Meet Our Doctors
Dr. Elena Ault, DVM
Dr. Ault is most recently from Colorado but grew up as a child of all corners of the USA with two parents in the Air Force. She began her journey to veterinary school the summer before college while volunteering at her town’s animal shelter and realizing the positive impact that spay/neuter services can have for both animals and animal lovers of a community. She attended Pepperdine University to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science with a major in biology and a minor in sustainability while competing on the Women’s Swim and Dive Team. Along the way, she became a puppy raiser for Canine Partners of the Rockies and spent her time investing in the next generation of service dogs. She moved to sunny Arizona to pursue her veterinary degree at Midwestern University and loved it so much she sought out TSVC as her dream clinic in her second year. Interests include surgery, emergency medicine, and diagnostic imaging, as well as evidence-based natural therapies that work in harmony with her clients’ lifestyles. In her free time, she enjoys baking, reading novels, hiking and camping with her fiancé, and cuddling her chocolate lab puppy, Mousse.
Dr. Shaynee Belau, DVM
Dr. Belau grew up in southern Minnesota. She graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Cellular and Molecular biology. She moved to Arizona to attend Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine before joining the TSVC team upon obtaining her degree. Dr. Belau is interested in emergency medicine, surgery, and shelter/community medicine. While attending veterinary school, she enjoyed volunteering her time on the Midwestern veterinary mobile clinic providing preventative and surgical care to animals within in-need communities. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, skiing, and cuddling with her two adorable cats- Lincoln and Mochi.
Dr. Courtney Blackmon, DVM
Dr. Courtney Blackmon was raised in the Midwest and started her journey to veterinary medicine in Austin, Texas. While in Texas, she began working at a small animal veterinary clinic, apprenticed as a horse trainer, and learned to start her own horse. She also spent time volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center and fostered / rescued dogs and cats. She attended Colorado State University on the beautiful Front Range, where she developed a passion for preventative care, behavior, and nutrition. She developed her interest in emergency medicine and surgery while working at a small animal ER and the surgery department at CSU. Prospects of sunshine and warm weather brought her west to Arizona. She has two cattle dog mixes, two gray cats, and two Arabian horses. In her free time she loves hiking, horseback riding, and exploring Arizona.
Dr. Nechama(Nikki) Bloom, DVM
Dr. Nikki Bloom is thrilled to be caringly treating animals at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic! She graduated from the inaugural class at Midwestern University near the top of her class in 2018. She loves treating dogs and cats with a focus on preventative medicine. It is her goal to work with each client individually to develop the best possible treatment plan for them and their pets. Dr. Bloom is originally from San Diego, CA. Her love of animals and nature started early, and she spent her childhood alternating between the San Diego Zoo, Sea World and the Wild Animal Park. Dr. Bloom studied Animal Sciences at Rutgers University in New Jersey and moved to Phoenix to attend veterinary School at Midwestern University. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, yoga, rock climbing, watching movies, and spending time with her husband, new baby, 2 dogs, and tortoise!
Dr. Gabriela Bronstein, DVM
Dr. Bronstein is originally from New York CIty. She has always been interested in working with animals but did not begin her path to veterinary medicine until sophomore year of college. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Wheaton College in Massachusetts with a major in Philosophy. After graduating, she spent 6 months in Thailand volunteering at an elephant sanctuary before completing a pre-med post-baccalaureate at City College in New York City. She then moved to Arizona to complete her veterinary degree at Midwestern University. She has an interest in emergency medicine and preventative care. She places a keen emphasis on building relationships with clients, working with them to treat their pets, and giving them happy and healthy lives. In her free time she enjoys kickboxing and dance classes, playing volleyball, and spending time with friends and family. She has a 5 year-old dog named Amos and a 9 year-old cat named Messi.
