Meet Our Team

 Dr. Bruce Gallardo, Director of Medicine


Dr. Bruce Gallardo grew up in New York where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology at Hunter University.  From a very early age he knew he had a love for animals and for medicine. He made it a life long goal to provide exceptional veterinary care to pets and love each one of his patients as if they were his own.

Dr. Gallardo received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical year at The University of Georgia.  He has been practicing small animal medicine and surgery in the Cincinnati area for several years.  He has a very strong passion for exotic animal medicine as well.  He has worked at multiple zoos throughout the United States and has a great working relationship with both the Greater Cincinnati Herpetological Society and the Greater Cincinnati Bird Club

As well as having a great relationship with his clients and patients he also has developed an excellent relationship with many board certified veterinary specialists in our area to insure that you will always receive the most up to date treatment options in maintaining your pet’s health.


Tara Gallardo, Practice Manager

fullsizerender-2-2Tara grew up in Bethel, OH where she developed a deep love of animals. Growing up in a rural community gave her opportunity to become familiar with both large and small animals. Tara and everyone around her knew that she would become dedicated to improving the quality of life of animals even at an early age.

Tara’s career started in the retail field as a sales manager.  While completing the fast track business program at The University of Cincinnati, she was offered her own retail store in Chicago, IL, which she accepted.  Though she worked a demanding job in Chicago, in her free time you could find her volunteering at a local cat shelter. After a little over a year in Chicago she was promoted to a District Sales Manager and she moved to New York, New York where she managed three chain stores throughout Manhattan. Her demanding position did not allow her time to spend with animals and she made the decision to pursue her true passion. She resigned from her DSM position and moved back home to Ohio to begin working as a vet tech.

She has since had experience working in both general practice as well as emergency clinics, including both small and exotic animal medicine. She enjoys keeping a close relationship with her clients and patients. She is very involved in the companion animal community and is involved with many small animal rescues as well as a horse rescue.


Kelsi Frump, Assistant


Kelsi grew up in a small, rural town in Ohio. Coming from a small town gave her the opportunity to know everyone who lived there, pets included! It wouldn’t be a surprise to find her playing with the neighbor’s four legged furry friends. Kelsi currently owns two dogs, one cat, and a horse. She has been around animals all her life and her friends and family always knew that she had a special way with them.

Kelsi is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology at The University Cincinnati. After completing her Bachelor’s degree she hopes to either obtain a Master’s degree or continue her education at a school of Veterinary Medicine. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking with her dogs, riding horses, or spending lazy Sunday’s with her family.  In addition to attending school and working full time Kelsi also serves in the United States Army, hoping one day to become a K-9 Military Police Officer. While working towards her goals she still always makes time for her animals and helping those in need.


Chelsea Hill, Assistant

IMG950259Chelsea grew up in Amelia, OH.  While growing up, she and her family had many different animals ranging from dogs to chinchillas.  Currently, she has 2 guinea pigs, a dog, and a beautiful cat named Minx.  To her, animal companionship is the best gift anyone could ask for.  Prior to working at Gallardo Family Animal Hospital, she worked at a cat only hospital and now is excited to have the opportunity to work with a wide range of animals as a GFAH team member.

Chelsea is currently working towards an associate’s degree in veterinary technology at the University of Cincinnati.  She hopes to become an RVT so that she can manage a practice one day