North Buckeye Animal Hospital & Grooming
1480 S. Watson Rd. Ste. 102 | Buckeye, AZ 85326Call 623-243-8522
|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|
- Free Vaccines for Life
- Wellness & Routine
- Payment Plans
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Grooming
- Animal Microchipping
- Exotic Animal Vet
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Docking
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Medical Specialties
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
- New Pet Initial Visit
- Physical Exam
The veterinarians and staff at North Buckeye Animal Hospital are committed to providing you and your pet the very best veterinary health care available. We hope this site answers questions that you may have and also provide you with educational information on the more common diseases we see at our hospital. Our team is here to help you and your furry friends. If you need more information please feel free to stop in or give us a call. We welcome any suggestions that you may have to improve the care and services provided to you and your pets. We welcome you!
At North Buckeye Animal Hospital we strive to be a trusted member of the community we serve by providing high quality and compassionate veterinary medicine and surgery with emphasis on preventative medicine, client education and promoting and maintaining the human-animal bond.
Originally a California native, my first job ever was at the San Diego Zoo. I worked at a food stand across from the monkey exhibit and was known for being able to make the most ice cream cones at one time. Being around the animals every day fueled my love for animal care and in 1985 I moved to Northern Arizona and began my veterinarian journey. As a licensed Veterinarian Technician I found the real joy in caring for and helping animals.
Once I moved to Kingman, Arizona my first job was an Animal Control officer due to the three veterinary clinics being fully staffed. After 6 months I was offered a full time position as a certified veterinary technician. While working, I continued taking college classes to complete a bachelor degree. I decided in 1998 that I wanted to advance my career in veterinary medicine and applied to veterinary school. I did not get in the first year I applied but became more determined than ever and applied again the next year at which time I was accepted into the starting class of 2000.
During August of 2000 I left my Practice Manager position at the local Animal Hospital and moved to Washington to attend Veterinary school. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2001 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2004 I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. Since graduation I have been practicing in Arizona for close to ten years.
Life at home includes my husband Charles and our four legged family of 7 dogs, 4 cats and 3 horses. My animals are family to me and I understand how important our four legged friends are to us. In my free time, when I have some, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and horseback riding. I look forward to helping you keep your four legged family healthy!
Arizona has always been my home. I grew up in my younger years in Buckeye where I attended Liberty Elementary School. My family then moved to Dewey near the Prescott area. During those years I participated in 4-H and Future Farmers of America raising pigs. I have always been surrounded by a variety of farm and small animals. I graduated from The University of Arizona in 2005 with a bachelor's in Veterinary Science and Microbiology. While in Tucson, I volunteered in wildlife rehabilitation as well as working in a veterinary setting. I graduated from veterinary school in 2009 from St. George's University which is located in Grenada, West Indies. I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the opportunity to live in a different country, not to mention the gorgeous beaches! My fourth year of veterinary school was completed at the University of Minnesota. This year taught me that my home is in the desert and I returned to Arizona once graduated!
My husband, Jose, is from Puerto Rico and has had to adjust to life outside the tropics but we both thoroughly enjoy living in Arizona and working on the home we have established here. We met in vet school and have been inseparable since. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as reading, getting outdoors when able and working on my most recent project of attempting to learn Spanish. We have two dogs, both adopted off the streets, named Sara and Sally as well as two Sulcata tortoises named Roz and Crush. The 4 legged kids are soon to have a shock when we add our first 2 legged child to the mix in March 2014!
I feel the human-animal bond is so special and plays such an important role in our lives. Your furry friends will be treated as our own at North Buckeye Animal Hospital and I look forward to meeting your family!
As an Arizona native it was quite a shock experiencing the cold and snowy winters of upstate New York, where I attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. I moved back to Arizona after graduating with my Fianc? and have worked full-time with the techs and Doctors of Goodyear Animal Hospital and more recently, Westbrook Animal Hospital. I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine but have a special interest in ophthalmology, dentistry, and small mammals.
My fianc? and I live with our 2 amazing cats, Arwen and Strider, in northwest Phoenix. When we are not working with animals, we enjoy many indoor and outdoor activities including photography, gymnastics, Broadway shows, board games, and occasionally horseback or motorcycle riding throughout the Sonoran Desert.
