Our Careteam

Veterinary Technician-in-training
Although Maria had always adored animals, it wasn’t until she began her veterinary studies in college that she knew she had found her calling. Before long, she was hooked—Maria hasn’t looked back since, and is proud to now help pets of all shapes and sizes as a member of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s care team!

Born in California, Maria grew up here in Las Vegas and attended the College of Southern Nevada to study animal care. She joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family on the recommendation of a friend, and is now training on the job to become a Veterinary Technician!

Aside from her interests in the world of veterinary medicine, Maria loves making art (she even runs a small business to sell her work!) and spending time with her family and pets at home. She shares her life with two rescued rabbits, Sophie and Elly; a Chihuahua mix and a Shih Tzu mix; and a trio of loveable guinea pigs named Nina, Lilly, and Lina.
Kennel Technician
Kayleigh can’t remember a time when she didn’t adore animals—she would constantly try and bring home any stray critter she came across, much to her mother’s dismay! Her fascination simply didn’t waver. For Kayleigh, working hands-on with the pets of Las Vegas is a dream come true.

Originally from Arizona, Kayleigh works as a Kennel Technician here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital and makes it her mission to treat each and every visiting pet as if they were her very own. One of her favorite parts of the job is the great variety of breeds and animal personalities she gets to meet—no two shifts are ever quite the same!

At home, Kayleigh has one pet of her own: Joker, a mischievous dog who has even learned how to roll down the car windows.
Reception Supervisor
There weren’t pets in Coral’s family home during her time growing up in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota—she suspects that this only made her want them more. Coral has been working in the veterinary field since she was 18 years old! She’s proud to now care for the pets and animal owners of Las Vegas as Critter Care Animal Hospital’s Reception Supervisor.

Coral first started working in an animal hospital in 2004, then transitioned to an emergency facility where she continued to learn and grow as a veterinary professional. She would remain at the emergency hospital for 11 years before deciding to make a change—Coral joined the Critter Care Animal Hospital family in March of 2017. That June, she became Reception Supervisor! Coral is particularly fond of the rescue work she and the clinic team have done. Most of all, she loves to build relationships with the pet owners of Las Vegas and meet new animal companions every day.

At home, Coral and her two young children share their lives with Jenny, an aging pit bull who loves to wait patiently at the dinner table for scraps. As a family, they love going on fun vacations together—their favorite spot of all time is Disneyland!
Amber has always been passionate about helping others through the power of medicine—before entering the veterinary world, she served in the human healthcare field for 15 years! When the opportunity arose to serve pets and their owners in the world of veterinary medicine, Amber couldn’t pass up the chance. Now, she’s a part of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s talented reception team.

Amber is a Baltimore, Maryland native and moved to Las Vegas a few years ago. She spent the majority of her career working with human patients in trauma situations, urgent care, and primary care, then decided to make a change. That’s when she dove headfirst into the world of veterinary medicine—Amber signed on here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital and has been helping the area’s pets and owners ever since.

At home, Amber and her fiancé, Patrick, share their home with their young son, Jameson. When she isn’t spending quality time with her family or caring for others here at the hospital, Amber likes crafting, couponing, and playing video games. She even met her fiancé through her love of gaming!
Deanna’s mother worked for a pet store when Deanna was growing up, and often brought home sick pets to nurse them back to health. While her mother was at work during the day, Deanna was given the responsibility of medicating them to help them make full recoveries. Those early experiences seeing animals return to their homes happy, healthy, and more affectionate ignited Deanna’s own passion for pet care!

Deanna grew up in the small town of Cornville, Arizona, and attended the PMI Medical Institute to study veterinary care. She first started with the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family in 2006, then moved on to further develop her skills through internships and serving at other pet clinics. Deanna even worked for a hospital that specialized in Eastern veterinary medicine! When the opportunity arose for her to return to the clinic where it all started, she jumped at her chance—now, Deanna is happy to serve the area’s pets and animal owners as a member of the hospital’s front-desk team.

Around the clinic, Deanna’s favorite part of her work is seeing familiar faces, both animal and human. She loves to swap fun pet stories with animal owners, and she never gets tired of a slobbery kiss from a furry friend!

