Dr. Lauren Dell
I grew up in rural Poolesville, Maryland with cats, dogs, and horses. I studied Biology at The College of William & Mary and earned my doctorate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Va Tech. I spent the first eight years of my career in Virginia, primarily working with dogs and cats and developing interests in nutrition, behavior, and geriatrics. I also learned feral cat Medicine and served as Medical Director for Meower Power, a feral cat management group.
My family and I moved to Johnson City, TN for 3 years, where I continued small animal practice with a significant amount of shelter medicine. We came to Hebron in 2008 when my husband Kevin, an internist, joined the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Our two daughters are currently at Conner Middle School.
After 18 years in practice I have decided to distil everything I have learned from my prior positions to shape a practice devoted to cats.
Elinor Kelnhofer, LVT
Mrs. Kelnhofer grew up all over the world as an Air Force brat. Her family finally settled down in the Boston area. She earned an Associate’s degree in Animal Care from Becker College in Leicester, Massachusetts. She then earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While her husband was working on his doctoral degree she worked as a Veterinary Technician in the Milwaukee area, including several years in Emergency Veterinary medicine.
She credits her mentor Angel at that job with shaping her future career path. Elinor and her husband Robert moved to the Tri-State area in 1999. She is very proud of her daughter Laurel who recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is also very fond of her two younger two children, Jeremy, who is in Engineering at Purdue University, and Elizabeth (Lizzie), who is following her dream of going into Social Work.
In her spare time Elinor enjoys cross stitching, hanging out with her blind dog, Ladybug, her original Garfield, and her other furry friends, and getting dragged to fish auctions by her husband.
I grew up here in NKY. I wanted to be a veterinarian since I learn to talk, but when I got to high school I decided vet tech would be a better fit. I am currently enrolled in school to become a licensed Veterinary Technician and I love every minute of it. I grew up with cats and dogs, but this is my first animal job. I have 3 fur babies, including Trippy, who frequently comes to play at the office. I am so excited to be working at the Cat Vet of Hebron and I look forward to meeting you and caring for your kitty!
Hi, I’m Julie! I just moved to Cincinnati in November 2016 from Baton Rouge, LA, where I was a zoo keeper and zoo educator for the past 4 years. I love animals of all types and my passion is for conservation. I am also a zoo educator and volunteer at the Cincinnati Zoo. I enjoy working at TCVOH because it is a calm, soothing environment for our feline friends and I look forward to meeting new clients and patients every day. I split my time in the office between the front desk and patient care as a veterinary assistant.
Sara studied veterinary technology at University of Cincinnati and graduated in 2015. She is studying towards specialty certification in feline practice, a new national program for technicians. She shares her home with several dogs and cats. In addition to her part-time position with us, she works in a dog and cat hospital in Ohio.