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Welcome to Veterinary Medical Center
Your Veterinarian in Northern Kentucky

Pet Emergency? Call us right away at 859-356-2242 (Independence) or 859-442-4420 (Fort Thomas)!

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If you live in the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati and need a trusted veterinarian to care for your pets – look no further.  Dr Kristi Baker and Dr Kelly Gersch are licensed veterinarians in Kentucky and Ohio.  Your pets’ health and wellbeing are very important to us, and we take every possible measure to give your animals the care they deserve.

Veterinary Medical Centers are full-service animal hospitals and welcome both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, soft tissue surgery, and dental care.  Dr. Kristi Baker and Dr Kelly Gersch have years of experience treating serious medical conditions, completing soft tissue surgery, performing oral health assesments and caring for mental wellness. Beyond first-rate pet care, we make our clinic comfortable, kid-friendly, and calm, so your pet can relax in the waiting room and look forward to meeting our veterinarians.

We are happy to offer a number of resources that enable you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Please feel free to browse our site, particularly the informational articles. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention, so becoming knowledgeable about preventative pet care is essential to the ongoing success of your animal’s health. If you have any questions, call or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Independence and Fort Thomas veterinary offices are very easy to get to -- just check out the maps below! We also welcome you to subscribe to our newsletter, which is created especially for Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati pet owners.

At  Veterinary Medical Centers, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Kristi Baker, Owner

Dr. Kelly Gersch, Associate

Serving Fort Thomas and Independence 

Testimonials

  • "Dr. Baker has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years."
    John D. / Covington, KY

Office Hours

Independence

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

Only for medication pick ups and scheduling

Sunday:

Closed

Veterinary Medical Center of Fort Thomas

Monday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-6:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-8:00 pm

Saturday:

Only for medication pick ups and scheduling

Sunday:

Closed

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