Dr. Stuart Sherrell
I was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and received my Bachelor of Zoology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Oklahoma State University. I joined Arrow Animal Hospital & Grooming in 1986 and became a partner in 1991. In 1999, I was nominated by my peers and received the "Companion Animal Practitioner of the Year" award presented by the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association. My veterinary interests are surgery, ultrasounds, dentistry, and reproduction.
I have been fortunate to work with the talented and caring people at Arrow Animal Hospital and Grooming. We promote a family-like atmosphere with the goal of taking excellent care of our clients and their pets. My hobbies include hiking, biking, playing racquetball, and watching movies.
Dr. Roger Willms
I was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. My training includes a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science from Eastern Washington University and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. I was a fish and wildlife biologist for the state of Washington for seven years before attending veterinary school. I joined Arrow Animal Hospital & Grooming in June of 2000 and became a partner in 2006.
I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends. My hobbies include travel, fitness, and outdoor activities. It has been my pleasure to be part of the Arrow family, and I enjoy working with our amazing clients and their pets. While I enjoy all aspects of veterinary medicine, I particularly enjoy surgery, dentistry, and preventative medicine.
Dr. Willow Payton
I was born and raised in Alaska. I received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and earned my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University. I joined AZPetVet in 2006, working at one of our sister hospitals before joining Arrow Animal Hospital and Grooming in 2008. I became a partner in 2012. My interests include surgery, emergency medicine, dentistry, and grief counseling.
A semester in Australia thoroughly thawed me out and made me forever appreciative of sandy beaches and cheerful Aussies. Moving to Arizona is the fulfillment of a childhood dream to live near the cacti and grandma and grandpa. I share my home with five dogs: Pharoah, Ramsey, Sasha, Sidney, and Skittles. I, their adoring owner, enjoy playing with them, watching movies, hiking, camping, and driving. I thoroughly enjoy working with the dynamic staff, amazing doctors, and wonderful clients here at Arrow Animal Hospital and Grooming.
Dr. Erica Jenkins
I am an Arizona native who worked at Arrow Animal Hospital throughout my high school as a kennel assistant and then over the summers in college as a veterinary technician. I attended Colorado State University for my undergraduate studies and veterinary school. I received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then practiced on the Oregon Coast for three years. I returned to Arizona to re-join Arrow Animal Hospital in 2007 and became a partner in 2012. My interests include, but are not limited to, dermatology, behavior, and surgery.
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. In my free time, I travel and scrapbook. My husband Josh and I share our home with our wonderful dogs, Sam and Maynard. I am so happy to be back with my Arrow family, where I started, and I look forward to getting to know you and your pets.
Dr. Jessica Jordan
I was born on an Air Force base in Hahn, Germany. Before settling in Spokane, Washington, as a teenager, I lived in North Dakota, California, and Southwest Washington. I received both my Bachelor's Degree in Zoology (Pre-Vet) and my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University (GO COUGS!!!). I moved to Arizona and joined the fantastic team at Arrow Animal Hospital & Grooming shortly after graduating in 2008. My professional interests include feline medicine, preventative care, surgery, internal medicine, and dentistry.
In my free time, I enjoy music and concert-going, dancing, hiking, rock climbing, graphic design, traveling, and rooting for my football team - the Seattle Seahawks! I’m a total cat lover and share my home with a fluffy Ragdoll kitten - Patches. I thrive on building relationships with clients and their furry families, and I look forward to meeting yours soon!
Dr. Karissa Sciacca
I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I completed my Bachelors of Biology at Northeastern University in Boston, and then headed back to New York for my veterinary degree at Cornell University. Professionally, I enjoy surgery, imaging, internal medicine, and exotic and aquatic animal medicine. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors, traveling, figure skating, and baking. I share my home with my dog, Olive, and my guinea pig, Nigel, who will eat any vegetable you offer him!
Dr. Tracey Dutson
I was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in California, so I guess you could call me a true bi-coastal baby! In 1996, I moved to Arizona in order to study Agribusiness at Arizona State, graduating in 1999. While studying at ASU, I began volunteering at the Arizona Humane Society and a local Emergency Animal Clinic. In 1997, I became a Veterinary Nurse at the emergency clinic. In 1998, I started working as a Vet Tech at AZPetVet Bell Ridge Animal Hospital. It was my first experience in the AZPetVet family – but not my last! In 2000, I went back to school to study Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University, ad received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.
Today, I am proud to be a part of the AZPetVet family again. My special interests in the Vet field include Dentistry, Dermatology and Ophthalmology, and laser surgeries.
Life at home includes my husband Derek, daughters Ashley and Tiffany, plus my mother Debbi. We have two pets – an 11-year-old Rhodesian Ridgeback/Australian Cattle Dog mix, and a 14-year-old Flame Point Ragdoll cat. My hobbies include reading, photography, scrapbooking, church, cooking and riding bikes.
Dr. Hannah Armstrong
I was born and raised in Muscatine, Iowa. I did my both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees at Iowa State University, graduating in 2017, so I’m a brand new Doctor of Veterinary Medicine!
The areas of vet medicine that interest me the most right now are surgery (orthopedics, to be specific), Internal Medicine and Ophthalmology. Arizona Pet Vet is the perfect place for me, because we have such a culture of learning and mentorship. I plan on soaking up everything I can from the doctors and staff.
