Vanessa was raised in Buckeye, Arizona and has been working in the veterinarian field for over 6 years. She enjoys fishing and traveling with her husband Gabriel. They are parents to their cat Cosby, their hamster Michelob and their dachshund Slinkkey. Vanessa is up and down on her feet all day trying to give the best possible care to our patients. She always goes above and beyond and is loved and appreciated by all our staff and clients.
As the fourth generation Arizona native, and with more than 20 years’ experience in Veterinary medicine, you can’t travel in many pet care circles without hearing Jeff’s name mentioned. Not only is Jeff known for his extensive knowledge and quiet confidence, which will calm animals and put the clients at ease in even the most stressful of circumstances, but his gentle manner can be a welcome reprieve to an anxious pet and worried pet parent as well. Jeff’s love of animals extends to his pet family of four Old English Bulldogs and two Shih Tzus, with working on his 64 Corvette running a close second. In his spare time, Jeff enjoys tapping his creative side as he designs artistic finishes with Venetian plaster—some of which can be seen in several commercial buildings around the city. Jeff’s real reward, however, comes from the appreciation shown by the animals he treats.
Brianna V Menchaca
Brianna was raised in AZ and for as far as she can remember she has always wanted to work with animals. Brianna grew up around her grandpa’s horses and her family’s pets. She was always surrounded by animals. Brianna states that even though she is still young and learning there is nothing else she would rather do than to take care of animals, and her passion is well seen through her performance. Brianna graduated from Pima in 2019 for Vet Assisting but her goal is to continue her education and one day become a veterinarian.
Marisol Gutierrez was born in California but raised in Arizona. At a very young age, she knew she had a passion for animals and she has always found it rewarding knowing she is helping save an animal’s life. Marisol started off as a volunteer and worked her way up in becoming a veterinary nurse she has now been in this career field for over 3 years. Marisol is very passionate about every animal that is in need of some love and care and treats every animal as if it was her own. In her free time, she loves to spend time with all of the animals she has living on her ranch. For example, her adorable fur babies and 2 peacocks named Blu and Emerald. Just like everyone else on our team, Marisol is great at what she does and will gladly be here to help any animal in need.
Patient Care Coordinator
Priscilla was born and raised in a small town in northern Arizona. She has always had a love for animals as her family had a home full of furry friends, and the surrounding forests offered their own variety of wildlife. In her spare time, you can usually find Priscilla in the kitchen cooking up something sweet, taking photos of the Arizona landscape, or spending time with her husband Raymond. Besides providing exceptional care for your fur babies Priscilla will welcome and schedule you with the best customer service possible.
Patient Care Coordinator
Kelsey was raised in Illinois and moved to Arizona In 2018. Kelsey has been a receptionist in the veterinary field for over seven years now. She enjoys engaging with clients and will always welcome you and your furry ones with a smile. Kelsey has been a great asset to our Legacy Team and we are definitely happy to have her. In her free time, she enjoys hunting, fishing, and shooting with her husband Kyle. They are parents to a very spoiled cattle dog mix named Chevy.
Patient Care Coordinator
Samantha was born in Southern California and moved to Arizona in 2005. When growing up she always knew she wanted to work with animals. She has now been in the veterinary field for about 5 years and has had her veterinary assistance certification since 2013. When she’s not working you can catch her outdoors spending time with her family and 2-year-old husky/ German shepherd mix Skye.
Leslie Granadeno was born and raised in Phoenix Arizona. She joined the Navy after High School in 2014 , where she served as a mechanical engineer. Four years later Leslie came back home to chase her dream of working in the veterinary field. She knew as a child thats what she wanted to do and so she graduated from Carrington College in April 2020 where she received her veterinary assistance certification. Leslie has come to really enjoy and love working with animals. She previously worked at a Spay and Neuter clinic and now, here at Legacy she feels embraced and as part of a family where she can learn more and more everyday! In her spare time you can find Leslie at home with Honey her chihuahua and her boyfriend Dj.