Dr. Alysse Budd, DVM
Dr. Budd grew up in Ohio fostering a love of animals while frequently visiting the Toledo Zoo and local Metroparks with her dogs. Her passion for veterinary medicine was cemented when she learned from her parents (both DMAT nurses) of the brave veterinarians who volunteer on rescue missions during natural disasters alongside her parents and other human medical professionals to rescue displaced families and pets. Dr. Budd worked as a veterinary assistant at a spay & neuter clinic during her school breaks while she pursued a Bachelors in Animal Science and Bachelors in Biology at the University of Findlay, OH. She then pursued her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois CVM and volunteered at the U of I Wildlife Medical Clinic caring for injured wildlife. Her current interests are in exotic companion animal medicine, cardiology, emergency medicine, and building strong client relationships. When not helping animals, Dr. Budd enjoys hiking, painting, crafting, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Moose
Dr. Megan Buscema, DVM
Dr. Buscema is from Tucson, Arizona. She has always grown up around dogs, horses, and cats and knew early on she wanted to devote her life to them. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Science, minoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry. After graduation, she moved to Glendale, Arizona to acquire her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern University. Dr. Buscema is very excited to join the team at Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic! Megan has an interest in preventative care, while building strong client relationships to help care for everyone’s four legged friends. When she is not helping other animals, she enjoys cooking, hiking, and spending time with her terrier mix rescue, Poppy or enjoying the company of her horse, Elco.
Dr. Brianna Capria, DVM
Dr. Capria grew up in Upstate New York and cultivated her interest to work with animals starting at an early age. After high school, Dr. Capria moved to Buffalo where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Technology from Medaille College. She then worked as a licensed veterinary technician for 6 years. During that 6 years she also pursued a Master’s degree in Public Health from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Soon after, Dr. Capria moved to the island of Saint Christopher (St. Kitts) to complete her degree in Veterinary Medicine at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine. Her primary interests are in emergency medicine, and exotic pet medicine. In her free time, Dr. Capria enjoys going hiking with her dog, Rascal, swimming, baking and reading.
Dr. Sara Colin, DVM, MS, CWR
Dr. Colin grew up in Illinois and her passion for animals started at a young age when her grandmother bought her copies of Zoobooks. Dr. Colin has volunteered at her local wildlife clinics prior to completing her duel bachelor degrees in biological sciences and earth & environmental sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her passion for wildlife grew as she completed her Master of Science in Conservation Medicine from Tufts University where she was able to study her favorite animal – bears. Dr. Colin completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine where she also held mentorship positions at the Wildlife Medical Clinic. Additionally, Dr. Colin has obtained her certification in wildlife rehabilitation (CWR) from the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. Dr. Colin’s areas of interest include surgery and exotic/wildlife medicine. In her free time, Dr. Colin enjoys spending time with her dog and tortoise, watching movies and playing tennis.
Dr. Rowena D’Monte, DVM
Dr. D’Monte grew up in India and decided that she wanted to become a Veterinarian as a young child because her family could not afford to pay for the vet bills for all of her pets. She graduated from Washington State University in 1984, and has worked with The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic since it’s beginning in 2005. She has many pets including 4 dogs, 2 cats, a snake, a rabbit, a tortoise, and an iguana. She has a special interest in alternative medicine and therapies such as cold laser, chiropractic and acupuncture. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, eating out, watching movies and eating cotton candy.
Dr. Beth Engelschall, DVM
Dr. Beth Engelschall was born in Illinois and moved to Arizona with her family in 1998. She graduated from the University of Arizona in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science. She then attended Colorado State University where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2017. During school, she had the opportunity to travel to rural Nicaragua and Costa Rica to volunteer her services and to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary in Thailand. After graduating, she returned home to Arizona to start her career as a veterinarian. Her professional interests include preventative medicine, feline medicine, soft tissue surgery, and dentistry. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking. She shares her home with five rescue cats – Marshmallow, Waldo, Baxter, Archie, and Smudge, and her rescue dog named Toby.
