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From a very young age, Dr. DeNuzio knew that becoming a veterinarian was her life’s calling. Growing up, she surrounded herself by animals at every opportunity, from horseback riding and raising pets of all sorts to working on a whale watch boat in high school. She received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Zoology from Michigan State University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After undergrad, filled with a strong desire to help others and live abroad, she joined the Peace Corps and spent a year and a half living and working in rural Uganda. She graduated from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine with a focus in small animal medicine, and was the sole recipient of the Excellence in Small Animal Emergency Medicine Award from her graduating class of 162 students.
She began her career working overnights at a 24-hour emergency hospital. The hours were long, but the experience was invaluable, exposing her to a huge variety of cases that quickly expanded her diagnostic and surgical skills, especially in regards to managing critically ill pets. After a year in emergency medicine, she transitioned to general practice. While her main professional interests include surgery, emergency medicine, and neurology, one of her favorite aspects about being a veterinarian is that it allows her to do a little bit of everything! She loves developing relationships with clients and educating pet owners by providing detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of what their pets are going through.
Dr. DeNuzio lives in northern Kentucky with her husband, their twin boys Gio and Luke, and two dogs - Kibo (the world’s most beautiful village mutt whom Dr. DeNuzio adopted while in Uganda) and Sonny the Schnoodle. She enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and DIY home projects (if she weren’t in love with veterinary medicine, she would aspire to be the next Joanna Gaines).
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Dr. Rita Kivircik
Dr. Kivircik received her undergraduate degree at State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She then pursued and received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2002. She has been with our sister practice, Kings Veterinary Hospital, as an associate veterinarian since October of 2009 and joined the Kingsgate family in 2019.
Like most veterinarians, working with animals is something Dr. Rita Kivircik has known she has always wanted to do. As a child, she read the entire series of James Herriot books multiple times, only to be surprised once the internet was invented to find out his name was actually James "Alf" Wright. She enjoys veterinary medicine because of the vast variety of different cases that arise. She has indulged in many different interests in veterinary medicine throughout the years, but is currently partial to internal medicine and behavior. Dr. Kivircik spends most of her continuing education focusing on learning new skills to complement her existing knowledge base, and has studied low stress handling techniques to improve her patients' experience. She continually brings new integrated information to the practice. Dr. Kivircik has even received her certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Clients love her thorough, well-thought-out explanations and her promptness. She is also extremely compassionate and talks each pet through their physical exam, and even the most nervous patients seem to respond to her calm and sweet approach. Dr. Kivircik identifies the most with one of our core values; personalized care. She believes that everyone has different circumstances but we all love our pets, and her goal is to work with her clients to formulate a treatment plan that is going to work for both the patient and owner.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, son, two dogs, and a cat. She is an avid Yankee fan and strives to visit all 30 major league ballparks.
Dr. Kelly Bowling
Dr. Kelly Bowling has always had an exceptional love for animals. At the age of three, she and her mother brought home their first pet, a kitten named Snoopy (and later renamed Pig) despite her father's refusal. She began caring for Snoopy by feeding him and dressing him in doll clothes and strapping him in her doll carriage. Eventually, (and as always) her father became attached to the kitten as well. Cats sure to do have an amazing way of "snooping" into our lives whether we resist or not! Years later, after Dr. Bowling lost her father at the age of 14, animals became an imperative source of comfort, companionship, and unconditional love. That is the time that she remembers dedicating her life to animals and giving back to them became her purpose.
She continued through the years seeking out ways to help animals. She aspired to be like Dian Fossey and Jane Goodall, realizing that their dedication and perseverance and love for their subjects would lead her to help animals in her own way, too. Dr. Bowling pursued a bachelor's degree and accepted a job as a veterinary assistant at a small practice after graduating. It wasn't long before she applied to veterinary school.
