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Sarah, CVT

Sarah, CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician & Practice Manager

Sarah is a graduate of Pima Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program, and has been nationally- and AZ state-certified since 2010. She spent the first eight years of her career in general practice as a Lead Technician. She has two years of experience as an Emergency ICU Technician, where she sharpened her nursing skills & cared for critical patients. Prior to PAWS, she spent several years as a Veterinary Ophthalmology Technician on a busy team, assisting with cataract and corneal procedures and gaining experience in advanced anesthetic monitoring. She joined the PAWS Family in April 2019.

Sarah is passionate about patient care and is Fear-Free certified. She has been extensively trained in Low-Stress Handling techniques. She has special interests in behavior, nutrition, dentistry, and neonatal care. She is an experienced kitten foster with a soft spot for single orphans.

When not at work, Sarah and her husband can be found seeking out great concerts and traveling to fun destinations. Sarah has a few furry kids at home, including Sadie the longhaired Dachshund, Cedric Diggory the Dachshund/Pug mix, and two calico kitties — Lollipop and Cupcake!

Chloe, CVT

Chloe, CVT

Technician Supervisor

Meet Chloe! Chloe is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and has been in the veterinary field since 2012. In 2015, she decided to follow her dreams & enroll at Pima Medical Institute in the Veterinary Technician Program. In 2017, she graduated with honors and sat for her national and state board exams & became a Certified Veterinary Technician. Chloe has worked at both urgent care & emergency facilities but has found her true passion with Integrative Medicine here at PAWS.

She has an English Mastiff/Great Dane mix named Lily, a lynx-point Siamese cat named Miso, an orange creamsicle cat named Mango, and two snakes – Layla (4 feet, ball python) and Kahlua (10 feet, red tail boa). In her spare time, you can find Chloe in her garden, reading, lifting weights, or playing video games.

Lisa

Lisa

Client Service Representative Manager

Lisa is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Tucson. Lisa graduated from Pima Medical Institutes Veterinary Program in 1987. She has devoted her career to veterinary medicine by working in many different roles, expanding her knowledge over the years.

Lisa worked in two local veterinary hospitals before relocating to the White Mountains, where she worked for several years at a veterinary hospital in Lakeside, Arizona. She returned to Tucson after many years and joined the PAWS team in early 2013. Lisa loves spending her time with her husband Marc, their two dogs, Ava, Sadie, and their cat Cheeto. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, camping, gardening, cooking, and reading.

Technicians

Alex

Alex

Treatment Coordinator, Boarding Coordinator, Lead Veterinary Technician

Alex was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. She has grown up around animals her whole life, so it was an easy decision for her to choose this career. Alex graduated from Carrington College, from the veterinary program and will be continuing her education to become a CVT.

She has 5 fur babies, Kahlua, Canela, Pepper, Dakota, and Oscar. On her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family and attend sporting events.

Ashley, CVT

Lead Technician & Inventory Associate

Ashley was born and raised on the east coast and in the midwest. Her love of animals has been apparent since birth. From an early age, she insisted on naming every critter that frequented her yard and was often found organizing burials for those that met untimely ends. As a child, she spent her time caring for her array of small pets and family dog, Zeppelin. She has always had a strong affection for horses and spent the majority of her young adult and teenage years caring for them at a local stable, where she took riding lessons and competed in English style riding and jumping competitions.

She earned a BFA with an emphasis in photography, video, and installation art at Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis – where she met the love of her life, Aaron. For years, she worked in both graphic design and visual merchandising until migrating west to Tucson in 2016 when Aaron accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Printmaking in the University of Arizona’s College of Fine Art. It is here that she decided to further pursue her love of creatures and launch her career in animal health.

Ashley’s compassion and advocacy for all living creatures is evident through her various volunteer efforts. She joined the PAWS team in early 2018, finding a group of kind-hearted and like-minded individuals that have proven to be fantastic mentors and valuable resources. Ashley graduated from Pima Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program and became a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2019.

