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Our Veterinarians

Dr. Sara Ford is Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine, Interventional Radiology
Sara Ford
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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 routinely works with animal shelters providing veterinary services and works with her church to provide monthly meals for the homeless. For fun, she likes a good romance novel or shopping a good sale. She also likes spending time with her four children, three of whom are triplets. Their family dog is a 110-pound 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-Samson
DVM
Internal Medicine
Antoinette Harris-Samson
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Antoinette Harris-Samson is an internal medicine resident. She prides herself on excellent client communication and patient care. Her clinical interests include endoscopic procedures, disorders involving GI disease and endocrine-related diseases.
  • Internship, Small Animal Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Scottsdale AZ
  • 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-Samson likes watching movies, cooking, listening to music, outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and their dog, Lexi.
Dr. Dino Herrera is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Dino Herrera
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Dino Herrera
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Carlton Huitt is a doctor in our emergency medicine service.
Carlton Huitt
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Carlton Huitt
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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. Annette Majoue is a doctor in our emergency medicine service. She is petting two large dogs.
Annette Majoue
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Annette Majoue
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
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.
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a resident in our internal medicine service.
Samantha Phillips
DVM
Internal Medicine
Samantha Phillips
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Resident
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Samantha Phillips is a resident in our internal medicine service. 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 Internal Medicine, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 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
Allison Reeder
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
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. Amanada Schaff is a clinician in our emergency medicine service.
Amanda Schaff
DVM
Emergency Medicine
Amanda Schaff
DVM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Emergency Medicine
Servicing Locations
Dr. Amanda Schaff is most interested in endocrine disorders, toxins, trauma and wound repairs.
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Pacific Union College, Angwin, Canada
Dr. Schaff enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, reading a good book and spending time with her dog, Sirius, and cat, Cadel. She works with wildlife at the local wildlife rescues on her days off.
Dr. Jonathan is board certified in veterinary internal medicine.
Jonathan Schnier
DVM, DACVIM
Internal Medicine
Jonathan Schnier
DVM, DACVIM
BluePearl Veterinarian
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine
Servicing Locations
Some of Dr. Jonathan Schnier’s favorite conditions to treat include gastrointestinal, endocrine, infectious, respiratory and urinary/renal diseases. He also enjoys all types of ultrasound procedures.
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Atlantic Veterinary College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center, Tucson
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College, Guelph Ontario, Canada
With an active lifestyle, Dr. Schnier’s favorite pastimes include running, hiking, alpine skiing, sea kayaking and scuba diving. He and his wife, also a veterinarian, have two sons and a number of pets: two Siberian huskies, one cat, two geckos and a snake.