Wheelersburg Animal Hospital

                        Wheelersburg Animal Hospital is a full-service veterinary hospital offering excellence in animal care to Wheelersburg, OH and the surrounding areas of Portsmouth, Ohio, Ironton Ohio and Greenup, Kentucky. The compassionate veterinarians and staff at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital are dedicated to providing  the best possible medical, surgical, and dental care for their patients.   
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  • 9103 Ohio River Road
  • Wheelersburg,Ohio 45694
  • 740-574-2430
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  • M, W: 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • T, Th, F: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Sun: Closed
  • After Hours ER: 1-888-833-3670
  • Aaron R. Myers, DVM

    Owner

    A 1995 graduate from The Ohio State University Dr. Myers started his career at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital. In 1999, Dr. Myers relocated to Nashville, TN and practiced at Goodlettsville Animal Hospital for 9 years. He returned to Southern Ohio in 2008. In spring 2009, Dr. Myers purchased Wheelersburg Animal Hospital. Dr. Myers currently resides in Oak Hill with his wife Libby, three children, Sophia, Cashe, and Demi, and his two dogs.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Education:
    The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Leslie R. Martin, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Leslie R. Martin is a 2000 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and has been an Associate Veterinarian with Wheelersburg Animal Hospital since graduation.  Dr. Martin has dedicated her life to saving animals and understands the importance of the bond between people and their pets.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors.  She resides in Coal Grove with her son, Jagger, their dogs-:"Isa", "Guini" and "April", and their cats-- "45" and "Mimi"(aka "Mr. Mittens"). 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2000
    Education:
    The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Joseph Keeton, DVM

    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Joseph Keeton is a 2017 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in St. Kitts, West Indies. He completed his clinical year at Louisiana State University. His veterinary related interests include companion animals, exotics, and wildlife medicine.  He resides in the Minford area with his wife, Rebekka, and dog, Petri.
    Years in Practice:
    Feb 20, 2017
  • Ryan Powell, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 20, 2020
  • Megan Steinhauer, DVM

    Veterinarian
    Dr. Megan Steinhauer is a 2019 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She practiced in Waverly, Ohio prior to joining the Wheelersburg Animal Hospital team.  Being born and raised in southern Ohio, she currently resides in Piketon with her sweet pup, "Emmy", and spunky cat, "Peg".  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, designing wreaths and flower arrangements, bird watching, and reading.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2019
    Education:
    The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Reva Allen

    Practice Manager
     
    Reva joined the Wheelersburg Animal Hospital staff in June 2014, but has been working in the field of veterinary medicine for over 30 years.     Reva has six grandchildren---Tyler, Tristin, Blake, Alexandrea, Haylee and Charlie.  While Reva's interests include hiking, horseback riding, decorating, flower arranging, and Christian Apologetics, she loves  organization, Christmas, antiquing, and travel.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1991
    Education:
    Bachelor of Art degree, Morehead State University, May 1991
  • Amber Shaw

    Senior Veterinary Technician

    Amber has worked at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital since 2012.  She has an Associate of Arts degree from the University of North Florida.  Go Ospreys!!!  She lives in Lucasville with her two Pit bulls, a clumsy goober named "Red", and "Ethel", who may or may not actually be the one in charge.  She also has the distinct honor of being one of our clinic cat "Hagrid"s favorite people.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
    Education:
    University of North Florida
  • Ashli LaPointe

    Head Customer Service Representative

    Ashli has been with our staff since September of 2014.  Originally from New Hampshire, she now lives in Friendship, OH with her son, Mason.  She has 3 dogs ("Axel", "Gizmo", and "Annabelle") and a cat, "Maui".  Ashli's hobbies include hiking/backpacking, traveling, shopping, binge watching TV series, and spending time with her dogs.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Education:
    Equine Science, Ohio Universtiy
  • Levi Pullins

    Certified Veterinary Assistant

    Levi has been with Wheelersburg Animal Hospital since October of 2014.  He lives in Sciotoville, OH with his husband, Justin, and their 5 dogs ("Timber", "Atlas", "Sven", "Terra", and "Zeus").  In his free time, he enjoys hiking/backpacking, playing computer games, playing with his dogs, gardening, and traveling.

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2013
    Education:
    Animal Behavior College graduate January 2014
  • Justin Pullins

    Head Customer Service Representative

    Justin has been with Wheelersburg Animal Hospital since September of 2015.  He lives in Sciotoville, OH with his husband, Levi, and their 5 dogs ("Terra", "Timber", "Atlas", "Zeus", and "Sven").  In his free time, he enjoys hiking/backpacking, photography, playing/watching sports, gardening, and traveling.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2015
  • Bailey Pruitt

