Dr. Steve Winokur
Dr. Winokur was born in New York City, New York. He received his Bachelor of Science from S.U.N.Y College at Cortland. His father was a small animal veterinarian who had a solo practice in Larchmont, NY. He spent a few summers and the year after college graduation working at his father’s practice. This provided the motivation for Dr. Winokur to pursue a life in the field of veterinary medicine. He moved to Georgia to attend the Veterinary College at the University of Georgia. Prior to matriculation at Georgia, he worked towards a Master’s Degree at Emory Medical School in the physiology department. As a grad student, an Atlanta lacrosse teammate and employee of PRAH introduced him to Dr. Petty. Thereafter, he worked as a technician for Dr. Petty, the previous owner of Pharr Road Animal Hospital, and the late Dr. Ben Tucker prior to acceptance to veterinary school.
Through Dr. Petty, he met and married Dr. Sherri Almand in 1990. Together they worked with Dr. Petty until his retirement in 2014.
Dr. Winokur and Dr. Almand have two daughters, Jamie and Dani, and two cats, Charlie and Franklin. Dr. Winokur is also a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. He was the regional coordinator for IVAS, and has taught many student interns, helping to prepare them for certification.
Dr. Winokur was an accomplished collegiate lacrosse player, and his current athletic passions include water skiing, rock climbing and yoga. Dr. Winokur likes to spend his free time reading traditional Chinese Medicine and staying current in Western veterinary medicine.