Our Veterinarians

Patrick Burns
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Patrick Burns
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Emergency cases that Dr. Patrick Burns finds particularly rewarding to treat are bite wound repairs and diabetic ketoacidosis.
  • Internship, Small Animal Surgical/Emergency, Sonora Veterinary Specialists, Phoenix AZ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Emergency, New England Animal Medical Center, West Bridgewater MA
  • Clinical Rotation, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ross University, St Kitts & Nevis, West Indies
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Dr. Burns enjoys hiking, reading and watching movies with his wife. They have three dogs and two cats.
Elena Esparza
MPH, DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dr. Elena Esparza particularly enjoys treating trauma cases, especially wound repairs and wound management.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center, Gilbert
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Master of Public Health, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal Sciences, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Dr. Esparza enjoys hiking, kayaking and exploring Arizona. She and her husband have three cats, Mikaela, Sky and Maz.
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
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. Antoinette Harris is an internal medicine and surgery intern
Antoinette Harris
DVM
Internal Medicine
Antoinette Harris
DVM
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
An intern in our internal medicine service, Dr. Antoinette Harris likes performing endoscopic procedures. Other interests include immune-mediated diseases, diabetes and infectious diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Affiliated Veterinary Specialists, Maitland FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Tuskegee University, AL
  • Bachelor of Science, Animal & Poultry Sciences, Tuskegee AL
Dr. Harris likes activity, working out, yoga and being outdoors. She also likes going to the movies.
Dino Herrera
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dino Herrera
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
An experienced senior emergency clinician, Dr. Dino Herrera’s special interests include traumatology, reconstructive soft tissue surgery and many types of emergency soft tissue surgery.
  • Internship, National Autonomous University of Mexico UNAM, Mexico City
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Veracruz, Mexico
Dr. Herrera grew up in various parts of Mexico and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Central America and Europe. Along with travel, he enjoys photography and spending time with his family and pets, Dante, an English bulldog, and Fernando, a Sphinx cat.
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.
Annette Majoue
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Annette Majoue
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Annette Majoue is particularly interested in performing all types of emergency surgeries, especially a gastric torsion, or removing a foreign body or a hemorrhaging spleen.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
Dr. Majoue is active in her church and an avid runner. Happily married, Dr. Majoue’s household includes quite the menagerie: dogs, a cat, a tortoise, chickens, a dwarf Nigerian goat, a red-eared slider, and two quarter horses, most named after Disney movie characters.
Katie Mayer
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Even through her whole family was allergic to both, Dr. Katie Mayer grew up with multiple dogs and cats in the house. Her particular clinical interests include toxicities and surgery.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Arizona Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Center, Gilbert
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry and Biology, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Dr. Mayer likes watching movies, hiking, working out, music, and exploring new restaurants and breweries. She has two cats, Scarlet and Harley Quinn.
Dr. Courtney Pace is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is with her leashed dog in a field of red tulips.
Courtney Pace
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Courtney Pace is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She has a passion for radiology and also likes performing endoscopic procedures.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson
Dr. Pace likes hiking, traveling, wine tasting and reading. She has a dog named Ralphie and a cat named Chip.
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She is hugging a small tan dog.
Samantha Phillips
DVM
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a small animal medicine and surgery intern. She enjoys treating exotics, especially ferrets, internal medicine cases, and patients with behavioral issues.
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona CA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia PA
Dr. Phillips enjoys writing, traveling and lounging around the house with her husband, three cats, two ferrets and one tiny 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
Veterinarian Associate
Dr. Allison Reeder is a small animal medicine and surgery intern with a special interest in wound management, pain management and neurology.
  • 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.