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.
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. John Trahan, DVM
Dr. Trahan was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he started his career in veterinary medicine as a kennel assistant. He completed his undergraduate studies at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, LA, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Sciences in 2012. He then went to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, graduating in 2016. Deciding that he has seen enough rain and humidity in Louisiana for awhile, he decided to branch out at moved to Arizona to start his career as a veterinarian. His special interests include surgery and exotic/zoo medicine, as well as preventative medicine. He currently has 1 dog, a husky mix named Ruxin. He likes to spend his spare time in the outdoors as much as possible, in addition to working out, sports, cooking, and spending his time with friends.
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.
Haley was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and loves all that Arizona weather has to offer! Haley grew up with a golden retriever, and her love for animals has grown since then! When Haley isn’t working or hanging out with friends, she enjoys creating art, and listening to music. Haley graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Studio Art Degree. Haley can’t wait to have a herd of animals to come home to! Haley has been in this field for about 4 years and looks to continue her dream of working with animals for a long time!
Jade was born in Illinois, where she helped her grandparent’s on their farm to care for the animals. Her love for animals has flourished since then and she has always aspired to be around animals at a young age. Jade has a Pitbull Labrador mix, named Lucy who she takes out hiking and to the dog park when the Arizona weather is cool. When Jade is not playing with Lucy, she can be found learning new yoga techniques or enjoying a swim! Jade has been in this field for about 3 years and wants to continue to spend her days with our clients and patients for as long as possible!
Noelia was born in Peru, but grew up in Florida. Noelia moved to Arizona to enjoy the desert landscape with her family. Noelia has a dog named Molly, she is a shih-tzu poodle mix. Noelia enjoys going on adventures with Molly and exploring this beautiful state. Noelia has had pets all her life and has always wanted to work with animals. Noelia comes into work every day ready to meet and greet all our patients with open arms! After working in this field for a few years, she is excited to continue learning and grow her love for animals!
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.