Dr. Megan Schneider
Dr. Megan Schneider knew she wanted to become a vet since the day she watched the vet preg-checking the cattle on her grandfather’s ranch when she was five years old. Since that day, her aspirations for, and understanding of, veterinary medication has constantly and continually evolved. She attended Colorado State University to earn her B.S in Microbiology and stayed in colorful Colorado for another four years to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the same university. While attending school she met her then, soon-to-be husband, a fellow classmate and they both moved back to the valley of the sun after graduation. Dr. Schneider loves helping families keep their four-legged family members healthy and comfortable, with a particular interest in preventive care and pain management. On her days off, Dr. Schneider loves being a mom to her two small children, learning tennis (slowly) with her husband, and sneaking off for the occasional ski weekend when the weather is right!
Dr. Gina Lee Finney
Dr. Gina was born and raised here in North Phoenix. She started working in the veterinary field in 1996. Dr. Gina pursued her veterinary education abroad attending both Ross University Veterinary School in Saint Kitts and Nevis and St. Matthew’s Veterinary School in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Gina spent her clinical rotations at Oklahoma State University Teaching Hospital in Stillwater, OK and graduated with her DVM in 2009 from St Matthew’s University. Three years later, Dr. Gina went on to earn her MBA in medical management. Dr. Gina has a passion for helping pet parents with geriatric pets or pets who have been diagnosed with incurable diseases as she is one of Arizona’s first veterinarians certified in veterinary hospice and palliative care (CHPV).
When not practicing, Dr. Gina enjoys spending time with her husband, Gerry, her three young children, her three dogs, Franklin, Ceasar and Bandit, her kitten, Jersey and her tortoise, E.T.
Dr. Sheena Tarrant
Dr. Sheena is a warm weather person, having been raised here in the Valley of the Sun. Prior to attending vet school, she worked as a technician in the veterinary field and then obtained a Masters degree in Microbiology and Immunology from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. Afterward, she and her husband, along with their dogs, moved to Scotland where she attended the historic University of Edinburgh and obtained her veterinary degree. Missing the sun, they moved back to Phoenix where she has been in general small animal practice. The interaction and relationships of people and their pets have always been of interest to her, and she is currently pursuing additional education in the public health field. When not busy with work or school, she can be found with her husband and two dogs enjoying the lack of snow in Phoenix. If opportunity presents, she can also be found SCUBA diving or experimenting with a new recipe in the kitchen.
Dr. Courtney Steinhauer
Dr. Courtney is an ocean lover and avid flip-flop wearer originally from California. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Courtney then graduated from Colorado State University with her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. She enjoyed all four seasons while sporting her flip-flops, spending any free time she could outside hiking (especially conquering 14ers!), camping and exploring the beautiful scenery. Dr. Courtney’s passion is to help owners provide their furry family members with the best care possible from kitten/puppyhood through seniority. While not practicing medicine, she loves spending time with her husband and their two young children.
Jenn Montilla – Technician
Jenn has been a veterinary technician for over 20 years. She has worked with a vast array of animals, from small house pets to large wildlife and sea life. Jenn also had the pleasure of working with Out of Africa, Wild at Heart and Walks of Wildlife. Her expertise is in small animal care with an emphasis in dogs, cats, and pocket pets. She loves spending her free time with her husband and daughter, her 5 dogs and 3 cats. She also likes to spend her time cooling off at the local waterpark, barbecuing with neighbors and traveling.
Kinley Miller- Assistant
Kinley Miller has been working in the vet field for 2.5 years and have loved every second of it. She has a blue heeler that she loves and adores. Kinley is currently working on earning her bachelors in education at GCU to become a teacher. She has always had a passion for kids as well as animals.
Stefanie McClintock, CVT- Technician
Stefanie always thought being in the veterinary field was an unattainable dream. In 2007 while trying to find a transition from a part-time job as a student to a full-time career, Stefanie took a shot in the dark and applied for a job at a veterinarian owned small animal clinic. Stefanie was given an amazing opportunity and never looked back. She spent over a year under that veterinarian absorbing every drop of knowledge she would give her. In 2010, after eventually moving on to other hospitals, the opportunity presented itself to test her knowledge and experience by earning her veterinary certification (CVT).
Stefanie has always had a great love of animals and this career has been a dream come true since her very first day on the job. Stefanie believes having ability to help and heal animals is incredibly rewarding.
Gina Ramirez, CVT – Office Coordinator
Gina grew up in the Monterey Bay area of California. She has always loved the animal world. Gina graduated from California State University of Fresno with a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science.
She has been actively working in the veterinary field since 1998 and has volunteered at the Monterey Bay Aquarium preparing meals for all the different animal exhibits.
Gina moved to Arizona in 2008 and became a CVT in 2013. She has had 18 years of experience, not only as a pet care provider but as a client relationship specialist. She believes that the pet parents are just as important as the fur kids. When not working she enjoys gardening, running, cooking and spending time with her siblings and extended fur family.
Brandi Balderas, Technician
Brandi has been in the veterinary field since she graduated from Carrington college in 2012. She has always had a passion and a soft spot for animals. She lives by her favorite quote “If you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.” She hopes to run her own veterinary practice one day. in her free time, she loves spending it with her family, boyfriend, and pets.