Our personnel strive to maintain the highest of standards of our profession.
We have approximately 20 employees including three Veterinarians, three Registered Veterinary Technicians and a staff of well-trained Receptionists and animal handlers, all dedicated to providing quality, compassionate care for you and your pets.
In addition, all doctors and employees receive continuing education to keep current with all of the advancements in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Steven Sawdai
Dr. Sawdai graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. He grew up in Forest Park and started working at Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital while in middle school. He met Wendy, his future wife, who was also working at Mt Pleasant and attending Ohio State. Dr. Sawdai and Dr. Wendy married while in Veterinary School. Twenty-six years later they have a daughter, Lizzie, graduating high school and attending OSU in the fall. Their younger child, Daniel, will be a freshman at Talawanda High School next year. Dr. Sawdai enjoys running and ice hockey and spending time with his family.
Dr. Wendy Sawdai
Dr. Wendy graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1995. She grew up in Ross, Ohio, and worked at Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital during high school and college. Upon graduation, she practiced at a small animal hospital in Hamilton and a mixed animal practice (working on horses, alpacas, and other farm pets) in Shandon, Ohio. Wendy took the next 14 years off to raise a family and joined Mt Pleasant in the summer of 2016. Her furry family includes dogs, cats, and horses. Dr. Wendy enjoys working out at Sampson’s Gym and teaching Sunday school at church. She thoroughly enjoyed the years spent raising a family before returning to practice.
Dr. Brady Hall
Dr. Hall has been with Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital since his graduation from The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Originally from North College Hill/College Hill, Dr. Hall attended St. Xavier H.S. and Xavier University before pursuing his veterinary degree. Dr. Hall has a special interest in diagnostic imaging/ultrasound, but enjoys the variety of cases that general practice provides. When not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Teresa), son (Gabriel) and their two dogs (Charleston and Keegan). In his free time, Dr. Hall enjoys working in the yard and garden, caring for his aquariums, and playing piano or guitar.
Dr. Mollie Burwinkel
Dr. Mollie Burwinkel is a 2019 graduate of the The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and is beginning her career at Mt. Pleasant, although she has worked at our hospital as an assistant since she was in high school. Dr. Burwinkel grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Shandon, Ohio and attended Ross High School. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree at The University of Findlay before going to vet school. Dr. Burwinkel has a special interest in behavior medicine and low-stress handling methods. In her free time, Dr. B enjoys drawing, running, camping, and spending time with her dog, cat, horses, and cows.
Danielle – Registered Veterinary Technician / Office Manager
Danielle graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science and from Columbus State with an Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has been with Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital since 2015. Danielle is a lifelong animal lover with 5 pets of her own: 3 rescue cats (Simba, Hershel, and Avery) and 2 dogs (Monte and Harley). She enjoys spending time with her family and working out at a local cross-fit gym.
Diane – Registered Veterinary Technician
Diane graduated from U.C.’s Veterinary Technician program in 1979 and has worked for Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital for over 25 years. After graduation, she worked in medical research – first at Children’s Hospital and then at U.C.’s College of Pharmacy for 12 years. At one time, she showed dogs – cocker spaniels and then golden retrievers with hopes to breed them. Unfortunately, that dream has been on hold while she raised three children. When she chose this career, Diane’s intention was always to work with pets and their families. Mt Pleasant has allowed her to use her skills and experience to the fullest. She currently has a cocker spaniel named Charlie and two cats, Tabitha and Pyewacket.
Rose – Registered Veterinary Technician
Rose graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2010 and has been with Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital since 2012. Rose developed a love of animals growing up on her family farm near Millville. Currently, Rose has 2 horses, Joker and Jasper, and a yellow lab named Oaklee. Rose enjoys spending time with her husband and family doing outdoor activities.
Leah – Registered Veterinary Technician
Leah Graduated from Brown Mackie in 2010 with an associates degree in Applied Science. She later went on to get her RVT license. She is very passionate about helping as many animals as possible. She has a husband of 15 years, a daughter, two step sons and two dogs.She loves to travel and spend time with friends,family and her fur babies.
Sarah – Registered Veterinary Technician
Sarah graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s Vet Tech program in 2017. She developed her love for animals, playing with her neighbor’s golden retriever. Later, she received her 1st dog for Christmas in (’99) Max a miniature Schnauzer and has had a soft spot for schnauzers ever since. Now, she has a new schnauzer pup, Atticus. He keeps her on her toes & loves playing with squeakers. In her spare time, Sarah spends time with family & friends. Her hobbies are reading and doing puzzles.
Teresa – Receptionist
Teresa has been a receptionist at Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital since 1988. She has a true passion for her job and enjoys interacting with all of the cats and dogs on a daily basis. She has 3 children and 9 beautiful grandchildren, including two sets of twins. She has 2 rescue kitties, Cora and Olive, which she loves dearly. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, working in her yard, traveling and reading.
Linda – Receptionist
Linda has been a part-time receptionist Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital since 1998 where she enjoys working with animals and clients alike. She has always had a passion for cats. She enjoys spending time with her husband, three children, and 5 grandchildren.
