Meet Our Doctors
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. Rian Calugcugan, DVM
Dr. Rian Calugcugan (“Cal”) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He moved to Honolulu, Hawai’i to pursue a B.A. in Biology and a B.A. in Philippine Literature and Language at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He loved the culture and people so much that he decided to live on the island after graduation. He worked as a veterinary assistant at VCA Kaneohe and volunteered on his free time at the Honolulu Zoo Animal Clinic. Dr. Cal left the islands to earn his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Washington State University and graduated in May 2015. After graduation, he went to Phoenix, Arizona and completed a small animal rotating internship in surgery and medicine. He worked in emergency medicine in the Pacific Northwest, before moving back to Phoenix. Dr. Cal is excited to be back in the Southwest and to be a part of the ER team of The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic. His special interests include surgery, emergency & critical care, and wound repair. On his free days, Dr. Cal enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, snorkeling, surfing, and photography. He lives with his two dogs, Kanani, a pit bull, and Kukui, a crazy pug.
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.
Dr. Daniel Fonza, DVM
Dr. Dan Fonza was born in Illinois but has spent most of his life growing up in Arizona. Dr. Fonza attended veterinary school at The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland and received his DVM in 2013 to practice veterinary medicine. Apart from general dentistry and soft tissue surgeries, Dr. Fonza has been heavily trained in Endoscopy. He thoroughly enjoys endoscopic procedures such as foreign body retrieval from the GI tract, rhinoscopy, endoscopic biopsies, cystoscopy and otoscopy. Dr. Fonza is available for endoscopic referral appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. In his spare time, he enjoys lightning photography, skiing, hiking, camping, scuba diving and spending time with his wife and two beautiful kids.
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. Erin Greenwood, DVM
Dr. Greenwood is an Arizona native. After completing a bachelor degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Arizona she moved to the White Mountains where she met her husband, Willie. She attended Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts, then one year at Louisiana State University. She has a love for all animals both big and small and currently has one dog that is a mixed breed named Mae. In her free time she can be found watching her step daughter and step son play their respective sports, or in the mountains fishing, camping, or skiing.
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. Logan Hille, DVM
Dr. Logan Hille was born in Pasadena, CA and was raised in Gilbert, AZ. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona and his DVM degree from Colorado State University. After graduating from CSU, he started his veterinary career in Dallas, TX. He moved back to Arizona in 2019 to be closer to friends and family and is very happy to be home! His passion is emergency medicine, but also enjoys surgery, neurology, and cardiology. He has two dogs, Rory and Lincoln, who he loves dearly. He enjoys golfing, hanging out with friends and family, and kickboxing!
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. 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. Meghan Reilly, DVM
Dr. Meghan Reilly was born and raised in Fairfax, Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Virginia Tech where she discovered a love for wildlife after researching black bears. She then pursued her DVM at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, she drove out to Arizona to start her veterinary career in the sunshine. Dr. Reilly has a love for all animals big and small and her interests include preventative and emergency medicine. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, hiking, watching movies, and playing Mario Kart.
Dr. Briana Sowerby, DVM
Dr. Briana Sowerby was born and raised in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science from the University of Arizona. She worked as a veterinary technician at The Scottsdale Veterinary Clinic before attending veterinary school at Ross University on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She finished her clinical year at the University of Illinois and quickly moved back to sunny Arizona. Her passions include working with small companion animals including cats, dogs and exotics in preventative care and emergency medicine. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She currently has two cats at home, Corbin and Leeloo.
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.
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.
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.
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.