She is a loud and unwavering voice, speaking on behalf of the creatures who can’t, and has chosen to dedicate her life to ensure their comfort and happiness through good times and bad. Her advocacy for animals is so strong that it lead her to embrace a plant-based and cruelty-free lifestyle, happily finding that many in Tucson embrace the same. Ashley is also the dedicated human to the softest yellow lab mix on earth, named Poe.

Jonathan

Jonathan

Lead Technician & Laboratory Technician

Jonathan was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. He attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ pursuing a degree in veterinary science. After 8 years in corporate veterinary medicine, he decided he needed a change. He joined PAWS to get a better understanding of rehabilitative therapy and alternative veterinary medicine. His family includes 3 dogs, 5 cats, a guinea pig, and a hamster. In his free time, he loves spending time with the furry critters, pet-sitting, and playing video games.

Diana, CVT, CCRP

Diana, CVT, CCRP

Certified Veterinary Technician & Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner

Diana has over a decade of experience in the veterinary field. She graduated from Pima Community College’s Veterinary Technician program in 2010, and gained her Certified Veterinary Technician credentials shorty after. After learning and growing in a specialty veterinary surgical facility, Diana’s interest turned to the recovery process. Her love of companion animals drove her to seek out novel ways to help her patients enjoy a long, healthy life of joy with their owners. Seeing patients healing through rehabilitation proved to be very rewarding, and revealed a path to continue to grow her passion for patient care.

Patient recovery was only one of the motivators for Diana to change her focus to canine rehabilitation. Diana’s health journey cemented her love of helping others gain back the quality of life they were meant to have. With the help of her father, she gained a new life after losing weight and training her mind and body to push for excellence. This new life has ignited her passion to see her patients get their quality of life back too.

Diana graduated from the University of Tennessee’s Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner Program and received her CCRP accreditation in December 2019.

Diana G., CVT

Diana G., CVT

Certified Veterinary Technician

Diana joined the PAWS family in December 2019. She was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. Since childhood, she has always been passionate about animals.
Diana is a graduate of Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technology Program, where she received her Associates Degree in 2017. She then became nationally and AZ state-certified a year later. Shortly after finishing school, she gained two years of experience working in a veterinary emergency ICU. Prior to this, she worked as a veterinary assistant at a general practice for a year and a half.

In her free time, Diana dances with a local group, including a variety of styles such as Mexican folklore. She also loves to travel and spend time with family and friends. She has two dogs, Luna and Shay, and four cats, Anchovie, Simon, Blue and Echo.

Annise

Annise

Veterinary Technician

Annise was born in San Diego, California, and has lived in Tucson since 2008. At a young age, she spent a lot of her free time caring for and learning from her grandmother’s many pets – including over 40 dogs!

In college, she volunteered at PAWS and fell in love with the atmosphere and team-oriented work environment. After graduating from the University of Arizona’s Veterinary Science Program in 2016, she spent 4 years in general veterinary practice where she learned many vital skills and obtained more knowledge in animal health. Ultimately, she wanted to return to where she was first introduced to a veterinary setting, PAWS Veterinary Center!

She enjoys cuddling with her kitties, Hershey and Kit Kat, playing with her dogs, Rolo and Junior, and hanging out with her red-eared slider turtles, Whopper and Timmy.

Melissa

Melissa

Veterinary Technician

Melissa was born and raised in San Diego, California. With a passion and love for all animals, Melissa decided at a young age to pursue a carrier helping and healing animals. Melissa has over 6 years of experience working at an emergency/daytime hybrid practice in San Diego. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science at California State University Chico. She hopes to soon attend the University of Arizona Veterinary School.

Melissa joined the PAWS family in 2020 and is excited to expand her knowledge in Integrative and Rehabilitative medicine and Fear-Free patient care and handling.

Melissa recently moved to Tucson with her husband, her corgi Sir Remington “Remy” Winston, Zoe the spicy Tortie cat, and her two birds — Pina the pineapple conure and Ezzy the love bird. In her free time, she enjoys adventuring and exploring Tucson and Arizona. She loves gourmet cooking, crafting, and spending time with her family.

