Dr. Kevin Stepaniuk graduated from Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. He completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1999). After several years in general and emergency practice in Western Washington, Dr. Stepaniuk completed his Dentistry and Oral Surgery specialty training in private practice. He received his Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (2007) and Diplomate Status in the American Veterinary Dental College in 2008.
He provided referral Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery services from 2005-2009 on the Kitsap Peninsula before moving east to become an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine from 2009-2014. He served as section chief in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, created and served as course coordinator for the small animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery Course, introduced and integrated intraoral radiology into the curriculum, led didactic and clinical teaching in addition to spending the majority of his effort on expanding and growing the clinical service for patients and referring veterinarians. In 2013, he received the Veterinary Clinical Science teaching award for his efforts. He has authored textbook chapters (i.e. Periodontology, Oral Trauma), scientific publications and journal articles (i.e. Dentistry and Anesthesia, Guided Tissue Regeneration, Oral Surgery), lectured and instructed nationally and internationally, and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. He has served as a Director and is a Past-President of the American Veterinary Dental Society.
Dr. Stepaniuk has a passion for elevating, increasing awareness, and teaching veterinary dentistry in order to improve and increase patient care, alleviate patient discomfort and infection, and build relationships with referring colleagues and clients. He enjoys all aspects of veterinary dentistry and has a particular interest in periodontal disease, oral surgery, and endodontics. Dr. Stepaniuk believes in collaboration with critical care anesthesia and a team approach in order to treat oral pain and infection in higher risk cardiovascular and internal medicine cases so that pets are comfortable and pain free.
Originally from Western Washington, Dr. Stepaniuk has returned home to the Pacific Northwest for good with his family, dog, and two cats. He enjoys outdoor activities such as sea kayaking, hiking, and skiing.
Dr. Stepaniuk has made guest appearances on the KIRO radio show, Raining Cats and Dogs to answer listener questions regarding pet health.
02/21/2017 – Chew on This! – Dr. Stepaniuk joins the show to talk about your dog’s teeth.
04/04/2017 – Dr. Stepaniuk discusses periodontal disease.
07/04/2017 – Root Canal? No sweat for pets! – Dr. Stepaniuk talks about why it is so important to have a veterinarian check you pet’s teeth after a traumatic injury.
Dr. Alice Sievers is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental college. She was born on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington and was raised in Oregon. She received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Oregon State University in 2000 through the Oregon-Washington Co-operative training program. She worked in private practice after graduation and has been a practice owner. She limited her scope of practice to dentistry and oral surgery in 2013, previously accepting patients at Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center in Southern Oregon. Dr. Sievers enjoys teaching and has presented at continuing education events both locally and overseas. She is an intructor of locally provided continuing education courses here in the Pacific Northwest. She is a visiting instructor at Oregon State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Since 2013, she has taught an intensive laboratory course that is offered multiple times every year for senior veterinary students at OSU CVM.