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Our Veterinary Team

Meet Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center’s veterinary team below!

Your Caring Neighborhood Vet In Cincinnati

At Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center, our goal is to get to know you and your pet and build a lasting relationship so they can receive consistent and outstanding care for life.

Dr. Charlie Faircloth, Medical Director

Dr. Faircloth is a veterinarian passionate about the routine and emergency care of companion animal pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, and guinea pigs). He is a 2015 graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, where he graduated with honors. He worked in San Antonio, Texas, at a 24-hour emergency hospital until he and his wife (who is also a veterinarian) had their 2 children, Millie and Macen. After Millie was born, the Faircloth family decided to move closer to his hometown in Northern Kentucky, and Dr. Faircloth has been practicing in Amelia, OH, since then. He is well known as a kind-hearted, friendly guy who will go above and beyond to give his patients the proper care they deserve. In addition to his 2 children, the Faircloth’s are proud of their 5 furry canine friends – Jackson, Jada, Calvin, Jake, and Carib. He enjoys jogging and playing sports and has been known to play drums and sing in a band from time to time!

Dr. Dan Meakin, Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Dan grew up in Mt. Lookout and began his lifetime commitment to animals at a very young age. He started his collection of exotic pets at the age of 9 with reptiles (boas, iguanas, and various local species), ferrets, rabbits, and normal dogs and cats. He was a junior zoologist at the Cincinnati Zoo during his early teens, and while most teenagers were getting into trouble, he was attending rounds at the zoo and hanging with an elite group of future zoologists and educators.

Dr. Dan graduated from St. Xavier high school, where he gave mini-courses on reptiles and frequently entertained his classmates with various exotic animals he would bring to the biology classroom. His yearbook picture has him holding a 3-foot alligator. During high school, he worked at a reptile dealer called Reptile World, where he held cobras and handled various venomous pit vipers. During his junior and senior years, he worked at Montgomery Animal Hospital as a vet assistant.

Dr. Dan went to college at the University of Notre Dame and studied biology. He smuggled an 8-foot boa into his dorm room and had an aquarium with aquatic turtles. After college, he attended veterinary school at The Ohio State University, where he graduated with Dr. Linda in 1989. Dr. Dan completed a 1-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at West la veterinary medical group before returning to Cincinnati in 1990. After 2 years of working with Dr. Dill at Cherry Grove Animal Hospital, Dr. Dan opened Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center in Amelia in 1992 with his wife, Dr. Linda. 29 years and 5 children later, Dr. Dan has settled into his new role as medical director of Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center. Besides exotic pet care, his interests include orthopedics, ophthalmology, and oncology.

Desiree, Practice Manager

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Erin, Vet Technician

Erin has been with Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center for the past 7 years. She started working in the kennel and has worked herself up to be one of the best assistants that we have. She has always had a passion for helping animals. She currently has 6 dogs and a new baby boy, so she is busy. In her spare time, she loves to go hiking with her fiance, her dogs, and her baby.

Lauren, Vet Tech Assistant

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Kelly, Vet Tech Assistant

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Trisha, Customer Service Representative

Trisha has been a part of the veterinary profession since 2013, when she started here at Cincinnati Veterinary Surgical and Wellness Center. Her passion and love for animals is what sparked her interest in veterinary medicine. She has 3 dogs of her own, a Pit Bull and 2 Pomeranians that keep her busy. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys tending to her garden, where she watches the hummingbirds.