I grew up in Barrington, Illinois, in the suburbs of Chicago. Horses were my childhood passion and I spent most of my time horseback riding and working with polo ponies. After high school I moved out west to attend college in Colorado and Arizona. I have been working in the veterinary field since 2002, beginning as a receptionist at a small animal clinic in Tucson to an office manager at an animal hospital in Tempe to Practice Manager here at Kachina Animal Hospital. After graduating from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology, I moved up to the Prescott area to enjoy the cooler weather and all the outdoor adventures it has to offer. At home I have two Terriers named Fenway & Sidda & a feisty Yorkipoo named Bubba. In my free time I love camping, ATVing & gardening.
Hello there! I am a Prescott Native, born & raised. It is still my favorite place to be and I'm proud to call it home. I started in the veterinary field directly out of high school. In this field I've tried it all - I started as a kennel attendant, moved to reception, tech'd for a short time, and, last but not least, into management. My passions are family and animals. I cherish the relationships made with the fur babies and their families. I have many fur babies of my own including cats, dogs, pigs and chickens. I am the proud mom of 3 amazing daughters (and blessed with several 'bonus' kids). We spend as much time as possible in our beautiful outdoors. I joined Kachina in 2014 and I am honored to be part of this amazing team! Come on in & say hi!
DeniseClient Service Representative
Hi everyone, I'm Denise and I moved here a year ago with my 2 cats from central New York to enjoy Arizona's beautiful scenery and lovely weather!! For the past 30 years animals have been both a passion and career and I am super excited to be part of the Kachina Animal Hospital family. I look forward to meeting you all and helping to care for your extended family members.
AnnetteClient Service Representative
I joined Kachina in 2019 as an Animal Caregiver with a desire to make a change from my prior career path. Working in the kennel opened my eyes to the world of animals and veterinary medicine. You will now find me at the front desk as a Client Service Representative! I always look forward to learning, new friends, and meeting all of our client’s fur babies.
KatieClient Service Representative
Hi, I'm Katie, a 20-something year old self proclaimed office comedian. I try to find the good in every situation. If I'm not working, you can catch me hiking or hanging out with my pets at home. If you need a laugh, come find me!
AmyClient Service Representative
Hi, I'm Amy! People think I am funny. If you ask me, I would say.... you betcha. I have lived in Arizona my whole life and I can't imagine living anywhere else. One day, I would love to have a small hobby farm with pigs, chickens and a milk cow. Currently, my farm consists of two dogs and a few rabbits. I am pleased to be a part of Kachina Animal Hospital and look forward to meeting you and your furry friend.