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 Meakin
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. Kristine Raab
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.
Dr. Mel Leap
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. 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.
Dr. Zack Beresin
Dr. Beresin, originally from Massachusetts, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a one year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware. Dr. Beresin has an interest in radiology, surgery and client education. Outside of work he enjoys camping, hiking and biking, cooking, travel and most of all, spending time with his wife Hannah and son Jude.
Karen Pilis, our Obedience Instructor / Behaviorist has been working with dogs for over 25 years and has been a veterinary technician for 22 years. She has been a Canine Good Citizen evaluator since 1997. Karen has been able to help dogs with major behavioral issues stay with their families thru an extremely successful behavior modification program.
Karen also has special interests in Canine Sports and holds titles in Dock diving, herding and competitive obedience. She was the recipient of the Maxwell’s second chance trophy for highest scoring US novice team.
Karen also successfully teaches agility, flyball, rally and has had many of her students go on to compete and become certified therapy dogs.
Karen started our canine training program in 1997. We are glad to have her back to continue our goal for total pet care under one roof. For more information call 513 797-7387 ext 120