Our Veterinary Team

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

Reed Scudder

DVM Reed Scudder- A graduate of Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Reed has had the honor of working for some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country. He has also worked for the "Vets Without Borders" and offered his services to third world animals in need. Reed returned to his Alma Mater for a certificate in "Veterinary Acupuncture". Reed continues to educate himself with current Western medicine as well as alternative treatments to provide the best care for your animal companion's health.  DVM Scudder is always there to provide diagnostic and treatment options that best help clients and their pets!

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine:

John Kashak

Dr. Kashak is a graduate of the University of Missouri. Since 1994, he has been practicing. For the last 26 years Dr. Kashak has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this field. He enjoys all facets of small animal medicine. Dr. Kashak considered it a privilege to work with Dr. Scudder and the Village Vet Hospital staff to serve the community. Has found his forever home in Sedona. Dr. Kashak shares his life with his wife Lisa, their eight dogs, 11 cats, and three horses. Please stop by to meet him!

Lead Certified Vet Tech:

Michelle

Michelle was born in San Diego, California and she has lived in Arizona for 20 years. Michelle attended Yavapai College & graduated from Penn Foster with a degree in "Veterinary Technology". She has been a licensed Veterinary Technician since 2001. Although she works in private practice, she volunteers her time as a technician in helping spay/neuter dogs as well as cats on the Navajo reservation. Michelle has been married to her husband, Adam, for 23 years and they have one daughter named Genevieve. Her furry children are "Beans", a Chihuahua, "Fancy Day", a Poodle and her two cats "Waldo" and "Freaky Kitty". Michelle enjoys hiking challenging trails, mountains, reading and spending time with her family!

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Certified Vet Tech:

Saara

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!
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Certified Vet Tech:

Christine

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.

Office Manager:
Suzanne

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!
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Vet Assistant:
Ricardo

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.

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Vet Assistant:

Chelsie

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.

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Vet Assistant:
Brina

​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.

Vet Assistant:
Marley

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 

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Boarding Manager & 5 Star Dog Trainer:
 Bridey

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

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. 

Kennel Assistant:
Olivia

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.

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Kennel Assistant:
 Sarah

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.

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Kennel Assistant:
 Makayla

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.