Dr. Daniel Meakin
Dr. Dan graduated from the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine and has been practicing veterinary medicine for 21 years and specializes in orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and exotics. Dan says a strong drive to help animals-in-need and a passion for the biological sciences led him to become a vet.
Raccoons, Kinkajous, and reptiles are his ‘favorite animal’ (he says you can’t have just one)! If you visit the Meakin home, you would find 15 dogs, 7 cats, 4 Pot bellied pigs, 4 sheep, 3 goats, 2 tortoises, 1 kinkajou, 2 rabbits, 6 guinea pigs, 2 chinchillas, a rat, a packman frog, a bearded dragon, a red eared slider, 2 sugar gliders, 2 pigeons, and a goldfish (...and 5 kids!)
Dan doesn’t believe in spare time, and he enjoys working out and racquet sports, and as we all know – playing rock n’ roll with The Stray Dogs.
Dr. Linda graduated from Case Western University in Nursing, but then realized that her calling was in veterinary medicine. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University. Linda has a strong interest in preventive medicine and behavior therapy. Her expertise is in reproductive science, and she is an avid breeder of AKC Pulis.
Dr. Linda practices preventive medicine and advocates wellness in her own life with daily jogs and proper diet.
Dr. Raab is a graduate of Louisiana State University of Veterinary Medicine. Her favorite aspects of veterinary medicine are preventative medicine and getting to know each pet and their family personally. Dr. Raab grew up around animals and loves challenge and solving a good mystery. These combined interests made veterinary medicine a natural choice for her.
At home she has cats, an aviary full of birds and a pack of wild chihuahuas. When she’s not taking care of animals, she enjoys reading and running.
A native of Northern Kentucky, Dr. Leap Graduated from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. He moved back to the area after spending five years at a small animal clinic in Louisville, Kentucky followed by a year at a local emergency hospital. Dr. Leap enjoys country living on a small farm with his dog, Morgan, and three cats: Agustus McCray, Meow Pacino, and Memphis Slim. In his spare time he enjoys astronomy, backpacking, working around the farm, and anything that keeps him outdoors.
Dr. Olson is from Ontario, Canada. For seven years, she worked as a land paramedic in Sudbury, Ontario; and, for a year prior to that, as a flight paramedic. She then went on to earn her degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Edinburgh, in Scotland. She holds a strong interest in exotics - especially birds. She really enjoys soft tissue surgery, and wants to expand her knowledge in endoscopy.
At home, Dr. Olson has a diverse brood of her own pets - a rescued Shih-Tzu mix, a 12-year-old Cockatiel, a 6-year-old Senegal Parrot, a 7-year-old Timneh African Grey & two Bearded Dragons. Outside of work, she enjoys crocheting, making toys for her birds, as well as other various do-it-yourself projects.
Dr. Charlie Faircloth joins us from Dry Ridge, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife, baby daughter - Millie, and five furry dogs. He has a strong interest in emergency and critical care medicine. A graduate of Ross University Veterinary School in St. Kitts, West Indies, Dr. Faircloth went on to receive his clinical training at Oklahoma State University. He has been practicing the past few years at an ER clinic in San Antonio, Texas, and moved back to Kentucky to be closer to his family. He enjoys singing and drumming on the side, and is also an avid sports fan.