Certified Veterinary Technician, Practice Manager
Reagan joined our team in 2013. Reagan’s love of animals began with horses and grew after she volunteered at a zoo. She graduated from Cedar Valley College and earned her CVT in June 2020. Reagan shares her home with her wonderful husband, 4 dogs, and her horse, Thunder. In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding, running, and seeking sunshine.
Veterinary Nurse, Certified Veterinary Technician
Adam joined our team in 2019. Born and raised in Phoenix, Adam completed the veterinary technician program at Mesa Community College and was initially signed up for human nursing courses. After a temporary job setting up the Annual Dog Walk at Tempe Town Lake, Adam realized he loved being around happy animals and changed his mind about his career. He says he’s found exactly what he was looking for working here at 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital.
Currently Adam has three feline companions: Ozzie, Achilles and Maui. When he’s not working, he enjoys video games, hiking, and hanging out with friends.
Customer Service Representative, Office Manager
Stephanie joined our team in 2007. Stephanie grew up in a military family and has lived in several parts of the country as well as Okinawa, Japan. When she and her family returned to the states in 1991, they settled in Arizona. She has taken courses at Glendale Community College and worked in the retail industry, but her love of animals led her to a job here as a kennel assistant. She went on to earn her certification as a veterinary technician and rose to become CSR leader.
When she’s not working, Stephanie enjoys cooking and frequently brings goodies for the staff at the hospital. She shares her home with her husband, two sons and their farm of four-legged pals.
Veterinary Assistant & Room Nurse
Salem grew up in Phoenix and started taking veterinary classes in high school. She was involved in an internship program which eventually led to her coming to work at 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital. She says caring for animals as a career is definitely where she belongs!
At home, she has a pack of pets that include Twix, Zion, Samson, Bella, and Thunder. When she’s not at the hospital or doing homework, she enjoys reading and watching TV.
Veterinary Surgery Nurse & Groomer
Erin joined our team in 2016. Originally from NW Indiana, Erin’s family moved to Arizona when she was nine. Not long after, she was exposed to the animal care field by a close family friend who was a certified vet tech, and Erin was hooked—especially when it came to surgery! She attended Carrington College and is currently enrolled at Penn Foster earning her own veterinary technician certification.
Erin shares her home with her service dog Maisy Grace, and her other pets Brock Lee, Dorian, Paco, and Choncho. When she’s not working, Erin loves video games, immersing herself in Korean culture at KCon and dancing to Kpop music.
Veterinary Room Nurse
Rachael joined our team in 2016. She grew up in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach, CA. She moved to Arizona with her mom and four younger siblings in 2015. Rachael credits her parents and her childhood pets Tori and Freya with showing her how to care for cats and dogs, as well as giving her a love for animals. Rachael graduated with her veterinary assistant certificate from Carrington College in 2016.
At home Rachael has four cats: Luna, Fay, Kiki and Mimi. The first three are kitty sisters who she adopted together at 8 weeks old. Rachael also enjoys cooking, spending time with those closest to her, and watching movies and tv shows.
Veterinary Room Nurse, Customer Service Representative, Veterinary Assistant
Grace joined in February 2020. She grew up in rural New Mexico with both house pets and farm animals. She moved to the Phoenix area in 2016 to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Biology and her veterinary assisting accreditation through Penn Foster College in 2019. Grace has been accepted to Midwestern University’s Veterinary Medicine Program for the Fall of 2021.
Grace has two loving pups, Renee and Titus. When Grace is not working, you can find her at the archery range shooting her traditional recurve bow.
Customer Service Representative, Receptionist
Ashley joined the 43rd team in September 2020. She has 2 children (a son and daughter) and 2 dogs. Sheba is a 2-year-old beautiful pit bull. Tater is a rambunctious 6-month-old German Shepherd and Husky mix. Ashley has been in the animal field for 13 years but is still learning and growing with our team. She loves to laugh with our clients and bond with their pets.
Ashley was born in Spokane, Washington, but raised in the valley of the sun. She has always known she wanted to go into the medical field; however, she has always loved fur babies. Working at 43rd Avenue Animal Hospital has helped her realize that it is possible to combine two things she loves. Her next goal is to graduate from the vet tech program at Mesa Community College. During her free time, she loves to go on adventures with her family, volunteer, watch movies, as well as dabble in makeup artistry.
Originally from Chicago, Courtney got her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from ISU in 2015. After graduating, her love of animals brought her to the Hudson Valley, NY where she interned on a whitetail deer farm. It was in NY, that she attended SUNY Westchester and obtained her A.S in Veterinary Technology and was licensed as a Veterinary Technologist in 2020.
Courtney moved to Arizona in June 2021 to be close to her family. When she is not working, she enjoys exploring Arizona, snuggling with her Alfie cat, and floating down the Salt River.