Dr. Morgan Hawken, DVM
Dr. Morgan Hawken is originally from L.A. but moved to Arizona for vet school. As a young child, she knew she wanted to be a veterinarian, as any child dreams of, but made her dream a reality. She completed her undergrad at SMU in Dallas, TX with a degree in Business, then proceeded to attend Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ for her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. Her favorite aspects of her job are performing surgery, and working through complex cases that challenge her. In her free time, she likes to travel, hike, try new restaurants, and spend time with her two dogs and cat.
Dr. James Hertz, DVM
Dr. Hertz was born and raised just north of New York City in Westchester County. He always had a love and passion for animals ever since he was little, growing up with many animals in the house. He ventured away from home to get his Bachelors at the University of Michigan (Go Blue)! He continued moving further west to escape the cold winters and came to Arizona for veterinary school at Midwestern University. After falling in love with the Arizona climate and meeting his fiancé in vet school, he decided to call Arizona his new home. Together with his fiancé, he has two dogs, Honey and Chili, and one cat, Kesha. Dr. Hertz has developed interests in soft tissue surgery and preventative medicine and looks forward to building long lasting relationships with his patients and their families. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, swimming, snowboarding, watching Netflix, and is a huge sports fan.
Dr. Samantha Gans, DVM
Dr. Samantha Gans is originally from the East Coast. Dr. Gans first gained an interest in veterinary medicine after spending a week visiting a very special black lab, Squirrel-Fish, who was being treated at the local emergency vet clinic. She left the coast to complete her Bachelors in Animal Science at KSU. From there she moved with her husband and son, Colton, to Arizona and obtained her DVM from Midwestern University. Having great appreciation for the low humidity here, they decided to stay. Dr. Gans is interested in emergency medicine, ophthalmology, and pain management. She has a special place in her heart for furry geriatric companions and keeping the human-animal bond strong through all their years. In her free time she enjoys mountain biking, camping, and swimming with her family. She has a dog named Trixie and a cat named Nash.
Dr. Ariel Gorham, DVM
Dr. Gorham is originally from Colorful Colorado. She attended university in Southern Illinois (go Salukis!) and Veterinary school at the University of Illinois. She came to Arizona to get away from cold weather. She enjoys reading, gaming, and spending time by the pool. Her favorite thing in the entire world is cuddling on the couch with her rescued Great Dane, Dory. She is thrilled to be in Arizona and ready to help all cats and dogs; big or small.
Dr. Marissa Gibbs, DVM
Dr. Gibbs is an Arizona native who graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Veterinary Sciences. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she began her career in the veterinary field working as a kennel attendant and veterinary assistant at a local small animal clinic. After graduating, she worked for 2 years as a veterinary assistant/ technician in Queen Creek before attending the University of Wisconsin – Madison for veterinary school. After enjoying the beer and cheese Wisconsin had to offer, she decided to move back to the desert with her husband and 2 dogs, Brady and Maya. In her spare time, you can find Dr. Gibbs hiking, cooking, or catching up on the latest TV shows.
Dr. Theresa Horsley, DVM
Dr. Horsley grew up in Illinois and Rome, Italy as a young child. She graduated from Benedictine University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis on Animal Science and Mathematics. Following, graduation, she graduated from St. George’s University Veterinary School on the island of Grenada. Her passion is for all creatures great and small, which started during her research with Butterflies and Moths. In her spare time, she coordinates Murder Mystery dinners and board games. She currently has 2 cats, 1 rabbit, a ball python and a Beta fish.
Dr. Will Hodges, DVM
Dr. Hodges is originally from Tyler, Texas. He has always been an animal lover, and volunteered at a wildlife rehabilitation facility where he had the opportunity to work with many interesting species, including raccoons, otters, beavers, skunks and even a wallaby! He received a Bachelor of Arts in Animal Behavior from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 2014. After graduation he worked as a veterinary technician for almost 4 years before moving to Arizona for Veterinary School. Dr. Hodges received his DVM degree from Midwestern University in 2021. While attending Midwestern Dr. Hodges developed a strong interest in emergency and preventative medicine, and is looking forward to building long lasting bonds with his patients and their humans at TSVC. In his free time he enjoys spending time exploring restaurants and craft breweries in the valley with his wife Kelsi, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with his golden retriever puppy, Mia.
