Dr. Ryan Olexia
Dr. 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 and their two children. They share their home with Chloe, a Yorkie, Juney a Kentucky brown dog 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. Dr. Kellner 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!
Dr. Molly Kellner
Dr. Kellner grew up in Northern Kentucky and developed a love for animals at a young age. She attended Notre Dame Academy and then went on to earn a biology degree from the University of Dayton. She received her DVM from the Ohio State University in 2005.
Following graduation, she practiced small animal medicine in Annapolis, Maryland for 6 years.
In 2012 she and her family moved back to Kentucky and she has since been practicing in the Cincinnati area.
Dr. Kellner is very excited to be joining her husband at the Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center to help grow the practice together.
She enjoys all aspects of small animal medicine including internal medicine, dentistry and surgery, but especially strives to make each pet’s visit as stress free and fear free as possible.
In addition to seeing dogs and cats, Dr. Kellner is also knowledgeable in the care of rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, and other small pocket pets. She and her husband share their home with two children, two dogs, two cats, and a guinea pig.
In her free time, Dr. Kellner enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, hiking and spending any time outdoors.
Dr. Tracey Wood
Dr. Wood is a native of Northern KY who graduated from Notre Dame Academy and went on to fulfill her undergraduate requirements at the University of Kentucky. She graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994. After graduation she returned to Northern KY and began her practice career. She has practiced small animal medicine locally for the last 26 years. Her passion is developing strong bonds with her patients and clients and supporting them through the many years of their fur baby’s lives. She enjoys General and Internal Medicine and helping clients find solutions that work for their lives.
Dr. Wood resides in Covington, KY with her husband Joe and they together have 6 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She also has Jagger (Golden Retriever mix), Rikki (Havanese), and Jack (an orange tabby cat).
She enjoys traveling, walking, bicycling, reading, and cooking for family and friends.
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.
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!
Michelle 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!
Amanda was born and raised in Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America. She has always had a love for animals and had many different pets growing up. Amanda studied Psychology at Cedarville University, where she received her Bachelors degree. Working at the Eden Animal Experience at the Creation Museum has continued to push her passion for animals. Not only has she been working at the Eden Animal Experience since 2016 part time, but she also did an internship at Wild Hearts African Farm and Petting Zoo where she got to work with birds of prey, maras, and other exotic animals.
If working with animals all day wasn’t enough, Amanda and her husband currently live with 7 cats, 1 dog, 1 snake, and 2 fish. Her hobbies consist of Doctor Who, animals, art, ceramics, and playing soccer.
Amanda and her family currently reside in Northern Kentucky and is very excited to be apart of the Fort Mitchell Veterinary Center team.