Owner Veterinarian


My favorite part of working with animals is…
the challenge and satisfaction of helping a living being that can’t communicate like humans do.  It makes diagnosing problems all that more difficult, but at the same time as they feel better, they seem to show their appreciation in different ways.

My favorite pet name of all time..
wasn’t my own, but I hope to steal it someday… A cat named John Stamos…. Just random!

My favorite way to spend a Saturday is…
having breakfast with my wife, then riding dirt bikes with my friends, catching the Vikings on a rare winning day, playing video games with my daughter and then cuddling in bed with my wife and dogs to watch a movie.

If I were an animal….
I would be an owl so I could be wise enough not to ask the typical “if I were an animal….” question.

My favorite super human power would be…
The power of super memory:  to never forget anything, what I have read, anything I have done, mistakes I have made or anyone I have met. I live an amazing life and don’t want to forget a thing!



Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

Use of Marijuana and CBD in Dogs and Cats

Hillside Animal Hospital's Veterinarians Weigh In   With medical marijuana and CBD products booming in human medicine, there has been a lot of talk and curiosity about the benefits that this magical plant can do for our pets. However, before you run to your nearest...

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Top Reasons Dogs and Cats Vomit During Holidays

‘Tis the season for presents, candy, and holiday cheer! The Holiday season is an exciting time of the year; however, it can bode dangerous for your pet if you aren’t considering them in your shopping and decorating.  If your cat or dog is vomiting, having a seizure,...

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I Found Bumps on My Dog’s Body

Bumps on a Dog's Body Can Mean Many Things...   Lumps or bumps could mean a number of different things for your pet and their skin. Bumps on a pet’s skin could be anything from fluid build-up or a fatty cyst to cancer.  Here in Arizona, bumps on a dog's skin can...

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Heartworm Disease Alert: Is Your Pet Protected?

A dog that lived his entire life in Fountain Hills has recently been tested positive for the dreaded heartworm disease.  heartworm disease prevention options make it easier than ever to keep pets protected.  We want to stress that heartworm disease is becoming more...

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A Wellness Revolution: Laser Therapy for Our Pets

When our pets experience any sort of pain or discomfort, it can be difficult to find ways to provide them relief beyond traditional surgeries or medication. In recent years, veterinary medicine has been dedicated to improving the use of cold-laser therapy on patients...

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