Meet Our Receptionists

Patti Swain

Patti has been part of the Animal Health Services team since December of 2005. Patti shares her home with many of her own cats and fortunate foster pet kids. She also does a lot of work with rescue groups. In her spare time she enjoys reading, camping, and hanging out with her pets. Whenever she can, she flies back home to New Hampshire to visit her children and beautiful grandkids.

Stephanie Giffin

Stephanie has been with AHS since September 2008, and brings with her over 20 years of veterinary experience! She enjoys spending time camping with her husband Scott, daughter Emma, and son Bradley. In addition she has a 7 year old Australian Shepherd named “Bryce.” a Boxer named “Rok-Z” and a Boxer puppy named “Pearl”. Some of Stephanie’s other hobbies include hiking, vacationing in places like Rocky Point Mexico, and off road exploration.

Tatiana Sims


Leigh is a Phoenix native who enjoys working with pets and their people. She followed her mom’s footsteps into the vet field, helping with hospitalized and boarding dogs where her mom worked. She started the first Sun City Rescue/Sr pet adoption program as a Girl Scout project in the mid 80s while attending Barry Goldwater High School. She also volunteered at Adobe Mountain Wildlife Center, working with orphaned and injured native wildlife as well as confiscated pets/wildlife. She helped with their rehabilitation. release or permanent placement if non-releasable. In 1995 she attended Long Medical Institue Veterinary Assistance Course, graduating in 1996.

Currently she is married to her best friend, Alex, is a mother to 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren, along with her 4 fur kids, which include 2 dogs, 1 cat and a horse along with numerous tropical fish. During her “free” time, she enjoys hiking, bike riding, trail riding with her horse, Homer, and spending as much time as she can with growing grandkids.