Jeffrey Steen, DVM, DABVP, Medical Director
BiographyDr. Jeff Steen, son of a diplomat, was born in Bogotá Colombia and was raised in various places in Latin America and the United States. After graduating from high school in the Dominican Republic he moved to Columbus, Ohio to attend the Ohio State University. He is a huge Buckeye football fan!
Dr. Steen received his undergraduate degree with honors in Animal Science and his doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 1999. After Veterinary school he completed a one year rotating internship at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital and stayed on as a staff veterinarian. He is currently the Medical Director for the very busy general practice at Alameda East.
In 2006, Dr. Steen successfully passed his board exams for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (www.abvp.org) specializing in canine and feline medicine. The mission of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners is to promote and recognize the highest standards in the art and science of contemporary veterinary clinical practice.
Dr. Steen has taken an interest in laparoscopic surgery and routinely performs spays and gastropexies via this minimally invasive technique. Other professional interests include infectious disease, preventative medicine, geriatric medicine and general surgery.
Giving back to the community is important for Dr. Steen and he has served on two boards: Safe Harbor Lab Rescue (www.safeharborlabrescue.org) as Medical Advisor and the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society (www.davms.org) as East Area Director.
He and his wife, Lori, have three wonderful children -Joe, 7, Jessica, 6 and Jenna, 4. They have a very busy home with the three kids, their black Lab, Jewela, and their Persian kitties, Smokie and Dillon. Dr. Steen and his family enjoy all the wonderful outdoor activities that make life in Colorado so wonderful including skiing, hiking, biking, fly-fishing and backpacking.
Dr. Steen loves to fish. Last year he traveled to Mill Lacs Lake, Minnesota (ice fishing for walleye, perch and eelpout), Traverse City, Michigan (walleye and trout), Kenai Alaska (salmon, halibut and trout), South Padre Island, Texas (sea trout, redfish and tarpon) and several trips in Colorado for trout including a treacherous backpacking trip to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. His family recently moved to a home on the shores of Aurora Reservoir so he can fish before and after work.