Companion Animal Medical Centre
Our Veterinary Staff
The team at Companion Animal Medical Center is dedicated to providing the best care for dogs and cats in Greater Cincinnati and Northern KY. Meet us before we get to know you and your pet! Please contact us if you have any questions.
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 tri-state, to Oklahoma, St. Kitts, Newfoundland, Greece, and Asia, Dr. Steffen has interacted globally with people who love animals so 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 sole owner of Companion Animal Medical Centre, Dr. Steffen now incorporates several holistic modalities that envelop the more traditional methods of practicing veterinary medicine.
Dr. Steffen also gives of her time and energy to move beyond the walls of her veterinary practice. She has provided relief work to veterinary clinics/hospitals in various locations, along with donating her time and skills to help animal shelters and other organizations in the tri-state 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 also a partner with Luv Fur Mutts, Clermont to the Rescue, and Sacred Hearts Animal Sanctuary which are all a 501c3 non-profit no-kill animal rescues in the tri-state.
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 dōTERRA and Young Living essential oils, Standard Process, Thorne Research, and Vet Classics along with other nutraceutical product lines. She also has over 100 hours of continuing education in cannabinoid therapy and nutritional diets for companion animals suffering from cancer.
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 recently resigned from the organization after holding the following positions: Executive Secretary (2 years), Trustee (2 years), Chair for the Resource and Development Committee (3 years), Co-Chair on the Nauti Nite Committee (2 years), Committee Member (3 years), and on the David Fulcher’s Putt For Penguins Committee (3 years).
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, Veterinary Practice 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. Russel 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.
Vincent Clark, Veterinary Office Manager / Veterinary Technician
Vince is a native Cincinnatian and has always had a love for animals, and that is shown through his 7 pets. Vince has 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a freshwater aquarium. He attended Northern Kentucky University and Cincinnati State but always struggled to find his true calling until he came to work for Dr. Gwendolyn Steffen DVM in February of 2015.
Vince has worked his way up from a Receptionist to a Veterinary Assistant and loves working with companion animals. He hopes to continue to better himself in the veterinary field.
Hannah Stone, Registered Veterinary Technician
Hannah Stone is a Registered Veterinary Technician who studied at the University of Cincinnati – Blue Ash. She is also a graduate of Anderson high school and the Live Oaks Animal Science and Management program. She graduated from Anderson as a member of NHS (National Honor Society) and Live Oaks as a member of NTHS (National Technical Honor Society.) She has a strong passion for animal care.
Education / Certification
At Live Oaks, Hannah was also a member of the FFA (Future Farmers of America) during her junior and senior year. She graduated from 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, 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 she met Dr. Steffen, whom she shadowed.
Ashley Dundes, Veterinary Receptionist
Ashley was raised in Loveland, OH and has wanted to work with animals for as long as she can remember. She is going to school for business and to become a vet tech.
Her pets currently include dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and hamsters!
Along with her pets, Ashley has a beautiful daughter who loves animals just as much as she does. She is excited to start her career of animal care with the team at Companion Animal Medical Centre.
Michelle Wood, Veterinary Aide
Michelle loves all types of animals, and we greatly appreciate her around the office on the weekends.
Companion Animal Medical Centre Affiliations
Dr. Steffen is an active member in the following veterinary associations:
- Having your female cat or dog spayed reduces their risk of developing breast tumors, which are malignant or cancerous in 50% of dogs and 90% of cats.
- Neutering your male cat prevents unwanted behavior such as urine marking, roaming, fighting, and aggression.
- Pets are much safer when they're at home. Spaying or neutering helps prevent roaming behavior, making it far more likely your pets will stick close to home and be easier to locate in the unfortunate event they're lost.
- Kittens as young as 8 weeks old can be safely neutered or spayed, completely preventing your female cat from ever going into heat or your male cat from urine spraying.
- Having your pet spayed or neutered is much more cost effective than taking care of an unexpected litter of kittens.
- The number of both cats and dogs euthanized each year has been decreasing in part to spay and neuter campaigns. We'd love to see this continue!
- Your pets will be as sleek as ever! The idea that having your pet spayed or neutered will make them overweight is a myth.
Caring For Cats and Dogs in Greater Cincinnati!
Mo: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tu: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
We: 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Th: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Fr: 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sa: 8:00 AM - Noon
Companion Animal Medical Centre
Your Local Veterinarian In Cincinnati, OH
922 State Route 28, Unit C
Milford, OH 45150