I live with my fiancé Brett, and we have an enormous pup named Cujo. He’s actually four, so he’s not quite a puppy these days. Don’t let the name fool you; he’s an adorable mix of Bull Mastiff and Labrador Retriever and full of love and slobbery kisses. My hobbies include hiking, biking and all things outdoors, reading, as well as baking yummy treats for people.
Dr. Haley Finstad
I am an Arizona Native who received my undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. In 2015, I received a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in Pullman, WA. Right after graduation from veterinary school, I returned to sunny Arizona and began my career as a veterinarian at Arrow Animal Hospital & Grooming. My clinical interests include emergency medicine, critical care, soft tissue surgery, and internal medicine. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, running, and being outdoors.
Dr. Ken Prejs
I grew up in Scottsdale and graduated from Coronado High School. I earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Zoology from Arizona State University. I went on and received my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Colorado State University. I have practiced veterinary medicine in the Phoenix area for over 30 years.
While my primary focus is canine and feline medicine, I have a special interest in exotic animal medicine, including pocket pets, rabbits, birds, and reptiles. I believe all pets should have access to good health care and have earned over 250 hours of continuing education in exotic animal medicine. While in veterinary school, I was Student Coordinator for the Raptor Rehabilitation Program, Colorado Division of Wildlife, and worked as a volunteer animal keeper at the Phoenix Zoo during the summers.
I am married to Dr. Susan Goshert, and we have 2 adult children. Our pets include 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 Amazon parrots, and a desert tortoise. I spend my spare time practicing yoga, hiking, traveling, and learning new music from my children.
Dr. Jessica Peterson
I was born in southern California, but at a young age, I moved to El Paso, Texas. I began my journey in the veterinary field during high school, starting as a doggie daycare supervisor and eventually growing into the role of a veterinary technician. I continued working at various daytime and emergency veterinary clinics while attendin New Mexico State University for my undergraduate degree. I studied for my DVM at Ross University, graduating in December 2018. My specific veterinary interests include oncology, emergency, and internal medicine.
I live with my significant other and our spoiled terrier-mix, Scout, who we adopted as a puppy during vet school. My hobbies include taking walks with Scout, hiking, fitness, and playing video games. I've also been an avid motorcyclist since childhood, in both off-road and street riding.
Dr. Schuyler Burns
I was born in Glendale, AZ, but moved to Tuscon when I was 9 years old. Shortly before moving, my family adopted my childhood dog and best friend, Bear, which is when my passion for animals began. As I got older, I realized how critical and rewarding proper animal health-care was for my dog, so I wanted a career where I could help deliver this same care to other pets. I began by attending The University of Arizona for my BS in Veterinary Sciences. While in school, I worked in two research facilities, where I practiced husbandry with many animals, including monkeys! I received my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Ross University, and recently joined Arrow Animal Hospital & Grooming in March 2019! As for my veterinary interests, I enjoy surgery (specifically orthopedic) and internal medicine cases.
I live with my Australian Shepard, Duke, and his (Golden Retriever) baby brother, Oliver. When I’m outside of work, I love mountain biking, hiking, and fishing - plus going to the trap and skeet range from time to time. I look forward to providing your pets with the best quality health-care they deserve!
Dr. Patricia Neagu
Dr. Patricia Neagu was born in Bucharest, Romania but spent most of her life in The Big Apple (NY)! She’s also lived in Philadelphia, Nevada, Utah, and Washington. Dr. Neagu graduated in 2012 from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s in biology. She then went on to Drexel University, graduating in 2014 with a Masters of Lab Animal Science, and obtained her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State in 2019! From working in a small animal private practice in New York to volunteering at the Animal Medical Center and the Bronx Zoo, and even working with research animals in Reno Nevada, Dr. Neagu has a wealth of experience in the veterinary field - but this is just the beginning!
As a veterinarian, she’s interested in anything and everything; but specifically wants to continue developing her surgical skills both in orthopedic, and soft tissue. She lives with her 6-year-old cattle dog mixed named Tulip, who she adopted her from the SPCA. In her free time, she loves hiking, paddle boarding, running, going to the gym, and partaking in Tough Mudders. For her, any activity that is outside and with Tulip is bound to be a good time!
Dr. Shanah Frankel
Although she was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Frankel spent most of her summers and school breaks in Phoenix! She attended Ohio State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary medicine degrees. (Fun fact: She’s the third Dr. Frankel that has graduated from OSU!) Throughout her veterinary career, she worked at a horse-riding camp, a small animal general practice hospital, and even spent two summers with the Columbus Zoo! She is specifically interested in areas including anesthesia, feline medicine, reproductive medicine, pain management, and dentistry.
Currently, Dr. Frankel lives with her boyfriend and 3-year-old orange tabby. In her free time, she likes cooking, finding new places to eat, going to breweries, and spending time with her family. She’s also a total true crime junkie, and even rode horses for the Ohio State equestrian team!
Dr. Janelle Starr
I was born and raised here in Arizona. I received my undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University in 2015 and graduated with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 2019. After graduation, I returned home to Arizona. Currently, my veterinary interests include surgery, internal medicine, and preventive medicine.
I live with my husband and two dogs, Fitz and John. In my free time, I enjoy playing with my dogs, spending quality time with my family, watching movies, dancing, and doing outdoor activities. I am excited to join the AZPetVet team! As a veterinarian, I am eager to provide outstanding care for my patients and creating a long-lasting relationship with clients.