About Dr. Rebecca Steers
In addition to being an animal lover, I enjoy empowering others to contribute to their passion. Get to know me below!
What a life it has been!
Dr. Steers practices both conventional Western veterinary medicine and traditional Chinese veterinary medicine. She believes that the more tools she has to help her patients, the better! She speaks Spanish and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Spanish literature. She gained experience in shelters, research, primary care practice, and specialty practice before attending Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, where she put those language skills to work doing research in Mexico. When she graduated from Tufts in 2010, she served in the US Army in Okinawa, Japan. There she earned two Army Achievement Medals, one for her successful contribution to the opening of a new Veterinary Treatment Facility, and another for her direct involvement in the success of Operation Tomodachi after the earthquake and tsunami in 2011.
Dr. Steers is an advocate for getting involved and enjoys empowering others to contribute to their passion. She has served on several boards and committees, including as the national president of the Student American Veterinary Medical Association, and recently as the Treasurer/Secretary of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She speaks at national conventions, veterinary schools, and local organizations on topics such as leadership, mentorship, diversity and inclusion, finding your niche, Fear Free practices, and a variety of clinical topics.
When Dr. Steers isn’t working, she enjoys getting outdoors with her partner, Eric. They love hiking Florida’s flat terrain. Dr. Steers has a soft spot for her senior citizen patients, so she tends to take in older dogs, like their current dog Jackson, also known as Goober.