Our caring and compassionate veterinary care team!

Meet the Veterinarians & Team of Animal Medical Center of Surprise in Surprise! We’re pleased to provide exceptional vet care for your pets!

Please call us at 623-295-1811 to speak to one of our caring veterinary staff members!

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    Team AMC!

    Our Animal Medical Center of Surprise team is a group of caring, compassionate and…

    Chief Medical Director

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    Dr. Mel Paquin

    I have been practicing veterinary medicine since 1998. My undergraduate work was done at…

    Office Manager

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    Karen Schlachter

    Hello! My name is Karen and I'm privileged to be able to work alongside DR. Paquin at the…

    Client Service Coordinator

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    Clare Thompson

    Hello! My name is Clare. I was born and raised in southeast Wisconsin, which means I am a…
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    Dana Smith

    Dana worked 13 years for Northrop Grumman before moving to Costa Rica where she worked for…
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    Sherrie Kohlmann

    I'm originally from Iowa and moved to the valley with my family when I was thirteen. I…

    Veterinary Technician

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    Amanda Pippin

    I have been in the Veterinary field since 2008 where I started as a kennel attendant at a…
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    Heather Foote

    Heather joined Animal Medical Center of Surprise in August of 2017. …
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    Kristi Duke

    Hello! I am an Arizona native, and enjoy any outdoor activities our beautiful state has to…
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    Marsue Willett

    I was born and raised here in Arizona, I have enjoyed both the wonderful winters and the…
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    Robb Nardy

    Hi, my name is Robert Nardy but I go by Robb. I’m 32 years old and was born and raised…

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    Alfie Housecat

    I'm the newest team member of the Animal Medical Center of Surprise! I'm a 5 year old…
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    Meet Oliver, our newest addition to the AMC Family! This little guy was found in an engine…