Medical Consultants

Dr. Aguirre joined the Dextronix team from the very beginning as a consultant, medical director and coach helping our clients with their cases and our engineering team with the development of new products. We very much appreciate his ideas and profound knowledge in veterinary medicine.
Dr. Ale Aguirre, DVM, DACVIM, earned his undergraduate degrees in Biology and Anthropology at Stanford University in California. He attended veterinary school at Cornell University in New York. After earning his doctorate of veterinary medicine, Dr. Aguirre spent several years pursuing advanced training to become the specialist that he is today. He completed an internship at the University of Missouri in small animal internal medicine and surgery. He then completed a residency at Cornell University in internal medicine. Dr. Aguirre spent several years practicing internal medicine in New Jersey prior to joining VetMed in 2007. In July 2007, Dr. Aguirre published an article in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association about gallbladder disease in Shetland Sheepdogs (Shelties). He found that Shelties are predisposed to developing gallbladder mucocoeles, a newly recognized disease in which the gallbladder fills with mucous and is at risk for rupturing. Dr. Aguirre recently wrote a chapter for the leading Veterinary Internal Medicine Textbook on liver disease in dogs and cats. He has served as a lecturer for local Arizona veterinary conference.

When not practicing internal medicine in his own practice in Scottsdale, Arizona ( , Dr. Aguirre enjoys spending time helping injured wildlife, doing photography, hiking, and playing with his many pets including his dog, several tortoises and birds.

Dr. Ale Aguirre is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Maxie Krueger graduated from Leipzig in 2007 and gained the American Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology in 2013.
She has worked extensively throughout Europe and North America, including Internships at The University of Bern, University of Saskatchewan and most recently a Cardiology Residency at the University of Minnesota. She has also worked in practice in Wissen, Germany.
Dr. Krueger is particularly interested in congenital heart diseases and interventional procedures. In 2014 Dr. Krueger joined Dextronix as a medical consultant to help with the development of new medical implantable devices and advanced wireless heart monitoring systems.
When she is not working, Dr. Krueger enjoys road biking, horseback riding, and climbing. She loves culinary adventures and is a passionate hobby chef.

Dr. Herb Maisenbacher is board certified in veterinary cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania before completing an internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and a residency in veterinary cardiology at the University of Florida.

Prior to coming to the Hampton Roads area, Dr. Maisenbacher worked as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine and was named Small Animal Clinician of the Year in 2012. He has authored many peer reviewed research publications on veterinary cardiology and has contributed to veterinary texts including the Clinical Veterinary Advisor 2nd edition and The ABCDs of Small Animal Cardiology 1st Edition. He has lectured on veterinary cardiology topics at several national and international meetings. He is on the review board for the Journal of Veterinary Cardiology and has appeared on the weekly radio show Animal Airwaves Live several times. Dr. Maisenbacher serves as the Medical Director of Cardiology for Dextronix, a veterinary medical device company.

When he is not working with veterinarians and pet owners to improve the lives of animals with heart disease, Dr. Maisenbacher enjoys Notre Dame sports, running, paddle boarding and every minute spent with his wonderful wife and three children.

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Dr. Josh Steinhaus is an American and European board-certified Small Animal Internal Medicine practitioner. He is the only board-certified specialist in Asia to complete a fellowship in Interventional Radiology and Endoscopy following his four years of internship and residency training at the Animal Medical Center (New York, NY). During his time at the Animal Medical Center he was trained by two of the founding veterinarians of Interventional Techniques. In addition to this training he has also pursued further training through the University of California –Davis in Urology (Kidney disease) and Hemodialysis.


Jonathan Goodwin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology), received his veterinary degree from  Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his internship in 2000 with an emphasis on internal medicine and cardiology, and then went on to earn a master’s degree in cardiovascular physiology and complete a cardiology residency at Purdue University. He received his board certification in cardiology in 2008.