Dove Valley Animal Hospital
4815 E. Carefree Hwy ste 107 | Cave Creek, AZ 85331Call 480-779-1638
|Monday||7:30am - 7:00pm|
|Tuesday||7:30am - 7:00pm|
|Wednesday||7:30am - 7:00pm|
|Thursday||7:30am - 7:00pm|
|Friday||7:30am - 7:00pm|
|Saturday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
|Sunday||8:00am - 3:00pm|
- Endoscopy & Acupuncture
- Open 7 Days a Week
- Interest Free Payment Plans
- Free Vaccines for Life Program
- We see rabbits snakes lizards tortoises rats & guinea pigs
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Reptile Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
Dove Valley Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital located in beautiful Cave Creek, Arizona. We have been serving clients from all areas of The Valley since 2002. We are dedicated to providing excellent quality medical, dental, surgical, and preventative care for your pet and superior service for you. We offer state of the art equipment and technology to enhance your pets’ veterinary care. Our doctors and staff use their technical skills, professionalism, and compassion for animals to ensure that your pets receive the very best care.
We appreciate the opportunity to help you care for your pets and hope your relationship with us will be a long and satisfactory one. If you are in the area, please don’t hesitate to stop by for a visit and take a tour of our hospital. We look forward to meeting you and your pets.
I have been a managing partner at Dove Valley Animal Hospital since October 2003. I was a graduate of West Phoenix High School before attending Northern Arizona University receiving my Bachelor of Science in Zoology. I finished my collegiate education at Colorado State University receiving my DVM degree in 1989. Post-graduation, I returned to Arizona and began my real-life training at Camelwest Animal Hospital before taking a position and becoming a partner at Mountain View Animal Hospital where I practiced until 2003. I studied in an internship in avian/exotic medicine under Dr. Susan Clubb in Florida. I have provided consulting work for The Phoenix Zoo, Out Of Africa, Wildlife World Zoo, Arizona Game & Fish, the Phoenix Herpetological Society, as well as the Animal Kingdom Stores, Pet Pad Stores, The Arizona Reptile Center, AZ Sugar Glider Rescue, Piggie Poo Rescue, Any Rat Rescue, and AZ Animal Welfare League. I have lectured on exotic animal medicine and husbandry to numerous groups including The Arizona Veterinary Medical Association, The Arizona Veterinary Health Care Team and the International Herpetological Symposium. I spent 6 years on the board of The Arizona Herpetological Association and, was a consulting veterinarian for The National Turtle and Tortoise Association. I was also a member of The Association of Reptile and Amphibian Veterinarians.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where I learned to chase frogs and snakes in the local swamp. My family moved to Arizona in 1968. As a small child, my career choices included Paleontology, Herpetology and Veterinary Medicine. After being informed that all the dinosaurs were dead, Paleontology was dropped from the list. In college, I realized that opportunities for herpetologists were very limited so Veterinary Medicine became the top choice. My hobbies include spending time with my wife and two sons. In my spare time, I breed reptiles and restore old pinball machines to sell or add to my collection.
I grew up in Phoenix, graduating from Arizona State University, and received my DVM from Colorado State University. I have worked with mammals of all sizes throughout my career, ranging from Clydesdales to dwarf hamsters and everything in between. I enjoy small animal medicine with a special interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, internal medicine, and acupuncture.
I spend my free time with my husband, Jack, tending to our chickens, horses, and 2 dogs. We also enjoy traveling, hiking, camping, biking, and horseback riding.
I have always called Arizona home. My journey began working at Bell Ridge Animal Hospital, Boarding & Grooming as a kennel assistant, which was ultimately my stepping stone to achieve my lifelong dream of becoming a veterinarian. I went on to complete my Bachelor of Pre-Veterinary Science at The University of Arizona before finding myself in small-town Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University to complete my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. While I enjoyed my time in quaint Stillwater, OK, I was eager to return home to the sunshine, cacti, mountains, friends, and family to begin my career at Dove Valley Animal Hospital - making my journey full circle. With a strong commitment and enthusiasm for helping people and their pets live long healthy lives together, I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine. I have developed the following professional interests: ophthalmology, exotics, nutrition, rehabilitation, and surgery.
Away from the hospital, I can be found spending time with my family and friends, outdoors - hiking or camping, at a baseball game or making memories traveling. I share my home with four Great Danes, that are my entire life: Zokie (Mantle) the queen bee and ruler of the household; Wesley (Harlequin) the anxious but sweet lover; Ania (Blue) the fun and spunky, toy driven, cuddle monster; and Stanley (Piebald) the stealer of attention, all boy, baby of the family. I look forward to being your family's vet and taking care of your fur-kids as if they were my own.
I grew up in both Northern Colorado and Northern Wyoming. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Sciences through the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. Then, I earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine through Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. I have a special interest in exotic animal medicine and pain management. I am even certified in medical acupuncture through CuraCore.
After spending the majority of my life in areas with very cold winters and snow, I was ready to be somewhere warm. I have enjoyed living in the Phoenix area and always find new places to visit and things to do. I also enjoy reading, hiking, camping, horror movies, cross-stitch, and spending time with my boyfriend of 10 years, Jeff.
I grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. As an undergraduate student, I spent much of my free time volunteering at the local animal shelter and the San Diego Zoo. When I wasn’t studying or volunteering, I could usually be found having fun with my dogs at the dog beach. After graduation, I left the beach for the mountains and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. I enjoy working with dogs and cats and have special interests in preventive care, internal medicine, and nutrition.
In my free time, I love spending time with my husband, Mike, and our two rescue dogs, Rosie (a Beagle mix) and Remy (a Lab/Coonhound mix). Our favorite activities include hiking, traveling, and relaxing at home.