Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 9.38.04 PMDr. Ryan Olexia grew up in Weirton, WV, a steel town just outside of Pittsburgh, PA. He graduated from West Virginia University in 2001 with a degree in Animal and Veterinary Science. He attended veterinary school at the Ohio State University and achieved his DVM in 2005.

Immediately following graduation Dr. Olexia began service as a veterinarian in the US Army. Initially he provided veterinary services at Andrews Air Force Base then deployed to Egypt and Israel for 1 year as part of an international peace keeping force.

After separating from the Army in 2008 he practiced in Annapolis, MD. In April 2012 he relocated to the Cincinnati area and continued to practice small animal medicine.

Dr. Olexia lives in Park Hills with his wife Molly, who is also a veterinarian, and their two children. They share their home with Max, a “West Virginia squirrel dog”, Chloe, a Yorkie, and 2 cats, Rudy and Penelope.

It has been Dr. Olexia’s life’s dream to own a veterinary practice to provide the type of care he believes that pets and owners deserve. Molly, Dr. Olexia’s wife, grew up in Crestview Hills and decided long ago that Northern Kentucky was where she wanted to raise her family. During many visits to Northern Kentucky, Dr. Olexia fell in love with the community and after his military service the family came home to pursue the goal of practice ownership.

When not occupied with Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center or his children, Dr. Olexia enjoys biking, running, nature, reading history books and watching sports (primarily the West Virginia Mountaineers).

If you see any of the Olexia family out in the community please introduce yourself, get to know us, and make us your other family doctor!


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Jackie grew up in Lakeside Park, Ky., where she still lives today. She loves all types of animals, sine she grew up with just about everything. With her love for animals, Jackie has worked with them her entire live. She managed Pets-Such for 15 yrs while working in veterinary medicine for over 25 yrs.

Her rescue dogs, Bud a Boston terrier, Newt a chihuahua mix, and Angie an Australian shepherd, live with her along with her kitties. Jackie loves relaxing, when time allows, in her backyard watching her dogs play and feeding her fish in the pond.

Jackie is very excited to be working with Dr. Olexia.


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Sharon is a founding member of our practice and will be the face and voice of the practice while managing the front desk. She will act as our primary Receptionist but also has the skills to fill in with any capacity we need her.

She was born and raised in Northern Kentucky. Growing up she spent a lot of time on her grandparents farm, where her passion for animals began. She believes that ALL animals are special and deserve to be treated with compassion.

She spent many years in the transportation industry before deciding to follow her life’s dream of working with animals. She has worked in many aspects of animal care: kennel management, receptionist, veterinary/technician assistant, and has done some grooming and dog training.

She resides in Fort Thomas with her family. She shares her home with many furry family members: Bailey, a German Shepherd-Beagle mix, Lola, a Basset Hound-Lab mix, Leyla, a shih Tzu-terrier mix, and her kitty Angel.

In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading, spending time with family and watching sports – Go Bengals! Go Cowboys!


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Michele is a Cincinnati native, and joined the Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center team in 2016. Since early childhood, she has always felt a deep connection to animals and an appreciation for all creatures around her. She studied Biology/Ecology at Purdue University, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree.

After working several years for a major pharmaceutical corporation in North Chicago, she realized that “something was missing.” She followed her heart to the Bel-Rea Institute in Denver, CO, where she obtained her degree in Veterinary Technology. Michele has now been a registered Veterinary Technician for over 15 years, and knows she has found her true calling: working to improve the lives of companion animals and their parents.

Through the course of her career, she has worked as a nurse in busy small animal day practices, as an Emergency/Critical Care nurse in a busy multi-specialist Referral Center, as a Laboratory Technician in a (Veterinary) Reference Laboratory, and most recently as the Hospital Administrator of a busy small animal practice.

Michele is married with two active young boys, and one beautiful 6 year-old female Pit Bull mix. In her free time, she enjoys getting her hands dirty in the vegetable garden, baking, hiking, camping, and all activities outdoors.

She and her family now reside in Northern Kentucky, and Michele is very excited to be a part of the Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center team! She looks forward to meeting all of our loyal pets and their devoted parents!


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Anna Claire grew up in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Anna Claire graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Animal Science. She now plans to go to Veterinary Technician School to become a registered Veterinarian technician. Anna Claire knows working with animals is her true calling and passion.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, Crossfit, and hiking with her Fiancé and four legged best friend, Mazzy. She rescued Mazzy summer of 2015 while working as an intern at the Animal Care Sanctuary.

Anna Claire has been a Veterinary Assistant at the Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center since June of 2017. She has loved this practice and everyone has welcomed her with open arms. She looks forward to meeting your four-legged family members!