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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.

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

Lead 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.

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.
Lexx

Lexx

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.

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.

Chessy

Chessy

Veterinary Technician

Chessy has lived in Arizona for 20 years, however, just relocated from Phoenix to Tucson in 2021. Chessy has been in the animal care field since 2019, where she started as a pet resort kennel attendant. She has been a veterinary technician since 2020, and is currently enrolled in Penn Foster’s Veterinary Assistant program with plans to complete the program in late 2022.

She lives here with her family and they have 3 dogs; Luvie, Oliver (both Chihuahua / Terrier mixes) and Barry (Poodle / Westie mix). All three are rescues, of course! Chessy also has a gerbil named Guiseppi! In her spare time, Chessy loves going to music festivals and playing video games.

Amelia

Amelia

Lead 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.
Shelby

Shelby

Veterinary Technician

Shelby grew up in Payson, Arizona surrounded by many animals and fun outdoor activities. She has always had a passion for animals big and small, and started in the veterinary field in 2020. She is currently studying Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona and plans on helping both people and animals through future medical advancements. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and camping with her family
Brittany S.

Brittany S.

Veterinary Technician

Brittany was born in Farmville, VA and moved to Tucson, AZ as an infant. She graduated from Pima Medical Institute with her Veterinary Assisting Certificate in 2019. As she started her career in Veterinary Assisting after graduation, she quickly realized Veterinary Medicine is her true passion and has been continuing to learn, train, and grow as a Veterinary Technician ever since.

Brittany is a mother of 3 and has one kitty baby, Manbat. She shares her love for the outdoors with her family and they can often be found spelunking, hiking and gardening!

Kassandra

Kassandra

Veterinary Technician

Kassandra was born and raised in Tucson, and graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2019. She always felt the need to help and rescue animals, in any way she could, because just being around them makes her feel like the world is a better place. She joined the PAWS team in August 2022.

Outside work, Kassandra enjoys cooking new meals, painting, and watching shows and snuggling with her German Shepherd, Deluca. He is a goofy boy and is favorite toy is a rock! She also has a Betta fish named Nightmare, who is a super fast swimmer and loves attacking his food!

Brittany M.

Brittany M.

Veterinary Technician

Brittany is a country girl born in Springfield, Missouri. She split her time growing up between Missouri and Tucson. Brittany’s childhood dream job was to be in the Veterinary Field. She graduated from the Veterinary Assisting program at Pima Medical Institute in 2016 and has been living her dream ever since. There are 4 pets that currently reside in her heart – 2 cats named Parry James and Amara Echo, and 2 dogs named Denver Boy and Odin Son. When not at work, Brittany is a frequent Zoo visitor and enjoys going on fishing/camping trips.

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.
Abbey

Abbey

Client Service Liasion

Abbey was born and raised in Tucson. She has always had a deep love for animals and even had a wide variety of animals growing up! After working in human healthcare for 7+ years, Abbey was ready to make a big change and return to her desire to work with animals.

Abbey and her husband, Colin, have a 5 year old lab/husky mix named Cooper and a 3 year old greyhound/pittie mix named Bailey! In her free time she enjoys traveling, kayaking, hiking, biking, and being outdoors with her little family. Abbey likes to see every day as an adventure and makes the most out of every experience.

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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  • View and pay for invoices online.
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  • 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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