Dina R. Steineker, DVM
Dr. Steineker grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She is a graduate from Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School. As a teenager, her first pets included a rabbit and guinea pig. Dr. Steineker became frustrated by the lack of information regarding veterinary medicine for pocket pets at that time; she then decided to become a veterinarian in order to gain as much medical knowledge for her pets as possible. As time passed, cats and dogs were added to her family and interests in other types of animal medicine were sparked. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. Her first job at home in Wichita was at Arapahoe Veterinary clinic. Recently, Dr. Steineker provided relief work for veterinarians in the Wichita and Newton areas.
Dr. Steineker is committed to caring for patients like she would want her own pets treated, and eagerly communicates options with clients so they make informed decisions regarding their pets’ care. Her goal is to identify medical issues, then aid clients in developing an appropriate and feasible action plan.
Dr. Steineker and husband, Charlie, have been married for 13 years; their pets include Peyton, a Labrador; Aslan, a Persian cat; Chancey Moe, a guinea pig; and 2 rabbits named Jordan and Lauren. Her hobbies include reading, cake decorating, and cooking.
Dr. Vanessa Emming
Dr. Vanessa Emming is a native of Wichita and graduated from Bishop Carroll High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at Newman University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Choral Music. She then attended the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation in May 2011, she completed a small animal internship for further specialized training at Memphis Veterinary Specialists in Tennessee.
At the conclusion of her internship, she returned to Wichita to spend more time with her family, and joined the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital of Wichita in January 2013. Although she appreciated the ability to assist beloved animals in their greatest time of need, she maintained a deep desire to establish more long-term relationships with her patients and their owners, and has been an associate veterinarian for multiple clinics in Wichita.
Her special interests include internal medicine, ophthalmology, and dentistry. She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Wichita Veterinary Medical Association, and American Animal Hospital Association. She also enjoys being an aunt, singing, and photography. When given the opportunity, she loves to travel, hike trails, and spend time outside with her partner. They have a dachshund, a terrier mix, and an orange tabby at home.