Julia LynnDVMMedical Director / PresidentRead More
I always wanted to have a career working with animals. I started my college education with a focus on wildlife management, and received and Associates degree and a Bachelors degree in that field. While finishing my Bachelors degree at Louisiana Tech University, I became friends with the wife of one of my Forestry professors who is a veterinarian. I shared with her that I never felt that I was 'smart enough' for veterinary school so never pursued veterinary medicine as a career option. She encouraged me to try as she saw how much I loved animals. I was realizing then that the profession of wildlife management was not what I thought it would be - very little hands-on with animals. I didn't have the prerequisite coursework needed to apply to Vet School so had to continue taking college courses for another two years - primarily chemistry, calculus, physics, ..... That was a fun two years (NOT). But I got it done and applied. I was accepted to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine (my home state) and graduated in May 1994.
Dan Styre DVMAssociate Veterinarian
I was born & raised in Phoenix. I attended Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine and returned to Arizona following graduation. I worked at several small animal practices before purchasing a practice in Scottsdale, which I owned for a number of years. I retired in 2014 and we moved to Humboldt. After 2 years of retirement I grew bored and missed working with clients and pets. I went back to work in 2016 and joined Kachina Animal Hospital in early 2020. I love working with the staff as well as all the great clients and pets that come here. We currently live in Chino Valley with our 5 dogs and 10 cats.
Craig NausleyDVMAssociate Veterinarian
I grew up in small towns in the Midwest. I always wanted to become a veterinarian and never strayed from that path. I graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 1978. I then moved to Tucson, Arizona and worked for a short time as an associate and emergency veterinarian. In 1980 I opened my own practice. Over the next 39 years I owned and operated two practices in Tucson. In June of 2019 I left full time practice. Having owned a second home in Prescott since 2011, I explored working part-time in the area and found Kachina Animal Hospital. I enjoy working at Kachina very much and have a great appreciation for the staff, clients, and pets.
I believe in evidence-based medicine utilizing history, physical exam, and diagnostics to arrive at a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. I enjoy using advanced diagnostics such as ultrasound, echocardiogram, and endoscopy. I have always had an affinity for surgery and perform a variety of procedures from routine to advanced.
Outside of practice I enjoy spending time with my family and pets. I am an avid hiker and enjoy the many Prescott area trails.
Dawn Hunsberger VMDAssociate Veterinarian
I am happy to join the team at Kachina Animal Hospital. I grew up in the mid-Atlantic states and moved to Arizona in 2006. I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and have worked in small animal practice since. I enjoy dentistry and small animal general practice and general medicine. I obtained my Canine Rehabilitation Certification from the University of Tennessee in 2014.
In my spare time, I enjoy trail rides on my horses, “Sissy” and “Paris” Arabians, and hiking with my dogs “Leeloo” a boxer, “Kyra” and “Logaan” both Great Danes. I also have 3 cats “Tess”, “Taasha” and “Tuvok”, all are rescues and Siamese mixes.
I looks forward to meeting all of the clients and welcome the new clients.