Dr. Samuel Kerby, DVM
Dr. Kerby grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and attended Coe College in Iowa for undergrad before obtaining his DVM at Washington State University in May 2018. After 8 years away, he decided to return to the southwest for some sunshine and warm weather after all the rain and snow. He has been working in a vet clinic since he was in 9th grade, and has done everything from cleaning kennels and reception, all the way to becoming a Veterinarian. Dr. Kerby has special interest in soft tissue surgery, emergency and critical care, dermatology, low stress feline handling, and any Corgi that is seen in our clinic! On his days off Dr. Kerby enjoys hiking, tennis, cooking, golf, and gaming.
Dr. William J. Langhofer, DVM
Dr. Langhofer grew up in Indiana as the son of a veterinarian. He graduated from Purdue University in 1998, as the youngest veterinarian in the nation. He works closely with many species of exotic pets, and is very interested in holistic medicine in dogs and cats. He and his wife have a beautiful daughter and 2 sons. His pets at home include 3 dogs, 2 cats, 3 birds, and a desert tortoise. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, spicy food, and is an avid whitewater kayaker.
Dr. Hailey Magnussen, DVM
Dr. Hailey Magnussen was born in Southern California but grew up in Arizona and attended Arizona State University for her undergrad. She worked as a veterinary technician at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic before going to veterinary school at Colorado State University. She worked in the surgery department and critical care unit at CSU throughout vet school, and developed a passion for soft tissue surgery and emergency medicine, as well as preventative care. Although she loved the beautiful hiking and winter activities Colorado had to offer, she is excited to be back in Arizona! She has a dog, Rocco, and a cat, Spunky. In her free time, she enjoys camping, spending time with her family, hiking, and cooking.
Dr. Mattison Newman, DVM
Dr. Newman grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina where she attended North Carolina State University for her bachelors of science and DVM degree. Go wolfpack! Her love for animals has been there every since she was a little girl, growing up with 4 dogs, 2 cats, 2 guinea pigs, fish, and a turtle! She began volunteering at a her local vet hospital and rescue groups when she was in 9th grade and her passion for veterinary medicine quickly grew. During her fourth year of vet school, she completed an externship at Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic and decided to move out here after she graduated for a full time position! Outside of veterinary medicine, she loves traveling, going to concerts, hiking, and spending time with friends and family
Dr. Mira Patel, DVM
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Dr. Jessica Seibel, DVM
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Dr. Ty Tanaka, DVM
Dr. Tanaka is straight out of Honolulu, Hawaii. He has always enjoyed being with animals but did not decide to pursue a career in veterinary medicine until his last semester of undergrad. He received his Bachelors of Science in biology from Pacific University in Oregon. He returned home to work as a veterinary technician until he started veterinary school at Washington State University. He enjoys working with clients and is specifically interested with the relationships and communication surrounding great medicine. In his free time he enjoys getting outside to the nearest body of water and soaking up the sun.
Dr. Megan Tommet, DVM
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Dr. Aiden Tansey, DVM
Dr. Tansey is originally from Arizona, but has moved around quite a bit including spending three years in Germany. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science and a minor in Biochemistry. After graduation she moved across the country to attend the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. During veterinary school she had the opportunity to travel and work with World Vets International, providing veterinary care to a variety of animals in far reaching communities in Peru. While she enjoyed experiencing four seasons again, she is excited to return to the Valley of the Sun. Her interests include surgery, emergency medicine and general practice medicine. In her free time Dr. Tansey enjoys going on adventures, reading, painting and snuggling with her goofball pups Max and Roxy.
