Meet Our Staff

Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Stephanie L.

Stephanie L.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Stephanie joined the LifeCare team in February 2011. She earned her Certified Veterinary Technician license and the animal community in Arizona is well served because of it. She is a stellar technician because of her commitment to her profession and the caring demeanor with which she helps each patient. She is thorough and precise which helps ensure your visit is exactly what you hoped it will be! We are thrilled to have her here and are excited for you to meet her and see, first hand, the quality person that she is!

Jessica G.

Jessica G.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Jessica joined the LifeCare team in July 2012. Before becoming a certified veterinary technician, Jessica proudly served for ten years in the United States Air Force and worked as a dog handler for seven of those years. She trained working dogs for explosive and narcotic detection. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, running, spending time with her husband and playing with her German Shepherd named Cisco. Jessica brings to the LifeCare team a dedication to providing stellar care to our patients and clients as well. We are thrilled she is a valuable part of our team!

Alye P.

Alye P.

Technician

Alye brings to LifeCare her 19 years of contributing to the veterinary medical community. She excels at solving problems and ensuring clients have the best experience possible at our hospital. Building great client relationships is one of her strongest personality traits. Her animal family includes two dogs and one tortoise. When not helping patients here at LifeCare, she enjoys watching her kids play baseball and softball.

Melissa D.

Melissa D.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Melissa joined the LifeCare team in March of 2015.   She brings to LifeCare over 17 years of being a Certified Veterinary Technician and working as a veterinary surgical specialty technician for 10 of those years.   She grew up in Illinois and moved to Arizona in 2001.   Her commitment to specialty-level care only benefits LifeCare patients.   Melissa is known as one of our “cat whisperers” and does a great job helping our cat friends not be so worried during their visit.  During her free-time, Melissa hikes, enjoys reading, movies and traveling.   She is likely to be one of the friendly faces helping your cat and dog friends visit our hospital!

Lauren M.

Lauren M.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Lauren joined the LifeCare team in April of 2015.   She was born in Arizona, spent some of her childhood in Illinois and then moved back to Arizona when she was 10 years old.  She graduated from ASU in 2011 and received her Certified Veterinary Technician license the same year.  She has served the Arizona dog and cat community for over 12 years and has a strong passion for large breed dogs.    She remains keenly interested in animal behavior and is currently working on her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice.    When she’s not hanging out with Bliss and Frisco, her two dogs, she is going to the movies, painting and reading.  Lauren does a great job of connecting with clients and making sure all questions are answered during your visit!

Sarah R.

Sarah R.

Certified Veterinary Technician

Sarah R. joined the LifeCare team in 2016. She was born and raised here in the Valley. Sarah’s lifelong love for animals led her to a career in the Veterinary field where she has worked since her very first job. Sarah got her CVT certification in 2011 and loves serving dogs and cats and helping the owners that care for them. She brings enthusiasm and compassion to LifeCare that matches our culture spot on. Away from work Sarah enjoys having fun with her family, which includes 2 boys and 3 dogs.

Heidi H.

Heidi H.

Veterinary Technician

Heidi joined the LifeCare team in January in 2017. She was born and raised in Arizona and graduated from Hamilton High School in 2002. Upon graduating, Heidi knew exactly what she wanted to do. Her passion for animal care drove her to attend Pima Medical Institute where she graduated from the Veterinary Assistant Program in 2003. Heidi brings to LifeCare several years of experience in the veterinary field, a passion for helping animals, and desire to exceed client expectations. When Heidi is not at work loving what she is doing, she can be found cooking, painting, gardening, at the gym, or hanging with her boyfriend and their adorable pets, Winston and Orange Julius.

Brianna B.

Brianna B.

Technician Assistant

Brianna received her Approved Veterinary Assistant certification in 2014 and joined our team this year.  She succeeds at making your pet’s visit as stress-free and efficient as possible.  We enjoy her for her calm personality, providing comfort to our hospitalized patients and keeping the treatment area spotless.  In her free time, she enjoys watching movies with her family, playing with her dog Molly. Brianna also has strong musical interests and plays the piano and ukele!

Client Care Coordinators

Sarah P.

Sarah P.

Client Care

Sarah P. joined the LifeCare team in January 2017. Before becoming part of our Client Care team, Sarah worked as a stylist for 6 years. She brings to LifeCare a strong background in building client relationships. Sarah successfully works to go above and beyond to ensure you and your furbaby have the best experience here at LifeCare. On her spare time, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and spending time with her two pitties, Vader and Obi.

Suzie

Suzie

Client Care

Suzie brings a compassionate, enthusiastic energy that truly matches the culture of LifeCare. She joined our team in April 2017 and enjoys building connections with each one of our clients. Suzie is a native to Arizona who graduated from NAU in 2007 with a degree in Sociology and Biology. She has experience working with children with special needs and also enjoyed several years of being a veterinary technician. Suzie’s passion for animals brought her to LifeCare and when she is not working she can be found spending time with her own two furbabies, Tj and Helio. She also enjoys exploring and visiting museums and aquariums.