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Staff

  • Dr.
    Darren Wright
    DVM

    Dr. Wright was born in Phoenix and moved to Gilbert back when it was still a small town.

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  • Dr.
    Lynn Wildflower
    DVM
    Associate Veterinarian

    Dr. Wildflower attended Michigan State University as an undergraduate then lived in Germany with her family before returning to MSU for veterinary school.

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  • Dr.
    Melissa McGinnis
    Associate Veterinarian

    This is our new Associate Veterinarian Dr. Melissa McGinnis. She has been part of the Kaibab Animal Hospital team since July 2018. Dr. McGinnis grew up in Wisconsin. She wanted to find somewhere new and warm to live so she moved to Arizona back in 2005. Her favorite part of her job at Kaibab Animal Hospital is
    seeing to the human-animal bond and meeting new people and their pets. Growing up she had a lot of pets and she always knew she wanted to be a veterinarian. In 1999 she got her BS degree in microbiology from U.W. Madison. She continued on to U.W. Madison's
    School of Veterinary Medicine graduating with her DVM degree in 2005. Dr. McGinnis has a very active 12 year old Brittany Spaniel named Maggie. When she is not at work she enjoys a very active lifestyle including biking, hiking, and camping.  

  • Katie Lebowitz
    Practice Manager

    This is our practice manager Katie Lebowitz. She has been in the veterinary industry since 2003. She went to ASU and has degrees in Wildlife Biology and General Education.

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  • Elena Gutierrez
    Veterinary Technician

    Elana has been a veterinary technician for 10 years. She saw a commercial for a vet tech school and decided she wanted to try it.

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  • Marlana Kucherer
    Veterinary Technician

    This is our veterinary assistant Marlana Kucherer. She has been a veterinary assistant since September, 2013.

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  • Tiea Sutherland
    Lead Veterinary Technician

    This is our Lead Veterinary Technician Tiea Sutherland. She has been a part of the Kaibab Animal Hospital team since April 2018. She grew up in South Scottsdale and graduated from Coronado High School. She went on to get married and have 2 girls. The younger is a sophomore at ASU and the older is a pharmacy technician. She has 2 cats, Potter a 10 year old black tripod and Ginny a 14 year old dilute calico. She has always had an extraordinary love for animals and a desire to help them. Tiea attended Pima Medical Institute to become a Veterinary Assistant and graduated with honors. She was hired at the clinic where she did her externship. She has worked in the veterinary field for 14 years and she loves it just as much now as she did when she first started.  

  • Cynthea Hernandez
    Veterinary Technician

    Cynthea has been a veterinary technician here at Kaibab Animal Hospital sin February 2018. she was born and raised in California and moved to Phoenix in January 2018. She always saw animals as her friends and she knew she had to have them in her life. When she realized that she could help them feel better as a veterinary technician she knew that was the path for her. While in high school Cynthea did an internship for the SPCA before going to school for animal science for a year. She got a job as a veterinary assistant and followed the mentorship of doctors and coworkers to move her way up to technician. Her favorite part of working for Kaibab Animal Hospital is getting love and kisses from patients and being able to help their worried owners. She loves her coworkers and feels like she learns a lot from them.

    Cynthea has 2 dogs. Her pug, Izu, will be 3 in December. She is a love bug who is really happy, wants to be everyone's friend, and likes to sit and watch cartoon movies. Her's other dog Craig is a sweet Rottweiler who has really bonded with her dad. Cynthea's goals are to help other people become successful and happy. She thrives on making people smile and she hope to make a difference in people's lives.

  • Will Neff
    Veterinary Technician

    Will has been a veterinary technician here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since May 2018. He was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ around all kinds of animals. Over the years he has gotten to work with cattle, sheep, goats, cats, dogs, etc.. Will's favorite part of working at Kaibab Animal Hospital is getting to help sick and injured pets while learning about animal medicine. He has completed his Bachelor's degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine at the University of Arizona. When Will is not at work he loves hiking, rock collecting, and star gazing. He also enjoys going to zoos, wildlife parks, and learning about exotic animals and wildlife. Will has 2 dogs at home. One is a year old Golden Retriever named Benny who is very goofy and sweet. His other dog Ruger is a 2 year old Collie mix who is also very sweet and loves being with Benny. 

  • Jessica Carnegie
    Veterinary Technician

    Jessica has been a veterinary technician here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since August 2018. She moved here from San Diego, California back in 2004. Jessica decided to get into veterinary medicine about 15 years ago due to her love of animals and medicine. She is a Certified Medical Technician and is currently in nursing school at Grand Canyon University. Jessica's favorite part of working at Kaibab Animal Hospital is getting to care for animals. When she is not at work she enjoys playing water sports, snowboarding, and traveling. She has a 10 year old Boston Terrier named Dozer who acts like a clown and has a great personality.

  • Alicia Varrone
    Veterinary Technician

    Alicia has been a veterinary technician here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since May, 2018. She moved here from
    Chicago, IL with her family back in 1996. Alicia decided to get into veterinary medicine because she has always been an animal lover and advocate. Her favorite parts of working at Kaibab Animal Hospital are getting to learn new stuff every day through her coworkers and doctors and getting to see cute animals at work. Alicia loves the
    outdoors. She recently visited the Redwoods National Park in California and thinks it was the most beautiful place she has ever seen. She has 2 dogs. One is a sweet girl named Faye and the other is Skidd Mark her gentle boy. She loves her goofy mutts!

