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-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.
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. 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. 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 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.