In addition to her desire to help animals and wanting to give back, Dr. Bowling also has a strong sense of empathy with their owners, knowing how important their pets are to them. She enjoys forming relationships with pets and their owners every day. They become our family members, and she believes it is her responsibility to help their owners keep them as healthy as possible and to guide them during times of illness. She sees appointments that range from wellness/preventative care visits to varieties of illnesses that require diagnostic testing and treatment and has a particular interest in dermatology and internal medicine. Dr. Bowling provides patients with personalized, high quality care, which includes showing immense integrated expertise by reaching out to colleagues and specialists when necessary. She states "I enjoy learning new things, and in the field of veterinary medicine, it seems we are continually gathering new information in order to diagnose, treat, and preserve the quality of life of our pets, which I find exciting, as well as rewarding."
Her family includes her wonderful husband Nick, his two older amazing daughters, Alex & Sam, and their youngest daughter Olivia. Their pets include Carly the dog, Joey the cat, and two Guinea pigs named Pickles & Liberty.
Dr. Beatriz (Bea) Woodall
Dr. Woodall graduated in 1991 from the Veterinary School at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Immediately after, she made her way to Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge to complete an Internship in Equine Internal Medicine and Surgery in 1993. She began to take a special interest in anesthesiology and small animal dentistry while working and training as a visiting professor in Anesthesiology at the University of Illinois from 1994 until 1996.
After stepping away from full-time veterinary work to raise and home school her two young children, Dr. Woodall eased back into the workforce at a small animal practice in Slidell, Louisiana. There she furthered her mastery of small animal dentistry while building up that part of the practice from an almost non-existent state to an integral part of the hospital’s holistic treatment of the pets’ health. After relocating to the South Lebanon area and the Kings School District in 2007, she soon joined a national veterinary hospital chain, where she started, owned, and operated her own practice until 2016. She remained at the same practice until 2019 when she decided to join her friend and colleague, Dr. LeCompte, and the rest of the team at Kingsgate Veterinary Hospital.
Dr. Woodall is known for her bubbly personality, compassion for pets, and for providing personalized care to all of our patients and parents. She has a passion for training veterinarians and technicians in surgery and dentistry, as evidenced by the fact that she is currently an Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology and Dentistry with the University of Cincinnati, where she educates veterinary technician students with hands-on dental labs.
Outside of her busy work life, Dr. Woodall enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years, Robbie, and adult children Daniel and Julia. The Woodall family also includes a geriatric 11 year-old Yorkie named Bella. She also enjoys hiking, traveling, bee-keeping, Lavender farming, yoga, and paddle boarding with her family and friends. In addition, she is faithful to Rivers Crossing Community Church where she has volunteered in the Children and Student ministries since 2008. Dr. Woodall never misses her early-morning Lifetime boot camp and tries her best to make one of the early Yoga classes at Hi Fi Yoga.
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Dr. Rici Galanie
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Chelsey is the assistant manager at Kingsgate Animal Hospital, and is a jack-of-all-trades, taking on tasks throughout the hospital including overseeing daily operations, providing excellent service for our clients at the front desk and on the phone, assisting the doctors with appointment and surgeries, and managing inventory. She absolutely love animals and strives every single day to give each patient the best care possible. She loves that every day is different and that she is always learning something new!
She has a two year old Beagle mix, who is very much spoiled. When not at work, Chelsey enjoys spending time with her dog, whether that's going for a walk at a park, or watching TV on the couch. She can't wait to meet all of your furbabies!
Julianne is our Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) here at Kingsgate Animal Hospital. She has over 3 years of experience in the veterinary field, and graduated from University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash. She performs many important tasks related to patient care, including assisting the doctors in surgery and procedures, monitoring anesthesia, performing dental cleanings, drawing blood samples, and administering treatments. She makes sure every patient gets the very best care possible!
Julianne has two dogs of her own, Isis and Snickers. She has also been engaged to her fiance', David, for two years. When she is not working at the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the Cincinnati Cyclones hockey team.
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Jess is Kingsgate Animal Hospital’s receptionist. You’ll find her smiling face at the front desk answering phones and helping out whomever she can! Her favorite part of the job is snuggling all the pets that come in, and she takes that task very seriously. Watch your step when you come in – Ro, Jess’ front desk friend, may be running around in her hamster ball!
When she’s not loving on the pets here, Jess spends her time at home with her two dogs, Baby Girl and Bella, and cat Martha. You’ll rarely find her without her daughter Ella. The two of them together give her husband Travis a lot to keep up with!