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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Nicole Corrao is a small animal medicine and surgery intern.
Nicole Corrao
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Nicole Corrao completed our emergency medicine training program for clinicians (EmERge) and will be working full time in our hospital. Her areas of interest include treating surgical emergencies and diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Clinical Rotation, Royal Veterinary College, London, England
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, California State University, Chico
An avid traveler, Dr. Corrao has been all over the world with her dog Benjamen. She also has two cats, Peaches and Winston.
Dr. Sara Ford is board certified in veterinary internal medicine,
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology
Servicing Locations
Dr. Sara Ford is a frequent speaker at national conferences and has published numerous scientific articles and book chapters. She has also served as a consultant for Abbott, Zoetis and Boehringer Ingelheim to provide improved therapeutic options for patients and was significantly involved with the development of the AlphaTrack® glucometer. Dr. Ford's clinical interests include immune-mediated diseases, gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic disorders, feline medicine and endocrine diseases, particularly diabetes mellitus.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of California, Davis
Dr. Ford founded her own non-profit rescue in 2001, which provides medical, surgical and preventative care to ill and injured homeless dogs and cats who would otherwise be euthanized. She likes a good romance novel and shopping. Dr. Ford is married with four children, three of whom are triplets. Their family dog is a lab/golden retriever mix named Rocky, and their five cats are Buckwheat, Black Jack, Butters, Pesto and Katie.
Dr. Carlton Huitt is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Carlton Huitt
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Carlton Huitt
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Carlton Huitt particularly enjoys treating trauma and wound management cases and performing emergency surgeries.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgery, New York Veterinary Specialty Center, Farmingdale
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Emergency, Animal Medical Center, New York City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie
Dr. Huitt likes hiking, fitness and camping with his wife and daughter.
Dr. Klay Lapa is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Klay Lapa
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Klay Lapa
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Klay Lapa's particular clinical interests include advanced wound healing, traumatic wound management and novel wound therapy.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, St. Louis
  • Bachelor of Science, Arizona State University, Phoenix
Dr. Lapa is a medical consultant for Aussie and Friends, a non-profit rescue organization dedicated to helping Australian shepherds. His favorite pastimes include attending local theater, hiking and kayaking. He has two dogs Trace and Arty, and cat Nala.
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is hugging a small tan dog.
Samantha Phillips
DVM
Internal Medicine
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a small animal internal medicine intern. She has a passion for pet care and enjoys collaborating with her treatment team to devise the best possible solutions for patients.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Scottsdale AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Dr. Phillips and her husband have several pets: three cats, two ferrets and one tiny tropical fish.
Dr. Allison Reeder is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is sitting outside next to her black lab mix.
Allison Reeder
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Allison Reeder completed her internship in small animal medicine and surgery and is now working full time in emergency medicine. She has a special interest in wound management, pain management and neurology.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospitals, Phoenix AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman WA
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Washington, Seattle WA
Dr. Reeder likes being on the water, especially paddle boarding and kayaking. She has a lab mix and border collie and two conure birds.
Dr. Selina Velasquez is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is holding a small dog in her arms.
Selina Velasquez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Selina Velasquez
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Selina Velasquez is an Arizona native, born and raised in northern Phoenix. She is the “oddball” who enjoys the heat. During her internship with the Emergency Animal Clinic, she realized that she enjoys emergency medicine but also has a clinical interest in cardiology.
  • Internship, Emergency and Critical Care, Emergency Animal Clinic, Gilbert AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Science, Agribusiness, Arizona State University, Tempe
Dr. Velasquez likes watching shows and movies, exercising, and cooking and baking. She has three dogs: a white Pekingese named Chrissy, a brindle Scottish terrier named Agnes and a black Scottish terrier named Hazel.