Deanna’s interests away from the office include horseback riding, reading, and spending quality time with her family. She has a young son and shares her home with her mother and two pets: Tucker, an aging dog who loves to remind his owners that he deserves a treat after eating his dinner; and a hairless guinea pig named Cuddles.
Carlie has been a people person all her life, and loves to use her customer-service skills to provide others with a positive experience. Plus, animals have played a huge role in her life ever since her earliest days. Why not work to better the lives of pets, she thought, while using her professional background at the same time? Carlie gets to help pets and their owners daily at the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital front desk.

Carlie is from Boulder City and began her career in the hospitality industry. Her background in reception and reservations serves here well here at the clinic—Carlie is thrilled to launch her veterinary journey right here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital as a member of the reception team! She’s been a member of the family since early February of 2019, and finds that she especially loves to swap fun pet stories with the area’s animal parents as they’re checking in.

Away from work, Carlie spends a lot of time studying for her degree in psychology. When she’s not hitting the books, she enjoys relaxing with her own pet at home. She shares her life with Roxie, a fun-loving Pit Bull whose favorite pastime is cuddling.

Kennel Technician
Kassidy was raised in Torrance, California, where she developed a love for animals early on. Her mother would frequently bring home foster pets, only deepening her passion for the world of pet care. Now, she gets to live her dream of caring for animals on a daily basis—she’s a Kennel Technician here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital!

Kassidy first started as a Kennel Technician in early 2015 at another nearby animal clinic. Next, she moved on to another practice where she would care for pets for the next three years. When Kassidy decided to search for a more family-centered workplace, she came across the team here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital—she’s been a member of the clinic family ever since.

When she isn’t tending to pets’ needs here at the hospital, Kassidy enjoys drawing and spending quality time with her family and pets at home. She is the proud owner of seven cats!
Kennel Technician
Garrett has always wanted to change pets’ lives for the better, and he knew that he wanted to gain more knowledge in order to better care for his own dogs at home. What better way to do that than by working in the veterinary profession? Garrett gets to live his passion every day as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital kennel team!

Garrett is originally from Detroit, Michigan, but grew up here in Las Vegas. When the opportunity arose for him to work hands-on with animals, he jumped at the chance—Garrett has been a member of the hospital family ever since. He serves as a Kennel Technician and also as a Veterinary Assistant Extern; he plans to further his experience and education in the future, and would one day like to open his own Pit Bull sanctuary!

Garrett has two wonderful canine companions of his own at home: Blu and Panther.
Veterinary Technician-in-Training
Lo had always adored the company of animals, but she didn’t consider the veterinary field until taking her own dog, Lillie, to her local pet clinic for an examination. When a Technician there mentioned Platt College, Lo’s interest was piqued. The next thing she knew, she had signed up for the veterinary technology program herself!

Lo is originally from Redlands, California and recently relocated to Las Vegas. When she came across an advertisement for an open position here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital, she knew that she had found the perfect fit! Lo became a member of the clinic team shortly afterward and is currently studying on-the-job to become a Veterinary Technician. Medically, she’s fond of blood draws and running diagnostic tests, but her favorite part of the work is challenging herself to make sure each and every visitor to the clinic has the best possible experience.

Lo’s main interest outside of animal care is writing—she’s even had some poetry published online and has received awards for her work! At home, she shares her life with one pet of her own, the aforementioned Lillie, who loves to be spoiled and play with her favorite toys.
As a child growing up in Anaheim, California, Ronna recalls bringing home baby birds after they had fallen out of their nests, keeping stray dogs, and taking in rabbits that no one else wanted. Caring for animals is simply in her nature! She’s thrilled to continue her journey in pet care as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family.

After working in the computer industry for a number of years, Ronna jumped headfirst into the world of animal care when the opportunity arose for her to purchase a dog kennel. She would operate the kennel successfully for several years until the county rezoned the land—Ronna sold her kennel but never stopped rescuing pets! She’s been a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team since March of 2019, and serves as a part of the clinic’s front-desk team.

