Our Staff

All professionals at Bellevue Animal Hospital maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the medical field. Read on to learn more about our staff's experience and training.

Dr. Gibney

Originally from New York, Dr. Gibney obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University (1978), his Master of Science Degree from University of Nebraska (1981), and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from The Ohio State University (1985). His primary focus is practicing quality medicine and surgery to enhance the lives of pets and their families. He occupies his spare time by enjoying it with his family; Candace (Wife), Tricia (Daughter), Brenden (Son), and Grandchildren Trent, Tara, Kellen, and Cameron. He also has a sweet Sheltie named Maeve.

Dr. Callahan

Dr. Callahan is originally a Bellevue native and grew up here. He has been a veterinarian since 1984. He loves and enjoys many aspects of medicine and surgery. He also loves interacting with all the wonderful people and pets here and has been fortunate to call many of you friends. He graduated with degrees from Xavier and Northern Kentucky Universities before obtaining his veterinary degree at Auburn University. He then did a post-doctoral internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Purdue University. He returned to Bellevue after practicing a few years in Chicago, IL, and in Charlotte, NC. He has had many pets and used to enjoy showing dogs for many years. He has many hobbies like traveling/exploring, hiking/kayaking/biking, art, music/movies, landscape gardening, and all kinds of food/dining.

Dr. Echols

Dr. Echols was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. As a child, she had always aspired to be a veterinarian despite not owning any pets. After high school, she attended Michigan State University where she received a Bachelors of Science in Zoology. In 2007, she was accepted to Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitts. She finished her clinical year of school at Kansas State University in 2011. Her first 2 years of veterinary medicine were spent in small animal emergency before practicing general medicine. She has also received a degree in Animal Behavior and Training from Animal Behavior College. Her interests are small animal surgery and behavior training. She spends her time off chasing her 3 kids around with her husband and two golden retrievers, Maddox and Jaxon.


Tricia has been blessed to work at Bellevue Animal Hospital since 2014. She lives in Ft. Thomas with her husband, Gerald, and 2 children, Trent and Tara. When she is not watching her daughter perform in dance competitions, she enjoys snuggling with her Goldendoodle named Oliver.


Cindy has been working in veterinary medicine since 2012 and was lucky enough to start working at Bellevue Animal Hospital in 2017. She loves making a difference in the care she provides for our patients and their families. When not working or running after her toddler, Collins, she loves to play volleyball and hang out on the weekends with her husband and their 4 fur children: Mj, Buddy, Blue, and Courtney. 


Sarah has been working in the veterinary field since 2012 and has been with the BAH since 2016. She is a graduate of Harrison College in Evansville, IN and a Registered Veterinary Technician in the State of Kentucky. She has experience with many species and some background in emergency medicine. She loves being able to apply what she learned in order to help pets and their families in this community. She and her husband, Steven, have two cats named Noodles and Lump. They also have a goofy Cocker Spaniel named Joe. In her spare time she likes cruising the carribean, traveling, and trying new foods.


Trent is an aspiring veterinarian that is currently a full-time student at the University of Kentucky. He loves working at this animal hospital because, to him, working with his Mom and Grandfather is special. In his free time he loves to watch sports and go out with his friends. He has always had a love for animals, especially his dog Ollie.




Teri is a previous employee of Bellevue Animal Hospital. She loves working in the veterinary field because she is able to make a difference in the lives of people and animals. She is a dog mom to Carlie & Holly. She is an alumni of Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry and Cellular/Molecular Genetics. She is currently a vet student at Ross University in St. Kitts. She is very much missed and still considered family.



She has been working with Bellevue Animal Hospital as a receptionist since November of 2019. With a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership, Jen leads our front desk and makes our clients and patients feel right at home. She loves the family atmosphere at BAH. Jen and her husband Rob have four children (Jackson, Eli, Samantha, and Evie). They also take care of two dogs, Sparky and Foxy. Jen enjoys reading, watching her kids play sports, wine, Netflix, baking & cooking.


She has been in the veterinary field since 2003 with a career spanning general practice, laboratory medicine, and running her own business, Dogs to Frogs Pet Care. She has a Bachelors in English Literature and is an avid book lover! She enjoys working with our animal-loving team. Kari is married to Ian and has an 18 year old son, Keilan. Her fur kids are dogs Lennox and Cory and cats Moby and Donovan. In the rare event she has spare time she enjoys hiking, camping with her dogs, and reading.