Team

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!

    Team Photo

  • Team AMC!

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

    Chief Medical Director

  • Dr. Mel Paquin

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

    Office Manager

  • Karen Schlachter

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

    Client Service Coordinator

  • Carrie Carver

    Hello, my name is Carrie and I recently started working for the Animal Medical center Of…
  • Clare Thompson

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

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

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

    Hi there, I’m Megan. I am originally from sunny Orange County California but have lived…

    Veterinary Technician

  • Amanda Pippin

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

    Heather joined Animal Medical Center of Surprise in August of 2017. …
  • Jericho Mascarenas

  • Robb Nardy

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

    Hello! My name is Emely Rodriguez. I am originally from Los Angeles, California and moved…
  • Garnet Gladwish

    I am originally from Florida, but moved to Arizona in 2016. I live with my husband and…

    House Cat's

  • Alfie Housecat

    I'm a 7 year old domestic short haired white cat, with highlights of brown, excited to…
  • Oliver & Leo

    We are privileged at the Animal Medical Center of Surprise to share our laps, desks and…