Most of Ronna’s free time away from the office is spent caring for her own pets at home. She and her husband share their lives with a menagerie of animal companions—they have six Chow-Chows, Paco the Lilac-crowned Amazon parrot, and 14 Rosey Bourke parakeets!
Sienna is a Las Vegas native and grew up with plenty of family pets. She’s always felt an innate desire to help others when they need it the most—for her, being able to improve the lives of not only pets, but the people who care for them, is a dream come true! Sienna is thrilled to serve as a member of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s front-desk team.

Sienna started her veterinary journey at another local hospital, where she learned the ropes of the profession. It wasn’t long before she knew that she wanted to move to a busier clinic and help even more pets and animal parents. That’s when Sienna joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family!

Outside of work, Sienna’s interests include snowboarding, shopping, and hiking. She has two canine companions at home: Zoey, a huge ball of energy, and Skye, whose silly antics never fail to make Sienna laugh.
Andee can’t remember a time when she didn’t adore each and every pet she came across. It wasn’t until she began working with animals professionally, though, that she realized just how much it meant that she was able to use her skillset every day to help. Andee is proud to serve as a member of the front-desk team here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital!

Andee grew up in both Las Vegas and Utah, and began her career here in Las Vegas at another local pet clinic. After transferring to another hospital and serving pets and animal owners there for a time, she joined the team here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital as a front-desk receptionist. Andee finds that her favorite part of the job is getting to meet new pet parents and their adorable companions on a regular basis.

In her spare time away from the office, Andee likes hiking, painting with acrylics on canvas, and spending time with her family. She is married and has two wonderful step sons, and also shares her life with her loveable Pit Bull, Gaia.
Veterinary Assistant
Dakota’s own bond with his beloved Golden Retriever, Hailey, inspired him to help others experience that same joy and companionship. He had always been drawn to the veterinary field—for Dakota, it’s the perfect way to give something back to the animals who have given him so much! He’s one of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistants.

Dakota grew up in Los Angeles, California and moved with his family to Las Vegas in 2005. He first launched his career in animal care at another local practice before deciding to further boost her veterinary journey and join the team here at the clinic. He’s been a member of the family since August of 2018, and loves the hands-on work he’s able to do every day to better the lives of the city’s animal companions.

In his free time, Dakota enjoys camping and adventuring in the great outdoors, spending time at the lake with friends, and watching movies. He has one dog of her own at home: Peanut, a miniature Golden-doodle who loves playing fetch and receiving attention from anyone who might be available.
Kennel Technician
Diane has adored pets ever since she was a little girl. Whenever she considered other paths, her mind always came back to animals. Diane always knew she wanted to put her passion to good use by working in a vet’s office! Now, she’s a proud member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital kennel team.

Diane grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Las Vegas with her family when she was only six years old. She’s been here ever since! After a short time working in retail, Diane joined Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s sister clinic before transferring here to the hospital a short time later. She’s a Kennel Technician, and has a special interest in comforting and caring for pets as they’re recovering from medical procedures.

Diane’s hobbies outside of work include singing—she has fond memories of participating in choir ever since her elementary school days—and enjoying the company of her own pets at home. Her family shares their lives with a Labrador mix, Skippy, and a Chihuahua named B.B.
Veterinary Assistant
Phill’s earliest experiences with animals made a permanent impression on him. For him, working to better their lives through the power of veterinary medicine simply makes sense. Phill feels fortunate to help the pets and animal owners of Las Vegas as a Veterinary Assistant!

Phill attended the PIMA Medical Institute to study animal care, and joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family on the recommendation of his school. His favorite part of working with the area’s pets every day is knowing that he’s making a difference for the families of Las Vegas.

Outside of work, Phill likes drawing and making artwork. He has one cat of his own at home: Black Cat, who has been with Phill for more than 10 years.
Veterinary Assistant
Cait has been spending time around animals ever since her earliest days, whether it was playing with her first family dog, rescuing injured birds and rabbits off the streets, or learning how to care for horses. For her, working in veterinary medicine was simply a natural fit! Now, Cait gets to better the lives of pets and their human family members every day as a member of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s talented care team.

