Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen DVM is a full-service veterinary medical facility offering both traditional and alternative veterinary medicine. Our goal is to give your pet a long, happy, and healthy life. Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen and her professional staff seek to provide the best possible medical care, surgical care, and dental care for your pets. We are committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients.
- Dr. Steffen DVM
- Aaron Losey, Office Manager
- Hannah Stone, Veterinary Asst.
- Laura Mason, Veterinary Asst.
- Shelli Merrick, Receptionist
Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen DVM
Raised in rural Campbell County, Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen received her B.S. from Northern Kentucky University before studying abroad to receive her D.V.M. from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Christopher and Nevis. Dr. Steffen has never known life without an ever-present menagerie of animals to enrich her experiences. From within her own tristate, to Oklahoma, to St. Kitts, to Newfoundland, to Greece, Dr. Steffen has interacted, globally, with people who love animals so that she may better understand the depths of the relationships and the cultural values held in areas way beyond the scope of her textbook and clinical training. As the new owner of Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen, LLC (Later to be Companion Animal Medical Centre), Dr. Steffen now incorporates holistic approaches that envelop the more traditional methods to practicing veterinary medicine.
Dr. Steffen has provided relief work to veterinary clinics/hospitals in various locations along with donating her time and skills to help animal shelters and other organization in the tristate area with spays and neuters. She has established and facilitates a lucrative fund-raising event, The Blu Cat Benefit, annually since 2009 to benefit local no-kill, non-profit animal rescues.
Dr. Steffen is a level II Reiki therapist and is the only veterinarian in the United States certified in Chiro + Kinesiology. She is trained in the Doterra essential oils, Standard Process, and Vetri Science nutraceutical product lines.
Past and Continuing Experience
Dr. Steffen was the Recording Secretary on The Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association’s Board of Directors for three years and a member of Business Network International for one year. Dr. Steffen was appointed to the WAVE Foundation Board of Directors in the fall of 2013 and currently finished serving her second year as Secretary and is now a trustee. She is currently the Chair for the Resource and Development Committee, has been on the Nauti Nite Committee since 2012 and currently serves as Co-Chair, and has been on the David Fulcher’s Putt For Penguins Committee since 2015.
Other associations that Dr. Steffen belongs to include The American Veterinary Medical Association, The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, The American Association of Feline Practitioners, and The Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Veterinary Medical Associations.
Aaron Losey, Office Manager
Aaron is a native of Newport, Kentucky. Having spent many years in human medicine, he has decided to spread his education in veterinarian medicine under the direction of Dr. G. Steffen DVM. Aaron not only obtained a medical/legal secretarial certification from D. Russell Lee Career technology, but he also studied dance at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Although he traveled many years performing, he decided to make medicine his main focus. Aaron has a 14-year young corgi/collie mix name Sarina, who often goes by fat mama! She has a gentle soul and loving spirit that will make anyone fall in love with her.
Hannah Stone, Veterinary Assistant
Hannah Stone is a graduate of Anderson high school and the Live Oaks Animal Science and Management program. She graduated Anderson as a member of NHS (National Honor Society) and Live Oaks as a member of NTHS (National Technical Honor Society.) She is now attending Veterinary Technology training at UC Blue Ash to become a certified Veterinary Technician. She has a strong passion for animal care.
Education / Certification
At Live Oaks Hanna was also a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America,) during her junior and senior year. She graduated Live Oaks with a Certificate of Career-Technical Preparation and a Certificate of Achievement in her program. With the Animal Science and Management program, Hannah has been certified in Pet First Aid, Adult and Child CPR and AED Standard First Aid, and she has completed OSHA’s 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course in General Industry Safety and Health.
Hannah worked at Shar-Jo’s Pet Styling and later at Derbyshire Stables as a stable hand. She has volunteered at a Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic where you met Dr. Steffen, whom she shadowed.
Laura Mason, Veterinary Assistant & Receptionist
Laura Mason is a lifetime resident of Milford, Ohio and really enjoys working with Dr. Steffen because of the shared compassion of her and her staff. Laura has been a veterinary assistant since 1998! She is known as the resident cat lady due to her great love of cats. God granted her with a deep love and understanding of cats and she does her best to use this gift to the fullest extent. Laura currently has 6 cats at home and another 6 feral cats I care for that have taken up residency in my garage. She wants everyone to know that she loves working with all animals, especially dogs, even though cats are her passion.
Shelli Merrick, Receptionist
Shelli has a broad range of business experience and has always had a strong love and passion of caring for animals. She enjoys helping people and is a lifetime resident of Cincinnati, OH. Shelli is happily married with 5 children and 5 grandchildren!
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734 Main Street
Monday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - Noon