VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona

Doctors Overview

We invite you to explore the biographies of our doctors and support staff to learn more about them. Our doctors have a wide variety of backgrounds and interests.

  • Dennis Keith

    Medical Director
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVR
    Departments: Diagnostic Imaging

    Dr. Keith, our Radiologist and Medical Director, has always been committed to delivering excellent veterinary care to families in his home state of Arizona. The opportunity to join the vet specialist

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  • Jessica Heuss

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Iowa State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Jessica Heuss was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, where she entered the world of critical care working in the CVM ICU. She

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  • Jessie Markovich

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Certifications: DACVIM, DACVN
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Markovich brings expertise in Internal Medicine and Veterinary Nutrition together in her practice to help patients live longer, healthier lives. She enjoys working with pet owners to demystify

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  • Chris Monarski

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Texas A&M University
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    Dr. Christopher Monarski completed his surgical residency in Arizona at VCA ARECA, and has been helping to advance veterinary medicine in our community through his residency-related teaching and

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  • Melissa Moyer

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, University of Florida
    Certifications: DACVIM
    Texas A&M
    Departments: Internal Medicine

    Dr. Melissa Moyer is professionally interested in the large variety of challenging cases seen in Internal Medicine. She particularly enjoys the areas of feline medicine, infectious and immune mediated

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  • Roman Savicky

    Veterinary Specialist
    DVM, Colorado State University
    Certifications: DACVS-SA
    Departments: Surgery

    Roman Savicky, DVM, DACVS-SA is excited to be home in Arizona practicing state-of-the-art veterinary surgery.  He especially enjoys minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy, laparoscopy,

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  • Kristi Burns

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Kristi Burns is professionally interested in providing care for the critically ill. Some of her special interests include stabilization of trauma patients, rattlesnake envenomations, imaging,

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  • Andy Lenius

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Iowa State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Lenius received his DVM degree from Iowa State University in 2004. After graduation, he began his career as an emergency vet at the Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson, Arizona. In 2005, he

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  • Brian Sessink

    Associate Veterinarian
    DVM, Michigan State University
    Departments: Emergency/Critical Care

    Dr. Brian Sessink, graduated from Michigan State University, receiving a bachelor of science in 1994 and his DVM status in 1996. He completed a Small Animal Medicine, Surgery, and Critical Care Internship

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General Practice

We have over 600 animal hospitals in 41 states and 4 Canadian provinces that are staffed by more than 3,000 fully-qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 400 being board-certified specialists.

The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments such as wellness, spay/neuter, advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, dermatology, cardiology, neurology, boarding, and grooming. Services may vary by location.

Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Emergency Care

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at (480) 898-0001 or drive to our location at 1648 N. Country Club Dr., Mesa, AZ 85201.

 

We have emergency doctors and staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (including holidays) to help you.

Common conditions we see on an emergency basis include (but are not limited to) vomiting and diarrhea, congestive heart failure, kidney failure, canine parvoviral enteritis (Parvo), complications from diabetes, pancreatitis, pneumonia, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease), anemia, coagulopathies (like Rat Bait Poisoning), intervertebral disk disease/paralysis, rattlesnake envenomation, heat stroke, urinary obstruction, toxicities, and various types of trauma.

We are located on the West side of Country Club between Brown and McKellips, 1 mile south of the Red Mountain Loop 202.

VCA Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona (VCA ARECA) opened in July 2004.  We are a state-of-the-art referral veterinary hospital supported by an in-house emergency veterinary hospital that is always open.  Our specialty veterinarians are board certified in Diagnostic Imaging (Radiology), Surgery, and Internal Medicine.

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