Jillian – Receptionist
Jillian has been with Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital since 2013. She is a very reliable and outgoing person who loves working with both animals and people. She has been in the veterinary field for 7 years. She began her career in the veterinary field because of her passion for helping animals. She currently works full-time at the front desk and enjoys time at home as a mother to her 2 daughters. She also has a crazy yellow lab puppy named Hope.
Nikki – Receptionist
Nikki has been working in the vet field since she was 15 years old. She started off in a kennel when she was younger and is now is working at Mt. Pleasant as a receptionist. She has three amazing daughters that attend Cincinnati Christian Schools. She also has 5 dogs (2 golden doodles and 3 rescue lab mixes)! Her and her better half love spending time with their girls and fur babies!
Olivia C. – Receptionist
Olivia is a receptionist at our hospital and enjoys competing in rodeo with her horses in her free time. Her favorite things to do are tending to her farm life at home with her boyfriend and hanging out for her fur babies. She has 4 dogs : 2 Border Collies, one German Shepherd and one Golden Bernese Mountain dog. She is currently putting herself through Veterinary Technician school.
Dawn – Receptionist
Dawn joined our team in the fall of 2019. She has been in the field for a little over a year and a half. Her strong love of animals began at a young age. To date she has 11 cats, 4 dogs, 2 Gecko’s and a turtle. Most of her animals are from working in the field. Dawn is a mother of 5 and has 24 years of marriage under her belt.
Suzanne – Receptionist
Suzanne has been interested in animals and veterinary medicine all her life. She attended the Cincinnati Zoo Academy for her final years of High School and began working as a Veterinary Assistant shortly after High School. When she wasn’t working directly in the veterinary field she volunteered at animal shelters in the cities that she lived in, including Des Moines, IA and Columbus, OH. She moved back to Cincinnati in 2019 to be closer to her human family. She currently has 2 fur babies, a Pomeranian named Hank and an American Eskimo named Blanca.
Lisa – Receptionist
Lisa rejoined the Mt. Pleasant Animal Hospital team in 2019. She came from a banking background. Her love of animals and helping others has brought her here. She is a wife, mother of 2 and grandmother of 3. In her spare time she loves the quality time spent with family and friends.
Debby – Surgical Assistant/ Veterinary Assistant
Debby started with Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital in 1971 and has been a full-time employee for the past 25 years. She is currently the surgical assistant. She loves working with animals. Debby has a large 4 legged family at home. She has Labs, Corgis, Chihuahuas, Jack Russell mixes and Dachshund mixes. Debby has 3 grown children and 1 granddaughter.
Judy – Veterinary Assistant
Judy has been at Mt Pleasant Animal Hospital for 20 years. She is the mother of 3 grown children with 3 grandchildren. She enjoys watching TV and eating interesting foods. Her furry family includes 5 cats and 2 dogs. Judy enjoys working with animals and running around with her grandkids.
Shelby – Veterinary Assistant
Shelby has been a veterinary assistant at Mt Pleasant since 2011. She graduated from the Veterinary Science Program at Butler Tech in 2012. He passion is helping and working with animals. Shelby has 4 pets of her own, 2 cats and 2 dogs. 3 out of 4 she rescued. Squirt (cat) rescued at 3 days old. Her loving Pitbull Scarlet at 9 months, Cash (cat) rescued at 4 months. She also adopted her Rottweiler pup Brutus.
Megan – Veterinary Assistant
Megan is currently attending Fairfield High School. Megan has always been fond of animals and knew right away she wanted a career working with them. She is a competitive cheerleader and in her free time, she loves spending time in the gym. She also loves taking walks with her furry best friend, a heeler-mix named Katie. Megan has rescued two kittens: Izzy and Pancake.
Hannah – Veterinary Assistant
Hannah is currently attending Ross High School and will graduate in 2018. She hopes to attend The Ohio State University with a major in Pre-Veterinary Medicine. She is involved in FFA, National Honor Society, Volunteer Advisory Board, Soccer, and Softball. She has one cat named Oreo.
Carrie – Veterinary Assistant
Carrie is currently attending Ross High School and will be graduating in 2020. Since Carrie was young she has always wanted to work with animals. Carrie hopes to stay on the track with veterinary medicine. She hopes to attend college after high school with a major in pre-veterinary medicine. When she is not working she loves to play sports, such as softball and swimming. She also loves being with her two German Shepherd pups, Lily and Zeus.
Alexis – Veterinary Assistant
Alexis joined Mt. Pleasant in 2019. She is planning on attending Penn Foster College to get her degree as a Registered Veterinary Technician. In her free time, she likes to go fishing, hiking with her pups in the woods and spending as much time outside. She has 2 dogs: one is a pitbull named Hazzel and the other is a Brittany Spaniel named Tucker.
Olivia H – Veterinary assistant
Olivia is a senior in high school attending Miami University’s Hamilton campus. Growing up she developed a love for animals. After high school, she plans to pursue a Nursing degree. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family/friends and hanging out with her two cats, Lucky and Buttercup.