Dr. Nicole Winterwood, DVM
Dr. Winterwood grew up in Dubuque, Iowa and attended undergrad at University of Iowa. She worked as a research technician, studying cancer and cell biology before going to vet school at Iowa State University. She moved to Arizona after graduation to begin a rotating internship at a 24 hour emergency specialty hospital before joining us here at TSVC. Dr. Winterwood has a special interest in zoo medicine, particularly with big cats, and has spent a lot of time working in zoos and with wildlife abroad. At home she has 3 cats and is looking to adopt a greyhound soon. In her spare time, Dr. Winterwood enjoys running, watching scary movies, and spending time with friends.
Veterinary Specialist Services Available
We have relationships with a number of independent veterinary specialists that offer their services to our clients out of our hospital. Please call us to set up an appointment if you are in need of any specialist services.
Dr. Lisa Radosta, DVM, DACVB, Veterinary Behaviorist (Telemedicine Only)
Dr. Lisa Radosta, a board-certified veterinary behaviorist in Florida, can do doctor-to-doctor telemedicine behavior consultation for your pet. An examination would be performed with The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic to consult with one of our doctors, and then they would provide all information to Dr. Radosta. Dr. Radosta would then provide an assessment report, behavior diagnosis list, and initial treatment plan recommendations to our veterinarians, who then would work with you to implement the plan with you and your pet. “Click here” to find out more about Dr. Radosta! Dr. Radosta graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2000. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Coral Springs Animal Hospital, she worked as a primary care veterinarian for 2 1/2 years. She completed a 3-year residency in Behavioral Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2006 and passed the board examination later that year. During her residency, she was awarded the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists Resident research award two years in a row. She has owned Florida Veterinary Behavior Service since 2007. Dr. Radosta has participated in tracking, obedience, herding and therapy dog work with personal dogs–always Rottweilers. Currently, she shares her life with a wonderful husband, Scott and her daughter, Isabella as well as Maverick, her Labrador Retriever and Chewie her cat.
Dr. Jason M. Eberhardt DVM, MS, DACVIM (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Eberhardt grew up in Phoenix and attended both high school and undergrad in the Valley. After graduating from veterinary school at Colorado State University, he completed an internship at The Ohio State University and an internal medicine residency at the University of Missouri. During his residency, he also graduated with a master’s degree after completing a thesis based upon novel therapies in feline asthma. He became a diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2010. After his residency, Dr. Eberhardt moved back to Phoenix and was in private specialty practice for four years. In February 2014, he became one of the earliest faculty members at the new College of Veterinary Medicine at Midwestern University. He served in many capacities at Midwestern University, including two and a half years as the Director of the Companion Animal Clinic. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University. Dr. Eberhardt has returned to private practice with a renewed love for working directly with pets and their owners.
Christopher Paige MS, DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Valley Veterinary Cardiology: The veterinary cardiologist behind our mobile services is Dr. Christopher Paige. Chris has been working in the field for more than 10 years but has had a passion for animals all of his life. Dr. Paige is board-certified in Cardiology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). For more than nine years, he has worked in private specialty practices in Mesa, Phoenix, and Flagstaff, Arizona, offering full, interventional cardiology service. In 2012, Dr. Paige was recruited into cardiovascular research at a world-renowned human medical device company. He also served as Chair of the ACVIM Residency Training Committee and is Adjunct Faculty at Midwestern School of Veterinary Medicine. In 2014, he founded Veterinary Specialists of Northern Arizona to provide cardiology services to the Flagstaff, Cottonwood, Campe Verde, Sedona and surrounding areas. He opened Valley Veterinary Cardiology in August 2016 to offer the Valley’s first cardiology specific practice dedicated to patient, client and primary care veterinarian support. In his free time, Dr. Paige enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, as well as their family pets. He also likes to hike, run, mountain bike and downhill ski.