Meet Our Team
Tracy – Hospital Administrator, CVBL
Tracy has been an integral part of the veterinary field since October 2014. Besides her strong love for animals of all shapes and sizes, Tracy always strives to deliver an exceptional client experience! She has a love for learning and believes in continuously finding new ways to meet the needs of patients and pet parents alike. As a self-proclaimed lifetime student, she completed her Certificate for Veterinary Business Leader in 2020 and has taken a myriad of courses including euthanasia sensitivity and crisis, communication and service, compassion fatigue, and many more.
Alyssa – Hospital Administrator, CVT
Alyssa is an Arizona native! She completed the Veterinary Technician program at Pima Medical Institute and became a CVT in 2019. She is Hyperbaric Certified and is currently working to complete her CVBL. Alyssa has a passion for client education, training, and patient care. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs Kiwi and Bubba as well as her young children Che and Noam.
Stephanie – Assistant Hospital Administrator
Stephanie is a dog mom and rescuer originally from Iowa, but has spent most of her life in the south. After spending the majority of her adult life in real estate, she was given an opportunity to work in emergency and general practice veterinary medicine a few years ago and she can’t imagine being in any other field of work. She grew up with dogs, cats, and even a few hermit crabs but tends to prefer pets that bark and neigh the most. She is a Chandler High School graduate of AZ, but she can’t wait to retire back by the beaches of North Carolina.
Dana – Assistant Hospital Administrator
Dana is from Colorado and recently moved to Phoenix, AZ to be closer to her family. She went to Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology to receive her my Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology. She has experience working in emergency veterinary medicine and enjoys the quick pace and variety of cases it brings. Dana has a dog named Bosley, and two cats named Lily and Oliver. In her free time, she likes to watch movies, go on bike rides, and snowboard.
Amanda A. – Client Services Lead
Amanda A. is an Arizona native and has been interested in the caring and treatment of domestic and exotic animals since she was young. She has worked as a veterinary assistant and volunteered at a local raptor wildlife rehabilitation as a certified medical volunteer. Currently she spends her free time enjoying being a new mom! She loves planning ways to enjoy nature such as camping or hiking with her husband and son. The rest of the time she can be found snuggling up with her senior toy poodle hound mix and cat with a good cup of coffee in her hand!
Kiersten was born and raised in Arizona while traveling the states to experience new places she has found a love for all animals. She has been a part of the rescue community since she was in grade school, she has volunteered in sanctuaries to help rehabilitate special needs animals. She has always had the passion to work in emergency medicine and loves seeing all the fur babies that come in and she is always one to greet patients as if they are her own. Her family lives on a ranch with 4 horses, 10 chickens, 2 ducks, a goat, a sheep, a kitten, 2 dogs, a bunny rabbit, and a tortoise. She likes to spend her free time with family, and painting.
Marlenne is an Arizona native. She has two dogs, Wilson and Frida, and a cat named Kirina. Marlenne really loves hiking and trying new restaurants around the valley. She is super happy to be going into the veterinary field. She hopes to be able to train to be a vet tech and eventually, go back to school to get her certification. Marlenne is so happy to be a part of the GQ family and can’t wait to meet your pets!
Alexa is originally from Hastings, Minnesota, she moved to Arizona about 13 years ago. Her hobbies include; working on her car, any racing event (motocross, drift & drags), spending hours with her dogs and boyfriend going on adventures and spending time with friends & family as well.
Lexis is a starburst full of energy, hardworking and driven with a huge goofy side. Lexis has high hopes of becoming a DVM one day and owns a wide variety of animals. Lexis has two snakes named Neptune and Noodle. A bearded dragon named Stumpy, a cat named Ollie and last but not least a dog named Hoopster. Needless to say, she loves to give herself a lot of work to do. Other than animals she is very passionate about art and likes to paint and draw in her free time! There is never a dull moment around Lexis and she is bound to make you smile with her cheesy jokes.
Mia was born and raised in Arizona. She attended Evit, East valley of technology for her vet assistant certification. She will be continuing her education in the veterinary medical field as she plans on attending Pima Medical Institution and specializing in critical care. Mia is currently fear free certified. In her free time, she loves to go for walks and hang out with her pets. Mia has four German Shepards named Apollo, Aurora, Ares, and Athena. She also has two cats named Damon and Midnight. Mia adores them all and has always had a passion for animal care and has devoted a lot of her time to school and growing at GQ Vet.
