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.
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.
Dr. Capria grew up in Upstate New York and cultivated her interest to work with animals starting at an early age. After high school, Dr. Capria moved to Buffalo where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. She then worked as a licensed veterinary technician for 6 years. During that 6 years she also pursued a Master’s degree in Public Health from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Soon after, Dr. Capria moved to the island of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary interests are in emergency medicine, and exotic pet medicine. In her free time, Dr. Capria enjoys going hiking with her dog, Rascal, swimming, baking and reading.
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.
Marilyn was born and raised in Arizona, she has been traveling for the last 7 years across the country, but has decided to set roots back in Arizona. She grew up with dogs and cats, currently has a bearded dragon named Dobby and she’s looking to add another cat to the family soon. Marilyn went to school and graduated with a vet assistant Certificate but has decided that working up front in the reception area is where she is happy. She’s been working in this field for 10 years in her free time. Marilyn enjoys hiking and water activities and she also has a green thumb and enjoys taking care of her indoor jungle as well.
Mikaylee (Mickey) was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She grew up around various furry friends and carries a deep affinity for caring for them. She is currently pursuing photography courses to enhance her creative skill and earn her diploma. In her free time, she enjoys photographing people, animals, and nature while spending as much time outdoors as she can.
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.
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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.
Angie was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and moved to Southern California to go to tech school. She graduated from Mt San Antonio Community College with an A.S. In Animal Health Technology and Livestock Production. She worked in Walnut and San Jacinto before moving to Kingman, AZ. She earned an A.A. in Elementary Education at Mohave Community College. She has a special interest in dentistry and surgery and real estate. She is a licensed veterinary technician. She moved to Phoenix to be closer to her children and grandchildren. She has a cat named Chip and she’s excited to learn and explore more of Arizona.
Sierra is an Arizona native who grew up all throughout the valley. She’s been in this field for 2 and a half years and enjoys every minute of it, from educating pet owners to helping animals in their last moments with comfort and passion. She enjoys hiking, taking cruises, long road trips, trying new foods, playing video games, and relaxing with her dog Calliope and her cat Link. She’s always had a passion for animals since she was a child and would spend most of her time with them. She would love to pursue a degree in biological science and progress in animal research.
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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!
Rebecca was born and raised in Arizona. After completing high school, she volunteered at Arizona Animal Welfare League. Went to Carrington College for Veterinary assistant and plans to go back to school for veterinary technician. She loves animals and has a passion for working in the field. Has two nieces she cares for and loves being an aunt. In her spare time, she loves reading, cooking and baking, horror movies, video gaming, and spending time with family.
Brittani was born and raised in New Orleans and has 3 siblings. 1 older sister, 1 younger sister, and 1 brother. She grew up with animals all her life, helping out the rescues with adoption fairs or fostering animals, always trying to do her part to help those animals feel safe and happy. She dreams of one day owning a rescue/rehabilitation center for all animals so they can have a good life. She hopes to help them learn to trust and love again. In her free time, she likes to do anything with her fur babies, they love to watch anime or try cooking new foods.
Chris started working as a dog bather in high school and has been grooming now for over 35 years. She grooms all breeds of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs too! She has been working in Scottsdale for over 13 years and loves coming into work every day. She has a special knack in grooming for the more “hard to handle” or “special needs” pets and is partial to the older senior dogs. She can groom any pet to your specifications; whether it be a breed standard cut, an easy-care comfort cut, or the latest Asian Fusion style- Chris can do it all. She lives in Gilbert with her husband and four sons, a cattle dog mix named IAN B SMOVE, A cat named NAMI that rules the house, and a very spoiled cockatoo named BiBi Bird. BiBi likes to come to work with Chris- so you may see her from time to time. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the many different sporting events her sons are involved in as well as helping her husband with his catering business, taking trips to Vegas and pet sitting.
Izzy was born and raised right here in Arizona. She grew up around all types of animals, and has always wanted to be a part of a team that involved a variety of care for them. She began her grooming career in 2016 as a bather and has worked her way into being one of the most patient, caring groomers Tempe Lake could have. With encouragement and guidance from Chris and Heidi, Izzy has mastered the talent of grooming and with her finesse, she is an amazing addition to this grooming team. After losing her beloved fur baby Cheech, she especially dreams of running her own Small Dog/Chihuahua Rescue. Izzy is a Mother, Total Foodie, Chihuahua Obsesser, Sports Fan, AND enjoys taking part in adventures to new places to find new things to eat.