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Our Doctors

A Step Up's team is dedicated to providing your pets with top-tier care.
Doctors & Staff - Dr. Randolph Stepusin DVM

Randolph S. Stepusin, DVM

President, CEO, Veterinarian

Dr. Randolph S. Stepusin was born and raised in southwest Pennsylvania and was a student in Peters Township School District from kindergarten through high school. He moved to Lexington, Kentucky while enrolled at the University of Kentucky for his undergraduate degree. In 2009, he moved to Auburn, Alabama. While there, he completed his veterinary degree at Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

While in Auburn, he met his future wife, Dr. Karalie S. Miller. Dr. Miller was not initially amused by Dr. Stepusin, but after much wooing, decided they were what each desired most in this world. A courtship of approximately 5 years ensued and they were married in October 2014.

After graduating from school, they moved back to Pittsburgh to begin practicing veterinary medicine. Dr. Stepusin in conjunction with his wife and father, Dr. John R. Stepusin, began planning the construction of this veterinary facility in January 2014.

They have two children and a dog, Vega, and a cat, Meowser.

Children + Pets

Karalie S. Miller, DVM

Co-owner, Veterinarian

Dr. Karalie S. Miller grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Miller’s spirit animal is Winnie the Pooh in that she likes rabbits and honey. Also, her best childhood friend was named Christopher Robin. Dr. Miller has an interest in dermatology and her two children Holden and Minna. She dislikes the taste of stamps and finds them superfluous anyway.

Years of Halloween Dressed as Winnie the Pooh

Kara L. Kitchen, DVM


Kara joined the team at A Step Up in 2017. She is a Bethel Park native and a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Kara was drawn to the field of veterinary medicine at a young age thanks to the many family pets that enriched her childhood. She and her husband currently share their couch with two retired racing greyhounds, Tango and Minnie Mouse. Outside of the clinic Kara enjoys listening to audiobooks, collecting nail polish, and relaxing with friends and family.

Greyhounds Acquired

Doctors & Staff - Dr. Griffith

Jonathan Griffith, DVM


Dr. Griffith graduated from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in 2021. He only sometimes completes his homework, thus very little is known about him. It is suspected that in his free time he enjoys binging episodes of Finding Bigfoot and frequenting live tapings of the Antiques Roadshow.

Pieces Of Sushi Eaten Daily

Responsible Service

Your time is important. At A Step Up, we vow to respect your time and not make you wait endlessly for your appointment to begin.

Diagnostic Skills

If your pet has an issue, you want to know what’s wrong, and how to help. We are here to provide exhaustive diagnostics to get to the root of your pet’s problem.

Advanced Technology

With tools like cytology powered by AI and ultrasound, A Step Up is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment that few other clinics in the Pittsburgh area offer.

Clear Communication

Have a question? Just ask us. Any member of our team is happy to address your concerns and make sure you understand what’s going on with your pet.

Make an Appointment Today

If you have been to our clinic before, you can make a routine appointment via our scheduling page.
If your visit to our clinic will be your first, please give us a call at 412-212-0030.

We look forward to showing you why we are the Pittsburgh area’s best new veterinary practice.