Our entire team is staffed with experienced, caring animal lovers, who treat your pet like family. Browse our staff profiles to learn about our team and experience.

Robert R. Brenneman, D.V.M.

Dr. Robert Brenneman is a proud graduate of the Ohio State University School of Veterinary Medicine. As the owner/director of Western Hills Animal Hospital, Dr, Brenneman brings over 30 years of experience to his practice and is proud to operate a personal, family-run business. His daily goal is to work with his clients to keep their pets healthy through regular preventive health care recommendations.

“Dr. Rob” has served as board member on the Ohio State School of Veterinary Medicine’s Alumni society as well as the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Assoc. He and his wife, Jo, are also members of the Irish Wolfhound Club of America and enjoy raising, showing and breeding their Irish wolfhounds.

Dr. Brenneman believes continuing education must be a daily effort to keep abreast of new treatment methods and current advances in veterinary medicine. In order to provide up-to-date medical care to his patients, Dr. B. participates in numerous seminars and classes, surpassing the annual requirements for continuing education on a yearly basis.


Jo Brenneman, Office Manager

Jo has been working alongside Rob for the past 17 years. They prefer their hospital to be run as a family business to keep the personal connection with all clients and their pets a priority. Jo received her Bachelor of Science degree from Miami U. of Ohio, then a Bachelor of Education degree from Nipissing U in Ontario, Canada. She has found the field of Veterinary Medicine and the management thereof, to be constantly changing and full of challenges to stay current.

The greatest reward by far, is being able to be there throughout an animal’s life and share the highs and lows, the joys and sorrows together with those owners who have become like family and friends. Our caring team truly desires to treat every animal as if it were their own.

When not at the hospital, Jo and Rob are home loving on their Irish Wolfhounds which own them completely.


Jan Grammer, RVT

Jan’s interest in caring for animals began at an early age, working alongside her father, a large and small animal Veterinarian at his practice in Missouri. Jan graduated from Jefferson College with an Associates Degree in Applied Science in 1982 and began her career as a RVT in the state of Missouri.

Jan and her husband, Scott, both enjoy their three dogs and four feline “kids” and can often be found on the weekends attending dog shows with their Cocker Spaniels. Jan’s love for all the pets’ seen at WHAH is evident in her attentive care and thoughtful attitude towards all.

We have been very happy to have Jan on our medical team since the Summer of 2011.


Cathy Pahner, Client Care

Cathy is a “Westside” native, and a graduate of Oak Hills High School. Being a positive,detail oriented person with much experience in client care, Cathy’s fit at the front desk has been very natural and seamless since her introduction to our team in March of 2013.

Cathy has been married to her husband Dave for almost 25 years. Their family includes two children, Casey and Emily, and two dogs, Loko and Biscuit. Cathy enjoys meeting all the new clients and their pets. “Everyday is different and I’m always learning something new.”


Kiki Skorogod, Client Care

Kiki has been involved with the Anatolian Shephard Rescue and the Great Pyrenees Rescue for over 15 years. She lives on the Westside of Cincinnati with her husband, Mike, and their many “fur children “. When she is not helping dogs in need, Kiki enjoys reading and working with polymer clay. What Kiki enjoys most about working in the veterinary medical field is that everyday is different and brings new learning experiences. We appreciate her bubbly personality and the attention to detail she gives to our clients every day.


Kaitlin Devoto, Veterinary Assistant

Kaitlin brings a devotion and love for all animals to her work here at Western Hills Animal Hospital. Her dedication is evident in her foster care for special needs dogs with Louis Legacy, a rescue here in Cincinnati. In the long-term, Kaitlin is pursuing a Veterinary degree. For the time being, she commutes to Miami U. for her undergraduate degree which enables her to continue her work here at our hospital and with the rescue. We are so glad she does!


Amber Shelton, Veterinary Assistant

New to the field of veterinary medicine, Amber joined our team in Sept of 2016 and has never looked back. Amber has always had pets of her own and currently shares her home with her beagle Hudson and cat Lilly. We appreciate her amazing skill of learning anything and everything very quickly and always with a heartwarming smile and caring spirit. In her free time Amber sketches and reads. She has been a westsider for life and enjoys living in Cincinnati.