Cait was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and was only 16 years old when she first started volunteering in animal clinics during her summers off from school. Two years later, she started working at her local animal hospital as a member of the kennel staff, and it wasn’t long before she was working hands-on with patients in the examination rooms. She’s been a veterinary professional ever since! Cait moved to Las Vegas from Arizona in the summer of 2018, and was thrilled to join the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family that September.

When she’s not at work, Cait enjoys traveling, and even toured Europe for a month after she graduated from college—she visited Switzerland, Italy, England, Ireland, and France. Cait is also passionate about fostering pets, and continues to foster neonatal kittens for various rescue groups. (Cait estimates that she’s fostered a whopping 400 animals over the past nine years!) At home, she has a few pets of her own: Adele, a rescued German Shepherd who can always be found right by Cait’s side, and a pair of loveable tuxedo cats named Frankie and Dimitri.
Veterinary Assistant
Manda rescued her very first stray kitten when she was only in elementary school, even helping the poor creature recover from a leg wound. Ever since, she knew that she had a passion for helping animals live happier, healthier lives. Manda’s fascination with the world of pet care has now come full-circle: she’s a member of the Veterinary Assistant team here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital!

Manda was born and raised in San Diego, California. After spending some time in the culinary field, she decided to make a change and transition back to what had always made her truly happy: caring for animals. That’s when Manda moved to Las Vegas and started school to study veterinary technology! She joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team in October of 2018, and couldn’t be happier to supplement her studies with real-world experience here at the clinic. She finds that she especially likes physical therapy treatments—she never tires of seeing how the body can heal itself!—and animal behavior.

At home, Manda lives with her fiancé, Will, and their two dogs. The couple shares their lives with Rogan, a happy-go-lucky Pit Bull, and a kissing machine who goes by Gadao.
Kennel Technician
Kieran saved a baby bird in her family’s backyard when she was only six years old, and it made a lasting impression. She always knew that she would love to spend her time helping as many animals as she could. Kieran is thrilled to finally work hands-on with pets—she’s a Kennel Technician with the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team!

Kieran grew up in Arizona and North Carolina before moving to Las Vegas, and she joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family in January of 2019. Her favorite part of the job is working with the adoptable dogs in the clinic’s kennel; Kieran especially likes training them on basic commands so that they’ll be well-behaved when they find their forever homes!

Aside from her interests in animal care, Kieran is an avid photographer and loves to capture beautiful nature scenery on film. Her crowning achievement in photography came when she won an award for her shot of a cardinal surrounded by the North Carolina snow.
Veterinary Technician
When Danielle moved to this area from Florida in 2003 to live with her father, he encouraged her to choose a career path that would make her truly happy. Thanks to her lifelong passion for animal care, one choice became obvious: veterinary medicine. Danielle hasn’t looked back since! She’s a proud member of Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s team of talented Veterinary Technicians.

Danielle attended the PIMA Medical Institute to study veterinary technology, and she’s been an animal-care professional ever since. When looking for a clinic that shared her same values on pet care, she came across Creature Comforts Animal Hospital—it was a perfect fit, and Danielle signed on in November of 2018 as a Licensed Veterinary Technician. She’s especially passionate about emergency care and dental cleanings, and she loves the feeling of working alongside a team of professionals to better the lives of pets on a daily basis.

Most of Danielle’s free time away from work is spent with her daughter, who is already shaping up to be as big of an animal-lover as her mother. The family lives with a 10-year-old pet who is still going strong, Eddie, as well as Danielle’s daughter’s two pet rats: Rosie and Star.

Veterinary Technician
Janna has been passionate about medicine ever since she can remember. Coupled with her love for all of the earth’s creatures, working in the veterinary world simply seemed to make good sense. That’s why she became a Licensed Veterinary Technician!

Originally from California, Janna grew up here in Las Vegas and first joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team a number of years ago after studying veterinary technology at the College of Southern Nevada. After exploring other work opportunities for a time, she was thrilled to rejoin the clinic family as a Licensed Veterinary Technician—Janna has been here ever since. She’s particularly fond of monitoring pets under anesthesia during surgical procedures, but her favorite part of the job is spending quality time around pets and other animal-lovers just like herself!