    Veterinary Technician

     My name is Bailey Michelle Pruitt, and I currently have three dogs, one cat, and one horse.  "Kringle" is a blonde Chihuahua, who is becoming an old grumpy man!  "Tobias", my big-eared, brunette, Chihuahua, thinks he's ready to enter a greyhound derby!  "Lyra" is my fluffy chocolate tipped cat with a mustache, who happens to be partially blind, and completely adorable. "Heartley" is my rambunctious Pit Bull, who may look intimidating, but is a super sweet boy.  "Pilgrim" is my horse, and he is a Tennessee Walker and best secret keeper!    Since my graduation from the Bradford School in 2016, I have been with Wheelersburg Animal Hospital for going on five years.  In that time, my love for animals has grown more every day, and I look forward to helping you and your animal meet their needs!
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2016
    Education:
    The Bradford School
  • Jamie Johnson

    Customer Service Representative

    Jamie joined the staff at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in July 2017.  Jamie lives in Wheelersburg with her husband, Heith, their four rambunctious boys-Gavin, Bradyn, Paxton and Rowan; dog- Remmi;  cats-Jeze and Sunny Nachos; as well as multiple rabbits and fish. Jamie and her family are very involved in their church, New Life Bible Church in Worthington, KY.  Jamie looks forward to what her future holds at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 29, 2017
  • Kimberly Breech

    Veterinary Assistant

    KimBerly resides in Rarden, Ohio and is the mother of two adult sons.  In her spare time, Kimberly likes kayaking, reading and watching old movies.  Kimberly has been with WAH since August 2017, and looks forward to many more years.
    Years in Practice:
    May 23, 2018
  • Karley McKenzie

    Receptionist

    Karl has worked with our hospital for nearly 6 years, first as a technician, and now as a receptionist.  She currently lives in South Shore, KY with her husband Andy and their little boy, Matthew.  She has 2 dogs ("Cookie" and "Luke") and 3 cats ("Lewis", "Kamia", and "Finn").  Her favorite time of year is Summer, and in her free time, she enjoys crafting, binge watching Netflix, and spending time with her son.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2012
  • Morgan Lahrmer

    Licensed Veterinary Technician

    Morgan is a graduate of the Vet Tech Institute at Bradford school, Columbus.  Morgan and her three cats, "Sammy", "Keke", and "Nimbus" currently reside in Oak Hill.  When not at work, Morgan loves playing video games, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Apr 04, 2019
  • Tonya Bradford

    Veterinary Assistant

    Tonya joined Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in April of 2019.  Tonya has over 15 years experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine as both a receptionist and assistant.  Having 8 cats, 2 dogs, quail, chickens, and a very large family, she's always on her toes!  Tonya currently resides in West Portsmouth where she was raised.  In her free time, she enjoys riding her Harley, and spending time with family.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2006
  • Kaycie Marshall

    Veterinary Technician

    Kay-cie joined Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in 2013.  She has over 20 years experience working with a variety of animals, from large animals to exotic.  Whether it's basic care, or emergency care, one of Kay-cie's unique abilities is being able to relate to clients with compassion and understanding.  A 2016 graduate of Marietta College with a  Bachelor's degree in Biology, and multiple Associate degrees,  Kay-cie plans to continue her education with Veterinary Medicine.  She resides in Lucasville, Ohio with her 2 dogs ("Nellie" and "T Rex"), cat ("Zeke"), 1 mini pig ("Middy"), and 2 horses ("Chocolate" and "Princess").  Kay-cie's motto is one of her favorite Abraham Lincoln quotes:  "I do the very best I know how--the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end." 

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2001
  • Melissa Carver

    Receptionist

    Melissa and her family live in Franklin Furnace, Ohio with their fur babies--3 Labs, a Red Healer, and 2 Chihuahuas.  Melissa loves learning, and is currently (2nd year) pursuing a degree in Psychology at the New England College. 

    Years in Practice:
    Nov 08, 2019
  • Carrie Mizenko

    Veterinary Assistant

    Carrie is a mother to three amazing boys.  She is also a fur mom to a Pomeranian named "Lil Man'.  Carrie is dedicated and passionate about saving animals.  She has worked in animal rescue for 2 years before joining the Wheelersburg Animal Hospital family.  Carrie is currently pursuing her degree in Veterinary Technology before applying for pre-med school to obtain her DVM license,.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 14, 2020
  • Katey Keith

    Veterinary Technician

    Katey joined Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in February 2021.  She has worked as a vet tech for the last 7 years.  Katey currently resides in Wheelersburg with her two human babies, Kolson, who is almost 4 and Kaizer, who will be 2 in the fall.  She also has 2 dogs (Star and Nova) 2 cats (Kelso and Hyde) and a bearded dragon.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her kids, hanging out with friends, or being lazy and binge watching Netflix.
    Years in Practice:
    May 12, 2021
  • Andrea Evans

    Receptionist

    Andy, a lifelong resident of Kentucky, resides in Worthington with David, her soulmate of 24 years (married 21),  their 3 amazing children--Tristin David, Alexandrea Mae, and Charlie Nicole (the baby), and fur babies--"Skye"  the Corso, and "Ruca" the black cat.

