Dr. Brady

Dr. Brady is a 1994 graduate of Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and a bachelor’s from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas. After practicing in Skowhegan, Maine and Dallas, Texas, she settled in Arizona at Best Friends since 1997. She is actively involved in the AVMA, AzVMA and American Heartworm Association. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, gardening and spending time participating in her children’s busy lives. In addition to three children, Dr Brady has one dog, two cats, three sulcata tortoises, a corn snake and seven chickens.


Dr. Erin Langsteiner-Pandov

Associate Veterinarian

Dr. Pandov is a 2019 graduate of Midwestern University. She is a married mother of three humans and two dogs. She loves all things outdoors; hiking, camping, shooting guns and bows and gardening. To top it off she also plays the violin!


Dr. Leigh Shaw

DVM

Dr. Leigh Shaw is a 2022 graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She received her bachelor’s degree in veterinary science with a minor in microbiology at the University of Arizona. Dr. Shaw was also an active research fellow throughout veterinary school and has since co-authored multiple papers on calf health management.

Dr. Shaw has experience working with dogs, cats, cattle, and small ruminants and offers veterinary services for any of these species that can come into the clinic at this time. She is also actively involved with the AVMA and AzVMA and has certificates for laser therapy services and Fear Free Shelter work.

She spends her free time with her husband and their dog, two cats, and a desert tortoise. She also volunteers as a coach and judge for local and state FFA competitions for the veterinary science and parliamentary procedure competitions.


Ashley

Practice Manager

Ashley was born and raised in Southern Oregon but moved to Arizona in 2017. Her career in Veterinary medicine started in 1999 where she began volunteering and became a kennel technician at a local hospital. In the past 22 years she has worked in general practice, emergency and alongside some of the most prestigious board-certified surgeons. One day she hopes to return to school and pursue a veterinary degree herself. When Ashley is not at the hospital, she can be found spending time at home with her family, out on the boat or traveling. Ashley also takes great pride in her mini farm consisting of 4 dogs (2 pugs, 1 Frenchie and 1 Golden), 2 cats, 13 chickens, 2 goats, 1 duck and 1 dragon.


Rebecca

Veterinary Assistant

Rebecca was born and raised in Chandler AZ. She started her passion for caring for animals when she was a child and would foster baby ducklings. She then got involved with dog rescues and helped take care of them. She graduated from vet assisting school in 2021 and is planning on continuing her education in the vet field. In her Rebecca’s free time, she loves to ride her two horses, River and Daizey. She also has a 10-year-old dog named Luna that was rescued as a puppy.


Cameron

Cameron is a native Northern Nevadan who spent over a decade living in Montana. He moved to the area this past March with his girlfriend after spending three years exploring the country while she was travel nursing. They fell in love with the area and decided to make it their home. In their spare time they enjoy the wonderful local hiking, great restaurants, and all there is to do in the area. He has an amazing 19 year old daughter Zoe. They have three dogs at home who enjoy everything Arizona except the summer heat!


Lauren

Veterinary Assistant

I was raised in Buckeye where my love for working with animals began with baby goats and chickens! I now live in the east valley with my soon-to-be husband, our pup Jessie, and our new kitten Winnie. I graduated from the Mesa Community College CVA program in the spring of 2023 and am looking forward to furthering my career in veterinary care. In my free time I can be found hiking with Jessie, playing games with friends, or shopping with my sister.


Emilia

Reception

Emilia grew up in Portland, OR. Being raised in the PNW nurtured her love for the outdoors, crafts, music, literature, food, and of course animals. She has always had a fondness for animals that comes from her father. She would watch him feed the stray cats and crows in the neighborhood growing up. One of her earliest memories is of him teaching her how to gently pet a dog.

Emilia moved to Arizona at the end of 2018 and met her wonderful boyfriend Enrique. Together they share 2 cats (Nico and Tuny Fish) and 1 dog (Teddy Bear). Emilia has been working in vet med for around 3 years and plans to continue her education in the field.


Cynthia

Receptionist

Cynthia was born in Southern California. Growing up, she was known to bring home animals of every kind to take care of. Her love for animals gave her the nickname Dr. Dolittle. Even as a young child, she always knew she wanted to work with animals and started her career in pet grooming. She did that for close to 10 years and later went on to work in reception at a more holistic and homeopathic veterinary office. She is now here, continuing to further her knowledge and passion for helping animals. In her free time, she enjoys art shows, live music, and exploring the world with her two best friends and furbabies, Diamond and Maple.