When she isn’t here at the hospital, Janna can be found working out, hiking, and spending time with her pets at home. She has two dogs—Rowan, a Border Collie/Golden Retriever mix, and an adorable Chihuahua named Primrose—as well as a Calico cat named Rogue and a shy Orange Tabby who goes by Salem.

Kennel Technician
Faith has always believed that animals deserve more than they’re given. That’s why she loves being able to give something back as a member of the veterinary profession! She’s proud to serve on Creature Comforts Animal Hospital’s kennel team, and couldn’t be happier to care for the boarding pets of Las Vegas on a daily basis.

Faith spent most of her formative years growing up right here in Las Vegas, and is thrilled to launch her journey in pet care here at the clinic. Her favorite part of her work is getting to know the clinic’s boarding dogs one-on-one while on walks.

Away from work, Faith spends a lot of time with her aunt’s dogs: Remy, a loving Australian Shepherd, and a sausage-shaped sheep herding dog named Penny. Her passion outside of animal care is art, and she’s even won awards for her work. Faith was greatly impacted by her trip to Japan in March of 2018, and she’ll even be moving there soon in order to pursue her artistic endeavors!

Veterinary Assistant
When her family’s Basset Hound fell ill, Megan was there as they visited several specialists to get their dog proper care. Many times, the family was brushed off, being told that the problem was something minor—Megan realized that she never wanted other pet owners to experience that feeling. Now, she gets to make lasting differences in the lives of families every day! She’s a member of the hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team.

Megan is originally from Chicago, Illinois and spent 18 years in another career field before deciding to take a leap of faith and become a veterinary professional. She couldn’t be happier with her decision! Megan first joined the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family while completing her externship for her schooling; now, she helps pets hands-on as a Veterinary Assistant.

Megan spends most of her free time exploring all that Nevada has to offer, volunteering her time to good causes—including animal rescue efforts—and enjoying the company of her family and pets. She and her husband, Don, have two Basset Hounds: Daisy Mae, who has a huge personality and loves to sleep on her back; and Noodles, who was rescued after living in the high desert of California.
Veterinary Assistant
Ever since she was a little girl, Jiselle has felt that animals—especially dogs and horses—were always there for her. She didn’t take that unconditional love and loyalty for granted. Jiselle has always wanted to give something back, and now she’s able to do just that! She’s a Veterinary Assistant here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital.

Originally from Arizona, Jiselle volunteered with a variety of animal organizations and also served as a dog-sitter before becoming a Kennel Technician at another veterinary hospital. It wasn’t long before she decided that she wanted to dive deeper into the profession and work with pets in a more hands-on way—that’s when she decided to join the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital family. Jiselle has been a member of the team since October of 2018, and her favorite part of every shift is helping clients to better understand the care needs of their beloved companions.

When she’s not at work, Jiselle enjoys making art and spending quality time with her own pets at home. She has a cat, Sassy, who lives up to her name on a daily basis, and three dogs: Titan is a stubborn Siberian Husky mix; Gizmo the well-trained Terrier mix is the sweetest dog Jiselle has ever known; and Hanna is a Pug with a goofy streak.
Kennel Technician
There are few things Savannah enjoys more in the world than spending time with her own canine companions—she knows firsthand the power of our pets’ companionship and love. For her, being able to make sure that other pet owners’ furry friends have a happy, safe, and comfortable stay here at the hospital is a dream come true! Savannah is proud to serve as a member of the clinic’s kennel team.

A Las Vegas native, Savannah was a member of the food-service industry and also worked summers in a public library before diving into the veterinary profession. She was referred here to Creature Comforts Animal Hospital by a friend, and didn’t waste any time applying—now, she’s thrilled to get her foot in the door of the animal-care world and can’t wait to see where it takes her next.

One of Savannah’s favorite parts of her job is getting to meet a great variety of animal personalities every day; she finds that every boarding visitor offers something different! She also likes the teamwork and collaboration that she’s able to be a part of during every shift.

