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Alicia Bruchman

DVM

As a young child I knew pretty early in life that I wanted to be a veterinarian. I have always loved animals and my first word as a child was “horse”. I grew up in Gilbert, Arizona where as a child I owned many different kinds of animals. I graduated from Colorado State University Veterinary Medicine program in 2010. Upon graduation I settled in Flagstaff so I could escape from the “Big City” of Phoenix and move up to the mountains. Shortly after moving to Flagstaff I met my husband, Max. We have a busy little toddler that we now are constantly chasing. We enjoy spending time outdoors with our horses, goats, and dogs.  I have a special interest in dermatology, dentistry, ophthalmology, and oncology.

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Casandra Dobbin

DVM

I moved to Flagstaff to attend NAU where I majored in photojournalism and art and graduated in 2003. Shortly after graduation I felt that I needed to change paths and started to persue the sciences and worked towards applying to veterinary school. I graduated in 2014 from Michigan State University Veterinary Medicine program. I grew to love Flagstaff so knew upon graduation that I wanted to move back to Arizona and find a job in this beautiful mountain town. I enjoy the outdoors and in my free time you may see me snowboarding, playing soccer, and hiking. I am married and have two beautiful little girls. My interests are in soft tissue surgery and internal medicine.

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McKenna Thompson

DVM

Ever since I was young, I have been fascinated by the world around me, especially relating to biology and medicine. Growing up in South Florida, I spent most of my time outside, playing with the many different animals that my family owned and swimming in the ocean to marvel at the beauty of the many fish I came across. This upbringing naturally led me to a career in veterinary medicine. To reach this dream, I attended Northern Arizona University, where I received by Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. I then attended Washington State University and received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2020. My husband and I were drawn back to Flagstaff because of our love of this beautiful little town and its people. Joining the team at CAWC feels like coming home because I worked here as a veterinary technician before attending vet school. Although I enjoy every aspect of veterinary medicine, I am particularly interested in internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, and dentistry.

My husband and I welcomed our first child in October 2019 and have been enjoying parenthood to the fullest (in spite of the lack of sleep some nights bring!). I refuel by spending time with my husband and son, especially while being outside with my horse, dogs, and cat. I also enjoy baking, reading, and playing violin/piano duets with my husband.  

I am excited to grow with a veterinary hospital that shares my core values, beliefs, and commitment to being involved within the community. I look forward to meeting and spending quality time with CAWC clients, while treating their pets with the same attention and love as if they were my own.

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Amanda

CVT - Technician

I have been a veterinary technician for 7 years now and I still find it to be very fun and rewarding.  The diversity in species along with the medical mysteries keep it interesting while the daily doses of puppies and kittens make it rather enjoyable.  My favorite specialty is dentistry – there is nothing more satisfying than cleaning teeth! I also look forward to assisting the doctors in a wide variety of surgical procedures.  When I am not busy helping the animal community, I enjoy the outdoors with my husband and daughter. As is the case for most folks in this field, I have three fur babies of my own: my scruffy dog, Teddy, and my adorable kittens, Gwen Stacey and Peter Parker.

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Donna 

Office Manager

CAWC has been taking care of my critters since I moved to Flagstaff in 2013. I knew even before I started working here what a caring and skilled group of people work here.

Interacting with our clients and their pets is my favorite part of the job. I am married and have two children & two grandchildren. When I’m not working I enjoy spending time with my family, which includes our dog Cinder and 3 horses; Dusty, Ranger & Journey.

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April 

Receptionist

Since I can remember, I have always had a special interest in animals and I really believe life would not be as fulfilling without them. Working at Continental, I get to be around a wonderful staff who truly cares and it's such a blessing to be able to love on so many different critters that walk through our doors. When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with my 3 dogs and 4 donkeys, recreational sports, hiking, writing and traveling.

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Nova 

Receptionist

I have always been drawn to things animal related and my current crew consists of three dogs and five cats.  In fact, I would proudly refer to myself as a cat person. In my personal time I am rather crafty and I very much enjoy going to concerts of all music types.  Family time is also important to me and I like hiking around our beautiful mountain community that I recently became a part of within the last two years. I’m excited to have joined the team here at Continental Animal Wellness Center.  I feel a strong sense of care and compassion and know I will fit right in. I look forward to meeting you and your family pet(s)!

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Tisheena 

Technician

I’ve been a small and large animal technician for almost 4 years now and love every aspect of it. I obtained my veterinary technology certificate in 2015 and I moved to Flagstaff during the summer of 2019 to continue my education in wildlife biology. I have enjoyed my time here at CAWC since, there’s never a dull moment. And, there’s always something new to be learned and taught. The vets and employees make the work environment great and all have the same goal of caring for your pets! I love to travel and be out with nature, river and lake fish, read, sew, and play music.

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Kalina 

Technician Assistant

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Stephanie

Technician

I have always loved everything to do with animals and grew up always being surrounded with pets at home. I’m currently a pre-vet student with hopes of attending vet school in the coming years. I have been a technician for 2 years now and I love everything to do with my job. I moved to Northern Arizona 1 year ago from Phoenix and been loving every moment of it. The time I have spent at Continental Animals Wellness Center so far has been amazing. I love working with the amazing staff here and seeing all the cute different large animals that come see us. In my free time I like to hang out with my pets at home and doing just about anything outdoors. I currently have 3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 bearded dragons, and a hairless guinea pig at home so they keep me nice and busy and always on my toes.

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Amber

Technician

 

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Brittney

Receptionist