Dr. Chad Bailey grew up on a beef cattle farm in Mantua, Ohio, where he met his wife while exhibiting 4-H animals throughout the state. In 1999 he started his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University where he performed research in bovine reproductive physiology. At that time, he also began his career in small animal emergency medicine as an emergency assistant at Medvet in Columbus.
He earned his bachelor’s in Veterinary Science from the University of Minnesota and was awarded with the H.C.H. Kernkamp Honorary Scholarship for outstanding contributions to the field of veterinary medicine. Dr. Chad earned his D.V.M. from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in the spring of 2007. While in vet school, he completed small animal externships at the VCA Referral Center in Chicago, Westvet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise and the Medvet Specialty and Emergency Hospital in Columbus.
After graduation, Dr. Bailey completed an intensive, rotating internship in specialty and emergency medicine at the Westvet Specialty and Emergency Center in Boise, Idaho, where he gained considerable experience in small animal internal medicine, surgery, emergency, and critical care. Over the last decade of his professional career, Dr Bailey has worked as an emergency doctor in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Today he is part owner of Cleveland Road Animal Hospital with his wife Dr Stephanie Bailey in Wooster, Ohio, where he resides with his family on a small beef cattle farm. His veterinary areas of expertise include soft tissue surgery, ultrasonography, and of course emergency and critical care.
When not in the hospital, Dr Chad is a volunteer on the 4-H Sale Committee in Wayne County where his children show market hogs and steers. He is an active member of the Wooster Rotary Club and is also the advisor of the Wooster Middle School Ski Club. He enjoys raising his beef cattle, camping, snowboarding, and anything else he can do in the great outdoors with his wife and their two children, Jo and Owen.