Savannah’s interests outside of veterinary medicine including reading, painting and drawing, and spending quality time with her family and pets at home. She lives with four dogs: Peanut, a Yorkie/Shih Tzu mix who barks for treats at 12:00 noon every single day; Butter, who serves as Savannah’s main snuggle-buddy; Biscuit, the sweetest dog Savannah has ever met; and the goofy one of the bunch, Lilo.
Veterinary Assistant
Ally was born and raised in Brazil, where her mother bred English cocker spaniels. Ally was always around to help the dogs when they weren’t feeling well, and she developed a natural inclination for animal care early on in life. Ever since she can remember, Ally has wanted to serve pets and their owners as a veterinary professional!

Ally’s animal-care journey began in her teenage years, when she started helping the house-call veterinarian that her mother used in Brazil. Shortly after moving to the United States, Ally signed on at the Las Vegas Animal Shelter as a Kennel Technician, and later was promoted to a Veterinary Assistant position. Now, she’s a Veterinary Assistant with the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team and couldn’t be happier! Ally is particularly fond of observing surgeries and getting to see unique medical procedures on a regular basis.

An animal-lover through and through, Ally has quite the menagerie of pets at home. She lives with a young Neapolitan Mastiff, a Labrador mix, and an American bulldog. Ally also shares her life with a wide variety of snakes, lizards, invertebrate creatures, and farm animals like chickens, ducks, and quail.
Veterinary Assistant
Growing up in Indiana, Christine and her family kept dogs, cats, and exotic pets; it wasn’t hard for her to develop a love for all animals early on in life. As she grew up, Christine’s career choice became obvious: the veterinary profession was the perfect fit!

Christine’s veterinary career began in North Carolina at a small animal clinic, where she learned the basics of her profession. After working at a kennel in Las Vegas for a few months, she arrived here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital in February of 2014.

Having always been fascinated by science, Christine loves the laboratory side of her work. Running bloodwork and other lab tests is very enjoyable for her, and she’s also fond of performing challenging blood draws. More than anything, though, Christine loves returning a happy, healthy animal to a grateful pet owner—having the opportunity to improve the lives of pets and people every day is something that Christine considers a true honor!

In her free time, Christine loves taking her own dogs, Spade and Diamond, for walks in the park. She also enjoys hiking and training her dogs to be on their best behavior.
Denise has adored the company of animals ever since she can remember, and always wanted to give something back in order to make a difference in the lives of pets. She gets to do just that as a member of the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team!

Denise is a native of California, and began her veterinary journey there as a receptionist and accountant at a local animal hospital. In early 2001, she was looking for a house here in Las Vegas and happened to pass Creature Comforts Animal Hospital. Denise remembers pointing at the building and proclaiming that she wanted to work here! Two days later, she was hired as a receptionist and has been here ever since.

In her free time, Denise enjoys swimming in her pool, exercising, and spending time with her wonderful grandchildren. She lives with an Australian shepherd mix named Astro and an orange and white tabby cat, Zsa Zsa, who loves sleeping in Denise’s bed.
Licensed Veterinary Technician and Treatment Supervisor
Ever since she was a little girl, Jen has tried to save every creature that crossed her path. She was always pulling creatures out of her family pool, and saved everything from stray house pets to insects. Jen has worked in the animal care field since she was 17 years old!

A Las Vegas native, Jen started her animal care career at a local clinic before attending college in southern California. After school, she worked in various practices before becoming a stay-at-home mother for several years. When she decided to rejoin the workforce, Jen came in for an interview here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital. She’s served as the clinic’s Head Veterinary Technician since the spring of 2005!

Jen considers dentistry work one of the most important parts of her job. She finds it incredibly rewarding to spruce up a pet’s dirty mouth, and is often able to get a pet to eat again just by performing a single dental cleaning!

Jen has two children, Baylee and Brenden, as well as a pit bull named Axle and a pair of pet frogs. In her time away from the clinic, Jen enjoys riding her motorcycle, camping, and spending time with her family and pets.
Julie had worked for other veterinary clinics in various states before joining the Creature Comforts Animal Hospital team. None compared to the high-quality care and compassionate staff that she found here! Julie has served as one of the clinic’s receptionists since August of 2001.