Salissa Chavez was born and raised in Arizona. At home, she and her family have many animals which include two dogs, two cats, a bird, bunny, snake, tortoise, and fish. In her spare time she volunteers at a cat rescue called Desert Paws. After High School, Salissa wants to go to Central Arizona College to get her bachelor’s degree in science, then she wants to go to U of A to get her DVM and become a board-certified veterinary specialist in the GI system for small animals. She also likes to go fishing and swimming whenever she can and loves spending quality time with her cat Luna and her bird Peanut.
Hospital Sanitation Team
Shawna is originally from California but has lived in Arizona most of her life. She recently completed the Healthcare Administration program with Pima Medical School in 2021 and hopes to continue her education and follow a career path in Sterile Processing. She has 3 Pitbulls; Kilo, Trouble, and Loko, and in her free time, enjoys being outside, listening to true crime podcasts, and building her lowrider.
Kat, CVT – Specialty Coordinator
Kat grew up in Oregon helping her Grandparents on the farm and moved here to Arizona in 2000. She graduated from the Mesa Community College Veterinary Technician Program with honors, and went on to become a Certified Veterinary Technician in 2020. She has a passion for Emergency and Critical Care medicine and hopes to start earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technician Medicine at Penn Foster in the near future. Kat has 2 dogs, Ivy who is a Pitbull Boxer mix, and Reavis, a German Shepard Cattle dog mix. Every chance she gets she is out with her Fiancé, their 3 rambunctious boys, and their 2 pups going on hikes, camping, and exploring the beautiful views all around Arizona.
Dani, CVT – Valley Fever and Oncology
Dani was born and raised here in the valley and has always had a love for taking care of animals. She is currently completing her Associate’s Degree in Veterinary Technology at Mesa Community College and plans on taking the VTNE in November of 2021 to earn her certification. After becoming a CVT, Dani would like to specialize in emergency and critical care. She is a fur-mother to her 3 dogs, Gizmo, Jax, and Kirby. When she is not at work caring for your pets, she loved spending time with her fur babies, playing video games, and enjoying the outdoors.
Karla Reyes – Cardiology
Karla is an Arizona native who graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She loves being a voice for animals and taking the time to understand and learn from them. Karla recently moved to east Mesa and in her free time enjoys spending time with her fiance and their two cane corsos Zues and Athena. When Karla can, she loves spending time outdoors and traveling to new places.
Kathie – Inventory Manager
Kathie is originally from Colorado but moved to Arizona in 2017. She joined the army as a Veterinary Technician in 2015 and found her love for helping animals! She has 3 dogs, Bosco a mixed breed, and then two Labrador Retrievers named Fynn and Zeus. When she’s not at work, she is out exploring what Arizona has to offer! She also has a passion for playing her trumpet and ukulele in her spare time. Photos coming Soon!
Jessica – Lead Technician
Jess was born in The Valley and raised up in Prescott AZ. She’s been in the veterinary field since 2014, but her passion for animals started young when her dad got her a ferret, a rabbit whom she trained to use the bathroom and get his snacks from the fridge, and a guinea pig who loved to go through her homemade obstacle course, and they always had a dog in their home! Jess started her career at a general practice and exotic animals veterinarian, helping animals as small as a mouse with a hurt paw, to as big as a bear that was in need of a neuter. She has loved the transition in to emergency and critical care. She hopes to gain more knowledge in physical therapy and alternative medicine, and grow in her role as a technician. She spends her spare time with her two boys and husband!
Liv – Lead Technician
Liv was born in Arizona but spent most of her life traveling. She has always been fascinated with the animal kingdom. She is currently in school to achieve her certification as a veterinary technician. She eventually wants to pursue a career in marine biology and work in the Ocean. When Liv is not working, she can be found relaxing in the pool or traveling to visit different cities with her family, friends, and fur babies. She has two dogs, Sasuke and Chibi, two red-eared sliders, On-Guard and Touché, and a chameleon named Pascal. She is eager to learn new things and is always ready for new opportunities.
Kristen – Lead Technician
Kristen was born in California and raised in Arizona and New Mexico. After working as a kennel attendant in high school, she decided she wanted to pursue a career in Vet Med. She went on to study Animal Science at New Mexico State University. From there, her life took a detour when she met her husband, whom she now shares four beautiful children with. In 2017, she returned to Vet Med as a Technician at a General Practice working with animals of all sizes (from bunnies to cattle!) before relocating to Arizona in 2021 to join the GQ Emergency team. She enjoys going to the gym, hiking and exploring outdoors, and the occasional video game competition with the family. She has a goofy boxer mix named Kookie who loves the kids and sunbathing in the grass.
