Dr. Jeremy Kiene grew up in Broomfield, Colorado, and graduated with a DVM from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2021. He has always loved animals, but came to veterinary medicine after seven years spent as a professor of Renaissance literature. He earned a BA in English and History from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and, after completing his Ph.D in English at the University of Notre Dame, he taught 16th-17th century poetry and drama, first at a small liberal arts college in Maryland and then at a large public research university in Southern California. He was inspired to switch careers in part by the experience of losing his beloved cat, Marlowe, to cancer. He has a special fondness for treating geriatric cats and dogs, as well as interests in internal medicine, oncology, pain management, preventive care, and the human-animal bond. After graduating from Colorado State, he moved to Columbus with his partner Ally, who is a veterinary clinical pathology resident at The Ohio State University. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and camping, visiting art museums and craft breweries, reading, watching English Premier League soccer (go Spurs!), hockey (go Avs!), and football (go Broncos!), and spending time with Ally and their assorted pets, including a friendly cat named Lucretia, a horse named Owi, a very sensitive boxer-mix named Homer, and three energetic Siberian huskies, Jayne, Sochi, and Maya. He is very excited to be joining the amazing team at Westerville Veterinary Clinic!