    Andrea is a HUGE fan of  University of Kentucky basketball, and  makes no apologizes for her love of the BIG BLUE NATION.  Andrea bleeds blue, and even the smallest mention of Christian Laettner will get you banned from her home, her heart, and her life!!

     
    Years in Practice:
    Sep 21, 2021
  • Grace Gibson

    Receptionist

    Grace joined Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in October of 2021. Grace has three children--Gavin, Axton, and Ruby, three dogs--"Hank", "Biscuit", and "Benny", and three cats "Banjo", Briggs", and "Melu".  In her free time Grace enjoys spending time with her kids, reading, cooking, enjoying the outdoors, hanging out with friends, and binge watching Netflix.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 30, 2021
  • Jessica Riddle

    Veterinary Technician

    Jessica is new to Wheelersburg Animal Hospital but has been in Veterinary Medicine for 2 years now.  Jessica had some schooling at Mountwest and plans to eventually return to school to continue her education in Veterinary Medicine.  Jessica enjoys her work, and loves working with animals on a daily basis.  Jessica if from South Point, Ohio where she currently resides with her 10 year old daughter, Braeleigh, their 3 dogs, 6 cats, and 1 potbelly pig.  Jessica also has a horse that stays on a farm nearby.  In her free time Jessica enjoys camping, anything outdoors, laying out by the pool and spending time with family...(also just being lazy and staying in bed all day).  Jessica can't wait to see what Wheelersburg Animal Hospital will bring to her future. 
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 11, 2022
  • Kristen Gray

    Veterinary Technician

    Kristen is fairly new to the team at Wheelersburg but has been a part of veterinary medicine for about 2 years.  Kristen enjoys being outdoors with her family; hiking, horseback riding and camping as well as reading and the occasional Netflix binge.  Kristen has always been passionate about animals and plans to further her education in veterinary medicine in the future.  Kristen is mom of three human babies as well as several fur babies.  Kristen is excited to be a part of the Wheelersburg team and for what the future holds.
    Years in Practice:
    Mar 11, 2022
  • Andrew Kennedy

    Vet Assistant

    Drew joined Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in May 2022.  Originally from St. Albans, WV, he is enrolled as a sophomore at Marshall University where he is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Cyber Forensics and Security.  A lifetime lover of dogs and animals of all species, Drew is excited for the opportunity to work with pets every day.  He has 1 dog, a Husky named "Dino Nuggie".  In his free time, he enjoys gaming with friends, eating, taking naps, hiking, and watching anime.
    Years in Practice:
    May 06, 2022
  • Kelly Grizzle

    Receptionist

    Kelly has been in veterinary medicine, her passion, for 20 years.  Kelly has 3 dogs ("Lois", "Hank", and "Chip"), 4 cats ("Violet", "D", "Alexa" and "Mr. Moon), and a tortoise named "Todd".  Kelly also has a teenage son, Gabriel, who is the proud parent of a hamster named "Cotton".  In Kelly's spare time she enjoys gardening, coffee, and Kpop.
    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 2002
    Education:
    Scence/The Ohio University
  • Shell Gierhart

    Veterinary Assistant

    Shell is new to Wheelersburg Animal Hospital and is currently enrolled in Ashworth College to get her license to become a Veterinary Technician.  Outside of work and school, Shell enjoys fishing, hunting, horseback riding and spending time with her husband, family, and fur babies.  After traveling for the past six years with her husband's work, they currently reside in Oak Hill with their five fur babies; "Toby" (dog), "Snowball" (cat), "Hitch", "Dixie", and "Appy" (horses).  Shell has a love and passion for animals and is excited for her future with Wheelersburg Animal Hospital.
    Years in Practice:
    Jul 22, 2022
  • Wendy Bauer-Knittel

    Technician

    Wendy discovered her passion working for animals here at Wheelersburg Animal Hospital in 1995 when she was a college student at SSU.  She enjoys all aspects of veterinary medicine including general care, surgery, and staff education.  Wendy is also very passionate about end of life care for pets as well as bereavement counseling for pet owners.  Wendy resides in Lucasville with her husband (Issac), two sons (Kolton and Kason), three dogs (Trudy, Boppy, Juliet), a cockatiel (Bitt), "Echo" the gecko, and numerous saltwater babies.  In addition to being a hygge enthusiast, she loves spending her free time around water, watching her sea horses, dining out, vacationing, visiting hippos at the zoo, camping, cooking, and most importantly, spending quality time with God, her family, and pets!  Wendy is so grateful for WAH being in her life, both then and now!

    Years in Practice:
    Jan 01, 1995
    Education:
    Shawnee State University Purdue Veterinary Technology Program
  • McKenzie Carver

    Receptionist

    McKenzie is new to Wheelersburg Animal Hospital.  She is currently enrolled at Marshall University, pursuing a degree in Communication Disorders.  McKenzie hopes to eventually become a Speech Language Pathologist.  Outside of school she loves hanging out with her friends and family.
    Years in Practice:
    Oct 12, 2022