Sarah – Utilities Technician
Sarah was born and raised in South Africa and moved to America in 2016. Her ultimate dream involves owning a large piece of land and using it as a rescue and sanctuary for animals to roam without fences. Volunteering at a Zoo throughout high school sparked this dream of hers. There’s no better experience than a place like Gilbert Queen Creek Emergency Veterinarian to learn how to take better care of animals. She has two little meowers named Baboo and Archer. Sarah is currently a college student studying Business Administration. She loves jigsaw puzzles – the bigger the better! She also enjoys adventuring on both land and water while admiring nature’s beauty, but equally loves being a couch potato!
Kelly is an Arizona native. She grew up in north Phoenix with her amazing adoptive parents and knew from a young age she wanted to work with animals. Kelly met her fiancee during high school and after graduation, they moved to the East Valley so that she could go to school to become CVT. She graduated and became a CVT in 2014 and has been doing what she loves ever since, helping pets! Along with her Fiancee of 14+ years, Kelly has two amazing young boys and two senior pups, Diesel and Ginger that keep her on her toes. Kelly enjoys most sports and was a gymnast for many years but she really loves snowboarding and outdoor adventures like white water rafting and rock climbing!
Skyler was born in Illinois and grew up there before moving to Arizona in 2010. She always grew up around animals and currently has a boxer named Molina, a cat named Max, and 3 guinea pigs named Marley, Monica and Rachel. In her free time, she enjoys being in the pool as much as she can, playing softball and spending time with friends and family. She is attending Pima Medical Institute where I will graduate in July 2021 to become a certified veterinary technician (CVT). In the future she plans to continue her education and advance into the field of zoo medicine.
Crystal was born and raised in Arizona. She completed her veterinary technician program in February of 2020 at Pima Medical Institute. Crystal’s passion is to help animals as much as she can. She graduated from Pima Medical and received her CVT licensing in April of 2022. She has one dog of her own, whose name is Skeeter. She also loves to go camping in Flagstaff, AZ during the summer and the sand dunes in California during the winter!
Natalie is from Lodi, California, and moved to Arizona in 2005. She has always loved animals and knew that she wanted to take care of them and help them when she grew up. She is currently enrolled in Penn Foster to become a veterinary technician. Natalie is very proud to be part of the GQ family and is ready to help everyone’s 4 legged friends! In her free time, Natalie loves to exercise, hang with loved ones, and go on adventures with her little pup, Nala.
Brittni is a mommy of two energetic boys and lives in constant motion. Growing up in Hawaii and California was the highlight of her younger years though it didn’t last long as she moved to Portland, OR when she was six years old. In high-school she learned her love for animals. South American raccoons, chinchillas, hedgehogs, flying squirrels…. you name it, she had it. She went on to graduate from Vanpelt Training Academy to acquire her CAN. She worked as a customer relations manager until she pursued her healthcare degree working in one of the greatest surgical departments in Oregon. After great consideration she decided to move with her family to Gilbert, Arizona. In looking for a new career, she stumbled upon Gilbert Queen Creek Emergency Veterinarian & Pet Urgent Care and new doors have now opened for her here! She looks forward to learning to become an emergency veterinary nurse and to see what new and fun opportunities lie ahead.
Kiara is passionate about patient care, and loves being able to help the ones that don’t have a voice! She earned her NAVTA veterinary assisting certification in 2017 and hopes to pursue a career specializing in emergency. In her free time, she loves spending time at the gym and caring for her rambunctious 3 year old daughter. She also cares for her 4 cats Yuki, Pocket, Fred, and Cannais along with her beautiful pit bull Nani.
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Brittany has spent her entire life surrounded by animals. She grew up loving her time at West Yellowstone and dreamed of one day working as a wildlife biologist. Brittany has spent most of her life working with animals and has truly found her passion in veterinary medicine. When she is not working Brittany enjoys spending time with her three children and many animals. Brittany is also currently in school to earn her certification as a Veterinary Technician through Penn Foster. She is very excited about what her future has in store at Gibert Queen Creek Emergency Vet!
Hannah is an Arizona native. She is currently finishing her Bachelor of Science degree. Hannah currently has four dogs at home: Molly (Bloodhound), Scrunchy (Pug), Gracie (Jack Russel) and Sanchito (Chihuahua). Hannah is passionate about providing care to your pet as if they were her own.
