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Where it All Began

Dr. Barry Heineke has practiced veterinary medicine for over 35 years. He has dedicated his life to helping animals. We are a family practice through and through. With that, we treat each and every pet that comes into Heineke Veterinary Hospital as if it were a member of our family. When thinking about Heineke Vet Hospital, keep in mind that we share one singular philosophy: that all animals deserve proper veterinary care and we use our state-of-the-art facility, along with the newest diagnostic tools and services, to deliver this philosophy to all of our clients.


About The Heineke Veterinary Hospital Team

Dr. Barry Heineke

Dr. Barry Heineke

Owner & Veterinarian

Dr. Barry Heineke graduated from The Ohio State University in 1982. After practicing in small animal practices in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, He established his practice in Alexandria in 1989. His interests include animal ophthalmology, dentistry, ophthalmology, and dermatology, as well as exotic medicine and surgery for rabbits, hamsters, small birds, ferrets, and reptiles. He is a graduate of Campbell County High School and Northern Kentucky University. He loves the outdoors, physical fitness, and has become an avid golfer with his sons, Nick and Brandon.

Dr. Brandon Heineke

Dr. Brandon Heineke

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Brandon graduated from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2016. Ever since he could walk, he wanted to follow his father’s footsteps as a veterinarian. He is a 2008 graduate of Bishop Brossart High School and a 2012 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He has special interest in internal medicine, surgery, dermatology and dentistry. To him, being a veterinarian isn’t a job, it’s a life commitment to animals in need. He cherishes the opportunity to practice veterinary medicine alongside his father. His hobbies include golf, outdoor activities, and spending time with family (his beautiful wife Amanda, his daughters Charlotte and Eloise, his fluffy cat Oliver and his pretty dog Macy). Dr. Brandon is the sitting Veterinarian for the Campbell County Local Board of Health.

Nick Heineke

Nick Heineke

Hospital Director

Nick worked at Heineke Veterinary Hospital while in High School and College where he pursued a career in education. After 8 years teaching Mathematics at Highlands High School, he decided to step away from education to rejoin the family business as the Hospital Director. Nick has a passion for customer service, social media, management systems, and employee development and plans to use all of this here at Heineke Veterinary. Personally, he and his wife, Rebecca, have been married for 10 years and on March 28, 2016 they welcomed their twins, Elliott John and Eleanor Irene to their world. Nick very much looks forward to meeting all of our wonderful clients and their pets.

Our Caring Staff

Kimberly Suer

Veterinary Assistant / Receptionist

Krestell Owen

Veterinary Technician

Sydney Gast

Veterinary Assistant

Faith Richardson

Veterinary Assistant

Bella Olivas

Veterinary Assistant

Kat Nabours

Veterinary Assistant

Claudia Biesenbender

Veterinary Assistant


What Our Patients’ Parents are saying


In the Spotlight

At Heineke Veterinary Hospital we work hard to exceed the expectations and push ourselves to provide the most exceptional veterinary care. That’s why we value your feedback so we can grow as a team. If you’ve had a visit with us, review us on Google and/or Facebook today, and let us know you care about Heineke Vet!




About Heineke Veterinary Hospital Services

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Wellness Exams

At Heineke Veterinary Hospital we highly recommend yearly physical exams, annual vaccinations and diagnostic testing using our point of care in house laboratory. This allows us to find any potentially dangerous health concerns for your pets.

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One of the best ways to keep your animal healthy is to ensure they receive vaccinations. Modern veterinary advancements have proven that pet vaccinations are an effective method that teach their immune systems to defend themselves against diseases they may encounter.



We offer a vast array of surgical procedures to repair injury, eliminate disease, and provide a multitude of health benefits to extend and enhance the quality of your pet’s life. We offer soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.

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Spaying & Neutering

We are a very compassionate team. No matter the size, age or breed of your pet, we’ll perform the spaying or neutering procedure quickly, safely, effectively and with a minimum of anxiety or fuss.

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Parasite Prevention

Parasites can cause trouble for our pets throughout the year–even in during the colder months! Fortunately, proper flea, tick and heartworm prevention can protect your pet from parasitic diseases, which can wreak havoc on their health.

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-medicinal form of therapy for many common and painful conditions. At Heineke Veterinary Hospital, we use laser therapy on nearly all routine surgical procedures with client approval.


Dental Health

At Heineke Veterinary Hospital, we have skilled veterinarians and technicians that can assist with extractions, dental cleanings, and polishings.

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Pet skin can show a multitude of diseases. If your pet is itching, scratching, scooting, or licking excessively please call us so we can get it checked out! This could be allergies, fleas, infections, etc..

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Digital X-Rays

At Heineke Veterinary Hospital we offer the newest and most state-of-the-art technology and this stands true with our new digital x-ray machine. If your pet is in need of further diagnostics, digital x-rays can be used

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In-House Lab

At Heineke Veterinary Hospital we offer the newest and most state-of-the-art technology and this stands true with our in-house laboratory.

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