Our Veterinary Team
Certified Vet Tech:
Saara was born and raised in Cornville, AZ. In 1994 Saara moved to Denver, CO and attended a 2 year Veterinary Technician Program at Bel-Rea Institute for Animal Technology. Saara has been a Certified Veterinary Technician since 1996. Saara lives with her boyfriend in Cornville on the property where she grew up. Her extended family included 20 feral cats,
4 parrots, 1 goat, 6 horses, 4 dogs and her parents who live next door.
Saara's hobbies include horseback riding, camping, quads and enjoying life!
Certified Vet Tech:
Christine was born and raised in Arizona. She knew from a young age she wanted to help animals for a living. She went to Pima Medical Institute in Phoenix, Arizona and received her Veterinary Technician degree in 2012. Christine has 2 dogs of her own, a dachshund named Millie and an Australian shepherd named Meka, two horses – Trigger and Huckleberry, and a pig named Maple. In her spare time, you can find her taking care of her two children, Brody and Owen, off-roading with her husband, Chance, or riding her horses.
Suzanne was born & raised in the Los Angeles area. She moved to the Verde Valley in 1993, along with her young daughter. She has been working in the Veterinary field on and off for 15 years. She met her husband Mike in Cottonwood and married in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Together.. they have a blended family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren, dogs Cozmo, Pepper, Spirit along with kitties Frank & Roz. Suzanne enjoys helping animals, good food,
hanging out with her family and great friends!
Ricardo Machado was born in Cottonwood Az May 25th, 1997. He was raised in Sedona AZ and went to Red Rock High. Ricardo is a certified EMT and has hazmat awareness and operations certifications. Currently, he is studying to be a firefighter. He is always interested in helping people and pets. Married in 2017 to Alejandra they had a baby boy in June 2020.
Chelsie was born and raised in Arizona. She has always had a passion for animals, spending most of her life caring for creatures in need. She is a mother of two beautiful little girls; as well as two dogs, two cats, and three goats. Chelsie enjoys spending any free time she gets with her children, out in her garden, camping near water, and exploring new places. She is pursuing her dream of becoming a Veterinarian Technician, beginning her educational path at Yavapai College.
Brina was born in the Verde Valley in 1999, raised in Cottonwood, AZ and Highlands Ranch, CO. She graduated high school in May 2017. Brina always had a passion for animals. As a child, she would go to vet clinics with her step mom Suzanne and watch and learn from the doctors and technicians. She is currently attending college and plans on becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician in the next 2 years. Her personal hobbies include makeup, hanging out with her 3 dogs and 2 cats, and binge watch TV shows.
Marley was born and raised in Kauai, Hawaii. She worked at Kauai Humane Society as a vet assistant as well as an animal control officer. After graduating from Kauai High School in 2018, she attended Colorado State University before transferring to Yavapai College here in Sedona. She has always loved working with animals, and hopes to one day pursue a degree in wildlife biology. Marley enjoys long creek days with her dog Oliver, Dungeons and Dragons, and road-tripping as much as she can!
Our Boarding Team
Boarding Manager & 5 Star Dog Trainer:
Bridey was born and raised in Sedona. She is an ASU graduate with a degree in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior. Bridey has been working with dogs in a professional setting for over 7 years, including experience as a Vet Assistant. Bridey recently rescued Cora this year from Maricopa. When Bridey is not at work, which isn't very often, she enjoys some leisurely time with her dogs.
Boarding asst. Manager, Social Media Manager, Event Planner, Advertising & Marketing Manager:
Dominic was born in New York, November 8th, 1997. He independently moved to Arizona and began his college education at ASU. Dominic studied Exercise Science & Wellness and went on to earn multiple certifications in fitness. On the side, he currently runs his own personal training business. With a background in marketing, sales, business, and management, Dominic strives to give all clients, the best experience possible.
Olivia was born in lake Tahoe, California and lived in seaside Oregon until she moved to Cornville Arizona at age 5. Olivia helped raise goats, chickens, ducks, an African Tortoise, and 4 dogs! She loves painting, backpacking kayaking, doing makeup, and of course playing with her sweet animals.
Sarah was born in 1997 in Washington State and spent the first 19 years of her life growing up in Enumclaw, WA. At 19 she moved to Phoenix, Arizona to attend Grand Canyon University. Sarah has a dog named Penny Sue and two cats, Blu and JoJo. If she's not spending her time relaxing with her animals. Sarah loves the outdoors and enjoys hiking, swimming, and working out.
Makayla was born in Cottonwood AZ, but lived in Camp Verde for 7 years. She has a 12 year old dog named Sadie, who she enjoys spending time with. Makayla enjoys the outdoors and likes hiking in Happy Jack.