Vanessa Villa

Veterinary Nurse

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.


Jeffrey Mesnard

Veterinary Nurse

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

Veterinary Nurse

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

Veterinary Nurse

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.


PRISCILLA THOMPSON

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.


MIRNA MORALES-SHELIMUN

Veterinary Nurse

Mirna is originally from El Salvador best known as the Pupusas country. Since she was a child she always wanted to be close to animals. She studied to be a Vet assistant in 2016, since then she has been in the field helping our little fur friends feel better and helping them through recovery. She enjoys outdoor activities (kayaking, hiking, biking) and traveling with her husband Reimun. They both love animals and have 2 lovely dogs: Spot who is an Australian Cattle dog mix with Jack Russell. He loves to give kisses all the time, and Bella who is a Shih Tzu mix. Bella loves to play with the ball all the time, and she never gets tired. Mirna joined our team in December 2019 and has been a great asset in the care of our patients. Mirna truly loves what she does, and it is seen through her hard work.