Meet The Team!

Micheal L. Steward, DVM, APF

Dr. Steward graduated from Oklahoma State University with his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1979, and immediately started practicing at Shawnee Animal Hospital. He is best known for inventing the Steward Clog, a wooden shoe designed to relieve acute and chronic laminitis in horses. He has spoken at numerous conventions throughout the country about how to construct and apply the Steward Clog, helping other veterinarians treat laminitis in their patients. Dr. Steward was awarded for his contribution to equine medicine with a spot in the International Equine Veterinary Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010, he received the Outstanding Presentation Award from the American Farrier Journal in Ohio for his lectures on the Steward Clog. His breakthrough has been written about in numerous publications, including Speedhorse, America's Horse, Thoroughbred Times, American Farriers Journal, and more. Dr. Steward, along with his wife, own and train race horses and raise beef cattle for show. He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, American Association of Equine Practitioners, Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association, and American Association of Professional Farriers Association.

Alex Simpson, DVM

Dr. Alex Simpson has been a valued employee of Shawnee Animal Hospital since he started working on the staff in his early teens, and after pursuing his dream of becoming a veterinarian, he returned to Shawnee Animal Hospital to serve the area's animals with expert, loving care. Dr. Simpson enjoys all aspects of working at a mixed animal practice, but he especially loves working with large animals. Dr. Simpson worked on world-renowned Thoroughbred stud farms in Ireland during his studies at Oklahoma State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and the rest of his family currently lives in Prague where they raise and race Thoroughbred racehorses.

James Coffey, DVM

Dr. James Coffey graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2016 with his degree in veterinary medicine and joined the team at Shawnee Animal Hospital in January 2019 as an associate veterinarian. At home, Dr. Coffey has a menagerie of pets including, six dogs, three cats, five horses, and two sheep.