Emma Burningham was born and raised in Arizona. She has always had a passion for animal care and has devoted a great deal of time to volunteer work within multiple veterinary hospitals in Arizona and Utah. Emma graduated from American Leadership Academy High School in May, 2021. She is currently continuing her education in the veterinary medical field and is Fear Free certified. She has two rescue dogs, Mayzie, a Yorkipoo, and Sammy, a Chorkie. When she is not at work caring for your four-legged friends, she enjoys rollercoasters, video games, hunting, and spending quality time with friends and family. It has been Emma’s dream to work in small animal emergency medicine and she is proud to be a part of the GQ family!
Gillian was born and raised in Arizona. She has always had a love and passion for animals of all shapes and sizes. She is currently a senior at Williams Field high school and is also attending the East Valley Institute of Technology for Veterinary Assisting. Once she graduates she plans on continuing her education towards becoming an exotic animal veterinarian and one-day plans to open her own exotic animal rescue. She always grew up surrounded by a wide variety of animals and currently owns a German Shepard (Frida), four cats (Stella, Rosie, Finnegan, and Charlie), a budgie (Georgie), and a rescued bearded dragon (Archie). When she is not attending school or working she spends her time volunteering at Liberty Wildlife, a local rescue and rehabilitation center for a wide variety of wildlife species.
Wednesday was born in Kansas however, she has spent most of her life here in Arizona. Despite her name being Wednesday, she was not born on a Wednesday. Her name comes from the TV show The Addams Family. She is currently a pre-vet student, Wednesday has been in the vet field for 6 years. She currently has, 6 dogs (4 pugs and 2 golden retrievers), 2 cats (including her paraplegic cat Charles Xavier), 6 hedgehogs, 4 geckos, 4 frogs, a turtle, a tortoise, and her newest member a hamster! In Wednesday’s spare time she enjoys art, reading, home projects, camping, gardening, and spending time with her boyfriend, family, and animals!
Kassi grew up in Gilbert, AZ! She has been in the veterinary field since 2011. Kassi always knew she wanted to work with animals as she has had a deep love for animals all of her life. She started working in emergency medicine in 2018 and now couldn’t see herself anywhere else. Kassi has a border collie named Tilly, a pit bull named Remi, and 4 cats named Sushi, Soy, Squid, and Sashimi. When she’s not at the hospital caring for patients and their owners Kassi is loving on her own pets and spending time with her two boys Hudson and Lennon.
Kaya Sezener has always had a love for animals since he was 4 years old! Being a part of the GQ family is such a beautiful opportunity to pursue what he loves and to start his career! Kaya is currently enrolled at East Valley Institute of Technology in the Veterinary Assisting program and will be graduating by The end of May 2024, afterward, he plans on going to MCC to get a Certified Veterinary Technician license and hopefully go to a University to become a Veterinarian.
Bekah was born in Wichita, Kansas but raised right here in Mesa, Arizona. She has had a love for animals all her life. Bekah has always been interested in the healthcare field and once she heard about the veterinary field, she couldn’t have jumped in any faster. In 2019 she decided to start her career by attending PIMA Medical Institute to become a Veterinary Technician. She graduated in 2021 and is planning to take the VTNE and the State Boards to become a CVT. She has been working as an emergency technician since 2020. In her free time, she loves taking her kayak out and enjoying the Arizona sun, camping in the beautiful pines, and making all different kinds of crafty projects. She has 3 fur babies Luna and Solis, her 2 pups that never stop playing and Willow her kitty that likes to think she’s one of the dogs.
Salissa Chavez was born and raised in Arizona. At home, she and her family have many animals which include two dogs, two cats, a bird, bunny, snake, tortoise, and fish. In her spare time, she volunteers at a cat rescue called Desert Paws. After High School, Salissa wants to go to Central Arizona College to get her bachelor’s degree in science, then she wants to go to U of A to get her DVM and become a board-certified veterinary specialist in the GI system for small animals. She also likes to go fishing and swimming whenever she can and loves spending quality time with her cat Luna and her bird Peanut.
Laura is an Arizona native and loves everything about Arizona! In the past, she has worked in large animal medicine and is excited to further her education at GQ Vet! Most of her free time goes toward sports, her two horses, and her cat! Laura is at her happiest with animals and one day hopes to become a veterinarian!
Gracie is a sixth-generation Arizona native! She has been an equine vet tech for 3 years, and is excited to be working with small animals as well. After work, you can find her trail riding, camping, or doing something crafty! Although her family has plenty of animals, the two she calls her own are Ivy her German Shepherd puppy, and Bandit her Appendix horse.