Pauline

Pauline

Veterinary Technician

Pauline was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. She has two dogs — a 2 year old Border Collie mix named Kalysi and a 6 year old Husky mix named Luna. She attended Pima Medical Institute and obtained her degree in as a Veterinary Assistant. Pauline has experience in both General Practice and Emergency Veterinary Medicine. She enjoys riding horses and spent 8 years riding. She is is currently attending college and working toward her Masters in Marine Biology.
Searra

Searra

Patient Care Assistant

Searra is originally from the Midwest and has lived in Tucson since 2014. Searra has always had a passion for animals, and most importantly their welfare. Searra has experience in shelter medicine and is gaining clinical experience as a Patient Care Assistant at PAWS providing support to our Technician team.

In her free time, she enjoys studying herbs, reading, writing, yoga, bicycling, running, volunteering at Pima Animal Care Center, and hiking the mountains with her two dogs, Gigi and Franklin.

Sarah L.

Sarah L.

Veterinary Technician

Sarah has been a veterinary technician for 13 years. She was born and raised in Arizona, and has worked with most species of domestic animals. She started in Emergency Medicine and slowly developed a love for General Practice. She loves to help animals and their families, and all of her personal pets are from rescue situations. Sarah is Fear Free Certified and strongly believes all animals deserve to be handled with the highest levels of care and love.
Alexandra

Alexandra

Veterinary Technician

Alex was born in Tucson and raised mostly in Arizona. From a young age, she knew she needed a career in veterinary medicine after she revived a small kitten with CPR and saved its life.

Alex’s passion is special needs care, rehabilitative therapy, and holistic medicine. This made it an easy decision to join the PAWS family. Alex plans to continue her education to become a Certified Veterinary Technician, as well as a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner, to continue providing quality care to all pets.

In her free time, she likes to hike the mountains with her 3 dogs, Tiny, Minnie & Maliah. She enjoys playing with her cat, Baby Boo, and her newest “tri-pawed” kitty, Honey.

Sarah M., RVT

Sarah M., RVT

Registered Veterinary Technician

Sarah has felt a strong connection to animals and a desire to advocate for them from a very young age. While majoring in psychology in college, she found herself wanting to spend all of her time outside of classes volunteering at the Humane Society. She loved providing care and company to the animals there, but wanted to be able to do more to help relieve them from pain and illness. She then enrolled in a veterinary technology program in Sacramento, CA. She graduated in 2008, and became a Registered Veterinary Technician.

After several years of working in conventional veterinary hospitals, a journey with her own health led her to begin researching and receiving alternative medical treatments. She found the only way to fully recover from her medical condition was by combining Western medicine, Chinese medicine, and other complementary therapies. She developed a passion for integrative medicine, and became dedicated to helping animals have access to a variety of treatment options.

Sarah moved from California to Tucson in November 2021. When she is not at work, she loves spending time with her cat and 2 parrots, and getting outside to be in nature as much as possible. She is very excited to be a part of the PAWS team, where she gets to contribute to providing compassionate, integrative veterinary care.

Amanda

Amanda

Veterinary Technician

Amanda was born in Illinois and raised in South Tucson. She found her passion for animals young — rescuing anything from stray dogs to ground squirrels. After spending years as a teacher and raising a family, she attended Pima Medical Institute’s Veterinary Technician Program and graduated in 2016. Since then, she has been living and working her passion! Amanda has passed her AZ state veterinary medical board exam and is working on her VTNE (national veterinary medical board exam) to obtain her CVT. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her family. She has 3 boys and 1 girl, plus 3 dogs, 4 cats, and a turtle!
Elisa

Elisa

Veterinary Technician

Elisa grew up in Parker, Arizona; a small Native American Reservation located on the Colorado River. She is currently finishing her last semester at the University of Arizona, where she will receive her Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Sciences and minor degrees in Biochemistry and Care, Health, & Society. She is currently applying to Veterinary School this year. She has been raising and working with various species of livestock animals for the past 12 years. When she is not studying for her classes or working, she likes to spend time on the Colorado River back at home with her loved ones!
Monica

Monica

Veterinary Technician

Monica is a native of Tucson, Arizona. She graduated from Pima Community College’s Veterinary Technology program in 2021. She is working on getting certified both state and national, as well as getting fear-free certified. She did an internship at Valley Animal Hospital and joined the PAWS family in 2022. During her free time, she hangs out with family, makes art and crafts, plays video games, and watches her favorite shows.

