Dr. Jeff Grady, DVM
Dr. Ashley Barnett, DVM
I have wanted to be a veterinarian since my mother defined the word as "dog doctor" when I was 6 years old. Since high school, I have volunteered and worked as a technician in several veterinary clinics near Florence KY, where I grew up. I was a dog groomer while attending Thomas More College, where I received my bachelor's degree in biology and associate's degree in chemistry. I also worked for a summer at the Cincinnati Zoo. I attended veterinary school at Auburn University, and joined the Grady Veterinary Hospital family in 2016. I have special interests in emergency medicine and soft tissue surgery.
I currently live in Florence with my boyfriend Kevin and two feline fur babies, Koda and Beau. We enjoy camping, hiking, kayaking, reading, and traveling in our spare time.
Dr. Chris Black, DVM
From a young age, I cultivated a passion for helping animals. I was raised in Hershey, PA and began my career in the veterinary profession as a veterinary assistant at a local small animal hospital. After high school, I attended Lebanon Valley College where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
I am a graduate of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. My special interests in veterinary medicine include dermatology, neurology, and internal medicine.
I have one pet at home, a very spoiled and lazy kitty named Daisy. When I’m not working, I enjoy exercising and running along the Ohio River. I also like exploring all of the restaurants Cincinnati has to offer. I follow the Washington Capitals and all Ohio State University sports teams.
Dr. Jessica Brownfield, DVM
Dr. Britt DeNuzio, DVM
From a very young age, I knew that becoming a veterinarian was my life’s calling. Growing up, I surrounded myself by animals at every opportunity, from horseback riding and raising pets of all sorts to working on a whale watch boat in high school. I attended Michigan State University where I studied Animal Science and Zoology. After college, filled with a strong desire to help others and live abroad, I joined the Peace Corps and spent a year and a half in rural Uganda. I am a graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. My interests include emergency medicine, surgery, neurology, and internal medicine.
My husband and I live in northern Kentucky with our two dogs, Kibo (who I adopted while in Uganda) and Sonny. I enjoy traveling, photography, reading, trying new restaurants, and DIY home projects.
Dr. Lauren Jurgens, DVM
Both of my parents are in the dental profession, so I knew from a young age that I wanted to do something in the medical field. I decided I wanted to become a veterinarian when I was 9, fueled by my ever-growing love for animals. I started working as a kennel assistant when I was 15, and through the years held several different jobs involving animals; one summer I even worked as a zookeeper because I thought I might want to go into zoo medicine.
I graduated from Wheaton College, near Chicago, where I was on the varsity swim team, and moved to Ohio for the first time to attend The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. My special interests include emergency medicine, surgery, dentistry, and behavior.
Some of my hobbies include swimming, running, rock climbing, hiking, reading, and going to concerts. I also love trying out new restaurants and occasionally try my hand at baking. I have a black lab mix named Jasmine, who I adopted after fostering her through a shelter program, and a cat, Khali, also a rescue. I’m new to the area and am excited to explore Cincinnati and find out all the great things it has to offer.
Dr. Mike Manheim, DVM
I have been a veterinarian for 33 years.
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with an AA degree in 1978, a BS degree in 1979 and from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.
Following graduation from veterinary school I assumed a director role in the outpatient services area at the Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital in the Bond Hill area of Cincinnati.
After a 16 year clinical practice career at Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital, I accepted a job with Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis in August of 2000 working as a technical support veterinarian. In this role I had the opportunity to travel the country delivering lectures, conducting training programs and providing educational programs to small animals veterinarians.
I retired from Zoetis in July of 2016 following a 16 year career and assumed a role at the Grady Veterinary Hospital in the summer of 2017. My areas of special interest are infectious disease prevention and treatment and internal medicine.
I am an avid gardener and enjoy all types of water sports (kayaking, boating, fishing). I also enjoy getting away with my wife of 20 years, Judy, to camp, hike, and backpack, particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains.