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Dr. Brady

StaffDr. 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. Olson


Dr. Olson is a long time resident of Arizona, moving here from Minnesota when she was six. She attended Highland High School in Gilbert and then went to Northern Arizona University for college. At NAU she received a Bachelors in Environmental Sciences but realized she really wanted to works hands on treating animals and changed her focus to veterinary medicine and has been on that path ever since. She is a 2005 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine graduate from Colorado State University and after completion moved back to Arizona and have been practicing here since then. Professional interested include internal medicine, dentistry, and feline medicine.

When not working, she loves playing her violin and singing in a musical group called Far From Home. Every spring she participates with the Arizona Renaissance Festival with Far From Home. She also enjoys reading, movies, and traveling (with a goal of visiting all continents someday). At home she has four cats, Bouje, Jesse, Toaster, and Vincent. However, it is not unusual for one or two neighbor cats to be around the house looking for a snack or some extra scratches.




Alicia

StaffAlicia has been working at Best Friends Animal Hospital part time for just over three years. She is a sophomore at Seton Catholic Preparatory where she is a student ambassador. She is actively involved in swimming, as well as many clubs including Latin, drama and sister schools connection. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in forensic psychology.


Gina

StaffGina is an Arizona native that transplanted to Missouri for 15 years. She and her family moved home to the Chandler area about 6 years ago. When she’s not working at Best Friends Animal Hospital she’s a full time mom to the four of her seven children who still live at home. Her three older children are adults and “flew” the coop a few years ago to start their own families and their dream jobs.

Weekends are full of time spent at their cabin up north in Forest Lakes hiking and fishing. When they’re down in the valley they stay busy with swimming and Sunday family dinners. Fall in Arizona means football, Gina is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs football fan!

Gina has worked in the veterinary field for approximately ten years. She has three dogs: Macy is a Lab Blue Tick Mix, Olivia is a mix of unknown origin and Vick is her Lab Pitt mix. She also has a foster lionhead rabbit named Alejandro.


Annje

StaffAnnje graduated from Penn State University, and has 15 years experience as a veterinary receptionist and technician. She has extensive experience working with shelter and rescue animals, and has also devoted a lot of time volunteering as a rescuer and transporter for Wild at Heart Raptor Rescue and Southwest Wildlife. Annje is also a Certified Emergency Animal Medical Technician. Annje has several rescue cats and frequently fosters cats and kittens.


Felicia

StaffFelicia started volunteering at animal hospitals when she was just 8 years old. She has wanted to be a veterinarian since she was 3!

She plans on going to school to get her veterinary technician certification and then working towards a doctorates in veterinary science.

Felicia has 3 Corgis, a Husky Pitbull mix, a St. Bernard Dalmatian mix, and three cats.



Kate

Staff I received my certificate in veterinary assisting from Animal Behavior College in 2009.

Immediately after finishing certificate work, I started working at Arizona Animal Welfare League. I was there for eight years. While employed with AAWL I worked in the shelter as well as the low cost public clinic. I also work with a mobile surgical hospital providing low cost spay and neuters across the state of Arizona.

I have 6 dogs: 2 wolf hybrids, 1 pitbull, 1 GSD/Malinois mix, and 1 spaniel mix, 3 FIV+ cats, and 1 horse.

I enjoy living away from the hustle of the bigger cities. I enjoy the quiet, and darker skies at night.
I am planning on doing more travel around Arizona and the surrounding SW states and West coast now that I have family who live closer to me.







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