Our Veterinary Staff
Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen, DVM
Even as a child living in rural Campbell County, Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen has always known she wanted to become a veterinarian.
She graduated from Northern Kentucky University with her BS and then traveled abroad to receive her DVM from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
While studying abroad in the dual island nation of St. Christopher and Nevis, Dr. Steffen became interested in how other countries and cultures approach caring for animals.
Led by her desire to provide the best possible care to her patients, Dr. Steffen sought additional and continuing education in both America and other countries. During her studies and travels, she learned of holistic treatment options she felt could greatly benefit the animals in her care when combined with traditional veterinary medicine.
Dr. Steffen founded Companion Animal Medical Centre with the goal of incorporating these holistic modalities into her practice. Through the use of holistic treatments combined with traditional medical care, she has created a veterinary practice where she can care for animals as a whole rather than only treating injury or illness.
Committed to Giving Back
Beyond her work at Companion Animal Medical Centre, Dr. Steffen often donates her time and expertise to give back to her local community.
She has provided relief work to veterinary hospitals and contributes to local animal shelters in the tri-state area by donating her time to aid with procedures such as spays and neuters.
In 2009, she established The Blu Cat Benefit, an esteemed annual fundraising event that benefits local no-kill, non-profit animal rescues. She continues her work with 501c3 no-kill sanctuaries and rescues to this day by donating and providing her skills and services.
Dr. Steffen remains passionate about the use of holistic treatment options alongside traditional medical care.
She has expanded her practice at Companion Animal Medical Centre to offer treatments such as Class IV Laser Therapy, Magnetic Resonance Therapy, and Ozone Therapy.
Her functional approach to medicine incorporates holistic modalities such as massage and chiropractic care, nutritional and supplemental support, and alternative therapies into traditional medical care to treat the underlying causes of illnesses or provide relief to pets who failed to respond to only traditional medical treatment.
To date, Dr. Steffen is the only veterinarian in the United States certified in Chiro + Kinesiology and only the 4th veterinarian in the US to be authorized to use the Magnesphere.
She has extensive training in the use of nutraceutical product lines and has over 100 hours of continuing education in cannabinoid therapy and nutritional diets for companion animals suffering from cancer.
In her personal life, Dr. Steffen has adopted an Ayurvedic Medicine life style which focuses on healing the body as a whole through practices such as meditation, yoga, and restful sleep. She hopes to incorporate these teachings into her services at CAMC in the future.
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.
Ashley Kelleher, Veterinary Assistant
Ashley discovered her deep love for animals when she was a child growing up in Loveland, OH.
This love for animals led to a lifelong goal of building a career where she could work with animals. She achieved this goal when she joined the staff of Companion Animal Medical Centre in 2020 as a Veterinary Technician. Through study and hard work, she has worked her way up to a valued Veterinary Assistant.
Ashley is proud to have instilled her love for animals in her beautiful daughter. Together, they have welcomed a variety of pets into their loving home, including dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters.
Erin Bush, Veterinary Assistant
Erin grew up right here in Milford, and like many of her fellow teammates at Companion Animal Medical Centre, she discovered her love for caring for animals when she was a child. She knew she wanted to work with animals professionally from a very young age.
Erin attended Live Oaks, where she studied Veterinary Assisting. Following her graduation, she worked in a kennel before joining the staff of CAMC in 2023.
While passionate about caring for all animals regardless of size, Erin has a special place in her heart for the care of small animals. She has raised and cared for rabbits since she child and is currently the proud owner of two rabbits and two dogs, all of which she considers her family.
Mya Kinder, Veterinary Technician
Like many of her colleagues at Companion Animal Medical Centre, Mya discovered her love for animals of all kinds when she was a child. While growing up in Goshen, OH, she always hoped she’d be able to work with animals as an adult.
She joined the team of CAMC in 2022 and is now lead veterinary technician. Mya is now enrolled in school with the goal of becoming a registered veterinary technician in the near future.
In her personal life, she has welcomed 4 guinea pigs, a rat, a dog, and a cat into her family and she cares for them greatly.
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