Veterinary Technicians and Assistants
Kate Dial — Certified Veterinary Technician
Barbara Hendry — Certified Veterinary Technician
Becca Counter — Certified Veterinary Technician
Becca joined the AHS team in January of 2017. Originally from Illinois, she attended Jolliet Junior College and also studied to earn her Certified Veterinary Technician Licensure. Additionally, Becca is a Certified Dog Trainer. She has spent 7 years working as a tech, and she states that animals are her most favorite thing ever! She shares her home with 5 pet tortoises and her pup , Luna.
Nancy Marcin — Veterinary Technician
Allison Callihan — Veterinary Technician
Chance — Veterinary Technician
We welcomed Chance to the AHS team in January of 2018. He has been a technician for 9 years and has worked in emergency medicine for several of those years. His first job was as a pet bather and he has worked with animals ever since. He is planning on furthering his education and becoming a Certified Veterinary Technician. He has 3 dogs, 2 ferrets and a rabbit that all play together like brothers and sisters!
Pam Welsh — Veterinary Assistant
Jessica Dunteman — Veterinary Assistant
Jess is originally from Southern California and moved to Phoenix in 2012. She is currently in the process of completing her associate’s degree for the CVT program at Penn Foster. She is an avid animal lover and has spent years volunteering for animal rescue groups in both California and Arizona, and she is the proud cat-mom to a group of 5 of the craziest cats she’s ever known – all of whom are rescues!
Paige Fredrickson — Veterinary Assistant
Paige Fredrickson has been working in the veterinary industry since 2014. She attended Carrington College and obtained her Veterinary Assistant certificate. She has two dogs, Jimmy her Pitbull and Lambeau her Lab Mix.
Madison Newman — Veterinary Assistant
Lauren Hoover — Veterinary Assistant
Ashley Hanmer — Veterinary Assistant
Ashley began working at Animal Health Services in 2016. She is an avid pet lover and owner of a 3-year-old Pitbull named Kobe like Kobe Bryant, the basketball player. After working with boarding facilities for 2 years, she joined AHS to eventually become a Vet Technician. Originally from Wisconsin, Ashley rides horses, likes football and loves hiking Arizona mountains. Her favorite trail is Black Mountain in Cave Creek.
Kira Gibbons — Kennel Technician
Kira joined us here at Animal Health Services in July of 2017 and has always had a love for animals. She has decided to turn this passion into a career and hopes to further her formal education in the field of veterinary medicine. She has cared for the family dog as a child and teenager, and over the past two years, she has also fostered 8 Australian Shepherds for the Aussie and Friends Rescue. In addition, she has pet sat many breeds of dogs, horses, birds and a cat for her neighbors and friends. In her free time she enjoys horseback riding, reading, and spending time with family and friends.