Hola! I was born and raised in Puerto Rico; where I attended the University of Puerto Rico for my bachelors� degree in biology. All through undergrad and several years after I graduated, I worked as a veterinary technician in different clinics and shelters. Becoming a veterinarian was always my goal, and I decided to move from my Caribbean island, Puerto Rico to another one; Grenada, to attend vet school at St. Georges University. I finished my clinical year at University of Tennessee, and decided that fall and winter were gorgeous, but I was happiest living somewhere sunnier and warmer, so I moved to Phoenix to join the family at North Buckeye Animal Hospital. Having been in the vet field for some time now, there are many areas I enjoy, such as feline medicine, internal medicine, surgery, preventive care and of course, helping pet parents get the best care for their pets.
When I�m not at the hospital, I enjoy being outside, dancing and trying out different places to eat. Also, true to my Caribbean heritage, I enjoy anything water related, from swimming to paddle boarding to snorkeling! I am blessed to have lived in many beautiful places already, so my bucket list is included adding more stamps to my passport as I continue to travel around the world
I was born and raised in southern Illinois and attended University of Illinois for veterinary school. Although I am an Illinois native, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to join the North Buckeye family (and to get away from those Illinois winters!). I began my work in the Veterinary field as a kennel assistant at a local shelter and a receptionist at a small animal practice. While in veterinary school, I volunteered pretty much all of my free-time at my school’s Wildlife Medical Clinic which cultivated my interest in all sorts of exotic pets. I also spent most of my clinical year in school with a focus on exotic pets as I believe that all animals, great and small, should have access to good, personalized health care.
At home, I have accumulated quite the zoo: 3 dogs (a great dane, border collie mix, and cattle dog mix), a carpet python, and 2 ferrets. I love to spend my free-time hiking, trying new foods, and practicing the aerial arts (think circus- Trapeze, silks, and lyra).
I was born and raised in a small town in New Jersey and to answer your question, no, I do not know the cast of the Jersey Shore. I graduated from Montclair State University in 2015 Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in molecular biology and a minor in environmental law. During my time in undergrad, I participated in various research projects involving infectious diseases affecting NJ wildlife while also working as a veterinary assistant at a local animal hospital.
I spent the summer of 2014 shadowing a wildlife veterinarian in South Africa, which fueled my desire to pursue a career in zoological veterinary medicine. I have had several opportunities to work with some really cool species including lions, cheetahs, giraffe, howler monkeys, kinkajou, zebras, turtles…to name a few during externships at the Belize Zoo and San Antonio Zoo.
I graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2019 Highest Honors and completed my clinical training at Texas A&M University. Although I do still love my zoo animals, during my clinical year, I gained a deep interest in various aspects of small animal medicine including neurology, surgery, internal medicine, and cardiology.
When I’m not being a nerd about animals, I like to spend time with my Golden Retriever (Oliver) and my 3-legged Australian Shepard (Duke). We enjoy anything related to the outdoors and are very excited to explore Arizona! I look forward to meeting you and your adorable pets!
Though I was born and raised in the little town of Idaho Falls, ID, I am no stranger to Arizona! Tucson was my first Arizona home where I obtained my Bachelor’s of Veterinary Science at the University of Arizona (Bear Down!). Next, I traveled back to the Pacific Northwest and Washington State University where I completed my veterinary training. After four years of long, grey winters, I am grateful to be returning to the land of sunshine!
I’ve spent the majority of my life in a veterinary hospital in one capacity or another. Though my goal was always to become a veterinarian, I have served many different roles within the veterinary healthcare team. From kennel attendant to receptionist to general practice technician to emergency technician, each role has afforded me invaluable experience and skills. Now, I am thrilled to be fulfilling my dream by joining the North Buckeye Animal Hospital family as a veterinarian. Professionally, I have a particular interest in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, pain management, internal medicine and emergency medicine.
To relax, my husband and I enjoy hitting the gym, spending time outdoors, cooking together or finding a new restaurant, riding horses, and traveling as much as possible! Though we don’t have any fur babies at this time, we hope to expand our little family soon and I look forward to spoiling your pets all the more in the meantime!