Around the clinic, Julie loves working alongside her fellow staff members as part of a well-functioning team. She’s particularly fond of interacting with loving pet owners, and always enjoys greeting a new face. Talking with clients who own desert tortoises is a special favorite of hers!

At home, Julie lives with several pets of her own. She has a dog, Carlin, as well as a cockatiel named Ricky. The animal family is rounded out by six cats: Autumn, Maestro, Ester, Scarlet, Tiger Lilith, and Mama.
Veterinary Technician
Lisa comes from a family of caregivers—her mother was a registered nurse, and her sister attended school to become a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. Lisa’s own nurturing side always tended to lean toward the animal side of the spectrum, and now she enjoys caring for pets every day as a Veterinary Technician!

Lisa’s veterinary career began in 1997, when she started working in the kennel of a local clinic. She had worked with Dr. Gorman before Creature Comforts Animal Hospital was founded, and when the hospital opened for business, Lisa was more than happy to join the team. She’s been a part of the Creature Comforts family since 2000. Medically, performing diagnostic tests is one of Lisa’s favorite parts of the job. Putting the puzzle pieces together to form a full picture isn’t just a lot of fun—it’s incredibly fulfilling. She also likes making visiting pets feel comfortable in whatever way she can. Lisa and her four young children share their home with five cats and one crazy puppy named Sammich. The cats have even started training Lisa’s one-year-old to hiss and meow!
Veterinary Technician
Mike grew up in Tucker County, West Virginia, where his mother ran a kennel and was also involved in the breeding and showing of dogs. For him, animal care is simply second nature! Now Mike serves pets every day as a Licensed Veterinary Technician here at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital.

Mike attended the Pima Medical Institute for his degree in veterinary technology. He completed his externship here at the hospital, then was hired on full-time in November of 2009. His professional interests include anesthesia, abdominal ultrasound, laparoscopy, and echocardiograms.

At home, Mike lives with a Yorkshire terrier named Booth and five uromastyx lizards: Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, Bugsy Siegel, John Gotti, and Whitey Bulger.


    • Jean Wotherspoon DeVaneyJean Wotherspoon DeVaney

      They are the best vets around. Dr. Paul is the best with cats, she has been their for both of my cats Kittygirl and now Jr. She explains everything to you so you will understand what is going on with you pet. I will never go anywhere else. Keep up the great work!!

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    • Anthony CormaciAnthony Cormaci

      the staff and the doctor where excellent couldn't ask for anyrhing better

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    • Robert KennedyRobert Kennedy

      Absolutely wonderful just like always. Our baby was attacked by 2 other dogs yesterday receiving severe puncture wounds but missed bones and vital organs. We called them saying we were on the way and they were ready as we walked through the door. She is resting on daddy's lap now.
      Always stellar customer service and genuine concern for the "children" of others.

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    • Dennie FidlerDennie Fidler

      I took advantage of CREATURE COMFORTS free initial exam for my great Dane. They all were most gracious with their time. The doc sat down in the exam room with me and had a conversation about Lucky....I feel very comfortable with the staff and Dr.Tompkins. I've had great Danes for 50 years. Doc was happy to "discuss" care for lucky with me instead of "dictating" a plan. She took my experience to heart and nodded appropriately to the knowledge "I bring to the table." Their free initial exam came right when I was actively looking for a new vet. If I hadn't been looking I would have passed on the offer. Timing was just great, but even if you aren't looking for a new doctor, I recommend you meet & greet with them. I'm way down in Henderson, but I like them so much I will make the drive. After 50 years you can imagine how "jaded" I am about health care for my great danes.....CREATURE COMFORTS happily exceeded my expectations!🐕👌🐶

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    • Erica Miller TollefsonErica Miller Tollefson

      Penny loves the care she gets at Creature Comforts! Being spayed wasn't fun, but you made up for it with the little bear you gave her! She's so happy! Love the little "extras" she gets... treats, cuddles & now a post-surgery toy!

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    • Natalie LoveNatalie Love

      Best animal hospital EVER! It's 40+ minutes from my house and I will be taking my rats there forever! Awesome staff and vet ♡

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    • Chuck CokerChuck Coker

      They handle the most sensitive and painful issues we face with our pets in a caring and kind manner.

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