  • Wendy M.
    Lead Client Service Representative

    Wendy has been a Client Service
    Representative here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since March 2018. She
    was born in Mexico but grew up in Scottsdale for 10 years, Phoenix
    for 3 years, and Mesa for 6 years. After high school she went to 1
    year of automotive technician school before deciding to change
    directions.

    Wendy has always loved animals and has
    always wanted to save them all. Her family always calls her when
    they find animals and she loves helping adopt animals out to new
    homes. Her favorite part of working at Kaibab Animal Hospital is
    when emergencies come in and we can help save them and send them
    home.

    Wendy has 2 cats and 4 dogs. Her cat
    Robin was rescued at 4 weeks and bottle fed by Wendy. He only
    cuddles on his time and likes following her around acting careless. Cat is 1 year old and was given to her free from an ad online. She
    is very sweet, playful, and demanding for food. She has helped Wendy
    out with other rescued kittens. Her dog Marley is 3 years old. She
    is a loyal and protective queen of the house. Thor is 2 years old
    and was given to her after one of her other dogs passed away. He is
    calm, goofy, social, and loving. Marshal is 1 year old and not very
    good with strangers but he loves her son and her little brother. Cardi is a 5 month old diva. She is very people friendly and vocal.

    Wendy enjoys leading a team. She like
    to learn new thing while using her skills in any way she can. She
    enjoys finding ways to improve businesses and help others. She has
    overcome a lot in her life and is inspired by her son and her single
    mom who raised her.

  • Taylor Kracke
    Client Service Representative

    Taylor has been a receptionist here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since May of 2018.
    She was born in southern Minnesota and spent her childhood back and forth between
    Minnesota and Tennessee. She moved to Arizona 6 years ago and shortly thereafter she met
    her fiancé, Jeremiah.
    Taylor started college in Minnesota in an Associates of Science program. When she moved to
    Arizona she transferred to Arizona State University. Her major at ASU was Biological
    Sciences with a concentration in Animal Physiology, Behavior, and Neuroscience. Taylor
    spent 6 years in college although she left ASU before graduating to pursue career goals.
    Her start in the veterinary industry was in Minnesota at a two-doctor practice that mainly
    worked with dogs, cats, and livestock. She took a break from the veterinary field for many
    years following this to work with exotics. Working as a zookeeper she worked with a
    plethora of animals including hoof stock, primates, big cats, birds, and small mammals.
    There came a point in her career that Taylor decided she wanted more hands-on medical
    experience. She transitioned into a veterinary technician position at a large 10 doctor
    practice that saw dogs, cats, and small exotics. After gaining basic technical skills Taylor
    decided that she wanted to work closer with the clientele. This brought her to her current
    role a s a receptionist.
    Taylor's favorite part of her job is working so closely with our clients. She enjoys helping people
    and pets both and finds it rewarding to be able to assist pet parents with questions or
    concerns they might have.
    Taylor has four dogs—Lady, Freya, Lilah, and Nova. Lady, her English Springer Spaniel,
    has been in her family for 13 years. She spends her days relaxing in the lap of luxury in
    her golden years. Freya is a one year old French Bulldog. She is the spitfire of the
    bunch and can usually be found trying to wake the other dogs up for playtime. Lilah and
    Nova are both English Bulldogs. They were born one week apart and are
    approximately six months old. They are the laziest puppies and can occasionally be
    found behind the front desk ready to greet the clientele.
    Taylor strives to provide the best possible customer service to our clients. Her goal is to always
    go above and beyond what is expected by our clients to make their experience positive.
    Taylor's personal interests include: spending time with her fiancé and their four dogs, traveling
    and sightseeing, and working on design elements for their new home that is in the
    process of being built.

  • Nancy Page
    Client Service Representative

    Nancy has been a Client Service
    Representative here at Kaibab Animal Hospital since December 2017. She grew up in Arizona but moved to California for 40 years where she
    managed a human orthopedic medical facility and worked in surgery
    scheduling. Eventually after retiring she decided to come back to
    Arizona although she wishes her kids and grand-kids lived closer to
    her.

    Nancy got into veterinary medicine
    because her sister-in-law is a retired large animal vet and she
    always thought it would be more interesting than human medicine. Her
    favorite part of working at Kaibab Animal Hospital is seeing all the
    dogs and cats (especially the young ones). She likes that our
    clients are nicer than the clients in her human medicine offices and
    she likes talking to people about their pets.

    Nancy has 2 kittens that are
    litter mates and are 5 months old. They are both medium hair black
    tabbies. They are lovable monsters that get into everything! When
    she was young she had horses, cats, and dogs but always favored cats. She loves reading, beading jewelry, and traveling (especially to
    visit her family).

  • Max and Benny

    Max and Benny are the Kaibab Mascots. Max came in as a stray in 2007 and Benny came in as a stray in 2011.

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Office Hours

Monday:

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Tuesday:

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Wednesday:

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Thursday:

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Friday:

7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Saturday:

8:00 AM-2:00 PM

Sunday:

11:00 AM-3:00 PM