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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Dr. Erica Ou, DVM

Dr. Erica Liu was born and raised in Guangzhou, China. She came to United Stated in 2010 with a dream of becoming a Veterinarian. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science at the University of Arizona and moved to Phoenix to pursue her DVM degree. She graduated from Midwestern University Veterinary College in May 2019, mostly focused on small animals. She took an oath to use her scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health, the relief of animal suffering and the conservation of animal resources and the promotion of public health. She believes the best way to provide the professional care for animals is through working closely with their family. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She has one cat named Hooba. Hooba was one of the orphan kittens found in Tucson in 2014, they become each other’s best study buddy, sleeping buddy and playing buddy.


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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.


Bree – Lead Customer Service Manager & Health Plan Coordinator

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.


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Maggie was born and raised in Arizona! She has a senior pup named Janie who is a little count potato but loves to go hiking from time to time. She loves doing crafts and traveling in her free time. Maggie’s favorite animal is a sting-ray!


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Patti is a California native, but decided to plant her roots in Arizona. After High School, she took some courses to become an EMT. During that time, she entered motherhood. While raising her children, she entered the animal field as a pet groomer for 14 years. Her love for animals has made her want to stay in the animal care field. In her spare time, she loves spending time with family, making people laugh and putting smiles on faces.


Josie was born in Mitchell, South Dakota. She has two older sisters. She has a huge dog family of, three golden doodles Winston, Willow and Chevy. She has two pitbulls Mowgli and Max and one Australian Shepard Pepper. She just recently graduated from East Valley Institute of Technology and was certified in Veterinary Assistant and NAFTA. In her free time, she loves to go hiking with her dogs around lakes and rivers. She loves all animals but Snakes are definitely her favorite!



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.


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Samantha was raised in upstate Rochester, New York, before moving back to her home state, Arizona. Growing up, Samamtha was always around animals, now finally being able to achieve her goal of working side by side with them Samantha hopes to one day travel the world being a low cost Veterinarian. In her free time she loves to play video games Learn Japanese and play with her two fluffy dogs, koda and Mia.


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Mary was born and raised in Michigan but moved to Arizona in 2016. Mary has worked in the animal field for many years and enjoys spending all of her time with them. She has many pets including one dog, four cats and a bird. Mary’s dog Kitana loves playing in the daycamp yards and spending time with her mom. She believes animals should be spoiled and cuddled to the fullest extent and given all the love and attention they deserve! In Mary’s free time she loves being outdoors hiking and on the weekends shopping!


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Pet Grooming


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