Our vets.

Jared Brethouwer

DVM

On The Job

Dr. Jared Brethouwer enjoys all aspects of emergency medicine and has a special interest in cardiopulmonary medicine and blood disorders.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, VCA Animal Specialty Group, San Diego CA
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
  • Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Off Duty

An outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Brethouwer likes kayaking, fishing and volleyball. Indoor pastimes include reading and cooking.

Hayli Burdsal

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Hayli Burdsal finds pancreatitis and renal failure the most gratifying conditions to treat.

Education

  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale, AZ
  • Bachelor of Science, Veterinary Science, University of Arizona, Tucson

Off Duty

Dr. Burdsal enjoys spending time with her family and their pets: a rabbit and a dog. She also tries to make time for hiking and reading as often as possible.

Sara Ford

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Interventional Radiology

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Antoinette Harris-Samson

DVM
Resident

Internal Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Harris-Samson likes watching movies, cooking, listening to music, outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and their dog, Lexi.

Carlton Huitt

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Carlton Huitt particularly enjoys treating trauma and wound management cases and performing emergency surgeries.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Huitt likes hiking, fitness and camping with his wife and daughter.

Annette Majoue

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman

Off Duty

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.

Samantha Phillips

DVM
Resident

Internal Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

Dr. Phillips and her husband have several pets: three cats, two ferrets and one tiny tropical fish.

Amanda Schaff

DVM

Emergency Medicine

On The Job

Dr. Amanda Schaff is most interested in endocrine disorders, toxins, trauma and wound repairs.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

Jonathan Schnier

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine

On The Job

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.

Education

  • 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

Off Duty

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.

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