Our Team


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Dr. Raymond Gniadek, DVM

Dr. Gniadek was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in Arizona for 30 years. He completed his DVM at Iowa State University and has been practicing in this field for 39 years. For the first 8 years after becoming a DVM he practiced large animal work, mostly dairy cows and horses and has done small animals ever since. Throughout his life he has had many animals and currently has three cats; two Siamese cats named Miso and Wonton and an alley cat named Louise. In his free time he enjoys, fishing, hiking, being outdoors, gardening, reading, listening to music, and bird watching with the Audubon Society.

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Dr. Joseph Lockhart, DVM

Dr. Lockhart grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. As an undergraduate he attended Louisiana State University. He attended veterinary school in St. Kitts, in the West Indies, and graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Lockhart performed his small animal internship at VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona. He has one dog named Luna and two cats named Thundercat and Anthony. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, eating sushi, working out, exercising his artistic skills by drawing and painting.


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Alina – Hospital Administrator

Alina is an Arizona native and loves living here! She completed high school and has taken some college courses in education. She has been in this field for over ten years. She was a foster failure through Cavalier Rescue Foundation where she adopted her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ace, she also has a Shih-poo named Cuervo. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, movies, and spending time with friends and family.



Brittni (Bree) was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Bree graduated from Artistic Beauty College in 2007. Bree has two younger siblings, a brother and a sister. She has four cats; Jasmine, Chub Chub, Baby Girl, Token and a beta fish named Bruce. In her free time Bree enjoys crafts, reading, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Bree loves animals of all sizes, however she is frightened by catfish.


MiKayla (Kayla) was born in Connecticut, and moved to Mesa, Arizona when she was younger. Kayla has two dogs; Pello, Teddy and one cat Scarlett. Kayla enjoys going to concerts, and crafting. She has a certification in fashion merchandising and has been a part of two fashion shows. Kayla is new to the veterinary field and is very excited to absorb as much information as possible!



Brittknee was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Arizona when she was small. She has worked in the Veterinarian field since 2007 and loves it very much. She enjoys communicating with clients and their animals as they come in the door. She has a calico cat named Princess and a dilute calico named Gia, a pit bull boxer mix named Blaize. In her free time she enjoys reading, finding new recipes, running with her dog and spending time with her family.



Dianne – Lead Technician

Dianne was born in California and has lived in Arizona for 39 years. She has been in this field for 15 years starting as a groomer before becoming a Veterinary Technician and loves working with animals! At home she has two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels that she rescued from Cavalier Rescue Foundation named Trixie and Penny and 4 cats named Elmo, Hunter, Jet, and Blue. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies with her son and shopping.


Amanda was born in Gresham, Oregon, and she moved to Arizona in the summer of 2014. Amanda graduated from Pima Medical Institute with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science. Amanda has a big family of four sisters and two brothers! She also has a big family of furry animals including three cats; Zelda, Peter Pan and Luna, two rats; M & J, and one dog named Oaklee. In her free time she enjoys dreaming of her next visit to Disneyland and activities like crafts, drawing, bowling or anything that gets her moving.

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Savanna – Pet Resort Manager

Savanna is an Arizona native, and loves the amazing weather that Arizona has to offer. She has always had a love for animals of all sizes, even working at a pig rescue! Savanna has 6 dogs and a ferret, however she dreams of adding farm animals to her family one day! She also enjoys spending time in off road vehicles , hiking and spending time with her dogs.


Melissa was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Melissa graduated Carrington College Veterinary assisting program. She has a furry family of all sizes, three dogs, one cat, one parrot, one turtle and one horse! In her free time she loves to spend time with her son Alexander and go on adventures outdoors.

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Andrea was born and raised in Manchester, NH where she worked at a zoo and has been in Arizona for 8 years.  She has been in this field for 28 years and loves working with all types of animals! At home she has three cats: Harry, Ariel, and Sophia, and four dogs: a shepherd mix named Sadie, a bull terrier named Rudy, and two Chihuahuas named Ru and Trey. Ru is the newest addition after fostering her for a rescue. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, and movies.

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