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.


Ashley was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. Ashley has always been very passionate about animals big and small, which explains all the animals she has at home! Ashley has three dogs, Jei a Husky, Toasty a pitbull husky mix, Baby Girl a long haired tea cup Chihuahua, two cats Merw and Sir Kitti Von Jameson and last but not least two snakes Kaa a 6ft sand boa, and Dratini a 4ft ball python. She received her associates in Applied Science in Veterinary Technology from Mesa Community College and has worked in this field for 8 years. When Ashley isn’t working with our clients and patients, she enjoys outdoor adventures with her dogs, making crafts, music and reading.

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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.


Liliana is an Arizona native, born and raised in Yuma. Liliana lives with her husband, 2 dogs Olive and Martini, and 2 parakeets, Bonnie and Clyde. She studied Mortuary Science, but reverted back to her true love of animals. Liliana has always dreamed of working with animals even volunteering at the Humane Society, and now that she is with us she is loving every second! When Liliana isn’t spending time with our patients, she enjoys painting, playing video games and going on adventures with her husband!

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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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