Morgan Bernal, DVM
Dr. Bernal is a Southern Indiana native but has lived all over the country due to her time in the Army. She was Captain Morgan, y’all! Dr. Bernal attended Bellarmine University for undergrad and graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. Her favorite place to live was Washington State because the mountains and volcanoes are beautiful. She currently has 2 human children, a husband and 12 (yes, you read that correctly) dogs. Dr. Bernal still love the mountains and tries to escape as much as possible. She adores helping pets and connecting with their people.
After military medicine, Dr. Bernal practiced in general practice from 2016 until 2023. She loves urgent care/ER and soft tissue surgery. “I’m so excited to join the GCVS team!”
Joseph M. Bruner, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Joseph Bruner is a 1992 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he was inducted into the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bruner practiced general small animal medicine for two years before completing an internship in small animal medicine at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. He then completed a three-year residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bruner has been a board-certified Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialist since 1999.
A full-time clinician who integrates state of the art research and technology with compassionate care, Dr. Bruner is an enthusiastic and sought-after lecturer at the local, state, and national levels who enjoys sharing information with others. Dr. Bruner has also published several textbook chapters and articles, but his favorite part of veterinary medicine is working with and educating pet owners and colleagues as they identify and resolve challenging medical issues.
Stephanie R. Bruner, DVM, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Dr. Stephanie Bruner is a 1991 graduate of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine where she was honored with the Upjohn Award for Proficiency in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery and inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and the Phi Zeta Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Bruner practiced general small animal medicine for four years before returning to Purdue University to complete one year as a Visiting Scholar and a three-year residency in Comparative Dermatology. Dr. Bruner has been a board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist since 1999.
A full-time clinician who enjoys teaching and mentoring pre-veterinary and veterinary medical students, Dr. Bruner has published more than fifteen medical textbook chapters and journal articles. She has presented numerous lectures at the local, state, and national levels, but her favorite interactions are the conversations she has with pet owners as they collaborate to create customized treatment programs for their special pets.
Susan Hodge, DVM, DACVS-SA
Dr. Susan Hodge spent most of her childhood romping and tumbling amidst the snow and leaves in the Midwest. After several moves as a child, the family settled in Columbus, Ohio. She is a graduate of the Linworth Experiential Program in Worthington, Ohio, where she graduated as a Valedictorian. She left her home in Ohio to brave the cold in the Twin Cities of Minnesota due to a scholarship in gymnastics to pursue her undergraduate studies. During a successful collegiate athletic career, she completed a degree in Science in Agriculture with an Animal Science emphasis through the College of Agriculture at The University of Minnesota. Her passion for animals only grew during this education which drew her back to Columbus, Ohio to pursue a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University.
After completion of her DVM at Ohio State, she stayed in Columbus and worked as a general practitioner for 3 years. Realizing her passion for surgery, she left the comforts of home and spent time in Michigan and Indiana in pursuit of a surgical residency. Upon completion of her surgical residency at Michigan Veterinary Specialists in Detroit, Michigan, Dr. Hodge returned to Ohio and has spent the last 14 years in Cincinnati. Although it took a couple of years for her to find Greater Cincinnati Veterinary Specialists, she has been here for nearly 12 years.
Dr. Hodge has a knack for connecting well with her patients and clients. She strives to give both the pets and their owners the best possible experience. She feels that educating owners about their pet’s condition will provide them with the best means to care for them after surgery. Dr. Hodge feels that it is most rewarding to see just how much better our pets can live when they are not in pain and can return to as normal a life as possible. Although there has not been much time for outside activities, she enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies with her husband.
Jen Campbell, DVM
Dr. Campbell graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2019 with a bachelor’s in agriculture. She then graduated from Lincoln Memorial University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2023. Born and raised in Grant’s Lick, she enjoys reading, games, and working on her family’s farm.
Katie Hogan, DVM, Emergency Medical Director
Dr. Katie Hogan grew up in Frankfort, KY, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in agriculture from Murray State University before moving south for veterinary school. She graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2016. After graduation, Dr Hogan moved to the Northern Kentucky area to be closer to family and has worked in the Cincinnati area ever since. Dr. Hogan joined GCVS as a full-time ER doctor and Medical Director of the Emergency Department in December 2023. Dr. Hogan loves seeing canine, feline, and small mammal patients. Her favorite emergency surgeries are laceration repairs, but she enjoys all aspects of emergency practice.
In her free time, Dr Hogan and her spouse live on 10 acres in Northern Kentucky where they have farm animals and attempt to grow a garden each spring. Together they have 3 dogs, 2 cats, 2 horses, 5 goats, and a large flock of chickens. Dr Hogan also enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, camping, hiking, and spending time outdoors. She is excited to support the community with exceptional emergency veterinary care at GCVS!