir Pet Hospital was built as a veterinary clinic in 1938 by Dr. David Elsasser. He and his family lived on the second floor of the hospital and raised their three daughters there.

Marty and Joe Farkas purchased Belvoir Pet Hospital in the late 1960’s, and their son, Butch, joined them in practice in 1998. Marty passed away in 2004, and Joe continued practicing with Butch until his retirement in 2010. We are proud to be an independently owned and operated veterinary practice.

Belvoir Pet Hospital’s team has grown and changed over the years. The one constant has been the foundation of an original family practice with the addition of other doctors and staff that have deepened the sense of quality and tradition. We deeply value serving our clientele, and in some families we have cared for several generations of clients and their beloved pets.

What to Expect

We strive to provide the best quality of service and care to our patients and clients. When you visit our hospital, you can expect to be welcomed by our staff in a friendly and professional atmosphere.

We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Request an appointment today!

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New Clients

At Belvoir Pet Hospital, you can expect state of the art medical care for your pet. We believe in nurturing the human-pet bond and creating a harmonious relationship between people and pets. You can expect to be greeted by a courteous receptionist, clean exam rooms, friendly doctors, and caring technicians. We appreciate the role we get to play in your pets’ health care.

If you have any questions or comments about how we can care for your pet, please contact us today at (216) 381-1100.

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Dr. Joseph Farkas


Butch grew up in South Euclid and graduated from Miami University (1991) and The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine (1995). Butch joined the practice in 1998 and loved practicing with his mom and dad for a few years before his mother’s passing in 2004 and his father’s retirement in 2010. Butch lives in Highland Heights with his wife and 3 sons. Life is very busy, but he still finds time to enjoy working out at the gym, traveling, camping, attending his sons’ events, and playing pickleball.

Dr. Benjamin Zucker


Ben graduated from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016 and completed specialty internships in emergency medicine and radiology post-graduation. He works out and stays active in his spare time, he also enjoys watching Marvel movies and TV. Ben has a spoiled black cat named Virgil, who’s his best buddy. He is a well-traveled cat, accompanying Ben on his travels during his internships. He also recently added a second cat, Gabriel to the mix.

Dr. George Banta


Born and raised in Indianapolis, Dr. Banta received his undergraduate degree at Trinity College, then a master’s degree at Purdue University. He worked for 8 years as a rubber compounder for Bridgestone/Firestone before graduating from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Banta interned at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Greensboro, NC, and he spent much of his career working as an emergency vet in specialty hospitals. Dr. Banta also ran the Brown Mackie College Veterinary Technician program in Akron, Ohio, for 2 years, and has been at Belvoir since 2013. He currently has a cat named Hecate, who he loves dearly.

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