Amelia

Amelia

Veterinary Technician

Amelia is a native of Arizona, born and raised in Phoenix. She moved to Tucson to pursue a career in the veterinary field. She recently graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelors in Veterinary Science. Amelia’s favorite activity includes spending time with her family and her 2 year old German Sheppard, Dodger. She is excited to continue her education and work toward attending veterinary school.
Chessy

Chessy

Veterinary Technician

Coming Soon!

Client Service Representatives

Michelle

Michelle

Client Service Representative

Michelle was born in Michigan and raised in Tucson. She was raised with dogs her entire childhood. And In her early 20’s she took in and raised abandoned kitties. Currently, Michelle and her husband, Don, have 2 dogs, Rascal- a Bichon mix (Zuchon), and Roxy- a Terrier mix, and a cat, Shadow. Together, they have 5 kids and 2 grandkids.

After working 25+ years in the fast-food industry, Michelle was ready to try for something new and was graciously given an opportunity to work with her love for animals at PAWS. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, singing, and spending time with her family and friends.

Jenn

Jenn

Client Service Representative

Jenn is new to PAWS but not new to Veterinary Medicine. After a 12 year hiatus, she has finally found her way back to her calling again. Jenn came to Tucson in 2001 from Washington State, and it was then that she realized that working with animals was her calling. With an awkward and needy doggo, plus three cats at home, her life is filled with joy. In her free time, Jenn enjoys family time with her kids. Her oldest daughter, Jessica, is attending the U of A seeking a Music Production/ Interior Design degree. She fills the rest of her time with her boys William, and Lucas, just doing family stuff like going to the Park or the Zoo or hanging out at home — family time is a must! Jenn is all about genuinely enjoying life one day at a time.
Hayley

Hayley

Client Service Representative

Hayley may not be from Tucson, but Tucson is definitely her home! After years of working in the restaurant industry, Hayley decided she needed major change and applied to PAWS in hopes to become apart of their amazing team. Since being hired, every day is a new opportunity to learn something new and expand her education. Hayley came to realize working with animals is passion of hers and plans to attend college and become a certified veterinary technician. Until then, Hayley enjoys hiking with friends and family, going out to try new and exotic foods, and constantly cuddling her miniature dachshund Benny. She lives by the motto, “life is hard, but dogs are soft!” and is excited to see where working in this industry will take her.
Abigail

Abigail

Client Service Liasion

Coming soon!

Proudly serving the pets of Tucson, AZ and beyond.

At PAWS Veterinary Center, we deliver exceptional service through effective communication, client education and sincerity of purpose. We empower and educate clients, allowing them to make informed choices and participate in their pet's care. We look forward to seeing you soon!

CONTACT

Phone: 520-888-7297
Fax: 520-888-2565
Email: [email protected]

LOCATION

300 E River Road
Tucson, AZ 85704
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HOURS

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri: 7:30am - 5:30pm
Tue: 7:30am - 7:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Open every other Saturday
Sun: Closed
Click here to view our Saturday Schedule
We are CLOSED on the following Saturdays.
January:
1/15/22
1/29/22
February:
2/12/22
2/26/22
March:
3/12/22
3/26/22
April:
4/9/22
4/23/22
Monday:
5/7/22
5/21/22
5/30/22
June:
6/4/22
6/18/22
July:
7/2/22
7/4/22
7/16/22
7/30/22
August:
8/13/22
8/27/22
Septemeber:
9/5/22
9/10/22
9/24/22
October:
10/8/22
10/22/22
November:
11/5/22
11/19/22
11/24/22
December:
12/3/22
12/24/22
12/31/22

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Patient Portal

Powered by ezyVet, the new Patient Portal is a free service that allows you to access your pet's medical file and much more! With the new portal you can:

  • View and pay for invoices online.
  • Manage your contact information and reminder preferences.
  • View and manage your pet's information and medical history.
  • View and print your pet's vaccine status.
  • View and download lab results and other documents we share with you.
  • Request prescription refills.

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